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Student alleges sexual assault while in police detention, Hong Kong police vow to investigate

Police have said they will investigate a claim made by a university student during an open forum last night that she was sexually assaulted while being held in police custody following an intense night of protests on Aug. 31. In a statement published late last night, police said they were aware of the allegation made ...

He really did it! Salvador Panelo takes 3 jeepneys and a motorcycle to Malacañang Palace

Well, folks, we have to admit we were a little skeptical (OK, a lot skeptical), but ol’ Salvador Panelo actually...

He really did it! Salvador Panelo takes 3 jeepneys and a motorcycle to Malacañang Palace

Singapore to become first country to ban ads for very sugary drinks

More details about the ban will be out next year.

Singapore to become first country to ban ads for very sugary drinks

Indonesian minister declares Benoa Bay as maritime conservation area, but activists believe decision not yet final

Indonesia’s Marine Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti has officially declared Benoa Bay as a maritime...

Indonesian minister declares Benoa Bay as maritime conservation area, but activists believe decision not yet final

Dyson axes development of electric car in Singapore

Most of the employees affected will be reassigned to other roles in the company.

Dyson axes development of electric car in Singapore

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Tears, grief mark 17th anniversary of Indonesia’s Bali bombings

Tears, grief mark 17th anniversary of Indonesia’s Bali bombings

Hundreds of mourners and survivors on Saturday commemorated the 17th anniversary of the Bali bombings that killed more than 200 people on the Indonesian resort island, as Islamic...

Seven stranded whales found dead in Indonesia

Seven stranded whales found dead in Indonesia

Seven pilot whales were found dead on an eastern Indonesian beach, an official said Saturday, after 17 were stranded in the remote area.

Indonesia marks Bali bombings anniversary

Indonesia marks Bali bombings anniversary

Dozens of mourners on Saturday commemorated the 17th anniversary of the Bali bombings that killed more than 200 people on the Indonesian resort island, as Islamic militant attacks...

Russian man reportedly died after boogie boarding at Seminyak beach

Russian man reportedly died after boogie boarding at Seminyak beach

Though local authorities managed to bring him to a hospital while he was still alive, he was declared dead upon arriving at the medical facility. 

Indonesian minister declares Benoa Bay as maritime conservation area, but activists believe decision not yet final

Indonesian minister declares Benoa Bay as maritime conservation area, but activists believe decision not yet final

Indonesia’s Marine Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti has officially declared Benoa Bay as a maritime conservation site.

Not Only Is The Night Still Young — It’s ‘Limitless’ with Penfolds at Waldorf Astoria Bangkok This October

Not Only Is The Night Still Young — It’s ‘Limitless’ with Penfolds at Waldorf Astoria Bangkok This October

| Coconuts Bangkok x Penfolds | A night of exceptional Australian wine.

Fire breaks out in Indonesian Embassy compound in Bangkok

Fire breaks out in Indonesian Embassy compound in Bangkok

Firefighters at around noon today were called to the scene of a blaze that broke out inside a two-storey home housed inside the Indonesian Embassy complex in Bangkok. It took...

Chinese Embassy condemns ‘some Thai politicians’ for supporting Hong Kong’s ‘independence’

Chinese Embassy condemns ‘some Thai politicians’ for supporting Hong Kong’s ‘independence’

The Chinese Embassy in Bangkok on Thursday issued a statement condemning “some Thai politicians” for associating with Hong Kong pro-democracy elements and warning them to be...

Thai youth kick free of adversity and into education with ‘ancient’ sport of takraw (Videos)

Thai youth kick free of adversity and into education with ‘ancient’ sport of takraw (Videos)

The crowd watches in anticipation as the 21-year-old player vaults his foot over his head in a standing split to send a woven plastic ball zooming over the net. His opponents pass...

Siam Square’s new bakery serves milk tea and lemon cheese-stuffed croissants

Siam Square’s new bakery serves milk tea and lemon cheese-stuffed croissants

Anyone out there have a serious croissant obsession? If so, for this long holiday weekend, you might consider checking out Siam Square’s new Wolf Croissanterie, which, as the...

Another district council candidate attacked while canvassing in North Point on Saturday

Another district council candidate attacked while canvassing in North Point on Saturday

A second female pro-democracy candidate running in Hong Kong’s upcoming district council elections was sent to the hospital after being attacked while canvassing on Saturday...

2 people arrested for allegedly slashing police officer in neck as protests continue

2 people arrested for allegedly slashing police officer in neck as protests continue

Police have arrested two people in Kwun Tong in connection with an officer who was was “cut in the neck” by a protester on Sunday afternoon. According to a brief...

