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Vanessa Lau

Vanessa Lau

an awkward duck who enjoys writing whatever comes randomly

By Vanessa Lau

Embrace the Beauty of Southeast Asia Through These UNESCO Heritage Sites That’ll Make You Love Nature!
Five out of 11 SEA countries have UNESCO natural heritage sites.
By Vanessa Lau
Embrace the Beauty of Southeast Asia Through These UNESCO Heritage Sites That’ll Make You Love Nature!

Sarawak Now Has A New Governor, These Are His 4 Biggest Career Highlights
His Excellency is 78 years old when he was sworn in.
By Vanessa Lau
Sarawak Now Has A New Governor, These Are His 4 Biggest Career Highlights

Here Are 4 Essential Elements of CNY, and Fortune Cookies Aren’t One of Them
Nope, fortune cookies aren't a Chinese thing.
By Vanessa Lau
Here Are 4 Essential Elements of CNY, and Fortune Cookies Aren’t One of Them

Do You Know What Lunar New Year Means and Why It’s One of the Biggest Celebrations in Asia?
It is one of the most important festivals for certain Asians.
By Vanessa Lau
Do You Know What Lunar New Year Means and Why It’s One of the Biggest Celebrations in Asia?

Get a Glimpse of What David Beckham’s Favorite Boots Look Like at the World of Predator Exhibit
The exhibition starts on February 1 till February 11,2024.
By Vanessa Lau
Get a Glimpse of What David Beckham’s Favorite Boots Look Like at the World of Predator Exhibit

Singapore Ranks 5th Least Corrupted out of 180 Countries in 2023’s Corruption Index
It is the only Asian country in Top 10, with Hong Kong following in 11th place.
By Vanessa Lau
Singapore Ranks 5th Least Corrupted out of 180 Countries in 2023’s Corruption Index

China and Thailand Mutually Agree To Waive Visa Requirements Starting March 2024
Another Southeast Asian country joins China's visa waiver.
By Vanessa Lau
China and Thailand Mutually Agree To Waive Visa Requirements Starting March 2024


UN’s Palestine Relief Agency Loses More Fund Support After Alleged Employee’s Involvement With Hamas
There are a total of nine countries that have stopped their funding support.
By Vanessa Lau
UN’s Palestine Relief Agency Loses More Fund Support After Alleged Employee’s Involvement With Hamas

S’poreans Will Be Able To Travel Visa-Free to China Starting Feb 9, 2024, Just in Time for CNY!
This exemption applies to the China's residents as well.
By Vanessa Lau
S’poreans Will Be Able To Travel Visa-Free to China Starting Feb 9, 2024, Just in Time for CNY!

Japan's Successful Moon Landing Keeps Them on Top of Their Space Tech Game
SLIM project is JAXA's second lunar landing attempt.
By Vanessa Lau
Japan's Successful Moon Landing Keeps Them on Top of Their Space Tech Game

Chartered Plane Bound for Moscow Crashes in Afghanistan: 2 Fatalities and 4 Survivors.
The jet was reported to be carrying out an emergency medical evacuation from Thailand to Russia.
By Vanessa Lau
Chartered Plane Bound for Moscow Crashes in Afghanistan: 2 Fatalities and 4 Survivors.

If You’re Looking for a New Job in 2024, LinkedIn Has New Features To Help You Out!
Four in five professionals are taking over the wheels of their careers.
By Vanessa Lau
If You’re Looking for a New Job in 2024, LinkedIn Has New Features To Help You Out!

If You're Into Horoscopes, You Might Want to Check Out This South Asian Astrology
A different kind of astrology to discover.
By Vanessa Lau
If You're Into Horoscopes, You Might Want to Check Out This South Asian Astrology

Groundbreaking Discovery: Dinosaur Footprints Over 225 Million Years Old Found in Thailand.
It's the dinosaur's world and we're just living in it!
By Vanessa Lau
Groundbreaking Discovery: Dinosaur Footprints Over 225 Million Years Old Found in Thailand.

Dabai Is a Sarawakian Treasure, and You’ll Have To Try It To Know Why.
Can neither define it as a fruit nor a vegetable.
By Vanessa Lau
Dabai Is a Sarawakian Treasure, and You’ll Have To Try It To Know Why.

South Korea Passes Bill To Ban Dog Meat Consumption and Trade
A victory for all pet owners!
By Vanessa Lau
South Korea Passes Bill To Ban Dog Meat Consumption and Trade


Traditional Depictions of Jesus May Be Inaccurate, Says Forensic Anthropology Expert
The traditionally portrayed image is a fair, thin man with long hair.
By Vanessa Lau
Traditional Depictions of Jesus May Be Inaccurate, Says Forensic Anthropology Expert


Japan Airline Jet Bursts Into Flames After Colliding With Coast Guard Plane: 5 Personnel Killed
All 367 passengers and 12 crew members were safely evacuated.
By Vanessa Lau
Japan Airline Jet Bursts Into Flames After Colliding With Coast Guard Plane: 5 Personnel Killed


