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Thai tourist confirmed as victim of France’s Strasbourg shooting

Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that a Thai national was among the three fatalities confirmed thus far in the aftermath of a shooting at a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg today. The victim has been identified as Anupong Suebsamarn, 45, who was traveling with his wife, Naina, to whom the ...

#SorryNotSorry: Twitter CEO apologizes (kinda) after Rohingya-free Twitter thread praising Myanmar

It took a couple days, but Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has responded to the plethora of critics who called him out for...

#SorryNotSorry: Twitter CEO apologizes (kinda) after Rohingya-free Twitter thread praising Myanmar

Older brother brings Ultraman to life for disabled younger brother’s birthday in heartwarming photos

One young man’s birthday tribute to his younger brother, who is mentally disabled after a car accident left him brain...

Older brother brings Ultraman to life for disabled younger brother’s birthday in heartwarming photos

Maria Ressa chosen by Time magazine as one of 2018’s Persons of the Year

Journalist Maria Ressa, the founder of news website Rappler who’s currently facing a multitude of legal woes...

Maria Ressa chosen by Time magazine as one of 2018’s Persons of the Year

John Mayer’s making stops in Singapore, Bangkok, Jakarta and Hong Kong for his world tour next year

John Mayer — Kylo Ren cosplayer, serial celebrity dater, and awkward high five giver — doesn’t really have a new...

John Mayer’s making stops in Singapore, Bangkok, Jakarta and Hong Kong for his world tour next year

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Motorcycle taxi driver stabbed while urinating on the side of the road in Denpasar

Motorcycle taxi driver stabbed while urinating on the side of the road in Denpasar

Motorcycle taxi driver Erwin Umar Kristanto was jumped by two unknown attackers at Denpasar’s Jl. Taman Pancing in the early hours of Tuesday morning. As a result of the knife...

Bali man hospitalized after sipping dodgy isotonic drink

Bali man hospitalized after sipping dodgy isotonic drink

Ketut Ardika, 48, was rushed to the Emergency Room of Buleleng Hospital at 9am yesterday morning, his body weak from vomiting after reportedly consuming a Coolant isotonic drink....

Editors’ Picks: Top music, nightlife, food and arts events in Bali this December

Editors’ Picks: Top music, nightlife, food and arts events in Bali this December

December has landed. Pepito’s aisles are bedecked with tinsel, Michael Bublé’s Christmas album is on loop, and the annual NYE party showdown between all the island’s...

Body of thirteen-year-old Bali drowning victim found washed up on a west coast beach

Body of thirteen-year-old Bali drowning victim found washed up on a west coast beach

The body of a Balinese middle school student who had been missing since Sunday afternoon was discovered yesterday morning by a local resident. The search is finally over for...

Huge fire ravages tour agency office in Sanur

Huge fire ravages tour agency office in Sanur

The Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai office building of Pacto Destination Management caught fire this morning at around 7am. Thankfully, there were no casualties and firefighters had the...

Bangkok cop confesses to shooting Frenchman dead after losing fistfight

Bangkok cop confesses to shooting Frenchman dead after losing fistfight

A Bangkok police officer turned himself in today after allegedly shooting and killing a French expat at the Trendy Building in the city center following a drunken bar brawl last...

Let your passion guide you to the UK. This is your chance to win a trip to Manchester to showcase your skills with the Manchester City Football Club Stars!

Let your passion guide you to the UK. This is your chance to win a trip to Manchester to showcase your skills with the Manchester City Football Club Stars!

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Iranian arrested for tricking Japanese man into smuggling meth from Thailand via free vacation scam

Iranian arrested for tricking Japanese man into smuggling meth from Thailand via free vacation scam

An Iranian man has been arrested in Bangkok for luring an unknowing Japanese man into smuggling a bag of clothes laced with crystal meth from Thailand to Shanghai — with a...

Bangkok’s Sukhothai hotel steps it up with revamp and a new club wing

Bangkok’s Sukhothai hotel steps it up with revamp and a new club wing

Bangkok’s Sukhothai, a long-beloved city hotel featuring charming old Thai touches, has recently had a refresh, along with the addition of a club wing — just in time...

Thai tourist confirmed as victim of France’s Strasbourg shooting

Thai tourist confirmed as victim of France’s Strasbourg shooting

Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that a Thai national was among the three fatalities confirmed thus far in the aftermath of a shooting at a Christmas market...

Police appeal for public help in case of HKU couple rescued from waters off Sai Wan

Police appeal for public help in case of HKU couple rescued from waters off Sai Wan

Police are appealing for information in the case of two University of Hong Kong students rescued from the waters off Sai Wan on Monday, according to reports. The young couple, who...

John Mayer’s making stops in Singapore, Bangkok, Jakarta and Hong Kong for his world tour next year

John Mayer’s making stops in Singapore, Bangkok, Jakarta and Hong Kong for his world tour next year

John Mayer — Kylo Ren cosplayer, serial celebrity dater, and awkward high five giver — doesn’t really have a new record coming out, but he’s going on a world tour in 2019,...

