As latest deadline passes today, Red Bull heir a no-show…again

An heir to the Red Bull fortune failed to meet with prosecutors in Bangkok again today over an alleged hit-and-run that killed a police officer five years ago — a case that has raised questions about whether the justice system favors the rich and...

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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

Australian woman found dead in Canggu, Bali after scooter accident

An Australian woman was found dead after allegedly falling from a scooter into a drainage gutter on the side of the road in Canggu, Bali on Thursday. A passer-by found the...

Australian woman found dead in Canggu, Bali after scooter accident

North Kuta Police on the hunt for alleged Italian villa thief

The criminal investigation unit of North Kuta Police is searching for an alleged Italian villa thief after arresting a woman from Lombok who says she was working with a foreign...

North Kuta Police on the hunt for alleged Italian villa thief

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.

Raped by taxi driver, Brazilian victim continues her holiday in Thailand

The Brazilian tourist who was allegedly raped by a taxi driver after she got in his car at Don Mueang Airport on Tuesday decided to continue her holiday in Thailand. The...

Raped by taxi driver, Brazilian victim continues her holiday in Thailand

15 kilo Bangkok macaque called ‘Uncle Fatty’ loves to eat, forced to have health check (PHOTOS)

One particularly curvy long-tailed macaque has been living a quiet life near the water in Bangkok — but he’s not beach bod ready.   The monkey is getting attention this...

15 kilo Bangkok macaque called ‘Uncle Fatty’ loves to eat, forced to have health check (PHOTOS)

Go all night: Glam new CLUB SX opens in Asoke

| Coconuts Bangkok x Club SX | Hot weather, hot new club opening. Bust out (or dust off) your best clubbing gear, and get ready to get

Go all night: Glam new CLUB SX opens in Asoke

Thailand will seek arrest warrant for Red Bull heir…or will they?

Thailand’s attorney general said yesterday it would seek the arrest of an heir to the Red Bull fortune after he failed to meet prosecutors over an alleged hit-and-run that...

Thailand will seek arrest warrant for Red Bull heir…or will they?

Six Thai rangers killed in ambush in restive south

Six Thai army rangers were killed in an ambush after a bomb hit their truck in Thailand’s insurgency-plagued south yesterday, police said, the latest suspected rebel attack...

Six Thai rangers killed in ambush in restive south

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.

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

Government investigates first imported Zika case of 2017

Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection (CHP) is investigating an imported case of Zika virus after a 31-year-old local woman was confirmed to be the first infection in the...

Government investigates first imported Zika case of 2017

Guangzhou football club charged over ‘annihilate British dogs’ banner

Chinese giants Guangzhou Evergrande will be disciplined after a banner slamming “British dogs” was unfurled by fans during a game in Hong Kong, Asia’s football...

Guangzhou football club charged over ‘annihilate British dogs’ banner

WATCH: Motorist braves rush hour traffic to save tiny kitten

If you want confirmation that there are some seriously good eggs in Hong Kong, look no further than this local motorist who ran into busy rush hour traffic this morning to save...

WATCH: Motorist braves rush hour traffic to save tiny kitten

Police arrest nine more democracy activists in Hong Kong

Nine democracy activists were arrested in Hong Kong this morning over an anti-Beijing protest, according to campaign groups, in the latest swoop by police as protesters say they...

Police arrest nine more democracy activists in Hong Kong

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.

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)

Viral: Indonesians eat up over-the-top Amazon reviews that declare Indomie ‘Worse (better?) than heroin’

"This stuff destroyed my life. Don't do it. Don't order it. 30 is too much you will end up eating it all in a week and a half and destroying your body, mind, family, friends, and...

Viral: Indonesians eat up over-the-top Amazon reviews that declare Indomie ‘Worse (better?) than heroin’

Ahok haters claim he bought thousands of flower boards for himself, florists and reality debunk their conspiracy

Despite his unofficial defeat in last week’s Jakarta election, Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama’s detractors simply won’t leave the sitting governor

Ahok haters claim he bought thousands of flower boards for himself, florists and reality debunk their conspiracy

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.