Japan Lifts Tsunami Warning After Devastating 7.6 Magnitude New Year's Day Earthquake
At least 24 people have been confirmed dead.
By Vanessa Lau
Japan Lifts Tsunami Warning After Devastating 7.6 Magnitude New Year's Day Earthquake

Here Are 4 Indonesian Folktales That Have Pretty Sad Endings
Welcome to the sad side of folklore.
By Vanessa Lau
Here Are 4 Indonesian Folktales That Have Pretty Sad Endings

Indonesia Nickel Smelter Explosion Kills 13 and Injures 46 People
The remains of several identified victims have been flown home.
By Vanessa Lau
Indonesia Nickel Smelter Explosion Kills 13 and Injures 46 People

Get a Head Start This New Year With #bookofjake and Counter 2024 Like a Pro!
Read your way to "live the best life"!
By Vanessa Lau
Get a Head Start This New Year With #bookofjake and Counter 2024 Like a Pro!

Mythical Tales: Why Asians Are So Obsessed With Dragons and Phoenixes.
2024 is the year of the Dragon.
By Vanessa Lau
Mythical Tales: Why Asians Are So Obsessed With Dragons and Phoenixes.

S’porean Woman Throws Durian out of the Window After Bus Driver Asks Her To Leave
It would have been cheaper by getting off the bus instead.
By Vanessa Lau
S’porean Woman Throws Durian out of the Window After Bus Driver Asks Her To Leave


Phu Kradueng National Park’s Cable Car Project Put on Hold As Thai Government Weighs Pros & Cons
Are there good enough reasons for the project?
By Vanessa Lau
Phu Kradueng National Park’s Cable Car Project Put on Hold As Thai Government Weighs Pros & Cons



SMRT Hogger: A New Wave of Public Nuisance in S’pore That Features People Forcing MRT Doors Open.
Both incidents have the same color palette too.
By Vanessa Lau
SMRT Hogger: A New Wave of Public Nuisance in S’pore That Features People Forcing MRT Doors Open.


This Beloved Annual Book Sale Is Back In KL With A Bigger & 'Badder' Venue For Larger Crowds
The sale starts on December 7, 2023 till December 23, 2023.
By Vanessa Lau
This Beloved Annual Book Sale Is Back In KL With A Bigger & 'Badder' Venue For Larger Crowds

Heads Up! Lumi News Is Doing a Giveaway for Their Users and a Sony PS5 Is Up for Grab!
A Sony PS5, Joey mattress, Philips neck massager, and more!
By Vanessa Lau
Heads Up! Lumi News Is Doing a Giveaway for Their Users and a Sony PS5 Is Up for Grab!

Pasta Personality: How Your Choice of Pasta Reflects Your Character in a Fun Way!
What's your favorite pasta?
By Vanessa Lau
Pasta Personality: How Your Choice of Pasta Reflects Your Character in a Fun Way!





The Beauty of Gula Apong: A Proud Essence of Sarawak
Sweet, caramelized sweetness!
By Vanessa Lau
The Beauty of Gula Apong: A Proud Essence of Sarawak





REXKL Is Turning 5 and Here Is a List of What REXFEST 2023 Has in Store for You!
Three days of jam-packed fun!
By Vanessa Lau
REXKL Is Turning 5 and Here Is a List of What REXFEST 2023 Has in Store for You!

CoKeeps Emerges as Malaysia's Pioneer in Qualified Digital Asset Custodianship
Keeping cryptos manageable for you.
By Vanessa Lau
CoKeeps Emerges as Malaysia's Pioneer in Qualified Digital Asset Custodianship


4 Generational Tales That Created and Shaped Singapore
Singaporeans grew up with these tales.
By Vanessa Lau
4 Generational Tales That Created and Shaped Singapore


86-Year-Old Japanese Man Detained As Sole Suspect for Hospital Shooting and Hostage-Taking Incident
Police said they were investigating the cases together because of a possibility they are related.
By Vanessa Lau
86-Year-Old Japanese Man Detained As Sole Suspect for Hospital Shooting and Hostage-Taking Incident


Lan Berambeh Anak Sarawak 2023: Here’s What Sarawak Has in Store for Its People in Peninsular Malaysia.
Sarawak might get a chance to host the SEA Games 2027.
By Vanessa Lau
Lan Berambeh Anak Sarawak 2023: Here’s What Sarawak Has in Store for Its People in Peninsular Malaysia.

Trick-or-Treat: How Much Do You Know About Halloween?
Ending your October with a boo!
By Vanessa Lau
Trick-or-Treat: How Much Do You Know About Halloween?



Prince William Will Be in Singapore for Earthshot Week From November 5 to 8
His Highness will also be touring Singapore.
By Vanessa Lau
Prince William Will Be in Singapore for Earthshot Week From November 5 to 8

Thailand’s Economic Incentive Worth 10,000 Baht in Digital Cash Leaves Locals Doubting
The public are weighing its pros and cons.
By Vanessa Lau
Thailand’s Economic Incentive Worth 10,000 Baht in Digital Cash Leaves Locals Doubting



4 Popular Folktales from Thailand That You Probably Don't Know
Thai folktales that you might have heard of.
By Vanessa Lau
4 Popular Folktales from Thailand That You Probably Don't Know

Telur Pecah 3.0 Is Back With 600 Artworks and Honestly, Everything Looks Egg-Citing!
105 artists, 600 beautiful artworks.
By Vanessa Lau
Telur Pecah 3.0 Is Back With 600 Artworks and Honestly, Everything Looks Egg-Citing!


