Follow our new CNA LIFESTYLE page on Facebook for more trending stories and videosSINGAPORE: Crazy Rich Asians is finally here. Well, sort of.The first full trailer for the rom-com about Singapore’s secret moneyed elite has been released – and it looks like the Hollywood adaptation of Singaporean Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel is living up to its title.Directed by Asian-American director Jon M Chu (Now You See Me 2), Crazy Rich Asians tells the story of Chinese-American economics professor Rachel Chu (played by Fresh Off The Boat’s Constance Wu), who follows her Singaporean boyfriend Nick Young (Henry Golding) back home for a visit, only to discover that he is the heir to one of the biggest fortunes in Asia.All eyes are firmly on this highly anticipated film, which is billed as the first Hollywood film to feature an all-Asian cast since Joy Luck Club. The main cast includes bigwigs such as Michelle Yeoh, Ken Jeong, Awkwafina … [Read more...] about Crazy Rich Asians trailer: How many Singapore actors and locations can you spot?
“Rhinos have gone completely extinct. The next worrisome wildlife species is tiger. Although we have some worries for the tiger population, they still survive,” said U Khin Maung Win, director of the Forest Department under the Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Ministry. Tigers are facing extinction due to misconceptions of the public, according to U Tin Tun, former public servant for the forest department and current member of Nay Pyi Taw’s Council. “Because of hunting, trading and eating of the rare species based on false ideas, wildlife is disappearing at an astonishing rate,” he said. In Myanmar, many people believe that consuming ground tiger bones and fangs boost a man’s sexual performance. Tigers are an endangered species in several Asian countries, according to a World Wide Fund-Myanmar statement issued in 2016. The threat of extinction is increasing as China, Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia, where fewer than … [Read more...] about Myanmar worries about tiger extinction
‘Really keeping my eyes fixed on North Korea. Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump — those are the brains that we need to pick right now.’ As a longtime CNN viewer, I got to know Kristie Lu Stout by her distinctive style of delivering the news and unique look. The award-winning news anchor became a familiar, reassuring voice of reason guiding viewers through shows like World Report and the current News Stream. The fact that she is half-Asian (Han Chinese on her mother’s side) made her even more interesting and relatable. They say you should never meet your idols because they’re bound to disappoint, but meeting Stout had the opposite effect on me: away from the news desk and standing at her full height of 5’11”, Kristie looks less like a seasoned journalist and more like a fashion model, albeit a highly articulate one. Don’t let her striking looks deceive you, though: she founded a speech-and-debate club in high school and holds both undergraduate … [Read more...] about Kristie Lu Stout on fashion, being a half tiger mom and her awkward encounter with Lady Gaga
Human-animal conflicts are rampant in the vast Southeast Asian archipelago, especially in areas where the clearing of rainforest to make way for palm oil plantations is destroying animals' habitats and bringing them into closer contact with people. A handout photo dated 30 January 2018 and made available by San Diego Zoo Safari Park showing Moka, a Bengal tiger cub at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park's Tull Family Tiger Trail, while exploring his new outdoor exhibit space for the very first time. // EPA-EFE PHOTO Locals from Hatupangan village in North Sumatra had initially suspected the tiger was a supernatural creature so they followed it to its jungle lair, the official said. The tiger -- which has been seen around the village since last month -- attacked the curious group Sunday, leaving two villagers seriously injured. They later announced plans to kill the animal, despite warnings by conservation officials not to hurt the … [Read more...] about Endangered Sumatran tiger disemboweled, hung up in Indonesia
The survey of more than 100 tiger conservation areas, where an estimated 70 per cent of the world’s wild tigers live, found that only 13 per cent of them are able to meet global standards. This is according to a joint statement from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Conservation Assured | Tiger Standards (CA|TS), an accreditation system designed to measure and improve the management of tiger conservation areas, issued yesterday. At least one-third of the areas are severely at risk of losing their tigers. Alarmingly, most of these sites are in Southeast Asia, where tigers have suffered the most dramatic decline in the past decade. Reassuringly, two-thirds of the areas surveyed reported fair to strong management. Yet, basic needs, such as enforcement against poaching, engaging local communities and managing conflict between people and wildlife, remain weak for all areas surveyed. “Ineffective management of tiger conservation areas leads to tiger … [Read more...] about Tigers at risk in SE Asian reserves, says survey