Garuda Indonesia named world's most punctual airline

Garuda Indonesia named world's most punctual airline
Asia

UK-based air travel intelligence company OAG named Garuda Indonesia the most punctual airline.

China's ancient city that's luring expats

China's ancient city that's luring expats
Asia

Nanjing offers a different pace than bustling Beijing or futuristic Shanghai, but one that newcomers are happy to embrace for the peaceful trade-offs.

Pilot in Myanmar lands plane without front wheels

Pilot in Myanmar lands plane without front wheels
Asia

A Myanmar pilot safely landed a jet without front wheels after the landing gear failed to deploy.

Gas leak or smell of durian? More than 500 evacuated from Australian university library

Gas leak or smell of durian? More than 500 evacuated from Australian university library
Asia

About 550 people were evacuated from an Australian university library on Friday afternoon (May 10) after reports of a strong smell of gas.

BLACKPINK becomes 1st K-pop group to have music video with over 800 mln YouTube views

BLACKPINK becomes 1st K-pop group to have music video with over 800 mln YouTube views
Asia

BLACKPINK has become the first K-pop group to have a music video with more than 800 million YouTube views, its Seoul-based agency said Saturday.

Asia’s oldest architecture firm practises its art along belt and road

Asia’s oldest architecture firm practises its art along belt and road
Asia

P&T Group is working on over 600 projects worldwide Increasingly the company is focusing on emerging markets like Vietnam, Cambodia, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia

Asia's richest man buys Britain's Hamleys for $88m

Asia's richest man buys Britain's Hamleys for $88m
Asia

Hamleys toy store has a new owner, with Mukesh Ambani purchasing the retailer for $88 million.

Dengue fever alert in Thailand after 27 deaths

Dengue fever alert in Thailand after 27 deaths
Asia

Twenty-seven people have died from dengue hemorrhagic fever in Thailand so far this year, the highest fatality rate for the same time period in the past five years.

Hong Kong's The Old Man takes top spot in Asia's 50 Best Bars list; Singapore's Manhattan at No. 2

Hong Kong's The Old Man takes top spot in Asia's 50 Best Bars list; Singapore's Manhattan at No. 2
Asia

Hong Kong cocktail bar The Old Man has nabbed the top spot on the annual Asia's 50 Best Bars list, ousting Singapore bar Manhattan.

Asian Cultural Carnival releases theme song 'Our Asia'

Asian Cultural Carnival releases theme song 'Our Asia'
Asia

The Asian Cultural Carnival, a celebratory activity for the upcoming Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations, released its theme song "Our Asia" on Wednesday.

Thailand's famed Maya Bay to remain closed for at least 2 more years

Thailand's famed Maya Bay to remain closed for at least 2 more years
Asia

Thailand's popular Maya Bay will remain closed to tourists for at least two more years, a prominent marine ecologist overseeing coral rehabilitation efforts at the beach told DPA on Wednesday (May 8).

Elephants march in Thailand to pay respects to newly crowned King Maha Vajiralongkorn

Elephants march in Thailand to pay respects to newly crowned King Maha Vajiralongkorn
Asia

Ten elephants painted white marched on Tuesday (May 7) near Bangkok's Grand Palace to honour Thailand's newly crowned King Maha Vajiralongkorn, a day after ceremonies for his coronation ended.

Singapore's bridges come alive for i Light Singapore - Bicentennial Edition

Asia
Singapore's bridges come alive for i Light Singapore - Bicentennial Edition
Singapore's bridges come alive for i Light Singapore - Bicentennial Edition
Asia

A human figure "leaps" across the Singapore River in an art installation inspired by the island state's rapid development.

Hwacheon Sancheoneo festival to open this weekend

Asia
Hwacheon Sancheoneo festival to open this weekend
Hwacheon Sancheoneo festival to open this weekend
Asia

A world-famous ice fishing festival will open in the remote mountainous county of Hwacheon this weekend to help boost its economy, organizers said Friday.

Sydney's Defqon 1 music festival: Authorities call for ban after two 'drugs deaths'

Asia
Sydney's Defqon 1 music festival: Authorities call for ban after two 'drugs deaths'
Sydney's Defqon 1 music festival: Authorities call for ban after two 'drugs deaths'
Asia

Australian state authorities have vowed to shut down a dance music festival after two people died from a suspected drugs overdos

Today in Pictures, May 13, 2019

Today in Pictures, May 13, 2019
In pictures

Children dressed as deities and characters from popular culture are held above the crowd on pedestals before a parade at the Cheung Chau Bun Festival in Hong Kong; newly ordained priests lie on the floor as Pope Francis leads a mass in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in Rome, Italy; and other pictures from around the world in Today in Pictures.

