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Business woman wins Miss Universe Singapore title

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Twenty-four-year-old Shi Lim on July 6 won the Miss Universe Singapore beauty pageant, giving her the right to represent the country in the contest’s...
Pop culture dictates the American version of the Vietnam War

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For generations born after the Vietnam War (1954-75), the dominant source of information about that war comes from popular culture. There are novels, music,...
Thailand’s high-speed train tickets ‘too expensive’

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The Thai government's ambitious plan to construct a high-speed train network in the country will be a big failure, critics claim, as ticket prices...
How Southeast Asia’s wealthy like to fly

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The battle for low-budget passengers is only one side of Asia's thriving air travel business. Airlines are increasingly targeting the wealthy and are beefing...

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“I was a monk for six years, first in Trang and then in Pattani. I came to Phuket on June 29 to visit a...
65% of Thais are fine with corruption

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A survey among around 2,100 people all over Thailand conducted from July 1 to 5 by Abac Poll Research Center, a department of the...
Vietnam wants to be Hollywood of Southeast Asia

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Officials from Vietnam's Department of Cinema have announced they want to draft a plan to make the local film industry the "leading one in...
Hitler restaurant causes stir in Thailand

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A chicken takeaway restaurant that calls itself Hitler after the German Nazi leader reportedly opened in June in Thailand and made it into a...
Former Miss Malaysia wants $760m from ex-husband

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In what could be the most expensive divorce battle ever in the UK, former Miss Malaysia Pauline Chai, now 66, demands $760 million from her...
Yellow Sea turns green from algae disaster

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The largest algae bloom in China's history has turned the Yellow Sea coast off the eastern city of Qingdao into a green swamp. The...
Vietnam veteran reunited with his long lost arm

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In October of 1966, Dr. Sam Axelrad amputated the gangrene infected arm of a Vietcong soldier by the name of Nguyen Quang Hung. Hung...
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....