About Coconuts

Coconuts is an alternative online publisher reaching an audience of millions with fresh and juicy stories and videos.

The Coconuts.co news and lifestyle website produces in-depth coverage of what’s happening in Bangkok, Manila, Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Bali, Yangon, and beyond.

Coconuts TV is our video channel focused on the weird and wondrous untold stories of Asia. We release our videos to an international audience on Youtube, and also license and produce for broadcast channels and streaming platforms including Netflix, Discovery, and MTV.

In September 2020, the Coconuts Media group acquired BK Magazine, Bangkok’s leading food and lifestyle bible, as well as up-and-coming Thai language culture website Soimilk.

Each month, we reach up to

4.2 million unique users

on our website

26 million people

across all platforms combined.

Coconuts alleviates the critical problems of ignorance and boredom in today’s youth by informing and entertaining people in Asiaʼs big cities so they can live more fulfilling urban lives.

Thanks for reading and watching. We love you.


  • Nurul Azliah

    Singapore Managing Editor

    Nurul covers a variety of local news including crime and politics. Before joining Coconuts, she was a producer with the Channel NewsAsia digital team and a general news reporter with Yahoo. She graduated with a BA in Journalism and Online Communication & Production from Murdoch University in 2012.
  • Julianne Greco

    Audience Development Manager & Coco Travel Editor

    Julianne Greco has been living in Southeast Asia for eight splendid years. Before she took on her current responsibility of handling all things social media as the audience development manager for Coconuts (while multitasking and jet-setting as the editor of Coco Travel), she helped launch Coconuts Bali as the city site’s first managing editor. She graduated from Dickinson College in the US where she was editor-in-chief of the college newspaper.

  • Nadia Hamid

    Jakarta Associate Editor

    Born and raised in Jakarta, Nadia studied journalism at University of Indonesia. On a daily basis, she writes about food, lifestyle, and anything happening on the internet — surrounded by her five cats and fueled by coffee. Prior to Coconuts, Nadia was a social media producer at Rappler Indonesia (now Rappler IDN Times) and a freelance content writer.

  • Chayanit ‘Milk’ Itthipongmaetee

    Bangkok Food & Lifestyle Editor

    Chayanit “Milk” Itthipongmaetee is a six-year veteran of online journalism in Thailand, covering everything from street protests and gender issues to weed, subcultures, and a wrecked liver’s worth of bars. Formerly an intern at Coconuts Bangkok and full-time reporter at Khaosod English, Milk rejoined Coconuts Bangkok in July 2019.

  • Hillary Leung

    Hong Kong Associate Editor

    Born in Hong Kong and raised on a diet of books and bad reality TV, Hillary joined Coconuts in mid-2020. Before that, she interned at news agency Storyful and reported for TIME Magazine, where she covered the Hong Kong protests extensively. Outside of work, she reads, attempts to teach herself the guitar and nurses an unhealthy obsession with true crime documentaries.

  • Andra Nasrie

    Indonesia Managing Editor

    Andra was born in Indonesia, raised in Qatar, and went to university in Canada and Australia. Now he calls Jakarta home for the time being, where he appeared on your screens with Kompas TV before going on to work with Coconuts Media. Andra is now in his sixth year at Coconuts, having started as an Associate Editor for Coconuts Jakarta and, most recently, being promoted to Indonesia Managing Editor in 2019, a role in which he oversees all editorial content from the archipelago nation.

  • Todd Ruiz

    Regional Managing Editor: Bangkok, Singapore, Yangon

    Todd Ruiz began journalism in late 2001 traveling to the front lines in Afghanistan and worked as a newspaper staff writer in his native Los Angeles. He graduated with honors in Journalism from the University of La Verne and has been following Thai politics and news since first coming to Bangkok in 2000. He’s been living here since 2009 and now runs Coconuts’ editorial ops in Bangkok, Singapore, and Yangon. Todd would love to hear tips on everything from human rights issues and street food to necromancy and underground music.

  • Sheany

    Bali Managing Editor

    Sheany is a third-culture kid and feminist raised in Jakarta, who studied political science at the Ohio State University before returning to Tanah Air to work as a journalist. She began her career in media as a reporter at the Jakarta Globe and joined Coconuts Bali as a Managing Editor in 2019. Sheany is a bit of a gourmand and enjoys long conversations over coffee and fries. In her free time, she dabbles in amateur photography, writes political and cultural commentaries and is constantly missing her four dogs back home.

