Starry Night: Bali powers down for a day, gorgeous clear-night photos proliferate

Once a year, something magical happens in Bali. A post shared by @eleyfully on Mar 28, 2017 at 11:55pm PDT The Indonesian island celebrates the Balinese Hindu New Year, Nyepi. The holiday is marked by a “Day of Silence,” where tradition holds...

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David Beckham sparks anger online after lumping Hong Kong and China together

Ex-footballer David Beckham caused something of a stir online after he lumped...

David Beckham sparks anger online after lumping Hong Kong and China together

Actress Sarah Lian speaks out against “racist” exam question in Petaling Jaya school

Typically known for her hosting and acting work on TV (as well as being FHM...

Actress Sarah Lian speaks out against “racist” exam question in Petaling Jaya school

Woman dies after cosmetic surgery goes wrong in Ortigas clinic

A 29-year-old businesswoman has died following a cosmetic operation at a clinic...

Woman dies after cosmetic surgery goes wrong in Ortigas clinic

A district council in India is offering an all-expenses-paid trip to Singapore for villagers who build toilets at home

A Zilla Parishad (District Council) in India's Marathwada region of...

A district council in India is offering an all-expenses-paid trip to Singapore for villagers who build toilets at home

‘God orders us to forgive’: Saudi man pardons Indonesian domestic worker who allegedly killed his baby daughter

If ever there was an argument for religion or spirituality being truly...

‘God orders us to forgive’: Saudi man pardons Indonesian domestic worker who allegedly killed his baby daughter

Red Bull heir wanted for killing police officer in 2012 Ferrari wreck due in court tomorrow

Vorayudh "Boss" Yoovidhya, the Red Bull heir who is wanted on charges of...

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Over 500 Hindu inmates across Indonesia granted remissions for Nyepi

A number of Hindu prisoners in Indonesia are receiving prison sentence remissions in honor of the Balinese Hindu New Year, Nyepi, which fell on Tuesday. It’s customary in...

Over 500 Hindu inmates across Indonesia granted remissions for Nyepi

Starry Night: Bali powers down for a day, gorgeous clear-night photos proliferate

Once a year, something magical happens in Bali. A post shared by @eleyfully on Mar 28, 2017 at 11:55pm PDT The Indonesian island celebrates the Balinese Hindu New Year, Nyepi. The...

Starry Night: Bali powers down for a day, gorgeous clear-night photos proliferate

Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport back to business after shutdown for Nyepi

Ngurah Rai International Airport opened right back up again on Wednesday morning after taking a break in operations for the Balinese holy day, Nyepi. The airport was shut down for...

Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport back to business after shutdown for Nyepi

Two Australians denied entry into Bali over sex-offense cases back in Oz

Immigration officers stopped two Australians from entering Bali on separate occasions at Ngurah Rai International Airport last week. Australian, MNM, was denied entry on Friday...

Two Australians denied entry into Bali over sex-offense cases back in Oz

Day of Silence in Bali: At least four tourists caught wandering Kuta streets during Nyepi

Bali fell silent on Tuesday morning as the island powered down for the Balinese Hindu New Year Nyepi, the ‘Day of Silence,’ where people must stay inside, keep lights off, and...

Day of Silence in Bali: At least four tourists caught wandering Kuta streets during Nyepi

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.

PHOTO ESSAY: A peek inside Bangkok’s vintage-inspired barbershops

You see them everywhere: old-timey guys. With their high-waisted trousers, handlebar mustaches and grandfatherly eyeglasses, these dudes look like they stepped directly out of...

PHOTO ESSAY: A peek inside Bangkok’s vintage-inspired barbershops

German woman runs red light in BMW, awaits trial in Phuket jail cell after weird behavior (PHOTOS)

A German woman is currently being held at Phuket Provincial Court where she is awaiting trial after being stopped by police when she ran a red light in Chalong and proceeded to...

German woman runs red light in BMW, awaits trial in Phuket jail cell after weird behavior (PHOTOS)

Red Bull heir wanted for killing police officer in 2012 Ferrari wreck due in court tomorrow

Vorayudh “Boss” Yoovidhya, the Red Bull heir who is wanted on charges of killing a motorcycle policeman in a 2012 car wreck and fleeing the crime scene, is due in the...

