Are they kidding? After banning vendors across city, BMA to co-host Bangkok Street Food Festival in June

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) have just shockingly announced that they will co-host a Bangkok Street Food Festival in June. We’re not sure why. The BMA is planning to spend the entire year...

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5 cool things to do in Bali this weekend (April 21-23)

LEGIAN: Kick off the weekend with a beach club party SKAI Beach Club at Padma Legian is celebrating its second anniversary and they’re having a blowout to mark the occasion....

5 cool things to do in Bali this weekend (April 21-23)

Bali policewomen hand out roses on Kartini Day in honor of Indonesia’s ‘first feminist’

The women of the Bali Police force stood outside police headquarters and handed out roses to motorcyclists on Friday to mark Kartini Day. The holiday, which falls on April 21,...

Bali policewomen hand out roses on Kartini Day in honor of Indonesia’s ‘first feminist’

Light It Up: Bali customs burns prohibited goods confiscated in 2016, including drugs, electronics, sex toys (VIDEO)

The customs office at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport just destroyed a bunch of prohibited goods that were confiscated from passengers and cargo over the course of 2016. In line with...

Light It Up: Bali customs burns prohibited goods confiscated in 2016, including drugs, electronics, sex toys (VIDEO)

Huge tree falls at busy Sanur market, injuring four

Without warning—no wind or rain—a huge tree was uprooted at Sanur’s Intaran Market on Thursday morning. The tree fell, reportedly injuring four women. It was a busy time at...

Huge tree falls at busy Sanur market, injuring four

Padang Padang truck crash kills woman and baby, police warn against retribution

Police in South Bali are warning community members against vigilantism after a driver lost control of a truck in the Padang Padang area on Wednesday and crashed into a house on...

Padang Padang truck crash kills woman and baby, police warn against retribution

Coconuts Bali

Find out all that’s going on in the Island of the Gods right here. Coconuts Bali is the leading English source of local news in Bali, but we’ve also got the fun viral stuff, artsy lifestyle offerings, deep features for you to chew on, and city and events guides to keep you busy.

Thailand’s Worawi vows to challenge FIFA ban

Former Thai football chief Worawi Makudi has vowed to push FIFA to lift its ban on him after an appeals court in Bangkok overturned his conviction for forgery. Worawi, who had a...

Thailand’s Worawi vows to challenge FIFA ban

Bangkok bans its street food leaving foodies fed up, vendors in a pickle

Authorities in Thailand’s capital are banishing its world-famous street-food vendors as part of a clean-up drive by the military government, outraging foodies and...

Bangkok bans its street food leaving foodies fed up, vendors in a pickle

Songthaew operators want transport officials punished for not dealing with Uber and GrabCar

The representatives of songthaew operators in Chiang Mai yesterday handed a letter to the Administrative Court, requesting the prosecution of the Chiang Mai Provincial Land...

Songthaew operators want transport officials punished for not dealing with Uber and GrabCar

American policewoman slips through airport with gun on route to Thailand

An off-duty California police officer managed to slip through security at Los Angeles International Airport with a gun she unwittingly left in her hand luggage as she was...

American policewoman slips through airport with gun on route to Thailand

Spaniard sentenced to death in Thailand for grisly murder

A Spanish man was sentenced to death by a Thai court Friday for the grisly murder of a fellow Spaniard whose dismembered body parts were discovered in Bangkok’s main river...

Spaniard sentenced to death in Thailand for grisly murder

Coconuts Bangkok

The first Coconuts city website launched in late 2011 in Thailand's vibrant and never-boring metropolis. Coconuts Bangkok covers the juiciest happenings in the Big Mango, from hard news to fluffy cupcake shop openings.

Thunder, 90km/h winds, and the first Amber rainstorm of the year expected today, thanks to cold front

Well, rush hour should be fun today. At 3:30pm, Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) issued the Amber Rainstorm Warning Signal, meaning that heavy rain exceeding 30 millimetres per hour...

Thunder, 90km/h winds, and the first Amber rainstorm of the year expected today, thanks to cold front

Hong Kong mother out of coma after second liver transplant, says doctor

Tang Kwai-sze, the 43-year-old mother whose race to find a liver donor has been dominating Hong Kong news, is out of her coma after a second liver transplant yesterday, her...

Hong Kong mother out of coma after second liver transplant, says doctor

All Aboard the Profane Train — MTR to relax bylaws on swearing and video-recording

Apparently, MTR Corp.’s going to tone down some of its arcane bylaws, including the ones banning swearing and video-recording. Finally! Now we can stop trying to vocalize...

All Aboard the Profane Train — MTR to relax bylaws on swearing and video-recording

Detained Hong Kong bookseller Gui Minhai wins Swedish free speech prize

A bookseller detained in China for publishing books on the personal lives of President Xi Jinping and other Communist Party leaders has won a prize for free speech and press...

Detained Hong Kong bookseller Gui Minhai wins Swedish free speech prize

Canine Cab: Adorable dog tours Hong Kong from front seat of owner’s taxi

Like most dogs, Piggy, a black mongrel, is really into car rides. Unlike other less fortunate pups, however, Piggy gets to ride in a car all … damn … day. As the...

