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There’s More to Kuala Lumpur than Petronas Towers and Shopping

Kuala Lumpur, capital of the Southeast Asian country of Malaysia, has always been a “pass-through” destination for me. Either I never made it out of the airport during long layovers, or my time was limited to an overnight stay. I’d made the obligatory trek to see famous twin Petronas Towers, once the tallest skyscrapers in the world, and walk around the lovely lake and park at the foot of the towers. I’d had dinner in the Brickyards neighborhood more commonly known as Little India. And I’d spent...
Tags: Travel, Culture, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Cultural Travel, Asia Travel, Petronas Towers, Southeast Asian, River Of Life, Brickyards

Malaysian palm oil futures open higher after India import tax cut

Malaysian benchmark crude palm oil futures opened nearly 1 percent higher on Wednesday, a bullish start to the first day of trading in 2019 after India announced import tax cuts on palm oil from Southeast Asian countries.
Tags: Money, India, businessNews, Southeast Asian

Malaysia bets on durian as China goes bananas for world's smelliest fruit

The stinky, spiky durian is set to become Malaysia's next major export as the Southeast Asian nation rushes to develop thousands of acres to cash in on unprecedented demand for the fruit from China.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, Malaysia, Southeast Asian

Realme unveils new ‘Realme Yellow’ logo

Started off as OPPO's sub-brand and later formed as a separate company, Realme has launched its fully upgraded Brand Visual Identity system and Logo to provide a new visual experience The "R" logo in “Realme Yellow” designed by Eddie Opara.  Realme announced that it will be rolling out its upgraded brand image across all channels starting from today. Realme's new "R" logo and smartphones will launch across Southeast Asian markets including Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia, countries in...
Tags: News, India, Blogging, North Africa, Li, Southeast Asian, Realme, Realme Yellow, Realme Yellow logo, Eddie Opara Realme, Malaysia Thailand Philippines Cambodia, South Asia the Middle East

How a rap video could become the fault line of Thailand's long-awaited elections

A music video that criticizes Thailand's military government has become a big hit in the Southeast Asian nation, indicating that public frustration with more than four years of military rule is mounting ahead of upcoming nationwide elections.
Tags: Asia, News, Thailand, Southeast Asian

How a rap video could become the fault line of Thailand's long-awaited elections

A music video that criticizes Thailand's military government has become a big hit in the Southeast Asian nation, indicating that public frustration with more than four years of military rule is mounting ahead of upcoming nationwide elections.
Tags: Cnn, Thailand, Southeast Asian

5 easiest places to move to in Asia

Whether you just need a change of scenery or it’s always been a life goal to live in another country, many of us have considered moving abroad at some point. The prospect can be highly tantalizing: A fresh slate in a new, exciting country with different food, interesting culture, and expanded career opportunities. The question is: Where to go? And how? Due to its relatively low cost of living and fairly straightforward visa processes, Southeast Asia tends to be a popular landing spot for Ame...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Bali, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, US, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Cambodia, Vietnam, Expat Living, American TV, Philippine, Southeast Asian

Venture capital funding in Southeast Asia at record: industry

Funding by venture capital (VC) firms in Southeast Asian start-ups has risen to a record so far this year, surpassing the total investments made in 2017, industry data showed.
Tags: Money, Southeast Asia, businessNews, Southeast Asian

Indonesia mobilizes 20,000 citizens to clean up plastic pollution

Indonesia wastes upward of 10 billion plastic bags every year, making it the second highest polluter of plastic in the entire world. To address the growing plastic pollution problem, thousands of volunteers gathered around the country last month and participated in one of the largest plastic cleanups to date. The goal of the event was to educate citizens about the dangers of pollution and promote better recycling practices among young people. More than 20,000 people from 76 different areas of t...
Tags: Design, Indonesia, China, Pacific Ocean, Southeast Asian, Texas Marine

