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Troubling death of teen model who plummeted 16 stories raises many unanswered questions

The tragic death of a teenage model over the weekend occupied the newsfeeds of many KL-ites, with sensationalized headlines begging for a click. Three days on, exactly what contributed to the untimely end of 19-year-old Ivana Esther Robert Smit remains unclear. The Dutch and Belgian national was found naked, on the sixth-floor balcony of an...

The China Files: High-rise daredevil films his own fatal plunge

Shocking video of the fatal plunge by a Chinese daredevil who filmed himself scaling skyscrapers for social media...

The China Files: High-rise daredevil films his own fatal plunge

Shan State monk discovers ancient cave using ‘sixth sense’

The “perceptive powers” of a respected Buddhist monk in Shan State’s Langkho Township led to the discovery of an...

Shan State monk discovers ancient cave using ‘sixth sense’

American convicted on drug charges escapes Bali’s Kerobokan Prison: Police

Bali’s notorious Kerobokan Prison is facing yet another foreign prisoner escape scandal. An American man, indicted...

American convicted on drug charges escapes Bali’s Kerobokan Prison: Police

Marathon runner left fighting for her life after reckless driver ploughs into her during race

Veteran marathon runner Evelyn Ang, 44, has been left fighting for her life after being hit by a car early Sunday...

Marathon runner left fighting for her life after reckless driver ploughs into her during race
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Coconuts Reader Survey 2017: Answer some questions for a chance to win a trip to The St. Regis Bali Resort

It’s that time of year again, when we pause for a moment to ask you, dear reader, a few questions. First of all, how are you doing? What have you been up to? Unlike our last Tinder date, we sincerely want to know! So tell us about yourself and, better yet, tell us how we’re ...

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American escaped from Bali’s Kerobokan Prison by cutting hole in roof with hacksaw

American escaped from Bali’s Kerobokan Prison by cutting hole in roof with hacksaw

A US man convicted on drugs charges escaped Bali’s notorious Kerobokan jail in an early Monday morning jailbreak with another American prisoner who was caught almost...

American convicted on drug charges escapes Bali’s Kerobokan Prison: Police

American convicted on drug charges escapes Bali’s Kerobokan Prison: Police

Bali’s notorious Kerobokan Prison is facing yet another foreign prisoner escape scandal. An American man, indicted for 5.71 grams of hashish, has escaped from the Indonesian...

Bali university students scour YouTube for erotic Balinese dance content to flag and report

Bali university students scour YouTube for erotic Balinese dance content to flag and report

Students are banding together from various university campuses across Bali to trawl through YouTube in search of erotic Balinese dance content to flag as inappropriate content to...

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Volcanic eruptions no match for cockfighting, Bali-style

Volcanic eruptions no match for cockfighting, Bali-style

By Bagus Saragih A volcano may be rumbling off in the distance, but for a group of Balinese men and their fighting roosters it’s the roar of the crowd that says the show...

Thailand pushes Andaman Sea zone to become UNESCO World Heritage Site

Thailand pushes Andaman Sea zone to become UNESCO World Heritage Site

A revived effort is underway to have Phang Nga Bay and parts of the Andaman Sea and its coastlines surrounding Phuket — and possibly as far south as the Malaysian border...

Several DTAC mobile customers receive THB461 trillion phone bills

Several DTAC mobile customers receive THB461 trillion phone bills

Several users of DTAC, the giant Thai mobile service provider, had their phone numbers suspended yesterday because, apparently, they hadn’t paid their THB461 trillion phone...

Police to use lie detector to settle who is the real owner of THB30 million lottery tickets

Police to use lie detector to settle who is the real owner of THB30 million lottery tickets

Police in Thailand’s Kanchanaburi province will put two claimants of five winning lottery tickets to a lie detector test today, as a part of an investigation to determine their...

Nigerian ‘Star Boy’ arrested for romance scam aimed at lonely Thai men

Nigerian ‘Star Boy’ arrested for romance scam aimed at lonely Thai men

The woman of nearly 40 lonely Thai men’s dreams was arrested yesterday. Sadly, their dream girl wasn’t who they’d been led to believe, but a 35-year-old Nigerian man. Known...

Street Food Legend: Here’s why Jay Fai is in a class of its own

Street Food Legend: Here’s why Jay Fai is in a class of its own

| Coconuts Bangkok x Singha | Once you’ve tried these delectable dishes, you’ll be back for more.

The China Files: High-rise daredevil films his own fatal plunge

The China Files: High-rise daredevil films his own fatal plunge

Shocking video of the fatal plunge by a Chinese daredevil who filmed himself scaling skyscrapers for social media emerged last week, with police on Friday confirming his death...

