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Sabah chief minister suggests ‘studying’ lowering child marriage age to 14

Weighing in on the polemic topic of child marriage, Sabah Chief Minister Mohd Shafie Apdal has said that he would be looking into the state mufti’s suggestion that the minimum wage be lowered to 14 for girls, and 16 for boys. Yes, you’ve read that right: While much of the country is up in arms ...

8 Persib fans named suspects in killing of Persija fan in Bandung, each face at least 5 years in prison

The Bandung Police have arrested 16 people in connection with the death of Persija Jakarta fan Haringga Sirla, who was...

8 Persib fans named suspects in killing of Persija fan in Bandung, each face at least 5 years in prison

Thirty-seven deaths across Malaysia now linked to tainted alcohol

Health authorities and police are reporting that the number of deaths due to the consumption of tainted alcohol over...

Thirty-seven deaths across Malaysia now linked to tainted alcohol

Whale Shark Watch: Tourists stumble upon 4 endangered whale sharks in southern Thailand

Tourists and divers rejoiced today when their boat stumbled upon four endangered whale sharks along the coast of...

Whale Shark Watch: Tourists stumble upon 4 endangered whale sharks in southern Thailand

Mystery behind father’s absence on Khong Guan biscuit tin answered in viral campaign ad for Jokowi

It turns out Jokowi is the reason their father isn't there eating cookies with them.

Mystery behind father’s absence on Khong Guan biscuit tin answered in viral campaign ad for Jokowi

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Filipino in Dubai uses GoPro to film roommates in shower

Pretty sure this isn’t the kind of “action” action cameras were made for. An unnamed Filipino working as a...

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Brace yourself, PH: Tropical cyclone ‘Trami’ is coming

Tropical cyclone Trami has intensified into a typhoon as it hurtled towards the Philippines on Sunday, about a week after Typhoon...

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Woman steals iPhone and tries to escape by stripping in the street

In a rare and revealing robbery tactic, a woman accused of pocketing someone else’s iPhone tried to shake off several...

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Viral: Lion Air passenger assigned seat in row 35 in plane where seats only go up to row 34

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Police to file formal raps vs. pro-Duterte blogger Drew Olivar over bomb joke

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Bali Ngurah Rai underpass open ahead of IMF-World Bank meeting

Bali Ngurah Rai underpass open ahead of IMF-World Bank meeting

Much to the relief of anyone traveling around South Bali, after months on end of road work and worse-than-usual traffic, the Simpang Tugu Ngurah underpass is finally open, ahead...

Ducking great: Eating roast duck in Bali’s rice fields at a kitschy Indonesian chain is the touristic experience we didn’t know we needed

Ducking great: Eating roast duck in Bali’s rice fields at a kitschy Indonesian chain is the touristic experience we didn’t know we needed

Taking a seat in the rice fields and sinking our teeth into some roast duck at Bebek Tepi Sawah is a touristic experience that we regret not having tried sooner. The road to the...

Czech tourist deported, having such a good time in Bali that he ‘forgot’ to extend his visa

Czech tourist deported, having such a good time in Bali that he ‘forgot’ to extend his visa

A Czech tourist, who Indonesian immigration officers deported on Thursday night, says he was too busy enjoying Bali that he didn’t even notice that he overstayed his visa....

Bali-based fruitarian couple claiming to have skipped brushing their teeth for two years turns to crowdfunding to ‘sustain lifestyle’

Bali-based fruitarian couple claiming to have skipped brushing their teeth for two years turns to crowdfunding to ‘sustain lifestyle’

A fruitarian couple based in Bali, that has earned viral internet fame after claiming to only eat fruit for the past several years, has turned to crowdfunding to sustain their...

Police bust Bali spa sex trafficking operation

Police bust Bali spa sex trafficking operation

A man arrested in Jakarta earlier this month for human trafficking was sending victims to Bali as work as spa therapists, Jakarta Police revealed on Thursday. At least four...

Artists plan protest in black over rumor gov’t is cutting funding to beloved Bangkok art center

Artists plan protest in black over rumor gov’t is cutting funding to beloved Bangkok art center

Thai artists plan to wear black and gather at the Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC) on Wednesday in protest over rumors that the government will no longer fund the city’s...

The Hobbit Hotel: Resort in Khao Yai designed to look like the hobbit-inhabited world of ‘Lord of the Rings’

The Hobbit Hotel: Resort in Khao Yai designed to look like the hobbit-inhabited world of ‘Lord of the Rings’

Bangkok dwellers can enter a magical realm in just a few hours at an unusual resort in Khao Yai designed to look like the hobbit-inhabited world of Lord of the Rings. Jump in the...

