Hand painted toys at GoodGuysNeverWin, a toymaker in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Agoes Rudianto

Taboo toys: criminals, ghosts and politicians among Indonesian company’s unusual figurines

  • Indonesian toymaker GoodGuysNeverWin creates figurines of criminals, ghosts, politicians, and even a cannibal
  • The limited-edition hand-painted models are popular among Chinese Indonesians
Topic |   Offbeat

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Hand painted toys at GoodGuysNeverWin, a toymaker in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Agoes Rudianto
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A section of the Bangkok Haunt ghost tour in Chinatown, Bangkok, Thailand. Dark tourism has taken off in Southeast Asia in recent years. Photo: James Wendlinger

Dark tourism: three ghost tours in Southeast Asia where history, beliefs and horror combine to offer spine-tingling thrills

  • Guardian spirits, severed torsos and spectres of protest in Bangkok; a Penang house of horrors; offspring of pregnant women who died haunting Singapore cemetery
  • Tour guides take visitors to Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore to macabre destinations well off the usual tourist trail
Topic |   Asia travel

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A section of the Bangkok Haunt ghost tour in Chinatown, Bangkok, Thailand. Dark tourism has taken off in Southeast Asia in recent years. Photo: James Wendlinger
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