Trump invites Duterte to Washington for talks

US President Donald Trump on Saturday invited his Philippine counterpart to Washington in a “friendly” call in which the leaders discussed Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs and their countries’ alliance, the White House said....

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Kiwi arrested after Lombok police allegedly find three types of drugs in his iPad case

A New Zealander was reportedly arrested in Indonesia after Lombok police allegedly found three different types of drugs in his iPad case. Auckland native, Darren Lee Wong was...

Kiwi arrested after Lombok police allegedly find three types of drugs in his iPad case

Mining accident takes lives of two female workers on Bali’s Nusa Penida

Two female miners have reportedly died during a landslide on Bali’s Nusa Penida. One of the deceased was just a teenager while the other was a senior citizen. Nusa Penida, a...

Mining accident takes lives of two female workers on Bali’s Nusa Penida

Australian woman posted #nohelmet video just days before dying in Canggu motorbike crash

An Australian woman who died in Canggu, Bali after crashing a motorbike, had posted a video to her Instagram just days before her death with the tag #nohelmet. Ella Makeesha...

Australian woman posted #nohelmet video just days before dying in Canggu motorbike crash

Ganja-flavored Indomie: Man would mix marijuana with instant noodles to treat ailments, Bali police not on board with that home remedy

There’s nothing like a good home remedy, but if your concoction happens to contain a prohibited substance like marijuana, police in Bali are not going to let that fly—no...

Ganja-flavored Indomie: Man would mix marijuana with instant noodles to treat ailments, Bali police not on board with that home remedy

Bali burglar gets swift mob beating before being ‘rescued’ and arrested by police

An alleged burglar was arrested in Nusa Dua, Bali, but only after some old fashioned Indonesian vigilantism. Martinus Vivied Andrian, 40, was battered by an angry mob but...

Bali burglar gets swift mob beating before being ‘rescued’ and arrested by police

Coconuts Bali

Coconuts Bali is the leading English source of local news in Bali, (Pulau Dewata, Island of the Gods) and we operate exclusively online. We run up to date news stories on a daily basis, from across the island, covering a number of relevant issues, from crime, to health, to transportation, to urban development. From Badung in the south to Buleleng in the north, from Jembrana in the west, to Karangasem in the east, and everything in between (we see you, Ubud), our scope is literally island-wide. We especially love breaking those quirky stories that you would find in the metro news section of your local paper. Cows invading the main road? On it! Super old human skulls uncovered in some random village? We’re there! No one else is really translating those stories from bahasa Indonesia over to English in Bali—except for us. Meanwhile, if there is a big international story that the foreign press is actually reporting on (usually involving Australians or other bule aka foreigners in trouble with the law in Bali) we are also all over it, running updates at lightning speed, and aggregating all the most important and interesting slices of what is happening. And about the net, of course we are on top of all that is viral and buzzed about on social media when it comes to this island. Seriously, we live on social media, which happens to be dominated by Facebook and Instagram in Bali. Get your Bali scoop here, you heard it here first.

5 fascinating facts about Bangkok’s iconic The House on Sathorn

| Coconuts Bangkok x W Bangkok | Any BTS-takers who regularly squish themselves on the Silom line would have seen this architect’s dream a bunch of times. But not many know the...

5 fascinating facts about Bangkok’s iconic The House on Sathorn

It’s Friday, so here’s a video of a French Bulldog dancing to happy music

This dog is all of us on Friday. We came across this video of Pierre and Je t’aime, French Bulldog celebrities in Thailand, and hope it’ll get you in a party mood....

It’s Friday, so here’s a video of a French Bulldog dancing to happy music

Death sentence for Artur Segarra unlikely to end in execution, experts say why

Spaniard Artur Segarra, accused of the murder of compatriot David Bernat, was sentenced to death by a Bangkok court on April 21 and transferred to Bangkwang Prison, better known...

Death sentence for Artur Segarra unlikely to end in execution, experts say why

Songkran recap: Experiencing the magic of the Thai way of life

| Coconuts Bangkok x ThaiBev | The beautifully decorated festival, complete with Thai music and dancing, was held throughout the four regions of Thailand, so that every visitor to...

Songkran recap: Experiencing the magic of the Thai way of life

Thai actress speaks up about her Big Nick

A Thai actress famous for one movie in 2001 recently found herself back in the media spotlight due to attention on her Instagram feed, which is flooded with adorable photos of her...

