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The oldest modern human fossil in Southeast Asia found in Tam Pa Ling Cave (Laos)

The scientists, who found the skull in 2009, were likely the first to dig for ancient bones in Laos since the early 1900s, when...

Friends of Asian Elephants Hospital (Thailand): Southeast Asian’s first elephant hospital

Friends of the Asian Elephant (FAE) is the World’s and Southeast Asia's First Elephant Hospital. Located in the MaeYao National Reserve of Lampang, Thailand,...

Ramon Magsaysay Award (Philippines): The most prestigious award for innovation, reform and leadership in Southeast Asia

The prize was established in April 1957 by the trustees of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund based in New York City with the concurrence of...

Komodo dragon (Indonesia): The largest lizard in Southeast Asia and the world

What is the Komodo dragon? Reaching up to 10 feet in length and more than 300 pounds, Komodo dragons are the heaviest lizards on Earth....

Semakau Island (Singapore): The first artificial island to treat waste in Southeast Asia

About 8 km south of Singapore city, the 3.5 km2 wide landfill of the Semakau waste treatment complex (located on the Pulau Semakau archipelago...

Moken (Thailand): The only “mermaid” tribe in Southeast Asia with superhuman underwater vision

Living on the coastal waters and islands of the Andaman Sea, along the western coast of Thailand, the small Moken tribe are sea nomads....

TransJakarta (Indonesia): The first Bus Rapid Transit system in Southeast Asia

The system is considered the first revolutionary public transit mode in the capital city of Indonesia. The buses run in dedicated lanes, and ticket...

New frog species discovered in area of PT Freeport Indonesia

PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) Corcom VP, Riza Pratama, noted in a statement here on Saturday that the species, named Litoria lubisi, is a type...

Eco-Link@BKE (Singapore): The first highway ecological bridge in Southeast Asia

The first ecological bridge project in Singapore and Southeast Asia was completed in 2013. This $ 16 million bridge is built exclusively for wildlife,...

Meet the Buton tribe of Indonesia, whose people have dazzling blue eyes

Aside from their way of life, customs, and traditions, there isn't much to physically distinguish them from regular folk. But there's an Indonesian tribe...

Singaporeans encouraged to give e-hongbao this Chinese New Year as safer, environmentally friendlier option

  One way to send e-hongbao is via PayNow. Some Singaporeans prefer gifting new physical notes but these are often returned to the banks by...

The custom wearing polka dots clothes in the new year of Filipinos

Filipinos are very fond of circles. The circle is said to represent prosperity in this Southeast Asian country. Banquet tables often have fruit arranged...

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Top 5 hotels in Southeast Asia according to Traveler’s Choice 2022

As the world gradually recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic in 2022, let's find out the top 5 hotels in Southeast Asia that travelers appreciate...

Mekong giant catfish: The largest freshwater catfish in Southeast Asia is found only in countries located in the downstream of the Mekong River

Mekong giant catfish (scientific name: Pangasianodon gigas) is a freshwater fish living downstream of Mekong River. Grey to white in colour and lacking stripes, the...

Top 100 well-know events of Asean – P.36: Bali Kite Festival (Indonesia): Fly with kites in the annual kite festival on the coast of...

The festival is held from July to October every year when the dry season comes and the wind blowing from the ocean creates the...

Savoy Hotel Manila (Philippines): The hotel won the title of “Asia’s Leading Airport Hotel 2021” of the World Travel Awards.

Located 200 meters from Resorts World Manila, this 4-star property offers 24-hour front desk and an on-site restaurant and bar. Every room at Savoy Hotel...