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Burmese refugee’s remains discovered in US river, strangers team up to bring them home

It took one person to strip Phyu Phyu Aye of her dignity and an unexpected, international network of total strangers to restore it. A month ago, on the morning of March 29, Lory Adams, the property room manager for the police department of the small riverside town of Clarksville, Indiana, logged into the department’s Facebook page and made ...

How He Did It: 12-year-old’s epic escape where he drove a scooter, drank a beer on Bali holiday before secured by Bali Police and AFP

The 12-year-old Australian kid who borrowed the family credit cards to fund a holiday to Bali admits he drank a beer...

How He Did It: 12-year-old’s epic escape where he drove a scooter, drank a beer on Bali holiday before secured by Bali Police and AFP

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Thailand volunteers to host Trump-Kim summit

Thailand on Tuesday volunteered to host the hotly-anticipated summit between US President Donald Trump and North...

Thailand volunteers to host Trump-Kim summit

NUS undergrad who died in a horrible car crash wrote a poignant reflection about her own funeral

On the evening of Apr. 19, a teenager died from a horrible crash after a car collided with the taxi she was in....

NUS undergrad who died in a horrible car crash wrote a poignant reflection about her own funeral
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Surfer killed at Uluwatu, Jae Haydon, remembered as ‘free spirit’ who brought ‘incredible joy to loads of people’

Surfer killed at Uluwatu, Jae Haydon, remembered as ‘free spirit’ who brought ‘incredible joy to loads of people’

Touching tributes have been pouring in, remembering Jae Haydon, the Australian musician killed while out surfing in Bali’s Uluwatu on Monday morning. On a Facebook page,...

How He Did It: 12-year-old’s epic escape where he drove a scooter, drank a beer on Bali holiday before secured by Bali Police and AFP

How He Did It: 12-year-old’s epic escape where he drove a scooter, drank a beer on Bali holiday before secured by Bali Police and AFP

The 12-year-old Australian kid who borrowed the family credit cards to fund a holiday to Bali admits he drank a beer and drove a scooter during the unbelievable trip. And it’s...

Austrian diver killed, hit by boat at Bali’s Nusa Lembongan

Austrian diver killed, hit by boat at Bali’s Nusa Lembongan

An Austrian diver was killed off of Bali’s Nusa Lembongan island after she was hit by a boat on Monday afternoon. Klungkung Police spokesman Nyoman Sarjana confirmed the...

12-year-old Aussie who traveled by himself to Bali after using parents’ credit cards says he was just glad to have an adventure

12-year-old Aussie who traveled by himself to Bali after using parents’ credit cards says he was just glad to have an adventure

Kids these days. They just don’t want to hear the word “no.” A 12-year-old looking for an adventure took himself on all-expense-paid trip to Bali, courtesy of mom and...

Bali man admits to poisoning someone else’s pet dog then planning on selling it as satay: Police

Bali man admits to poisoning someone else’s pet dog then planning on selling it as satay: Police

A man in North Bali has been arrested for poisoning someone’s pet dog, then planning on selling its meat as satay. Komang WSM, 41, of Sukasada, Buleleng was arrested on Sunday...

History Lost: The end of the centuries-old Mahakan Fort community (PHOTOS)

History Lost: The end of the centuries-old Mahakan Fort community (PHOTOS)

On a parched Tuesday afternoon, a two-centuries-old wooden house was being dismantled piece by piece. The sound of machinery scooping up scraps of woods and bricks echoed inside...

It’s just powdered milk: Police to summon top Thai superstars who endorsed fake supplements

It’s just powdered milk: Police to summon top Thai superstars who endorsed fake supplements

Police are preparing to summon seven Thai celebrities — the first batch from a total of 56 — who endorsed unlicensed weight loss and skin-glowing products. Some of the biggest...

Woman abused on Facebook Live says drug-crazed boyfriend believed he was the Joker

Woman abused on Facebook Live says drug-crazed boyfriend believed he was the Joker

In a case that has received international attention, the young Thai woman who was abused by her boyfriend on Facebook Live on Sunday told police her abuser had been under the...

Thailand volunteers to host Trump-Kim summit

Thailand volunteers to host Trump-Kim summit

Thailand on Tuesday volunteered to host the hotly-anticipated summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as speculation swirls about the venue....

Officials, architects inspect Maya Bay, seeking new ways to protect fragile ecosystem

Officials, architects inspect Maya Bay, seeking new ways to protect fragile ecosystem

Officials from the Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation alongside well-known architects, visited the famed Maya Bay, in in Krabi province, to brainstorm...

As Avengers Infinity War opens in HK, Chinese cinema concedes its promotional poster has one too many superheroes

As Avengers Infinity War opens in HK, Chinese cinema concedes its promotional poster has one too many superheroes

Plastered all over the city, posters for Avengers: Infinity War are somewhat of a marvel (sorry) themselves, squeezing in a crammed cast of superheroes alongside the...

