Like most youngsters in Nairobi’s largest slum, Henry Ohanga grew up believing he would never amount to anything.
A colourful paint job has transformed one of Mumbai’s drab hilltop slums into a tourist destination, even prompting comparisons with Italy’s picturesque Amalfi Coast.
A Singapore eatery centred around the pungent tropical fruit durian has caught a whiff of success as patrons flock to the cafe in droves for a bite of its exotic offerings.
Bruno Mars, who has revived retro funk and R&B for a new generation, on Sunday swept the Grammy Awards in a surprise snub for the hip-hop world.
For millions of years, new-born hammerhead sharks have grown up in nurseries sheltered by the mangrove swamps and reefs of the Galapagos Islands, safe from all human threat.
In a cramped and dark venue in a sleazy Tokyo district, dozens of middle-aged men cheer at a performer on stage: The object of their adoration is a six-year-old girl.
A cosmic event not seen in 36 years – a rare “super blood blue moon” – may be glimpsed on Wednesday.
At first glance, Links Music Studio doesn’t look like the one-stop shop for musicians that it claims to be.
For those looking to get out of Phnom Penh and soak up some of colonial Cambodia, the place to go is Chhlong, about 31 kilometres south of Kratie.
Elton John announced on Wednesday that he is retiring from touring, with the consummate showman saying he wants to devote himself to his children.
It won’t put a smile on her notoriously pouty face but Grumpy Cat, the feline who became an internet meme and a hugely lucrative brand, has just won $710,000 in court.
Governments across Southeast Asia have a history of using laws and the judiciary to curb press freedoms – now, they have found a handy crutch to lean on as they intensify clampdowns: US President Donald Trump’s “fake news” mantra.
The Mekong Daiko drum team is celebrating its 15th anniversary in Cambodia this year and the popular Japanese group performs regularly at shopping malls and functions around the kingdom.
Phnom Penh is making a name for itself as an emerging hub for contemporary arts in Southeast Asia, and the scene is benefitting from the surge of creative talents calling Cambodia home.
“You can ask me some questions now,” said Remy Choisy, the owner-proprietor of Dodo Rhum House, from behind the bar. “It won’t be so easy in the next ten to fifteen minutes.”
Millions of Hindu devotees are gathering in northern India for the Magh Mela – one of the world’s biggest religious festivals involving ritual bathing in the holy waters of the Ganges river.
Spray can in hand perched halfway up a ladder, Neequaye Dreph Dsane applied the final touches of colour to his latest mural enlivening an otherwise drab side street in east London.
Mayilattumpara villagers are using a unique solution to crop-destroying elephant invasions.
Southeast Asian plastic recyclers are getting ready to benefit from China’s ban on imported plastic waste.
In Barra da Tijuca, a wealthy beachside neighbourhood west of Rio, neighbours and friends call him “The King”.