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One of only two Malaysian UNESCO biosphere reserves ‘in danger of losing status’

Tasik Chini, the lake that serves as one of only two Malaysian UNESCO biosphere reserves, is potentially losing its prestigious status, according to Professor Dr Mushrifah Idris, who works for its research center. The picturesque body of water is located on Malaysia’s east coast, in the Pekan district of Pahang state, and covers a space of...

Thousands tune in to watch two men wolf down 1.3 kilos of Garden Bakery cookies

The world is full of people who have achieved greatness: Albert Einstein, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and these two men in...

Thousands tune in to watch two men wolf down 1.3 kilos of Garden Bakery cookies

Duterte supporters stage protest outside Rappler office to prove they’re not trolls

Two men who said they support President Rodrigo Duterte and his administration staged a protest yesterday outside the...

Duterte supporters stage protest outside Rappler office to prove they’re not trolls

‘Flying bulldog’: world’s largest bee rediscovered in Indonesia

The world's largest bee -- a giant insect roughly the size of a human thumb -- has been rediscovered in a remote part...

‘Flying bulldog’: world’s largest bee rediscovered in Indonesia

Gov’t pledges to remove racist poem from third-grade civics classes

You remember that terrible, horrible, no good, very racist poem in a third-grade textbook? The one we wrote about back...

Gov’t pledges to remove racist poem from third-grade civics classes

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Two Bali police officers get 4 years each for possession of .38 grams of meth

Two Bali police officers get 4 years each for possession of .38 grams of meth

Indonesian police officers are not immune to the country’s incredibly harsh drug laws. A pair of former Bali officers were sentenced yesterday to 4 years in prison and a fine of...

Drunken thugs gang up on Bali police officers on patrol in Kerobokan

Drunken thugs gang up on Bali police officers on patrol in Kerobokan

A group of youths armed with wooden beams surrounded and threatened a pair of Bali police officers whilst they were carrying out patrol duties in the Kerobokan area yesterday. The...

Hujan Locale, Revisited: Elevated Indonesian street food classics from ‘street food chef’ Will Meyrick

Hujan Locale, Revisited: Elevated Indonesian street food classics from ‘street food chef’ Will Meyrick

The “Indonesian-oriented” restaurant of regional celeb chef Will Meyrick, Hujan Locale up in Ubud, is known for hand-picking and sourcing local ingredients to make home-cooked...

Dojo and Hubud coworking spaces are joining forces from March onwards

Dojo and Hubud coworking spaces are joining forces from March onwards

As of March 1, two of Bali’s most beloved co-working venues, Dojo and Hubud, will merge under Dojo founder Michael Craig — and it’s a move that’ll likely...

Bali prosecutor denies British ‘immigration slapper’s’ torture allegations, new footage emerges

Bali prosecutor denies British ‘immigration slapper’s’ torture allegations, new footage emerges

The Badung Prosecutor has denied allegations from Auj-E Taqaddas — the Lahore-born British national who was sentenced to 6 months for slapping an Indonesian Immigration officer...

Bangkok woman gets smacked in the head with a pipe by complete stranger on way to work

Bangkok woman gets smacked in the head with a pipe by complete stranger on way to work

Bangkokians can rest easy tonight knowing that police have located the pipe-wielding woman who randomly smacked a stranger in the head with a long, blue PVC pipe as she walked to...

Elephant runs into tourists’ raft, overturning it and injuring one in Northern Thailand (VIDEO)

Elephant runs into tourists’ raft, overturning it and injuring one in Northern Thailand (VIDEO)

Footage of the moment a loose elephant runs wildly in a river before running into a tourist’s raft and overturning it and injuring one person, has gone viral and turned into a...

Coconuts Bangkok Directory Contest: Submit your event or business for a chance to win a free advertising campaign!

Coconuts Bangkok Directory Contest: Submit your event or business for a chance to win a free advertising campaign!

If you’ve been clicking around Coconuts lately, then you’ll have noticed the expansion of the Coco universe — our Coconuts Directory is up and running,...

Stick-wielding teen gang launch wild attack inside Thai 7-Eleven (video)

Stick-wielding teen gang launch wild attack inside Thai 7-Eleven (video)

An attack launched by numerous, stick-wielding teenagers took place inside a 7-Eleven in Northern Thailand in the wee hours of yesterday morning — a chaotic scene that was...

Bangkok Premiere: ‘Amadeus’ to be screened as Thai Philharmonic Orchestra plays along live (VIDEO)

Bangkok Premiere: ‘Amadeus’ to be screened as Thai Philharmonic Orchestra plays along live (VIDEO)

Tomorrow and Saturday, Bangkokians will have a chance to see Academy Award-winner “Amadeus” like they never have before — accompanied live by the Thailand Philharmonic...

Pro-dem figure Joshua Wong calls sentencing of Singaporean activist a ‘terrible injustice’

Pro-dem figure Joshua Wong calls sentencing of Singaporean activist a ‘terrible injustice’

The Nobel Peace Prize nominee has spoken.

