Lifestyle & Culture

The noodle museum dedicated to Korea’s soul food – and its Chinese creator

Jjajangmyeon is widely eaten in the homes and offices of South Korea and has become ingrained into the national psyche. But it was invented by a Chinese immigrant

21 Apr 2019 - 10:53PM
Driven from Pakistan, Ahmadi Muslims find an island paradise

In Pakistan, Ahmadis have been subjected to routine violence and discrimination and are not even allowed to call themselves Muslim. But in a tiny corner of Micronesia they have finally found peace

17 Apr 2019 - 12:04PM
Brunei’s LGBT residents face up to new death by stoning law against gay sex

Last week, the tiny oil-rich nation imposed a strict new Islamic penal code that set the already-cautious LGBT population further on edge.

11 Apr 2019 - 10:01AM
Hong Kong-backed casino: Chinese tourists win, poor Cambodians lose

Tenants turfed out of Phnom Penh’s low-income housing block the White Building, were told it would be redeveloped to house Cambodians. Instead, NagaCorp is planning a development to attract high-rolling Chinese gamblers.

10 Apr 2019 - 7:51PM
‘Islamic Carpool Karaoke’: the men behind Indonesia’s born-again hijrah movement

From jet-skiing preachers promising a ‘pinch of sin’ to celebrity-friendly Instagram stars, charismatic clerics play a key role in the born-again hijrah movement sweeping Indonesia’s millennial culture.

6 Apr 2019 - 10:08PM
Social media inspires Indonesia’s born-again Muslim millennials

From Islamic reality TV shows to Facebook celebrities, social media is helping to fuel Indonesia’s hijrah movement, in which a growing number of millennials are turning their backs on flawed, sinful lives and embracing religion.

6 Apr 2019 - 10:08PM