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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...
Sarawak: A world of music and crafts

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For more than a decade, the Rainforest World Music Festival has assembled musicians for three days in Sarawak. The event has grown from a...
Singapore home sales surge 23.8% in June

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Rising demand for housing in Singapore, especially in more affordable suburban areas, has led to a 23.8 per cent rise in home sales -...
Chulalongkorn University says sorry for Hitler picture

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Thailand's Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, one of the country's most renowned, apologised on July 15 for a mural displaying a portrait of German Nazi...
Myanmar faces down its own Hitler fascination

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The recent airtime Hitler has been getting in Thailand (first at a chicken restaurant, then a prestigious university) is nothing new to Myanmar. In front...
Chinese woman electrocuted by iPhone, Apple says ‘sorry’

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Chinese web news service Weibo, the local equivalent of Twitter, went hot after reports started circulating that a 23-year-old Chinese woman was killed by...
ASEAN oddities: Vietnam’s fire-spitting Dragon Bridge

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The Vietnamese city of Da Nang has built a bridge in the shape of a dragon that alternately exhales fire and water.  The bridge...
Strange ASEAN laws: Black magic ban in Indonesia

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The Indonesian government is currently considering adding a law to the country’s Criminal Code that would outlaw witchcraft.  Here is the proposed law: (1). Any...
Police rescue 90 smuggled cats on Thai border

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Thai police stopped a pickup truck on July 11 filled with 90 smuggled kitties that were headed straight to restaurants in Vietnam, where they...
ASEAN’s growing population: Many new mouths to feed

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ASEAN's overall population is exploding. Whether this is good or bad is dependent on the country. While large populations can be viewed as adding...
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...