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Brunei investors buy into Lotus F1 team

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Wealthy individuals linked to the royal family of Brunei are among the buyers of a 35 per cent stake in the Lotus Formula 1...
Malaysian firms named to be behind Sumatra fires

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Apart from Singapore-based companies that were allegedly responsible for some of the disastrous Sumatra forest fires that caused hazardous haze in Singapore and Peninsular...
Punks face off with Indonesia’s Shariah law

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“They will outlaw listening to that genre of music, that dress, and those actions... punishing by fine or by jailing. They will incentivise more...
Stylised documentary re-enacts Indonesian genocide (video)video

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A documentary by British American film-maker Joshua Lincoln Oppenheimer, The Act of Killing, investigates the lives of remorseless former commanders of Indonesian death squads...
Thailand’s ghastly wards: The magic of dead fetusesvideo

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Whether you believe it or not, there has been an on-going phenomenon in Thailand involving raising the ghosts of dead babies. These ghosts are...
60,000 at Art of Speed show in Selangor

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60,000 spectators and 254 owners of classic cars and bikes were drawn by Malaysia’s first Kustom Kulture & Hot Rod Show on June 8...
Rainforest Music Festival to kick off in Sarawak

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The annual Rainforest World Music Festival, set in the jungles of Sarawak, Malaysia, is set for a three-day weekend of music and dance from...
Shape up: Malaysia should eye India’s obesity surgery trend

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Despite the fact that one in six Indians are classified as undernourished, bariatric surgery – also known as stomach shrinking – has begun to...
Picture this: Infographs for non-designers

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Piktochart, an online infographic design tool, nearly doubled its users to 300,000 over the first five months of 2013. Co-founder Ai Ching Goh told...

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Incongruously nestled in a swanky business district of Bangkok, a humble looking coffee house with a Thai-style traditional rooftop has started to stir things...
Vietnam’s first gay sitcom goes viral on YouTube (video)video

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Debuting on April 8, 2012 and making history as Vietnam’s first gay sitcom, My Best Gay Friends is a Vietnamese web series on YouTube...

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A video clip of three Thai Buddhist monks riding in a private jet has gone viral on the Internet, prompting many people in Thailand...

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“Fifty people per cell, just one blanket, crackers for breakfast, with porridge, and tea on occasion, or hot water. Sardines and rice for lunch...
The Philippines now has its first male supermodel (video)video

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All eyes were on Paolo Roldan when he walked down the runway at the Philippine Fashion Week underwear show in Manila on May 26. Roldan,...

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Tuyet Lan, the runner-up of Vietnam's Next Top Model contest, is the first Asian face on the cover of the July edition of Pulp,...

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Thailand now has its first resort-style shopping mall, the Promenada Resort Mall Chiang Mai which opened its first phase on June 7. The Promenada is...
Taiwan launches free WiFi for all tourists

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Taiwan is now providing free Internet access at over 4,400 "iTaiwan" hotspots across the island to foreign tourists, who will also be able to...
Bentley rolls into the Philippines

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British luxury carmaker Bentley has entered into the Philippines and opened its first showroom in Greenhills, a shopping mall in Metro Manila. Being the company’s...