(Video) Cyclist does an ‘endo’ to try and avoid police car

(Video) Cyclist does an ‘endo’ to try and avoid police car

We here at Coconuts Hong Kong know the perils of cycling on Hong Kong’s busy roads, and just like this lucky cyclist in Yuen Long, this cyclist also made a lucky escape....

Virtual romance, a virtual currency and a fake kidnapping: man left bitter after bitcoin scam

Virtual romance, a virtual currency and a fake kidnapping: man left bitter after bitcoin scam

As its price has skyrocketed in recent weeks, investors have rushed to buy into bitcoin, despite fears the unregulated cryptocurrency’s bubble could burst. One Hong Kong man,...

Police seize HK$20 million in drugs bust, 3 men arrested

Police seize HK$20 million in drugs bust, 3 men arrested

Three men were arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking after police seized around HK$20 million (US$2.5 million) worth of drugs. Officers said most of the drugs seized —...

Domestic helper charged with hitting child with vibrator released after red marks found reported to be ‘diaper rash’

Domestic helper charged with hitting child with vibrator released after red marks found reported to be ‘diaper rash’

Prosecutors have dropped a child abuse charge against a Filipino domestic helper after it emerged that red marks found on the child could simply be diaper rash. Gina Cannu...

Viral: Woman claims she was scratched by man who took out his genitals and rubbed it on unsuspecting passenger on KRL train

Viral: Woman claims she was scratched by man who took out his genitals and rubbed it on unsuspecting passenger on KRL train

The KRL Commuterline in Jakarta is urging passengers to be vigilant against sexual offenders on board their trains in light of a disturbing sexual harassment incident that...

Indonesia vaccinates millions to halt deadly diphtheria outbreak

Indonesia vaccinates millions to halt deadly diphtheria outbreak

The spike in cases is due to poor public awareness as well as a growing anti-vaccination movement in Indonesia, the health ministry said.

Jakarta and Indonesia rank low in new global expat quality of life survey

Jakarta and Indonesia rank low in new global expat quality of life survey

Jakarta was ranked #39 out of 51 cities (but hey we still beat out Paris!)

WATCH: Convoy escorting dead body drives against traffic, motorcyclist kicks and breaks car’s side mirror

WATCH: Convoy escorting dead body drives against traffic, motorcyclist kicks and breaks car’s side mirror

For most Indonesians, it is imperative that the deceased be buried as soon as possible after they pass away, in accordance to Islamic custom. This has led to innumerable instances...

Child marriage is at ’emergency’ levels in Indonesia: Deputy minister for child development

Child marriage is at ’emergency’ levels in Indonesia: Deputy minister for child development

According to Indonesian government census data, 17% of all Indonesian girls married in 2016 were under 18.

Troubling death of teen model who plummeted 16 stories raises many unanswered questions

Troubling death of teen model who plummeted 16 stories raises many unanswered questions

The tragic death of a teenage model over the weekend occupied the newsfeeds of many KL-ites, with sensationalized headlines begging for a click. Three days on, exactly what...

Three men caught attempting to swim from Malaysia to Singapore

Three men caught attempting to swim from Malaysia to Singapore

Three men have been arrested by the coast guard after attempting to swim through the garbage waters between Malaysia and Singapore last night. Police detected the three suspects,...

Marathon runner left fighting for her life after reckless driver ploughs into her during race

Marathon runner left fighting for her life after reckless driver ploughs into her during race

Veteran marathon runner Evelyn Ang, 44, has been left fighting for her life after being hit by a car early Sunday morning during the Klang City International Marathon 2017. Two...

Global protests see pressure on Netanyahu as he begins Europe trip

Global protests see pressure on Netanyahu as he begins Europe trip

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began a trip to Europe on Sunday facing widespread criticism of the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state...

Tiffin Food Court postponed: Merriment extravaganza on hold until authorities and organizers can reach agreement

Tiffin Food Court postponed: Merriment extravaganza on hold until authorities and organizers can reach agreement

Some sad news to start the weekend, and we’re very sorry to do this: The incredible Tiffin Food Court that we were able to visit last weekend, and was to run through the...

Chinese telco ‘chosen’ as 3rd player

Chinese telco ‘chosen’ as 3rd player

In an effort to improve the notoriously slow internet in the country, the Philippines offered China the opportunity to operate a third telecommunications company in the country...

PH to host FIBA World Cup in 2023 with Japan and Indonesia

PH to host FIBA World Cup in 2023 with Japan and Indonesia

The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) World Cup is coming to the Philippines in 2023. The association announced on Saturday that the country, in a joint bid with Japan...

Viral video: Filipino titas during Christmas

Viral video: Filipino titas during Christmas

That “tita” (aunt) is back! After the viral “titas at Thanksgiving” video, singer and YouTube funny man Jep Paraiso brought back his tita impressions right...

