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‘Not just art students’: Silpakorn University rallies to demand return of democracy

Late Wednesday afternoon, a dozen students gathered outside their high school. They faced the Democracy Monument and...

‘Not just art students’: Silpakorn University rallies to demand return of democracy

‘Shrooming Mexican tourist breaks leg after throwing himself in front of cars in Denpasar: official

A heavily intoxicated Mexican tourist reportedly caused a public nuisance by throwing himself onto moving cars in the...

‘Shrooming Mexican tourist breaks leg after throwing himself in front of cars in Denpasar: official

Another Filipina tests positive for COVID-19 in Hong Kong

Another Filipina in Hong Kong has tested positive for the potentially deadly COVID-19, the Philippine Consulate...

Another Filipina tests positive for COVID-19 in Hong Kong

Jamie’s Italian restaurants call it quits in Hong Kong, blame protests and virus for drop in diners

British-Italian restaurant chain Jamie’s Italian will close the doors of its two franchises for good on Friday....

Jamie’s Italian restaurants call it quits in Hong Kong, blame protests and virus for drop in diners

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17 y.o. former contestant of The Voice Indonesia arrested for alleged physical assault against her mother

17 y.o. former contestant of The Voice Indonesia arrested for alleged physical assault against her mother

The incident was captured on video and has been circulating widely on social media since yesterday.

‘Shrooming Mexican tourist breaks leg after throwing himself in front of cars in Denpasar: official

‘Shrooming Mexican tourist breaks leg after throwing himself in front of cars in Denpasar: official

A heavily intoxicated Mexican tourist reportedly caused a public nuisance by throwing himself onto moving cars in the early hours of Tuesday in north Denpasar.

Bali Health Agency traces travel history of Japanese national who tested positive for COVID-19 following Bali trip

Bali Health Agency traces travel history of Japanese national who tested positive for COVID-19 following Bali trip

The latest development comes only days after a Health Ministry official said that the patient did not represent a case of the deadly disease by seemingly confusing the name of the...

Dozens of students in NTT seminary school forced to eat human feces by seniors as ‘punishment’

Dozens of students in NTT seminary school forced to eat human feces by seniors as ‘punishment’

The school’s principal yesterday responded to the controversy and claimed that the students merely “touched” the feces-holding spoon with their lips or tongue. 

Gunman opens fire at metro Bangkok shopping mall: reports

Gunman opens fire at metro Bangkok shopping mall: reports

Gunfire was reported at a shopping mall in northwest metro Bangkok late Thursday afternoon. Police from Rattanathibet Police Station rushed to the scene at the CentralPlaza...

COVID-19 spreading faster outside China despite travel restrictions

COVID-19 spreading faster outside China despite travel restrictions

While the World Health Organization refrains from declaring the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic, infections are growing seemingly out of control around the world with the...

‘Not just art students’: Silpakorn University rallies to demand return of democracy

‘Not just art students’: Silpakorn University rallies to demand return of democracy

Late Wednesday afternoon, a dozen students gathered outside their high school. They faced the Democracy Monument and raised signs demanding wholesale change. They were from...

Virus infections hit 40 in Thailand as infections spread in hotspots worldwide

Virus infections hit 40 in Thailand as infections spread in hotspots worldwide

Thailand reported three more COVID-19 cases Wednesday morning, raising the total to 40 since the outbreak began. All three were members of the same family, two of whom recently...

Students at elite Triam Udom high school to join nationwide campus protests

Students at elite Triam Udom high school to join nationwide campus protests

Thailand’s most elite state school announced yesterday it would join dozens of universities and colleges nationwide in protesting against the government of Prayuth Chan-o-cha. ...

Another North Point temple-goer confirmed to have coronavirus, Hong Kong total at 92

Another North Point temple-goer confirmed to have coronavirus, Hong Kong total at 92

Health officials have confirmed that a 72-year-old woman has become the latest person to have contracted the coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the city to 92....

Jamie’s Italian restaurants call it quits in Hong Kong, blame protests and virus for drop in diners

Jamie’s Italian restaurants call it quits in Hong Kong, blame protests and virus for drop in diners

British-Italian restaurant chain Jamie’s Italian will close the doors of its two franchises for good on Friday. But following months of anti-government protests, the...

Second teen girl arrested in connection with assault filmed in viral video

Second teen girl arrested in connection with assault filmed in viral video

Police have arrested a second teenage girl in relation to a viral video featuring two girls filmed relentlessly kicking and slapping another young woman in a now-viral video....

