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Beach-loving crocodile proving hard for Phuket authorities to catch

Who knew crocodiles were this tough to catch? Thai officials have now failed multiple times in capturing the prehistoric-looking brute that has been making unwelcome appearances off Phuket’s popular beaches. The reportedly two-meter reptile was first seen near Rawai beach last Wednesday, but has resurfaced in multiple locations near beaches on...

PHOTOS: Fire breaks out in Uluwatu area

A smoking fire broke out in Bali’s Uluwatu area on Monday afternoon. A post shared by INFORMASI DENPASAR dan BALI...

PHOTOS: Fire breaks out in Uluwatu area

Where to meet, adopt, and play with animals in Yangon

Animal shelters and cafes have popped up across Yangon over the last few years, offering a wide range of options to...

Where to meet, adopt, and play with animals in Yangon

Netizens react to Arroyo being appointed as House Speaker

Plot twist of the year? The Filipino public was certainly “shook’d” even before Philippine...

Netizens react to Arroyo being appointed as House Speaker

Lawmaker warns women about city’s worst ‘upskirting’ spots

The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong is warning the women of Hong Kong about...

Lawmaker warns women about city’s worst ‘upskirting’ spots

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PHOTOS: Fire breaks out in Uluwatu area

A smoking fire broke out in Bali’s Uluwatu area on Monday afternoon. A post shared by INFORMASI DENPASAR dan BALI...

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Frenchman returns home after 18 years in Indonesian custody for Bali drug smuggling

A Frenchman has made his way to back to his homeland after spending 18 years in Indonesian custody over smuggling drugs into...

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Thai bride goes viral with live video announcing her groom didn’t show at wedding

A would-be Thai bride has gone viral after live-streaming her heartbroken announcement to  guests that the groom did not show up...

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PHOTOS: Fire breaks out in Uluwatu area

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Frenchman returns home after 18 years in Indonesian custody for Bali drug smuggling

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Thai bride goes viral with live video announcing her groom didn’t show at wedding

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World Bank senior economist drowns in Bali

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PHOTOS: Fire breaks out in Uluwatu area

PHOTOS: Fire breaks out in Uluwatu area

A smoking fire broke out in Bali’s Uluwatu area on Monday afternoon. A post shared by INFORMASI DENPASAR dan BALI (@infodenpasar) on Jul 22, 2018 at 11:24pm PDT Photos and...

Frenchman returns home after 18 years in Indonesian custody for Bali drug smuggling

Frenchman returns home after 18 years in Indonesian custody for Bali drug smuggling

A Frenchman has made his way to back to his homeland after spending 18 years in Indonesian custody over smuggling drugs into Bali. Deported from Indonesia, Michael Blanc, 45, flew...

World Bank senior economist drowns in Bali

World Bank senior economist drowns in Bali

A World Bank economist reportedly died after drowning in Bali on Saturday. American woman Aakansha Pande had been swimming at Double Six Beach in the Legian area when strong...

Closure of Padang Bai harbor extended

Closure of Padang Bai harbor extended

Tourists trying to get to the Gilis via fast boat from Padang Bai are going to have to wait. The Port Authority of Padang Bai has tentatively extended the closure of the pier for...

China working with Balinese Hindus to build temple in Middle Kingdom

China working with Balinese Hindus to build temple in Middle Kingdom

Chinese are coming to Bali by the thousands, but now Balinese will leave their impact on the mainland. China is working with Balinese Hindus to build a temple in the country to...

Surf & Turf Beach Club and Restaurant: The perfect pit stop to (and from) Pattaya

Surf & Turf Beach Club and Restaurant: The perfect pit stop to (and from) Pattaya

Though the drive from Bangkok to the seaside resort town of Pattaya is just a few hours, anyone who has driven it — or been a passenger — can attest that it feels...

Beach-loving crocodile proving hard for Phuket authorities to catch

Beach-loving crocodile proving hard for Phuket authorities to catch

Who knew crocodiles were this tough to catch? Thai officials have now failed multiple times in capturing the prehistoric-looking brute that has been making unwelcome appearances...

Thai rescuers climb 1,237 steps to help German tourist who fainted

Thai rescuers climb 1,237 steps to help German tourist who fainted

Rescuers in Krabi last night had to climb a 1,237-step staircase to help a German woman who fainted at Tiger Cave Temple, a popular tourist attraction atop a cliff renowned for...

Man walks into a bar, wakes up to find out someone chopped off his penis

Man walks into a bar, wakes up to find out someone chopped off his penis

A Thai man in Ratchaburi province woke up yesterday morning to the horrific realization that someone had chopped off his penis after a drunken night out at a karaoke bar. Suwit,...

Thai bride goes viral with live video announcing her groom didn’t show at wedding

Thai bride goes viral with live video announcing her groom didn’t show at wedding

A would-be Thai bride has gone viral after live-streaming her heartbroken announcement to  guests that the groom did not show up to their wedding yesterday. Jutathip Nimnual, a...