Thailand is becoming a critical country for blockchain

While United States regulators are still trying to figure out how to think about cryptocurrencies, Thailand’s government is already mapping out its own central bank digital currency. This is just one of numerous examples how Thailand has emerged as one the most interesting cryptocurrency and blockchain countries in Southeast Asia in 2018. Since the start of the year, the Thai government has become increasingly outspoken and welcoming of cryptocurrency projects and exchanges. In just a few months...
Tags: TC, Asia, Finance, Southeast Asia, Tech, Thailand, Bitcoin, West, United States, Korea, SEC, Ibm, Ethereum, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Southeast Asian

Philippines tells Filipinos to brace for Malaysian crackdown

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government has asked Filipinos in Malaysia to brace for a possible crackdown on illegal immigration in the Southeast Asian country, where it estimates about 400,000 Filipinos live illegally. The Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila said a Malaysian amnesty program for illegal immigrants that began in 2016 ends Thursday […]
Tags: News, Philippines, Malaysia, Manila, Manila Philippines, Southeast Asian, Nation & World

Facebook bans Myanmar military accounts for ‘enabling human rights abuses’

Facebook is cracking down on the military leadership in Myanmar, the Southeast Asian country where the social network has been identified as a factor contributing to ethnic tension and violence. The U.S. company said today that it removed accounts belonging to Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who is commander-in-chief of the armed forces, and the military-owned Myawady television network. In total, the purge has swept up 18 Facebook accounts, 52 Facebook Pages and an Instagram account after...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Asia, Instagram, Facebook Pages, Tech, Software, United States, United Nations, Bangladesh, Un, Myanmar, Social Network, Reuters, State, Min Aung Hlaing

Exclusive: Myanmar scales back Chinese-backed port project due to debt fears - official

Myanmar has scaled back plans for a Chinese-backed port on its western coast, sharply reducing the cost of the project after concerns it could leave the Southeast Asian nation heavily indebted, a top government official and an advisor told Reuters.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Myanmar, Southeast Asian

Eight young footballers rescued in Thailand cave - but race on to save five that remain trapped

Rescuers prepare for day three on Tuesday ​Four more children rescued from flooded cave on Monday Total of eight boys now brought to surface and in 'good health' Another four boys and their coach remain stuck in Thai cave Parents told 'no hugging or kissing' until health checks cleared Heavy rains raise growing fears for safety of those still stuck Meet the 'A-Team' of volunteer British divers who led search The official in charge of the daring extraction of 12 youn...
Tags: Asia, Elon Musk, UK, England, News, Navy, California, Navy Seals, Ap, Cnn, Thailand, Julie Bishop, John, Pong, NICK, Musk

Thailand’s 20% Rebate Makes Country Even More Attractive for Filmmakers

Producers looking for different kinds of locales for their next projects are turning increasingly to Thailand, which recently launched a 20% rebate on qualified spend. Indeed, the Southeast Asian country is a land of captivating beauty and exotic locations that filmmakers can use to add production value to their shoots. It’s also a country narrow […]
Tags: Asia, Artisans, Production, Thailand, Incentives, Southeast Asian

Cambodia announces $100 million in military aid from China

A Cambodian defense official says China has agreed to provide more than $100 million in military aid to the Southeast Asian nation, a close political ally
Tags: News, China, Cambodia, Southeast Asian, Nation & World

Liquor not available in the US

It’s been a long day in a new city. The sun is going down, you’ve found a fantastic little bar, and all you want to do is to try the local spirit. However, you have no idea what it is. Don’t worry, you’re not the only one who has stuck to the familiar while travelling. We love trying new cuisines, but we get a little bit freaked out when it comes to the strong stuff. Forewarned is forearmed, so educate yourself on the many spirits available in the world, including those you won’t easily find ...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Japan, Colorado, Indonesia, France, China, US, America, Turkey, Hungary, United States, Chile, Drinking, Middle East, Poland

Korean Americans in Southern California see glimmer of hope for peace, reunification

