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Palestinians protest in Bangkok (photoblog)

Gathering to rally on the annual Al Quds Day on July 10 and also commemorating the July 8 beginning of the 51-day war in...
The temple of the Dhamma farangs

While elsewhere in Thailand foreign tourists at 3am might walk home from a night out at the many entertainment spots the country has to...
Thailand’s finest fruit of the loom (photoblog)

Whoever is into arts and crafts from Thailand knows that the country has a lot to offer in this space. Among them are the...
Beware of dog food: The great dog meat debate howls on

An annual dog meat-eating festival held in a remote part of southern China has once again sparked an international outcry, with a petition to...
Thailand’s reform council proposes legalising casinos

A small group of National Reform Council (NRC) members has called for casinos to be legalised in Thailand, citing the presence of booming casinos...
Singapore names flower in honour of Thai junta leader

Thailand's junta leader General Prayut Chan-ocha's two-day official visit to Singapore ended on June 12 on a flowery note as the National Orchid Garden...
Thailand positions itself as ‘Muslim-friendly destination’

Thailand, the world’s tenth-most visited country that expects to welcome no less than 28 million foreign visitors this year, is positioning itself as a...
Thailand to open waters for foreign superyacht charter

In its aim to lure high-end visitors to the country amidst an otherwise sluggish tourism market, Thailand plans to open its maritime borders for...
Four Thai hotel groups expanding in the Middle East

With tourism on their home turf slowing, four Thai hotel companies are now expanding in the Middle East to tap the high-end hospitality market...
Long-missing Goya painting found in Imelda Marcos’ collection

A rare artwork by 19-century Spanish painter Francisco de Goya has been found in the collection of Imelda Marcos, former first lady of the...
Ex-ASEAN SecGen sharply criticises lacking foreign language skills in Thailand

The former Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Surin Pitsuwan, recently had another focus on one of his favourite topics -...
Retire in Southeast Asia: Three of the best places

The New York Times wrote that about 100,000 people from all over the world retired to Asia in 2010 alone. The cost of living...
Thailand’s singing zebra doves can fetch more than $90,000

Among the most creative investment ideas of present days is certainly the zebra dove, a small bird native to Southeast Asia, which has become...
Singapore company plans Oud factories in the Middle East

Asia Plantation Capital, a Singapore-headquartered group that operates agarwood plantations in Southeast Asia that deliver the precious raw material for expensive Oud perfumes highly...
Wealth report picks Yangon as one of four ‘Cities of the Future’

The annual “Wealth Report” recently released by global real estate consultancy Knight Frank has an interesting angle: Apart from listing global cities most important...
Bringing award-winning Asian cinema to Manila

Asia Society Philippines, together with the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and Shangri-La Cineplex, invites the public to view the best films...
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19-year-old from Cebu named Miss Philippines Earth 2014

19-year-old Jamie Herrell from Cebu City was named Miss Philippines Earth 2014 during the pageant's coronation night at the SM Mall of Asia Arena...