Vital Signs: In Bali’s ‘deaf village,’ a unique language gives hope to a new generation

For the first eight years of her life, Nyoman Rasthi Asih was a girl without a language. Born deaf into a family of hearing people, Asih had no way of communicating with her parents and two older siblings. She was prone to emotional outbursts, frustrated to the point of tears that she could neither express ...

First Steps: Balinese woman back on her feet after overcoming unthinkable act of domestic violence

First Steps: Balinese woman back on her feet after overcoming unthinkable act of domestic violence

(Warning: This article contains graphic descriptions of brutal acts of domestic violence, reader discretion is advised.) Ni Putu Kariani’s first steps in more than a year...

Year in Review: The best of Coconuts Bali’s 2018 original content

Year in Review: The best of Coconuts Bali’s 2018 original content

Now that we’re about to call it a wrap on 2018, we think it’s pretty fair to say that 2018 was a standout year for Coconuts Bali in putting out compelling, affecting, original...

Vital Signs: In Bali’s ‘deaf village,’ a unique language gives hope to a new generation

Vital Signs: In Bali’s ‘deaf village,’ a unique language gives hope to a new generation

For the first eight years of her life, Nyoman Rasthi Asih was a girl without a language. Born deaf into a family of hearing people, Asih had no way of communicating with her...

#UninstallGojek and the high cost of supporting LGBT rights in Indonesia

#UninstallGojek and the high cost of supporting LGBT rights in Indonesia

Lately, it feels like we’re teetering dangerously close to reliving the worst of the LGBT moral panic that swept Indonesia in 2016.

‘Proud to have known you’: Heroic air traffic controller Anthonius Gunawan Agung’s colleagues remember him

‘Proud to have known you’: Heroic air traffic controller Anthonius Gunawan Agung’s colleagues remember him

Colleagues of the Palu earthquake hero Anthonius Gunawan Agung remember him with fondness.

Reunited Indonesian couple a rare ray of hope in quake zone

Reunited Indonesian couple a rare ray of hope in quake zone

by Harry Pearl It was two agonizing days of searches through makeshift morgues and hospitals before Azwan found his wife Dewi alive and well after she was swept away in the...

Donate to the victims of Indonesia’s devastating tsunami-earthquake through these trustworthy charities

Donate to the victims of Indonesia’s devastating tsunami-earthquake through these trustworthy charities

The scope of the disaster is still being assessed but the need for assistance is already urgent. Please give what you can and share.

A World Undone: Life in Lombok’s evacuation camps (PHOTO ESSAY)

A World Undone: Life in Lombok’s evacuation camps (PHOTO ESSAY)

Whether or not there will be another earthquake today, dinner isn’t going to cook itself, and the washing still needs to get done. Daily chores and obligations still persist as...

Life Finds a Way: Birth, loss, and the midwives of the Lombok earthquake

Life Finds a Way: Birth, loss, and the midwives of the Lombok earthquake

WEST LOMBOK REGENCY — Siti Raudatul Janah’s contractions began the moment the devastating 7.0 earthquake struck. The Aug. 5 Lombok quake, countless aftershocks, and 6.9...

This Indonesian spa treatment for your Vag is smoking hot, literally

This Indonesian spa treatment for your Vag is smoking hot, literally

With some Coconuts love, we would like to bring your attention to a very local and traditional spa practice, which many beauty salons call V Spa. 


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