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Bangkok netizens lighten smog crisis stress with a bit of humor (PHOTOS)

Hello, readers slash fellow pollution-sufferers. Today’s smog update is going to be a little different, as we’ve decided to add a bit of humor to the mix — not ours, yours — but before we can get to the fun part, lets get the nitty gritty out of the way. The latest update from Air Quality Index (AQI) ...

R. Kelly suspended from several Malaysian radio stations amid public outcry

Well, have we all gotten around to watching the six-part documentary series Surviving R. Kelly? If you have, or if...

R. Kelly suspended from several Malaysian radio stations amid public outcry

Super fan draws on love of anime to bring ‘Naruto’ to Burmese-language audience

For the past three years, a lone anime fan has been faithfully subtitling episodes of the wildly popular anime series...

Super fan draws on love of anime to bring ‘Naruto’ to Burmese-language audience

Missing: Filipino vacationer to Bali not heard from since Christmas Eve

A Filipino woman has gone missing in Bali after going to the popular tourist destination for a vacation more than two...

Missing: Filipino vacationer to Bali not heard from since Christmas Eve

Consider the Bird Cager: Warbling the ethics of feathery companions at Kebun Baru Birdsinging Club

Bird up.

Consider the Bird Cager: Warbling the ethics of feathery companions at Kebun Baru Birdsinging Club
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Filipino tourist missing in Bali since Christmas Eve

Filipino tourist missing in Bali since Christmas Eve

A Filipino woman who came to Bali for a vacation more than two weeks ago, has been missing since Christmas Eve, the Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) revealed...

Gianyar resident arrested for sexually abusing his own daughter

Gianyar resident arrested for sexually abusing his own daughter

A 54-year old man from Tulikup village in Gianyar has been arrested for the repeated sexual abuse of his own daughter, who is now 6-months pregnant at the age of 16. Following a...

Lombok: Wife burns husband to death after row over cellphone password

Lombok: Wife burns husband to death after row over cellphone password

A Lombok man died in hospital yesterday after being set ablaze by his enraged wife, whom he allegedly struck during a violent argument on Saturday afternoon. The quarrel, which...

Bali man dies after plummeting 20 meters down a well

Bali man dies after plummeting 20 meters down a well

I Gede Sutardiarta, 35, was found at the bottom of a 20-meter deep well near his home in Kerobokan on Monday night. Despite being rushed to ER, the victim, who is suspected to...

Policeman allegedly behind drunken Mini Mart robbery in Seminyak

Policeman allegedly behind drunken Mini Mart robbery in Seminyak

A police officer is suspected of carrying out a violent robbery at a Mini Mart convenience store on Jl. Nakula in Bali’s main tourist hub of Seminyak in the wee hours of this...

Bangkok netizens lighten smog crisis stress with a bit of humor (PHOTOS)

Bangkok netizens lighten smog crisis stress with a bit of humor (PHOTOS)

Hello, readers slash fellow pollution-sufferers. Today’s smog update is going to be a little different, as we’ve decided to add a bit of humor to the mix — not...

Thai customs to burn more than 600,000 pirated goods worth THB39 million

Thai customs to burn more than 600,000 pirated goods worth THB39 million

The Thai Customs Department hosted one of its semi-regular “destruction ceremonies” yesterday in which 604,456 confiscated pirated items, worth more than THB39 million...

Rainmaking efforts improving air quality, Thai gov’t says

Rainmaking efforts improving air quality, Thai gov’t says

The Thai government today declared that rainmaking efforts they first revealed on Monday have yielded positive results in efforts to improve what’s been dire air quality for...

Unssssolicited Visitor: 6-meter-long king cobra drops by Thai woman’s home (VIDEO)

Unssssolicited Visitor: 6-meter-long king cobra drops by Thai woman’s home (VIDEO)

What are some of the most terrifying things a person can discover in their home? We rank snakes pretty high. We rank gigantic, Jurassic Park-level snakes even higher. So when a...

Model claiming Trump secrets pleads guilty, getting deported

Model claiming Trump secrets pleads guilty, getting deported

The Belarusian model and self-proclaimed “sex trainer” who sensationally claimed to have proof of Russian efforts to help Donald Trump win the US election pleaded guilty in a...

Weekend Warrior: January 18-20

Weekend Warrior: January 18-20

A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Hong Kong. Friday, January 18 Talk: A look at the use of music in Hong Kong films French-language center Alliance Française de...