Something Fishy Going On: HK gov’t investigating cases of puffer fish poisoning

Something Fishy Going On: HK gov’t investigating cases of puffer fish poisoning

So, you know how puffer fish is poisonous? Well, apparently several people didn’t, according to a government press release that reported that the Centre for Health Protection is...

WATCH: Singaporean man surprises girlfriend with motorbike-themed proposal in Hong Kong

WATCH: Singaporean man surprises girlfriend with motorbike-themed proposal in Hong Kong

At a carpark in Sai Kung’s Clear Water Bay, surrounded by dozens of old-school motorcycles, Jackson Chan got down on one knee and proposed to his biker girlfriend. Of...

Thousands tune in to watch two men wolf down 1.3 kilos of Garden Bakery cookies

Thousands tune in to watch two men wolf down 1.3 kilos of Garden Bakery cookies

The world is full of people who have achieved greatness: Albert Einstein, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and these two men in Hong Kong who managed to eat 176 cookies in less than 30...

Social media rallies around #SaudiSisters stranded in Hong Kong after escape attempt

Social media rallies around #SaudiSisters stranded in Hong Kong after escape attempt

Social media users today rallied around the cause of two Saudi sisters stranded in Hong Kong following a gripping CNN exclusive that revealed how Saudi officials had moved to...

‘Flying bulldog’: world’s largest bee rediscovered in Indonesia

‘Flying bulldog’: world’s largest bee rediscovered in Indonesia

The world's largest bee -- a giant insect roughly the size of a human thumb -- has been rediscovered in a remote part of Indonesia in its first sighting in nearly 40 years,...

Rossa and Super Junior to collaborate, marking start to K-pop agency SM Entertainment and Trans Media’s joint venture

Rossa and Super Junior to collaborate, marking start to K-pop agency SM Entertainment and Trans Media’s joint venture

The partnership between behemoth K-pop agency SM Entertainment and Indonesian media company Trans Media (along its parent company, CT Group), was signed last year but is finally...

MUI, 212 movement to both hold mass prayer events at Monas tonight

MUI, 212 movement to both hold mass prayer events at Monas tonight

Major roads surrounding Monas will be closed for tonight’s mass prayers.

Futurepublic | Coffee championships | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Feb 22-24)

Futurepublic | Coffee championships | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Feb 22-24)

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Villagers in Indonesia’s Mojokerto force relocation of Christian’s grave in Muslim cemetery

Villagers in Indonesia’s Mojokerto force relocation of Christian’s grave in Muslim cemetery

Being a religious minority in Indonesia can not only lead to struggles in life, but also after death, as illustrated in this latest story of yet another burial dispute based on...

Kuala Lumpur area man narrowly escapes home invasion by machete-wielding robbers

Kuala Lumpur area man narrowly escapes home invasion by machete-wielding robbers

A Puchong-area home owner is counting his lucky stars after be barely managed to keep a swarm of parang (machete) carrying thieves from invading his home yesterday afternoon....

One of only two Malaysian UNESCO biosphere reserves ‘in danger of losing status’

One of only two Malaysian UNESCO biosphere reserves ‘in danger of losing status’

Tasik Chini, the lake that serves as one of only two Malaysian UNESCO biosphere reserves, is potentially losing its prestigious status, according to Professor Dr Mushrifah...

Naike and Adidos: Police raid Chowkit mall and find nearly 12,000 pairs of counterfeit shoes

Naike and Adidos: Police raid Chowkit mall and find nearly 12,000 pairs of counterfeit shoes

Authorities seized nearly 12,000 pairs of sneakers, football boots and slippers from a Chowkit area mall yesterday in Kuala Lumpur. Reportedly, the shoes were being sold to...

No Dry Eyes: Kedah Fire and Rescue save a litter of puppies from burning field

No Dry Eyes: Kedah Fire and Rescue save a litter of puppies from burning field

Are your jaded hearts ready to get warmed a couple of degrees? Good, because we’ve got quite the story. A group of Fire and Rescue officers in Malaysia’s norther state of...

Cook, two assistants arrested after customers complain of hallucinations after eating nasi kandar

Cook, two assistants arrested after customers complain of hallucinations after eating nasi kandar

Unsettling news from the town of Teluk Intan, Perak, two hours outside Kuala Lumpur: Three individuals – a cook and his two assistants – were arrested yesterday, after several...

PH Foreign Affairs secretary in hot water for refusing to apologize for Duterte’s Holocaust remarks

PH Foreign Affairs secretary in hot water for refusing to apologize for Duterte’s Holocaust remarks

Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. is currently in hot water after he refused to apologize in a recent interview for President Rodrigo Duterte’s 2016...

