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Shame! Shame!: Anti-extradition protester goes all ‘Game of Thrones’ on some HK cops

Shame on us for missing it (hey, we had our hands full), but big ups to the Facebook user who posted this excellent video of an anti-extradition demonstrator dressed in full Game of Thrones regalia following a pair of cops through Causeway Bay to the steady chant of “Shame! Shame!” The act of cosplay protest, ...

SUV that ‘kidnaps’ women with ‘huge breasts’ displayed in car show, leaves netizens fuming

Photos of a white sports utility vehicle (SUV) have gone viral because of the offensive and sexist joke plastered on...

SUV that ‘kidnaps’ women with ‘huge breasts’ displayed in car show, leaves netizens fuming

After leaked porn video goes viral, officials force Indonesian teens to marry but say they will still get educations

In conservative Indonesia, the fear of children engaging in the ‘sin’ of pre-marital sex often leads to young...

After leaked porn video goes viral, officials force Indonesian teens to marry but say they will still get educations

Guy killed after grabbing karaoke mic from singing woman 

In most parts of the world, karaoke is a fun and even silly activity but here in the Philippines, it can be deadly. In...

Guy killed after grabbing karaoke mic from singing woman 

‘Umbrella’ figurehead Joshua Wong released from jail, calls for Carrie Lam to resign

Joshua Wong, the student leader who became the face of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement democracy protests in 2014,...

‘Umbrella’ figurehead Joshua Wong released from jail, calls for Carrie Lam to resign

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Ibiza beach club Café del Mar to launch first Asia outpost in Bali this August

Ibiza beach club Café del Mar to launch first Asia outpost in Bali this August

Bali’s already got it going on when it comes to beach clubs — sprawling out on a daybed to soak up that vitamin sea with a delicious cocktail in hand has pretty much...

Post-election, what’s next for Indonesia? Sign up for a free trial of Indonesia Intelligencer and stay ahead of the curve

Post-election, what’s next for Indonesia? Sign up for a free trial of Indonesia Intelligencer and stay ahead of the curve

With the battle for Indonesia’s presidency all but decided (somebody just needs to convince Prabowo Subianto that he lost), it’s finally time to start looking ahead to the...

Narcotics agency raids 16 boarding houses in Bali, gives urine tests to 30 residents

Narcotics agency raids 16 boarding houses in Bali, gives urine tests to 30 residents

The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) in Bali’s Badung regency conducted a series of raids yesterday on boarding houses in the area’s Abiansemal subdistrict and gave urine tests...

Orphans in Bali allegedly suffered years of sexual abuse by orphanage director, police investigating

Orphans in Bali allegedly suffered years of sexual abuse by orphanage director, police investigating

Police in Bali’s Buleleng regency are investigating the case of an orphanage director who allegedly sexually assaulted children under his care for years.

We tried Da Maria’s Sicilian menu, the first region in their new menu series, and it was like a trip to Southern Italy

We tried Da Maria’s Sicilian menu, the first region in their new menu series, and it was like a trip to Southern Italy

Osteria-style restaurant Da Maria Bali is currently running special menus to showcase the culinary specialties of regions across Italy — each for two months at a time, and...

Pride Across Bangkok: Where to celebrate LGBT+ diversity for this year’s festival

Pride Across Bangkok: Where to celebrate LGBT+ diversity for this year’s festival

We’re now in the middle of Pride Month, but there’s still plenty to see and do in order to partake in this year’s celebrations. From shopping for rainbow-themed...

Love Canal? Flood of used condoms wows Bangkok man

Love Canal? Flood of used condoms wows Bangkok man

A west Bangkok man stepped out of his canal-side home Sunday to find the waterway choking on all the sex other people are having. Hundreds if not thousands of used condoms clogged...

Bad romance: These dating horror stories will have you scared and seeking a better dating game

Bad romance: These dating horror stories will have you scared and seeking a better dating game

| Coconuts Bangkok x MeetNLunch | Three dating horror stories you’ll want to swipe left on IRL.

Win War Bangkok: Dispute over passengers led to deadly motosai street combat

Win War Bangkok: Dispute over passengers led to deadly motosai street combat

Four men have been arrested following Saturday’s deadly clashes between rival motorcycle taxi drivers in Bangkok’s Udom Suk area, which police now say only killed one. Four...

Where to ride Bangkok’s newest canal taxi (Map)

Where to ride Bangkok’s newest canal taxi (Map)

Travel from the capital’s western reaches to the old quarter by boat on a new canal service launching today that’s free for the next six months. The new canal taxi route...

Lawmaker says secret ‘backdoor’ allowed cops to find protesters in hospitals

Lawmaker says secret ‘backdoor’ allowed cops to find protesters in hospitals

A lawmaker representing the healthcare sector told reporters today that police had been able to track down and arrest injured participants in last Wednesday’s chaotic...

