Asia

Old loves highlight Japan and Vietnam's new bonds

| HANOI<p>"This is my husband," said 94-year-old Nguyen Thi Xuan, holding up a pillow wrapped in a Vietnamese flag, with a Japanese army shirt pushed inside. She sleeps with it every night.<p>Xuan is among the few surviving widows of Japanese soldiers who were shipped home in the aftermath of World War …

Vietnam

WATCH: Tantrum-throwing Vietnamese keeper slapped with two-year ban

Nguyen Minh Nhut and his team made headlines with their comical protest, but things have turned out badly for the club<p>Remember these guys?<p>The ultimate referee decision tantrumYou won't see a bigger penalty tantrum in 2017 - if ever!Posted by Goal.com on Sunday, 19 February 2017<p>Long An FC's players …

Ho Chi Minh City

Duterte calms China irked by foreign minister's South China Sea comments

Perfecto Yasay Jr had said Asean members were unsettled about China's military build-up in the disputed South China Sea.<p>Philippine President Rodrigo …

South China Sea

Cambodia’s leader just cracked down on the opposition, and the consequences will be dramatic

On Monday, Cambodia’s National Assembly passed 22 amendments to the country’s Law on Political Parties. The law was pushed by Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has been in power since 1985, and his Cambodian People’s Party. Although the revised law still requires a rubber stamp endorsement from the …

Cambodia

This Incredible Hot Sauce is a Taste of Thailand in a Bottle

If there’s one thing wrong with most American treatments of Thai food, it’s how its famously hot, salty, sour, and bitter flavors all get toned down …

Thai Food

New Rolls-Royce Dealership Cements Phuket's Status As A Billionaire's Playground

It wasn’t too long ago that the Thai island of Phuket was known as a down-to-earth and dare I say it, slightly down-market getaway destination–a mecca for backpackers and the budget-conscious. But over the past two decades, with pioneering luxury resorts such as Amanpuri and Trisara drawing an …

Luxury

10 Reasons to Visit Oman Right Now

The sultanate of Oman is steeped in history, rich in culture, and blessed with natural beauty that includes mountain, desert, and ocean. Set on the …

Asia Travel

Is Nawaz Government Changing Gears Towards India?

The masses of both sides have also started to question the tendency of recidivism of ties after a peaceful tenure. Uri-attack is the latest in the …

Pakistan

Myanmar Buddhists decry Thai government's temple crackdown

| YANGON<p>Around 100 Buddhist monks and nationalists in Myanmar staged a protest against Thailand on Friday, denouncing the government of the neighboring country for its actions against a temple that has defied orders to hand over a wanted monk.<p>For the past week, Thai police and soldiers have …

South-east Asia

Taiwan deports suspected IS member to Indonesia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An Indonesian woman working in Taiwan was arrested on suspicion of having joined Islamic State and deported to her country, …

Indonesia

Implications For Singapore's Tumble In WEF Index

In the latest World Economic Forum (WEF) rankings, Singapore has slipped down the leaderboard. It did not drop dramatically on the whole but in various areas that should be of great concern to the governing body.<p>Although Singapore still ranks highly in components such as an openness to free trade, …

Singapore

Rodrigo Duterte's harsh critic Leila de Lima arrested in Philippines

Senators says 'it's my honour to be jailed' for charges she says are to chill president's critics<p>A Philippine opposition senator and leading critic …

Philippines

Indonesia hopes for billions from Saudi king's visit

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia is hoping to ring up investment deals worth billions of dollars when Saudi Arabia's King Salman and an entourage of 1,500 officials, princes and businesspeople arrive in the Indonesian capital next week.<p>The March 1-9 state visit is the first to Indonesia by a …

Indonesia

Postcards from Japan: the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trails

In this episode of Postcards a unique spiritual experience in Japan’s Kansai region.<p>We are on the Kii Peninsula to walk the ancient Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trails, which lead to many shrines, temples and other sacred sites.<p>Key facts about Japan: It is an island nation in East Asia The population is …