Maritime police station chief arrested over alleged extortion; entire unit sacked

Maritime police station chief arrested over alleged extortion; entire unit sacked

The entire personnel of a maritime police station was laid off today after its chief was arrested by the Philippine National Police Counter Intelligence Task Force (PNP-CITF) in...

Man who allegedly killed celebrity makeup artist in 2017 arrested

Man who allegedly killed celebrity makeup artist in 2017 arrested

Authorities arrested yesterday the primary suspect in the killing of a celebrity makeup artist in 2017 in Dasmariñas City, Cavite province. The suspect was identified as John...

Duterte supporters stage protest outside Rappler office to prove they’re not trolls

Duterte supporters stage protest outside Rappler office to prove they’re not trolls

Two men who said they support President Rodrigo Duterte and his administration staged a protest yesterday outside the Pasig City office of embattled news website Rappler. Mark...

Woman caught delivering bread meth-loaf to inmate

Woman caught delivering bread meth-loaf to inmate

Bread can come with all sorts of fillings but this, by far, must be the strangest one. A woman was arrested when shabu (meth) was found hidden inside a loaf of bread she was...

Hong Kong democracy icon Joshua Wong calls sentencing of Jolovan Wham a ‘terrible injustice’

Hong Kong democracy icon Joshua Wong calls sentencing of Jolovan Wham a ‘terrible injustice’

The Nobel Peace Prize nominee has spoken.

Join us for a Coconuts Colloquium on Subscription Businesses and Paying for Content

Join us for a Coconuts Colloquium on Subscription Businesses and Paying for Content

In an online attention economy increasingly dominated by Facebook and fake news, media companies across Asia and the world are pivoting to quality and subscription models. How...

WATCH: Singaporean man surprises girlfriend with motorbike-themed proposal in Hong Kong

WATCH: Singaporean man surprises girlfriend with motorbike-themed proposal in Hong Kong

A pretty badass proposal.

#NOFILTER: Make the Foreo Luna 2 part of your daily skincare regimen

#NOFILTER: Make the Foreo Luna 2 part of your daily skincare regimen

| Coconuts Singapore x Foreo | Goodbye filters!

Singapore’s Peranakan Museum and Philatelic Museum to close this year for redevelopment

Singapore’s Peranakan Museum and Philatelic Museum to close this year for redevelopment

The renovation works will take one to two years.

Gov’t pledges to remove racist poem from third-grade civics classes

Gov’t pledges to remove racist poem from third-grade civics classes

You remember that terrible, horrible, no good, very racist poem in a third-grade textbook? The one we wrote about back in December that unabashedly stated they “hate mixed...

Coconuts Yangon Directory Contest: Submit your event or business for a chance to win a free advertising campaign!

Coconuts Yangon Directory Contest: Submit your event or business for a chance to win a free advertising campaign!

If you’ve been clicking around Coconuts lately, then you’ll have noticed the expansion of the Coco universe — our Coconuts Directory is up and running,...

Nine countries at UN seek to override China to raise Myanmar

Nine countries at UN seek to override China to raise Myanmar

The United States, France, Britain and six other countries on the UN Security Council have called for a meeting on Myanmar that is expected to face opposition from China,...

Local Myanmar singer-songwriter really really loves Superman (VIDEO)

Local Myanmar singer-songwriter really really loves Superman (VIDEO)

There are plenty of songs written about Superman but few that capture the adoration that local singer-songwriter Thang Paa shows for the caped hero in this, um … touching...

Two men drown after excavator plunges into river in Rakhine

Two men drown after excavator plunges into river in Rakhine

Two men drowned in Northern Rakhine state on Monday when the excavator one of them was operating toppled into a river, Burmese-language outlet Eleven Media is reporting. The...

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#NOFILTER: Make the Foreo Luna 2 part of your daily skincare regimen

#NOFILTER: Make the Foreo Luna 2 part of your daily skincare regimen

| Coconuts Singapore x Foreo | Goodbye filters!

Singapore’s Peranakan Museum and Philatelic Museum to close this year for redevelopment

Singapore’s Peranakan Museum and Philatelic Museum to close this year for redevelopment

The renovation works will take one to two years.

Filipino hand shadow artist gets Golden Buzzer on ‘Asia’s Got Talent’

Filipino hand shadow artist gets Golden Buzzer on ‘Asia’s Got Talent’

It’s time for #PinoyPride once again! A 20-year-old Filipino “hand shadow artist” received the Golden Buzzer in yesterday’s episode of Asia’s Got...

Rossa and Super Junior to collaborate, marking start to K-pop agency SM Entertainment and Trans Media’s joint venture

Rossa and Super Junior to collaborate, marking start to K-pop agency SM Entertainment and Trans Media’s joint venture

The partnership between behemoth K-pop agency SM Entertainment and Indonesian media company Trans Media (along its parent company, CT Group), was signed last year but is finally...

Futurepublic | Coffee championships | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Feb 22-24)

Futurepublic | Coffee championships | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Feb 22-24)

What are you doing this weekend?

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