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Thai embassy translator dies of COVID, first fatality since June

Thailand’s COVID-19 death toll ticked up for the first time since June today with the death of an emissary to Saudi Arabia.  A translator working at the Office of Labor Affairs at the Thai embassy in Riyadh, Ahmad Mamin (translated from Thai) became the 59th fatality, by official count, after he died around noon at ...

Should you wear a mask in your own car? Jakartans question rule

Just what is the point of wearing a mask in your own car, especially if you’re driving alone? That is a rule that has...

Should you wear a mask in your own car? Jakartans question rule

Gov’t denies link between fish kill and Manila Bay’s ‘white sand’ project

The government agency implementing the “beach nourishment” project in Manila Bay has denied that the large...

Gov’t denies link between fish kill and Manila Bay’s ‘white sand’ project

Nominate Hong Kong police for the Nobel Peace Prize: Junius Ho

The petition was created by pro-Beijing groups affiliated with Ho.

Nominate Hong Kong police for the Nobel Peace Prize: Junius Ho

Hundreds caught violating Bali’s mandatory mask rule in Badung regency

Many people had masks on them but didn’t bother to use them properly, or even at all. 

Hundreds caught violating Bali’s mandatory mask rule in Badung regency

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Hundreds caught violating Bali’s mandatory mask rule in Badung regency

Hundreds caught violating Bali’s mandatory mask rule in Badung regency

Many people had masks on them but didn’t bother to use them properly, or even at all. 

Bali to restore stronger restrictions following surge in COVID-19 cases

Bali to restore stronger restrictions following surge in COVID-19 cases

We're back to those early restrictions, the ones that were implemented in the early days of the coronavirus outbreak.

47-year-old man found dead in Denpasar following Jakarta trip

47-year-old man found dead in Denpasar following Jakarta trip

A 47-year-old man was found dead earlier this morning in his room at a boarding house (kost) in Denpasar after complaining of coughing and fever following a recent trip to Jakarta.

Denpasar hospitals inching closer to full capacity: task force

Denpasar hospitals inching closer to full capacity: task force

The recent surge of new COVID-19 cases in Bali appears to be taking its toll on health facilities across the province.

Teen couple in Lombok forced to marry for coming home after dusk

Teen couple in Lombok forced to marry for coming home after dusk

Though there have been tireless efforts to end child marriage in Indonesia, it appears that the country still has a long way to go to reach that ultimate goal.

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Ready Player Mom? ‘Mother Gamer’ scores points against Thai gaming stigma

Ready Player Mom? ‘Mother Gamer’ scores points against Thai gaming stigma

The moment Mother Gamer began to unspool, some of my worst suspicions of this single-mother-turned-gamer film were confirmed when the logos of Thailand’s two biggest gaming...

Mall giant Central returns to where it all began in Bangkok 70 years ago

Mall giant Central returns to where it all began in Bangkok 70 years ago

Those who don’t feel like they’ve handed enough over to Thailand’s largest family-owned retail conglomerate have a new place to do so at a shophouse in Bangkok’s old town,...

Thai embassy translator dies of COVID, first fatality since June

Thai embassy translator dies of COVID, first fatality since June

Thailand’s COVID-19 death toll ticked up for the first time since June today with the death of an emissary to Saudi Arabia.  A translator working at the Office of Labor Affairs...

Bangkok MRT guard fired for horndog creepshots of women passengers

Bangkok MRT guard fired for horndog creepshots of women passengers

An MRT security guard who posted creepshots of female commuters with lewd captions to Twitter was fired today after a passenger discovered his account. The system operator...

Helmet not always mandatory: Transportation Ministry issues safety regulations for cyclists

Helmet not always mandatory: Transportation Ministry issues safety regulations for cyclists

It’s quite something that there was not a complete set of safety regulations for riding a bicycle in Indonesia all this time, and now we have some pretty obvious ones (and one...

Couple arrested for murder of mutilated man, targeted victim via Tinder

Couple arrested for murder of mutilated man, targeted victim via Tinder

A couple, identified by their initials 26-year-old DAF and 27-year-old LAS, have been named as suspects in the gruesome murder of RHW, whose mutilated remains were found in a...

Should you wear a mask in your own car? Jakartans question rule

Should you wear a mask in your own car? Jakartans question rule

Just what is the point of wearing a mask in your own car, especially if you’re driving alone? That is a rule that has come under criticism in Jakarta as the capital restored...

Another ‘ospek’ video goes viral, but this time faculty official defends hazing

Another ‘ospek’ video goes viral, but this time faculty official defends hazing

Only days after the now-viral hazing in a virtual ospek (campus orientation) carried out by college students in Surabaya became the subject of ridicule online, another clip has...

Panties-flashing motorcyclist in viral TikTok video may be charged with pornographic action

Panties-flashing motorcyclist in viral TikTok video may be charged with pornographic action

Police in Indonesia are on the hunt for a female motorcyclist who flashed her panties on the road for all of TikTok to see, with the act of alleged exhibitionism possibly in...

Where to find durian, whisky, ice-cream mooncakes in Kuala Lumpur

Where to find durian, whisky, ice-cream mooncakes in Kuala Lumpur

The Mid-Autumn Festival falls on Oct. 1

Malaysia’s Putrajaya lights up in orange for ‘World Patient Safety Day’

Malaysia’s Putrajaya lights up in orange for ‘World Patient Safety Day’

Putrajaya is lit!

