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Villager arrested after neighbor reports him for criticizing Aung San Suu Kyi

A villager in Kyauktan Township, just south of Yangon, has been arrested after his neighbor overheard him criticizing Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and reported him to police, Eleven has reported. According to the complaint received by police, Tamangyigon village resident San Oo was spotted by a 63-year-old neighbor in a coconut field...

Thai lottery ticket seller wins THB18 million with unsold tickets

A Thai lottery ticket seller in northeastern Khon Kaen province hit the jackpot yesterday when three unsold tickets...

Thai lottery ticket seller wins THB18 million with unsold tickets

Cheese bored: We taste tested every locally-made cheese from Milky Whey

Lactose lovers, cheese aficionados, and those of you who just like to read things about food: We’ve spent the...

Cheese bored: We taste tested every locally-made cheese from Milky Whey

SURVEY: Filipinos remain optimistic despite decline in quality of life

Ah, Filipinos, ever the optimists. A survey released by local research institution Social Weather Stations (SWS)...

SURVEY: Filipinos remain optimistic despite decline in quality of life

Get crafty: Best spots in HK for leather workshops, drawing classes, pottery, and other DIY arts

Got an artsy itch to scratch? Or maybe you’re searching for a new hobby after your short-lived love for...

Get crafty: Best spots in HK for leather workshops, drawing classes, pottery, and other DIY arts

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The Weeknd coming to Bali for Djakarta Warehouse Project in December

The Weeknd coming to Bali for Djakarta Warehouse Project in December

Award-winning R&B singer The Weeknd will be making his way to Bali in the last bit of 2018, headlining the Djakarta Warehouse Project as a part of his first-ever Asia tour...

New apron at Bali airport due for completion ahead of IMF-World Bank meeting

New apron at Bali airport due for completion ahead of IMF-World Bank meeting

The Ministry of Transportation says that the new apron being built at Bali’s I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport should be finished before the big IMF and World Bank...

Indonesia’s ‘got it covered’: Foreign aid not part of Jokowi’s post-quake plan

Indonesia’s ‘got it covered’: Foreign aid not part of Jokowi’s post-quake plan

Indonesian President Joko Widodo visited Lombok this week, taking a trail motorcycle with the regional governor to view the wreckage at some of the island’s flattened villages...

Some foreigners in Lombok’s Gili islands refusing to evacuate, power back on

Some foreigners in Lombok’s Gili islands refusing to evacuate, power back on

Almost 50 foreigners have stayed behind in Indonesia’s Gili islands, despite a mass evacuation sparked by an earthquake jolting northern Lombok on August 5 that has killed...

Indonesia’s Bintang beer to be exported to USA, claimed to be American surfers’ ‘beer of choice’

Indonesia’s Bintang beer to be exported to USA, claimed to be American surfers’ ‘beer of choice’

Will Bintang be a star in America?

Thai lottery ticket seller wins THB18 million with unsold tickets

Thai lottery ticket seller wins THB18 million with unsold tickets

A Thai lottery ticket seller in northeastern Khon Kaen province hit the jackpot yesterday when three unsold tickets — all bearing the same numbers — earned her a...

Colorful, authentic, cooked to perfection: Mexicano’s Sunday brunch is a feast to behold

Colorful, authentic, cooked to perfection: Mexicano’s Sunday brunch is a feast to behold

Coconuts x Rembrandt Hotel | Fresh tacos, pulled pork, and, of course, guac and chips are all you need on Sunday.

Ayutthaya Historical Park shames tourists who disrespect, climb ancient structures

Ayutthaya Historical Park shames tourists who disrespect, climb ancient structures

The official Facebook page of Ayutthaya Historical Park yesterday started shaming tourists who have posted photos of themselves kissing, doing upside down splits, and climbing the...

Prawit removed from Anti-Corruption Committee because he’s too darn busy: PM

Prawit removed from Anti-Corruption Committee because he’s too darn busy: PM

Deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwan has been removed from Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Committee, and junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha wants you to know that the luxury wristwatch...

Bangkok-based travel startup HotelierIQ connects unusual boutique hotels with savvy travelers

Bangkok-based travel startup HotelierIQ connects unusual boutique hotels with savvy travelers

Travelers are becoming wiser. For many, it’s no longer about simply booking a hotel room at a well-known chain in your chosen destination. These days, travelers want more than a...