Thai actress speaks up about her Big Nick

Coconuts Bangkok

Coconuts is life in Bangkok for expats and English-speaking Thais. We cover every happening, controversy and social media scandal that the city can conjure up. When you think of what’s happening in Bangkok, think of us. We’re so much more than your staid daily newspaper or your boring food blog, we offer insight and edge that you can’t get anywhere else. At Coconuts, we’re not afraid to say what’s really happening, and what’s really on our collective minds. Haters be damned! When you need to know about every must-try dish, must-sip drink, must-hear band, and must-visit shop in Bangkok, Coconuts has you covered. From the coolest craft beer brewers to the hippest bespoke cocktail bars to the location of every fattening food truck, we’ve got you covered. And when it’s time to buy bigger clothes after too many Daniel Thaiger burgers or find the best Thai hangover cure after a few too many Siam mojitos, we’ve got you there as well. When it’s not time to eat and drink (really, is that anytime in Bangkok?) we offer the edgiest photo-essays, the most thought-provoking features, and around-the-clock breaking news coverage that stretches all the way from Pathum Thani to the Chao Phraya riverside and back again. We’ll take you from the city’s literal and figurative underground dens of deviance and vice to the very top of the most hi-so sky bar that the city has to offer. Feel like touching the stars, anyone? If so, look no further than Coconuts Bangkok.

Hong Kong pulls out stops to mark 20 years of Chinese rule

A multi-million-dollar program of events in Hong Kong will mark 20 years since the city was handed back to China by colonial ruler Britain, but critics say the show is out of...

Hong Kong pulls out stops to mark 20 years of Chinese rule

Gay civil servant wins spousal benefits for husband in landmark court case

In a rare win for Hong Kong’s LGBTQ community, a gay senior immigration officer has won the right to receive the same spousal benefits as his straight colleagues. Leung...

Gay civil servant wins spousal benefits for husband in landmark court case

Win tickets to WEST SIDE STORY: Broadway fan favorite debuts in Hong Kong this May

| Coconuts Hong Kong x Lunchbox Theatrical Productions | You don’t have to be a discerning thespian or a self-proclaimed drama geek to appreciate this theater news: The ultimate...

Win tickets to WEST SIDE STORY: Broadway fan favorite debuts in Hong Kong this May

Hong Kong woman who killed ‘noisy’ infant son jailed for eight years

A Hong Kong woman who killed her infant son by violently shaking, pinching and slapping him for crying too noisily has been jailed. Leung Siu-fong, 31, was sentenced to eight...

Hong Kong woman who killed ‘noisy’ infant son jailed for eight years

Minibus and van collide in Sai Kung, three people injured

Three people were injured after a minibus and minivan collided into each other early this morning in Sai Kung. At around 6:23am, a Sha Tin-bound Gogovan driving down Sai Sha Road...

Minibus and van collide in Sai Kung, three people injured

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 is here to bring you all the information you need on our bustling metropolis. Whether we’re reporting on hard news, happy hour deals that sound too good to be true, or an oft-overlooked aspect of local culture, we’ve got you covered on everything fresh and juicy that’s happening on our 200-odd islands. Having cut our teeth on the mass Occupy protests of 2014, we’ve got a passion for covering Hong Kong’s political highs and lows, from serious features on council elections to looking at lighthearted memes about well-known politicians, which showcase our trademark humour and eye for virality. While we pride ourselves on our tongue-in-cheek and often irreverent voice, there’s also room for gravity over here in the Fragrant Harbour, which is best demonstrated by our in-depth multimedia features on any and all Hong Kong-relevant topics which catch our eye, be they intangible local traditions, the stories of outstanding individuals making their mark on society, or even a detailed breakdown of how Hong Kong’s portrayed in video games. But we wouldn’t be where we are today without our soft spot for animal stories, hunger for the hottest eats in town, and eagerness to share our tried-and-tested travel tips with all you lovely readers (a.k.a. Coconauts). Think of us as your knowledgeable best friend who’s quick with a snarky quip (when appropriate, of course), handy with an internet connection, and always there for you.

Ancestors of Flores ‘hobbits’ may have been pioneers of first ‘human’ migration out of Africa

In the most widely accepted model of human evolution today, the first emergence of hominins out of Africa involved Homo erectus, and happened some time after 2m years ago. But...