Malaysia man criticized after naming Black man ‘number one suspect’ in US shooting

Malaysia man criticized after naming Black man ‘number one suspect’ in US shooting

Ian Miles Cheong has more than 300K followers on Twitter, where he posts largely right-wing views on US affairs.

Makeup brand removes ad that used same model for different skin color, races

Makeup brand removes ad that used same model for different skin color, races

Who thought this was a good idea?

What you need to know about the 2020 Sabah elections

What you need to know about the 2020 Sabah elections

More than a million Sabahans are expected to go to the polls on Sept. 26.

Overkill? Parañaque resident fined for doing laundry in front yard without face mask

Overkill? Parañaque resident fined for doing laundry in front yard without face mask

A woman who was doing laundry in her front yard in Marcelo Green Village in Parañaque City was fined PHP1,000 (US$20) by the authorities after they insisted that she violated...

Malacañang orders closure of all cemeteries, columbariums from Oct. 29 to Nov. 4

Malacañang orders closure of all cemeteries, columbariums from Oct. 29 to Nov. 4

The Duterte government today ordered the closure of all cemeteries and columbariums in the entire country from Oct. 29 to Nov. 4, in an effort to prevent the spread of the...

At least 40 Filipino girls below 15 years old give birth weekly, says gov’t agency

At least 40 Filipino girls below 15 years old give birth weekly, says gov’t agency

About 40 to 50 Filipino girls aged 10 to 14 years old are giving birth every week, the Commission on Population and Development (PopCom) today said. PopCom Executive Director Juan...

Drug war deaths increased not by half but only 5% during pandemic, insists Eleazar

Drug war deaths increased not by half but only 5% during pandemic, insists Eleazar

A high-ranking officer of the Philippine National Police expressed skepticism today over a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report, which said that drug war deaths increased by 50% during...

Gov’t denies link between fish kill and Manila Bay’s ‘white sand’ project

Gov’t denies link between fish kill and Manila Bay’s ‘white sand’ project

The government agency implementing the “beach nourishment” project in Manila Bay has denied that the large number of dead fish floating on Baseco’s seawall was...

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Opposition MP Raeesah Khan will ‘speak frankly’ in Parliament after police warning

Opposition MP Raeesah Khan will ‘speak frankly’ in Parliament after police warning

Warnings given for promoting enmity, scandalizing court.

Singapore fitness trainer Tyen Rasif wins ‘Asian Dream’ singing competition

Singapore fitness trainer Tyen Rasif wins ‘Asian Dream’ singing competition

She will join singer Michael Bolton on his tour.

‘70s Flashback: South Korea’s ‘Jinro’ soju back in Singapore stores

‘70s Flashback: South Korea’s ‘Jinro’ soju back in Singapore stores

Grip and sip 16.9% of toad-approved goodness.

Internet rallies to save Singaporean drug trafficker from execution

Internet rallies to save Singaporean drug trafficker from execution

Online petitions, letters to leaders, and even the Human Rights Watch are joining efforts to save Syed Suhail.

New passports and flags as Yangon splinters into COVID city-states

New passports and flags as Yangon splinters into COVID city-states

USA now stands for the United States of Ahlone. The UK is no longer the United Kingdom but United Kyimyindine, whose proud and sovereign people occupy both banks of the Hlaing...

Yangon sealed off for third day as hospitals fill with infected

Yangon sealed off for third day as hospitals fill with infected

Three days into the virtual closing of Myanmar’s most populous city, the surge of newly detected coronavirus cases fell to 83 this morning as hospitals race to ramp up capacity....

Delivery life again as Yangon sinks back into lockdown, curfew measures

Delivery life again as Yangon sinks back into lockdown, curfew measures

Like the groundhog driven underground by its own shadow, Yangon has plunged back into pandemic lockdown measures just as the economy was seeing light again. Venue owners forced to...

7 Yangon townships partially locked down as coronavirus rages

7 Yangon townships partially locked down as coronavirus rages

Every day of the past week has brought a rising tide of bad news amid rising COVID-19 cases in Yangon as the virus marches through the city – second wave! Attributed to those...

Myanmar woman’s suicide attempt leaves Singapore family with impossible debt

Myanmar woman’s suicide attempt leaves Singapore family with impossible debt

May Thu never told her family she was suffering. Sure, she spoke of leaving her job in Singapore, but didn’t blame the family whose house she kept clean. After the pandemic shut...

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Watch indie films without leaving home, on The Projector Plus

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| Coconuts Singapore x The Projector | Watch a curated selection of offbeat and alternative movies on the new streaming platform from Singapore’s iconic indie cinema

Mall giant Central returns to where it all began in Bangkok 70 years ago

Mall giant Central returns to where it all began in Bangkok 70 years ago

Those who don’t feel like they’ve handed enough over to Thailand’s largest family-owned retail conglomerate have a new place to do so at a shophouse in Bangkok’s old town,...

‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘La La Land,’ Dark Knight trilogy among 50+ movies to show on big screens

‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘La La Land,’ Dark Knight trilogy among 50+ movies to show on big screens

If it’s been awhile since you were motivated to enter a cinema (IMAX screenings of Tenet don’t count), this month brings fifty-something reasons to do so. Cinema’s past is...

Singapore fitness trainer Tyen Rasif wins ‘Asian Dream’ singing competition

Singapore fitness trainer Tyen Rasif wins ‘Asian Dream’ singing competition

She will join singer Michael Bolton on his tour.

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