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HEY! ISN'T THAT SANTA CLAUS IN THE WATER?
Santa Claus surprised visitors at some aquariums this Christmas season. It was a wonderful sight to behold - Santa swimming with sharks, [...]
ARE YOU READY...
... to take today's quiz? It's on our story "Pictures from protests around the world". Try it and see if you can get a perfect score! It's okay if you don't. Just[...]
Do you know what a protest is and how it happens? When somebody doesn't agree with a certain situation, event or rule, he or she may protest (show objection) by wo[...]
WHAT A GRAND CELEBRATION!
This year's SEA Games is being hosted in Myanmar. Athletes from 11 ASEAN countries have come together in Myanmar to take part in one of the biggest [...]
LET'S PLAY A LITTLE GAME
We hope you enjoyed our slideshow of the exciting and beautiful opening ceremony of the 2013 SEA Games. We have prepared a little quiz for you. If you're [...]
LET THE GAMES BEGIN!
The 27th SEA Games was launched in Myanmar on December 11, 2013. It was a spectacular event that was filled with fireworks, pop stars, dancers and music. The [...]
WHAT HEAVY SHOES YOU HAVE!
MORE THAN 400KG! That's the weight of Mr Zhang Fuxing's iron shoes! Mr Zhang lives in China and believes that walking in such heavy shoes is good fo[...]
A BASIC NEED
Clean water is a basic need. We all need clean water for drinking, cooking and washing.
In developed and most developing countries, clean water flowing from taps i[...]
IT'S SMOKIN' HOT!
What an exciting event it is - an island appearing out of nowhere! Japan's newest islet has caused quite a lot of buzz in the news. Some people thought it was [...]
SAY HELLO TO THE NEW BABY!
A new little island that was created by a volcanic eruption off Japan's coast could remain there for several years, Japanese scientists said on December[...]
EAST MEETS WEST IN JAPAN
Last week in Japan, children got to meet ninjas and Santa Claus. At the two-day-long Iga-Ueno Ninja Festival, thousands of visitors had the opportunity to[...]
A BREATH OF FRESH AIR ...
... is what many people in China long for. They have been living with heavily polluted air for many years.
In today's latest story, we talked about th[...]
CHOKING SMOG IN CHINA
It's getting difficult to breathe in many parts of China. The air in cities across China is badly polluted. The air quality index recorded levels in excess o[...]
WATER WATER EVERYWHERE
It has been a wet week for many countries around the world. The Whiz Times brings you pictures of how floods have affected Malaysia, Lebanon, Britain and In[...]
WHERE'S OUR FISH?
We posted a video recently on how fishermen in Hong Kong are no longer allowed to catch fish by trawling. Do you know how this has affected them?
THIS BUNNY'S GOING ON A LONG TRIP
As you read this, China's first moon rover mission is probably still on its long journey to the moon. We are excited to hear about its successful[...]
LEAVE THE FISH ALONE
The fishing industry in Hong Kong used to be a very lively one. But now, trawling is no longer allowed in Hong Kong waters.
Trawling is a way of catching[...]
ART THAT POPS OUT
Art that pops out, yet doesn't ... what an interesting idea! We know it will certainly make your eyes pop though!
In Beijing, China, a Magic Art exhibition wa[...]
A RABBIT ON THE MOON!
On December 2, 2013, China launched its first ever moon rover mission. The Chang'e-3 rocket carrying the Jade Rabbit rover blasted off from the Xichang Satel[...]
PICTURES THAT WILL WOW YOU!
A huge blown-up Spidy, ships washed ashore, a river covered in rainbow-coloured oil .....
The last week of November was certainly an exciting one. C[...]
AN EVENTFUL WEEK IN JAPAN
From exciting sporting events to a celebration of children ... lots of things happened in Japan last week. Watch today's slideshow to see what made for a[...]
IT'S QUIZ TIME AGAIN!
Earlier this month, we posted a video on the plight of cyclists in India. Now it's time for you to dig deep into your memory to answer our quiz questions.
WONDERFUL ANIMALS IN OUR MIDST
The Whiz Times brings to you some pictures of animals in captivity. Animals in captivity are those that live under human care in farms, at home or i[...]
HOLY SMOKE! CINDERS & ASHES!
Over the last few days, Mount Sinabung in Karo, Indonesia has been erupting and throwing out thick smoke and ashes. More than 1,700 peop[...]
