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Flat Attack: National newspaper asks readers to weigh in on what shape they think the Earth is

Last Friday, as Chinese scientists were breaking new ground into the quantum pigeonhole effect, and a group in California were isolating an early onset Alzheimer’s gene mutation, some Malaysian minds were toiling on a far more pressing matter. Perpetuating the raging debate that ended when Magellan didn’t fall off a ledge as he...

Fake news makes targets of Hong Kong’s South Asian community

Two viral videos set off a racially-tinged social media firestorm last week after they purported to show men of South...

Fake news makes targets of Hong Kong’s South Asian community

President Jokowi denies using hidden earpiece and pen/communicator to cheat in debate

It’s not an Indonesian presidential debate if every moment is not carefully replayed, analyzed and scrutinized. A...

President Jokowi denies using hidden earpiece and pen/communicator to cheat in debate

Fierce dog stops parade in its tracks, pushes one street performer to climb tricycle’s roof

This dog is the real showstopper at this street parade. Facebook user Deanna Gozum Manuel shared a now-viral video on...

Fierce dog stops parade in its tracks, pushes one street performer to climb tricycle’s roof

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Filipino tourist drowns while swimming at Petitenget Beach

Filipino tourist drowns while swimming at Petitenget Beach

A Filipino national has died after strong currents on Seminyak’s popular Petitenget Beach swept him out to sea on Friday evening. Talking on Saturday, the head of the Badung...

Ubud residents chase down German tourist for stealing T-shirt

Ubud residents chase down German tourist for stealing T-shirt

A German national who allegedly attempted to steal a T-shirt from an Ubud clothing store on Saturday was made short work of by members of the local community, who chased him down...

Spring Spa Review: Here’s what went down in our first-ever facial at Canggu ‘it’ spa

Spring Spa Review: Here’s what went down in our first-ever facial at Canggu ‘it’ spa

We love tropical island life and the warm weather that comes with it, but Bali can be a b*tch if you’ve got sensitive, oily, breakout-prone skin like we do. After...

Mother of 3 allegedly tricked Bali widower into marriage before pocketing IDR1.4 billion of his money

Mother of 3 allegedly tricked Bali widower into marriage before pocketing IDR1.4 billion of his money

A Singaraja woman, accused of committing fraud up to the value of IDR1.4 billion (US$99,103) against her ex-husband, was tried at the state district court yesterday. The...

Garuda group cutting 20% off all domestic ticket prices following deal to drop jet fuel prices

Garuda group cutting 20% off all domestic ticket prices following deal to drop jet fuel prices

The 20% cut applies to not just to Garuda Indonesia domestic flights but also those of its subsidiary airlines Citilink and Sriwijaya Air — starting today

3 in 5 Thais support same-sex civil partnerships: survey

3 in 5 Thais support same-sex civil partnerships: survey

Thailand, which on Christmas Day became the first Southeast Asian country to legalize medical marijuana, now stands at the doorway of another potential historic first in the...

Drunk Thai man rams car into furniture store, setting it on fire and causing THB80 million damage (VIDEO)

Drunk Thai man rams car into furniture store, setting it on fire and causing THB80 million damage (VIDEO)

An allegedly inebriated Thai man plowed his car into a furniture store in the wee hours of this morning, setting it ablaze and causing over THB80 million (about US$2.6 million) in...

Thai National Astronomical Research Institute tells netizens to look to the skies this week

Thai National Astronomical Research Institute tells netizens to look to the skies this week

Exciting things are happening in the sky this week, and no, it’s not smog-related. The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) today is inviting netizens to...

Bangkok developer brings urban living revolution to the heart of Bangkok

Bangkok developer brings urban living revolution to the heart of Bangkok

| Coconuts Bangkok x Triple Y Residence | Catching up with Samyan’s newest friendly condominium.

Python slithers into Thai man’s car, evades capture and refuses to leave (PHOTO)

Python slithers into Thai man’s car, evades capture and refuses to leave (PHOTO)

Our regular readers might have started feeling that Coconuts Bangkok was about due for another bizarre snake incident to report on — and they’d be right. A python...

What not to do: Video of people throwing bag at wild boar goes viral

What not to do: Video of people throwing bag at wild boar goes viral

In the spirit of the Year of the Pig, and with an ever-increasing number of boar run-ins besetting Hongkongers, perhaps it’s time for a reminder of what not to do when you...

