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Thai MP sentenced to two years in jail for insulting monarchy

Chonthicha Jaengraew was found guilty under Thailand's strict lese-majeste laws over a speech she made during an anti-government protest in 2021.

Ashik Chowdhury's record skydive from 41,000 feet!

In an exclusive interview, Star Lifestyle spoke with Ashik Chowdhury – fresh from his breath-taking skydive and ready to take on new adventures.

#Perspective / Beneath the surface: Slow breaths and slower time from scuba diving

An adventure in Koh Tao, Thailand, led a group of millennials to explore the underwater world through scuba diving. The deep sea’s mesmerising beauty and silence offered introspection and a shift in time perception.

10 photogenic places to visit in Asia to blow up your Instagram

If you are someone with a passion for photography, be you a novice or an expert, bring out your camera with you, as we have prepared a list of 10 camera-friendly places to visit in Asia so you can get your dream shots.

Chasing horizons in Thailand: A month of marvels and mishaps

Dhaka. The city where honking is the language of the roads, and the heat is a constant companion like that one clingy friend we all have. So, what happens when five Dhakaites decide to swap this chaos for the tropical allure of Thailand? Let's just say, it involves more than our usual dose of adrenaline and an unexpected culinary plot twist.

5 places in Asia to enjoy water sports

Beating the heat during a luxurious trip abroad does not just have to come in the form of ice creams and sunbathing. Why not kick it off at a thrilling waterpark or test your abilities in a range of water sports? Here are 5 stunning tourist attractions in Asia to get the best of your water sporting skills!

All aboard the adventure! Asia's scenic railway routes for every traveller

Asia has several famous railway routes winding through mountains and valleys and across rivers, lakes, and deserts. Whether you are a budget traveller looking for a good deal on prices or someone looking to splurge on a luxury trip, these train rides, convenient for both solo travellers and family and friends alike, are guaranteed to give you the experience of a lifetime. So, without further ado, let us take a sneak peek at Asia’s most majestic train journeys.

Hate the crowds? Here are 5 of Thailand's hidden island gems

To help you plan a fantastic holiday, here is a list of some of the must-visit islands in Thailand.

5 travel destinations in Asia for adrenaline junkies

Here is a list of 5 travel destinations in Asia for adventure lovers. The places listed are hotspots for such activities and costs vary depending on the company you are booking through.

August 24, 2023
August 24, 2023

Bangladesh to import onion from 9 more countries

The countries are: China, Egypt, Pakistan, Qatar, Turkey, Myanmar, Thailand, the Netherlands and the UAE

August 22, 2023
August 22, 2023

Ex-PM Thaksin jailed on return to Thailand after 15 years in exile

Thailand's divisive ex-leader Thaksin Shinawatra was jailed Tuesday as he returned to the kingdom after 15 years in exile, hours before parliament votes to install his party's candidate as the new prime minister

August 22, 2023
August 22, 2023

Thaksin Shinawatra: Thailand's divisive former PM

He was ousted in a coup 17 years ago and spent the last 15 of them in self-imposed exile, but Thailand's billionaire former premier Thaksin Shinawatra still casts a remarkable shadow over the kingdom's politics

August 22, 2023
August 22, 2023

Ex-PM Thaksin returns to Thailand after 15 years in exile

Thailand's divisive ex-leader Thaksin Shinawatra returned to the kingdom Tuesday, after 15 years in exile and hours before parliament votes for a new prime minister

July 15, 2023
July 15, 2023

Jahir Rayhan disappoints in semifinals

Jahir Rayhan finished seventh among eight sprinters in one of the three semifinals of 200m sprint in the Asian Athletics Championship today.

May 24, 2023
May 24, 2023

Top 5 budget-friendly countries for your honeymoon under Tk 80,000

It’s that honeymoon you were looking forward to since getting married, and you want to visit a country where it will be budget-friendly for you. While that sounds intimidating, it is certainly doable, so here are the top 5 countries that you can visit for your honeymoon, all for under Tk 80,000.

May 19, 2023
May 19, 2023

Thousands line streets to salute triumphant Indonesian football team

Indonesia defeated Thailand 5-2 in extra time in a bad-tempered men's final in Phnom Penh on Tuesday that saw four players sent off and two mass brawls.

March 12, 2023
March 12, 2023

Siddikur falters on final day again

The 38-year-old Bangladeshi started the day in pole position, but finished way back in joint 27th position after carding a two-over-par (74) in the final round.

March 11, 2023
March 11, 2023

Siddikur rolls back the years

Siddikur is one of the shortest hitters on Tour, not suited to Black Mountain, which favours the long ball players, but the Bangladeshi countered that with a brilliant short stick display.

March 9, 2023
March 9, 2023

4 lesser-known islands to visit in Asia

When it comes to island destinations in Asia, Bali, Phuket, and the Maldives are the first ones to cross your mind. However, if you are one to explore and not just tour, here are 5 lesser-known islands to visit in Asia that will help create some core memories.

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