Ancestors of Flores ‘hobbits’ may have been pioneers of first ‘human’ migration out of Africa

Taiwanese man agrees to circumcision in order to marry Indonesian woman

Such is the power of love that a Taiwanese man was willing to part with the tip of his manhood to marry the Indonesian woman he

Taiwanese man agrees to circumcision in order to marry Indonesian woman

Indonesian telco Telkomsel website defaced by hacker who really hates their mobile plans, netizens rejoice

Indonesian netizens are rejoicing in droves after the official website of the country’s largest telco, Telkomsel, was hacked and defaced this

Indonesian telco Telkomsel website defaced by hacker who really hates their mobile plans, netizens rejoice

Female clerics declare fatwa against child marriage in Indonesia

Female clerics on Thursday issued an unprecedented fatwa against child marriage in Indonesia in a bid to stop young girls becoming brides in the world's most populous Muslim...

Female clerics declare fatwa against child marriage in Indonesia

5 Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Long Weekend (April 28 – May 1)

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5 Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Long Weekend (April 28 – May 1)

Coconuts Jakarta

Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, is famous for a few things: traffic, floods, chaos and traffic. But there’s so much more to this big crazy metropolis than meets the eye, and it’s all those hidden wonders - the hilarious, the heartbreaking, the beautiful, the delicious - that we at Coconuts Jakarta hope to bring to our readers (plus, all the latest and greatest ways to complain about the traffic). And not just about the capital, but all of Indonesia. We are the alternative English-language news site about the country of 250 million, always striving to bring readers the latest stories that aren’t getting covered in the mainstream media. We cover fast-breaking news on everything from politics to pop culture, with a special emphasis on what’s blowing up and going viral on the Indonesian interwebs. For those living in Jakarta, we offer independent, critical recommendations on the best art exhibitions, cultural events and music gigs happening in the capital, with weekly guides on how you can best spend your precious free time. And of course, we’re constantly looking for the best eats that Jakarta can offer - from guides to the capital’s amazing street food to honest reviews of the latest high-end culinary hotspots, Coconuts Jakarta is one of the few offering critical takes for discerning foodies. While we’re best known for seeking out the latest viral phenomenons, Coconuts Jakarta is also serious about trying to add to the conversation with longer in-depth features, thought-provoking opinion pieces and insightful columns. We believe in Indonesia’s creed of Bhinneka Tunggal Ika ("Unity in Diversity") and always try to uphold and fight for the rights of all Indonesians who are discriminated against because of their race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.

Woman loses RM117K, claims victim of hex

An elderly woman in Ipoh found herself the victim of what she claims is a hex. The 70-year old was robbed of nearly RM117,000 after she was approached by a woman in Ipoh’s...

Woman loses RM117K, claims victim of hex

Government goes after “fake news” on WhatsApp, might be able to help you with that spamming auntie

Unsure about how to get your aunties to stop blasting the family chat with chain mail? Sending messages telling you to forward to 12 other people in 24-hours, or risk detonating a...

Government goes after “fake news” on WhatsApp, might be able to help you with that spamming auntie

Religious school not accountable in death of 11-year old

Less than 24-hours after Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Gadaffi was declared dead from a beating by the assistant warden at his religious school in Johor, the institution has passed...

Religious school not accountable in death of 11-year old

Water cuts for 48-hours across Kuala Lumpur and PJ

Aiyo. Start hoarding your water now, kids. The Malaysian water supplier Syabas, has reported that there will be water disruption over the next two days. The areas affected? You...

Water cuts for 48-hours across Kuala Lumpur and PJ

Malaysia-based ponzi scheme loses RM250 million in “hack”

Earlier this week, we reported that Penang-based Forex trading company JJPTR had reportedly stopped paying investors their promised 20% monthly returns, with no explanation. Now...