EDSA’s high-occupancy vehicles scheme starts dry-run

EDSA’s high-occupancy vehicles scheme starts dry-run

The dry-run for EDSA’s high-occupancy vehicles (HOV) scheme started at around 6am today. The plan, which only allows vehicles with two or more passengers to pass the fifth...

Vic Sotto and Pauleen Luna share photos of baby Talitha’s baptism

Vic Sotto and Pauleen Luna share photos of baby Talitha’s baptism

Talitha Maria Sotto, the one-month old daughter of actors Vic Sotto and Pauleen Luna, was baptized yesterday at St. James The Great Church in Alabang. Photos were shared by Luna...

Shanmugam speaks out against online criticism of police raid tactics on illegal brothels

Shanmugam speaks out against online criticism of police raid tactics on illegal brothels

Voicing his support for police raids on illegal brothels, Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam put up two posts on his Facebook page — one on Saturday and one on...

Arrested: Driver who crashed into Marine Terrace market, injuring 3 people

Arrested: Driver who crashed into Marine Terrace market, injuring 3 people

A 51-year-old driver has been arrested after his car crashed into a market in Marine Parade on Saturday afternoon, injuring three people in the process. According to a police...

Three men caught attempting to swim from Malaysia to Singapore

Three men caught attempting to swim from Malaysia to Singapore

Three men have been arrested by Singapore’s Police Coast Guard after attempting to swim through the garbage-filled waters between Malaysia and Singapore last night....

ComfortDelGro to acquire 51 percent stake in Uber’s car rental business in Singapore

ComfortDelGro to acquire 51 percent stake in Uber’s car rental business in Singapore

After months of speculation about a possible partnership — and in light of Singapore’s cab population dropping to an eight-year low and the recently confirmed Grab-SMRT...

National marathoner Soh Rui Yong gives S$500 from Standard Chartered prize money to Kenyan runner

National marathoner Soh Rui Yong gives S$500 from Standard Chartered prize money to Kenyan runner

National marathoner and two-time SEA Games champion Soh Rui Yong recently made headlines as the first Singaporean to hit the finish line at the Standard Chartered Singapore...

Expats in Myanmar have more than enough money

Expats in Myanmar have more than enough money

Foreigners working in Myanmar are overwhelmingly happy with their financial situations, and they are the happiest in the world about their disposable income, according to a recent...

Shan State monk discovers ancient cave using ‘sixth sense’

Shan State monk discovers ancient cave using ‘sixth sense’

The “perceptive powers” of a respected Buddhist monk in Shan State’s Langkho Township led to the discovery of an ancient cave in the middle of a forest last Thursday, the...

Aid groups vow to boycott new Myanmar camps for Rohingya returnees

Aid groups vow to boycott new Myanmar camps for Rohingya returnees

Global aid groups on Saturday warned Myanmar they would boycott any new camps for Rohingya returnees to Rakhine state, saying refugees must be allowed to settle in their original...

Skeletons from possible ancient city exposed by riverbank erosion

Skeletons from possible ancient city exposed by riverbank erosion

Skeletons, urns containing pieces of bones, and the remains of a building were unearthed when the Samone River carried away a chunk of a riverbank in a Mandalay Region village...

Buddhist ultra-nationalist group fails to form political party

Buddhist ultra-nationalist group fails to form political party

Myanmar’s Union Election Commission (UEC) has rejected an application submitted by members of the Buddhist ultra-nationalist group Ma Ba Tha in their effort to form a political...

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Vic Sotto and Pauleen Luna share photos of baby Talitha’s baptism

Vic Sotto and Pauleen Luna share photos of baby Talitha’s baptism

Talitha Maria Sotto, the one-month old daughter of actors Vic Sotto and Pauleen Luna, was baptized yesterday at St. James The Great Church in Alabang. Photos were shared by Luna...

Miss Universe 2017 candidates fall in love with Bohol

Miss Universe 2017 candidates fall in love with Bohol

Beauty queens Miss Russia and Miss Malaysia posted bikini-clad photos with Miss Universe Philippines Rachel Peters on the island of Panglao this Friday. The Miss Universe...

Teng bong! Minority languages on the rise in Singapore

Teng bong! Minority languages on the rise in Singapore

Kevin Martens Wong reels off sentences in Kristang, which is among several minority languages in Singapore enjoying a new lease of life after a decades-long drive to encourage the...

Pacquiao launches bid to unearth boxing stars… in China

Pacquiao launches bid to unearth boxing stars… in China

Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao hopes to unearth the next Chinese world champion and help grow the sport with an academy in the largely untapped country. The 38-year-old, who...

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