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

Ignore the boring work emails. There's great content just waiting to hit your inboxes.

By Alan Soon

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.

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

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

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


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.

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.

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

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.

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.


Mumbrella Asia
Covers marketing and advertising. Singapore-based, edited daily by Eleanor Dickinson.

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.

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

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

Alan Soon

Co-Founder, CEO of The Splice Newsroom. Covering the business of media transformation in Asia. Follow Alan Soon on Twitter.

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