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Muslim group calls on police to investigate ‘crosshijabers’ movement featuring men wearing women’s Islamic clothing

Islamic organizations in Indonesia have voiced their complete rejection of a community of cross-dressing Muslim men wearing female Muslim attire, with one organization going as far as calling on the authorities to get involved in cracking down against the behavior.

‘Lady Liberty’ statue toppled after being hauled to top of Lion Rock

A statue that has become a symbol of the city’s ongoing pro-democracy protests has been found toppled over and...

‘Lady Liberty’ statue toppled after being hauled to top of Lion Rock

Teacher goes viral for handing out Jollibee to Pampanga homeless for her birthday

Some people celebrate their birthdays with a quiet dinner with friends and family. Others go wild by erecting an indoor...

Teacher goes viral for handing out Jollibee to Pampanga homeless for her birthday

‘We must stay vigilant’: survivors of Bali bombings mark 17th anniversary

Saturday marked the 17th anniversary of the Bali Bombings, the country’s deadliest terrorist attack that killed 202...

‘We must stay vigilant’: survivors of Bali bombings mark 17th anniversary

This week in Filipino food aberrations: milk tea shop sells fries topped with boba pearls

There are two types of gut reaction (pun intended) we generally have when it comes to F&B news of this particular...

This week in Filipino food aberrations: milk tea shop sells fries topped with boba pearls

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Watch: Kiwi rugby player from Australia’s Melbourne Storm gets into brawl on Bali street

Watch: Kiwi rugby player from Australia’s Melbourne Storm gets into brawl on Bali street

What might have simply started as a fun night-out with the boys in Bali could potentially have professional repercussions for one rugby player. 

‘We must stay vigilant’: survivors of Bali bombings mark 17th anniversary

‘We must stay vigilant’: survivors of Bali bombings mark 17th anniversary

Saturday marked the 17th anniversary of the Bali Bombings, the country’s deadliest terrorist attack that killed 202 victims.

2 suspected terrorists arrested in Jembrana regency, police step up security on Bali’s ports

2 suspected terrorists arrested in Jembrana regency, police step up security on Bali’s ports

Two suspected terrorists, who police said are father and son and might have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, were recently arrested in Bali’s Jembrana regency.

Tears, grief mark 17th anniversary of Indonesia’s Bali bombings

Tears, grief mark 17th anniversary of Indonesia’s Bali bombings

Hundreds of mourners and survivors on Saturday commemorated the 17th anniversary of the Bali bombings that killed more than 200 people on the Indonesian resort island, as Islamic...

Seven stranded whales found dead in Indonesia

Seven stranded whales found dead in Indonesia

Seven pilot whales were found dead on an eastern Indonesian beach, an official said Saturday, after 17 were stranded in the remote area.

Not Only Is The Night Still Young — It’s ‘Limitless’ with Penfolds at Waldorf Astoria Bangkok This October

Not Only Is The Night Still Young — It’s ‘Limitless’ with Penfolds at Waldorf Astoria Bangkok This October

| Coconuts Bangkok x Penfolds | A night of exceptional Australian wine.

Fire breaks out in Indonesian Embassy compound in Bangkok

Fire breaks out in Indonesian Embassy compound in Bangkok

Firefighters at around noon today were called to the scene of a blaze that broke out inside a two-storey home housed inside the Indonesian Embassy complex in Bangkok. It took...

Chinese Embassy condemns ‘some Thai politicians’ for supporting Hong Kong’s ‘independence’

Chinese Embassy condemns ‘some Thai politicians’ for supporting Hong Kong’s ‘independence’

The Chinese Embassy in Bangkok on Thursday issued a statement condemning “some Thai politicians” for associating with Hong Kong pro-democracy elements and warning them to be...

Thai youth kick free of adversity and into education with ‘ancient’ sport of takraw (Videos)

Thai youth kick free of adversity and into education with ‘ancient’ sport of takraw (Videos)

The crowd watches in anticipation as the 21-year-old player vaults his foot over his head in a standing split to send a woven plastic ball zooming over the net. His opponents pass...

Siam Square’s new bakery serves milk tea and lemon cheese-stuffed croissants

Siam Square’s new bakery serves milk tea and lemon cheese-stuffed croissants

Anyone out there have a serious croissant obsession? If so, for this long holiday weekend, you might consider checking out Siam Square’s new Wolf Croissanterie, which, as the...

Hip-hop festival Rolling Loud calls off Hong Kong debut amid protests

Hip-hop festival Rolling Loud calls off Hong Kong debut amid protests

Rolling Loud is going quiet. The international hip-hop festival, which was set to make its Hong Kong debut on Saturday, has become the latest in a string of entertainment events...

