Korean netizens slam dangdut star Via Vallen’s new music video over allegations of plagiarism from K-pop singer IU

Since K-pop took Indonesia by the storm over a decade ago, there have been numerous plagiarism allegations committed by Indonesian artists ⁠— be it similarities in their...

FPI leader and former Jakarta ‘counter governor’ Fahrurrozi Ishaq dies from COVID-19

Fahrurrozi Ishaq, a leader of hardline Islamist group Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), passed away this morning days...

FPI leader and former Jakarta ‘counter governor’ Fahrurrozi Ishaq dies from COVID-19

Jakarta student failing classes because he couldn’t afford a smartphone highlights online learning struggles

The struggles of online learning in Indonesia is such that, seven months into the pandemic, less privileged students...

Jakarta student failing classes because he couldn’t afford a smartphone highlights online learning struggles

Indonesian groups demand political condemnation, threaten protests over French President Macron’s critique of Islam

Islamic groups in Indonesia are calling for the government to publicly condemn French President Emmanuel Macron after...

Indonesian groups demand political condemnation, threaten protests over French President Macron’s critique of Islam

Indonesian man filmed tricking 2 boys into blowing condoms like balloons

An Indonesian man has triggered outrage in the country after he filmed himself giving two young boys condoms to play...

Indonesian man filmed tricking 2 boys into blowing condoms like balloons

Emergency Chic: Thai Airways turns life vests into fash-forward bags

Antigen tests no longer required from outbound Filipino travelers, says Malacañang

Pack Your Bags: Filipinos allowed to go on non-essential travel starting Oct. 21

TikTok showing miniature ‘kampung’ in Australian zoo has Indonesians hyped

Filipinos traveling to Singapore must present negative swab tests before boarding

Forget COVID-19? Filipinos can travel all over Russia under relaxed e-visa rule in 2021

Dive into the Andaman again when Similans reopen Oct. 15

Sip on these savings: Buy two bottles and get one free at the 10.10 Wine Sale

Boracay’s Come Back: One of the world’s best islands reopens today

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