Property investors turn to SE Asia amid Hong Kong unrest

Property investors turn to SE Asia amid Hong Kong unrest

From luxury Singapore apartments to Malaysian seafront condos, Hong Kong investors are shifting cash into Southeast Asian property, demoralized by increasingly violent protests...

Man jailed for 2 months for waving razor at students during class boycott

Man jailed for 2 months for waving razor at students during class boycott

A 65-year-old man has been jailed for two months after admitting to waving a razor at high school students taking part in a boycott of classes last month. Defendant Fu Chu-biu...

4 women wounded in Sham Shui Po knife attack, motive still unknown

4 women wounded in Sham Shui Po knife attack, motive still unknown

Four women have been hospitalized following a knife attack in Sham Shui Po this morning that has left authorities scratching their heads as to a possible motive. According to...

Seven stranded whales found dead in Indonesia

Seven stranded whales found dead in Indonesia

Seven pilot whales were found dead on an eastern Indonesian beach, an official said Saturday, after 17 were stranded in the remote area. Residents of nearby Menia Village managed...

Human Rights Watch: Indonesia must probe environmentalist’s ‘suspicious’ death

Human Rights Watch: Indonesia must probe environmentalist’s ‘suspicious’ death

The death of an Indonesian activist leading a lawsuit to block a Chinese-funded hydroelectric dam has raised “numerous alarm bells” and should be investigated, Human...

Indonesia leader orders beefed-up security after IS-linked attack

Indonesia leader orders beefed-up security after IS-linked attack

Indonesian leader Joko Widodo ordered beefed-up security measures Friday after two militants from an IS-linked terror group stabbed his chief security minister, with the...

Gov’t wants to finalize anti-sexual violence bill if it continues to remain in limbo in parliament: minister

Gov’t wants to finalize anti-sexual violence bill if it continues to remain in limbo in parliament: minister

The Eradication of Sexual Violence Bill (RUU-PKS) may still be a long way from ratification, but the government has decided to take matters into its own hands to push for its...

Pedal in the capital: Jakarta to open more dedicated bike lanes until end of 2019

Pedal in the capital: Jakarta to open more dedicated bike lanes until end of 2019

Biking without fear of getting run over by cars in the heart of Jakarta may soon become an activity that’s not just limited to Car Free Day every Sunday, as more dedicated...

Jhollywood? Police say Jho Low definitely isn’t in Los Angeles

Jhollywood? Police say Jho Low definitely isn’t in Los Angeles

After a salacious report in The New York Post claimed that Malaysia’s best known bao-on-the-run, fugitive financier Jho Low, might just have evaded justice by hiding in plain...

Malayan tiger who killed four in Kelantan dies of old age at wildlife center

Malayan tiger who killed four in Kelantan dies of old age at wildlife center

It was a story that terrorized the people of rural Kelantan in the 2000s: a harimau Malaya (Malayan tiger) out in the jungles was attacking and killing rubber tappers, plantation...

Call Jeremy Kyle, ring up Maury Povich: Moscow court to decide paternity of Sultan and Russian beauty queen’s baby

Call Jeremy Kyle, ring up Maury Povich: Moscow court to decide paternity of Sultan and Russian beauty queen’s baby

Greetings, lovers of trash, third-party hearsay, and unnamed sources! We’re back for another installment in the saga of the Sultan, his Russian ex-wife, and the baby whose...

Malaysia finds hornbill ‘ivory’ in massive wildlife seizure

Malaysia finds hornbill ‘ivory’ in massive wildlife seizure

Almost 800 animal parts including a huge stash of hornbill “ivory”, pangolin scales and deer’s antlers, have been seized in a raid on Borneo island, officials...

Turnt Drank: Penang teen busted selling MDMA disguised as powdered drink sachet

Turnt Drank: Penang teen busted selling MDMA disguised as powdered drink sachet

Drug dealers: Always one step ahead of the game when it comes to innovating ways to disguise their wares. If it’s not a bag of ketamine buried in a foundation bottle, it’s...

Albayalde resigns as national police chief as ‘ninja cops’ issue reaches fever pitch

Albayalde resigns as national police chief as ‘ninja cops’ issue reaches fever pitch

General Oscar Albayalde today announced his resignation as chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) as he continues to deny allegations that he protected his men from getting...

Filipino teen Yulo wins men’s floor world title

Filipino teen Yulo wins men’s floor world title

Teenager Carlos Edriel Yulo of the Philippines won the men’s floor title at the world gymnastics championships on Saturday, bettering the bronze he won last year. The...

