Film Locations in Southeast Asia Part 4

In this, the fourth part in our series of film locations, we look at one of the most famous film locations in the region. Koh Phi Phi, location of the hit 2000 film, The Beach. We also have films starring Sean Connery, Nicholas Cage and Sylvester Stallone. See Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3Continue reading “Film Locations in Southeast Asia Part 4”

Malaysia Extends Lockdown Following New Covid Cases

Last week Malaysia Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced that 5 states and 3 federal territories would be placed under a Movement Control Order (MCO) until 26th January. The following day a State of Emergency was declared in the country effective, potentially, until 1st August. Today Malaysia’s Senior Minister (Security Cluster) and Defence Minister, Ismail SabriContinue reading “Malaysia Extends Lockdown Following New Covid Cases”

Covid Cases Surge in Southeast Asia

Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand are all experiencing increases in cases of Covid-19 as the battle against the virus continues. Indonesia today (Monday 18th January) reported an additional 9,086 cases and 295 deaths related to Covid-19 to give a total of 917,015 cases and 26,282 deaths since the start of the pandemic. Malaysia reportedContinue reading “Covid Cases Surge in Southeast Asia”

Lockdown in Malaysia – Don and Vik’s Story

We first talked to Don and Vik, an Australian couple who found themselves in Malaysia as the first lockdown hit the country, back in August. They have now been in Malaysia for almost a year so we thought that we would catch up with them and see how their Christmas and New Year went. YouContinue reading “Lockdown in Malaysia – Don and Vik’s Story”

Will Chinese New Year Bring New Surge in Covid Cases

Main picture credit Nina R on flickr Chinese New Year, this year the Year of the Ox starts on 12th February, is widely celebrated throughout Southeast Asia and often celebrations extend over a number of days or even weeks. This year however we are in the midst of an ongoing global pandemic. Cases in aContinue reading “Will Chinese New Year Bring New Surge in Covid Cases”

Film Locations in Southeast Asia Part 3

In the third of our series looking at Southeast Asia film locations we look at one of the biggest hits of 2018 and another classic Vietnam film that was not actually filmed in Vietnam. In part 1 we looked at locations for Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Good Morning Vietnam and in part 2 weContinue reading “Film Locations in Southeast Asia Part 3”

State of Emergency Declared in Malaysia

Yesterday the Malaysia Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced tougher measures to combat the spread of Covid-19. Today he is defending the decision to implement a State of Emergency in the country. Rising numbers of cases in the country has prompted King Abdullah Ahmad Shah to agree to the government’s request for an emergency order effectiveContinue reading “State of Emergency Declared in Malaysia”

Film Locations in Southeast Asia Part 1

Southeast Asia offers a wide range of options for film and TV locations including some that have generated millions of tourist visits. In this series of posts we will look at some of the most iconic film locations in the region as well as some surprises. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) One of the most famousContinue reading “Film Locations in Southeast Asia Part 1”

Malaysia Announces Tougher Measures in Fight Against Covid

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has announced that 5 states and 3 federal territories will be placed under a Movement Control Order (MCO). The states of Melaka, Johor, Penang, Sabah and Selangor plus the federal territories of Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya will be under the MCO until 26th January. Under the MCO inter-district travel isContinue reading “Malaysia Announces Tougher Measures in Fight Against Covid”

Fears of New Lockdown in Malaysia

Spiraling cases of Covid-19 in Malaysia and an upcoming address to the nation by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today has raised speculation that the country is heading toward another lockdown. Rumours on social media alongside documents that were reported to be leaks of new lockdown documentation have increased over the weekend. Business leadersContinue reading “Fears of New Lockdown in Malaysia”