  • Carolyn Teo

    Singapore Associate Editor

    Carolyn is an Associate Editor in Singapore. Before joining Coconuts, she was freelance writing for media companies specializing in arts and film and handled communications and social media marketing for a mural painting studio in Singapore. To her, a completed painting brings the same amount of joy and satisfaction as completing a written piece of work. Carolyn graduated with honors from the University at Buffalo, New York under Singapore Institute of Management with a BA in Arts and Communications.


  • Komkrit ‘Puu’ Klinkaeo

    Production Manager

    Puu brings over two decades of publishing experience to Grove, where he works as Production Manager. He joined Asia City Media Group, the former publisher of BK and Soimilk, in 2009. Before that, he managed production for several fashion magazines, as well as lifestyle magazines like MTV Tracks magazine and Men’s Health Thailand. Since 2000, he has also supervised the creation of many different pocket books for independent Thai publishers. In his spare time, he stays busy with art, design, and crafts projects and sharpens his mind with daily gym and meditation sessions.

  • Craig Sauers

    Managing Editor

    Craig Sauers has covered the Bangkok lifestyle beat since 2014. He has worked for several independent magazines over the years and has also been published in a range of news, travel, and lifestyle publications, including the BBC, CNBC, CNN, and Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia. Before joining BK, he served a brief stint in one of Bangkok’s unofficial sister cities, working as the food and drinks editor of Time Out Hong Kong. In his free time, he competes in long-distance running events, from the 5k to the marathon, and dabbles in beer-making.


  • Noranartta ‘Nora’ Chaikum

    Managing Editor

    Nora has worked in Journalism for 9 years. She spent 2 years in Korea, attending the Yonsei University Korean Language Institute in Seoul and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from Chulalongkorn University, and a Masters in Public Administration from Sripatum University in Thailand. Her personal social media platforms are full of movie and football-related content. Before joining Soimilk, she was a reporter and newscaster at Voice TV, Bangkok.

  • Kristiya ‘Karn’ Chaisri

    Senior Writer

    Graduating from the Faculty of Archeology, Silpakorn University, Kristiya has been writing lifestyle content for Soimilk since 2019, focusing on art & culture topics. She enjoys discovering the unknown parts of Bangkok, especially the music and art community scene.


  • Wattana ‘Mac’ Duangsringam

    Coconuts TV Camera Operator & Editor

    Mac joined Coconuts TV in 2018 as a videographer and editor for both documentary and commercial projects. He has shot and edited videos for Grab, Line, and Singapore Council for Estate Agencies, among others. He recently co-produced the Coconuts TV original short documentary THAILAND’S TRASH ISLAND, which was recognized for excellence by the Asian Academy Creative Awards.

  • Rayner Lim

    Head of Post Production

    Rayner is an award winning Lead Editor and Story Producer who has 16 years of experience working on the biggest productions across Asia. His work has been diverse – television commercials and branded content for for DBS, McDonald’s, Shell, Nike and Coca Cola and global reality shows like Asia’s Got Talent, The Amazing Race Asia and Asia’s Next Top Model. He is consistently seeking to bring stories to life and produce exciting, entertaining and highly engaging content.

  • Vim Shanmugam

    Coconuts TV Head of Content & Production

    After graduating from the University of Southern California – School of Cinematic Arts, Vim has spent more than 18 years across the world producing content for TV, film and digital platforms. With almost a decade at NBC Universal in development programming, he’s also worked on various projects for Hulu and Netflix. From branded content to feature films, he has a proven track record of success with brands (P&G, Unilever, Apple, Google ), agencies (Ogilvy, OMD, Publicis, Group M) and networks (NBC, DIVA, USA, Bravo). He believes strongly that the best content is created when the Art of Storytelling meets the Science of Data.

  • Chidapha ‘Nok’ Srai


    Nok is a documentary producer who is passionate about a wide range of storytelling formats. In her 20s, she has already produced 40 documentaries with ThaiPBS channel, requiring 19 trips in 25 months across Asia. She also worked as a freelancer with international media outlets including The Guardian, Financial Times, Stern magazine. At Coconuts TV, she attempts to utilize her multi-skills and interests to create the extraordinary out of the ordinary.