HELP NEEDED URGENTLY
Super Typhoon Haiyan caused a lot of damage to the city of Tacloban in the Leyte province of the Philippines on November 8, 2013.
Thousands of homes were d[...]
A MUST-DO QUIZ FOR SPORTS FANS!
There is a sporting event that happens only once every four years. Super fit athletes from all over the world come together to compete with each ot[...]
CYCLISTS IN INDIA'S BIG TRAFFIC SQUEEZE
Have you ever been in a crowded place and felt really uncomfortable? Well, cyclists in India are uncomfortable AND afraid for their lives[...]
Snakes, planes & ear wax!
So many things happened around the world in just one week! Find out
more in our awesome slideshow!
WHO MOVED OUR WATER?
China is a huge country. Northern China is dry and crowded but its southern part is wet, so it has to transfer water from the south to the north. The dams[...]
MONSTER WEATHER IN THE PHILIPPINES
Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines on November 8, 2013. It was one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded. The monster winds and giant[...]
Will it Stop the Smog?
"The haze": If you live in Singapore, Malaysia or Indonesia, you would have experienced the terrible haze caused by illegal forest fires in Indonesia ear[...]
Typhoon Usagi hit China, Hong Kong, Philippines,
Taiwan. What did it look like?
Typhoons are one destructive form of nature.
They are unpredictable, fast and can get ferociou[...]
Happy Birthday, Singapore!
If you look at a map of the world, you'll see a tiny little dot just off the Southern tip of Malaysia. This is Singapore.
And tomorrow, the 9th of Au[...]
Would you eat a painting even if it were made of sugar?
On the streets in China, this talented man sells his paintings.
But this is no ordinary painting. In fact, you can eat thi[...]
Singapore Haze: News read by a 7 year old
If you are a regular visitor to The Whiz Times, you probably know that we create a lot of videos for our young followers (and older ones[...]
Mr Crocodile comes up on a beach full of people for soaking up sun!
Hundreds of sunbathers on a popular Indonesian beach ran in panic when a huge four-metre long crocodile joined [...]
Electronic vehicles becoming a trend
Hong Kong saw its first electric taxi hit the streets on Saturday in a step towards reducing the city's high levels of roadside pollution.
A baby boy who was born in a Bangladeshi storm shelter was named after an oncoming cyclone by villagers, who hoped the gesture would protect them from the storm's wrath.
Coin toss decides election results!
So what happens when two electoral candidates get exactly the same amount of votes from public? How do you decide who is the winner?
Mr Nawaz Sharif set to pull a hat-trick by
becoming a three time Prime Minister!
Election results from recently held elections in Pakistan are mostly out and Pakistan Muslim Le[...]
A Chinese city is using dogs to predict earthquakes. Neighbours complain of nightly false alarms -- in the form of barking.
China is regularly hit by seismic tremors. Around 200 p[...]
It is elections season in the South Asian region.
We just saw the elections in Malaysia, and now, it is voting time in Pakistan. Today, on 11th May, 2012, Pakistan goes to vote f[...]
Five people are feared dead after one of the
most active volcanoes in Philippines erupted.
How serious is the eruption? What is the name of the Philippines Volcano?
Who won the Malaysia elections? Why are some
people crying foul?
The results are out for a hard fought election battle in Malaysia. The winners are taking it all, while many peop[...]
Voting begins for Malaysia’s closest election in history!
It is finally the day for Malaysians to vote for the party they want ruling Malaysia.
Could the United Malays National O[...]
Bollywood celebrates 100th birthday!
Bollywood would be celebrating their 100th birthday later this week!
In this article, we will be taking a look at its milestone for the [...]
First Lamborghini, now Ferrari. Who will drive them?
It is quite a common sight to see the stunning fast-speed luxury Ferrari in Dubai.
But whose car is this? I bet you’d be su[...]
Steaming hot and fast to make. Sure. But just imagine-
how many cup noodles do people eat in a year?
Well, the global sales of cup noodles have reached 100 billion units annua[...]
This is bad! For the last two weeks, there have been a total of 387 cases of violence related to the Malaysian elections.
Why do people fight during times of elections? Well most[...]
Help offer from an unlikely source for China
A strong 7.0-magnitute earthquake hit Sichuan province, China earlier last week!
The massive China earthquake has destroyed at l[...]
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