Asia

New film claims to have solved Jim Thompson mystery

BANGKOK (AP) — A new documentary is set to stir fresh debate over one of Asia's most enduring mysteries: What happened to Jim Thompson, Thailand's legendary silk king.<p>The former American intelligence officer turned textile tycoon went for a walk in the Malaysian jungle 50 years ago and never …

Thailand

Low bar set for Singapore Prime Minister Lee's trip to meet Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> If Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong can return home from his visit to the White House with nothing more than a photo op with Donald Trump, some good headlines in the Singapore press and a contract to buy a few billion dollars' worth of planes from Boeing, he will consider the trip a …

Opinion

Vietnam To Laos - Taking the Bus From Hanoi To Luang Prabang

<i>Are you thinking about taking the bus from Vietnam to Laos? Here’s my account of the journey by bus from Hanoi to Luang Prabang plus some tips and</i> …

Vietnam

Discovering Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island, Vietnam

Discovering Cat OngIsland and Cat Ba Island in Lan Ha Bay With Ocean Tours<p>For two days we would be discovering Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay with Ocean …

Asia Travel

US: DNA test confirms top Filipino terror suspect is dead

MANILA, Philippines – The U.S. government says DNA tests have confirmed the killing of one of the FBI's most-wanted terror suspects who the Philippine military reported was killed by Filipino troops in a final battle to quell an Islamic State group-linked siege in southern Marawi city.<p>U.S. Embassy …

World News

Eat Like Royalty with Rich, Creamy Mughlai Chicken

This is a dish for special occasions - not because it takes a long time to make or requires several pricey ingredients, but because it is rich and …

Recipes

Rolling stock to laughing stock: Why is Singapore’s metro struggling, when Hong Kong’s is a hit? | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

The public scolding that Singapore’s public transport tsars handed down this week to a handful of rail maintenance workers over a large-scale …

News (China)

‘Kathmandu is still a place of magic’: Sir Chris Bonington

Despite much change, the Nepalese capital’s staggering views and warm memories are as vivid as ever for the veteran mountaineer and leader of 19 Himalayan expeditions<p><b>My first sight of Kathmandu and the Himalayas was in 1960</b> as part of Lt Col Jimmy Roberts’s expedition – we made the first successful …

Outdoors

A ten day stress-free Croatia itinerary

A few days ago I arrived from an amazing trip to Croatia. I am right now in a position at work when I cannot take much days and so I prepared a short …

Europe

Mandalika on its way to become new Bali

<b>PREMIUM</b> For a long time, foreign tourists have adored Indonesia’s top resort island Bali, famous for beautiful tropical beaches and majestic temples. …

Indonesia

Fears for British man missing in Vietnam who was 'bundled into a taxi against his will'

Fears are growing for a British man who friends say was bundled into a taxi and driven off against his will in Vietnam.<p>Connor Leslie was last seen at …

Vietnam

Frenchman arrested over posting nude photos of ex-Thai girlfriend - ASEAN/East Asia

BANGKOK: A French tourist was arrested in Bangkok on Friday for having allegedly posted nude photos of her Thai girlfriend to her Facebook …

Crime

2 men arrested for performing lewd acts inside mall elevator

Two men were arrested on Friday night after being caught performing lewd acts inside an elevator of a Quezon City mall, a police officer said …

Crime

Marina Bay Sands gives a rare tour of 'mini city' for staff

SINGAPORE: The Marina Bay Sands (MBS) integrated resort may be an instantly recognisable part of the Singapore skyline, but few visitors will have …

Marina Bay Sands

Landslide in northern Malaysia kills 3, 11 more trapped

Officials say a landslide at a construction site in northern Malaysia has killed three foreign workers with rescuers searching for 11 others feared …

What Kind of Traveler Are You?

Each traveler has a different need for a vacation. Each one also has a unique way of doing it. Like what they say, everyone has a destination but …

Travel

Fighting in southern Philippine city may end imminently - military

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - The Philippines is preparing to declare the end of fighting in a southern city seized for five months by pro-Islamic State rebels, a top military commander said on Saturday, as troops continued a phased withdrawal from the devastated lakeside city.<p>Only 20 …

World News

Traveling Across Japan

Hiroyuki Ito covered a lot of ground this summer: Moji, Dazaifu, Hakata, Yanagawa and Kumamoto on Japan’s Kyushu Island; Kochi-city and Cape Ashizuri in Kochi; Atami in Shizuoka and Omiya, Saitama. 54 cities in 18 prefectures, to be exact.<p>He was looking to capture the way people live outside of …

The Arts

'Missing' Pakistani journalist who was investigating Indian citizen's case rescued after two years

A Pakistani woman journalist, who went missing in Lahore in 2015, has been rescued by security forces.<p>Officials said that Zeenat Shahzadi was rescued …

South Asia

Tillerson lands in Riyadh at start of Gulf, South Asia tour | Reuters

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Oct 21, 2017 10:01 pm | Updated Date: Oct 21, 2017 …

South Asia

Six 'Dining Around the Table' Restaurants in Taipei

What is Taiwanese food? This question cannot be answered in one sentence. As an island country that has been immersed in various cultures, Taiwan's food culture is a mixed one. Rooted in Fujianese cuisine, which is oftentimes based on good broth, Taiwanese food also incorporates Dutch, Japanese, …

Taipei

Japan to hold ‘ninja certification’ test in Tokyo - ASEAN/East Asia

TOKYO: Japan takes the art of “ninjutsu” so seriously that it will hold an examination for aspiring ninjas on Oct. 22.<p>For the first time, the annual …

Japan

Andi Eigemann posts sweet anniversary message to BF Emilio Arambulo

Image: Instagram/@andieigengirl<p>Actress Andi Eigenmann looks happier now more than ever, thanks to her boyfriend Emilio Arambulo. After two years of …

Philippines

Angel Locsin Settles the Score About Rumored Relationship

Angel Locsin is often mysterious to the press when it comes to the topic of Neil Arce, long-time friend and rumored beau. Now, she got a little bit …

Philippines

FBI confirms Hapilon’s death through DNA test — Lorenzana

Isnilon Hapilon (Philippines Military via AP)<p>The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed that the DNA sample taken from a body …

Isnilon Hapilon

At least 72 killed in suicide bomb attacks in two Afghan mosques

<b>Hamid Shalizi</b><p>October 21 2017 9:11 AM<p>Suicide bombers attacked two mosques in Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 72 people including children, …

News (Ireland)

Philippine President Duterte offers to shoot criminals

The president of the Philippines has offered to shoot criminals himself while warning he may bring police back to the frontlines of his deadly war on …

Rodrigo Duterte

TibetanHistory-20thCentury - Sky Burial

Julia Kirchner<br>04-28-07<p>A Review of <i>Sky Burial</i><p><i>Sky Burial</i> is story told by the Chinese author Xinran about a Chinese woman from Suzhou who spent thirty …

Columbia University

These Are the Features to Look for When Buying an Air Conditioner

IMAGE iStock<p>Since we live in a really humid country with<p>veryfickle weather, there's only one way to keep the home cool without breaking into a sweat: …

Domestic Technology

Southeast Asia gaming and e-commerce firm Sea ends first day on NYSE up 8%

Sea, the gaming and e-commerce company holding the first major U.S. IPO from a Southeast Asian tech firm, had a bumpy start to life on the NYSE after closing the day up around eight percent on its list price of $15.<p>The company raised $884 million from its listing, but it could surpass $1 billion if …

South-east Asia