Here Are 5 Reasons Why Koi Fish Is Still a ‘Thing’ for Many Asians
Swimming your way to riches.
By Vanessa Lau
Here Are 5 Reasons Why Koi Fish Is Still a ‘Thing’ for Many Asians

How Southeast Asian Nations Are Reacting To The Israel-Gaza War
When will it end?
By Vanessa Lau
How Southeast Asian Nations Are Reacting To The Israel-Gaza War

Here Are 4 Malaysian Folklores To Spice Up Your Week!
Tales as old as time.
By Vanessa Lau
Here Are 4 Malaysian Folklores To Spice Up Your Week!

ASD and Women: Are You on the Spectrum?
Maybe this explains your isolation.
By Vanessa Lau
ASD and Women: Are You on the Spectrum?

Hazy Weather & Consistently Bad API Readings Cause M'sia To Consider Cloud-Seeding Measures
Another year, another hazy situation.
By Vanessa Lau
Hazy Weather & Consistently Bad API Readings Cause M'sia To Consider Cloud-Seeding Measures

Sole Speak: Understanding Shoe Wear Patterns for Better Foot Health
Wondering why your soles wear out at certain spots?
By Vanessa Lau
Sole Speak: Understanding Shoe Wear Patterns for Better Foot Health

14-Year-Old Teen Arrested for Bangkok’s Siam Paragon Mall Shooting: 2 Killed, 5 Wounded.
Gunshots could be heard from a nearby hotel.
By Vanessa Lau
14-Year-Old Teen Arrested for Bangkok’s Siam Paragon Mall Shooting: 2 Killed, 5 Wounded.

S’pore Uncle Gets Scammed of S$70K After Downloading a Third-Party App To Buy Peking Duck
His money flew away with his duck.
By Vanessa Lau
S’pore Uncle Gets Scammed of S$70K After Downloading a Third-Party App To Buy Peking Duck

Indonesia’s Very First High-Speed Railway Finally Makes Its Debut
The first in Southeast Asia.
By Vanessa Lau
Indonesia’s Very First High-Speed Railway Finally Makes Its Debut




Here's Your Last Chance To Catch the Supermoon At This Year's Mid-Autumn Festival
Time to camp out under the stars.
By Vanessa Lau
Here's Your Last Chance To Catch the Supermoon At This Year's Mid-Autumn Festival





19th Asian Games Is Set To Unite Asia's Best in Hangzhou
Get your cheering game on.
By Vanessa Lau
19th Asian Games Is Set To Unite Asia's Best in Hangzhou


This 2-Day Music Fest Could Be the One To Show the World How Cool Sarawak Really Is
The lineup is as good as it can get!
By Vanessa Lau
This 2-Day Music Fest Could Be the One To Show the World How Cool Sarawak Really Is

Starbucks Reserve Hiraya: Stunning New Outlet Opens for 25th Anniversary in Philippines
The view is too good to miss!
By Vanessa Lau
Starbucks Reserve Hiraya: Stunning New Outlet Opens for 25th Anniversary in Philippines

A Chinese Woman Gave Birth Unexpectedly in a Hospital Toilet — Unaware of Her Pregnancy
The little girl is healthy and well.
By Vanessa Lau
A Chinese Woman Gave Birth Unexpectedly in a Hospital Toilet — Unaware of Her Pregnancy

Nearsightedness & Farsightedness: Are They Afflictions or Hereditary?
Do you see what I see?
By Vanessa Lau
Nearsightedness & Farsightedness: Are They Afflictions or Hereditary?

Thai Bus Conductor Faints From Allergy After a Passenger Brings Durian on Board a Bus
The king of fruits strikes again!
By Vanessa Lau
Thai Bus Conductor Faints From Allergy After a Passenger Brings Durian on Board a Bus

Mid-Autumn Festival: Why Is It So Important to the Chinese People?
Mooncakes, tea, and tales.
By Vanessa Lau
Mid-Autumn Festival: Why Is It So Important to the Chinese People?



Disney & Starbucks Collaborate for a Limited Line of Vintage-Style Coffee Merch
Where your caffeinated dreams come true!
By Vanessa Lau
Disney & Starbucks Collaborate for a Limited Line of Vintage-Style Coffee Merch

She Had 16 Jobs and Never Went To Work but She Bought a Villa in Three Years’ Time.
How does she even manage her time?
By Vanessa Lau
She Had 16 Jobs and Never Went To Work but She Bought a Villa in Three Years’ Time.

Here Are 3 Tips To Overcome Jet Lag, Scientifically Studied
Traveling comes with a price,mate.
By Vanessa Lau
Here Are 3 Tips To Overcome Jet Lag, Scientifically Studied

ASEAN Countries Left Annoyed at China’s New Territorial Map
Not cool, China.
By Vanessa Lau
ASEAN Countries Left Annoyed at China’s New Territorial Map

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