Hong Kong gov’t announces HK$10,000 cash handouts to all permanent residents

Hong Kong gov’t announces HK$10,000 cash handouts to all permanent residents

Financial Secretary Paul Chan announced today that the government will give away a HK$10,000 (about US$1,300) cash handout to every adult permanent resident in Hong Kong as the...

16-year-old becomes youngest coronavirus case in Hong Kong, as tally climbs to 89

16-year-old becomes youngest coronavirus case in Hong Kong, as tally climbs to 89

Health officials confirmed today that four more people have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus, taking the total number of confirmed cases in the city to 89. Chuang...

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Melati Suryodarmo and ‘Manifesto’ at Museum MACAN | Koplo, island and leap year-themed parties | Soulbox 5th anniversary | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Feb. 28-Mar. 1)

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Government negotiating with Saudi to exempt ‘coronavirus-free’ Indonesia from Umrah pilgrimage suspension

Government negotiating with Saudi to exempt ‘coronavirus-free’ Indonesia from Umrah pilgrimage suspension

Muslim-majority Indonesia is dismayed by news that Saudi Arabia has temporarily closed its borders to Umrah pilgrims amid fears of the novel coronavirus outbreak, but the...

Viral: ‘Centenarian’ marries woman in her 20s in South Sulawesi

Viral: ‘Centenarian’ marries woman in her 20s in South Sulawesi

The marriage of a man who is said to be at least 100 years old and a young woman believed to be in her 20s in South Sulawesi has become a widely discussed union in Indonesia,...

5 dead, 3 missing from Tuesday’s Greater Jakarta Area floods: BNPB

5 dead, 3 missing from Tuesday’s Greater Jakarta Area floods: BNPB

Five people were killed and three were missing while thousands had to evacuate their homes following Tuesday’s flooding in Jakarta and its satellite cities, according to the...

Stephanie Poetri, Phum Viphurit join Head In The Clouds Jakarta’s full festival lineup

Stephanie Poetri, Phum Viphurit join Head In The Clouds Jakarta’s full festival lineup

We’re getting closer to the Head In The Clouds music and arts festival in Jakarta — which will be held on Mar. 7 by American label 88rising at JIExpo Kemayoran ⁠— and with...

French tourist dies after falling during hike in Ampang

French tourist dies after falling during hike in Ampang

A French tourist was pronounced dead yesterday evening following an ill-fated hike at Bukit Tabur in Taman Melawati, in the Ampang neighborhood of Kuala Lumpur yesterday...

Five-star Genting hotel fires chef who tweeted he spat in Chinese customers’ food

Five-star Genting hotel fires chef who tweeted he spat in Chinese customers’ food

A chef at a Genting, Pahang was fired this week after a tweet was leaked from his private account in which he admitted to spitting into Chinese customers’ food, the five-star...

Ex-PKR rebels meet with Agong, planning to join Bersatu: source

Ex-PKR rebels meet with Agong, planning to join Bersatu: source

Well, it’s another exciting day in the ever-changing landscape of Malaysian politics! Word from unnamed sources leaked today that the 10 PKR MPs whose abrupt split with...

BREAKING: Malaysian coalition government collapses after Bersatu, PKR MPs leave

BREAKING: Malaysian coalition government collapses after Bersatu, PKR MPs leave

Stock up on canned goods and batten down the hatches, Malaysians, we got us a bona fide government collapse on our hands. Just kidding about the canned goods bit (our pantry only...

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir resigns amid political upheaval: reports

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir resigns amid political upheaval: reports

Reports are emerging from several news outlets that Malaysia’s 94-year-old prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, has handed in his letter of resignation today, paving the way for...

Health department tracking down Koreans who landed in Cebu over COVID-19 fears

Health department tracking down Koreans who landed in Cebu over COVID-19 fears

The Department of Health (DOH) today said that it is tracking down around 26 South Koreans who arrived in Cebu from Daegu, South Korea on Tuesday, a day after the government...

Immigration Bureau to deport British pedophile for allegedly grooming Filipina victim

Immigration Bureau to deport British pedophile for allegedly grooming Filipina victim

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced today that it will deport a British sex offender after receiving word from UK authorities that he was grooming potential victims in the...

Another Filipina tests positive for COVID-19 in Hong Kong

Another Filipina tests positive for COVID-19 in Hong Kong

Another Filipina in Hong Kong has tested positive for the potentially deadly COVID-19, the Philippine Consulate announced today, making her the second Filipino in the special...