Red Bull heir wanted for killing police officer in 2012 Ferrari wreck due in court tomorrow

Dog Days! Bring your pup to Onnut for 2 days of fun, learning and a human-canine race

Onnut’s Habito Mall has announced a weekend of quality activities for you and your favorite pup. On April 1-2, instead of making puppy dog eyes as you leave the house, you can...

Dog Days! Bring your pup to Onnut for 2 days of fun, learning and a human-canine race

Miraculous! 18 wild endangered tigers seen on camera living and breeding in Khao Yai (PHOTOS)

Yesterday, conservationists were thrilled to announce the discovery of a new breeding population of tigers in Thailand. They called it a “miraculous” victory for a...

Miraculous! 18 wild endangered tigers seen on camera living and breeding in Khao Yai (PHOTOS)

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.

WATCH: Aussie tourists BASE jump off high-rise in Tin Hau

Do you remember how excited everyone in Hong Kong was when Batman leapt off IFC 2 in “The Dark Knight”? We do. But, just like on-demand streaming, drone cameras, and...

WATCH: Aussie tourists BASE jump off high-rise in Tin Hau

Hong Kong convicts 2 men for ivory possession after using radiocarbon dating

A Hong Kong court has convicted two men for illegal possession of ivory chopsticks after radiocarbon dating proved it was produced after 1990 and therefore unlawful, local media...

Hong Kong convicts 2 men for ivory possession after using radiocarbon dating

David Beckham sparks anger online after lumping Hong Kong and China together

Ex-footballer David Beckham caused something of a stir online after he lumped Hong Kong and China together on social media. Beckham, who was in town recently as AIA’s new...

David Beckham sparks anger online after lumping Hong Kong and China together

Hong Kong lifts ban on Brazil meat imports, E.U. urges action

Hong Kong said yesterday it had lifted a ban on the import of Brazilian meat, removing one of the last blanket bans by a major importer, but strong words from an EU commissioner...

Hong Kong lifts ban on Brazil meat imports, E.U. urges action

Passenger allegedly thrown out of taxi by cabbie who refused hire

Police are looking for a taxi driver who allegedly threw a passenger out of his vehicle in Wan Chai early Saturday morning. The passenger, a woman of South Asian descent, got into...

Passenger allegedly thrown out of taxi by cabbie who refused hire

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).

Meteorology agency warns of potential for more hail in Jakarta

Yesterday, parts of East and South Jakarta saw some brief hail amid heavy rainstorms, another instance of the unusual weather phenomenon that the island of Java has been...

Meteorology agency warns of potential for more hail in Jakarta

Discrimination against LGBT individuals could cost Indonesia up to Rp 159 trillion per year: study

An individual who is constantly worried about being disowned by their own families, ostracized by their peers or attacked by an angry mob probably isn't going to be as...

Discrimination against LGBT individuals could cost Indonesia up to Rp 159 trillion per year: study

‘God orders us to forgive’: Saudi man pardons Indonesian domestic worker who allegedly killed his baby daughter

If ever there was an argument for religion or spirituality being truly transcendent, it’s definitely in stories like

‘God orders us to forgive’: Saudi man pardons Indonesian domestic worker who allegedly killed his baby daughter

President Joko Widodo says he’d consider restoring death penalty moratorium ‘If my people say OK’

Asked in an interview whether he would consider a moratorium, Jokowi said: "Why not? But I must ask my people. If my people say OK, they say yes, I will start to

President Joko Widodo says he’d consider restoring death penalty moratorium ‘If my people say OK’

VIDEO: Horrified search party slices open belly of giant python to find body of missing Indonesian man inside

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VIDEO: Horrified search party slices open belly of giant python to find body of missing Indonesian man inside

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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.

Actress Sarah Lian speaks out against “racist” exam question in Petaling Jaya school

Typically known for her hosting and acting work on TV (as well as being FHM Malaysia’s most wanted woman in 2008) Sarah Lian took to social media to bring up an important...

Actress Sarah Lian speaks out against “racist” exam question in Petaling Jaya school

Three Malaysian hostages kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf recovered in Philippines

Three Malaysian seamen kidnapped eight months ago by Muslim extremists have been found safe in the strife-torn southern Philippines, the country’s military chief said on...

Three Malaysian hostages kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf recovered in Philippines

Kim Jong-nam’s body to be released to his family in Macau

Forty-one days after he was assassinated in Malaysia, the remains of Kim Jong-nam will be repatriated to his family in Macau. Sun Daily reports that the body was released today by...

