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Johor laundromat ventures into uncharted waters with Muslims-only decree

Looks like color loads and white loads are not the only things getting separated at a Johor laundromat. The owners of a self-service laundry operation on Jalan Junid, in Muar, have caused waves on social media after they posted a signboard saying: “For Muslim customers only. Muslim-friendly. Leave your shoes outside.” Another case of religion...

13-year-old Filipino ‘shot repeatedly’ outside home in Pasay City

A 13-year-old boy was shot outside his home in Pasay City in Metro Manila yesterday, the latest in a string of...

13-year-old Filipino ‘shot repeatedly’ outside home in Pasay City

AFC gets flooded by 1-star reviews on Facebook; fight sport pundits slam celebrity match organizers

It’s been a couple of days since the infamous celebrity kick-boxing match at the Asia Fighting Championship (AFC)...

AFC gets flooded by 1-star reviews on Facebook; fight sport pundits slam celebrity match organizers

BEE AFRAID: Terrifying swarm of bees descend on Citilink airplane’s wing, causing delay

Bee very afraid.

BEE AFRAID: Terrifying swarm of bees descend on Citilink airplane’s wing, causing delay

Macy Gray sh*t show: Bali beach club refunds GA tickets after singer ‘plays tracks off laptop’ and bombs ‘Happy Birthday song’ in Canggu performance (VIDEO)

Macy Gray’s performance in Canggu, Bali was apparently so bad on Saturday night that the venue, Finns Beach Club, has...

Macy Gray sh*t show: Bali beach club refunds GA tickets after singer ‘plays tracks off laptop’ and bombs ‘Happy Birthday song’ in Canggu performance (VIDEO)

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President Jokowi plans to visit evacuees in Bali from Mt. Agung volcano

President Jokowi plans to visit evacuees in Bali from Mt. Agung volcano

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has plans to visit evacuees from Mt. Agung volcano during his working trip to Bali. Last time the president came to the island to hand out...

Nearly 50,000 flee amid fears of Bali volcanic eruption

Nearly 50,000 flee amid fears of Bali volcanic eruption

Nearly 50,000 people have evacuated their homes for fear of an imminent volcanic eruption on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, disaster officials said Monday. Mount Agung, 75...

Agung eruption HOAX: Video showing ‘Bali volcano erupting’ is actually of Mt. Sinabung in Sumatra

Agung eruption HOAX: Video showing ‘Bali volcano erupting’ is actually of Mt. Sinabung in Sumatra

Playing on fears of a forthcoming eruption of Bali’s Mt. Agung, a “hoax” video has been circulating the net, of a thundering volcano erupting with lava running down the...

Macy Gray sh*t show: Bali beach club refunds GA tickets after singer ‘plays tracks off laptop’ and bombs ‘Happy Birthday song’ in Canggu performance (VIDEO)

Macy Gray sh*t show: Bali beach club refunds GA tickets after singer ‘plays tracks off laptop’ and bombs ‘Happy Birthday song’ in Canggu performance (VIDEO)

Macy Gray’s performance in Canggu, Bali was apparently so bad on Saturday night that the venue, Finns Beach Club, has publicly announced it will be refunding the cost of general...

Mount Agung Watch: Over 34,000 flee rumbling volcano as tremors grow

Mount Agung Watch: Over 34,000 flee rumbling volcano as tremors grow

More than 34,000 people have fled from a rumbling volcano on the resort island of Bali as the magnitude of tremors grows, prompting fears it could erupt for the first time in more...

Blue Elephant: French twists on Thai fare that never miss at this perennial favorite

Blue Elephant: French twists on Thai fare that never miss at this perennial favorite

COCONUTS HOT SPOT — Though it’s hardly new, this classic Thai staple — housed in a perfectly preserved century-old house — is always packed due to its extensive menu of...

Cream-filled penis waffles all the rage in Bangkok, but some people are raging mad (PHOTOS)

Cream-filled penis waffles all the rage in Bangkok, but some people are raging mad (PHOTOS)

They say all publicity is good publicity and that may be the case this week for dick-shaped waffle vendor Ketnita Prasertsomboon. Her waffles are exploding, going viral on social...

Thailand comes in third on world tourism revenue list

Thailand comes in third on world tourism revenue list

Thailand won third place in terms of global tourism revenue according to statistics recently released by the United Nations’ World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The data was for...

Mysterious foreign couple survive scary sailboat crash in Phuket storm

Mysterious foreign couple survive scary sailboat crash in Phuket storm

Tourist Police have confirmed that a foreign couple escaped major injury after their sailboat crashed on rocks at Freedom Beach, on Phuket’s west coast, during a storm on...

Pup’s Best Friend: Sweet soldier stars in viral video giving life-saving CPR to puppy (VIDEO)

Pup’s Best Friend: Sweet soldier stars in viral video giving life-saving CPR to puppy (VIDEO)

A Thai soldier posted a video of his friend performing a selfless act on Friday, saving the life of a newborn puppy on the verge of drowning to death by using standard first-aid...

