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Where to ‘jam’ with Big Bang, 2NE1, Psy

Dongdaemun in Seoul is one of South Korea’s most popular shopping districts, while Gangnam draws many people who hope to get a glimpse of their favorite K-pop stars. These fans, however, should make...

Updated : 2014.06.10 20:13

Homeless in Kuala Lumpur

She refers to them as her “sisters” but the five women living with Ruby (not her real name) in her rented home in Petaling Jaya were homeless and living on the street when she invited them into her...

Updated : 2014.06.10 20:13

Working for the right balance

The death of Pradnya Paramita in Jakarta last December kicked off a debate about work hours in Asia. The 27-year-old copywriter collapsed and died after allegedly working for 30 consecutive hours. I...

Updated : 2014.06.03 20:36

Depression hits Chinese teenagers

Many teenagers, who live apart from their parents in China, suffer from depression and other psychological problems, and aren’t exposed to therapy, a recent study suggests. The research was conducte...

Updated : 2014.06.03 20:33

Ignorance of sex education has taken a high toll

Since the rape case at Jakarta International School, the past few weeks have seen headlines reporting more cases of sexual abuse against children. Many officials have waded into the debate, but thei...

Updated : 2014.06.03 20:32

Can’t stop the music

They say the proof of the pudding is in the eating. So when it comes to music, then surely the proof of the rhythm is in the live performance. Fans of CNBLUE swear that the Korean rock band is bette...

Updated : 2014.05.20 20:29

China deploys more ships in Vietnam waters

China has sent two more armed naval ships to waters surrounding the Haiyang Shiyou-981 oil rig illegally set up in Vietnam’s waters, according to a senior official from the Vietnam Fisheries Surveill...

Updated : 2014.05.20 20:29

Traditional Malaysian foods dying out

Ikan masak tanah liat (clay-baked fish), opok-opok (glutinous rice crackers), pulut kukus dalam periuk kera (pitcher plant glutinous rice), kebebe (mashed fruits in bamboo). Sound foreign? These are...

Updated : 2014.05.20 20:28

Asia banking on expansion

As a growing and increasingly affluent consumer class emerges across most of Asia, regional banks are focusing on extending their reach. Banks from almost every country in east and south Asia are pl...

Updated : 2014.05.06 20:12

Changing face of Chinese workforce

It’s 8 a.m. in Shenzhen, and outside Foxconn, the better part of the mega-factory’s 160,000 employees are coming on or off shift. Young men and women stream through security checkpoints, entering t...

Updated : 2014.05.06 20:12

Japan’s shrinking society

Japan’s population hit a peak in 2008 and has been declining since. According to an estimate by the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, the population will drop below 100 ...

Updated : 2014.05.06 20:11

Inside China’s most exclusive business club

When it was announced four years ago that the Chinese carmaker Geely was buying Swedish carmaker Volvo, the company drew plaudits worldwide for the daring and astuteness of its move. But few people ...

Updated : 2014.04.29 19:51

Sympathy for MH370 passengers’ families starting to run out

Carrying the same signs, wearing the same T-shirts and taking the same 3.8 km route to the Malaysian Embassy in Beijing, anguished families of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 passengers staged their s...

Updated : 2014.04.29 19:50

Manila senators slam new U.S.-Philippine pact

By letting their subalterns sign the defense deal, President Aquino and visiting U.S. President Barack Obama showed lack of good faith, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago said on Monday. The Enhanced Def...

Updated : 2014.04.29 19:49

Canada recognizes Philippines toxic waste petition

Canada’s Embassy in the Philippines said Monday that the Canadian government recognized the call of petitioners, both Filipino and Canadian, to have container vans filled with hazardous waste brought...

Updated : 2014.04.22 20:24