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ASEAN consumers among world’s most confident

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A recent report by consumer research firm Nielsen showed that people in ASEAN countries are among the world's most confident consumers due to dynamic...
Muslim beauty queens slammed with fatwa

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Four young Muslim women aged aged 19 to 23 years were forced to drop out from the finalist round of Miss Malaysia World 2013...
Most pessimistic country in ASEAN: Singapore

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Singapore has been identified by a survey of market reseacher Gallup as the most pessimistic country in ASEAN, and not only this, it also...
Modern day slavery in Southeast Asia: Thailand and Cambodia

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Many in Western, developed nations believe that slavery has been long abolished. In reality it is a thriving multi-billion dollar industry — some estimate...
Filipino appetite for mobile computing growing

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According to a recent telecom industry market research study, Filipinos are increasingly hooked on mobile technology. The report, by TNS Philippines, found that most...
Indonesia Nazi coffeehouse causes outrage

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Nazi-themed restaurants, cafés and artwork seem to enjoy high popularity in Southeast Asia. After an outrage over an Hitler-styled chicken restaurant in Thailand and...
Birds of Paradise in Indonesia

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The islands of Indonesia are famous for bird watching tours. There are 372 recorded species and many of them are unlike birds anywhere else...
Singapore helps drive strong Asian hotel investments

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But is this matched by quality? According to a Jones Lang LaSalle sponsored index, hotel investments in Asia Pacific are no longer the high risk...
The #haze is back!

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The haze has returned to many parts of Malaysia with the resumption of fires in Sumatra, Air Pollution Index (API) levels are inching higher...
Asia art: Alive without breath

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When I saw these images for the first time, I was sure that I was looking at a very strange photograph. But no –...
Nickelodeon launches first major event in Singapore

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Nickelodeon launched its first-ever Nickelodeon Slime Cup in Southeast Asia in Singapore on July 20 to 21. The event is catered to families and...
Thai monk caught in whirlpool of scandals

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Remember Thailand's jet-setting monks? It gets worse. Until a month ago, 33-year old Wirapol Sukphol had no limelight in Thailand, and why should he? Monks...
Sonic Bang: Thailand’s first international pop music festival

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Thailand is hosting its first annual international pop music festival in Bangkok this August. “Sonic Bang” will be a one-day event featuring 30 artists...
Singaporeans want more sex

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After a long day of work, the burden of taxing responsibilities accumulates, creating a vacuum that needs to be filled, demanding an outlet, a...
Indonesian cuisine: An unduly underappreciated taste

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Traditional Indonesian food is a delectable, rich, deeply satisfying cuisine; but this is, strangely, still something of a secret. That is, if you live...
Malaysian bloggers charged for posting controversial pork pictures

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Charged on July 18 for “seditious publication” after posting a picture on Facebook of dining on pork during Ramadan, Alvin Tan, 25, and Vivian...
Samantha Lo: Singapore’s bold street artist

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Dubbed the “Sticker Lady”, Samantha Lo is the 27-year-old founder of an online arts magazine, but has been further recognised as the Singaporean graffiti...
14-year-old girl buys car for boyfriend in China

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In Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan province in interior China, a 14-year-old girl has done what she believes was the only thing left to...