Mainland follies: Man turns down marriage proposal, cash because fear of heights

Mainland follies: Man turns down marriage proposal, cash because fear of heights

In a bizarre challenged-based marriage proposal that, if legit, backfired spectacularly, a woman in China popped the question to her acrophobic boyfriend but demanded he cross a...

It will take 45 minutes to clear security and customs for the express rail line, says official

It will take 45 minutes to clear security and customs for the express rail line, says official

Getting on the soon-to-open high speed rail link between Hong Kong and the mainland will take about as long as the train trip to Guangzhou, according to MTR officials, who also...

Health authorities ‘high concerned’ after spike of local dengue cases

Health authorities ‘high concerned’ after spike of local dengue cases

Dengue is spreading in Hong Kong, experts fear, after a spike of local cases in recent days. Since August 14, the Department of Health’s Centre for Health Protection (CHP) has...

Get crafty: Best spots in HK for leather workshops, drawing classes, pottery, and other DIY arts

Get crafty: Best spots in HK for leather workshops, drawing classes, pottery, and other DIY arts

Got an artsy itch to scratch? Or maybe you’re searching for a new hobby after your short-lived love for cross-stitch faded. If so, Hong Kong’s got plenty of places to...

Pro-independence talk at FCC ‘undoubtedly illegal’, claims senior Beijing official

Pro-independence talk at FCC ‘undoubtedly illegal’, claims senior Beijing official

Further ratcheting up the rhetoric and saying he supported “punishment”, the Beijing official in charge of Hong Kong affairs has called talk by a pro-independence advocate at...

Report: A ways to go — Mahathir’s first 100 days in office analyzed

Report: A ways to go — Mahathir’s first 100 days in office analyzed

One hundred days in office for Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and Pakatan Harapan have passed, and many are curiously looking at this old-is-new government to see how the...

Malaysia repeals controversial fake news law

Malaysia repeals controversial fake news law

Malaysia’s parliament repealed a controversial law on Thursday that punished spreading “fake news” with up to six years in jail and which critics said was aimed...

Vietnamese dad of Kim murder suspect wants ‘kind’ daughter home

Vietnamese dad of Kim murder suspect wants ‘kind’ daughter home

Doan Van Thanh proudly displays diplomas and photos of his daughter at his home in rural Vietnam, hopeful she’ll be freed from a jail in Malaysia where she’s on...

Malaysian PM heading to China with mega-projects in focus

Malaysian PM heading to China with mega-projects in focus

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad begins a visit to China Friday, seeking to renegotiate or even cancel major Beijing-backed projects signed under the country’s...

Cheese bored: We taste tested every locally-made cheese from Milky Whey

Cheese bored: We taste tested every locally-made cheese from Milky Whey

Lactose lovers, cheese aficionados, and those of you who just like to read things about food: We’ve spent the last week eating, breathing (ew) and cooking with the nine...

MMDA to suspend full implementation of driver-only ban in EDSA

MMDA to suspend full implementation of driver-only ban in EDSA

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced today the suspension of the full implementation of the driver-only ban which was supposedly set to commence on...

PDEA’s retired narcotics detection dogs find new homes

PDEA’s retired narcotics detection dogs find new homes

Remember the retired narcotics detection dogs (NDD) that the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) wanted to give up for adoption? Well, they’ve found their fur-ever...

Grab driver arrested in buy-bust operation for allegedly selling drugs

Grab driver arrested in buy-bust operation for allegedly selling drugs

A Grab driver has been arrested after he was caught selling illegal drugs during a buy-bust operation. According to Quezon City Police District Director Chief Superintendent...

VIRAL: Dog tries to revive fellow canine on side of the road, breaks netizens’ hearts

VIRAL: Dog tries to revive fellow canine on side of the road, breaks netizens’ hearts

We don’t deserve dogs, and some humans don’t deserve their driver’s licenses. Facebook user Jay-ar Villanueva shared a heartbreaking video on Wednesday of a dog...

PH police force hunt down alleged drug lord Peter Lim

PH police force hunt down alleged drug lord Peter Lim

The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) have announced today that they are hunting down alleged drug lord Peter Lim and have also...

Man receives overwhelming support from public in quest to save a cat suspected of getting thrown from height

Man receives overwhelming support from public in quest to save a cat suspected of getting thrown from height

A man took it upon himself to save a cat that was allegedly thrown down from height in his neighborhood. Spoiler alert: the cat is now recovering really well from the incident,...

