Style and Culture

Style and Culture

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Thailand seizes $800,000 from disgraced monk

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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’

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

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Does Goku have his shirt off? Is that an axe that our hero is clutching between his hands? Are those girls in the show...
Myanmar’s punks break silence on religious violence

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Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence, and nothing is more anti-authoritarian than punks who break that silence. Myanmar’s issue is far bigger than its...
Hong Kong flight attendants learn how to kick butt

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Don’t dare aggravate a flight attendant on Hong Kong Airlines. Parented by Mainland China-based Hainan Airlines, the carrier has followed through with an earlier...
‘Virtual drummer’ in Thailand becomes web hit

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A Thai musician rocked off a potential musical career after he posted a Youtube video of himself playing on imaginary drums drawn on a...
Chinese-Greek student wins Miss World Singapore

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Eighteen-year old Maria-Anna Zenieris, a Singapore student that is half-Chinese, half-Greek, won the Miss World Singapore beauty pageant held on July 28 in the...
The Philippines’ crying cop

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On July 22, President Benigno Aquino’s delivered his State of the Nation Address (Sona) in Quezon City. Among the attendees were protesters voicing their...
Modern day slavery in Southeast Asia: Thailand and Cambodia

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Many in Western, developed nations believe that slavery has been long abolished. In reality it is a thriving multi-billion dollar industry — some estimate...
Sonic Bang: Thailand’s first international pop music festival

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Thailand is hosting its first annual international pop music festival in Bangkok this August. “Sonic Bang” will be a one-day event featuring 30 artists...
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...
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...
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...
Thailand’s Hitler restaurant now called ‘H-ler’

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A chicken takeaway restaurant in Thailand that used to call itself "Hitler" and displayed the German Nazi leader's portrait in a way resembling the...
Japan: Woman forced to put on bunny ears for missing sales targets

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A woman employed by Japanese cosmetics maker Kanebo was forced to wear bunny ears as a penalty for missing her sales targets, local media...
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,...

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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...