Singaporeans are known for their delicious street food, even UNESCO last year recognized it as an important intangible cultural heritage of humanity and described local hawkers as "markers of Singapore as a multicultural city-state."
But that renowned local blend of Chinese, Indian and Malay cuis
Apower blackout hit Myanmar's main urban centers and far-flung towns Friday, including commercial hub Yangon and parts of the capital Naypyitaw, authorities and Agence France-Presse (AFP) correspondents said.
Yangon Electricity Supply Corporation reported a "temporary power outage in Yangon regio
The popular mayor of the Philippine capital said Wednesday he will run for president in next year’s elections, the latest aspirant in what is expected to be a crowded race to succeed the controversial Rodrigo Duterte.Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, a child scavenger before becoming an actor then e
Boxing star Manny Pacquiao said on Sunday he will run for president of the Philippines next year, after railing against corruption in government and what he calls President Rodrigo Duterte’s cozy relationship with China.Pacquiao accepted the nomination of his political allies during the nati
Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi returned to court on Tuesday, a day after she did not appear because she was unwell, seeming relieved but saying she was still “somewhat dizzy,” her lawyer said.The health of 76-year-old Suu Kyi is closely watched in Myanmar, where she spent many years
The Philippines’ capital region will exit wide-scale coronavirus restrictions from Thursday, as the government launches a pilot test of localized lockdowns, amid efforts to balance reopening the economy and containing the spread of the coronavirus.The localized lockdown would be accompanied
Vietnam’s coronavirus outbreak epicenter Ho Chi Minh City will extend its restrictions, state media reported on Monday, as the capital Hanoi and several provinces sought an easing of curbs and the aviation authority proposed domestic flights resume.Ho Chi Minh City authorities said an extens
Typhoon Chanthu unleashed powerful winds and heavy rain on eastern Taiwan Sunday, disrupting travel links and cutting electricity to some homes but sparing the island a direct hit.
Downgraded from a super typhoon since its rapid formation last week, the outer edges of Chanthu pounded the eastern
Japan can now give defense equipment and technology to Vietnam under an agreement signed Saturday, as the two countries step up their military cooperation amid worries about China’s growing military influence.Japan’s Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said the deal elevates their defen
Fifteen to 20 villagers, including several teenagers, have been killed in some of Myanmar’s deadliest fighting since July between government troops and resistance forces, a villager and reports by independent media said Friday.The fighting near Gangaw township in the northwestern Magway regi
Thailand plans to reopen Bangkok to fully vaccinated visitors in October, officials said Friday, as the kingdom seeks to salvage a tourism industry hammered by the pandemic.Before covid, tourism made up a fifth of Thailand’s national income but severe travel curbs imposed to fight the virus
Singapore is ramping up COVID-19 testing and has warned it would not rule out reimposing tighter curbs as infections rise - moves some experts see as too cautious for the vaccine frontrunner that is preparing to live with the virus here as an endemic disease.
Strict surveillance and quarantine ha
After the self-proclaimed shadow government of Myanmar made a call for a "defensive war" against the junta, protesters have destroyed around a dozen military-owned communications towers, witnesses and reports said Wednesday.
The country has been in chaos since the military seized power in Fe
Myanmar's shadow government, formed by opponents of its military rule, called for a revolt against the junta on Tuesday, setting out a strategy that included action by armed militias and ethnic forces, and urging bureaucrats to leave their posts.
Duwa Lashi La, the acting president of the Nationa
AVietnamese man has been sentenced to five years in jail for spreading COVID-19 after he breached home quarantine rules.
Le Van Tri was convicted of "spreading dangerous infectious diseases to other people" after he traveled to his home province Ca Mau from the coronavirus hot spot Ho Chi Minh Ci
As the coronavirus shutters businesses in Thailand, many are having to go without food, especially those living in camps; however, volunteers in the country are a ray of hope for those struggling to survive.
For two months, carpenter Tun Nye hasn’t been able to send any money home to his pa
Myanmar's military rulers have agreed to an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) call for a cease-fire until the end of the year to ensure distribution of humanitarian aid, Japan's Kyodo News agency said, citing the envoy of the Southeast Asian bloc to the crisis-torn nation.
Myanmar ethnic rebels have killed at least 23 government soldiers in days of fighting near the Chinese border, a spokesperson for the group said Friday, in the latest clashes likely to worry powerful neighbor Beijing.
The country has been in turmoil since a military coup in February, which sparke