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Brit, Canadian caught for tagging historic Chiang Mai gate, face 10 years in Thai prison

Two young Brit and Canadian nationals were arrested yesterday afternoon after they were identified from CCTV footage as having tagged Chiang Mai’s historic city gate. British Lee Furlong and Canadian Brittney Schneider, both 23, were nabbed at Mad Monkey Hostel, about 700 meters from the Tha Phae gate, which they confessed to having...

(Video) Girl crosses road without looking, gets hit by taxi, thrown into the air, manages to get up and walk away

That she got back to her feet immediately seems remarkable. A young girl, who dashed on to the road without looking,...

(Video) Girl crosses road without looking, gets hit by taxi, thrown into the air, manages to get up and walk away

#UninstallGojek and the high cost of supporting LGBT rights in Indonesia

Lately, it feels like we’re teetering dangerously close to reliving the worst of the LGBT moral panic that swept...

#UninstallGojek and the high cost of supporting LGBT rights in Indonesia

Ooh or eww? The Pizza Company Thailand now serves durian pizza

“Destroy all the rules of deliciousness with the brand new pizza made with real ‘Monthong’ [a type of...

Ooh or eww? The Pizza Company Thailand now serves durian pizza

Briton murdered on Langkawi island, wife arrested: police

A British man has been stabbed to death on the Malaysian holiday island of Langkawi, and his wife has been arrested...

Briton murdered on Langkawi island, wife arrested: police

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Indonesia drops disinfectant on quake-hit Palu

Indonesia drops disinfectant on quake-hit Palu

Indonesian authorities on Thursday used helicopters to drop disinfectant on parts of the earthquake-and-tsunami-ravaged city of Palu, where thousands of decomposing bodies are...

First Uniqlo store in Bali set for Oct. 26 opening, Indonesian Special Olympics athletes get ‘first look’

First Uniqlo store in Bali set for Oct. 26 opening, Indonesian Special Olympics athletes get ‘first look’

Japanese clothing giant Uniqlo is making its debut in Bali this month with the opening of a shop at Kuta’s Mal Bali Galeria. Uniqlo’s known for its basic casual wear...

Bali vice governor investigates shops in Benoa, probe into ultra-low cost Chinese tour package scheme

Bali vice governor investigates shops in Benoa, probe into ultra-low cost Chinese tour package scheme

Bali’s vice governor is really putting his nose to the grindstone over this whole conspiracy that’s allegedly been uncovered, where tour agents are selling dirt cheap packages...

Bali governor pushes island rail system to replace discontinued public buses

Bali governor pushes island rail system to replace discontinued public buses

Bali’s governor is pushing an electric rail network to replace the public bus system that he’s axed. Province Governor Wayan Koster has asked that the operation of the Trans...

#UninstallGojek and the high cost of supporting LGBT rights in Indonesia

#UninstallGojek and the high cost of supporting LGBT rights in Indonesia

Lately, it feels like we’re teetering dangerously close to reliving the worst of the LGBT moral panic that swept Indonesia in 2016.

Thailand immigrant crackdown eyes ‘dark-skinned people’

Thailand immigrant crackdown eyes ‘dark-skinned people’

Allegedly aimed at busting visa abusers and illegal migrants, a Thai police operation called “X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner” has raised questions about racial profiling and...

Thanks to Ellen Degeneres, Thai cave survivors train with star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, LA Galaxy

Thanks to Ellen Degeneres, Thai cave survivors train with star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, LA Galaxy

The Thai junior football team who were rescued from a flooded cave after being trapped for more than two weeks trained with the Los Angeles Galaxy and their star striker Zlatan...

‘Venice of the East’ plays host to first Bangkok Art Biennale

‘Venice of the East’ plays host to first Bangkok Art Biennale

More than 100,000 small white porcelain skulls cover a walkway at a temple in the Thai capital, an evocative installation on mortality featured in the first-ever Bangkok Art...

Brazilian DJ falls from 3rd floor of Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport while wearing only swim trunks

Brazilian DJ falls from 3rd floor of Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport while wearing only swim trunks

In the wee hours of Thursday night, a Brazilian DJ broke his leg and ankle after falling from the third floor of Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport while reportedly wearing nothing...

Monk to be defrocked, charged with asking for, sending nudes on Facebook

Monk to be defrocked, charged with asking for, sending nudes on Facebook

A disgraced Thai monk will be defrocked and charged today with exposing himself to a woman during a Facebook chat and asking her to send nudes. The victim, identified only as...

Mega bridge to open to traffic on Wednesday: reports

Mega bridge to open to traffic on Wednesday: reports

After delays, workplace deaths and budget blowouts, the world’s longest sea crossing bridge, connecting Hong Kong and Macau to the mainland will open to traffic next Wednesday,...