Hundreds of protesters blocking roads near LegCo, demanding dialogue with Carrie Lam

Hundreds of protesters blocking roads near LegCo, demanding dialogue with Carrie Lam

Yesterday’s massive protests against a controversial extradition bill have bled into today, with hundreds of Hongkongers — mostly students — still occupying an...

Shame! Shame!: Anti-extradition protester goes all ‘Game of Thrones’ on some HK cops

Shame! Shame!: Anti-extradition protester goes all ‘Game of Thrones’ on some HK cops

Shame on us for missing it (hey, we had our hands full), but big ups to the Facebook user who posted this excellent video of an anti-extradition demonstrator dressed in full Game...

‘Umbrella’ figurehead Joshua Wong released from jail, calls for Carrie Lam to resign

‘Umbrella’ figurehead Joshua Wong released from jail, calls for Carrie Lam to resign

Joshua Wong, the student leader who became the face of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement democracy protests in 2014, was released from prison today, and wasted no time in...

Holdouts hang on to Harcourt Road overnight, but disperse peacefully (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

Holdouts hang on to Harcourt Road overnight, but disperse peacefully (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

Following yet another record-breaking protest against Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill yesterday, morning found pockets of protesters still blocking Harcourt Road,...

Motorcycle taxi driver snatches phone from boy peeing into drainage ditch

Motorcycle taxi driver snatches phone from boy peeing into drainage ditch

Like taking candy from a baby, one motorcycle taxi driver in Jakarta found out that it's really easy to steal a smartphone from a kid, especially if that kid is in the middle of...

12 killed in Indonesia bus crash after passenger allegedly attacked driver

12 killed in Indonesia bus crash after passenger allegedly attacked driver

Twelve people were killed and dozens more injured in an Indonesian traffic accident Monday after a bus passenger tried to wrest control of the steering wheel following an argument...

Protesters storms Aceh mosque to reject preacher over alleged ideological differences (Video)

Protesters storms Aceh mosque to reject preacher over alleged ideological differences (Video)

Dozens of people stormed a mosque in the Aceh capital of Banda Aceh over alleged ideological differences with a guest preacher delivering a sermon at the house of worship...

Post-election, what’s next for Indonesia? Sign up for a free trial of Indonesia Intelligencer and stay ahead of the curve

Post-election, what’s next for Indonesia? Sign up for a free trial of Indonesia Intelligencer and stay ahead of the curve

With the battle for Indonesia’s presidency all but decided (somebody just needs to convince Prabowo Subianto that he lost), it’s finally time to start looking ahead to the...

Flood sport? Youngsters protest persistent flooding in Indonesian city by wakeboarding on streets

Flood sport? Youngsters protest persistent flooding in Indonesian city by wakeboarding on streets

A group of young people in the Indonesian city of Samarinda in East Kalimantan came up with a creative new way to protest flooding in their city — perhaps inspired by previous...

Foster parents at the center of child abuse allegations arrested

Foster parents at the center of child abuse allegations arrested

After horrifying images of two emaciated children with visible marks of what appear to be abuse marks on their bodies went viral, police can now confirm that their foster parents...

[UPDATE]: Another death in mysterious illness affecting Orang Asli

[UPDATE]: Another death in mysterious illness affecting Orang Asli

UPDATE: Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad has reported that the disease killing over a dozen native people in Malaysia’s northeast, and sending scores more to the hospital,...

Investigators to unveil new MH17 findings next week

Investigators to unveil new MH17 findings next week

International investigators probing the downing of flight MH17 said Friday they will reveal fresh findings next week, nearly five years after the Malaysia Airlines plane was shot...

Police searching for suspect in connection with alleged public bathroom recording

Police searching for suspect in connection with alleged public bathroom recording

Shah Alam-area police are on the look-out for a male suspect, spotted loitering near the women’s bathroom at a local petrol station, allegedly trying to take photos of the woman...

Denial ain’t only a river: A summary of everyone who says they aren’t involved in this week’s sex tape, plus the dude who says he is

Denial ain’t only a river: A summary of everyone who says they aren’t involved in this week’s sex tape, plus the dude who says he is

Ah, Coconauts: Earlier this week, we waded into the shallow, vapid waters of a sex tape that had been making the NSFW rounds on the family group chat, purportedly showing a man...

Namaste, y’all: Free yoga sessions and a vegetarian food fest on International Day of Yoga

Namaste, y’all: Free yoga sessions and a vegetarian food fest on International Day of Yoga

Yogis looking for a larger community to practice with can do exactly that during the upcoming International Day of Yoga celebration this Saturday, June 22. Organized by the...

Teacher turns old restroom into colorful reading corner with scrap wood

Teacher turns old restroom into colorful reading corner with scrap wood

Public school teachers in the Philippines experience all sorts of hardships including low pay and lack of facilities, which is why this South Cotabato teacher’s ingenuity...

