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10 K-drama actresses who started out as models, from Song Hye-kyo and Squid Game’s HoYeon Jung, to Jun Ji-hyun and the ‘Gigi Hadid of South Korea’, Lee Sung-kyung

From Squid Game’s Jung Ho-yeon to Descendants of the Sun’s Song Hye-kyo, meet the Hallyu stars who began their careers as models, then reached new heights of fame through acting

From Squid Game’s Jung Ho-yeon to Descendants of the Sun’s Song Hye-kyo, meet the Hallyu stars who began their careers as models, then reached new heights of fame through acting

14 Dec 2021 - 2:58PM
9 on-screen K-drama couples who got married in real life – Kim So-yeon and Lee Sang-woo met on the set of Happy Home, while Ji Sung fell for his second female lead Lee Bo-young

From Kim So-yeon and Lee Sang-woo, to on-screen-rivals-turned-lovers Choi Won-young and Shim Yi-young, these co-stars ended up tying the knot in real life

From Kim So-yeon and Lee Sang-woo, to on-screen-rivals-turned-lovers Choi Won-young and Shim Yi-young, these co-stars ended up tying the knot in real life

11 Nov 2021 - 2:11PM
6 Filipino drag queens to know: as RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Manila Luzon launches new reality TV show Drag Den, follow these LGBT icons on Instagram quick

Wowing viewers both live and on Instagram, these Filipino queens are truly stepping up – but will any of them appear on Drag Den, RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Manila Luzon’s new series?

Wowing viewers both live and on Instagram, these Filipino queens are truly stepping up – but will any of them appear on Drag Den, RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Manila Luzon’s new series?

3 Aug 2021 - 2:45PM
Who’s the smartest K-pop idol? Hallyu IQs ranked – from BTS member RM and Astro’s Cha Eun-woo to K-drama hottie Song Joong-ki

Can you believe that BTS leader RM has an IQ of 148, or that Block B’s Park Kyung is a member of Mensa? But neither of them tops this list of Korea’s brainiest idols ...

Can you believe that BTS leader RM has an IQ of 148, or that Block B’s Park Kyung is a member of Mensa? But neither of them tops this list of Korea’s brainiest idols ...

26 Jul 2021 - 12:27PM
As victims of typhoon-prone Philippines’ worst floods in 50 years clean up and rebuild, its disaster-risk management is back under the spotlight

Imagine living near a river whose waters rise higher than a five-storey building and wreck your home. Now imagine it happening twice in 11 years. But why? As flood victims in Metro Manila shrug their shoulders, experts explain the reasons.

Imagine living near a river whose waters rise higher than a five-storey building and wreck your home. Now imagine it happening twice in 11 years. But why? As flood victims in Metro Manila shrug their shoulders, experts explain the reasons.

3 Jan 2021 - 8:48AM
Covid-19 an ecological disaster for Asia as single-use plastics pile up and recycling is rolled back

The Philippines has eased the rules on waste disposal at a time when Covid-19 has brought a surge in demand for personal protective equipment and takeaway food containers made of single-use plastic.

The Philippines has eased the rules on waste disposal at a time when Covid-19 has brought a surge in demand for personal protective equipment and takeaway food containers made of single-use plastic.

9 Sep 2020 - 8:05AM
With animal shelters full, millions of stray dogs and cats roam the Philippines – but one clinic is offering a solution

Twelve million stray cats and dogs roamed the Philippines last year, with many shot dead in pounds or dying of disease and hunger. One animal clinic is trying to stem the tide by organising free mass desexing programmes.

Twelve million stray cats and dogs roamed the Philippines last year, with many shot dead in pounds or dying of disease and hunger. One animal clinic is trying to stem the tide by organising free mass desexing programmes.

2 Aug 2020 - 12:53PM
The phenomenal rise of SB19, Philippine answer to K-pop groups, who beat the odds to become home-grown idols

Picked from an audition in 2016 for years of intensive training modelled on K-pop star factories, SB19 weren’t sure they’d make it until their second single took off. Members of the five-strong group tell the Post about their humble start and high hopes.

Picked from an audition in 2016 for years of intensive training modelled on K-pop star factories, SB19 weren’t sure they’d make it until their second single took off. Members of the five-strong group tell the Post about their humble start and high hopes.

17 Mar 2020 - 12:27PM
Vegan in the Philippines: how plant-based diet is spreading in a country that loves its meat dishes

From 70 Facebook followers to more than 36,000 – the Manila Vegans Facebook group is one example of the growth of plant-based diets in the Philippines. The country is known for its love of meat dishes, but a lot of traditional fare is vegan.

From 70 Facebook followers to more than 36,000 – the Manila Vegans Facebook group is one example of the growth of plant-based diets in the Philippines. The country is known for its love of meat dishes, but a lot of traditional fare is vegan.

11 Jan 2020 - 7:48PM
How one man’s cleaned up take on Philippine delicacy isaw gave him a steady future

Isaw, or cleaned and cooked intestines served on a skewer, is a popular snack in the Philippines. Lauro Condencido started making and selling isaw in Quezon City and it sold so well he now has three outlets.

Isaw, or cleaned and cooked intestines served on a skewer, is a popular snack in the Philippines. Lauro Condencido started making and selling isaw in Quezon City and it sold so well he now has three outlets.

28 Oct 2019 - 7:15PM
The 10 best Philippine bands and singers of all time for Independence Day

Original Pinoy Music started in the mid 1970s and came to represent the musical consciousness of the island nation. They played through years of martial law and spoke out against injustice. Here are our 10 favourites

Original Pinoy Music started in the mid 1970s and came to represent the musical consciousness of the island nation. They played through years of martial law and spoke out against injustice. Here are our 10 favourites

12 Jun 2018 - 8:00AM