Hongkongers among main suspects in China’s biggest ever cocaine bust

Hongkongers among main suspects in China’s biggest ever cocaine bust

Chinese police have seized 1.3 tonnes of cocaine from South America in the country’s biggest ever haul of the drug, authorities said. Police in the southern city of Shenzhen...

More details emerge after video of woman throwing herself into stationary car goes viral

More details emerge after video of woman throwing herself into stationary car goes viral

Police have confirmed no criminal action was taken over a now-viral bizarre incident where a woman appeared to hurl herself into a car after it halted to let her pass, in...

Plan for new ‘Hong Kong Town’ in mainland China sparks backlash

Plan for new ‘Hong Kong Town’ in mainland China sparks backlash

A proposal to build a commuter town for Hongkongers in mainland China to solve an acute housing crisis was slammed Wednesday as ghettoising poorer residents and compromising the...

Police officer calls out man for allegedly taking photos of woman’s thighs on MTR (video)

Police officer calls out man for allegedly taking photos of woman’s thighs on MTR (video)

An off-duty cop has been praised after footage emerged of him confronting a man who was accused of taking photos of a female passenger’s thighs on the MTR, though the...

Mugger with sickle slices victim in Depok after he refuses to give up his phone (Video)

Mugger with sickle slices victim in Depok after he refuses to give up his phone (Video)

The satellite city of Depok has had a problem with violent muggers (commonly known by the Indonesian word begal) for years, with a recent viral video showing just how easily...

‘Excluded from Indonesian society, refugees are vulnerable to homelessness, suicides’

‘Excluded from Indonesian society, refugees are vulnerable to homelessness, suicides’

By Anbar Jayadi, Universitas Indonesia In March, a young refugee fleeing war-torn Afghanistan hanged himself in Medan, Indonesia. The 22-year-old Hazara, an ethnic minority in...

Islamic hardliners suspect photo of their meeting with Jokowi was leaked by his staff

Islamic hardliners suspect photo of their meeting with Jokowi was leaked by his staff

Breaking bread with the enemy.

Indonesian embassy in Saudi Arabia helped domestic workers collect IDR40 billion in unpaid salaries last year

Indonesian embassy in Saudi Arabia helped domestic workers collect IDR40 billion in unpaid salaries last year

Fighting modern day slavery

WATCH: Tornado hits Yogyakarta, at least one injured and dozens of buildings damaged during extreme weather

WATCH: Tornado hits Yogyakarta, at least one injured and dozens of buildings damaged during extreme weather

Amid heavy downpour and strong winds, a tornado formed in the city and in nearby Bantul regency.

PM Najib Razak tweets faux finger photos fake news, actually from documentary about Yazuka

PM Najib Razak tweets faux finger photos fake news, actually from documentary about Yazuka

In the wake of the country’s much discussed Anti-Fake News bill, comes just the kind of social media “story” that it’s meant to dissuade. This tale has got everything:...

Man who plead guilty to over 600 sexual assault charges against his daughter wants case review over technicalities

Man who plead guilty to over 600 sexual assault charges against his daughter wants case review over technicalities

The lawyers of a man who was sentenced to 48 years in jail after pleading guilty to over 600 sundry charges of sodomizing, sexually assaulting and raping his young daughter are...

Man stabs ‘friend’ over being asked to repay nominal debt

Man stabs ‘friend’ over being asked to repay nominal debt

A suspect is on the run in Sabah, having stabbed to death 30-year-old Fazrin Ibrahim, after the victim asked for them to repay an RM300 (US$76) debt they owed him. The incident...

Malaysia releases photo of suspect, find motorbike allegedly used in Palestinian killing

Malaysia releases photo of suspect, find motorbike allegedly used in Palestinian killing

Today an image of one of the alleged assassins was released by police, with authorities claiming that the man had been in the country since January. Eyewitnesses present during...

COCO+ Giveaway: We’re sending you to see Margaret Cho’s new comedy show in KL!

COCO+ Giveaway: We’re sending you to see Margaret Cho’s new comedy show in KL!

| Coconuts KL X LOL Events | ‘You look bloated as if you’ve been found dead in a lake after several days of searching.’

Hours before closure, Boracay Mayor says aid for 7,000 displaced families still being processed 

Hours before closure, Boracay Mayor says aid for 7,000 displaced families still being processed 

Starting tomorrow, the Philippines’ Boracay island will be closed to all tourists following a controversial decision by the government to shut down the popular destination...

What to do in Manila this weekend (April 27 – 29): Avengers: Infinity War, Meeting of Styles graffiti event, Harry Styles concert

What to do in Manila this weekend (April 27 – 29): Avengers: Infinity War, Meeting of Styles graffiti event, Harry Styles concert

True blue Manileños, recent transplants, and visitors to our city all know — there is never a lack of things to do in Manila. This is Coconuts Manila’s guide to all things...

Filipino divorced from foreign spouse can now remarry under PH law

Filipino divorced from foreign spouse can now remarry under PH law

The journey to legalizing divorce in the Philippines is moving at a snail’s pace so even small victories are considered momentous. In a landmark decision by the Philippine...