Ain’t That a Kick in the Head: ‘Liu Kang kick’ protest video goes viral, sparks concerns

Ain’t That a Kick in the Head: ‘Liu Kang kick’ protest video goes viral, sparks concerns

Of the all the images of violence — on the part of both police and protesters — coming out of Hong Kong on a near-daily basis, one in particular has captured worldwide...

‘Lady Liberty’ statue toppled after being hauled to top of Lion Rock

‘Lady Liberty’ statue toppled after being hauled to top of Lion Rock

A statue that has become a symbol of the city’s ongoing pro-democracy protests has been found toppled over and vandalized one day after it was hauled to the top of a...

Another district council candidate attacked while canvassing in North Point on Saturday

Another district council candidate attacked while canvassing in North Point on Saturday

A second female pro-democracy candidate running in Hong Kong’s upcoming district council elections was sent to the hospital after being attacked while canvassing on Saturday...

2 people arrested for allegedly slashing police officer in neck as protests continue

2 people arrested for allegedly slashing police officer in neck as protests continue

Police have arrested two people in Kwun Tong in connection with an officer who was was “cut in the neck” by a protester on Sunday afternoon. According to a brief...

Don’t cross the line: drivers entering Jakarta’s dedicated bike lanes may be fined IDR500K

Don’t cross the line: drivers entering Jakarta’s dedicated bike lanes may be fined IDR500K

Since late September, Jakarta has opened a couple of new dedicated bicycle lanes in the city, with more set to open next month. Trial runs are still being carried out on the new...

Muslim group calls on police to investigate ‘crosshijabers’ movement featuring men wearing women’s Islamic clothing

Muslim group calls on police to investigate ‘crosshijabers’ movement featuring men wearing women’s Islamic clothing

Islamic organizations in Indonesia have voiced their complete rejection of a community of cross-dressing Muslim men wearing female Muslim attire, with one organization going as...

New LRT Jabodebek trains arrive, set to operate in 2021 (Photos)

New LRT Jabodebek trains arrive, set to operate in 2021 (Photos)

New images have been released showing the brand new trains that will be used for the long-awaited Light Rail Transit (LRT) Jabodebek railway system, which should hopefully lessen...

Seven stranded whales found dead in Indonesia

Seven stranded whales found dead in Indonesia

Seven pilot whales were found dead on an eastern Indonesian beach, an official said Saturday, after 17 were stranded in the remote area. Residents of nearby Menia Village managed...

Human Rights Watch: Indonesia must probe environmentalist’s ‘suspicious’ death

Human Rights Watch: Indonesia must probe environmentalist’s ‘suspicious’ death

The death of an Indonesian activist leading a lawsuit to block a Chinese-funded hydroelectric dam has raised “numerous alarm bells” and should be investigated, Human...

Hydrogen, not helium caused Putrajaya balloon explosion at Education Ministry event: police

Hydrogen, not helium caused Putrajaya balloon explosion at Education Ministry event: police

Hey, did you pay attention in high school chemistry? Well, then you won’t need us, or officials to tell you that the balloon explosion in Putrajaya that erroneous headlines...

Jhollywood? Police say Jho Low definitely isn’t in Los Angeles

Jhollywood? Police say Jho Low definitely isn’t in Los Angeles

After a salacious report in The New York Post claimed that Malaysia’s best known bao-on-the-run, fugitive financier Jho Low, might just have evaded justice by hiding in plain...

Malayan tiger who killed four in Kelantan dies of old age at wildlife center

Malayan tiger who killed four in Kelantan dies of old age at wildlife center

It was a story that terrorized the people of rural Kelantan in the 2000s: a harimau Malaya (Malayan tiger) out in the jungles was attacking and killing rubber tappers, plantation...

Call Jeremy Kyle, ring up Maury Povich: Moscow court to decide paternity of Sultan and Russian beauty queen’s baby

Call Jeremy Kyle, ring up Maury Povich: Moscow court to decide paternity of Sultan and Russian beauty queen’s baby

Greetings, lovers of trash, third-party hearsay, and unnamed sources! We’re back for another installment in the saga of the Sultan, his Russian ex-wife, and the baby whose...

Malaysia finds hornbill ‘ivory’ in massive wildlife seizure

Malaysia finds hornbill ‘ivory’ in massive wildlife seizure

Almost 800 animal parts including a huge stash of hornbill “ivory”, pangolin scales and deer’s antlers, have been seized in a raid on Borneo island, officials...

Teacher goes viral for handing out Jollibee to Pampanga homeless for her birthday

Teacher goes viral for handing out Jollibee to Pampanga homeless for her birthday

Some people celebrate their birthdays with a quiet dinner with friends and family. Others go wild by erecting an indoor ferris wheel in Las Vegas (we’re looking at you, Jho...