Woman in Chungking Mansions fight charged with wounding

Woman in Chungking Mansions fight charged with wounding

A 22-year-old woman has been charged with one count of wounding after she got involved in a fight in Chungking Mansions that left another woman lying in a pool of her own blood....

Jarvis Cocker to play Clockenflap, organizers release full lineup

Jarvis Cocker to play Clockenflap, organizers release full lineup

The final Clockenflap lineup is out. Joining the big names revealed in the first round of announcements,  British indie legend and Pulp front man Jarvis Cocker, New York ambient...

(Video) Girl crosses road without looking, gets hit by taxi, thrown into the air, manages to get up and walk away

(Video) Girl crosses road without looking, gets hit by taxi, thrown into the air, manages to get up and walk away

That she got back to her feet immediately seems remarkable. A young girl, who dashed on to the road without looking, somehow walked away after being struck by a taxi in the New...

Man with Doraemon tattoo gets naked in Yuen Long street, walks into arcade

Man with Doraemon tattoo gets naked in Yuen Long street, walks into arcade

Gamers at an arcade in Yuen Long got a bit of a surprise on Wednesday evening when a man, sporting a colorful manga tattoo, turned up completely naked and proceeded to discuss his...

China-backed hydro dam threatens world’s rarest orangutan

China-backed hydro dam threatens world’s rarest orangutan

A billion-dollar hydroelectric dam development in Indonesia that threatens the habitat of the world’s rarest great ape has sparked fresh concerns about the impact of...

Despite FPI warning of God’s wrath, Banyuwangi’s Gandrung Sewu Festival will go on

Despite FPI warning of God’s wrath, Banyuwangi’s Gandrung Sewu Festival will go on

"The point is to warn people so they are not punished by God for indulging in such disobedience. The disaster in Palu must be a mirror for Banyuwangi residents," Banyuwangi FPI...

Watch: Car tries to slalom around tight bend, crashes into public toilet, injuring occupant

Watch: Car tries to slalom around tight bend, crashes into public toilet, injuring occupant

It takes a certain kind of “special” to attempt a dangerous car stunt on a tight bend — and a busy one at that.

Netflix launches full Bahasa Indonesia interface, more subtitles for local subscribers

Netflix launches full Bahasa Indonesia interface, more subtitles for local subscribers

Netflix, the world’s biggest subscription-based video streaming service, is trying to make itself more accessible to their audience in the archipelago with the implementation of...

Jakarta Fashion Week | Wave of Future | Uber Damage | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (October 19-21)

Jakarta Fashion Week | Wave of Future | Uber Damage | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (October 19-21)

What are you doing this weekend?

Malaysia opposition leader arrested for corruption, slapped with 45 charges

Malaysia opposition leader arrested for corruption, slapped with 45 charges

At 8am this morning, opposition leader Ahmad Zahid Hamidi arrived at Kuala Lumpur Court Complex, having been arrested Thursday on suspicion of corruption. It was a fresh blow to...

Xiaxue uploads her Rosmah Mansor Halloween makeup tutorial, receives approval from Rosmah’s son-in-law

Xiaxue uploads her Rosmah Mansor Halloween makeup tutorial, receives approval from Rosmah’s son-in-law

As scary as corruption.

Four university students arrested in connection with Cyberjaya hit-and-run

Four university students arrested in connection with Cyberjaya hit-and-run

Police have made arrests in connection with the hit-and-run accident in Cyberjaya widely reported on social media yesterday. Four students have been arrested in the death of...

Briton murdered on Langkawi island, wife arrested: police

Briton murdered on Langkawi island, wife arrested: police

A British man has been stabbed to death on the Malaysian holiday island of Langkawi, and his wife has been arrested on suspicion of murder, police said Thursday. John William...

Shocking Cyberjaya car accident shows woman dragged through Shaftsbury Square

Shocking Cyberjaya car accident shows woman dragged through Shaftsbury Square

Netizens have been left in shock over leaked CCTV footage of a Cyberjaya woman being hit, and dragged, by a vehicle in the city’s popular Shaftsbury Square area. Online Facebook...

Southeast Asia boosts fight against ‘real and present’ militant threat

Southeast Asia boosts fight against ‘real and present’ militant threat

Southeast Asian nations seeking to combat the threat of militancy have agreed to share intelligence, Singapore’s defense minister said Saturday, as he warned of a...

Student arrested for marijuana possession; says it’s for his asthma

Student arrested for marijuana possession; says it’s for his asthma

A Grade 9 student was arrested last night for marijuana possession which he said he needs to ease his asthma. The pack of pot wrapped in paper was found hidden snugly inside his...

Teacher caught on video abusing students to be investigated, moved to another school

Teacher caught on video abusing students to be investigated, moved to another school

The Philippines’ Department of Education (DepEd) announced today that a pregnant teacher from Isabela province who appeared in a video screaming and physically hurting...