Fake news makes targets of Hong Kong’s South Asian community

Fake news makes targets of Hong Kong’s South Asian community

Two viral videos set off a racially-tinged social media firestorm last week after they purported to show men of South Asian descent brutally attacking and robbing women in Hong...

‘Mandarin Marilyn Monroe,’ famous for song about barbecue pork buns, dies aged 82

‘Mandarin Marilyn Monroe,’ famous for song about barbecue pork buns, dies aged 82

Diana Chang Chung-wen, one of Hong Kong’s brightest starlets from 1960s, has passed away at the age of 82. Headline Daily reports that Chung’s family confirmed today...

Money Laundering: Woman wanted for stealing US$9,000 from coat in laundromat machine

Money Laundering: Woman wanted for stealing US$9,000 from coat in laundromat machine

If anyone needed a reminder to always check your pockets before chucking your laundry into the wash, here’s a cautionary tale from a florist who found herself short of...

Netizens ‘not lovin’ it’ after McDonald’s announces HK$1 charge for extra McWings chilli sauce

Netizens ‘not lovin’ it’ after McDonald’s announces HK$1 charge for extra McWings chilli sauce

There are some things in life that are just meant to be free: a glass of water in a restaurant, universal primary and secondary education, and, perhaps most importantly, the...

President Jokowi denies using hidden earpiece and pen/communicator to cheat in debate

President Jokowi denies using hidden earpiece and pen/communicator to cheat in debate

It’s not an Indonesian presidential debate if every moment is not carefully replayed, analyzed and scrutinized. A couple of those moments from last night’s debate between...

Motorcycle taxi driver in Solo killed in accident while delivering food order

Motorcycle taxi driver in Solo killed in accident while delivering food order

Having been accustomed to the everyday conveniences of ojek (motorcycle taxi) drivers provide to us, it’s sometimes easy to take them for granted and realize that life on the...

West Java Police uncover 1.5 ha field of cannabis camouflaged in Purwakarta

West Java Police uncover 1.5 ha field of cannabis camouflaged in Purwakarta

Police say the grower camouflaged his cannabis crop with corn, cayenne peppers and papayas. Wonder how police dispose of the 1,300 ready-to-harvest plants they found?

Police questioning witnesses in ‘firecracker’ explosion near presidential debate venue

Police questioning witnesses in ‘firecracker’ explosion near presidential debate venue

The Jakarta Metro Police are questioning witnesses related to a small explosion near the presidential debate venue yesterday evening, which, according to some reports, injured at...

Forests and/or pants on fire?: Fact-checking Jokowi’s ‘no fires for 3 years’ statement

Forests and/or pants on fire?: Fact-checking Jokowi’s ‘no fires for 3 years’ statement

The president's claim has, not-so ironically, come under fire for perhaps being something of an overstatement...

Flat Attack: National newspaper asks readers to weigh in on what shape they think the Earth is

Flat Attack: National newspaper asks readers to weigh in on what shape they think the Earth is

Last Friday, as Chinese scientists were breaking new ground into the quantum pigeonhole effect, and a group in California were isolating an early onset Alzheimer’s gene...

Malaysia doubles down on push to renegotiate water prices with Singapore

Malaysia doubles down on push to renegotiate water prices with Singapore

The water tastes salty.

[UPDATE]: RM10,000 reward offered for information on vicious attack on woman in MRT lift

[UPDATE]: RM10,000 reward offered for information on vicious attack on woman in MRT lift

UPDATE: Police announced moments ago that they have identified the suspect in the clip. We’ll keep you updated as more information becomes available. Local Kepong MP Lim Lip...

Minister alleges assault at weekend event, notorious attention-seeker arrested

Minister alleges assault at weekend event, notorious attention-seeker arrested

Over the weekend, political animals converged on the area that will soon be the setting to Malaysia’s latest by-election, Semenyih, as party nominations were announced....

Good Vibes Only: Andrew Netto is back on the mic at The Joke Factory this weekend

Good Vibes Only: Andrew Netto is back on the mic at The Joke Factory this weekend

It’s not a secret, readers — we here at Coconuts KL love a good laugh — at ourselves, at the dire state of things, also at people falling over on YouTube. This...