This week in Filipino food aberrations: milk tea shop sells fries topped with boba pearls

This week in Filipino food aberrations: milk tea shop sells fries topped with boba pearls

There are two types of gut reaction (pun intended) we generally have when it comes to F&B news of this particular nature: “Huh, we’d try that,” or...

Albayalde resigns as national police chief as ‘ninja cops’ issue reaches fever pitch

Albayalde resigns as national police chief as ‘ninja cops’ issue reaches fever pitch

General Oscar Albayalde today announced his resignation as chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) as he continues to deny allegations that he protected his men from getting...

Actress Marian Rivera defends ‘misinterpreted’ comments about traffic as an excuse to catch up on ‘me time’

Actress Marian Rivera defends ‘misinterpreted’ comments about traffic as an excuse to catch up on ‘me time’

We already know Filipino officials can be pretty tone-deaf when it comes to the plight of commuters — as proven by passionate Duterte defender Salvador Panelo — but...

Filipino teen Yulo wins men’s floor world title

Filipino teen Yulo wins men’s floor world title

Teenager Carlos Edriel Yulo of the Philippines won the men’s floor title at the world gymnastics championships on Saturday, bettering the bronze he won last year. The...

Booze and boos: Where to party in Singapore this Halloween

Booze and boos: Where to party in Singapore this Halloween

A quick digest of the coolest Halloween parties in Singapore this year.

Singapore eases monetary policy, avoids recession

Singapore eases monetary policy, avoids recession

The city-state eases monetary policy for the first time in over three years.

Singaporean MPs found liable for damages suffered by town councils after improper payments made under their watch

Singaporean MPs found liable for damages suffered by town councils after improper payments made under their watch

If they can’t pay the damages, they could be forced into bankruptcy.

Sink your claws into these five different seafood-themed buffets every week

Sink your claws into these five different seafood-themed buffets every week

| Coconuts Singapore x J65 | We weren’t gonna be shellfish and keep these promotions to ourselves.

‘Co-living’ hotel chain ST Signature opens first branch in Chinatown

‘Co-living’ hotel chain ST Signature opens first branch in Chinatown

Who needs backpackers’ hostels anymore?

Rakhine rebels abduct dozens after storming Myanmar bus: army

Rakhine rebels abduct dozens after storming Myanmar bus: army

Suspected ethnic Rakhine rebels disguised as a sports team stormed a bus in rural Myanmar and took 31 hostages — mostly off-duty firefighters and construction workers...

Bangladesh troops accused of raping Rohingya girl

Bangladesh troops accused of raping Rohingya girl

The Bangladesh military said Thursday it has ordered an investigation after a Rohingya family in a refugee camp accused army troops of raping a 12-year-old girl. The inquiry comes...

Bridging the gap: Yangon’s boom falls short across river

Bridging the gap: Yangon’s boom falls short across river

On her scruffy, downtrodden bank of the river, teashop-owner Khin works just a few hundred metres across the muddy water from Yangon and dreams of the riches promised by a new...

Not your basic hotel buffet: Here are the best brunch spots with local character in Yangon

Not your basic hotel buffet: Here are the best brunch spots with local character in Yangon

We’ve got plenty of mega brunch deals to choose from at the hotels around town, but what about when you don’t want buffet fare or a stuffy hotel environment? Here are our...

Mandalay minister sees no merriment in memes, files lawsuit

Mandalay minister sees no merriment in memes, files lawsuit

Defamation suits from National League for Democracy members looking to silence their critics are nothing new in Myanmar, but this particular lawsuit appears to be breaking new...

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Hip-hop festival Rolling Loud calls off Hong Kong debut amid protests

Hip-hop festival Rolling Loud calls off Hong Kong debut amid protests

Rolling Loud is going quiet. The international hip-hop festival, which was set to make its Hong Kong debut on Saturday, has become the latest in a string of entertainment events...

Booze and boos: Where to party in Singapore this Halloween

Booze and boos: Where to party in Singapore this Halloween

A quick digest of the coolest Halloween parties in Singapore this year.

Actress Marian Rivera defends ‘misinterpreted’ comments about traffic as an excuse to catch up on ‘me time’

Actress Marian Rivera defends ‘misinterpreted’ comments about traffic as an excuse to catch up on ‘me time’

We already know Filipino officials can be pretty tone-deaf when it comes to the plight of commuters — as proven by passionate Duterte defender Salvador Panelo — but...

‘Co-living’ hotel chain ST Signature opens first branch in Chinatown

‘Co-living’ hotel chain ST Signature opens first branch in Chinatown

Who needs backpackers’ hostels anymore?

Filipino rock band Sugarfree turns 20 — here’s how you can celebrate it next week

Filipino rock band Sugarfree turns 20 — here’s how you can celebrate it next week

Rock band Sugarfree disbanded eight years ago, but the band’s music has never stopped being played on the radio, sung in local karaoke joints, or popping up on rom-com...

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