New York Mets’ Tim Tebow to play for Team Philippines in World Baseball Classic

New York Mets’ Tim Tebow to play for Team Philippines in World Baseball Classic

Tim Tebow is gonna play for the Philippines, y’all! The former quarterback and New York Mets minor league outfielder will be playing for the country in the World Baseball...

Former men’s magazine model arrested in Taytay drug bust

Former men’s magazine model arrested in Taytay drug bust

A 24-year-old former men’s magazine model was arrested by operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Wednesday afternoon in a buy-bust drug operation in...

From Grammys to Roc Nation, Singapore-born designer making strides in hip-hop

From Grammys to Roc Nation, Singapore-born designer making strides in hip-hop

He just started his new job at the Jay-Z founded company this week.

Singaporean man suspected of COVID-19 infection dies in Batam: report

Singaporean man suspected of COVID-19 infection dies in Batam: report

Skepticism mounts over Indonesia’s insistence it is free of virus.

COVID-19 spreading faster outside China despite travel restrictions. Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand add new cases.

COVID-19 spreading faster outside China despite travel restrictions. Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand add new cases.

Infections getting harder to trace.

Chinese couple charged with faking whereabouts after husband contracted virus

Chinese couple charged with faking whereabouts after husband contracted virus

Another man’s residency revoked after he bailed on self-quarantine.

How lab sleuths traced source of two Singapore COVID-19 outbreaks

How lab sleuths traced source of two Singapore COVID-19 outbreaks

A ‘world-first’ antibody test touted for breaking the case.

‘Everyone will die:’ Protesters demand Myanmar lock down border

‘Everyone will die:’ Protesters demand Myanmar lock down border

Hundreds of residents near the border with China took to the streets yesterday to demand tougher health measures as doubts persist about Myanmar’s immunity to COVID-19. Concerns...

Yangon students arrested for protesting Rakhine internet shutdown

Yangon students arrested for protesting Rakhine internet shutdown

Nine students today face three months in prison for protesting ongoing internet outage in Rakhine state. The East Yangon University students were arrested yesterday and charged...

See Yangon firefighters rescue residents trapped in market blaze that injured 15 (Video)

See Yangon firefighters rescue residents trapped in market blaze that injured 15 (Video)

A series of dramatic, live videos posted online show fire department rescue workers leading to safety those trapped above a famed downtown market where a fire this morning injured...

Couple behind Bagan temple Pornhub sex video charged with blasphemy

Couple behind Bagan temple Pornhub sex video charged with blasphemy

They don’t know who they are or where they are, but Myanmar says it will prosecute two foreign tourists who turned a Bagan temple into the backdrop for their made-for-Pornhub...

Graft accusations swirl over 190M kyat Myanmar blew on diploma mills

Graft accusations swirl over 190M kyat Myanmar blew on diploma mills

Myanmar paid over 190 million kyat (US$130,000) to bogus academic institutions for educational services, lawmakers revealed during a recent assembly debate, amid allegations of...

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Melati Suryodarmo and ‘Manifesto’ at Museum MACAN | Koplo, island and leap year-themed parties | Soulbox 5th anniversary | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Feb. 28-Mar. 1)

Melati Suryodarmo and ‘Manifesto’ at Museum MACAN | Koplo, island and leap year-themed parties | Soulbox 5th anniversary | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Feb. 28-Mar. 1)

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Bioskopan | Macrame Workshop | Lost Sunday Market | Cool Things To Do in Bali This Weekend (Feb 28-Mar 1)

Bioskopan | Macrame Workshop | Lost Sunday Market | Cool Things To Do in Bali This Weekend (Feb 28-Mar 1)

What are you doing this weekend, Coconauts?

From Grammys to Roc Nation, Singapore-born designer making strides in hip-hop

From Grammys to Roc Nation, Singapore-born designer making strides in hip-hop

He just started his new job at the Jay-Z founded company this week.

Stephanie Poetri, Phum Viphurit join Head In The Clouds Jakarta’s full festival lineup

Stephanie Poetri, Phum Viphurit join Head In The Clouds Jakarta’s full festival lineup

We’re getting closer to the Head In The Clouds music and arts festival in Jakarta — which will be held on Mar. 7 by American label 88rising at JIExpo Kemayoran ⁠— and with...

Weekend Warrior (Feb. 27 – 29): A drag extravaganza, some massive female sculptures, and a cabaret

Weekend Warrior (Feb. 27 – 29): A drag extravaganza, some massive female sculptures, and a cabaret

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...

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