• Tue, 05 Dec 2017 17:34:19
    Mattel Indonesia to introduce batik-wearing Barbie
    Mattel is set to launch an Indonesian version of its iconic Barbie toy, with the famous doll wearing the country's signature batik clothing.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 30 Aug 2016 01:00:00
    A plus-size challenge to S Korea’s beauty ‘norm’
    In a country with beauty ideals that pre-makeover Barbie would struggle to meet, South Korean plus-size model Vivian Geeyang Kim is facing down online trolls in her defiant campaign to persuade curvy women they have nothing to be ashamed of.
  • Thu, 20 Aug 2015 01:00:00
    BREAKING the mould
    Move over Barbie: How a black South African doll is delighting kids with her imitable style
  • Thu, 01 Aug 2013 00:00:00
    Operas we haven't seen
    Bangkok's festival surprises with "Les Contes D'Hoffmann" and "Il Barbiere Di Siviglia"
  • Tue, 09 Apr 2013 00:00:00
    Tang Wei is no Barbie
    The Chinese actress from Ang Lee's 'Lust, Caution' finds her own level
    movie & TV
  • Sun, 17 Mar 2013 00:00:00
    Barbie meets 'The Birds'
    German exhibition shows the many styles and colours of the iconic doll
  • Mon, 03 Dec 2012 00:00:00
    Sumanee ensures her lasting legacy
    That's not Barbie on the cover of the English-language 2 magazine, but millionaire socialite Sumanee Gunakasem, who despite her youthful, doll-like appearance is in her 70s.
  • Tue, 27 Nov 2012 00:00:00
    Debate reveals all that's wrong in Thai politics
    At yesterday's censure debate, Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva was seen as a Ken doll and likewise Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was Barbie, as the two took turns to demonstrate democracy at work.
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