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”

Your after-party spots aren’t safe anymore

A wild house party was cut short yesterday afternoon after it was raided by police. The party was held off of Jalan Sultan Ismail, and resulted in the detention of thirty-three...

Your after-party spots aren’t safe anymore

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.

Manila station chief temporarily relieved after 12 people rescued from ‘secret jail’

A station commander of the Manila Police District (MPD) was temporarily removed from his post on Friday, a day after the discovery of a secret jail cell where a dozen men and...

Manila station chief temporarily relieved after 12 people rescued from ‘secret jail’

‘Secret’ jail cell behind a shelf in a police station reveals 12 detainees

We can’t make this up. The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and members of the media on Thursday night discovered a cramped “secret jail cell” in Police Station 1 in Tondo,...

‘Secret’ jail cell behind a shelf in a police station reveals 12 detainees

Farmer drowns and dies after being attacked by aggressive ‘killer bees’

He didn’t have a chance against the angry swarm. A farmer from Ilocos Norte on Wednesday tragically died after he was attacked by killer bees in Barangay Manalpac, Solosona,...

Farmer drowns and dies after being attacked by aggressive ‘killer bees’

Peeping Tom nabbed for filming an unsuspected woman in bath

What’s worst than a perv? A perv with a camera! A man from San Nicolas town, Ilocos Norte was arrested by the police for voyeurism after he was caught filming an “amateur...

Peeping Tom nabbed for filming an unsuspected woman in bath

Mother of Filipina on death row supports death penalty, but pleads for daughter’s life

While pleading for the life of her daughter, the mother of death row convict Mary Jane Veloso is in favor of restoring the death penalty in the Philippines. Speaking to ABS-CBN...

Mother of Filipina on death row supports death penalty, but pleads for daughter’s life

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!

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

An ST Forum contributor suggests imposing $1k fines for those who chope tables

In the past couple of days, the Singaporean custom of reserving tables got under serious scrutiny when one such case of chope-ing exploded into a violent outburst. Welp, one...

An ST Forum contributor suggests imposing $1k fines for those who chope tables

Under Pleasure: Elderly man jailed for stealing vibrator from supermarket

We’re not against self-love or sexual experimentation or carnal pleasure in your golden years, but in the reworded mantra of Kendrick Lamar: Bitch, don’t steal my vibe(rator)....

Under Pleasure: Elderly man jailed for stealing vibrator from supermarket

Singaporean jailed for trading radio modules used in improvised explosive devices in Iraq

A Singaporean man was sentenced to 40 months in prison Thursday for helping ship US-made radio frequency modules to Iran that were eventually found in IED bombs in Iraq. Lim Yong...

Singaporean jailed for trading radio modules used in improvised explosive devices in Iraq

Experimental rock outfit sub:shaman to drop debut full-length ‘Apnea’ on May 12; launch show to follow

Having already made an explosive and intriguing entry into the music scene over four years ago, experimental rock outfit sub:shaman have returned to please our aural curiosities...

Experimental rock outfit sub:shaman to drop debut full-length ‘Apnea’ on May 12; launch show to follow

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.

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

Myanmar jumps 12 spots on World Press Freedom Index despite worsening censorship

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) released their 2017 World Press Freedom Index yesterday. Despite mounting claims of official censorship under Section 66(d) of the...

Myanmar jumps 12 spots on World Press Freedom Index despite worsening censorship

Myanmar fisherman shot in his sleep by Thai employer

A Myanmar worker living in southern Thailand was shot by his employer and is currently in hospital, the Myanmar Times reports. The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Maung...

Myanmar fisherman shot in his sleep by Thai employer

Myanmar police say homegrown porn is ‘technology-related’ crime

Myanmar police said Wednesday they have launched a criminal investigation into what producers describe as the first high-definition pornographic movie ever filmed in the socially...

Myanmar police say homegrown porn is ‘technology-related’ crime

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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Coconuts TV explores the untold stories of Asia through the lens of video. We produce ongoing shows in several content verticals including food and travel, but our main focus is news reports and mini documentaries.

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