Punted ParknShop pooch has netizens in an uproar

Punted ParknShop pooch has netizens in an uproar

Five seconds of viral video have Hong Kong animal lovers on the rampage this week – and understandably so. The video, filmed at a ParknShop supermarket in Tuen Mun district and...

Ruling a ‘big win’ for same-sex couples in Hong Kong

Ruling a ‘big win’ for same-sex couples in Hong Kong

A British lesbian on Monday won the right to live and work in Hong Kong with her partner in a landmark legal decision that could reduce more hurdles for same-sex couples in the...

Shipping containers a short-term housing solution for low-income Hongkongers?

Shipping containers a short-term housing solution for low-income Hongkongers?

Hong Kong may have a – temporary – solution for its seemingly never-ending housing woes: shipping containers. The Hong Kong Council of Social Services (HKCSS), a local NGO,...

Driver in crash was working 13-hour days: bus firm

Driver in crash was working 13-hour days: bus firm

The man behind the wheel during Friday’s horrific bus had “been working for more than 13 hours a day for several consecutive days,” William Chung Chak Man, head of...

Universities battleground for latest row over Hong Kong freedoms

Universities battleground for latest row over Hong Kong freedoms

Universities have become the latest battleground over freedoms in Hong Kong as a ban on signs on campuses advocating independence from China sparks fresh fears that the...

Indonesian militant jailed for life over Borneo church attack that killed toddler

Indonesian militant jailed for life over Borneo church attack that killed toddler

Prosecutors said Juhanda traveled to the Protestant church in the city of Samarinda by motorbike, intending to carry out the attack. But instead, he fell from the bike and...

JUSTISSSSSS: Video of man releasing 3 bags full of venomous cobras in courthouse protest goes viral

JUSTISSSSSS: Video of man releasing 3 bags full of venomous cobras in courthouse protest goes viral

"In this office, there are so many 'rats' that must be destroyed, so we release these snakes so that the rats can be eaten."

‘Ikeh 69’: Teens in Pontianak cause outrage by wearing t-shirts featuring vulgar graphic

‘Ikeh 69’: Teens in Pontianak cause outrage by wearing t-shirts featuring vulgar graphic

A group of teenagers from Pontianak, West Kalimantan, became the talk of their city and netizens throughout Indonesia over their choice t-shirts.

At least 163 Jakarta middle school students fall ill from food poisoning, allegedly after eating tainted tofu

At least 163 Jakarta middle school students fall ill from food poisoning, allegedly after eating tainted tofu

Police believe a bad tofu dish was the cause of the mass poisoning

Two ‘online taxi’ drivers in Medan victims of suspected robbery-murders in two days: police

Two ‘online taxi’ drivers in Medan victims of suspected robbery-murders in two days: police

Two drivers working for ride-hailing apps, locally known as “online taxis”, were killed in as many days in the North Sumatran capital of Medan over the weekend.

Popular actor fined for slapping KLGCC employee

Popular actor fined for slapping KLGCC employee

Popular actor Sharnaaz Ahmad, known for his turn as Lan Todak in the film Juvana, has been hit with a RM1,200 (US$280) fine after being found guilty of slapping a Bangladeshi...

Malaysian couple visiting UK left with RM500K hospital bill after baby born prematurely

Malaysian couple visiting UK left with RM500K hospital bill after baby born prematurely

A Malaysian couple visiting the UK has found themselves with a huge hospital bill, after the wife delivered her baby prematurely while the couple were there. Medical bills for Dr...

Grab driver who broke female, form 5 student’s nose given RM3.5K fine, spared jail

Grab driver who broke female, form 5 student’s nose given RM3.5K fine, spared jail

You may recall an earlier Coconuts KL tale of the Grab driver who, upon picking her up to take her to the mall, broke the nose of a female, high school passenger. Maybe, like us,...

Birthday boy’s body found in lobby of entertainment center after party

Birthday boy’s body found in lobby of entertainment center after party

A man walked into a Cheras entertainment center at 11:30pm Saturday to celebrate his birthday. Tragically, he never came out, and was found dead the next afternoon. You can see...

Brother-sister residential drugs manufacturing syndicate busted by cops

Brother-sister residential drugs manufacturing syndicate busted by cops

An ecstasy drug manufacturing, brother-sister duo was busted last Thursday, and police have put the value of the haul at nearly RM800,000 (US$190,000). That’s a lot of party....

PH lawmaker wants to create separate police force for Congress

PH lawmaker wants to create separate police force for Congress

Rodolfo Fariñas, the same congressman who believes that legislators should be exempted from traffic laws, said that they should also not be subject to the same law enforcement...

PH bans mandatory high heels for women in the workplace

PH bans mandatory high heels for women in the workplace

It’s about time this happened. Anyone who has worn high heels knows the pain of having to walk in them and up until recently, a lot of Filipino women were required to wear...

Good news! PHP150,000 tax exemption proposed in Senate bill

Good news! PHP150,000 tax exemption proposed in Senate bill

The first PHP150,000 (US$3,00) of your income would be exempted from taxes, under a proposed tax reform package pending in the Philippine Senate. Taxpayers with children would...

