Lifestyle & Culture
Vietnam is promoting the idyllic island of Phu Quoc as a place for tourists to tie the knot as it hopes to give its Covid-hit economy a boost.
For those who can stomach it, crocodile is a cheaper and more protein-rich alternative. At this rate, reptile farmers may need to upscale their businesses.
Launched 40 years ago in India, the product was initially aimed at time-pressed working women. Today, it’s been reimagined by street hawkers.
News of the beauty bible’s latest edition has fans swamping Twitter with mocked up covers featuring Filipino celebrities like Catriona Gray and Nadine Lustre.
Japan reported a record 17,281 incidents of elderly people being physically assaulted by family members in 2020, the latest year for which statistics are available – 25 of which resulted in deaths.
The reality show has swept all before it, becoming Netflix’s 10th most-watched TV programme thanks to a cast of achingly beautiful and successful singles.
Pork is not a common ingredient in most Indian cuisine, but long-held taboos about its consumption are starting to change in the country of 1.4 billion.
Designed to be gobbled in one bite, golgappas – Aka pani puri – hark back to ancient Queen Draupadi’s take on leftovers. Millennials take theirs with tequila.
Ten eateries in the former Thai capital of Ayutthaya have won the ‘Bib Gourmand’ distinction, raising hopes that tourists’ appetite for the city will return.
India’s middle class women and internet savvy consumers are credited for a boom in the online beauty market. Brands are now looking to target men, saying the ‘gender divide in beauty is a myth’.
The fires caused an estimated US$118,500 worth of damage and left four people injured. Seoul saw a fourfold increase in the number of fires caused by household pets over an earlier three-year period.
Soft and marble-white, paneer is a vital source of protein and calcium, and can be a main course, appetiser, side dish, and dessert.
Chefs and entrepreneurs in the US are testing if the island’s melting-pot cuisine can have broader appeal, like Chinese, Japanese and Thai food.
When 26-year-old Surabaya native Stella Monica Hendrawan took to Instagram to complain about a bad experience she’d had at a beauty clinic, she never thought two years later she’d still be fighting criminal defamation charges brought under Indonesia’s controversial ITE internet law.
From Devraj Singh and Lalitya Kumari, to Ambalika Devi and the Gaekwad family, India’s super-rich royals are constantly squabbling about who owns what as their inherited wealth balloons ever higher.
Hwang Kyo-ik says chickens in Korea are slaughtered too early and only taste good because of sauces and seasonings. The poultry association and the country’s many chicken-lovers have hit back.
In Tha Rae village, Roman Catholic descendants of uprooted Vietnamese, Chinese and Lao ethnic groups decorate their homes for Christmas and hold a three-day star procession, drawing thousands of onlookers.
The Indian Institute of Technology, which produced new Twitter chief Parag Agrawal and other tech titans, is an elite network of 23 engineering schools which boasts the ‘the most difficult admission exam on the planet’.
From Singapore to Malaysia to Thailand, Wang Leehom won hearts for being among a new breed of bilingual Asian stars who burst onto the scene in the 1990s and 2000s, until his very public falling out with estranged wife Lee Jinglei.
The debate seems to re-emerge every year in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation. Analysts say it shows how deep-rooted identity politics have become in Indonesian society.