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Bette Midler tweets: ‘Murderous dictator Duterte serenades Trump with a Filipino love song’

American singer and actress, the Divine Miss M — Bette Midler — was not amused as US President Donald...

Bette Midler tweets: ‘Murderous dictator Duterte serenades Trump with a Filipino love song’

Dog owner arrested for common assault after hitting dognapper

A dog owner who lost her pet for six days and was reunited with it on Tuesday night after social media came to the...

Dog owner arrested for common assault after hitting dognapper

Elderly man caught slapping and sexually harassing American expat on MRT in viral video gets charged in court

Earlier this year, millions of horrified people around the world watched a clip of an elderly Singaporean man violently...

Elderly man caught slapping and sexually harassing American expat on MRT in viral video gets charged in court

Cat from hell? This feline chases all his owner’s friends away (VIDEO)

A feline named “Fat” made headlines in local media this week for being so foul-tempered and violent that he’s...

Cat from hell? This feline chases all his owner’s friends away (VIDEO)
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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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Thai women second fattest in Asia, according to Thai Diabetes Association

The president of the Diabetes Association of Thailand shed light on the obesity problem in the country by announcing that Thai...

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Only 2 Philippine families on Asia’s richest list

This year’s Asia’s richest families list published in Forbes magazine includes just two families from the...

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iPhone 8 released today, iPhone X goes on sale Dec. 1

Apple fans in the Philippines are expected to be lining up at stores today as Philippine carriers Globe and Smart release the...

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Thief smashes into ATM and manually pulls out cash in Jimbaran, Bali (VIDEO)

Thief smashes into ATM and manually pulls out cash in Jimbaran, Bali (VIDEO)

Police are on the hunt for a thief who smashed up an ATM in Bali and made an “unauthorized withdrawal” from the machine on Friday. While card skimming at ATMs has become all...

Jokowi pushes for faster development of four ‘alternative Bali’ Indonesian destinations

Jokowi pushes for faster development of four ‘alternative Bali’ Indonesian destinations

The Indonesian government will be focusing on the development of four of 10 priority tourist destinations that have been designated as “alternatives to Bali.” In a meeting at...

Two Udayana students swept out to sea by big waves at Jimbaran’s Tegal Wangi, found dead

Two Udayana students swept out to sea by big waves at Jimbaran’s Tegal Wangi, found dead

A pair of students from Bali’s Udayana University were found dead after they were swept away by the strong waves at Tegal Wangi Beach in Jimbaran. The victims, engineering...

Two held over murder of elderly Dutch man in Bali

Two held over murder of elderly Dutch man in Bali

Two men have been arrested over the murder of an elderly Dutch man whose decomposing body was found at his home on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali. The corpse of Robert...

Bali politician fugitive has 3 wives, all drug users: Police

Bali politician fugitive has 3 wives, all drug users: Police

A Balinese politician who is currently being hunted by police for alleged drug dealing, has three wives and all are accused of being drug users. Bali Regional Legislative Council...

Talk of Shame: Tinder Hell improv comedy returns next week

Talk of Shame: Tinder Hell improv comedy returns next week

If you’re single in Bangkok, it’s impossible that you won’t run into a few crazies on your quest to find love. In a city where the language barrier is high, the price for...

Tesco Lotus fires rude cashier who calls customer ‘sh*tty’ in viral video

Tesco Lotus fires rude cashier who calls customer ‘sh*tty’ in viral video

Tesco Lotus fired an employee yesterday following a heated argument with a male customer, during which she used vulgar language and sneered at him for driving a bicycle. We’re...

Explore the world of ECOTOPIA for eco vibes from floor to ceiling (literally)

Explore the world of ECOTOPIA for eco vibes from floor to ceiling (literally)

| Coconuts Bangkok x Siam Discovery | The place for all the green souls.

Cat from hell? This feline chases all his owner’s friends away (VIDEO)

Cat from hell? This feline chases all his owner’s friends away (VIDEO)

A feline named “Fat” made headlines in local media this week for being so foul-tempered and violent that he’s chased all his owner’s friends away. The 2-year-old tabby in...

What to do in Bangkok this weekend, Nov. 17-18, plus one cheeky art opening tonight

What to do in Bangkok this weekend, Nov. 17-18, plus one cheeky art opening tonight

Though there are always endless options for things to do in Bangkok, here are our top picks for this weekend. Art: Chris Coles’ Bangkok Neon The new permanent home of expat bar...

Three men guilty in Hong Kong explosives plot

Three men guilty in Hong Kong explosives plot

Three men were found guilty of possessing and conspiring to make explosives ahead of a contentious 2015 vote on political reform by a Hong Kong court Friday. The trio were...

