Recreation And Leisure

7-meter-long python swallows Indonesian woman

Jun 16, 2018

A 7-meter-long (23-foot-long) python has swallowed a woman in central Indonesia

Singapore Postcard: Summit adds value to North Korea's coins

Jun 12, 2018

Stamped with images of "Eternal President" Kim Il Sung, national monuments or ballistic missiles, coins minted in North Korea are renowned among collectors for their scarcity, partly due to sanctions that outlaw them from being auctioned

Singapore Postcard: Summit island hides macabre history

Jun 10, 2018

A new surveillance camera is installed and restaurants closed on Singapore's Sentosa Island, a popular tropical getaway thrust into the spotlight ahead of a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Ailing Thai beach made famous by Hollywood closes to tourism

May 31, 2018

Once a pristine Thai paradise, the secluded bay made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie "The Beach" has been exhausted by mass tourism and it's getting a break

$28.6 million in cash seized in ex-Malaysia PM's graft probe

May 25, 2018

Malaysian police say the cash stashed in bags at an apartment linked to former Prime Minister Najib Razak and seized in a money-laundering investigation amounted to $28.6 million

AP PHOTOS: Thousands join Hong Kong bun-snatching festival

May 23, 2018

AP PHOTOS: A parade of floating children, a race up a bamboo tower and many buns for thousands of visitors to enjoy are part of Hong Kong festival

Universal Studios Japan coaster stalls with riders hanging

May 2, 2018

Sixty-four passengers were left hanging in the air for up to two hours after a roller coaster made an emergency stop at Universal Studios Japan

Nintendo taps new president; profit improves on Switch sales

Apr 26, 2018

Nintendo Co. sales, profit rise in fiscal 4th quarter, powered by brisk demand for its Switch machines; company to get new president

Singapore euthanizes 27-year-old polar bear born in tropics

Apr 25, 2018

Inuka, the world's first polar bear born in the tropics, has been euthanized by the Singapore Zoo

Vietnam and Indonesia vow to settle fishing violations

Apr 17, 2018

Vietnam and Indonesia have pledged to work together to resolve fishing violations in the South China Sea as the two countries seek to boost their bilateral trade