Canine Cab: Adorable dog tours Hong Kong from front seat of owner’s taxi

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Vibrant, exciting, and the originator of East-meets-West culture, this city is like no other, and Coconuts Hong Kong’s here to bring you all the information you need on our bustling metropolis. Whether we’re reporting on hard news, happy hour deals, or an oft-overlooked aspect of local culture, we’ve got you covered on what’s going on in the Fragrant Harbour. We aim to bring you fresh and juicy content on everything from political drama, hilarious animal stories and travel tips. Think of us as your knowledgeable best friend who’s quick with a snarky quip (when appropriate, of course). We are Coconuts Hong Kong.

US fighter pilot ‘forced to eject’, picked up from Celebes Sea

A pilot preparing to land on the US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson, heading for waters off Korea, was forced to eject on his final approach, the Pentagon said Friday. The...

US fighter pilot ‘forced to eject’, picked up from Celebes Sea

Asian Games in Indonesia to feature 39 sports

The Asian Games in Indonesia will feature 39 sports, more than at the last event in South Korea, with some unusual additions including bridge, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA)...

Asian Games in Indonesia to feature 39 sports

Discrepancy between pre-election surveys and final results due to fear of admitting religion primary vote factor: Pollster

"There was one who put it this way: Ahok managed to greatly reduce the floods. But I am more afraid of hell than

Discrepancy between pre-election surveys and final results due to fear of admitting religion primary vote factor: Pollster

US Vice President Pence announces $10 billion in deals on Indonesia trip

Exxon Mobil will sell liquefied natural gas to Indonesian state-owned energy company Pertamina, General Electric will provide technology for Indonesian power plants, while...

US Vice President Pence announces $10 billion in deals on Indonesia trip

5 Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (April 21-23)

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5 Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (April 21-23)

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Coconuts Jakarta’s goal is tell our readers everything that they need to know to stay up-to-date, informed and entertained in the vibrant and crazy and capital city of Indonesia. As a city with over 10 million inhabitants (and the infrastructure to handle maybe half that number) living in Jakarta can often feel like a daily obstacle course, but we at Coconuts Jakarta aim to help readers navigate its unique challenges, stay on top of its breaking news and maintain their sanity with daily doses of hilarious viral stories. We also aim to keep readers looped in on all of the wonderful ways they can spend their precious free time in Jakarta besides fighting the macet, with news, previews and reviews from Jakarta’s fantastic food scene, burgeoning cultural scene and, of course, its legendary nightlife.

Malaysian star busted with 14 grams of meth nestled in bum

The long arm of the law will always catch up with you, and when it does, can reach into some interesting places. Customs officers at Medan, Indonesia’s Kualanamu International...

Malaysian star busted with 14 grams of meth nestled in bum

iflix reveals major original content plans

Kuala Lumpur-based video-on-demand powerhouse iflix is getting in the originals game. Earlier this week, news leaked of the production of Oi, Jaga Mulut! (English: “Hey, watch...

iflix reveals major original content plans

Najib: ‘Free speech is thriving in Malaysia’

A gathering of Asia’s biggest newspaper and publishing figures, in town to discuss “challenges to press freedom, the safety of journalists and sustainability” among other...

Najib: ‘Free speech is thriving in Malaysia’

Hate preacher a permanent resident, says government. Activist has one question: Why?

Controversial hate preacher Zakir Naik, sought by India in connection with money-laundering charges and long accused of promoting terrorism in his teachings, has had Malaysian...

Hate preacher a permanent resident, says government. Activist has one question: Why?

Aucka-what? Aucka-who? MAS left red-faced after geography gaffe

Aiyo. Yesterday evening, the Malaysia Airlines social media marketing team proved in dire need of some geography lessons after they confused two New Zealand cities. Take in some...

Aucka-what? Aucka-who? MAS left red-faced after geography gaffe

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Coconuts KL covers the weird and wondrous things happening every day in Malaysia's capital city, from political protests to floods to food. We usually keep it short and snappy, but also take the time to put together in-depth features on the issues that matter to Malaysians. Log on to Coconuts KL for the best news, food, and lifestyle coverage from Kuala Lumpur!

Inabangan officials release photos of Abu Sayyaf’s alleged hiding place in Bohol

The municipality of Inabangan, Bohol released photos of the cave where members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) allegedly hid before their bloody encounter with government forces....

Inabangan officials release photos of Abu Sayyaf’s alleged hiding place in Bohol

Agriculture dept releases P1 million for rehabilitating this national treasure

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has released P1 million to the Ifugao provincial government for the rehabilitation of the famed Cordillera Rice Terraces, Agriculture Secretary...

Agriculture dept releases P1 million for rehabilitating this national treasure

China ‘gravely concerned, dissatisfied’ with Lorenzana visit to Pag-asa Island

China is “gravely concerned” and “dissatisfied” with Defense Chief Delfin Lorenzana’s visit with other Philippine military officials to Pag-asa...