Over 50,000 sign Change.org petition asking Duterte to fire Mocha Uson

Over 50,000 sign Change.org petition asking Duterte to fire Mocha Uson

There is another online petition asking the government to fire blogger and Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson that is circulating...

Presidential Security Group confirms shooting incident in Malacañang Park

Presidential Security Group confirms shooting incident in Malacañang Park

A shooting incident has transpired inside Malacañang Park on Tuesday morning, the Presidential Security Group (PSG) confirmed. Malacañang Park is across the street from the...

WATCH: Selfless firefighter re-enters smouldering flat to conduct search and rescue for 4 pet cats

WATCH: Selfless firefighter re-enters smouldering flat to conduct search and rescue for 4 pet cats

A fierce blaze broke out at a sixth-storey HDB unit at Block 886B along Woodlands Drive 50 last Saturday, but thanks to the efforts of Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF)...

Gear up for the world’s first vintage Vespa sidecar tour service in Singapore

Gear up for the world’s first vintage Vespa sidecar tour service in Singapore

If ever you tire of exploring Singapore on foot, or you wonder what else there is to see what you haven’t already, jump on board a tour with Sideways for a different...

Downtown Line 3 gets blessed up by various religious leaders before its official launch next month

Downtown Line 3 gets blessed up by various religious leaders before its official launch next month

As far as Singapore’s train operations are concerned, there can never be enough prayers in the world to make it run without breakdowns during times when we need it the most. So...

Chinese embassy in Singapore distributes new etiquette guidebook at Changi Airport to tourists from China

Chinese embassy in Singapore distributes new etiquette guidebook at Changi Airport to tourists from China

Tourists from China have gained a notorious reputation for behaving terribly in foreign countries over the last few years. Their infamous antics aside, Chinese travelers actually...

Singaporean fined $2k for abusing tourist refund scheme to get tax-free Rolex watch

Singaporean fined $2k for abusing tourist refund scheme to get tax-free Rolex watch

A Singaporean man was fined S$2,000 (US$1,480) for receiving a tax-free Rolex watch from his mother-in-law, who brought it duty-free as a gift for the couple when she visited...

Kite Tales co-founder takes on Myanmar racism with powerful storytelling

Kite Tales co-founder takes on Myanmar racism with powerful storytelling

“My heart has been breaking in the past few weeks,” writes Myanmar journalist Thin Lei Win in a Facebook post that has been shared hundreds of times since Sunday. This...

Myanmar Times publishes epic takedown by sassy Sanchaung subscriber

Myanmar Times publishes epic takedown by sassy Sanchaung subscriber

The Myanmar Times took another step today in its ongoing journey to find itself when it published a letter to the editor that scathingly questions a recent editorial decision...

Myanmar searches for more Hindu corpses as mass grave unearthed

Myanmar searches for more Hindu corpses as mass grave unearthed

by Aidan JONES / Hla-Hla HTAY Myanmar troops on Monday searched for dozens of missing Hindu villagers feared dead after the discovery of a grave containing 28 corpses in Rakhine...

‘No way back’ in Myanmar’s crucible of communal hate

‘No way back’ in Myanmar’s crucible of communal hate

by Aidan JONES Hindus once sold food to Rohingyas, spoke the same language and even cut the hair of their Muslim neighbors. But co-existence among the collage of ethnicities in...

Jewish leaders urge Israel to ‘shun evil’ by halting military aid to Myanmar

Jewish leaders urge Israel to ‘shun evil’ by halting military aid to Myanmar

A group of 54 Israeli religious leaders, including rabbis, educators, and former government ministers, signed an open letter last week urging the Israeli government to cease all...

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Gear up for the world’s first vintage Vespa sidecar tour service in Singapore

Gear up for the world’s first vintage Vespa sidecar tour service in Singapore

If ever you tire of exploring Singapore on foot, or you wonder what else there is to see what you haven’t already, jump on board a tour with Sideways for a different...

K-pop star Sandara Park’s brother back in PH after 10 years

K-pop star Sandara Park’s brother back in PH after 10 years

2NE1’s Sandara “Dara” Park and her brother Sang-hyu “Thunder” Park, a former member of boy group MBLAQ, are back in their second home — the...

Are they or aren’t they? Filipino actor John Lloyd Cruz posts sweet message to actress Ellen Adarna on Instagram

Are they or aren’t they? Filipino actor John Lloyd Cruz posts sweet message to actress Ellen Adarna on Instagram

While Filipino actress and model Ellen Adarna and actor John Lloyd Cruz haven’t admitted the status of their relationship yet, they’re obviously into each other. Cruz...

Filipino celebrities take ‘promposal’ trend to the next level for Star Magic Ball

Filipino celebrities take ‘promposal’ trend to the next level for Star Magic Ball

“Promposals” are a big trend among high-schoolers today. For the uninitiated, these are elaborate (sometimes over the top) ways of proposing to a prom date. The Star...

Myanmar cartoonists lead media-jeering as Rohingya flee

Myanmar cartoonists lead media-jeering as Rohingya flee

Cartoons taking aim at Rohingya Muslims are spreading rapidly across social media in mainly Buddhist Myanmar, where public opinion on the crisis stands in stark contrast to the...

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