Style and Culture

Style and Culture

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‘Virtual drummer’ in Thailand becomes web hit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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

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,...

“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

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...
‘Soi Cowboy’ filmmaker dies in Vietnam (video)video

Joseph Lang, a British writer and movie producer famous for the 2008 movie "Soi Cowboy", a thoughtful and disturbing meditation on the Thai experience...
60,000 at Art of Speed show in Selangor

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...

“Fifty people per cell, just one blanket, crackers for breakfast, with porridge, and tea on occasion, or hot water. Sardines and rice for lunch...
Photoblog: Bangkok, a serenade in red

On May 19, 2013, around 26,000 followers of the Red Shirt movement gathered in Bangkok to commemorate the violent crackdown of a similar gathering 3 years ago. Inside Investor tells the photo story.
Writing in Thailand: The perfect confluence

A writer in Thailand must learn to adapt to uncertainties, the unspoken unknowns while striking the creative balance that musters the wherewithal to continue dancing between the fire and ice, writes Justin Calderon.