Latest posts by Mong Palatino from March, 2009
The Facebook account of Antonio Piamonte from the Philippines was removed because Facebook thinks his first and last name on his profile isn't his real name.
Last Friday the Situ Gintung dike collapsed in Indonesia which killed almost a hundred people and injured 190 others. At least 300 houses were destroyed and 1,600 residents were displaced. The extent of the tragedy reminded many Indonesians about the deadly tsunami which hit the region five years ago.
Young “street artists” are performing their dangerous motorbike stunts in the streets of Vietnam.
Lawrence summarizes news reports about the impact of the economic crisis on Vietnam.
As the financial system crumbles in the developed world, some analysts in Indonesia are proposing to replace it with the Sharia Finance system.
Despite the economic crisis, a designer in Malaysia has created a dress adorned with 751 diamonds. The price tag: US$30 million. The dress is called the “Nightingale of Kuala Lumpur”
The economic downturn has raised the demand for microfinance programs in Cambodia.
Everybody is trying hard to cope with the global economic crisis. Bloggers are offering survival tips to their readers. Businesses around the world are adjusting. Some are even profiting from the crisis. In this post, I will feature individuals and companies exerting their very best to overcome the recession.
A dam burst outside of Jakarta Friday dawn which killed more than 50 people. Twitter user Indrika Kurnia writes: praying for my friend's father who was carried away by the flood from the dam breaking.. may God be with you.
How does a vegetable seller's motorcycle looks like? R. Sa di from Indonesia posts a picture of this type of motorcycle.
The Aroengbinang posts pictures of old traditional Javanese artists based in Jakarta.
Miss Loi writes how the Merlion, Singapore's national icon, has been desecrated over the years.
Stephen Blake, director of Mainland Southeast Asian Affairs met Myanmar's Foreign Minister Nyan Win in Yangon. This is an important visit and may signal a shift in U.S. policy towards the Junta-backed government of Myanmar.
During a speech in a Party assembly, Malaysia's incoming Prime Minister said that new media should not be regarded as enemy. But hours before the speech, the party banned almost all online groups from the event.
An autistic kid climbed outside the window on the fourth floor of a school building. How was he saved? A Bangkok fireman pretended to be Spiderman to convince the kid to move to safety inside the building. Check a video report of the story.
According to blogger Fear from Freedom, Myanmar youth in Yangon is having a fever of Hip Hop fashion, songs and dance.
Malaysia’s first stimulus plan last year was inadequate. So the government unveiled a second stimulus program this month. What are the reactions of Malaysian bloggers?
There are reports hinting of large oil and gas deposits in Cambodia. Will this create a vast oil wealth for Cambodia?
Piseth suggests a few websites which offer free Cambodian music downloads.
A report shows there has been an increase in acid attacks in Cambodia in recent years.
Bryan, A Laotian American writer, identifies some of the popular Lao idioms.