Whale Shark Watch: Tourists stumble upon 4 endangered whale sharks in southern Thailand

Whale Shark Watch: Tourists stumble upon 4 endangered whale sharks in southern Thailand

Tourists and divers rejoiced today when their boat stumbled upon four endangered whale sharks along the coast of Thailand’s southern Prachuap Khiri Khan Province. This morning,...

This new phone booth tea shop in Bangkok has a speakeasy-style ordering system (VIDEO)

This new phone booth tea shop in Bangkok has a speakeasy-style ordering system (VIDEO)

What does it take for an emerging milk tea brand to penetrate Bangkok’s already densely populated beverage market? A phone booth, it turns out. In just a week of its Bangkok...

Tadaima: The Japanese restaurant and izakaya where booze and bites are just 88 baht

Tadaima: The Japanese restaurant and izakaya where booze and bites are just 88 baht

The first time we wandered, starving, into the Gateway Ekkamai location of Tadaima, we were confused. There weren’t prices next to any of the dishes on the menu. We didn’t...

Mainland Follies: Dog owner caught on CCTV letting pooch pee in elevator

Mainland Follies: Dog owner caught on CCTV letting pooch pee in elevator

In a move that clearly says ‘f*** my neighbors’, a woman has been filmed in China encouraging her dog to pee in a communal elevator. And, as the dog happy...

HK man claims bag containing over THB1 million in valuables stolen during brawl with 4 transwomen in Pattaya

HK man claims bag containing over THB1 million in valuables stolen during brawl with 4 transwomen in Pattaya

In a story that was reported on by local media over the weekend, a Hong Kong man said that his bag containing cash and valuables worth more than THB1 million (US$30,800) vanished...

Nepali man charged in connection with Hung Hom jewelry robbery

Nepali man charged in connection with Hung Hom jewelry robbery

A 24-year-old Nepali man appeared in court this morning for his alleged involvement in a US$792,000 robbery last week. Limbu Binod has been charged with one count of robbery and...

Gov’t officially bans pro-independence party

Gov’t officially bans pro-independence party

In an unprecedented move, authorities today banned the pro-independence Hong Kong National Party (HKNP) on grounds of “national security.” The decision by Secretary...

Woman steals iPhone and tries to escape by stripping in the street

Woman steals iPhone and tries to escape by stripping in the street

In a rare and revealing robbery tactic, a woman accused of pocketing someone else’s iPhone tried to shake off several pursuers by stripping down to her underwear in the...

Mystery behind father’s absence on Khong Guan biscuit tin answered in viral campaign ad for Jokowi

Mystery behind father’s absence on Khong Guan biscuit tin answered in viral campaign ad for Jokowi

It turns out Jokowi is the reason their father isn't there eating cookies with them.

Viral: Lion Air passenger assigned seat in row 35 in plane where seats only go up to row 34

Viral: Lion Air passenger assigned seat in row 35 in plane where seats only go up to row 34

As embarrassing a mistake as they come.

8 Persib fans named suspects in killing of Persija fan in Bandung, each face at least 5 years in prison

8 Persib fans named suspects in killing of Persija fan in Bandung, each face at least 5 years in prison

The Bandung Police have arrested 16 people in connection with the death of Persija Jakarta fan Haringga Sirla, who was violently attacked and killed by a group of Persib Bandung...

Sandiaga Uno claims he’ll report his own supporters to police if they spread hoaxes about opponents

Sandiaga Uno claims he’ll report his own supporters to police if they spread hoaxes about opponents

Very noble and commendable, if true. But then, how much of an effort did Sandiaga make to stop the hoaxes against Ahok during the 2017 Jakarta election?

‘I’d be out of breath’: VP candidate Ma’ruf Amin denies he danced to dangdut song on stage

‘I’d be out of breath’: VP candidate Ma’ruf Amin denies he danced to dangdut song on stage

It would be unbecoming for Ma’ruf Amin, President Joko Widodo’s running mate and one of the most senior Islamic figures in Indonesia, to get jiggy with it to a dangdut song,...

Three beverages pulled from shelves after tests show they contain steroids

Three beverages pulled from shelves after tests show they contain steroids

Health Ministry officials have issued a warning against three juices produced by Sri Saga Marketing Sdh Bhd, telling consumers stop drinking them, and retailers to cease...

Sister-in-law and brother-in-law of Cradle CEO in police remand over murder investigation

Sister-in-law and brother-in-law of Cradle CEO in police remand over murder investigation

Authorities are holding the sister-in-law of Cradle CEO Nazrin Hassan, along with her husband, as they investigate his mysterious death that occurred June 14. Originally thought...

Sabah chief minister suggests ‘studying’ lowering child marriage age to 14

Sabah chief minister suggests ‘studying’ lowering child marriage age to 14

Weighing in on the polemic topic of child marriage, Sabah Chief Minister Mohd Shafie Apdal has said that he would be looking into the state mufti’s suggestion that the minimum...

