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Apple sued by Vietnamese erotica writer

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Back in March of 2010, actress, singer and author Le Kieu Nhu released her first book that was later met with harsh criticism for...
Thailand’s next faux pas with Hitler

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The uproar over the infamous Hitler chicken restaurant in Thailand has not even cooled down, and the country already has its next issue with...
Coins: Why do they all look the same?

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Staff at currency exchange booths at Bangkok's international airport are sometimes wondering about the high demand for 10-baht coins especially from travelers booked on...
Five coolest SMS applications in ASEAN

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While the use of smartphones is on a rapid rise throughout ASEAN, many people are still heavy SMS users, with industry experts estimating hundreds...
Jailbreak in Indonesia causes pure pandemonium

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Flames rose as the lit up Tanjun Gusta jail on the island of Sumatra was engulfed in an inferno with an estimated 200 inmates...
President Aquino an unlikely Esquire coverboy

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As a Filipino, I never once envisioned PNoy, the nickname given to President Benigno Aquino III, on the cover of Esquire Philippines anymore than...
Vietnam cracks down on police uniform scam

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Police in Vietnam have taken action against a widespread problem involving fake police uniforms that enables scamsters to pose as false police personnel and...
Japan yakuza: How about your mafia magazines, ASEAN?

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Every business needs to have a handle on communication with their employees, even organized crime syndicates, it now appears. Japanese media has reported that...
AirAsia crew uniforms too sexy for authorities

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The iconic red uniforms of low-cost carrier AirAsia's female flight attendants have caught attention of Malaysia's transport ministry that asked the airline on July...
Thai media and entertainment industry in spending spree

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The entertainment and media industry in Thailand expects a significant rise in spending by $5 billion to $14.8 billion by 2017, fueled by surging...
Pattaya wants to host Formula 1 race

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The popular Thai beach town of Pattaya wants to be the stage for the Grand Prix of Thailand 2015 after Bangkok residents and environmentalists...
3D printed fashion becoming popular in ASEAN

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Kuala Lumpur recently was the stage of Asia's very first 3D printed fashion show - a new trend that combines 3D printing with fashion...
Cheapest place to buy Apple gadgets in Asia: Malaysia!

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A price comparison between popular Apple gadgets in Asia brought to light that almost all of them are cheapest to purchase in Malaysia at...
Six ways CEOs can foster creativity in Asia

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In small and medium enterprises (SME), a top provider of new jobs, the law of the land has and will always be innovate or...
Artificial sun: China opens world’s largest building (video)video

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The Chinese city of Chengdu in Sichuan province has opened the world’s largest man-made structure, housing hotels, shopping complexes, offices, a replica of a...
Southeast Asia’s emerging retirement destinations

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Retiring in Southeast Asia has become a viable option for Westerners hitting the 50 plus age bracket. In 2010, the New York Times estimated...
Chinese ex-minister gets death sentence for corruption

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A court in Beijing has sentenced China's former railway minister Liu Zhijun to death over charges of bribery and power abuse. The death sentence...
Thailand’s Hitler restaurant now called ‘H-ler’

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A chicken takeaway restaurant in Thailand that used to call itself "Hitler" and displayed the German Nazi leader's portrait in a way resembling the...