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Ready at last: Hong Kong director presents Snowden movie

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While Hollywood is still mulling over the sensitive issue of producing a movie about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, a group of amateur film makers...
Asahi shaking up the Filipino beer market

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Filipinos like to drink. In particular, they like to drink beer. As the nation has prospered, so have its two rival beer producers, San...
Manila business district site of multiple homicide

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A grizzly murder scene unfolded in the financial heart of the Philippine capital Manila on July 3, AFP has reported. According to local police, five...
Paintball rapidly becoming popular in Singapore (video)video

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The number of teams taking part in paintball competitions in Singapore saw an almost six-fold increase in 2013 compared to five years ago, Channel...
ASEAN: As safe as we think?

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Recent news of the mysterious death of British writer and movie producer Joseph Lang has sent chills through expat communities in the region. The...
Australian academic calls Philippines ‘purgatory’ for poor

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Citing rising inequality between the wealthy and not-so-wealthy, an Australian professor has called the Philippines a "purgatory for the poor". Prof. Gill Boehringer, a former...
No ‘butts’ about ASEAN healthcare

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In the Philippines, there is no need to fear committing a faux pas by taking a cigarette from an open pack on a table....
Citarum: Possibly the world’s most polluted river

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Jammed with endless amounts of trash, hazardous waste, and human excrement, lays the world’s most polluted river in West Java, Indonesia, known as the...
Hello Kitty craze causes pandemonium in Singapore

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An encompassing treasure of high regard, perceived as odd to some Westerners, yet capable of moving masses in the East. Hello Kitty is a...
First Lao-made movie hits the cinemas

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The first all-Laos made movie Huk Aum Lum, a Lao term meaning "well-blended love", has made in to cinemas in Bangkok in a move...
Filipino billionaire constructing vanity mansion

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In the Philippines, a property development scion has added some eye-popping flare to the conventional definition of narcissism. Robbie Antonio, the 36-year-old managing director of...
‘Soi Cowboy’ filmmaker dies in Vietnam (video)video

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Joseph Lang, a British writer and movie producer famous for the 2008 movie "Soi Cowboy", a thoughtful and disturbing meditation on the Thai experience...
Thailand to battle obesity, starting with cops

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Thai health authorities have realised that there is a growing problem with obesity in the nation, with the number of overweight preschool children having...
Thailand’s Deputy Commerce Minister mocked for promotion video

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In an attempt to promote traditional grocery stores, Thailand’s Deputy Commerce Minister Nattawut Saikuar wrote and released a music video titled “Show Huay Show...
Myanmar bans TIME Magazine over ‘Buddhist Terror’ cover story

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Myanmar has banned the July 2013 issue of TIME Magazine which bears the words “The Face of Buddhist Terror”, its front page displaying the...
Southeast Asia haze: Fallout ensues – Join the discussion

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Malaysia’s palm oil giant Sime Darby has deflected blame over being involved in the disastrous haze that engulfed Singapore and Peninsular Malaysia earlier this...
A first look at the Philippines’ eco-friendly ‘tourism city’

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Named after the US’s first president by a group of English teachers in the early 1900s, the municipality of New Washington, on the island...
Thailand burns $400m worth of drugs (video)

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Thai authorities burned $400 million-worth of narcotics on World Drug Day on June 26 in the Thai city of Ayutthaya north of Bangkok, according...