Asian subscribers may have been frustrated at the limited library available to them when Netflix first launched in the region, but Del Deo is quick to reassure that Netflix is committed to not only expand the platform’s documentary offerings but also finding more diverse, authentic voices from the region.
The fifth edition of the annual Asia’s 50 Best Bars ranking was announced in a virtual countdown which was streamed online.
For its sixth year, the shipcation is set to sail off from Marina Bay Cruise Centre on 13 November for a 3D2N festival party on-board the Genting Dream cruise – this time without any stopovers.
While South Korea remains the hotspot for coffee drinkers in Asia, coffee entrepreneur Jennifer Liu thinks that Hong Kong and Singapore are just as exciting.
Piracy is a problem that's hard to crack down upon and particularly critical in Southeast Asia. TIME reported that 41 per cent of all pirate attacks between 1995 and 2013 occurred within Southeast Asia. In 2013, there were a total of 125 pirate attacks (actual and attempted) in the waters of the Singapore Straits alone.
This movie tells a tale of unlikely outlaws who come together to do magnificent things in the Old West, but we have had our fair share of heroes and heroines in Asia as well (law-abiding and otherwise).
Asian culture also has quite a number of fertility rituals, where couples engage in intriguing (and sometimes bizarre) rituals in attempts to boost their fertility and produce children. Korean women trying to conceive typically pray and make offerings to a variety of spirits or deities - these included mountain spirits, Buddha, or even certain elements of nature considered to be sacred. One of the most prominent symbols of fertility that Korean women pray to, however, is the ‘samshin halmoni’, or grandmother spirit.
Psychologist Dr. Allan Pascal (played by 50 Shades of Grey star, Jamie Dornan) investigates the bizarre circumstances behind a 9 year old boy’s near-fatal fall. Note: Pictured is not the actual SS Ourang Medan. Possibly whole crew dead.” This was followed by a series of illegible Morse code, before a final chilling message came through: “I die.” Ships nearby immediately responded to the call, pinpointing the vessel as a Dutch steam freighter, the SS Ourang Medan, and a boarding party was assembled to reach the vessel.
Imagine this: you head out on a camping trip with a couple of your best buds, with the intent of spending a few nights in gorgeous wilderness. You huddle around a campfire, singing kumbaya as you munch on smores and hotdogs, all while enjoying the tranquility of nature.
If you’ve ever heard someone say a person has “Tio Gong Tau”, it means that he or she might have been the victim of a supernatural attack. Gong Tau is the term used in Hokkien, Teochew or Cantonese when someone is suspected of having been attacked by black magic, (called Jiang Tou in Mandarin), and is believed to be a fusion of poison skills which originated in Yunnan, China, and witchcraft seen in South East Asia. Gong Tau is usually sought to either seek revenge, resolve relationship issues or even to assist with money problems.
This breathtaking thriller is a breath of fresh air (forgive the puns) and a terrifying new spin on the serial killer horror genre. In reality however, the possibility of encountering a serial killer, while statistically low, is very real. America’s Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) provides a shocking estimate that there are between 25 to 50 active serial killers operating within the country at any given time.
Heading to Japan might be intimidating as English is not a common language amongst Japanese. Other than simple lingo such as ‘arigato’ (thank you), and ‘konnichiwa’ (hello), most of us are stuck with using hand signs to supplement English in communicating when we are there. It is however, reassuring to know that most of the Japanese that you will meet are some of the nicest souls on earth; they will do their best to help and even guide you to your location.
Floyd Lawton’s Deadshot has only more recently been portrayed as an antihero, and was more commonly depicted as one of the the most lethal supervillains in the DC comic universe. You gotta admit, Arjun Rampal already looks a lot like Deadshot here in this scene from 2011’s Bollywood science fiction film Ra.One, where he plays the title villain.
The much-anticipated “League of Gods” opened in cinemas just a few days ago, and it comes complete with a star-studded cast — Jet Li, Tong Leung, Fan Bing Bing, Angelababy, to name a few — breathing life into ancient Chinese folklore. Here we dive into 5 other widespread regional myths from around Asia, each of which we feel deserves their own blockbuster movie of epic proportions.
Best of all, buying unique pieces of work will enable you to truly reflect your own style and taste in your home, creating countless conversation pieces. In this post we’ll cover off the best steps to finding your personal style for your home and how to get started in buying your first piece of artwork. When deciding what type of art you’d like to introduce to your home the best start point is to visit any number of local exhibitions, museums, galleries and art fairs to find a style or subject matter that you like.