Dead pig found on Cheung Chau beach amid mainland swine fever outbreak

Dead pig found on Cheung Chau beach amid mainland swine fever outbreak

Authorities are investigating the provenance of a dead pig that washed up on a Hong Kong beach this morning amid a massive outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) on the mainland...

Ex-student leader from Umbrella Movement barred from entering Macau

Ex-student leader from Umbrella Movement barred from entering Macau

A student leader who was one of the faces of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement in 2014 was denied entry to Macau yesterday because authorities said she was a threat to public...

‘Harry Potter and the Lawyers of Admiralty’: Wizard-themed café sued for copyright infringement

‘Harry Potter and the Lawyers of Admiralty’: Wizard-themed café sued for copyright infringement

Hong Kong’s Harry Potter-themed 9 3/4 Café may henceforth be known as the eatery that shall not be named if a copyright infringement lawsuit heard in High Court yesterday...

Exec posts glimpse of newly renovated Avenue of Stars, with reopening set for Jan. 31

Exec posts glimpse of newly renovated Avenue of Stars, with reopening set for Jan. 31

The general manager of the company overseeing the Avenue of Stars — Hong Kong’s very own Hollywood-style walk of fame — this week released a sneak peek at the...

This wholesome video of Catholic nuns and a qasidah group singing together gives us hope for ‘Unity in Diversity’ (Video)

This wholesome video of Catholic nuns and a qasidah group singing together gives us hope for ‘Unity in Diversity’ (Video)

Amid all the depressing news about religious intolerance in Indonesia in the past few years, this video of a musical collaboration between Catholic nuns and a qasidah (Islamic...

Guernica in Sand | Abstract art | Lipelis  | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Jan 18-20)

Guernica in Sand | Abstract art | Lipelis | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Jan 18-20)

What are you doing this weekend?

#10YearChallenge: 10 Indonesian celebrities who have barely aged in a decade

#10YearChallenge: 10 Indonesian celebrities who have barely aged in a decade

Whether because they hit the genetic jackpot or put a ton of effort into keeping themselves youthful, these 10 Indonesian celebrities are practically ageless.

Police in Pekanbaru want to stop HIV prevention NGO’s work over public LGBT paranoia

Police in Pekanbaru want to stop HIV prevention NGO’s work over public LGBT paranoia

Although police acknowledged the NGO had the proper permits and focused on HIV/AID prevention among vulnerable groups, they said the office would be closed down if their...

Police in pursuit of man in revenge porn case who posted videos of his ex after she turned down his proposal

Police in pursuit of man in revenge porn case who posted videos of his ex after she turned down his proposal

Police in the East Java city of Mojokerto are in pursuit of a man who allegedly spread intimate videos of his ex that have gone viral online in Indonesia this week.

Former prime minister Najib Razak accuses DAP leader of being ‘obsessed’ with him

Former prime minister Najib Razak accuses DAP leader of being ‘obsessed’ with him

Najib Razak, Malaysia’s one-time Prime Minister, and now current MP with a litany of charges against him, has been spending a fair amount of time now that he’s out of...

R. Kelly suspended from several Malaysian radio stations amid public outcry

R. Kelly suspended from several Malaysian radio stations amid public outcry

Well, have we all gotten around to watching the six-part documentary series Surviving R. Kelly? If you have, or if you’ve bee privy to some of the fairly substantial rumors...

Malindo crew among group arrested in Aussie drug smuggling ring

Malindo crew among group arrested in Aussie drug smuggling ring

Reports have emerged from down under that eight individuals have been apprehended in a drug sting operation over the last ten days involving AU$20 million (RM 59 million/US$14.3...

Victim-blaming infographic in textbook for kids is pulled by Education Ministry

Victim-blaming infographic in textbook for kids is pulled by Education Ministry

Netizens were left in uproar this week, after one individual’s tweet of an infographic in a Year Three (nine to ten-year-olds) Physical and Health Education government...

Defense Minister reminds public, and former PM, to verify social media claims

Defense Minister reminds public, and former PM, to verify social media claims

Hitting out at allegations lodged at him over the usage of a government helicopter to get to a local by-election nomination event, Defense Minister Mohamad Sabu has one thing to...

Video of Filipinos following escalator etiquette at MRT station wows netizens

Video of Filipinos following escalator etiquette at MRT station wows netizens

Apparently, so many Filipinos lack discipline that a simple video of people following escalator etiquette at an MRT station has gone viral. Twitter user Gabriella Mara...

Health Department urges public not to share video of Razorback drummer Brian Velasco’s suicide

Health Department urges public not to share video of Razorback drummer Brian Velasco’s suicide

The Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) issued a statement today asking the public not to share Razorback drummer Brian Velasco’s suicide video, a sentiment we...

