Style and Culture

Style and Culture

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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...
Travel: 5 things you must see in Phnom Penh

Only have a day or two in Phnom Penh before heading out to the next destination? Have no fear. The best things the capital...
Malaysia censors pig pictures in newspaper

In what it defended to be "standard protocol" in Malaysia, the company that prints the International New York Times in the country, KHL Printing...
Advertising spending in Myanmar surges

The recent entry of many international brands has led to a boom in advertising expenditure in Myanmar, increasing five-fold to some $118 million in...
Philippine ad smartly condemns gender stereotypes (video)video

In 60 seconds, Pantene Philippines used an ad to deftly break down the double standards men and women face in the work place. The...
Malaysia has 93 female board directors

Since January this year, 93 women in Malaysia have joined the boards of public-listed companies as directors, the Women, Family and Community Development ministry...
Miss World crowned under heavy guard

Philippine model and actress Megan Young was crowned Miss World 2013 in Bali, Indonesia, on September 28 in an event heavily guarded by armed...
Megan Young wins Miss World Top Model contest

Actress and TV host Megan Young, 23, from the Philippines won the Miss World 2013's Top Model contest, the pageant's website reported on September...
Thailand seizes $800,000 from disgraced monk

Thailand has seized nearly $800,000 worth of assets, including a Porsche and a Mercedes-Benz and dozens of other cars, from a monk who was...
Myanmar presents ‘Miss Supranational’

In a bid to take part in the next "Miss Supranational" beauty pageant to be held from August 17 to September in Belarus with...