It was 3 a.m. on April 27. Grace Ahn and her husband, Matthew, sat glued to the television in their Seal Beach home. The couple texted family members as they saw the leaders of North and South Korea, Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in smile, greet one another and walk hand in hand during a first-time meeting in Panmunjom, a truce village right in the middle of the Demilitarized Zone, which has divided the Korean Peninsula for seven decades. It was an eventful morning, which the couple marked with a cel...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, News, North Korea, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Religion, Los Angeles, Sport, Syria, Chicago, Thailand, Soccer, United States, Idaho

Latin America’s Movile is quietly building a mobile empire

By 2020, Brazilian mobile giant, Movile , wants to improve the lives of more than one billion people through its apps. The company began its mission in 1998 selling gaming, news and SMS messaging services to mobile operators in Brazil. After receiving its first investment from South African-based global investor Naspers 10 years ago, Movile grew into one of the largest and most successful mobile companies in Latin America, with more than 150 million monthly active users of its apps and est...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mobile, Facebook, Column, China, San Francisco, Tech, Paypal, Tencent, WeChat, Brazil, Silicon Valley, Venezuela, Latin America, Ifood

Former Tiger Global executive joins Jeneration Capital as CIO: Reuters

Hong Kong-based fund Jeneration Capital Management said on Tuesday that Jason Tan, formerly a global partner at investment firm Tiger Global Management LLC, has joined as partner and chief investment officer. Tan will be managing the fund’s overall portfolio and strategy, after a three-year stint at Tiger where he led investments in a number of the region’s startups including Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing, beauty app Meitu Inc and portal website Inc. Jeneration Capital, which is ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Trends, People, Reuters, Tan, Southeast Asian, Tiger Global Management LLC, Didi Chuxing, Meitu Inc, Jeneration Capital, Jeneration Capital Management, Jason Tan, Bilibili Inc

Singapore PM: ASEAN growing closer to China and India

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore’s prime minister says Southeast Asian countries are working closely with new powers China and India to counter the pressure of protectionism and ensure continued growth. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (LEE SHIEN LONG) told his counterparts from the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations at the opening of a summit Saturday […]
Tags: Business, News, China, Singapore, India, Ap, Asean, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Southeast Asian, Nation & World, Lee Hsien Loong LEE SHIEN LONG

Indonesia Urges Southeast Asian Economies to Bargain Together on TPP

By Bernadette Christina MuntheJAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's trade minister said on Friday it is urging Southeast Asian countries that have not...
Tags: Indonesia, Reuters Indonesia, Southeast Asian, Bernadette Christina

Dating service East Meet East raises $4M to develop AI matching and expand into Asia

East Meet East, a New York-based matchmaking service focused on connecting Asian people in the U.S., is expanding its focus to go after dating opportunities in Asia after it raised a $4 million Series A funding round. The money comes from existing backer 500 Startups and new investors Asahi Medialab Ventures, DG Lab Fund (a joint effort from Japan’s Digital Garage and Daiwa Securities), Mobile Internet Capital, internet ad firm Septeni. The startup previously raised $1 million in November 2016. ...
Tags: Asia, Japan, New York, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Tech, Philippines, North America, Southeast Asian, Digital Garage, DG Lab Fund, East Meet East, Mariko Tokioka, Asahi Medialab Ventures DG Lab Fund, Daiwa Securities Mobile Internet Capital, Malaysia Thailand Singapore

YC alum Dahmakan, a Kuala Lumpur-based food delivery startup, acquires Polpa to expand into Thailand

Dahmakan, a vertically-integrated Malaysian meal delivery startup, announced today that it has acquired Polpa to enter Bangkok. Dahmakan was the first Malaysian startup to participate in Y Combinator and recently received a $2.6 million round of funding earmarked for its expansion into new markets. The company, which was launched in 2015 by former Rocket Internet executives, says it now delivers tens of thousands of meals each month in Kuala Lumpur, where it is based, and Bangkok. Co-founder and...
Tags: TC, Japan, Tech, Thailand, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Rocket Internet, Food Delivery, Bangkok, Manila, Southeast Asian, Jonathan Weins, Dahmakan, Polpa, Bangkok Dahmakan, Bangkok Co

