The Splice Guide to some of Asia’s most useful newsletters

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By Alan Soon
Splice Singapore

This is just the beginning of a list. But this is a good start if you’re looking for Asia-based newsletters.  We’ll keep this updated. At some point, we’ll get around to putting this into a sortable Airtable. But for now, this will have to do. Tell us what’s missing here or if any the links don’t work. But tell us if this is useful. Drop us an email or tweet us.


Dari Mulut Ke Mulut by Erin Cook Our favorite weekly wrap of Southeast Asia by Australian journo Erin Cook. Covers politics and society. Recommended. Jakarta-based.

Asia Uncovered A weekly roundup of the news, events, trends and people changing Asia — but not getting enough attention in the U.S. media. By Nithin Coca.

Coconuts Funky stories out of Asia, like Prayuth’s latest poem. Based all around Asia.

Aseophile Kevin McSpadden’s weekly wrap of stories in East and Southeast Asia.

Asian Scientist Covers science, tech and medical news across Asia.

WWWarisan: Heritage Sites Soon-Tzu Speechley’s newsletter on conservation, heritage and architecture in Asia.

ArtsEquator Covers the art and culture scene in Southeast Asia. Singapore-based not-for-profit.

Solidaritas Kate Walton‘s (almost) fortnightly newsletter on gender, women, and feminism in Asia. Comes out of Jakarta.

Borderless Written by Taipei-based consultant Jonathan Brown. A weekly digest of regional news and business strategies serving a community of executives and entrepreneurs in Asia.


10000Hacks There aren’t that many media newsletters in the region, so this is a nice discovery out of Bangalore. This is written by Jayadevan PK, the product head at FactorDaily. It goes to journalists, decision-makers and product people.


Magpie Kingdom A fascinating look at contemporary youth China. Hip hop, marriage, male idols, video. A favorite.

The SupChina Newsletter Business, political and cultural news about China.

Sixth Tone Reports on issues and events across China. Part of Shanghai United Media Group.

Sinocism Bill Bishop’s daily updates, $15-a-month subscription. New Yorker calls it “the presidential daily brief for China hands.”


Asia Tech Review by Jon Russell Jon writes for TechCrunch. This weekly newsletter wraps up the week in Asian tech.

The Daily Briefing by TechNode Beijing-based, covers the Chinese tech and startup space. Asia’s TechCrunch.

Analyse Asia Weekly Review by Bernard Leong Bernard’s weekly newsletter on tech and investments in Asia. Singapore-based.

Stratechery by Ben Thompson Taipei-based, known for its deep insights into the tech space. Subscription based. Indispensable reading for many in the tech startup space.

TechInAsia Daily briefings on the Asian tech space. Singapore-based.

e27 Covers Asia’s tech startup ecosystem. Singapore-based.

Newley’s Notes by Newley Purnell WSJ reporter Newley Purnell’s writings on tech and startups. Delhi-based.

The Moonlight Clan Jakarta-born Nadine Freischlad‘s weekly roundup of the tech industry and the digital-led transformation of Indonesian society.

If you like this list, you should see our guide to Asia-based podcasts.



Forward Guidance Asia Edition by Bloomberg The latest on what’s moving markets across Asia, sent every morning. Via Hong Kong.

The Daily Brief by DealStreetAsia Tracks investment deals — PE, VC and M&A — across ASEAN and India.

Bluenotes A newsletter from ANZ offering insights, opinion and research on the region’s economy and financial services.


Daily Briefing Asia Pacific by The Drum A daily roundup of stuff happening in marketing and advertising. Edited out of Singapore by Charlotte McEleny.


Fosfr by Santosh Nair An eclectic mix of intellectually fascinating stories on entrepreneurship, creativity, science, technology. Aims to be “The Economist” of newsletters. Twice a week. Recommended. Singapore-based.

Squiz Today A fun weekday news email targeted at “time-poor, information-hungry girlfriends.” Sydney-based.

We, The Citizens Kirsten Han‘s weekly news from little Singapore. Beautiful in its simplicity.

Remo Daily A daily newsletter out of Ulaanbaatar, covering general news. In Mongolian.

Frontier Myanmar Reports on news and issues in Myanmar.

Weekly Burma Newsletter People Another one on Myanmar, written by Frontier journo Victoria Milko. Recommended.

Vietnam Weekly A personal project by Mike Tatarski, the editorial head at Saigoneer in Ho Chi Minh City. Covers the latest politics and social changes in Vietnam.

Eco-Business Targeted at the sustainable business community in Asia. Singapore-based.

Our Better World Funded by the Singapore International Foundation, which aims to bring together communities to do good.

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