Australian nun who drew Duterte’s ire told to leave PH

Australian nun who drew Duterte’s ire told to leave PH

The Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI) said today that it canceled the visa of Australian nun Patricia Fox and ordered her to leave the Philippines in 30 days, citing her...

Man goes viral for using convenience store CCTV camera to greet family

Man goes viral for using convenience store CCTV camera to greet family

When CCTV footage goes viral, it’s usually candid shots of unsuspecting people, but that’s not the case with a new video that features a man talking directly to a...

MBS toilets get 6-star ratings — here are other officially acclaimed toilets in the city

MBS toilets get 6-star ratings — here are other officially acclaimed toilets in the city

For the first time in Singapore, the Restroom Association of Singapore (yes, it exists) has given out six-star ratings for a handful of public restrooms in the country. It’s...

WATCH: Motorcyclists nearly get plowed into by trailer truck that ran red light

WATCH: Motorcyclists nearly get plowed into by trailer truck that ran red light

Early this morning, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was alerted to an accident that took place at the intersection of Jalan Buroh and Pioneer Road, where a trailer truck...

Singapore’s last polar bear Inuka put to sleep on ‘humane grounds’ due to his worsening condition

Singapore’s last polar bear Inuka put to sleep on ‘humane grounds’ due to his worsening condition

It was with a heavy heart that Singapore’s last polar bear, Inuka, was put to sleep early this morning. His health had been declining for months now, and visitors flocked to...

Crazy Rich Misrepresentation: Not everyone is happy about that ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ trailer

Crazy Rich Misrepresentation: Not everyone is happy about that ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ trailer

Welp, after months of hype and attempts to spot where filming was done around town, the trailer for Crazy Rich Asians was finally released, and it promises to showcase the glitz...

Heads up: Singapore’s first zero-waste food and lifestyle store is opening soon

Heads up: Singapore’s first zero-waste food and lifestyle store is opening soon

Eco-friendly warriors, listen up. There’s a new zero-waste food and lifestyle store — the first of its kind in Singapore — opening in the Upper Thomson area. Amidst...

Man calls out Myanmar officials charging fake fee to migrant workers coming home for Thingyan

Man calls out Myanmar officials charging fake fee to migrant workers coming home for Thingyan

Across the world, phone cameras are providing a way for ordinary people to document and expose abuses of power. In Myanmar, recognizing the power a widely shared video can have,...

Burmese refugee’s remains discovered in US river, strangers team up to bring them home

Burmese refugee’s remains discovered in US river, strangers team up to bring them home

It took one person to strip Phyu Phyu Aye of her dignity and an unexpected, international network of total strangers to restore it. A month ago, on the morning of March 29,...

Leeds United plan to tour crisis-hit Myanmar sparks criticism

Leeds United plan to tour crisis-hit Myanmar sparks criticism

Leeds United will play two friendlies in Myanmar next month as the Championship side looks to build a fanbase in the troubled Southeast Asian country. The tour, which will also...

Online skin trade fuels Myanmar elephant slaughter: conservation group

Online skin trade fuels Myanmar elephant slaughter: conservation group

An emerging online market for elephant skin in China is threatening the survival of the creatures in neighboring Myanmar as poaching intensifies to meet demand, conservationists...

Evidence of automation raises additional questions in Twitter ‘bot’ surge

Evidence of automation raises additional questions in Twitter ‘bot’ surge

After a week of intense scrutiny and speculation about the origins of faceless Twitter accounts that recently began following journalists in Southeast Asia by the hundreds, the...

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What to do in Manila this weekend (April 27 – 29): Avengers: Infinity War, Meeting of Styles graffiti event, Harry Styles concert

What to do in Manila this weekend (April 27 – 29): Avengers: Infinity War, Meeting of Styles graffiti event, Harry Styles concert

True blue Manileños, recent transplants, and visitors to our city all know — there is never a lack of things to do in Manila. This is Coconuts Manila’s guide to all things...

Heads up: Singapore’s first zero-waste food and lifestyle store is opening soon

Heads up: Singapore’s first zero-waste food and lifestyle store is opening soon

Eco-friendly warriors, listen up. There’s a new zero-waste food and lifestyle store — the first of its kind in Singapore — opening in the Upper Thomson area. Amidst...

Unveiled in HK, Rare Modigliani nude sets world record $150m estimate

Unveiled in HK, Rare Modigliani nude sets world record $150m estimate

A painting of a nude by Amedeo Modigliani is expected to fetch $150 million, the highest ever pre-sale estimate for an artwork at auction, Sotheby’s said Tuesday as the work...

COCO+ Giveaway: We’re sending you to see Margaret Cho’s new comedy show in KL!

COCO+ Giveaway: We’re sending you to see Margaret Cho’s new comedy show in KL!

| Coconuts KL X LOL Events | ‘You look bloated as if you’ve been found dead in a lake after several days of searching.’

New movie trailer for ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ shows off the ultra extravagant side of Singapore

New movie trailer for ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ shows off the ultra extravagant side of Singapore

Crazy rich people problems never looked as good as they do in the first trailer for the film adaption of Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians, which debuted yesterday....

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