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WhatsHalal – the app behind a popular halal food scanner – has raised funding worth S$4.5 million to develop its tech

The app is available in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia. 
A member of the Thai Airways crew disinfects the cabin of an aircraft of the national carrier during a procedure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Thailand, January 28, 2020.

Here’s how much 13 Asian stock markets have fallen during the coronavirus outbreak

Pledges from China's central bank to cut interest rates helped some Asian markets partially recover, but most remain below their mid-January levels.
Medical officers spray Indonesian nationals with antiseptic as they arrive from Wuhan, China's center of the coronavirus epidemic, and before transferring them to the Natuna Islands military base to be quarantined, at Hang Nadim Airport in Batam, Riau Islands, Indonesia, February 2, 2020

Photos and videos show officials in hazmat suits spraying passengers with mist as they arrive in Indonesia amid coronavirus scare

Around 245 people who flew from Wuhan, China to Batam, Indonesia were sprayed by officials in hazmat suits before being sent to isolation.
There's a reward if you can get the tire off this crocodile's neck.

A crocodile in Indonesia has had a tire stuck on its head for years — and there’s a reward for anyone brave enough to get it off

Previous attempts to get the tire off, such as luring the crocodile using chicken and meat, have been unsuccessful.
Over the course of three months in Asia, I encountered a variety of culture clashes.

15 culture clashes I’ve had as an American traveling in Asia

While each country had its own distinct culture and customs, I experienced many culture clashes while visiting Asia.
A panorama view of the hunting scene found on the walls of a cave in Sulawesi, Indonesia.

A 44,000-year-old mural is now the oldest example of humans telling stories with pictures. Take a look at the epic hunt it shows.

A 44,000-year-old mural depicts human-like creatures hunting local pigs and buffalo in Indonesia. It's our oldest example of picture storytelling.
A reassembled Harley-Davidson motorbike, which Garuda CEO Ari Askhara is accused of smuggling into the country onboard a plane, on display at an Indonesian Finance Ministry news conference in Jakarta on Thursday.

Indonesia’s flagship airline fired its CEO over claims he smuggled a Harley-Davidson motorbike into the country on one of its planes

Ali Askhara sneaked the classic motorbike and two Brompton foldable bikes from France into Jakarta last month, Indonesian authorities say.
A Komodo dragon apparently trying to make turtles as hats a thing.

A Komodo dragon hit the beach wearing a turtle as a hat, and there’s video evidence

It takes a lot to stand out — but this Komodo dragon seems to have achieved that by deciding to wear a turtle as a hat.

Eggs in Indonesia have been found to contain dangerous concentrations of chemicals – and the poison comes from the world’s plastic waste

An adult eating just one of the contaminated eggs from Tropodo would exceed the the tolerable daily intake for chlorinated dioxins by 70-fold.

PSI in Singapore close to unhealthy levels on Wednesday but will improve with thunderstorms: NEA

The haze is taking time to clear as winds have remained light since yesterday evening, NEA said.