Indonesia pushes for Southeast Asian patrols of disputed waters

By Fergus Jensen SYDNEY (Reuters) - Indonesia has lobbied Southeast Asian countries to carry out maritime patrols in the disputed South China Sea, claimed in most part by China, to improve security, Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu said on Friday. Indonesia says it's a non-claimant state in the South China Sea dispute but has clashed with China over fishing rights around the Natuna Islands and expanded its military presence there, and also renamed the northern reaches of its exclusive econom...
Tags: News, Indonesia, China, Sydney, Julie Bishop, South China Sea, Retno Marsudi, Reuters Indonesia, Southeast Asian, Fergus Jensen, Association of Southeast Asian Nations ASEAN, Ryamizard Ryacudu, Marise Payne, Natuna Islands, Ryacudu

Thailand tourists drive locals crazy

Thailand may be the land of smiles, but that’s not to say some Thai people won’t give you a frown if you’re truly disrespectful or fail to show you have a “cool heart.” While millions of tourists pass through the Southeast Asian country every year, there are certain behaviors — some less than intentional — that do not mesh well with locals trying to live their lives. 1. Drink at the worst possible places/times. Two years ago when the King of Thailand died somewhat unexpectedly, the internati...
Tags: Travel, Thai, Thailand, Coke, SE Asia, All, Bhumibol Adulyadej, Southeast Asian, Koh Phangan, Maha Vajiralongkorn, Ao Nang, Thai culture, Thailand culture

Saudi Aramco and Petronas Are Close to Raising $8 Billion Loan - Bloomberg

Saudi Aramco and Petronas Are Close to Raising $8 Billion Loan - Bloomberg:"Saudi Arabian Oil Co. and Malaysia’s state-owned oil firm are close to raising an $8 billion loan to partly finance the construction of a planned refinery and a petrochemical complex in the Southeast Asian nation, people familiar with the matter said. The Middle Eastern oil giant, known as Aramco, and Petroliam Nasional Bhd. could sign the loan agreement as early as next month, said the people, who asked not to be identi...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Bloomberg, Malaysia, Aramco, Saudi Aramco, Petronas, Southeast Asian, Johor, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd, Petroliam Nasional Bhd, Saudi Arabian Oil Co, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, BNP Paribas SA HSBC Holdings Plc, Petrochemicals Integrated Development

Uzbekistan crush Vietnam’s cup dreams in U23 AFC final

Hanoi (AFP) – Millions of red-clad Vietnam fans saw their hopes of a fairytale ending dashed Saturday as Uzbekistan snatched a last-minute victory in the final of the Under-23 Asian Cup championship. The normally low-profile event has been followed with the fervour of a World Cup final in the Southeast Asian nation following the meteoric rise of the young squad who have united a country... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Hanoi, Afp, Southeast Asian

Rohingya refugees who fled to Chicago face stress, anxiety

CHICAGO (AP) — Rohingya refugees in Chicago are facing stress and anxiety after escaping violence in Myanmar. The Chicago Tribune reports there’s an estimated 1,500 Rohingya Muslims currently living in the city amid the ongoing violence in the Southeast Asian nation. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in November labeled the Myanmar government’s actions against […]
Tags: News, Ap, Chicago, Myanmar, State, Chicago Tribune, Southeast Asian, Rex Tillerson, Nation & World

Lizard, turtle among more than 100 new species found in Mekong region

A Vietnamese 'crocodile lizard' and a Thai turtle found on sale in a local market are among more than 100 new species discovered in the ecologically diverse but threatened Mekong region last year, researchers said Tuesday. The Southeast Asian countries flanking the Mekong river, which snakes down from the Tibetan plateau to the South China Sea, are among the most biodiverse in the world. Each year, scientists announce scores of new species discovered in the region, which includes Thailand, Mya...
Tags: Science, Mekong, South China Sea, Southeast Asian, Thailand Myanmar Cambodia Laos