Woman lucky to escape injury after glass from skyscraper rains down on street

Woman lucky to escape injury after glass from skyscraper rains down on street

A street in North Point had to be cordoned off temporarily this afternoon after shards of glass from a building rained down on the street below, with fragments reportedly hitting...

Taxi driver nabbed by undercover cops for overcharging by HK$330

Taxi driver nabbed by undercover cops for overcharging by HK$330

Undercover cops posing as passengers arrested a 33-year-old taxi driver for overcharging yesterday. The officers were picked up by the driver, surnamed Cheng, at around 5:30pm...

Man leaves toddler and baby in unattended car in the middle of the road for 20 minutes, tells police he had to poop

Man leaves toddler and baby in unattended car in the middle of the road for 20 minutes, tells police he had to poop

It was a shit excuse. A 60-year-old driver caused a stir in Kwun Tong yesterday evening after leaving a baby and toddler unattended in a car parked in the middle of the road....

Hong Kong-bound Cathay Pacific flight delayed for 50 hours due to technical problems

Hong Kong-bound Cathay Pacific flight delayed for 50 hours due to technical problems

A Cathay Pacific flight from Manchester finally arrived in Hong Kong this morning after two days of delays which saw passengers wait about 50 hours to depart. Flight CX216 was...

Lawmaker warns women about city’s worst ‘upskirting’ spots

Lawmaker warns women about city’s worst ‘upskirting’ spots

The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong is warning the women of Hong Kong about “upskirting” at popular sites around the city. In a press...

Gov. Anies doubles down on curtaining over smelly canal, says ‘solution’ may be expanded to others if successful

Gov. Anies doubles down on curtaining over smelly canal, says ‘solution’ may be expanded to others if successful

Maybe they should change the name of it from "Kali Item" to "De Nile"

Tommy Suharto says corruption has become worse in Indonesia since it became a democracy

Tommy Suharto says corruption has become worse in Indonesia since it became a democracy

It's quite a statement to make, considering his father was once ranked "the most corrupt dictator of all time". But then again, Indonesia obviously still has major corruption...

Surveys show most Indonesian political parties won’t meet parliamentary threshold, PDI-P clear winner in 2019

Surveys show most Indonesian political parties won’t meet parliamentary threshold, PDI-P clear winner in 2019

Indonesians are spoilt for choice when when it comes to the number of political parties they can vote for (not that they’re always good choices).

V. Governor Sandiaga Uno says citizens share blame for Kalijodo Park falling into disrepair

V. Governor Sandiaga Uno says citizens share blame for Kalijodo Park falling into disrepair

Kalijodo was once one of Jakarta’s most infamous neighborhoods, the strip of land alongside the Angke river known primarily as a hotspot for prostitution and gambling. The red...

Raid reveals convicts buying ‘luxury’ cells (complete with private keys) at Indonesian prison: KPK

Raid reveals convicts buying ‘luxury’ cells (complete with private keys) at Indonesian prison: KPK

Some of the cells were said to look like those of a 5-star hotel.

Umno leader Hamidi implicated in fleecing Nepali workers with visa fees

Umno leader Hamidi implicated in fleecing Nepali workers with visa fees

Investigative journalists from Nepal have implicated former deputy prime minister and home minister, and current Umno leader, Zahid Hamidi in a scandal that saw a firm he was...

Former Umno chief tweets ‘one less slanderer’ after death of political foe

Former Umno chief tweets ‘one less slanderer’ after death of political foe

The tragic death of DAP assemblyman Eddie Ng early this morning as he drove from Kuala Lumpur to Kajang saw many condolences expressed from both sides of the political arena....

Limited tickets left for Anderson .Paak in KL: Here’s why you should go

Limited tickets left for Anderson .Paak in KL: Here’s why you should go

Malaysians, KLites, and those with some spare change and desire for a night of incredible music — you need to know this: Anderson .Paak is coming to KL next week. And, we...

Malaysian Embassy and IGP deny knowledge of Low’s arrest

Malaysian Embassy and IGP deny knowledge of Low’s arrest

Tempering expectations of an eminent a Jho Low arrest in after rumors swirled that he had been apprehended, the Malaysian Embassy in Beijing has stated that they have not been...

COCO+ Giveaway: Enjoy a night of gut-busting comedy at The Middle Eastern Comedy Jam!

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#SONAlokona: A roundup of the most notable SONA tweets

#SONAlokona: A roundup of the most notable SONA tweets

The hashtag #SONAlokona (literally: “So things have gone crazy”) trended on Twitter today, which rounded up some of the most notable comments and memes on President...

Netizens react to Arroyo being appointed as House Speaker

Netizens react to Arroyo being appointed as House Speaker

Plot twist of the year? The Filipino public was certainly “shook’d” even before Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his third State of the Nation...

UPDATED: Former PH President Arroyo becomes new House Speaker

UPDATED: Former PH President Arroyo becomes new House Speaker

It was a movie-worthy twist. Former president of the Philippines and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has become the new Speaker of the House of...

