Southeast Asian countries all have their own media to broadcasts local, regional and international news. Be they online version of newspapers or television, or purely web contents providers, here is a selection of the 15 best media to get informed from various Southeast Asian national perspectives.
As the best websites in terms of quality of information and presentation usually come from the most advanced countries, and the ones that are more proficient in English, it is no surprise to find in the top 15 websites from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam. After all, these 6 countries make up for 95% of total ASEAN GDP, as you can see in these infographics.
General news in English from Southeast Asia
The 15 top general news websites from Southeast Asia are ordered primarily by their home country and then by their relative popularity on social media. They are some of the greatest sources of information in English in Southeast Asia, from Southeast Asia. Don’t hesitate to follow them to get informed and learn more on the world, the region and each country from a local perspective.
The Straits Times
Breaking news from Singapore’s most widely-read newspaper.
Local and international news from Singapore’s most popular compact newspaper.
Information mall which serves users’ news, business and lifestyle needs.
The Star Online
News updates from Malaysia’s top English-language daily and website.
New Straits Times Online
Latest and updated news reaching out to 4.5 million readers daily.
The Malaysian Insider
News covering issues of the day, politics, business, lifestyle, sports and entertainment.
Breaking news from Thailand’s number one English-language news media.
Leading English language newspaper and new media content provider.
Uncompromised social news to inspire smart conversation and a thirst for change.
Leading news website covering both local and international news.
Online arm of the STAR Group of publications for the Filipino global community.
Bold and independant English news from Indonesia and the world.
English news covering from the leading Indonesian news media BeritaSatu.
News and analysis in English from Vietnam’s most read newspaper.
Here are the top 15 general news websites from Southeast Asia. What do you think of them? Did we miss some other sources? Leave your comments!