Shows, selfies, and shaming: Experts weigh in on elephant tourism in Thailand

If you vacationed in Thailand a decade ago, you most likely rode an elephant and proudly showed the photos to your friends at home Back then, they would have considered you a hero for braving the back of a fearsome beast But today, elephant tourism is a whole other animal Now, the same scenario will get you elephant-tourism shamed by friends who will bombard you with facts about elephant abuse Elephants, the...

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Have books, will travel: Sight-impaired Japanese expat introduces joy of reading to Thai youth

On one of her early study trips to Thailand, Japanese native Yoshimi Horiuchi met a teen boy with muscular dystrophy, who had been out of school for most of his life The...

Have books, will travel: Sight-impaired Japanese expat introduces joy of reading to Thai youth

The Naked Truth: Bare it all with owners of Bangkok’s only nudist resort

From the outside, Barefeet Naturist Resort appears just like any other Thai home in the residential area of Lad Phrao — large traditional wooden doors, white paint and tree...

The Naked Truth: Bare it all with owners of Bangkok’s only nudist resort

Expat director Paul Spurrier talks about making ‘The Forest,’ his supernatural film set in Isaan

Opening tonight at SF World Cinema Central World, is an eerie new supernatural horror film called The Forest Set in Isaan, and featuring improvised dialog from local villagers,...

Expat director Paul Spurrier talks about making ‘The Forest,’ his supernatural film set in Isaan

2 young female designers on the challenges of holding their own while redefining Bangkok’s interiors

PRESENTED BY You’ve probably noticed how stylish Bangkok has become lately; from retro Cuban-themed bars and Prohibition-era speakeasies to chic, high-rise condos and retail...

2 young female designers on the challenges of holding their own while redefining Bangkok’s interiors

Bangkok’s first Pokémon Go meet up comes to Lumpini park (PHOTOS)

90s kids might remember sitting alone in their room, Gameboy in hand, with Pokémon plushies or figures decorating their desks We’ll remember collecting all sorts of...

Bangkok’s first Pokémon Go meet up comes to Lumpini park (PHOTOS)

Exclusion or protection? Activists skeptical about LGBT prison

Transgender activist Nachacha Kongudom was arrested in June of last year for protesting against the military junta She was sent to a men's prison, despite her request to go to a...

Exclusion or protection? Activists skeptical about LGBT prison

God, Gags and popping his Bangkok cherry: Coconuts interview with Jimmy Carr

Famous for edgy one-liners and a bizarre honking laugh Jimmy Carr, one of the biggest names in UK comedy, is bringing his award-winning live act to Bangkok for the first time next...

God, Gags and popping his Bangkok cherry: Coconuts interview with Jimmy Carr

Interview with the trio behind Bangkok’s newest alternative cinema

Bangkok Screening Room (BKKSR), a single-screen boutique theater with just 50 seats, is set to celebrate its soft opening in early September Designed to screen movies not...

Interview with the trio behind Bangkok’s newest alternative cinema

Thaiger Tale: Tawan and her journey to the top on Asia’s Next Top Model

Despite winning only one best photo in the entire season, Tawan or “Thaiger,” the underdog model-contestant from Thailand, came out on top in the Asia’s Next Top Model...

Thaiger Tale: Tawan and her journey to the top on Asia’s Next Top Model

Coconuts Bangkok Interviews

From the hottest young Thai fashion designer to thoughts from nudists spread throughout the city, our interviews offer an uncensored dialog with some of the most unique people in Bangkok and beyond. We pride ourselves on finding the people and asking the questions that other publications wouldn’t dare. Because we know that you need to know what happened when a woman in Bangkok tried a happy ending massage.