MANILA/BANGKOK (Reuters) - Governments across Southeast Asia have a history of using laws and the judiciary to curb press freedoms - now, they have found a handy crutch to lean on as they intensify clampdowns: U.S. President Donald Trump's "fake news" mantra.
If you’ve been looking for an excuse to visit Southeast Asia, we’ve got at least one. Today is the last day of the Qatar Airways sale, and there’s one standout deal to Singapore, bringing the delights of Qatar A350 business class at just £1030 round trip. Show More Summary
by Henning Gloystein (Reuters) – An alleged oil heist in Singapore that has already led to 20 arrests, the seizure of at least one tanker and allegations that thieves siphoned thousands of tonnes of fuel from Shell’s biggest refinery is shining a spotlight on an illegal trade worth tens of billions of dollars worldwide. Show More Summary
JD.com, the Chinese e-commerce firm that rivals Alibaba, has continued its expansion in Southeast Asia with an investment in Vietnam-based Tiki, a seven-year-old online retail service. JD.com is leading a Series C investment round in Tiki alongside VNG, the Vietnam-based online media and gaming company that is already an investor. Show More Summary
Grab, Uber’s main rival in Southeast Asia, is continuing to develop its mobile payment strategy after it announced the acquisition of India-based startup iKaaz. The deal — which is undisclosed — will see iKaaz’s engineering team join the Bangalore-based engineering office which Grab opened last year. The firm declined to say how many new recruits are moving over… Read More
French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen said Tuesday that its global sales rose by 15.4 percent last year, powered by the first-time consolidation of the newly-acquired Opel and Vauxhall brands, while sales in China and Southeast Asia plunged.
It happened on the second to last day of a wonderful family trip to Southeast Asia. I looked at my mobile phone in the morning and it had an alert that said something like “SIM not recognized.” I should have probably figured out something...Show More Summary
Grab, Uber’s closest rival in Southeast Asia, continues to slowly release information about its newest funding round after it revealed it has netted a strategic investment from Hyundai. To recap, the Singapore-based firm raised a massive...Show More Summary
South Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor Company is the latest to jump into the ride-hailing market through an investment and strategic agreement with Singapore-based Grab Taxi Holdings Pte. Ltd. Under the agreement, Hyundai and Grab will...Show More Summary
With a mission to “create exceptional guest experiences in stunning settings “Six Senses have long been associated with offering exemplary service in extraordinary locations; the Six Senses style of luxury travel is delivered in a manner...Show More Summary
Leaders of nations along Southeast Asia's Mekong River gather Wednesday in the Cambodian capital amid a push by China to build more dams that are altering the water flow and … Click to Continue »
In August of last year, Kira Westaway and colleagues published new dating results from Lida Ajer, Sumatra: “An early modern human presence in Sumatra 73,000–63,000 years ago”. The cave has a fossil-bearing breccia that was excavatedShow More Summary
Cambodian fisherman Sles Hiet lives at the mercy of the Mekong: a massive river that feeds tens of millions but is under threat from the Chinese dams cementing Beijing's physical -- and diplomatic -- control over its Southeast Asian neighbours. Show More Summary
A new study has exposed the common treeshrew, a small and skittish mammal that inhabits the tropical forests of Southeast Asia, as an ecogeographical rule breaker.
8 Great Things to Do in Taipei, Taiwan Places in Southeast Asia are so rich in culture and heritage that you go there and are immediately warped in their lifestyle. If you do plan to discover Asian culture and heritage, you absolutely must put Taipei in Taiwan on your list. Show More Summary
Visitors to the 700-seater Flavors food court can choose their reasonably priced meals from more than a dozen separate outlets, each offering a different type of cuisine from Southeast and East Asia, including Thai, Indonesian, Malaysian, Korean and Japanese. Show More Summary
Dahmakan, a food delivery startup from Malaysia that graduated Y Combinator last year, has raised $2.6 million as it begins to explore the potential to expand its business across Southeast Asia. The startup distinguishes itself fromShow More Summary
In what some analysts are claiming as some of the most vicious urban combat in Southeast Asia since the end of hostilities in Vietnam, the Marawi campaign earned an infamous spot in Military and Filipino history. We covered the battle...Show More Summary
In pretty much every region of the world, you'll be able to purchase Bayonetta 1 & 2 on Switch. The retail package will include a physical game card for Bayonetta 2, and a code for Bayonetta. Southeast Asia and Middle East markets are getting another option that no one else is. Show More Summary
The pioneering photographer's latest book documents the welcoming community of transgender individuals who serve as spirit mediums in Burma and Thailand