Beautiful Photos That Capture The Magic Of The Great Rann Of Kutch & Will Convince You To Visit

Beautiful Photos That Capture The Magic Of The Great Rann Of Kutch & Will Convince You To Visit
In pictures

In a country as diverse as India, there are plenty of beautiful hidden corners, rolling hills and warm beaches to camp at. A true traveller will vouch for that. Anyone's first instinct is to discover the hills or the beaches. But the Great Rann of Kutch is a gem sitting in plain sight and it is a place we highly recommend to anyone looking to plan their next travel. The white sands, the simple life and breathtaking sunsets will leave you in awe.

Lovely plants for busy people

Lovely plants for busy people
In pictures

If you love to decorate your house with plants, but find yourself too occupied with work, studying and other stresses, this is a list of perfect plants for you! They are beautiful, easy to take care of and ask for nothing for return.

Exclusive review: Weki Meki 2nd single album “LOCK END LOL” media showcase

Exclusive review: Weki Meki 2nd single album “LOCK END LOL” media showcase
TV&Showbiz

After 7 months of hiatus, Weki Meki returns as teen-crush icons with their 2nd single album “LOCK END LOL” on May 14.

It turns out that close friends, SNSD Tae Yeon upload selfies with Hyeri

It turns out that close friends, SNSD Tae Yeon upload selfies with Hyeri
TV&Showbiz

Tae Yeon is one of the K-Pop idols who is quite active in using social media, especially Instagram. Tae Yeon often uses it to show the latest activities to funny things that entertain his fans.

Super Junior finally reunited as Kyuhyun completes military service

Super Junior finally reunited as Kyuhyun completes military service
Asia

Super Junior's youngest member Cho Kyuhyun has finally completed his military service, returning the group to its full lineup after years of waiting.

Rare Summer Cyclone Leaves Dozens Dead In Southeast Asia

Rare Summer Cyclone Leaves Dozens Dead In Southeast Asia
Asia

A rare summer cyclone swept across India and Bangladesh last weekend, leaving dozens dead and hundreds of homes destroyed. The storm killed at least 34 people in India and 15 people in Bangladesh. Categorized by the India Meteorological Department as "extremely severe" when it made landfall in India Friday night, the cyclone lashed coastal areas with heavy rain and winds of up to 127 miles per hour. The cyclone had weakened by the time it hit Bangladesh.

Asia hits new record with 4.24 million cruise passengers in 2018

Asia hits new record with 4.24 million cruise passengers in 2018
Asia

Asia is expected to continue growing in popularity in the next few years, with the arrival of new ships in 2019/2020 including from Costa Cruises, Genting Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean International and MSC Cruises.

Moscow plane fire: At least 41 killed on Aeroflot jet

Moscow plane fire: At least 41 killed on Aeroflot jet
Asia

At least 41 people were killed after a Russian plane made an emergency landing and burst into flames at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow.

Thousands line streets as Thai king holds glittering procession around Bangkok

Thousands line streets as Thai king holds glittering procession around Bangkok
Asia

They came - some alone, others with family - dressed in the brightest hue of yellow possible that matched the fluttering flags and freshly painted kerbs.

5 reasons Singapore is the deep tech hub of Asia

5 reasons Singapore is the deep tech hub of Asia
Asia

Deep tech remains the buzzword of 2019, having garnered exponential interest and investment within the global startup landscape. Defined as cutting-edge tech founded on scientific or engineering breakthroughs, deep tech has been singled out for its tremendous potential to solve real-world problems.

Malaysia proposes joint nomination with Singapore to list hawker culture under Unesco

Malaysia proposes joint nomination with Singapore to list hawker culture under Unesco
Asia

The Penang state government has proposed that Malaysia and Singapore file a joint-nomination to list hawker culture under Unesco.

Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn among world's wealthiest monarchs

Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn among world's wealthiest monarchs
Asia

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who will be officially crowned on May 4 as part of elaborate three-day coronation ceremonies, has been listed as the world's richest monarch by publications such as Business Insider in 2018.

Lion Air pilot grounded after beating hotel clerk over ironing

Lion Air pilot grounded after beating hotel clerk over ironing
Asia

A pilot for Indonesia's Lion Air who beat a hotel clerk because he was unhappy with how his uniform was ironed has been grounded, the airline said on Friday (May 3).

South Korea to lose more than US$9 billion when WHO classifies gaming addiction as disease: report

South Korea to lose more than US$9 billion when WHO classifies gaming addiction as disease: report
Asia

Recognising video game addiction as a disease could cost South Korea – where such games are hugely popular – up to 11 trillion won (US$9.45 billion) in lost revenue, according to a new academic inquiry.