Lifestyle

Singapore Postcard: Summit island hides macabre history

Jun 10, 2018

A new surveillance camera is installed and restaurants closed on Singapore's Sentosa Island, a popular tropical getaway thrust into the spotlight ahead of a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Singapore Postcard: Trump cocktails, Kim tacos anyone?

Jun 8, 2018

Singapore takes great pride in its food, so it's not surprising that enterprising restaurateurs are using the Trump-Kim summit to showcase their culinary creativity

Ailing Thai beach made famous by Hollywood closes to tourism

May 31, 2018

Once a pristine Thai paradise, the secluded bay made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie "The Beach" has been exhausted by mass tourism and it's getting a break

$28.6 million in cash seized in ex-Malaysia PM's graft probe

May 25, 2018

Malaysian police say the cash stashed in bags at an apartment linked to former Prime Minister Najib Razak and seized in a money-laundering investigation amounted to $28.6 million

Chinese tourists spark anger in Vietnam over map on shirts

May 16, 2018

A group of Chinese tourists wearing T-shirts depicting the country's territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea has sparked anger in Vietnam

Pilots warn of weak taxiways at Bangkok's busy airport

May 11, 2018

A pilots' organization is warning that soft ground conditions at Bangkok's main international airport, a major regional hub, can cause its taxiways and aircraft parking positions to buckle or otherwise fail

Singapore euthanizes 27-year-old polar bear born in tropics

Apr 25, 2018

Inuka, the world's first polar bear born in the tropics, has been euthanized by the Singapore Zoo

Asian elephants said at risk from Chinese demand for skin

Apr 24, 2018

A report by a British-based conservation group says rising Chinese demand for products made from elephant skin is driving poaching and posing a threat to Asia's wild herds even greater than the ivory trade

Indonesia's Aceh canes couples for public shows of affection

Apr 20, 2018

Indonesia's deeply conservative Aceh province has publicly caned unmarried couples for showing affection in public and two women for prostitution

Vietnam and Indonesia vow to settle fishing violations

Apr 17, 2018

Vietnam and Indonesia have pledged to work together to resolve fishing violations in the South China Sea as the two countries seek to boost their bilateral trade

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