  • Thana ‘Jae’ Thanapornrapee

    Coconuts TV Camera Operator & Editor

    Thana Thanapornrapee joined the Coconuts TV team in 2014, serving as a videographer and editor producing documentary and commercial projects around Southeast Asia for 4 years. He has produced documentaries for Netflix, iflix and a travel video series for Coconuts called Siam Island Hopper sponsored by Singha Beer.


  • Juhi Bimbhet

    Head of Grove

    Juhi is our Head of Grove and brings with her over 13 years of experience in the advertising industry across both London and Singapore, at agencies like AMV BBDO, Ogilvy, and Grey, working on brands like Visa, American Express, Heinz, Sentosa and many others on a global, regional and local scale. She has a passion for creativity powered by consumer insight and effectiveness. She’s helped her previous agency win Singapore’s first Innovation Lion at Cannes and has herself been voted the Suit of the Year at Hall of Fame. Reach her at juhi@coconuts.co

  • Dietrich Neu

    Business Director & Head of Account Management

    Dietrich has over 10 years’ experience in publishing, journalism and content creation, including extensive experience at international publications across Canada and Thailand. Before joining Grove as the Business Director, Dietrich was the Head of Asia City Studio – an in-house branded content department for Asia City Media Group. Reach him at dietrich@coconuts.co.

  • Shernan Plameras

    Head of Business Development

    Shernan brings with him more than a decade of sales and marketing experience in Singapore. His sometimes crazy but surely cutting-edge ideas has helped clients not only win advertising awards, but also execute successful campaigns that generated profit. He was the Publisher and Advertising Director of SilverKris, the in-flight magazine of Singapore Airlines published by INK, and also worked at Asia City Media Group, publisher of SG (formerly IS Magazine) and WHERE Singapore. Reach him at shernan@coconuts.co


  • Clarissa Cortes

    Operations Manager & Head of COCO+ Membership

    Clarissa manages operations across the Coconuts offices, and heads our COCO+ membership program. A multitasker by nature, she has also taken on the role of Production Manager for numerous branded and Coconuts Media original videos, including projects for Discovery, iflix, and Toggle. She has over 10 years’ experience in office administration with a special interest in event planning, marketing, and client liaison. Clarissa holds a BA (Hons) in Arts Management from LASALLE College of the Arts.

  • F. Nadhirah

    Operations Assistant

    Nadhirah handles Coconuts behind-the-scenes logistics, bookkeeping, and office administration. She holds a Diploma in Biomedical Sciences and is currently pursuing a degree in Communications and Marketing from Murdoch University to broaden her horizons. She finds inspiration from endlessly scrolling through social media apps, Netflix binging and internet browsing. In her spare time, you will find her playing with her cat or obsessing over beauty gurus on YouTube.

  • Manita ‘Mim’ Satra

    Thailand HR and Finance Officer

    Manita “Mim” Satra handles admin, finance, and HR for the Coconuts Bangkok office. Before joining Coconuts, she spent some time in the UK before returning to Thailand to work in business solutions and customer service. Mim holds a BA from Silpakorn University, majoring in French. She loves to travel and is somewhat of a make up and beauty guru in her spare time.


  • Philip Nugroho

    Technical Lead

    Philip joined Coconuts as Tech Lead in 2017. He graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Bina Nusantara University in Jakarta, and worked there before moving to Singapore in 2005 where he has been based since. Prior to working at Coconuts, he was with Singapore Press Holdings, building and managing websites across multiple industries, including e-commerce, news, property and the jobs portal. When he is not busy building websites, you can find him at home, building model kits.


  • Byron Perry


    Byron is the Founder and CEO of Coconuts Media. He was Executive Producer for Coconuts TV productions for Netflix, Discovery, MTV, iflix, and Mediacorp. Byron has led production of branded content and advertising on Coconuts for brands including Hilton, Mercedes-Benz, Grab, Johnnie Walker, MasterCard, Singapore Tourism Board, Hong Kong Tourism Board, and Singha Beer. Before founding Coconuts Media in Bangkok in 2011, Byron worked as an editor for Hollywood trade magazine Variety; Cambodia’s English language newspaper The Phnom Penh Post, and local city magazine San Francisco. He is a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, DC.