Drunk Iranian tourist arrested for allegedly assaulting cop in Puerto Galera

Drunk Iranian tourist arrested for allegedly assaulting cop in Puerto Galera

Everyone should know this by now. Assaulting a uniformed police officer — especially if done out of spite — never ends well. An Iranian national was arrested...

Fierce dog stops parade in its tracks, pushes one street performer to climb tricycle’s roof

Fierce dog stops parade in its tracks, pushes one street performer to climb tricycle’s roof

This dog is the real showstopper at this street parade. Facebook user Deanna Gozum Manuel shared a now-viral video on Saturday of a black dog breaking up a street performance when...

PH Tourism department introduces new font ‘Barabara’ inspired by local hand-painted signs 

PH Tourism department introduces new font ‘Barabara’ inspired by local hand-painted signs 

The Philippines is the home of a lot of amazing artists, many of whom are self-taught. They come up with colorful, unique, and sometimes witty signs which are used in stores,...

Senator Grace Poe says she has no plans to run again for president in 2022

Senator Grace Poe says she has no plans to run again for president in 2022

Philippine Senator Grace Poe today dismissed the idea that she will be running again for the presidency in 2022. In an interview at the Blumentritt Market in Manila where...

Filipino tourist drowns while swimming at Bali’s Petitenget Beach

Filipino tourist drowns while swimming at Bali’s Petitenget Beach

A Filipino has died after strong currents on Seminyak, Bali’s popular Petitenget Beach swept him out to sea on Friday evening. Talking on Saturday, the head of the Badung...

Select Yangon streets closed for Hong Kong film shoot

Select Yangon streets closed for Hong Kong film shoot

Downtown Yangon traffic is about to get a whole lot worse this week thanks to planned road closures and diversions that will accommodate a Hong Kong action film shoot, police have...

Two men sentenced to death by Yangon court over U Ko Ni murder

Two men sentenced to death by Yangon court over U Ko Ni murder

A Yangon court this morning sentenced two men to death for the January 2017 assassination of NLD legal adviser and constitutional law expert U Ko Ni, while two accomplices were...

New FB group brings fishy memes to Burmese teens

New FB group brings fishy memes to Burmese teens

From snarky historical references (who would win, two of the largest armies in the world or a random guy with a weird looking hat, i.e. General Aung San) to heated discussions...

Irish city of Galway latest to rescind award from Aung San Suu Kyi over inaction on Rohingya

Irish city of Galway latest to rescind award from Aung San Suu Kyi over inaction on Rohingya

The small city of Galway, Ireland, has become the latest member of the “Ex Aung San Suu Kyi Fan Club”, joining numerous other institutions that have stripped honors away from...

Rubber bullets fly on Union Day as thousands protest Aung San statue

Rubber bullets fly on Union Day as thousands protest Aung San statue

Police fired rubber bullets into a crowd of several thousand demonstrators in eastern Myanmar on Tuesday, activists said, as protests mount over a new and controversial statue....

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‘Mandarin Marilyn Monroe,’ famous for song about barbecue pork buns, dies aged 82

‘Mandarin Marilyn Monroe,’ famous for song about barbecue pork buns, dies aged 82

Diana Chang Chung-wen, one of Hong Kong’s brightest starlets from 1960s, has passed away at the age of 82. Headline Daily reports that Chung’s family confirmed today...

PH Tourism department introduces new font ‘Barabara’ inspired by local hand-painted signs 

PH Tourism department introduces new font ‘Barabara’ inspired by local hand-painted signs 

The Philippines is the home of a lot of amazing artists, many of whom are self-taught. They come up with colorful, unique, and sometimes witty signs which are used in stores,...

Kelsey Merritt now a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2019 ‘rookie’

Kelsey Merritt now a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2019 ‘rookie’

Model Kelsey Merritt is on a roll. After becoming the first Filipino model to walk the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show last year, she is now Sports Illustrated Swimsuit...

Marvel to introduce new Filipina superhero in May

Marvel to introduce new Filipina superhero in May

Marvel will be introducing new characters this May and one of them happens to be a kickass Filipina. Named Wave, she will be introduced in the new series War of the Realms:...

Filipino nurse gets standing ovation from ‘Ireland’s Got Talent’ judges

Filipino nurse gets standing ovation from ‘Ireland’s Got Talent’ judges

Although he was nervous, 29-year-old Filipino nurse Rodelle Borja brought the house down and got a standing ovation from all judges when he performed his rendition of Elvis...

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