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December 5, 2019

Nusa Penida tops list of world’s best destinations for backpackers

The small island off the east coast of Bali, Nusa Penida, has been crowned as the top destination for backpackers in 2020 by hostel-booking platform Hostelworld.  “Move over Bali, this new – Read More...
November 30, 2019

Indonesia halts Singapore’s water polo reign at SEA Games

Indonesia clinched the first gold medal of the Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines on Friday with a historic victory, bringing Singapore’s 54-year stranglehold on the men’s water polo competition – Read More...
November 30, 2019

UK, Chinese visitors top list as 50,000 have a Saudi holiday

Saudi Arabia’s embryonic efforts to turn the kingdom into a magnet for holidaymakers attracted 50,000 visitors since the September launch, and almost three times that number applied for tourist visas officials – Read More...
November 29, 2019

Bali’s Badung regency plans to build ‘recycle park’ in Canggu

After a three-day fire that ravaged Bali’s biggest garbage dump, TPA Suwung, last month, Badung regency is now eyeing resort village Canggu as a location to build a landfill, which – Read More...
November 25, 2019

STOP using Buddha’s Image for decorating, Hotels, Bars, Spas and Homes – RESPECT…..

Yesterday at Jatu Jat weekend market in Thailand, was the site of a massive gathering by Buddhist organized by the Knowing Buddha Organization,  to educate and plead to the world to stop selling and buying the image of Buddha and using it as decoration. Shoppers stopped to read signs and listen to KBO speakers explain why is WRONG  to use Buddha's image for decoration in homes, gardens, hotels, bars, restaurants or spas.
November 21, 2019

Poisoned Sumatran elephant found dead in Indonesia’s Aceh

A Sumatran elephant has been found dead from an apparent poisoning, an Indonesian conservation official said Thursday, in the second killing of the critically endangered subspecies this week. Related: Decapitated – Read More...
November 21, 2019

Decapitated Sumatran elephant found dead in Indonesia

A Sumatran elephant was found decapitated with its tusks ripped off in an apparent poaching of the critically endangered subspecies, an Indonesian conservation official said. The rotting corpse of the – Read More...
November 20, 2019

Police arrest dozens after IS-linked suicide bombing in Medan

Dozens of suspected Indonesian militants have been rounded up after a suicide bomber linked to the Islamic State group killed himself and wounded six others in a police station attack – Read More...
November 16, 2019

Indonesia economy slows as commodity price slump bites

Indonesia posted another quarter of slowing growth Tuesday, its weakest pace in two years, as Southeast Asia’s biggest economy feels the sting of slumping commodity prices. The economy expanded 5.02 – Read More...
November 15, 2019

4 Indonesian police officers arrested over Briton’s kidnapping

Four Indonesian police officers have been arrested in connection with the abduction of a British national that saw kidnappers collect a US$900,000 ransom, authorities said. Officers staged a fake arrest – Read More...
November 13, 2019

Hong Kong police watchdog unequipped to probe protest response: experts

Hong Kong’s police watchdog is currently unequipped to investigate the force’s handling of months of pro-democracy protests, a panel of international experts appointed by the city’s own government has found. – Read More...
November 12, 2019

Death toll in Mindanao quakes climbs to 21

The death toll in two powerful quakes that struck the southern Philippines in the past week has risen to 21, authorities said Sunday, as survivors struggled to access food and – Read More...
November 11, 2019

2 arrested over murder of Indonesian activist journalists

Two men have been arrested in connection with the brutal murder of a pair of Indonesian activist journalists who were mediating in a land dispute between a palm oil company – Read More...
November 10, 2019

Philippine drug war critic vows end to ‘senseless’ killing

The vocal critic that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has named to a lead role in his deadly drug war called on Friday for revamping the crackdown and ending its “senseless” – Read More...
October 30, 2019

Thais, Frenchman could face firing squad in Bali drug cases

Two Thai women and a Frenchman could face the death penalty after they were caught smuggling drugs into Bali, the Indonesian holiday island’s customs agency said Monday. The Thai nationals – Read More...
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