Japan

Kanom Krok: A Hard to Find Thai Treat

Coconut fans will love this regal indulgence<p>From time to time there are specialty dishes that are difficult to find on most menus — not because they are unpopular, but because of the attention and care required to get everything just right.<p>The Thai treat, kanom krok (also spelled khanom krok), is …

Thai Food

Singdollar rally continues while Sibor falls on US$ weakness

THE Singapore dollar rose to S$1.4058 against the US dollar on Friday from Thursday's S$1.4149 on continued weakness of the greenback on realisation …

Singapore

How Cambodian tile makers have put a local touch on a colonial craft

<i>Brought over by the French, painted cement tilemaking has been incorporated into Cambodian design for more than a century, even as the industry has</i> …

Cambodia

The ART Assumption Restaurant for Training – $12 Porridge Buffet On Last Friday Of The Month

<b>by</b> admin<p>February 24, 2017<b>in</b> Feature - Review, Food - Buffet, Singapore - WestNo Comments 20<p>To be honest, I wasn’t familiar with The Assumption …

Singapore

Hard Question: Is Dubai worth visiting?

With accolades like having the tallest building in the world, the biggest mall in the world, Dubai has come a long way from being a desert. Despite …

Dubai

Man responsible for monitoring cash at ATM arrested for ‘Children Bank of India’ Rs 2,000 notes

Mohammed Isha is an employee of Brinks India Pvt Ltd, which is responsible for refilling the SBI ATM in Delhi’s Sangam Vihar, the police said.<p>The …

South Asia

Tiger Temple that closed after dead cubs were found in freezer to reopen with another name

<b>A notorious tiger farm linked to trafficking and animal cruelty is reopening under another name.</b><p>Thailand’s infamous Tiger Temple was closed down last …

Thailand

In Kim Jong-nam Killing, a Common Migration Tale Takes a Dark Turn

NGHIA BINH, Vietnam — Growing up in this village of rice paddies and banana trees, Doan Thi Huong was known as a gentle girl and a diligent student, her brother said.<p>She left home at 17 to study pharmacology in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, and has only returned home about twice a year in the decade …

Kim Jong-nam

Indonesia's state-owned manufacturing enterprises aim to go global

Indonesian economy is facing two intertwined problems: declining export share and declining manufacturing share. The exports-to-GDP ratio decreased …

Indonesia

Singapore Said to Consider Giving Traders Their Lunch Break Back - Bloomberg

Singapore stock traders may finally get their lunch break back.<p>Singapore Exchange Ltd., which runs the city’s equity market, is considering …

Finance

Australia competition watchdog seeks bigger fines for breaches

[SYDNEY] Australia's competition regulator is seeking higher fines to deter corporate wrongdoing, amid concern companies see low penalties as just a …

Karakol Travel Guide in 25 Experiences: What to Do, See, and Eat

When readers ask, “I’m traveling to Karakol. Is there anything to do there? Where should I go?” We have a raft of ideas, often surprising them.<p>Why? …

Travel

BMC Election 2017: A handy guide to the civic polls in graphs and charts

It's quite likely that you've seen the figures '84-82' a fair few times since Thursday's declaration of results for the BMC election.<p>And in case you …

South Asia

ASEAN's first nationwide IoT network debuts in Singapore

Singapore enterprises looking to harness the benefits of internet of things (IoT) can now hook up their devices to the country’s first nationwide IoT …

Internet of Things

5 Celebrities Who Changed Their Looks After a Breakup

IMAGE (left) Instagram @erichgg, (right) Instagram @gretchenho<p>The good thing about a breakup? It's like starting on a clean slate again. You have a …

Philippines

48 hours of fun in Dubai

Last month I headed off to Dubai with Dubai Tourism for literally 48 hours in the city. Having only been in transit I was rather keen to explore the …

Asia Travel