Kim Jong-nam’s body to be released to his family in Macau

‘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

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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!

Philippines, China to hold direct talks on sea row: Manila

China and the Philippines will hold direct talks on their maritime dispute in May, Filipino officials said Wednesday, as President Rodrigo Duterte seeks stronger economic ties...

Philippines, China to hold direct talks on sea row: Manila

Liza Soberano is getting ready for summer, and we’re lovin’ her look

Let’s admit it, Liza Sobreno looks good at any time of the year, but we’re so into this goregous girl’s summer look. The 19-year-old living goddess is the new brand...

Liza Soberano is getting ready for summer, and we’re lovin’ her look

Yum! Baskin Robbins releases 4 new flavors in time for summer

It’s that time of the year when the weather’s warmer and we are all in need of a cool treat — ice cream season, in other words. Lucky us, Baskin Robins is releasing new...

Yum! Baskin Robbins releases 4 new flavors in time for summer

Health department warns the public to check street food before eating them

Nothing beats the taste of fish balls and isaw served on the street, but getting sick is no fun, yes? With summer just around the corner, the Department of Health (DOH) warned the...

Health department warns the public to check street food before eating them

NY Times disputes ‘demolition job’ vs Duterte

The New York Times disputed Wednesday claims made by Malacanang that the stories they published about the drug war in the Philippines is part of a “demolition” against...

NY Times disputes ‘demolition job’ vs Duterte

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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!

Vietnamese man falls to his death from 15th-storey hotel room; body found decapitated in a drain

What was meant to be an enjoyable staycation ended in a horrible, gory tragedy for this group of friends. Early this morning, the body of a Vietnamese man was found in the drain...

Vietnamese man falls to his death from 15th-storey hotel room; body found decapitated in a drain

Foodpanda is hosting a wellness retreat so people can live like a panda for a weekend

Live like a panda? Why the heck not, since the cuddly creatures get to sit around and munch on bamboo shoots all day. Meal delivery service foodpanda Singapore is offering you...

Foodpanda is hosting a wellness retreat so people can live like a panda for a weekend

A district council in India is offering an all-expenses-paid trip to Singapore for villagers who build toilets at home

A Zilla Parishad (District Council) in India’s Marathwada region of Maharashtra hit upon a rather…. inspirational method of getting its citizens to stop open...

A district council in India is offering an all-expenses-paid trip to Singapore for villagers who build toilets at home

This dinner buffet features traditional dishes from the culinary team of a 5-star Bali resort

You’ve probably heard by now that Bali topped TripAdvisor’s list of the best travel destinations this year. Well, if you haven’t made plans to visit the gorgeous...

This dinner buffet features traditional dishes from the culinary team of a 5-star Bali resort

WATCH: Kong Hee posts odd video of himself eating peanut butter out of a jar for some reason

It’s been years since City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee was convicted and sentenced to prison for misappropriating over $50 million in church funds, but it seems that the...

WATCH: Kong Hee posts odd video of himself eating peanut butter out of a jar for some reason

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.

46m people in Myanmar now use the internet, up 10m from last year

The number of internet users in Myanmar has jumped by 10 million over the past year, according to the latest figures from the Ministry of Transport and Communications acquired...

46m people in Myanmar now use the internet, up 10m from last year

Make your city beautiful. Support the Yangon Alley Garden project.

Yangon is a city full of treasures, says development consultant Emilie Röell, but some of these treasures are hidden from sight. Since 2015, she and a team of immigrants and...

Make your city beautiful. Support the Yangon Alley Garden project.

Myanmar ranked best place in the world to teach English

In an effort to help people in post-Brexit Britain and Trump’s America escape their toxic environments, the TEFL Exchange blog has ranked the 10 best countries for English...

Myanmar ranked best place in the world to teach English

Yandabon University professors discover exam answer sheet room break-in

Professors at Mandalay’s Yadanabon University discovered yesterday morning that one of the Chemistry department rooms containing answer sheets for the currently ongoing exams...

Yandabon University professors discover exam answer sheet room break-in

China holds military drills near restive Myanmar border

China’s army held drills near its border with Myanmar on Tuesday, state media reported, in a show of strength from Beijing following weeks of clashes between ethnic rebels...

China holds military drills near restive Myanmar border

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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