China ‘gravely concerned, dissatisfied’ with Lorenzana visit to Pag-asa Island

Security forces all set for ASEAN Summit in Manila

Thousands of uniformed personnel from different regions will be deployed in Metro Manila to secure the 30th ASEAN Summit next week, Wednesday to Saturday at the Philippine...

Security forces all set for ASEAN Summit in Manila

Four gunmen killed in hunt for Philippines militants

Four gunmen have been killed on a Philippine tourist island as government forces pursue remnants of an Islamic militant group behind a foiled mass kidnapping attempt there,...

Four gunmen killed in hunt for Philippines militants

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There is always something happenin’ in town, and Coconuts Manila makes sure you're in the loop. We have your daily dose of the hippest and juiciest updates: from super digestible political news to viral stuff, from hip city guides to cute dog videos. Coconuts Manila’s writers and editors have gone far, wide and deep to bring you nothing less than the most salient pieces, which highlight the vibrant life in Manila’s snaking streets. Known for keeping things fun and authentic, Coconuts Manila is the best place for original, unfiltered and refreshing reads. We are best known for Carinderia Crawl, conversations with taxi drivers, honest food features, and intriguing interviews. Make Coconuts Manila your daily habit!

Singapore Tourism Board offers classy response to Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders’ skewed portrayal

Much has been said about Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders’ awful depiction of Singapore in the past couple of days — a depiction that only raised ire and amusement among locals....

Singapore Tourism Board offers classy response to Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders’ skewed portrayal

Artbox Singapore makes changes to make it easier for patrons to navigate through grounds

Folks undeterred in their mission for Instagram-worthy food and knick knacks at Artbox Singapore should, in theory, have an easier time navigating its notoriously overcrowded...

Artbox Singapore makes changes to make it easier for patrons to navigate through grounds

Weekend Warrior: Apr 21-23

A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore. Friday, Apr 21 Artbox Singapore  Yeah… the much-criticized market returns for its second weekend at Marina...

Weekend Warrior: Apr 21-23

Hazy skies return briefly over Singapore with PSI levels reaching unhealthy range

It may have been 4/20 yesterday, but considering Singapore’s resolute stance against getting blazed, the smoggy conditions seen last night and this morning weren’t the work of...

Hazy skies return briefly over Singapore with PSI  levels reaching unhealthy range

We break down INSIDER food’s inaccurate video about ‘Singaporean street food’ in New York

If there’s one thing that can unite Singaporeans of all creeds and cultures, it’s the misrepresentation of food. We saw how folks got triggered after seeing Time Out London...

We break down INSIDER food’s inaccurate video about ‘Singaporean street food’ in New York

Coconuts Singapore

Coconuts Singapore’s got the “Little Red Dot” covered. From reporting on secret neighborhood hangouts to reviewing the newest celebrity restaurant, from wacky happenings to little-known subcultures, we provided our readers with up-to-date reports on what’s happening in this cosmopolitan city-state.

Georgians caught with $90,000 of stolen cash in underwear

Two Georgian men were busted in a Myanmar airport with $90,000 of stolen cash hidden in their underwear which they had swiped from a local money changer, police said Saturday....

Georgians caught with $90,000 of stolen cash in underwear

What does Myanmar need to do to get Harris Binotti arrested?

A 26-year-old British man wanted for the murder of a compatriot in Myanmar is living freely in Scotland because the Southeast Asian nation has yet to request his arrest and...

What does Myanmar need to do to get Harris Binotti arrested?

N. Korean agents may have killed the daughter of a Myanmar judge in 1985

Newly released documents reveal that North Korea may have been responsible for the death of a Myanmar woman about two years after the 1983 Rangoon bombing. She was the daughter of...

N. Korean agents may have killed the daughter of a Myanmar judge in 1985

US calls out Myanmar in Security Council’s first ‘thematic debate’ on human rights

The UN Security Council on Tuesday held its first debate on human rights not connected to a particular conflict. The debate was initiated by US ambassador Nikki Haley, who called...

US calls out Myanmar in Security Council’s first ‘thematic debate’ on human rights

What are the best aspects of living in Yangon as a young adult? A local and a foreigner weigh in

Earlier this year, a Quora user asked the world: “What are the best aspects of living in Yangon as a young adult?” So far, one foreigner and one local – both Yangon...

What are the best aspects of living in Yangon as a young adult? A local and a foreigner weigh in

Coconuts Yangon

Yangon. Also known as YGN, Rangoon or just 'the Goon'. Our city may have been outside your radar a few years ago, but since Myanmar's political shakeup and economic boom began a few years ago, Yangon has been an ideal vantage point for watching history unfold. Coconuts Yangon wants to be here with you to make sense of all the changes and nudge them in a happy direction. Our city is still welcoming a slew of firsts — the first city-wide public bus service, the first few international music festivals, the first elected government in decades. And there are certainly more to come. Whether we’re reporting on hard news, happy hour deals, or an oft-overlooked aspect of local culture, we’ve got you covered on what’s going on in the Golden Land. We aim to bring you fresh, juicy content on everything from political drama, hilarious animal stories and travel tips. Think of us as your knowledgeable best friend who accepts wisdom from wherever it comes and sometimes dishes it back with a snarky quip.

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