‘Work-from-home’ bill one step away from becoming law 

‘Work-from-home’ bill one step away from becoming law 

This is it. The Telecommuting Act of 2017, aka the bill that will allow you to work from your couch in your pajamas, is officially only one step away from becoming law. This was...

Jeffree Star Cosmetics, the makeup line created by the YouTube beauty mogul, is now in Manila

Jeffree Star Cosmetics, the makeup line created by the YouTube beauty mogul, is now in Manila

Popular beauty YouTuber Jeffree Star has brought his line of cosmetics to Manila, which can now be found in the new Freyja store in Glorietta 2, Makati City. He wrote in a tweet...

Southeast Asia boosts fight against ‘real and present’ militant threat

Southeast Asia boosts fight against ‘real and present’ militant threat

Southeast Asian nations seeking to combat the threat of militancy have agreed to share intelligence, Singapore’s defense minister said Saturday, as he warned of a...

Southeast Asia boosts fight against ‘real and present’ militant threat

Southeast Asia boosts fight against ‘real and present’ militant threat

Southeast Asian nations seeking to combat the threat of militancy have agreed to share intelligence, Singapore’s defense minister said Saturday, as he warned of a...

SMRT Feedback and KF Seetoh rail against unfair clauses in Our Tampines Hub hawker centre contracts

SMRT Feedback and KF Seetoh rail against unfair clauses in Our Tampines Hub hawker centre contracts

Shame.

Two SBS bus drivers get hitched and have photo-op at Boon Lay Bus Interchange

Two SBS bus drivers get hitched and have photo-op at Boon Lay Bus Interchange

’Twas love at first drive.

Doctor accused of rape gets his flaccid Erection Hardness Score revealed in court

Doctor accused of rape gets his flaccid Erection Hardness Score revealed in court

The roast of Dr. Wee Teong Boo continues.

Myanmar’s Hindu refugees mark festival in Bangladesh camp

Myanmar’s Hindu refugees mark festival in Bangladesh camp

Hindu refugees from Myanmar living in a camp in Bangladesh have been celebrating the festival of Durga Puja for the first time since fleeing violence in northern Rakhine state...

Six dead in fire at Rohingya camp in Myanmar

Six dead in fire at Rohingya camp in Myanmar

Six Rohingya were killed early Friday after a blaze tore through an overcrowded camp for the persecuted minority in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, the local fire service said....

UN Security Council to hear from UN fact-finding mission on Rohingya next week

UN Security Council to hear from UN fact-finding mission on Rohingya next week

The UN Security Council is scheduled to hear a briefing next week from the head of a UN fact-finding mission that has accused Myanmar’s military of atrocities against Muslim...

2 pilots, 1 child killed in military plane crashes

2 pilots, 1 child killed in military plane crashes

Two Tatmadaw F-7 fighter jets crashed in Minbu Township, Magway Region, this morning, killing two pilots and a 5th grade student on the ground. “Two military planes crashed, and...

Clinic for political prisoners seeks donations

Clinic for political prisoners seeks donations

The Hanthawaddy U Win Tin Foundation is seeking donations of funds and medicine to operate a free clinic for political prisoners and their families, executive committee member Tun...

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‘Venice of the East’ plays host to first Bangkok Art Biennale

‘Venice of the East’ plays host to first Bangkok Art Biennale

More than 100,000 small white porcelain skulls cover a walkway at a temple in the Thai capital, an evocative installation on mortality featured in the first-ever Bangkok Art...

First Uniqlo store in Bali set for Oct. 26 opening, Indonesian Special Olympics athletes get ‘first look’

First Uniqlo store in Bali set for Oct. 26 opening, Indonesian Special Olympics athletes get ‘first look’

Japanese clothing giant Uniqlo is making its debut in Bali this month with the opening of a shop at Kuta’s Mal Bali Galeria. Uniqlo’s known for its basic casual wear...

Jeffree Star Cosmetics, the makeup line created by the YouTube beauty mogul, is now in Manila

Jeffree Star Cosmetics, the makeup line created by the YouTube beauty mogul, is now in Manila

Popular beauty YouTuber Jeffree Star has brought his line of cosmetics to Manila, which can now be found in the new Freyja store in Glorietta 2, Makati City. He wrote in a tweet...

Netflix launches full Bahasa Indonesia interface, more subtitles for local subscribers

Netflix launches full Bahasa Indonesia interface, more subtitles for local subscribers

Netflix, the world’s biggest subscription-based video streaming service, is trying to make itself more accessible to their audience in the archipelago with the implementation of...

Actor Aga Muhlach blasts Senator Trillanes in late-night show 

Actor Aga Muhlach blasts Senator Trillanes in late-night show 

People may have loved matinee idol Aga Muhlach in the 80s and 90s but many aren’t as thrilled about him today, especially after what he recently said about opposition...

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