Disabled high school student inspires with her positive outlook

Disabled high school student inspires with her positive outlook

A disabled high school senior high has become a source of inspiration after using her graduation portrait to deliver a positive message in the face of adversity. In the pic, first...

Controversial Isetann Mall back in biz after coughing up PHP2M in back taxes

Controversial Isetann Mall back in biz after coughing up PHP2M in back taxes

After paying Manila City Hall PHP2 million (US$38,800) in back taxes, Isetann Mall Recto, a shopping center that allegedly sells stolen goods, reopened its doors today. Manila...

Filipino rock band Sugarfree turns 20 — here’s how you can celebrate it next week

Filipino rock band Sugarfree turns 20 — here’s how you can celebrate it next week

Rock band Sugarfree disbanded eight years ago, but the band’s music has never stopped being played on the radio, sung in local karaoke joints, or popping up on rom-com...

Singapore eases monetary policy, avoids recession

Singapore eases monetary policy, avoids recession

The city-state eases monetary policy for the first time in over three years.

Singaporean MPs found liable for damages suffered by town councils after improper payments made under their watch

Singaporean MPs found liable for damages suffered by town councils after improper payments made under their watch

If they can’t pay the damages, they could be forced into bankruptcy.

Sink your claws into these five different seafood-themed buffets every week

Sink your claws into these five different seafood-themed buffets every week

| Coconuts Singapore x J65 | We weren’t gonna be shellfish and keep these promotions to ourselves.

‘Co-living’ hotel chain ST Signature opens first branch in Chinatown

‘Co-living’ hotel chain ST Signature opens first branch in Chinatown

Who needs backpackers’ hostels anymore?

Singapore’s largest comic, games, and toys convention features a stellar guest lineup this December

Singapore’s largest comic, games, and toys convention features a stellar guest lineup this December

| Coconuts Singapore x Singapore Comic Con 2019 | Nerd culture rules.

Rakhine rebels abduct dozens after storming Myanmar bus: army

Rakhine rebels abduct dozens after storming Myanmar bus: army

Suspected ethnic Rakhine rebels disguised as a sports team stormed a bus in rural Myanmar and took 31 hostages — mostly off-duty firefighters and construction workers...

Bangladesh troops accused of raping Rohingya girl

Bangladesh troops accused of raping Rohingya girl

The Bangladesh military said Thursday it has ordered an investigation after a Rohingya family in a refugee camp accused army troops of raping a 12-year-old girl. The inquiry comes...

Bridging the gap: Yangon’s boom falls short across river

Bridging the gap: Yangon’s boom falls short across river

On her scruffy, downtrodden bank of the river, teashop-owner Khin works just a few hundred metres across the muddy water from Yangon and dreams of the riches promised by a new...

Not your basic hotel buffet: Here are the best brunch spots with local character in Yangon

Not your basic hotel buffet: Here are the best brunch spots with local character in Yangon

We’ve got plenty of mega brunch deals to choose from at the hotels around town, but what about when you don’t want buffet fare or a stuffy hotel environment? Here are our...

Mandalay minister sees no merriment in memes, files lawsuit

Mandalay minister sees no merriment in memes, files lawsuit

Defamation suits from National League for Democracy members looking to silence their critics are nothing new in Myanmar, but this particular lawsuit appears to be breaking new...

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‘Co-living’ hotel chain ST Signature opens first branch in Chinatown

‘Co-living’ hotel chain ST Signature opens first branch in Chinatown

Who needs backpackers’ hostels anymore?

Filipino rock band Sugarfree turns 20 — here’s how you can celebrate it next week

Filipino rock band Sugarfree turns 20 — here’s how you can celebrate it next week

Rock band Sugarfree disbanded eight years ago, but the band’s music has never stopped being played on the radio, sung in local karaoke joints, or popping up on rom-com...

Singapore’s largest comic, games, and toys convention features a stellar guest lineup this December

Singapore’s largest comic, games, and toys convention features a stellar guest lineup this December

| Coconuts Singapore x Singapore Comic Con 2019 | Nerd culture rules.

Indonesia tops Condé Nast’s list of best countries to visit in 2019

Indonesia tops Condé Nast’s list of best countries to visit in 2019

Indonesian tourism has got much more to offer than just Bali, and it’s certainly nice to have that recognized internationally.

Karangasem World Music Festival | TEDxUbud | Reverse Aperitivo at The Slow | Cool Things To Do in Bali This Weekend (Oct 11-13)

Karangasem World Music Festival | TEDxUbud | Reverse Aperitivo at The Slow | Cool Things To Do in Bali This Weekend (Oct 11-13)

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