First Soi 38 closed, soon there’ll be no street food in Thong Lor, Ekkamai or Phra Khanong either

The government has directed all street food vendors to halt sales on a popular section of Upper Sukhumvit. By April 17, stalls in Ekkamai, Thong Lor and Phra Khanong will be forced to shut down, despite the fact that Bangkok was recently named, for...

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Celebrate Nyepi in true Bali spirit with a luxurious day of silence

| Coconuts Bali x Conrad Bali | Wouldn’t it be great to spend a day without anything to worry about? No work, no motorbikes, no worries; just peaceful tranquility. Imagine a day like that in our own personal paradise, aka Bali.

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Bali tops TripAdvisor’s best world destinations list

TripAdvisor released its list of top travel destinations around the world, putting Bali in its top slot. Bali came ahead of London, which took second place, and Paris, which got...

Bali tops TripAdvisor’s best world destinations list

Indonesia finds extensive reef damage after cruise ship runs aground

JAKARTA (Reuters) – A British-flagged cruise ship damaged more than 18,000 square meters (4.4 acres) of coral when it ran aground in waters popular with divers off...

Indonesia finds extensive reef damage after cruise ship runs aground

Tourists panic as quake rattles Bali

Tourists fled their hotels in panic on Bali Wednesday after the popular Indonesian holiday island was rattled by an early morning earthquake. The quake struck inland about 10...

Tourists panic as quake rattles Bali

Extra effort put in to clear Kuta Beach rubbish ahead of Balinese holiday, Nyepi

Heavy winds and the recent reappearance of rain storms in Bali have meant more trash washing up ashore. With the Balinese New Year, Nyepi, just around the corner, falling on March...

Extra effort put in to clear Kuta Beach rubbish ahead of Balinese holiday, Nyepi

Dogs eliminated and vaccinated in Bangli, Bali after local residents bitten

After receiving reports that five people in Bali’s Bangli Regency were bitten by stray dogs, the local government stepped in, vaccinating some dogs and eliminating others. Local...

Dogs eliminated and vaccinated in Bangli, Bali after local residents bitten

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.

Police say young activist they killed was drug dealer under investigation

Today, police are refuting claims that they framed a slain activist as a drug dealer before fatally shooting him in Chiang Mai last week. Chaiyaphum Pasae, whose ID says he was 21...

Police say young activist they killed was drug dealer under investigation

‘The Man with the Dragon Tattoo’ wanted over Thai-Belgian bridge fire

Police have identified a homeless man who lived under the Thai-Belgian bridge as a suspect in the fire that caused major damage to the structure on Feb. 28. The suspect,...

‘The Man with the Dragon Tattoo’ wanted over Thai-Belgian bridge fire

Suspended sentence for Aussie tourist who killed girlfriend in Phuket jet ski accident

A Phuket court handed down a suspended sentence this morning to Australian Thomas Keating in the jet ski accident death of his girlfriend in a collision off Phuket last month. The...

Suspended sentence for Aussie tourist who killed girlfriend in Phuket jet ski accident

Franchise bookstore hiring elderly staff because they actually love books

In the age of Kindle and digital content, SE-ED, a franchise Thai bookstore, has called for staff over 60 years old, because who appreciates the feel of actual books more than...

Franchise bookstore hiring elderly staff because they actually love books

First Soi 38 closed, soon there’ll be no street food in Thong Lor, Ekkamai or Phra Khanong either

The government has directed all street food vendors to halt sales on a popular section of Upper Sukhumvit. By April 17, stalls in Ekkamai, Thong Lor and Phra Khanong will be...

First Soi 38 closed, soon there’ll be no street food in Thong Lor, Ekkamai or Phra Khanong either

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.

Parallel Park It: Dancing aunties boogie into local parking lot (VIDEO)

If you’re vehemently opposed to the “dancing aunties” commonly seen shaking their tail feathers on the streets of Mong Kok, we’ve got good and bad news for...

Parallel Park It: Dancing aunties boogie into local parking lot (VIDEO)

Hong Kong leader must cooperate with China: Li Ka-shing

Hong Kong’s richest man Li Ka-shing said yesterday he would vote for the candidate who is willing to cooperate with Chinese authorities in the city’s upcoming...