The Coconuts guide to the freshest concerts in Singapore (Aug-Sep 2018)

The Coconuts guide to the freshest concerts in Singapore (Aug-Sep 2018)

Bird up, fam. 2018 is (and has been) such a bumper crop for live music, and already there are so many crucial gigs and concerts to catch in the next two months — an awesome...

Fitness membership platform ClassPass is now in Singapore, with workouts like yoga, boxing, cycling, and more

Fitness membership platform ClassPass is now in Singapore, with workouts like yoga, boxing, cycling, and more

Calling all fitness freaks — there’s now a new subscription platform to rival those of GuavaPass and KFit. Just launched this month, ClassPass is no small competitor,...

Residents caught on camera burning joss paper right along the common corridor

Residents caught on camera burning joss paper right along the common corridor

As much as one HDB resident did not want to appear racist, the health hazard of having plumes of smoke filling up the common corridor outside his unit is pushing him to post on...

Arrested: Woman accused of scamming Carousell buyers with non-existent JJ Lin concert tickets

Arrested: Woman accused of scamming Carousell buyers with non-existent JJ Lin concert tickets

Police have confirmed the arrest of a 23-year-old woman who allegedly conned more than a dozen victims with non-existent tickets to JJ Lin’s concert or the National Day Parade....

Suu Kyi’s Rakhine enquiry commission says it will not seek accountability for rights abuses

Suu Kyi’s Rakhine enquiry commission says it will not seek accountability for rights abuses

A panel appointed by Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi to investigate alleged human rights violations during military operations in northern Rakhine State last year held...

Villager arrested after neighbor reports him for criticizing Aung San Suu Kyi

Villager arrested after neighbor reports him for criticizing Aung San Suu Kyi

A villager in Kyauktan Township, just south of Yangon, has been arrested after his neighbor overheard him criticizing Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and reported him to...

Myanmar president’s office asks people to stop throwing ‘letters and things’ at state leaders

Myanmar president’s office asks people to stop throwing ‘letters and things’ at state leaders

Myanmar’s Office of the President issued a notice on Wednesday asking the public to stop throwing complaint letters at state leaders, which presumably refers to President Win...

4.3-magnitude offshore earthquake shakes Yangon

4.3-magnitude offshore earthquake shakes Yangon

At least three people reported feeling an earthquake that shook Yangon and the surrounding area this afternoon, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The earthquake struck...

Tour operator fights for tourists’ right to drive motorbikes in Dawei

Tour operator fights for tourists’ right to drive motorbikes in Dawei

A tour operator is taking on the government of Myanmar’s southern Taninthayi Region to protect the right of foreign tourists to drive motorbikes in the Dawei Peninsula, one of...

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The Coconuts guide to the freshest concerts in Singapore (Aug-Sep 2018)

The Coconuts guide to the freshest concerts in Singapore (Aug-Sep 2018)

Bird up, fam. 2018 is (and has been) such a bumper crop for live music, and already there are so many crucial gigs and concerts to catch in the next two months — an awesome...

5 easy and natural alternatives to products containing the dangerous chemical Triclosan

5 easy and natural alternatives to products containing the dangerous chemical Triclosan

Coconuts Manila x Coalition of Filipino Consumers | Nature works best.

Fitness membership platform ClassPass is now in Singapore, with workouts like yoga, boxing, cycling, and more

Fitness membership platform ClassPass is now in Singapore, with workouts like yoga, boxing, cycling, and more

Calling all fitness freaks — there’s now a new subscription platform to rival those of GuavaPass and KFit. Just launched this month, ClassPass is no small competitor,...

Momoland visits Manny Pacquiao at home 

Momoland visits Manny Pacquiao at home 

Momoland, the Korean girl group behind the viral earworm Bboom Bboom arrived in Manila yesterday ahead of an exclusive concert at the Solaire Resort & Casino. While most of...

Get crafty: Best spots in HK for leather workshops, drawing classes, pottery, and other DIY arts

Get crafty: Best spots in HK for leather workshops, drawing classes, pottery, and other DIY arts

Got an artsy itch to scratch? Or maybe you’re searching for a new hobby after your short-lived love for cross-stitch faded. If so, Hong Kong’s got plenty of places to...

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