Thirty-seven deaths across Malaysia now linked to tainted alcohol

Thirty-seven deaths across Malaysia now linked to tainted alcohol

Health authorities and police are reporting that the number of deaths due to the consumption of tainted alcohol over the last week has risen, with 37 being the latest figure....

Malaysian state Johor pardons three Mexicans on death row for drug trafficking

Malaysian state Johor pardons three Mexicans on death row for drug trafficking

The sultan of the southern Malaysian state of Johor has commuted the death sentences of three Mexican brothers who were set to be hanged for drug trafficking crimes, Mexico...

This book teaches the Filipino alphabet using beautiful illustrations of cultural icons

This book teaches the Filipino alphabet using beautiful illustrations of cultural icons

A local publisher has launched an illustrated Filipino-language children’s book that deserves space in any serious bibliophile’s shelf. PLL Publishing House...

DINE & DASH: 2 guys rush out of karaoke bar without paying, get into accident 

DINE & DASH: 2 guys rush out of karaoke bar without paying, get into accident 

As the saying goes, what goes around comes around. Two guys had to learn this the hard way yesterday when they got into a car accident shortly after rushing out of a karaoke bar...

Elderly woman dies after getting hit by a motorcycle

Elderly woman dies after getting hit by a motorcycle

An elderly woman died after getting hit by a motorcycle earlier today in Village Sum-ag in Bacolod City. According to ABS-CBN News, the victim, identified as Trinidad Nullas, was...

Guy gets ‘arrested’ in sneaky proposal

Guy gets ‘arrested’ in sneaky proposal

Proposals are just getting more and more intense, like this memorable — but slightly violent — one that had a guy pretending to be arrested by cops before popping the...

Presidential spokesperson is confident that plan to oust Duterte called ‘Red October’ will fail

Presidential spokesperson is confident that plan to oust Duterte called ‘Red October’ will fail

People Power won’t work this time. At least according to Harry Roque. The presidential spokesperson confirmed today earlier news that there is an existing plan to oust...

36 percent of detained Yangon street children reunited with parents

36 percent of detained Yangon street children reunited with parents

In the first seven months of 2018, Yangon Region authorities detained 427 street children, according to regional minister for social affairs Naing Ngan Lin. Only around 36...

Myanmar ladies win gold at indoor skydiving championship

Myanmar ladies win gold at indoor skydiving championship

An all-female Myanmar team won six medals, including one gold, at the 1st Asiania Indoor Skydiving Championship in Chongqing, China, which concluded on Sunday. In the two-way...

UN chief urges Myanmar to pardon Reuters reporters

UN chief urges Myanmar to pardon Reuters reporters

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday said he hoped that Myanmar’s government will pardon two Reuters journalists who were sentenced to seven years in jail...

Yangon to raise waste collection fees to prevent landfill fires

Yangon to raise waste collection fees to prevent landfill fires

Yangon’s city council plans to raise fees for rubbish collection in order to fund the operations of a waste-to-energy plant, Mayor Maung Maung Soe announced during a regional...

Canadian parliament accuses Myanmar of genocide against Rohingya

Canadian parliament accuses Myanmar of genocide against Rohingya

Canada’s House of Commons unanimously adopted a motion yesterday that recognized Myanmar’s crimes against the Rohingya as genocide. The motion, introduced by MP Andrew Leslie,...

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This book teaches the Filipino alphabet using beautiful illustrations of cultural icons

This book teaches the Filipino alphabet using beautiful illustrations of cultural icons

A local publisher has launched an illustrated Filipino-language children’s book that deserves space in any serious bibliophile’s shelf. PLL Publishing House...

The Hobbit Hotel: Resort in Khao Yai designed to look like the hobbit-inhabited world of ‘Lord of the Rings’

The Hobbit Hotel: Resort in Khao Yai designed to look like the hobbit-inhabited world of ‘Lord of the Rings’

Bangkok dwellers can enter a magical realm in just a few hours at an unusual resort in Khao Yai designed to look like the hobbit-inhabited world of Lord of the Rings. Jump in the...

Sneak peek: The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore will open its majestic doors on Oct 1

Sneak peek: The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore will open its majestic doors on Oct 1

It's a beautifully restored space.

Thai beauty queen stripped of title for trying to compete in another unauthorized contest

Thai beauty queen stripped of title for trying to compete in another unauthorized contest

Miss Grand Thailand, one of the top beauty contests in Thailand, shocked fans with a Facebook announcement yesterday that it had fired the winner from their Lampang province...

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ the movie has sparked off a whole series of tours in Singapore

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ the movie has sparked off a whole series of tours in Singapore

Get a glimpse of the high life.

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