Hong Kong leader must cooperate with China: Li Ka-shing

Veteran firefighter dies after rescue mission goes awry

A Hong Kong firefighter has lost his life after a mission to rescue missing hikers went awry. Principal firefighter Yau Siu-ming, 50, passed away at around 5pm, 11 hours after...

Veteran firefighter dies after rescue mission goes awry

Woman’s headless body found in waters off Sai Wan: reports

The headless body of a woman dressed in black underwear and a single sock was found floating in Hong Kong’s famed Victoria Harbour yesterday afternoon, according to local...

Woman’s headless body found in waters off Sai Wan: reports

High Spirits: Charting the craft gin revolution in Hong Kong

As what was formerly known as Mother’s Ruin becomes the darling of the local drinks scene, Hongkongers are guzzling gin like never before. Paul Letters investigates the...

High Spirits: Charting the craft gin revolution in Hong Kong

Coconuts Hong Kong

Hong Kong. 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).

Incumbent Jakarta Deputy Governor Djarot to be pictured wearing Indonesian-Islamic traditional peci hat in runoff ballot

In the Jakarta gubernatorial runoff election on April 19, incumbent Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama’s running mate Djarot Saiful Hidayat is going to have a...

Incumbent Jakarta Deputy Governor Djarot to be pictured wearing Indonesian-Islamic traditional peci hat in runoff ballot

Indonesia’s new ally on war against haze – tribespeople

Indonesia is recruiting tribespeople to help fight outbreaks of haze which shroud Southeast Asia every year with a government deal designed to tap into traditional ways of...

Indonesia’s new ally on war against haze – tribespeople

VIDEO: How a Jakarta slum went green to fight its eviction

Residents of Kampung Tongkol have transformed their neighborhood into a model of clean and green living in an effort to fight off the threat of

VIDEO: How a Jakarta slum went green to fight its eviction

Geek out over videogames, material science and indigenous rights at Nerd Nite Jakarta (Mar 23)

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Geek out over videogames, material science and indigenous rights at Nerd Nite Jakarta (Mar 23)

Indonesia tax amnesty nets $330 billion – now for reform

Southeast Asia's biggest economy this month is winding up one of the world's most successful tax amnesties, with at least 745,000 taxpayers declaring more than $330 billion of...

Indonesia tax amnesty nets $330 billion – now for reform

Coconuts Jakarta

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.

‘Beauty and the Beast’ to be shown uncut in Malaysia

Disney’s hit movie Beauty and the Beast, under fire from Malaysian conservatives for a “gay moment”, will be released in the Muslim-majority country without any...

‘Beauty and the Beast’ to be shown uncut in Malaysia

US to charge Malaysia businessman in 1MDB scandal: report

US authorities plan to lodge criminal charges against a businessman suspected to be at the centre of a corruption scandal that has embroiled Malaysia’s prime minister, the...

US to charge Malaysia businessman in 1MDB scandal: report

Whopper Alert: Penang cafe owner snags monstrous 150kg giant grouper for RM7.5k

A fisherman managed to sell off one of his biggest catches ever — a 150kg giant grouper netted off Pulau Kendi on Tuesday night. Ka Bee Cafe owner Chew Kean Ghee was more than...

Whopper Alert: Penang cafe owner snags monstrous 150kg giant grouper for RM7.5k

Interpol warrant issued for four N. Koreans: Malaysia

Interpol has issued an international arrest warrant for four North Koreans wanted by Malaysian investigators in connection with the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, the...

Interpol warrant issued for four N. Koreans: Malaysia

Disney shelves ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in Malaysia after cuts

Disney has indefinitely postponed the opening of its film Beauty and the Beast in Malaysia after censors in the Muslim-majority nation reportedly cut out a “gay...

Disney shelves ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in Malaysia after cuts

Coconuts KL

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!

Abu Sayyaf frees two Malaysian hostages

Two Malaysian sailors held hostage by the Abu Sayyaf were rescued in a military operation by the Philippine Fleet-Marine Ready Force in Sulu on Thurs, March 23. Tayudin Anjut, 45,...

Abu Sayyaf frees two Malaysian hostages

Cebu road rage suspect claims self-defense, plans to file counter charges

Road rage suspect David Lim Jr. claimed he was merely defending himself when he fired a gun after a traffic altercation. “I fired a warning shot on the ground, as you can...