Teen bus enthusiast who crashed double decker after watching YouTube bus driving tutorials sent to detention center

Teen bus enthusiast who crashed double decker after watching YouTube bus driving tutorials sent to detention center

YouTube, depository of all earthly wisdom, fails footage, and cat clips, is great for learning, but it has its limits. While online tutorials can help you perfect scrambled eggs...

Unafraid of prison with no regrets: Benny Tai addresses court in Occupy trial

Unafraid of prison with no regrets: Benny Tai addresses court in Occupy trial

“I’m not afraid to go to prison.” This statement — which sparked rapturous applause — is how academic Benny Tai closed his submission to the (name) court today,...

Man arrested after arguing with girlfriend, then stabbing her in To Kwa Wan

Man arrested after arguing with girlfriend, then stabbing her in To Kwa Wan

What a horrible case. Police last night arrested a 37-year-old man after he stabbed his girlfriend in a To Kwa Wan street with a kitchen knife following an argument. The woman,...

Shopee’s BLACKPINK ad had already passed censorship review before KPI ordered it off the air for indecency

Shopee’s BLACKPINK ad had already passed censorship review before KPI ordered it off the air for indecency

The Film Censorship Institution (LSF) said it had already okayed the ad to air, contradicting the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission’s (KPI) decision that it be pulled from TV...

After outrage over heresy accusation tweet, Saudi Ambassador claims ‘somebody’ is trying to ruin his relationship with NU and Indonesians

After outrage over heresy accusation tweet, Saudi Ambassador claims ‘somebody’ is trying to ruin his relationship with NU and Indonesians

"... somebody is trying to destroy the relation between me and Nahdlatul Ulama, between me and the Indonesian people," the Saudi Ambassador claims in a recently released voice...

See the Man City stars in real life! Share your passion for a chance to win a trip to Manchester, courtesy of Wolf Blass.

See the Man City stars in real life! Share your passion for a chance to win a trip to Manchester, courtesy of Wolf Blass.

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Police station in Jakarta burned by mob, allegedly over beating of military captain by parking attendants

Police station in Jakarta burned by mob, allegedly over beating of military captain by parking attendants

They were allegedly angered by the police's handling of an attack on a military captain that was caught on video. Authorities have not confirmed if members of the military were...

John Mayer announces world tour, will be playing Jakarta on April 5

John Mayer announces world tour, will be playing Jakarta on April 5

John Mayer doesn’t really have a new record coming out, but he’s going on a world tour in 2019, nonetheless.

Get in Formation: UiTM students bring it in dance performance at medics inter-varsity games

Get in Formation: UiTM students bring it in dance performance at medics inter-varsity games

Rough day? Us too! Want to instantly feel better? Ok – here it is – the delightful aero dance performance from medical students from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) at the...

Older brother brings Ultraman to life for disabled younger brother’s birthday in heartwarming photos

Older brother brings Ultraman to life for disabled younger brother’s birthday in heartwarming photos

One young man’s birthday tribute to his younger brother, who is mentally disabled after a car accident left him brain damaged as a baby, is touching the hearts, and turning on...

Ipoh blaze kills six, five of victims teenage buddies from same village

Ipoh blaze kills six, five of victims teenage buddies from same village

An Ipoh-area industrial park was struck by a deadly blaze yesterday afternoon, after an events company shop was engulfed in flames following a reported explosion. Nearby residents...

Let your passion guide you to the UK. This is your chance to win a trip to Manchester to showcase your skills with the Manchester City Football Club Stars!

Let your passion guide you to the UK. This is your chance to win a trip to Manchester to showcase your skills with the Manchester City Football Club Stars!

| Coconuts KL x Wolf Blass | Let Wolf Blass know about your talent to stand a chance to win.

Malaysian ex-leader, former 1MDB head charged

Malaysian ex-leader, former 1MDB head charged

Malaysian ex-leader Najib Razak and the former head of 1MDB were charged Wednesday with altering an audit of the state fund at the center of a scandal that helped topple the last...

This year, Filipinos spent the most time on Pornhub — again

This year, Filipinos spent the most time on Pornhub — again

It’s that time of year again when adult video site Pornhub shares its fascinating insights on global porn behavior and guess what? The Philippines is on top! Again! Pornhub,...

Filipino netizens troll Miss Universe candidates wearing their national costume

Filipino netizens troll Miss Universe candidates wearing their national costume

This year’s Miss Universe pageant is shaping up to be one of the most amusing in years. Just yesterday, a netizen by the name of Chris Bag-ao shared a collection of funny...

Things to do this weekend (Dec. 14 – 16): Taeyeon and Boyz II Men live, Christmas bazaars, Circus 2020 Xmas Special

Things to do this weekend (Dec. 14 – 16): Taeyeon and Boyz II Men live, Christmas bazaars, Circus 2020 Xmas Special

True blue Manileños, recent transplants, and visitors to our city all know — there is never a lack of things to do in Manila. This is Coconuts Manila’s guide to all things...