Former high-ranking member of activist group Bayan Muna gunned down in Naga City

Former high-ranking member of activist group Bayan Muna gunned down in Naga City

The former Bicol regional head of the party-list and activist group Bayan Muna was gunned down in Naga City this morning. Neptali Morada was killed by unidentified assailants at...

Frat member convicted for obstruction of justice in connection with UST hazing case that killed law student

Frat member convicted for obstruction of justice in connection with UST hazing case that killed law student

A member of the Aegis Juris Fraternity was convicted today for obstruction of justice in connection with the hazing incident that killed law student Horacio “Atio”...

Guy killed after grabbing karaoke mic from singing woman 

Guy killed after grabbing karaoke mic from singing woman 

In most parts of the world, karaoke is a fun and even silly activity but here in the Philippines, it can be deadly. In the latest case of a karaoke session gone wrong, a guy was...

Musical thriller ‘Sweeney Todd’ comes to Singapore for the first time, starring actress Lea Salonga

Musical thriller ‘Sweeney Todd’ comes to Singapore for the first time, starring actress Lea Salonga

The Demon Barber arrives in Singapore this Nov.

Gong Cha wades into bubble tea souffle pancake territory… but only at Causeway Point

Gong Cha wades into bubble tea souffle pancake territory… but only at Causeway Point

If you have to ask, "where's Causeway Point?", it's probably too far from wherever you live/work.

Bad romance: What it’s like to dive headfirst into the shallow end of the Singaporean dating pool

Bad romance: What it’s like to dive headfirst into the shallow end of the Singaporean dating pool

| Coconuts SG x Lunch Actually | You won’t want to swipe right on these dating horror stories.

New CBD concept Gochi houses 6 Japanese food brands, offering everything from sushi to unagi

New CBD concept Gochi houses 6 Japanese food brands, offering everything from sushi to unagi

Get your Japanese food fix here.

Police officer found dead from gunshot wound to the head; no foul play suspected

Police officer found dead from gunshot wound to the head; no foul play suspected

He reported for duty in the evening and was found alone with a gunshot wound two hours later.

No ‘sayadaw’ title for false monks (hint: Wirathu), says ministry

No ‘sayadaw’ title for false monks (hint: Wirathu), says ministry

Myanmar’s Ministry of Religion and Culture seems to have finally made a clean break with firebrand cleric Wirathu. That seems to be the logical takeaway from a public service...

Suu Kyi offers condolences to former dictator who ordered her house arrest

Suu Kyi offers condolences to former dictator who ordered her house arrest

State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi last week sat down and penned a hand-written condolence letter of condolence to the man who allegedly sent a murderous mob after her in 2003,...

Get ready for more blackouts: YESC

Get ready for more blackouts: YESC

You know those two-hour blackouts we’ve been getting on the reg these days? We’ve got some bad news, Yangonites. The scheduled blackouts won’t only be continuing until June...

Yangon hospital reports skyrocketing dog bites

Yangon hospital reports skyrocketing dog bites

The Dog Bite Treatment Center in Myanmar’s dog-bitiest city, Yangon, said this week that its home base, Yangon General Hospital, is set to break its own record for dog bite...

Wirathu sedition trial to begin next week – with or without him

Wirathu sedition trial to begin next week – with or without him

Fugitive ultranationalist monk U Wirathu will be tried in absentia for sedition, a Yangon court announced yesterday. Yangon’s Western District Court announced Tuesday that...

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Namaste, y’all: Free yoga sessions and a vegetarian food fest on International Day of Yoga

Namaste, y’all: Free yoga sessions and a vegetarian food fest on International Day of Yoga

Yogis looking for a larger community to practice with can do exactly that during the upcoming International Day of Yoga celebration this Saturday, June 22. Organized by the...

Musical thriller ‘Sweeney Todd’ comes to Singapore for the first time, starring actress Lea Salonga

Musical thriller ‘Sweeney Todd’ comes to Singapore for the first time, starring actress Lea Salonga

The Demon Barber arrives in Singapore this Nov.

Pride Across Bangkok: Where to celebrate LGBT+ diversity for this year’s festival

Pride Across Bangkok: Where to celebrate LGBT+ diversity for this year’s festival

We’re now in the middle of Pride Month, but there’s still plenty to see and do in order to partake in this year’s celebrations. From shopping for rainbow-themed...

Bad romance: What it’s like to dive headfirst into the shallow end of the Singaporean dating pool

Bad romance: What it’s like to dive headfirst into the shallow end of the Singaporean dating pool

| Coconuts SG x Lunch Actually | You won’t want to swipe right on these dating horror stories.

Bad romance: These dating horror stories will have you scared and seeking a better dating game

Bad romance: These dating horror stories will have you scared and seeking a better dating game

| Coconuts Bangkok x MeetNLunch | Three dating horror stories you’ll want to swipe left on IRL.

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