South-east Asia

Happy Couple May Be In Big Trouble For Allegedly Bribing Their Way Onto One Of F1's Strictest Tracks

If there’s anywhere I wouldn’t want to brag about getting away with anything, it’s Singapore—a country so strict, it banned chewing gum. However, yet …

Formula One

14 Things to do in Chiang Rai, Thailand

Chiang Rai, Thailand is often toured as part of a day trip to Northern Thailand from the more popular city of Chiang Mai. The ‘Golden Triangle’ tour, …

Thailand

Explore Manila through its food culture – Filipino food not to be missed

Filipino food may not be as famous as that of the Japanese, Thai or Malaysian food, but there’s so much more in the Philippines that you should try. …

Philippines

Where to Eat in Bangkok Right Now

Earlier this year the Bangkok municipal government announced that it wanted to regulate and restrict the sale of street food in the Thai capital. Patrons and vendors had an epic collective freakout and the plan was put on pause, which means you can still get your hot, sour, salty, sweet fix while …

Travel

Singapore's Famed Hawker Centers Are Under Threat

As Anthony Bourdain works to bring the hawker center to New York, questions abound as to whether it can actually survive back home.<p>In a 2003 episode of <i>A Cook’s Tour</i>, a less gray—and even skinnier—Anthony Bourdain comes to Singapore for the first time (on television, at least) and completes a …

Singapore

Man claiming to have supernatural powers over crocodiles gets killed by one | GrindTV.com

A man in Indonesia claiming to have supernatural powers over crocodiles believed he would be safe to swim the waters of an estuary in search of a …

Animals

Here are the 50 Highest Paying Jobs in the Philippines in 2016

IMAGE iStock<p>Every other year, the <b>Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)</b> releases the <b>Occupational Wages Survey (OWS)</b>, which lists the <b>average monthly</b> …

Philippines

Duterte: I ‘invented’ bank account number of Trillanes

President Rodrigo Duterte guests for the second time in Erwin Tulfo’s program, “Sa Totoo Lang,” aired live on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, over the …

Philippines

Indonesia to trace and tax assets kept hidden during amnesty

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia’s government has issued new regulations aimed at tracing and taxing the wealth of taxpayers who were not pardoned in the nine-month tax amnesty that ended in March.<p>Around 972,000 taxpayers joined the amnesty program and declared assets worth a total of 4,881 trillion …

Indonesia

William Pesek: Philippine peso flashes warning signs for Dutertenomics

Strongman Rodrigo Duterte is presiding over one of the world's peppiest economies. Philippine growth is a China-like 6.5%, a long-delayed …

Philippines

UK to withdraw military work in Myanmar over Rohingya violence

Britain is to withdraw engagement with Myanmar's military until the campaign of violence against the Muslim Rohingya minority is ended.

Asia

Missing from Ken Burns’ ‘Vietnam’: the patriotism and pride of those who fought

To understand Ken Burns’ 18-hour Vietnam documentary, listen to the music. The haunting score tells you: This will be a tale of misery. And indeed, …

Opinion

Singapore Press Loses Claim of Being Bigger Than New York Times

Singapore’s leading newspaper publisher had a market capitalization that was larger than that of The New York Times Co. -- until this month.<p>Singapore …

Business

Where is the South Vietnamese side?

Reading the many reviews about Ken Burns’s “The Vietnam War” PBS series, including Mark Atwood Lawrence’s Sept. 17 Outlook essay, “Vietnam War through the lives of those profoundly shaped by it,” I came to the conclusion that Americans care only about their side and their enemy, the communist …

Opinion

Villeneuve: Vettel brought Singapore GP crash on himself

Share this article on Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Email<p>Sebastian Vettel brought the Singapore Grand Prix crash that dented his Formula 1 title …

Auto Racing

Inventive Modern House Brings Green Goodness to Urban Landscape

It is barely surprising news to know that we are increasingly moving away from nature and are stuck in a world dominated by concrete, glass, cement …

Architecture

Displaying items by tag: China

China’s ambitious global geo-political objective has raised concern among American strategists, which China attempts to Isolate America at the global …

U.S. Treasury

Nigeria compares Myanmar crisis to Bosnia and Rwanda

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari urged fellow leaders at the United Nations General Assembly to condemn Myanmar's "ethnic cleansing" of the …

United Nations

Much Doo-Doo About Nothing: A Thai Bathroom Emergency

<i>“Lemonade” is a series by Brandon Schultz chronicling his misadventures abroad, and how he turns his lemons into lemonade. Read the rest here.</i><p>We had …

Chiang Mai

Actress goes solo to push for end to Philippines drug war

MANILA (Reuters) - Mae Paner is a policeman-turned-assassin, a widowed Zumba dancer, a photojournalist and an orphaned child. They are all characters in her new one-woman show against a bloody war on drugs in the Philippines.<p>Paner, better known by her stage name "Juana Change", said she wanted to …

Philippines

Duterte says rallyists can have EDSA while he protests 'corrupt yellows'

MANILA, Philippines — A “pissed off” President Rodrigo Duterte Tuesday vowed to protest against what he described as “corrupt yellows” in the …

Philippines

Viet Cong Fighters | American Experience

Two Days in October | Article<p>Viet Cong Fighters<p>From the Collection: Vietnam War<p>At the start of 1967, some 280,000 Viet Cong opposed 385,000 …

Vietnam

Will Singapore be the next Intellectual Property Hub?

Singapore had much to celebrate. The island nation launched its 2017 Intellectual Property Week by signing a Memoranda of Understanding with Deloitte to assist 100 promising enterprises turn their ideas in to assets.<p>The investment speaks to The Lion City’s belief that its people are its most …

Opinion

The Best Street Food in Bangkok

A trip to Thailand’s non-stop capital, Bangkok, isn’t complete until you’ve followed your stomach through the city's street food scene.<p>Street food in Thailand's bustling capital dates back to the sixteenth century, when wares were sold from floating markets. Visit Bangkok today, and food is <i>still</i> …

Thailand

President Duterte invites UN human rights agency to set up office in Philippines to monitor drug war

The president says he is willing to let outside monitors to keep a watch on the human rights situation.<p>Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has …

Philippines

PNP official: US has put on hold delivery of 27,000 rifles to PH

The PNP National Headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City (Photo from the PNP Facebook account)<p>The US State Department has put on hold the delivery of …

Philippines

Singapore tech review - dinosaurs and duplication?

<b>Force India VJM10 - ‘Stegosaurus’ engine cover fin</b><p>Force India debuted a dramatic-looking aero update for the high-downforce Marina Bay Street …

Formula One

Bia Hoi in Hahoi... Banoi... Haboi (burp) Hanoi! | Hanoi For 91 Days

After one weekend in the city, we had already established Bia Hoi as our favorite new Hanoi weekend tradition. Bia Hoi joints are found on almost …

Vietnam

Temasek Leads $300 Million Investment in Electric Scooter Maker

<i>Start your day with what's moving markets in Asia. Sign up here to receive our newsletter.</i><p>Gogoro Inc., an electric scooter-maker backed by Panasonic …

Startups

Singapore's Lee looks to patch up China relations on official visit

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong arrives in China Tuesday amid tensions with Beijing and unease in southeast Asia over China's increasingly muscular foreign policy.<p>Lee was not invited to China's One Belt, One Road conference in May, despite the city state's strong support …

China