Martial law in Mindanao extended until end of 2019

Martial law in Mindanao extended until end of 2019

Lawmakers from both the Philippine Senate and the House of Representatives have approved the request of President Rodrigo Duterte to extend martial law in Mindanao until the end...

Angkas to cease operations again

Angkas to cease operations again

Sorry, Angkas fans but it looks like you won’t be riding on those motorbikes anytime soon. The Supreme Court (SC) has issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) against a...

These are Singapore’s most popular Google searches of 2018

These are Singapore’s most popular Google searches of 2018

Politics, sports, and superheroes.

The Online Citizen editor Terry Xu charged for defaming Cabinet of Singapore members

The Online Citizen editor Terry Xu charged for defaming Cabinet of Singapore members

He refused to sign the charge sheet.

Enchanting Mandalay: A fresh guide to Myanmar’s ancient city

Enchanting Mandalay: A fresh guide to Myanmar’s ancient city

| Coconuts Singapore x Hilton | 72 magical hours in Mandalay.

Let your passion guide you to Manchester, UK and showcase your skills to the Man City stars!

Let your passion guide you to Manchester, UK and showcase your skills to the Man City stars!

| Coconuts Singapore x Wolf Blass | Let Wolf Blass know about your talent to stand a chance to win.

Cabbie survives near-crash after taxi spins out of control while navigating wet bend

Cabbie survives near-crash after taxi spins out of control while navigating wet bend

Be careful out there on the wet roads, people.

#SorryNotSorry: Twitter CEO apologizes (kinda) after Rohingya-free Twitter thread praising Myanmar

#SorryNotSorry: Twitter CEO apologizes (kinda) after Rohingya-free Twitter thread praising Myanmar

It took a couple days, but Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has responded to the plethora of critics who called him out for the recent post-meditation retreat thread in which he sang...

Jailed Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo honored in Time ‘Person of the Year’ award

Jailed Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo honored in Time ‘Person of the Year’ award

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, the two Reuters journalists who have now spent a year in jail after exposing a massacre committed by the Myanmar military, were honored by Time Magazine...

Inconsistencies emerge in fake kyat contraband case after arrest; Human Rights Commission says ‘rights are being violated’

Inconsistencies emerge in fake kyat contraband case after arrest; Human Rights Commission says ‘rights are being violated’

Rights groups, workers’ unions, and family members are demanding the immediate release of a domestic worker arrested last week for possessing counterfeit kyat, after new details...

#JackIgnoresGenocide: Twitter reacts to CEO’s ‘tone deaf’ promotion of Myanmar

#JackIgnoresGenocide: Twitter reacts to CEO’s ‘tone deaf’ promotion of Myanmar

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is having a rough time on Twitter. After a bumpy visit to India, where he received backlash from Hindu nationalists for holding a poster saying “Smash...

Rohingya sent back to Myanmar camps hungry and in debt after trying to flee on boats

Rohingya sent back to Myanmar camps hungry and in debt after trying to flee on boats

Many of the Rohingya had sold or lost all their possessions to pay people smugglers, said a UN spokesperson.

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John Mayer’s making stops in Singapore, Bangkok, Jakarta and Hong Kong for his world tour next year

John Mayer’s making stops in Singapore, Bangkok, Jakarta and Hong Kong for his world tour next year

John Mayer — Kylo Ren cosplayer, serial celebrity dater, and awkward high five giver — doesn’t really have a new record coming out, but he’s going on a world tour in 2019,...

Shopee’s BLACKPINK ad had already passed censorship review before KPI ordered it off the air for indecency

Shopee’s BLACKPINK ad had already passed censorship review before KPI ordered it off the air for indecency

The Film Censorship Institution (LSF) said it had already okayed the ad to air, contradicting the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission’s (KPI) decision that it be pulled from TV...

Enchanting Mandalay: A fresh guide to Myanmar’s ancient city

Enchanting Mandalay: A fresh guide to Myanmar’s ancient city

| Coconuts Singapore x Hilton | 72 magical hours in Mandalay.

Let your passion guide you to Manchester, UK and showcase your skills to the Man City stars!

Let your passion guide you to Manchester, UK and showcase your skills to the Man City stars!

| Coconuts Singapore x Wolf Blass | Let Wolf Blass know about your talent to stand a chance to win.

See the Man City stars in real life! Share your passion for a chance to win a trip to Manchester, courtesy of Wolf Blass.

See the Man City stars in real life! Share your passion for a chance to win a trip to Manchester, courtesy of Wolf Blass.

| Coconuts Jakarta x Wolf Blass | Let Wolf Blass know about your talent to stand a chance to win.

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Get Trippy: Siam Center’s newest art collab features renowned graffiti artist and graphic designer Felipe Pantone

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