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

A couple, identified by their initials 26-year-old DAF and 27-year-old LAS, have been named as suspects in the gruesome...

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

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

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...

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

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...

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

Tourist visas good for up to 9 months approved by cabinet

Panicked by month without holidays, Thailand scrambles to add ‘a long one’

Trick or treat: Bangkok readies Khaosan Road for Halloween debut

Visiting Tagaytay and not from Cavite? Get a travel pass

Transportation Ministry says rapid and swab tests still required for travel

59 countries shut borders to Indonesian travelers: Foreign Affairs Ministry

ThaiGov sneaks French tourists in to test ‘Phuket model’

Seaside retreat for humans (and wildlife) doubles down on sustainability

‘Travel cards’ could exempt expats from Thai dual-pricing schemes

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