South-east Asia

Anthony Bourdain Was Found Dead After Killing Himself

Bourdain was extremely vocal about his mental health and his history of substance abuse, and how those issues impacted the larger restaurant …

Anthony Bourdain

Singapore data hack steals data from 1.5 million people

Hackers stole the personal data of 1.5 million people in Singapore by breaking into a government health database, officials said Friday.<p>The data -- taken between June 27 and July 4 -- included names and addresses of those who had visited clinics since May 2015, but not full medical records. …

Personal Data

Kuwaiti Instagram star slams days off for Filipino domestic workers

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Kuwaiti Instagram star has slammed new regulations requiring a weekly day off for Filipino domestic workers in the country, with her comments drawing the ire of social media users.<p>"The new laws that have been passed are like a pathetic film," said makeup artist Sondos Alqattan in a viral …

Social Media

Beat the crowds to these travel destinations that will surge in popularity by 2025

Take note if you want to get to the next hot travel destination before the crowds – the fastest growing destinations around the world have been revealed.<p>TravelSupermarket, a travel deals website, used data from Euromonitor to find out just what major cities will see the fastest percentage growth in …

Travel

Cool Urban Houses Built On Narrow And Deep Sites

Densely-populated cities have lately started a trend that redirects people away from the desire to have large and lavish mansions and towards …

Architecture

Disney’s Cultural Representative Program Wants People To Live & Work At Disney World For A Whole Year

If you've ever dreamed of living and working at Disney World, well, dreams really do come true. Now, you can apply to live and work at Disney World …

Disney World

Vietnam convicts, deports US man who joined rare protest

A Vietnamese court on Friday convicted an American man of disturbing public order after he took part in a rare protest and ordered him deported.<p>William Nguyen, from Houston, was arrested June 10 during protests in the southern commercial hub of Ho Chi Minh City against a proposed law on special …

Vietnam

Thais turn to art, T-shirts to mark cave rescue of 'lucky' 13

CHIANG RAI (Reuters) - Memorabilia featuring a young Thai soccer team and their coach rescued from a flooded cave is flying off the shelves, said Suwit Jaipom, who heads an art gallery in the northern province of Chiang Rai, where the boys live.<p>The 12 boys, aged 11 to 16, and their 25-year-old …

Chiang Rai

WhatsApp will drastically limit forwarding across the globe to stop the spread of fake news, following violence in India and Myanmar

The social messaging service has been blamed for its role in spreading dangerous and inaccurate information.<p>Facebook-owned WhatsApp is making changes it hopes will drastically curtail the ability of users to spread fake news via its social messaging service by making it harder for people to forward …

Internet

Boar interviews come under fire

Thai officials have slammed international news agencies' exclusive interviews with the boys rescued from Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai, saying the …

Thailand

Khmer Rouge genocide in the minds of Cambodian youth

A tradition of silence surrounds the horrific atrocities committed in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge regime during the 1970s. How does the nation's …

Asia

The Waldorf Astoria opens in Bangkok this Aug 1. And here's what we know about it.

First slated to open in 2015, <b>Waldorf Astoria Bangkok</b> is really, truly opening this August. It’ll be the first incursion of the Hilton’s luxury hotel …

Bangkok

Peruvian Airlines Turns to Russian Aircraft for Fleet Expansion

Whilst H.E. Akbar Al Baker was joyfully being Farnborough’s center of attention with Qatar’s impressive aircraft showcase and JetBlue’s founder David …

Flying

Simpler, one-dose treatment to prevent malaria relapse OK’d

U.S. regulators have approved a simpler, one-dose treatment to prevent relapses of malaria.<p>Standard treatment takes two weeks and many patients don't …

Business

Hollyn Barr Travels to Vietnam with Coach for College

University of Louisville field hockey student-athlete<p>Hollyn Barrrecently returned from Vietnam, where she spent three weeks working with children …

Vietnam

Jambi girl imprisoned for abortion after being raped by brother

A 15-year-old girl in Batanghari, Jambi, was sentenced to six months in prison for aborting her pregnancy after being raped by her own brother.<p>The …

Indonesia

Trapped in a Cave: Thai Boys Share Their Experience

Soccer

Rohingya Report More Violence, Persecution in Myanmar: UN Investigators

<b>Geneva.</b> Muslim Rohingya refugees reaching Bangladesh say violence, including torture, persists against them in Myanmar and the overall environment …

Human Rights

Vietnam Court Rules to Deport American Student Detained at Protest

A court in communist Vietnam on Friday ordered the release and deportation of American student Will Nguyen, who was detained last month during an …

Ho Chi Minh City

American journalist investigates organised crime in Southeast Asia — drugs, dognapping, defectors and the role of the Catholic Church | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

<i>Hello, Shadowlands</i> is the first book by Patrick Winn, an American-born journalist who lives and works in Bangkok. His research included hanging out …

Asia

Exclusive: Citing lack of progress, secretary to Myanmar's Rohingya panel quits

YANGON (Reuters) - The Thai secretary to an international panel set up by Myanmar to advise on the Rohingya crisis quit his post, dealing another blow to the credibility of a body meant to demonstrate the government's commitment to resolving the issue.<p>Explaining his decision Kobsak Chutikul, a …

Human Rights

Assertive Chinese identity due to China’s rise is a threat to Singapore: Bilahari Kausikan

The assertion of a Chinese identity due to the rise of China is a persistent threat that has to be managed carefully by Singapore, said retired top …

Asia

Goa Minister apologises for formalin remark, Basa fish on FDA radar

Panaji, July 20 (IANS) Even though Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has refused to answer whether fish sold in Goa actually contained formalin, …

India

7 of the best things to do in Cambodia

1: Watch the sunrise at Angkor Wat<p>There is good reason why so many seek out this UNESCO-listed site on a trip to Cambodia. Watching streaks of …

Kuwaiti influencer sparks outrage for complaining about OFWs having to keep passports, getting day off

INQUIRER.net stock photo<p>A video of a Kuwaiti influencer sparked outrage on social media for publicly complaining about how overseas Filipino workers …

Social Media

The Secret Orchids of Palau

by Kristen Minogue<p>Most visitors to Palau don’t come for its forests. The chain of 300-plus Pacific islands is more famous for its coral reefs, giant …

Conservation

There May Soon Be, Uh, 6 Movies About the Thai Cave Rescue

The recent rescue of 12 Thai soccer players and their coach from a flooded cave captivated the world, so it isn’t surprising that Hollywood would …

Thai Cave Rescue

Thailand Officially Pledges to Become Top LGBTQ Destination

Already a hotspot for LGBTQ travellers, Thailand says it wants to welcome ‘every possible shade under the rainbow’. From the notorious gay nightlife …

LGBTQI

Cần Thơ, Vietnam 🇻🇳

The Commons Host CDN expands with a point-of-presense (PoP) in Cần Thơ, Vietnam. This is the largest city in the Mekong River Delta region of 17 …

Ho Chi Minh City

New road kings to ply routes in Manila, Pasig, Makati, Taguig

Around 200 modern passenger jeepneys—which look more like mini or shuttle buses—were deployed by the Department of Transportation on Friday as part …

Philippines