Malaysia-based ponzi scheme loses RM250 million in “hack”

Coconuts KL

You will never know the real Kuala Lumpur at first glance. We’ve heard it all before. Shopping malls, more shopping malls, and dirty hawker food. There's no beach, and the sidewalks will end under your feet. We like it that way. You need to see what’s hidden behind the batik, and concrete. Only then will you see that our city shines bright: gleaming steel during the day, and neon lights by night. You will love KL if you get subtext, the absurd, and above all, the best food in Southeast Asia. No wait, the best food in the whole world. Walk down the street and see that East meets West, meets the Straits. We love plurality here. We thrive on it. It’s what makes the engine of our city run late into the night and into the next morning. Take a longer look, a different path and you’ll be rewarded. World-famous after-parties, where nobody sleeps until the last DJ is left standing. Food made by the recipe’s originator, cooked from decades-old woks, seasoned to perfection. Forests in the middle of the city, where you can have your lunch next to a family of macaques. And most importantly, some of the craziest news and most unbelievable headlines on planet Earth. KL is the coolest city you will ever meet, in the least assuming way possible. You just need the right guide, and that’s where we come in. The latest news, events and places to go in our beloved city, all here. See you soon.

Trump invites Duterte to Washington for talks

US President Donald Trump on Saturday invited his Philippine counterpart to Washington in a “friendly” call in which the leaders discussed Rodrigo Duterte’s war...

Trump invites Duterte to Washington for talks

Communist rebels attack food plant in Davao City

  Communist rebels attacked the Lapanday Foods Corporation in Davao City Saturday, torching equipment and seizing firearms from the company’s security guards. A...

Communist rebels attack food plant in Davao City

Explosion in Manila’s Quiapo district injures 11

At least 11 people were injured in an explosion Friday night along Quezon Boulevard, near the Quiapo Church in Manila, police said. National Capital Region Police Office regional...

Explosion in Manila’s Quiapo district injures 11

China set for diplomatic win at ASEAN Summit in Manila?

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is on Saturday set to weaken Southeast Asian resistance to Chinese expansionism in the contested South China Sea as he hosts a regional...

China set for diplomatic win at ASEAN Summit in Manila?

Oh look, this coconut tree is twisted (and we love it!)

You know we love strange. And this twisted coconut tree is so strangely beautiful — we just can’t ignore it. As you can see in these photos taken by Hero Bacuño at a coconut...

Oh look, this coconut tree is twisted (and we love it!)

Coconuts Manila

Noisy jeepneys, crazy politicians, unbelievable traffic, beautiful tourist spots, glorious ube, and an interesting bunch of people — Coconuts Manila is here to tell you all about the latest happenings in the city you love and hate. We have your daily dose of hip and juicy updates from Manila and other parts of the Philippines: from super digestible political news to viral photos, from extensive city guides to cute dog videos, from food reviews to the latest showbiz scoop. Got time? Read our features section, where we take an in-depth look at the most interesting subcultures, personalities and places in the country. Need a light read while waiting for your ride? Visit our lifestyle section for updates on showbiz, sports, tech and more. Planning a trip to the Philippines? We’ll gladly help! We have vacation tips and super fun holiday ideas. Plus we also have food guides and restaurant reviews to help you choose the best grub spots when you’re in town. 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. There’s always something happening in this part of the world, and we want to keep you in the loop. Known for keeping things fun and authentic, Coconuts Manila is your spot for original, unfiltered and refreshing reads. We are best known for Carinderia Crawl, bizarre news, honest food features, and intriguing interviews. Make Coconuts Manila your daily habit!

Popular Japanese bakery Pablo is coming here soon, but don’t expect gooey molten cheese tarts

Not impressed by the fluffy cheese offerings from the likes of BAKE Cheese Tart, Crusty Oven or Flor Pâtisserie? You’ll just have to wait just a bit longer to bask in the warm...

Popular Japanese bakery Pablo is coming here soon, but don’t expect gooey molten cheese tarts

A Tale of Pirate Taxis: Why government regulations won’t help enterprising companies innovate

This article was first published on Libertarian Society Singapore Story by Davin Chee   Here’s something that you might’ve missed if you haven’t been...

A Tale of Pirate Taxis: Why government regulations won’t help enterprising companies innovate

Weekend Warrior: Apr 28-30

A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore. Friday, Apr 28 Back to sKool Unleash your inner kid as KidZania opens its doors just for adults at this one night...

Weekend Warrior: Apr 28-30

Man suffers cardiac arrest during holiday meant to celebrate wife’s cancer remission; daughter turns to crowdfunding

Fate has been especially cruel to 25-year-old Eileen Cheong and her family lately. Currently, her family is struggling with mounting hospitalisation bills induced by her...