VIRAL: Larrañaga’s friend asks public to sign petition to review Chiong murder case

VIRAL: Larrañaga’s friend asks public to sign petition to review Chiong murder case

A man named Jourdan Sebastian posted an appeal to the public on Saturday asking them to sign an online petition that aims to re-open the 1997 Chiong murder-rape case. Sebastian...

Motorist drives through wet cement during heavy traffic, angers netizens

Motorist drives through wet cement during heavy traffic, angers netizens

Some motorists just don’t have the patience to go through Manila’s traffic anymore. Facebook user Edjun Magdayao Ramas shared a photo on Friday of a pickup truck that...

These are some of the most gorgeous displays from this year’s Singapore Garden Festival

These are some of the most gorgeous displays from this year’s Singapore Garden Festival

We’ve had to wait two years for the return of Singapore Garden Festival — our very own biennial extravaganza that regularly attracts international horticulturalists, floral...

Straws are going away, but Singapore’s hidden beaches remain decimated by plastic waste

Straws are going away, but Singapore’s hidden beaches remain decimated by plastic waste

While we’ve been applauding the environmental efforts of KFC Singapore and Starbucks, one conservationist is reminding us all that the coasts and shores of our country remain...

Sideways: Wood-fired meats, vegetables, and homemade breads at new Mediterranean spot in Little India

Sideways: Wood-fired meats, vegetables, and homemade breads at new Mediterranean spot in Little India

At new Mediterranean restaurant Sideways, tapas-style small plates encourage you to bring a dining partner along to share the love (and the calories). Taking up a shop house space...

Isaac Toast opens at Plaza Singapura; crowds queue up for popular Korean chain’s sandwiches

Isaac Toast opens at Plaza Singapura; crowds queue up for popular Korean chain’s sandwiches

There have always been plenty of food options in the basement food court of Plaza Singapura, but recently, crowds of customers have been flocking to the Orchard mall for a taste...

Burst pipe shoots out massive geyser of water at construction site along Gambas Avenue

Burst pipe shoots out massive geyser of water at construction site along Gambas Avenue

In a (kinda) dramatic clip uploaded on Facebook earlier this afternoon, a towering water geyser — estimated to be seven floors high — was seen shooting out from the ground of...

Baby snake fossil in Kachin amber sheds light on snake evolution

Baby snake fossil in Kachin amber sheds light on snake evolution

The oldest and possibly first fossilized baby snake known to science is the subject of a new paleontological study published last week that offers new insights into the...

Yangon elephant sculpture sets Guinness World Record

Yangon elephant sculpture sets Guinness World Record

A papier-mâché elephant sculpture commissioned by local wildlife conservation groups to raise awareness for Myanmar’s shrinking wild elephant population has been recognized by...

Where to meet, adopt, and play with animals in Yangon

Where to meet, adopt, and play with animals in Yangon

Animal shelters and cafes have popped up across Yangon over the last few years, offering a wide range of options to humans who want to schedule a fluffy playdate, adopt a new...

Key member resigns from Myanmar advisory panel on Rohingya crisis

Key member resigns from Myanmar advisory panel on Rohingya crisis

A key member of an international advisory panel on Myanmar’s crisis-hit Rakhine state has resigned, telling AFP on Saturday that the Aung San Suu Kyi-appointed board risks...

World Cup fever still raging in Rohingya refugee camps

World Cup fever still raging in Rohingya refugee camps

The World Cup may be over but passion for the game burns bright in the world’s largest refugee camp, where Brazil and Argentina flags still flutter alongside the red and...

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These are some of the most gorgeous displays from this year’s Singapore Garden Festival

These are some of the most gorgeous displays from this year’s Singapore Garden Festival

We’ve had to wait two years for the return of Singapore Garden Festival — our very own biennial extravaganza that regularly attracts international horticulturalists, floral...

Where to meet, adopt, and play with animals in Yangon

Where to meet, adopt, and play with animals in Yangon

Animal shelters and cafes have popped up across Yangon over the last few years, offering a wide range of options to humans who want to schedule a fluffy playdate, adopt a new...

Manila’s ‘Golden Gays’ sing for their supper

Manila’s ‘Golden Gays’ sing for their supper

Al Enriquez sheds his threadbare street vendor clothes like dead skin and develops a voguish, winking air once he slips into a gauzy gown and wig of tight blond curls. He’s...

WATCH: The Fab Five from Queer Eye give their fabulous blessings for Pink Dot

WATCH: The Fab Five from Queer Eye give their fabulous blessings for Pink Dot

On the day that annual gay pride rally Pink Dot is celebrating its 10th anniversary, the local LGBTQ community and its allies got a great gift: blessings and well wishes from the...

Viral: Check out the home of the biggest Doraemon fan in Indonesia (possibly the world)

Viral: Check out the home of the biggest Doraemon fan in Indonesia (possibly the world)

Doraemon is easily one of the most popular and iconic cartoon characters in Japan but comic books and TV shows featuring the adventures of the blue robotic cat and his pal Nobita...

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