At least 163 Jakarta middle school students fall ill from food poisoning, allegedly after eating tainted tofu

Police believe a bad tofu dish was the cause of the mass poisoning

Two ‘online taxi’ drivers in Medan victims of suspected robbery-murders in two days: police

Two drivers working for ride-hailing apps, locally known as “online taxis”, were killed in as many days in the...

Two ‘online taxi’ drivers in Medan victims of suspected robbery-murders in two days: police

Jakartan nicknamed ‘Joker’ demands Christian service for children be stopped while carrying saw and axe, gets beaten up the next day

A video showing a man angrily demanding the end to a religious service for children taking place in an apartment...

Jakartan nicknamed ‘Joker’ demands Christian service for children be stopped while carrying saw and axe, gets beaten up the next day

BEE AFRAID: Terrifying swarm of bees descend on Citilink airplane’s wing, causing delay

Bee very afraid.

BEE AFRAID: Terrifying swarm of bees descend on Citilink airplane’s wing, causing delay

6 steps to an idyllic getaway in Thailand’s ancient capital city Ayutthaya

Is Myanmar safe to visit now?

Garuda Indonesia will start flying direct from Jakarta to London on October 31

7 reasons to visit Siem Reap, besides the epic beauty of Angkor Wat

Supermodel Cindy Bishop shares her all-time favorite things to do in Bangkok (VIDEO)

Home Away From Home: A serene escape at Yun Myo Thu Hotel in Bagan

An insider’s guide to affordable Athens

6 reasons to cross Greece off your bucket list

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