Habib Salim Alatas, the Islam Defenders Front Jakarta branch chief told the Jakarta Post that Lady Gaga is not welcome in Indonesia. Her concert this month has been cancelled after the national police refused to issue a permit allowing her performance. It is reported more than 50,000 tickets, totalling nearly $2.5m, were sold for the
Serious music fans may have to turn not just one, but a number of blind eyes in the direction of Jason Mraz in order to enjoy his laid-back, 70s-infused soft rock. That trilby he insists on wearing, for example, grates immediately and his pleasant vegan sensibility screams Californian hippy drip. However, few artists have enjoyed
Investors hungry for Singapore’s Kay Lee Roast Meat Joint will have to dig deep to raise the S$3.5m ($2.7m) asking price for one of the city-state’s most popular Cantonese-style restaurants
Running for a mammoth eight months until Christmas Day 2012 at Singapore Art Museum, Panorama: Recent Art from Contemporary Asia offers a window on the explosion of art produced in Asia since 2000. Featuring artists from Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia, among others, Panorama charts issues affecting the continent such as social and political
Malaysia gets its very own Lamborghini
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen likens himself to an angel (Deva) in the Buddhist pantheon in a speech about the country’s political future.
As a speaker at this month’s TedX Phnom Penh (June 9), 32-year-old Lovejoy shares the importance of following through with big dreams
With Myanmar stretching its capacity to usher in new reforms, Southeast Asia Globe sits down with four of the country’s key economic players to discuss their vision for the country
KFC Thailand gets itself into hot water after posting this Facebook message urging people to hotfoot it back home during a tsunami scare and order a bucket of fried chicken. After being denounced by the online community, the company removed the message the next day, replacing it with a grovelling apology. Last monthís earthquakes brought
Tourism in Southeast Asia has reached new highs in recent years. But could today’s triumph become tomorrow’s tears for millions of visitors?
For more than 10 years, photographer Patrick Brown and Ben Davies have followed the global wildlife trade and its gruesome pursuit of profits
The island of Phu Quoc has enchanted independent travellers for years. What does the future hold for this teardrop in the Gulf of Thailand?