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Uber pulls prank to highlight parking woes in Singapore

Uber leveraged the influence of social media bloggers and local media sites to play a prank as part of its campaign 'Unlocking Cities' to highlight …

In pictures: Asia’s biggest LGBT pride parade

Months after a court decision paved the way for Taiwan to become the first nation in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, a record number of people took part in Taipei over the weekend (Oct. 28) for the city’s annual LGBT pride parade.<p>Estimates for turnout were well over 100,000 people, compared to …

LGBTQI

Public Shaming and Even Prison for Plastic Bag Use in Rwanda

GISENYI, Rwanda — They are sometimes tucked into bras, hidden in underwear or coiled tightly around a smuggler’s arms.<p>They’re not narcotics or even the illegally mined gold and diamonds that frequently make it across the border into Rwanda. But they are, at least in the eyes of Egide Mberabagabo, a …

Africa

Asia now has more billionaires than the US

Asia now has more billionaires than the US, and may soon also overtake the world's largest billionaire market in terms of total billionaire wealth.<p>UBS today launched a new report on billionaire wealth which showed that for the first time, Asian billionaires outnumbered their US counterparts with …

Emerging Markets

Meet The Badass Women Wrestlers Of Senegal

In this area of southern Senegal, one woman tells BuzzFeed News, “Wrestling is how we prove our womanhood."<p>ZIGUINCHOR, Senegal — It was lunchtime and 67-year-old great-grandmother Marie-Thérèse Sambou was recalling a childhood spent crisscrossing nearby villages to take part in wrestling matches. …

Women's Sports

Singapore wants fewer cars on its roads. Here’s what it means for Grab and Uber

Photo credit: petunyia / 123RF.Does fewer cars on Singapore’s roads bode well or ill for Uber and Grab? It’s a toss-up – on one hand, fewer people …

Transportation

3,000 Singaporeans living abroad have applied to stop paying MediShield Life premiums

SINGAPORE - About 3,000 Singaporeans residing overseas have applied to suspend their payments for MediShield Life premiums as of the end of …

Singapore Malls' Amazonian Emptiness

Singapore's malls are one click away from irrelevance, though the investment trusts that own them are carrying on as if nothing has changed.<p>The first …

As Thailand says goodbye to its king, what can Bangkok travelers expect?

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's been just over a year since Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away at the age of 88.<p>The world's longest-reigning monarch, his death on October 13, 2016 plunged the nation into a year of mourning, many choosing to wear black the entire period as a sign of respect for the man …

Live Music

Monument Valley lead’s next game, Florence, is like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Florence explores the ups and downs of young love<p>Most of us are old enough to know that first love doesn’t come easy.<p>Ken Wong of Mountains, an Australian development studio working on its first mobile game with indie publisher Annapurna Interactive, knows it. He’s not ashamed or afraid to say so — …

Dr. Martens, the counterculture boot, is finding a new following in Asia

Grungy, rubber-soled Dr. Martens—beloved by rock legends, skinheads, and edgy ’90s teens—have never quite had the sales to match their cultural legacy. But now, the yellow-threaded shoes are experiencing a revival in an unexpected place: East Asia.<p>On Oct. 23, Dr. Martens reported £290 million ($384 …

Shoes

4 Underrated Email Productivity Hacks

The average person spends 28 percent of their work week reading and responding to emails. Imagine what you could achieve with just a few of those …

Productivity

The Diwali tradition of playing cards is turning into a high-stakes affair online

Along with <i>pujas</i> (religious ceremonies) and <i>patakas</i> (firecrackers), there’s one more thing that Diwali revelers dig big time: gambling.<p>Night-long card-game sessions with family and friends have long been a staple of Diwali gatherings in India.<p>Folklore has it that it was goddess Parvati, after winning …

Singapore co-working space JustCo hits $200m valuation after closing series B

JustCo co-working space, Singapore. Photo credit: DIA Brands.JustCo, a Singapore-based provider of shared workspaces, has just closed a series B …

Asia

It’s not illegal to be gay in Indonesia, but police are cracking down anyway

JAKARTA, Indonesia — In Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim-majority nation, homosexuality is legal and the state largely stays out of issues of private morality. But as conservative religious groups become more prominent in political life here, police are increasingly finding other ways to crack …

Asia

Singapore Home-Sharing Quietly Grows Despite the Rules

Sizing up the home-sharing industry in Singapore has become the economist’s puzzle as the aspiring “Smart Nation” grapples with resistance to …

Asia

Jakarta to host Indonesia Modest Fashion Week 2017

As a Muslim-majority country, Indonesia has a huge potential in developing its Muslim fashion industry.<p>Realizing this, Indonesia Modest Fashion …

Singapore's largest post office opens with 'future-ready' features

SINGAPORE: At the new General Post Office (GPO) at Paya Lebar, users can send registered mail 24 hours a day, without needing to rely on postal staff …

English as a Global Language

Global English, World English, and the Rise of English as a Lingua Franca<p>In Shakespeare's time, the number of English speakers in the world is …

The Chinese dream, the British dream, and the American dream, compared

Many people are wondering just what British prime minister Theresa May meant when she vowed to bring back the “British dream” during her big speech at Wednesday’s (Oct. 4) annual conference of her Conservative Party, an address that one British paper rather unkindly dubbed a …

United Kingdom

The world's largest advertiser slashed spending on 'crappy' digital ads by over $100 million — and still saw sales increase

"We cut more than $100 million in wasteful spending starting last March because we couldn't be assured ads would not appear next to bad content like a terrorist video," Marc Pritchard, P&G's chief brand officer, said at the Association of National Advertisers' Masters of Marketing Conference on …

Booth babes and tech bros: How sexism is holding back women in fashion tech

After working as a professional model for several years, Olya Ishchukova was starting to feel worn out by the financial insecurity. She moved from …

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing we have to a miracle drug

Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for a sustained period — known as aerobic exercise— has a significant, beneficial effect on the brain.<p>"Aerobic exercise …

How Rape Culture Starts with Simple Words

Jumping from the third leg of our Preen Sessions on rape culture, let’s talk about the heart of the discussion. Speaker Maritina Romulo presented us …

Can Hollywood help save endangered animals?

Animal welfare activists and filmmakers should work together more often, British researchers say. Movies can inform the public about the need to …

Aung San Suu Kyi to be stripped of Freedom of the City of Oxford

Aung San Suu Kyi is to be stripped of the Freedom of the City of Oxford, where she studied as an undergraduate, over her response to the Rohingya crisis.<p>Oxford city council voted unanimously to support a cross-party motion that said it was “no longer appropriate” to celebrate the de facto leader of …

Aung San Suu Kyi

If Only Stephen Paddock Were a Muslim

If only Stephen Paddock had been a Muslim … If only he had shouted “Allahu akbar” before he opened fire on all those concertgoers in Las Vegas … If only he had been a member of ISIS … If only we had a picture of him posing with a Quran in one hand and his semiautomatic rifle in another …<p>If all of …

Guns

Asia in 3 minutes: University in China that looks like a toilet to condoms in Malaysia that smell like nasi lemak | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

Web users amused by Chinese university that looks like a toilet<p>A 12-floor block at the North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power …