Philippine internet among world’s worst: study

The Philippines’ many mountainous islands are not easily brought online. Source: WikimediaPhilippine mobile internet speeds are some of the worst in the world in...

Hungary to ease Indonesian ecological troubles

Budapest is impressed by Indonesia’s growth. Source: WikimediaIndonesia is to strengthen its ties with Hungary through cooperation in water management and renewable energy, with...

Life-like doll craze grips Thailand

Thai Buddhism is often entwined with superstitious beliefs. Source: PixabayThailand, despite nodding in the direction of modernisation, remains highly superstitious with its Buddhist beliefs...

Brunei prince puts $2m into tech start-up

Medicine is increasingly moving online. Source: bookdoc.comBookDoc, a health-care technology start-up launched in Malaysia in October, has raised a seed round of financing which...

Brunei prince puts $2m into tech start-up

Medicine is increasingly moving online. Source: bookdoc.comBookDoc, a health-care technology start-up launched in Malaysia in October, has raised a seed round of financing which...

Asean economic hopes high after mixed 2015

The muddy docks in Yangon. Myanmar is tipped to see the fastest growth in Asean this year. Photo: the authorSoutheast Asia greets the new year...

Drones film Plain of Jars

No one knows for sure what the jars were used for. Source: WikimediaOne of the world’s most mystifying archaeological sites has been seen from...

Suu Kyi meets army chief and president

President Thein Sein has promised a peaceful transfer of power. Source:WikimediaMyanmar's victorious National League for Democracy (NLD) leader Aung San Suu Kyi has held...

Malware targets Singapore bank accounts

Singapore’s smartphones are under fire. Source: WikimediaThe Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) is warning smartphone users about a fake software update for WhatsApp...

Luxury market soars in Vietnam

Hermes handbags are big in Vietnam. Source: Wikimedia Asia Briefing says of the 50 Mercedes-Maybach S600s priced at around US$427,000, which will soon be launched into...

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