The Hungry Lawyer: the Grassroots Pantry, its beef-less burgers and popcorn ‘chicken’

The Hungry Lawyer: the Grassroots Pantry, its beef-less burgers and popcorn ‘chicken’

I was a vegetarian for three years, spanning my graduation from university and the beginning of law school. I had decided to question the assumption that eating meat is a...

Industrial building worker thrown into elevator doors by forklift cart

Industrial building worker thrown into elevator doors by forklift cart

Anyone who has had a rough day at work knows that the first thing they want to do is recline and relax for a bit. This worker, though, made the mistake of reclining on the job and...

Sparks fly after motorcycle rides through red traffic light and hits taxi

Sparks fly after motorcycle rides through red traffic light and hits taxi

In today’s installment of #HKdashcamwatch, a reminder that it is a good idea to pay attention to traffic lights. Yesterday we saw one cyclist cheat death as he hit a minibus...

David Boring on Hong Kong, post-punk, and Hong Kong’s live music scene

David Boring on Hong Kong, post-punk, and Hong Kong’s live music scene

David Boring’s previous performances have been described as “completely unpredictable and destructive” where “bodies and instruments are flailing everywhere”. To which...

Indonesian smugglers stuffed exotic birds in pipes: police

Indonesian smugglers stuffed exotic birds in pipes: police

Four men have been charged after 41 endangered white cockatoos and 84 Eclectus parrots were discovered squashed into plastic piping that had been cut and sealed at each end by...

Transport Dept. officers ban motorcycle taxi drivers from area near station to prevent traffic, drivers fight back

Transport Dept. officers ban motorcycle taxi drivers from area near station to prevent traffic, drivers fight back

While online ojeks (aka motorcycle taxi drivers working for ride-hailing services like Go-Jek and Grab) have no doubt helped decrease Jakarta’s infamously terrible traffic in...

Police rules Setya Novanto’s car accident wasn’t staged

Police rules Setya Novanto’s car accident wasn’t staged

Despite the overwhelming skepticism of the general public, Indonesia House Speaker Setya Novanto’s car crash last night was totally not staged, like, at all.

Jakarta least tolerant city in Indonesia, behind Banda Aceh: Setara Institute

Jakarta least tolerant city in Indonesia, behind Banda Aceh: Setara Institute

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#SaveTiangListrik: Netizens wish electric pole well after being crashed into by car containing Setya Novanto

#SaveTiangListrik: Netizens wish electric pole well after being crashed into by car containing Setya Novanto

Harken, dear readers, to the tale of Setya Novanto: Indonesia’s speaker of the house, avoider of corruption charges, and now, alleged car crash victim in what has to be the most...

Malaysia’s National Space Agency wants you to relax, that space station probably won’t fall on you

Malaysia’s National Space Agency wants you to relax, that space station probably won’t fall on you

Malaysians excited about the prospect of their collective schadenfreude coming to the sudden end when China’s Tiangong-1 space station potentially crashing down on them eating...

All suspects accused of plotted public murder of Datin Renyce Wong acquitted after failure to identify gunmen

All suspects accused of plotted public murder of Datin Renyce Wong acquitted after failure to identify gunmen

The seven suspects who had been charged in the murder of property agent Datin Renyce Wong have all been acquitted without their defense even being called after the prosecution...

Man who dressed up as a suicide bomber for Halloween pleads guilty and pays RM400 fine

Man who dressed up as a suicide bomber for Halloween pleads guilty and pays RM400 fine

The man who had creatively, and socially uncomfortably, dressed up a suicide bomber for Halloween has been named and fined. Amjad Jalal Ahmed Al Dahan, an IT professional from...

Man hires taxi to tail bus and stab bus after the express left without him during a bathroom break

Man hires taxi to tail bus and stab bus after the express left without him during a bathroom break

A left-behind passenger on a morning express bus traveling in northern Malaysia was so enraged that the driver had driven off without him, that he hailed a taxi specifically to...

Could the king of fruits also make you king of the bedroom? Resource Ministry and MP eager to find out

Could the king of fruits also make you king of the bedroom? Resource Ministry and MP eager to find out

Gather round, peasants. We have some news. While the rest of you nerds spend your time trying to find a cure for cancer, the agriculture division of the Resources Ministry told an...

Bomb plot foiled ahead of ASEAN summit in Philippines: Police

Bomb plot foiled ahead of ASEAN summit in Philippines: Police

An Islamist plot to bomb a Manila shopping mall as US President Donald Trump and other world leaders arrived in the city for a summit has been foiled, Philippine police said...

Philippine troops abused rights in Marawi battle: Amnesty International

Philippine troops abused rights in Marawi battle: Amnesty International

Philippine troops detained and tortured civilians trying to flee a besieged southern city during a five-month battle with militants loyal to the Islamic State group, Amnesty...

Only 2 Philippine families on Asia’s richest list

Only 2 Philippine families on Asia’s richest list

This year’s Asia’s richest families list published in Forbes magazine includes just two families from the Philippines: the Sy and Ayala clans. The Sy family made a...