The Return of Little Caesars: A blast from the past, yes, but it’s a real hit-or-miss with those menu items

The Return of Little Caesars: A blast from the past, yes, but it’s a real hit-or-miss with those menu items

When the American pizza chain Little Caesars announced last month that it would be making a comeback in our country, it hit more than a few Filipino millennials with a wave of...

Meth and ecstasy hidden inside cans of tomato sauce seized by authorities

Meth and ecstasy hidden inside cans of tomato sauce seized by authorities

Drug dealers are getting more creative. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) announced today that they discovered millions of pesos worth of ecstasy and meth (shabu)...

Is this the real life? Imee Marcos teams up with Duterte’s daughter for political ad

Is this the real life? Imee Marcos teams up with Duterte’s daughter for political ad

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte dabbing in one political ad? It happened, people. The ad was launched yesterday and was shared on...

Weekend Warrior: Jan 18-20

Weekend Warrior: Jan 18-20

A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore.

There’s an explanation for the ‘dirty’ pig lantern installations at Chinatown

There’s an explanation for the ‘dirty’ pig lantern installations at Chinatown

Still bemused by the huge porcine lantern installations currently adorning Chinatown that got roasted by folks for its “dirty” skin? Welp, there’s apparently a reason for...

Art Stage Singapore president blames competing art fairs and weak local market for his abrupt cancellation

Art Stage Singapore president blames competing art fairs and weak local market for his abrupt cancellation

Yikes.

Paradise Dynasty debuts rose gold flagship outlet at Wisma Atria with half-price discounts on opening weekend

Paradise Dynasty debuts rose gold flagship outlet at Wisma Atria with half-price discounts on opening weekend

New dishes and a sleek new space.

John Mayer’s concert in Singapore sold out as ticket scalpers go wild making a quick buck online

John Mayer’s concert in Singapore sold out as ticket scalpers go wild making a quick buck online

Another day, another concert sold out for scalpers.

Super fan draws on love of anime to bring ‘Naruto’ to Burmese-language audience

Super fan draws on love of anime to bring ‘Naruto’ to Burmese-language audience

For the past three years, a lone anime fan has been faithfully subtitling episodes of the wildly popular anime series Naruto — and now it’s follow-up Baruto — for a...

The new Wyndham Grand Hotel in downtown Yangon is a modern design concept with lake and pagoda views

The new Wyndham Grand Hotel in downtown Yangon is a modern design concept with lake and pagoda views

It's Wyndham's second opening in Myanmar, after its boutique debut in 2017.

Sanchaung MP doubles down on comments about Yangon Mayor, compares him to ‘feces’

Sanchaung MP doubles down on comments about Yangon Mayor, compares him to ‘feces’

After his Facebook post calling Yangon’s mayor a “windbag” went viral, an NLD lawmaker has doubled down on his comments, blasting the Yangon mayor in several interviews with...

Myanmar delays UN refugee chief’s visit

Myanmar delays UN refugee chief’s visit

Myanmar has postponed a planned visit by the UN refugee chief to Rakhine state following renewed fighting between security forces and insurgents, a spokesman said Monday. UN High...

Kachin residents ‘won’t change mind’ about Chinese dam, KDP leader claims

Kachin residents ‘won’t change mind’ about Chinese dam, KDP leader claims

In the wake of a Chinese embassy statement yesterday suggesting that residents of Kachin State do not oppose the controversial Myitsone dam — a US$3.6 billion project in...

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Weekend Warrior: January 18-20

Weekend Warrior: January 18-20

A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Hong Kong. Friday, January 18 Talk: A look at the use of music in Hong Kong films French-language center Alliance Française de...

Guernica in Sand | Abstract art | Lipelis  | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Jan 18-20)

Guernica in Sand | Abstract art | Lipelis | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Jan 18-20)

What are you doing this weekend?

Health Department urges public not to share video of Razorback drummer Brian Velasco’s suicide

Health Department urges public not to share video of Razorback drummer Brian Velasco’s suicide

The Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) issued a statement today asking the public not to share Razorback drummer Brian Velasco’s suicide video, a sentiment we...

#10YearChallenge: 10 Indonesian celebrities who have barely aged in a decade

#10YearChallenge: 10 Indonesian celebrities who have barely aged in a decade

Whether because they hit the genetic jackpot or put a ton of effort into keeping themselves youthful, these 10 Indonesian celebrities are practically ageless.

Weekend Warrior: Jan 18-20

Weekend Warrior: Jan 18-20

A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore.

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