Unmasked: Topeng monyet may be banned in Jakarta, but dangerous monkey pet trade persists

No matter how cute they may look, monkeys simply aren’t suitable pets for humans and it is always an act of cruelty to keep them as such.

Lion Air-affiliated Wings Air plane returns to Makassar airport 1 hour after take-off due to ‘technical issue’

The statement from Lion Air Group did not specify what the “technical issue” that caused the plane to turn around...

Lion Air-affiliated Wings Air plane returns to Makassar airport 1 hour after take-off due to ‘technical issue’

VP candidate Ma’ruf protested by disabled activist group over negative use of the words ‘deaf’ and ‘blind’

The activists were protesting over a speech Ma’ruf had given on Saturday in which he called those who always...

VP candidate Ma’ruf protested by disabled activist group over negative use of the words ‘deaf’ and ‘blind’

Alumnus burns own diploma in protest over alleged victim blaming by Universitas Gadjah Mada in student rape case

The alleged rape of a student at Yogyakarta’s prestigious Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) and the alleged lack of a...

Alumnus burns own diploma in protest over alleged victim blaming by Universitas Gadjah Mada in student rape case

Indonesian boy breaks down in tears after cop stops his motorcycle, police later gifts him bicycle

Underage driving, particularly using motorcycles, has long been and continues to be common in Indonesia.

Indonesian boy breaks down in tears after cop stops his motorcycle, police later gifts him bicycle

Review: Grand Cafe 1919, the restaurant that resurrected an abandoned colonial-era building in Manila’s Chinatown

Candles in Moonlight: Here’s a look at Loy Krathong traditions around Thailand

No kawaii coffee here: Ekkamai’s Phil Coffee Company is one of Bangkok’s best roasters and specialty cafes

The Coconuts taste test: We try 7 bubble tea brands to find the best brown sugar pearl milk in Singapore

Lombok’s Hotel Tugu: An affordable, artsy stay with spiritual touches and romantic lotus pond dining

The Apurva Kempinski Bali: A new 5-star hotel coming to Nusa Dua in early 2019

Tourist Crap: Taipei’s notorious Modern Toilet Restaurant has terrible hot pot, but great photo ops

New high-tech multi-label store Nomadx is home to brands like Taobao, Style Theory, and Oo La Lab

Grace Baey’s portraits of Yangon’s trans population are intimate without being intrusive [PHOTOS]

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