Bette Midler tweets: ‘Murderous dictator Duterte serenades Trump with a Filipino love song’

Bette Midler tweets: ‘Murderous dictator Duterte serenades Trump with a Filipino love song’

American singer and actress, the Divine Miss M — Bette Midler — was not amused as US President Donald Trump cozied up to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte earlier...

iPhone 8 released today, iPhone X goes on sale Dec. 1

iPhone 8 released today, iPhone X goes on sale Dec. 1

Apple fans in the Philippines are expected to be lining up at stores today as Philippine carriers Globe and Smart release the iPhone 8 in their stores. According to a press...

Tech Tonic: Two weeks with the Pixel 2 XL, the best Android smartphone you can get in Singapore

Tech Tonic: Two weeks with the Pixel 2 XL, the best Android smartphone you can get in Singapore

Tech Tonic is our experimental foray into gadgets and gizmo content because we — like most Singaporeans — are total geeks. We look into how emerging technologies are boosting...

Now you can get Suntory’s mind-boggling transparent milk tea in Singapore

Now you can get Suntory’s mind-boggling transparent milk tea in Singapore

Transparent milk tea? Oh yeah, it’s a thing. And it comes from Japan, of course. Suntory, a Japanese brewing and distilling company mostly known for its whisky, has...

2 new dessert shops at Plaza Singapura to satiate your sweet tooth

2 new dessert shops at Plaza Singapura to satiate your sweet tooth

Now that the weekend is pretty much here, it’s time to indulge in whatever you want — diet-wise, we mean. And if you’re all about sweet stuff, Plaza...

Elderly man caught slapping and sexually harassing American expat on MRT in viral video gets charged in court

Elderly man caught slapping and sexually harassing American expat on MRT in viral video gets charged in court

Earlier this year, millions of horrified people around the world watched a clip of an elderly Singaporean man violently accosting a young American expat during a ride on the MRT....

Weekend Warrior: Nov 17-19

Weekend Warrior: Nov 17-19

A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore. Friday, Nov 17 Affordable Art Fair The fair returns with more than 65 exhibitors from across the globe showcasing...

‘Mounting evidence’ of Myanmar genocide against Rohingya: watchdogs

‘Mounting evidence’ of Myanmar genocide against Rohingya: watchdogs

Myanmar security forces slit the throats of Muslim Rohingya, burned victims alive, and gang-raped women and girls, according to two separate reports detailing mounting evidence...

Army Chief: Rohingya can return only if Myanmar’s ‘real citizens’ accept

Army Chief: Rohingya can return only if Myanmar’s ‘real citizens’ accept

Rohingya refugees cannot return to Rakhine state until “real Myanmar citizens” are ready to accept them, the country’s army chief said Thursday, casting doubt...

50th Street has a bigger, bolder new menu

50th Street has a bigger, bolder new menu

Yangon’s most famous foreigner-friendly watering hole has steadily been leveling up since coming under the ownership of the ever-stylish Pun + Projects earlier this year. Once...

Dry season is cancelled this weekend

Dry season is cancelled this weekend

Rainy season officially ended over a week ago, but tell that to the heavens. Rain is expected to fall over a large portion of Myanmar over the weekend, according to the Department...

Gorgeous ‘Architectural Guide: Yangon’ goes online

Gorgeous ‘Architectural Guide: Yangon’ goes online

The stunning and informative content of Architectural Guide: Yangon – once only available to people willing to pay €38 – is now available to anyone with a computer or a...

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Talk of Shame: Tinder Hell improv comedy returns next week

Talk of Shame: Tinder Hell improv comedy returns next week

If you’re single in Bangkok, it’s impossible that you won’t run into a few crazies on your quest to find love. In a city where the language barrier is high, the price for...

Tech Tonic: Two weeks with the Pixel 2 XL, the best Android smartphone you can get in Singapore

Tech Tonic: Two weeks with the Pixel 2 XL, the best Android smartphone you can get in Singapore

Tech Tonic is our experimental foray into gadgets and gizmo content because we — like most Singaporeans — are total geeks. We look into how emerging technologies are boosting...

Explore the world of ECOTOPIA for eco vibes from floor to ceiling (literally)

Explore the world of ECOTOPIA for eco vibes from floor to ceiling (literally)

| Coconuts Bangkok x Siam Discovery | The place for all the green souls.

Weekend Warrior: Nov 17-19

Weekend Warrior: Nov 17-19

A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore. Friday, Nov 17 Affordable Art Fair The fair returns with more than 65 exhibitors from across the globe showcasing...

Bring back the good ol’ days with nostalgic streetwear from Made in Paradise

Bring back the good ol’ days with nostalgic streetwear from Made in Paradise

| Coconuts Hong Kong x Made in Paradise | A trippy walk down memory lane.

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