Cebu road rage suspect claims self-defense, plans to file counter charges

Henry Sy still the richest man in PH, ranks 94th in the world

Why are we not surprised? Shopping mall tycoon Henry Sy is named the top billionaire in the Philippines with a net worth of USD12.7 billion. He ranks 94th in the world. Sy started...

Henry Sy still the richest man in PH, ranks 94th in the world

Supportive dad wins hearts with a misspelling on his son’s graduation banner

There are two errors in this banner, but they don’t matter. It’s the thought that counts, right? Michael Cuevas from University of Santo Tomas passed the Pharmacy Licensure...

Supportive dad wins hearts with a misspelling on his son’s graduation banner

World Happiness Report 2017: Filipinos are happier this year than in 2016

Looks like Filipinos have more reasons to smile — at least according to the 2017 World Happiness Report released in time for International Day of Happiness, Mar 20. The...

World Happiness Report 2017: Filipinos are happier this year than in 2016

Coconuts Manila

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!

Secret Escapes curates luxe hotel deals online, causes serious wanderlust offline

| Coconuts Singapore x Secret Escapes | Exclusive vacations in Sri Lanka, Bali, London, Maldives and more exotic destinations are now at your fingertips and just a very simple...

Secret Escapes curates luxe hotel deals online, causes serious wanderlust offline

Techbro goes HAM into defending Highblood — his proudly elitist, racist dating app

Herbert Eng is having a no good, horrible, very bad week. Or maybe not — he might just be very happy his name’s popping up in the news, despite the very shitty reasons...

Techbro goes HAM into defending Highblood — his proudly elitist, racist dating app

Laksa lovers, check out these six renditions of your favorite local dish

Lovers of laksa, take note. The local dish is getting a tribute in the form of six varieties at Goodwood Park Hotel. There’s the dry laksa option ($19) for those who...

Laksa lovers, check out these six renditions of your favorite local dish

Teens charged for series of alleged thefts in apartments they rented through AirBnB

Having rented lodgings across Singapore through popular homestay service Airbnb, two teenagers are believed to have looted their way through their rental apartments, according to...

Teens charged for series of alleged thefts in apartments they rented through AirBnB

Weekend Warrior: Mar 24-26

A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore. Friday, Mar 24 Haagen-Dazs Experience Store The ice cream pop-up offers you a taste of the new white and almond...

Weekend Warrior: Mar 24-26

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.

Bouncer beating leaves Yangon partygoers hospitalized

A night of dancing at The Vibe nightclub in Yangon ended with several guests in the hospital after a confrontation with security guards in the early hours of March 19. Witnesses...

Bouncer beating leaves Yangon partygoers hospitalized

Yangon’s first Japanese food court comes to Sule Square

Japanese food enthusiasts, rejoice! The country’s first ‘genuine’ Japanese food court officially opened its doors this week. The new ‘Tokyo Dining City’ is located on...

Yangon’s first Japanese food court comes to Sule Square

Charity auction next week: Win a dinner with the ‘Burmese Python’

Myanmar’s very own ‘Burmese Python’ is back soon, and he’s bringing signed one-of-a-kind memorabilia for die-hard fans. But Aung La Nsang isn’t just giving away these...

Charity auction next week: Win a dinner with the ‘Burmese Python’

Myanmar investigators visit Bangladesh, dismiss Rohingya refugees’ stories

The Myanmar government sent a 10-member delegation to Bangladesh to investigate the plight of Rohingya refugees earlier this week. However, several refugees say they envoys...

Myanmar investigators visit Bangladesh, dismiss Rohingya refugees’ stories

Man charged with rape and kidnapping after running away with 15-year-old ‘girlfriend’

A 32-year-old man has been sentenced to 25 years in jail for running away with his underage ‘girlfriend,’ reports Kumudra. According to the culprit, the two met and...

Man charged with rape and kidnapping after running away with 15-year-old ‘girlfriend’

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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Watch this viral Thai short film and let the tears flow

| Coconuts Hong Kong x FOCUS | This cinematic short film is about a photographer going blind and his ex-girlfriend, whom he met by chance, spontaneously taking him to see things for the very last time.

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