Man suffers cardiac arrest during holiday meant to celebrate wife’s cancer remission; daughter turns to crowdfunding

WATCH: Some obnoxious ox taunting a cabbie by flashing his stack of $1K notes

In a late entry to April’s Roll of Honour for Assholes, an annoyingly aggro man has earned viral infamy for getting into an argument with a cabbie that culminated in… flashing...

WATCH: Some obnoxious ox taunting a cabbie by flashing his stack of $1K notes

Coconuts Singapore

From discovering secret neighborhood hangouts and taste-testing crazy food trends to spotlighting the wackiest kinds of phenomenon and unearthing little-known subcultures, the Coconuts Singapore team has its paws all over the Little Red Dot to showcase every nook and cranny of this unabashedly cosmopolitan city-state that we love. Fascinated by our country's culture, heritage, and history, we pen up-to-date, compelling reports that cover a range of buzzing topics such as current affairs, viral happenings, colorful characters, and important issues affecting different sectors of our community. All this with a generous heaping of snarky wisecracks and sassy pop culture references, of course — we’re in it for our faithful readers (and for the LOLs). If you need a witty dose of fresh and juicy news to distract you from your Monday blues, we're here for you; and if you're on the hunt for the newest and coolest spaces in town, we've totally got your back as well. With us, you can expect a no-holds-barred approach to stories – basically, we tell it like it is. When something’s cool, we’re all about going nuts over it and hailing it as the next big thing. But if it ain’t that great, you know we’ll be the first in line to give you the lowdown (safe to say, no PR speak here). So hop on board the Coco loco train and let us take you on a wild ride zooming through Singapore, from the good old heartlands (hello, Yishun) to the snazzy waters of Marina Bay.

[VIDEO] Myanmar’s skate punks break free from a repressed society

After years of repression, the government of Myanmar has started to loosen its on grip on society. Now, a once isolated society is finally getting a taste of the outside world,...

[VIDEO] Myanmar’s skate punks break free from a repressed society

Information minister likens October 9 Maungdaw attacks to 9/11

In today’s edition of “I Can’t Believe A Politician Just Said That,” Information Minister Pe Myint is giving President Trump a run for his money by comparing the Maungdaw...

Information minister likens October 9 Maungdaw attacks to 9/11

With logging ban lifted, Myanmar timber policy falls flat

Aung San Suu Kyi’s lackluster first year in power was perforated by at least one bold policy – a yearlong ban on logging across all of Myanmar. The ban was hailed by...

With logging ban lifted, Myanmar timber policy falls flat

Controversial Bogyoke Aung San Bridge opens in Mon State

Mon State Chief Minister Dr. Aye Zan announced the opening of the embattled Bogyoke Aung San Bridge today. For months, the bridge has been a point of contention between the NLD...

Controversial Bogyoke Aung San Bridge opens in Mon State

23 rights groups demand Myanmar’s cooperation in UN fact-finding mission

The Myanmar government should “fully cooperate” with a forthcoming United Nations Fact-Finding Mission into the human rights situation in at least Rakhine, Kachin, and Shan...

23 rights groups demand Myanmar’s cooperation in UN fact-finding mission

Coconuts Yangon

Smart, funny, and up-to-date, Coconuts Yangon will keep you in the know 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (okay not literally, we have working hours, and weekends off). As a city that’s seen an insane amount of growth in just the last few years, life in Yangon is never not exciting, to the point where it’s all a bit overwhelming at times. But don’t fret! We at Coconuts Yangon aim to deliver you everything from the latest restaurant buzz to viral Facebook posts to political happenings in detailed yet still bite-sized chunks. That being said, if you’re the kind of reader that prefers long reads, then (again) don’t fret — we also enjoy publishing longer interviews and personal essays on and by individuals that are doing something exciting, heartwarming, and/or just plain ol’ cool. But we’re not just about the words — in addition to our daily posts, we also enjoy dabbling in photo essays and videos that highlight different facets of life in Yangon that absolutely need to be shown, not told. (Psst, speaking of aspects of Yangon that need to be shown, feel free to follow us over on Instagram at coconutsyangon.) We also like to travel, so while most of our coverage pertains to Yangon, news from and on the rest of the country isn’t completely off-limits either. But at the end of the day though, Yangon is home, and it’s nice to know what’s going on at home. Hi, it’s great to meet you, we’re Coconuts Yangon.

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