Miss Myanmar 2020 Thuzar Wint Lwin is unable to return to her country after reportedly earning the ire of the military junta that replaced her government.
Fearless Empress: Thuzar, 22, publicly spoke against the unrest in Myanmar, which began in February when the military seized control of the country, undoing a democratic election in which Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party won by a landslide.
A Burmese actor and model was recently arrested by Myanmar military forces as part of a crackdown on celebrities that support their opposition.
Paing Takhon, 24, went viral last January after photos of him dressed up as a hot “monk” were posted on social media.
Animal rights activists have expressed heavy criticism over a hotel in Heilongjiang province, China where live polar bears are used as a 24/7 attraction to guests.
Located in northern Harbin, the self-described “world’s first polar bear hotel” opened its doors to visitors on March 12.
A North Korean propaganda website has accused South Korea’s K-pop industry of treating popular groups such as BTS and Blackpink like “slaves.”
“Slave-like exploitation”: In an article published on March 13, the North Korean propaganda website Arirang-Meari claimed that K-pop record labels are exploiting young artists, according to NK Economy.
A gay man is suing the government of Hong Kong for rejecting him as his late husband’s surviving spouse, thereby preventing him from carrying out his spouse’s final wishes.
Edgar Ng Hon-lam and Henry Li Yik-ho tied the knot in London in 2017, but laws established by the government of Hong Kong do not recognize same-sex marriages.
An adorable female husky has gone viral on Thai social media after his owner posted CCTV footage of the dog sleeping as the local police department conducted an “armed robbery” training exercise in his jewelry store last week.
Worawut Lomwanawong told Bored Panda his city’s police department picked his store as a case study for a security test on how to react to an armed robber entering his store to steal his jewelry. The robber for this exercise was a police officer dressed in plainclothes.
A 22-year-old Russian social media influencer is facing heavy criticism online for posing naked on top of an endangered elephant in Bali, Indonesia for her 553,000 Instagram followers.
The first woman to climb Mount Everest was honored by Google on what would have been her 80th birthday.
A clip has gone viral on Chinese social media showing train station officers dragging off a foreigner who allegedly stole two seats and refused to move.
According to Shanghaiist, the incident happened on a train that was making a 2,401 kilometers trip from Shanghai to Xining, the capital of Qinghai province on Sunday. The foreigner, reportedly a Ghanian citizen, occupied two of the seats on the train.
A tourist got him and his family kicked out of their luxury villa in Bali, Indonesia after arguing with locals and allegedly threatening them with a knife.
The foreigner, who rented a luxury villa in Temukus Village in the Buleleng Regency on Bali island, got into a confrontation with Balinese locals who were enjoying the beach outside their rental. He reportedly ordered the beachgoers to leave the area so his wife wouldn’t see “partially-dressed” men.
A restaurant in China has gone viral for its unique toilets that make new customers wonder if they accidentally entered the kitchen.
The unnamed eatery, located in Dalian City, Liaoning Province, has a bathroom that features refridgerator-themed toilets.
A Malaysian man got an unexpectedly cute surprise after checking into a Hello Kitty-themed room that his wife booked for him and his friend.
Amy Medusa, a videographer and photographer from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, discovered he was pranked on Twitter on July 9, World of Buzz reported. Medusa posted images of vibrant pink walls, Hello Kitty drawings, and plush toys plastered all around the room he was sharing with a friend.