Unlike in the past, when conscription essentially meant a career death sentence for K-pop idols, many singers now return back to their group after serving approximately 18 to 22 months of duty to embark on a fresh new journey.
Culture Chinese-Indonesians rejoice as Chinese New Year festivities return
For many Chinese-Indonesians, celebrations of the Lunar New Year center on gathering and giving back to family members.
Entertainment Michelle Yeoh first Malaysian to be nominated for Best Actress at the Oscars
The 60-year-old actress received the nomination for her role in Everything Everywhere All At Once. The film has received 11 nominations in total, making it a lead contender at the Academy Awards.
Culture More Chinese-Indonesians using online services to find their Chinese names
For the sake of family legacy or business, many Chinese-Indonesians have decided to “find” their Chinese names through online services.
Forest dwelling weaver ants are a common species in Cambodia, and often employed as a tasty addition to many traditional...
Culture Anthony Bourdain had the idea, but how did KF Seetoh’s Singapore food centre in New York turn out?
What separates Urban Hawker from all the other food halls in New York is that it puts the cooks front and centre.
China Auspicious CNY recipes from a chef with four decades of experience
At 17, Michael Wong started working in a Chinese restaurant as a commis chef and was discovered by Michelin-starred celebrity chef Joseph Tse.
Agriculture Young entrepreneur turns dragon fruit struggles into successful business
From the success of naturally fermented dragon fruit juice, 31-year-old Tran Thi Kim Linh continues to research and has 13 other products made from dragon fruit such as wine, syrup, jam, marshmallows and jelly.
Lifestyle Giant legs of Vietnam’s ‘dragon chicken’ a Lunar New Year delicacy
The lumpy legs of the Dong Tao chicken – named after the commune where it is bred in northern Vietnam – are particularly popular among the wealthy.
China Chinese New Year recipes: Osmanthus jelly bunnies and sha cha jiang fried rice
"Jazz up fried rice with premium ingredients such as dried scallops and sakura shrimp, and add a fun touch by shaping the rice into bunny balls", the writer states.
Culture Japan firm uses vending machines to promote uptake of whale meat
Concerned entities aim to increase uptake of whale-related foods as the first step in protecting the nation’s whaling culture.
Lifestyle This year, eat your way through Southeast Asia
The vibrant and dynamic street markets offer curious foodies a chance to feast on many delicacies, including deep-fried insects, the author writes.
Agriculture Ant farms turn from science project to new agri-business
Forest dwelling weaver ants are a common species in Cambodia, and often employed as a tasty addition to many traditional dishes like some sour soups, or prahok.