Johnnie Walker’s latest video is made for Americans, but the takeaways for Thailand are hard to ignore

PRESENTED BY Everyone from Alabama to Ang Thong followed the American election earlier this month Add to that the fact that it’s the holiday season – which means plenty of evenings of clinking glasses and having conversations about the future – and Johnnie Walker’s new video couldn’t have come at a better time The 90-second clip is about so much more than whisky The moody video starts off with a...

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An open letter on mourning the king as a foreigner in Bangkok

One of our readers, Bruno Roussel, reached out to Coconuts with a touching open letter he’d penned to his Thai friends that discusses his grief on the passing of the king, as a...

An open letter on mourning the king as a foreigner in Bangkok

14 Guys You’ll Date in Bangkok

From English teachers to average Thai guys to the one you had to “import,” finding love in Bangkok can be a bit tricky for the ladies In a culture where affairs, or...

14 Guys You’ll Date in Bangkok

The 13 girls you’ll date in Bangkok

Editor’s Note: This article was written by Coconuts Bangkok’s two female editors, based on anecdotal evidence, observation and hours of conversation with real, actual men If...

The 13 girls you’ll date in Bangkok

It’s not okay: What Thais really mean by “Mai Pen Rai”

OPINION — It’s a known fact that mai pen rai is one of the most-used responses in the Thai language The three syllables roughly translate to “it’s okay” or “don’t...

It’s not okay: What Thais really mean by “Mai Pen Rai”

This is what it’s like to (almost) get drafted by the military

ABOVE: That's me, on the far right, geeking out with my friends a couple years back Although I'm pretty into experiencing military life in video games and cosplay, the thought of...

This is what it’s like to (almost) get drafted by the military

Conscience almost stops expat from enjoying paid BJs

If you can’t tell your best friends about paying for sex in Bangkok, who can you tell According to “Zack,” who works for a nonprofit and has lived in the city for a few...

Conscience almost stops expat from enjoying paid BJs

PALM OIL: Flash-mobbed by the Gangs of Bangkok

“When you're a Jet, you're a Jet all the way  From your first cigarette to your last dying day” - West Side Story “You have never been in love, until you've seen...

PALM OIL: Flash-mobbed by the Gangs of Bangkok

Future leaders? Ferrari-driving rich kids make asses of themselves in Vice video

The simplistic argument that Thailand's political crisis boils down to a class war between poor, upcountry rice farmers and corrupt Bangkok overlords just got a whole lot more...

Future leaders? Ferrari-driving rich kids make asses of themselves in Vice video

Is the word ‘farang’ racist?

Is the word "farang" racist This is just one of many thorny issues tackled in Coconuts Bangkok writer Dan Waites’ new guide to Bangkok culture, Culture Shock! Bangkok The latest...

Is the word ‘farang’ racist?

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