OPINION: Wildly irrelevant questions at feminist event show just how far we have to go

OPINION — Her T-shirt read #DontTellMeHowToDress, so did the billboard at the event to advocate against victim blaming. So naturally, the Thai television crew in attendance asked actress Taya Rogers the crucial question on everyone’s mind: Did she or did she not plan to do a bikini shoot for her Instagram fans this summer? Questions about ...

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Off the Rails: 9 ways the BTS should have improved by now

Off the Rails: 9 ways the BTS should have improved by now

When the BTS opened in 1999, the elevated train network, modeled after Vancouver’s SkyTrain, was supposed to free Bangkokians from endless hours sitting in traffic — a...

Third Culture Kid: What it’s like to be Thai, but not really

Third Culture Kid: What it’s like to be Thai, but not really

I often catch side glances and eye rolls from Thai locals as I switch between Thai and English during conversations with my friends, who are, like me, “third culture kids.”...

#DontTellMeHowToDress: Thai women clap back at govt advice to cover up at Songkran

#DontTellMeHowToDress: Thai women clap back at govt advice to cover up at Songkran

The hashtags #DontTellMeHowToDress and #TellMenToRespect have gained popularity on Twitter over the past few days in Thailand. The social movement is a rare clapback from Thai...

Dating Despair: Why finding love in Bangkok is hard for foreign men

Dating Despair: Why finding love in Bangkok is hard for foreign men

Dating Despair is a four-part series about why dating in Bangkok, well … sucks. This story is a collection of anecdotes from foreign men who live in the capital. Blah, blah,...

Dating Despair: Why finding love in Bangkok is hard for foreign women

Dating Despair: Why finding love in Bangkok is hard for foreign women

Dating Despair is a four-part series about why dating in Bangkok, well … sucks. This story is a collection of anecdotes from foreign women who live in the capital. From...

Dating Despair: Why finding love is hard in Bangkok for Thai men

Dating Despair: Why finding love is hard in Bangkok for Thai men

Dating Despair is a four-part series about why dating in Bangkok, well … sucks. This story is a collection of anecdotes from Thai men who live in the capital. From girls who...

OPINION: Why students at Thailand’s top uni protesting killing of protected panther matters

OPINION: Why students at Thailand’s top uni protesting killing of protected panther matters

In the midst of a mounting public outcry that calls to mind the shooting death of gorilla Harambe at the Cincinnati Zoo in 2016 and the illegal hunting death of Cecil the lion by...

Dating Despair: Why finding love in Bangkok is hard for Thai women

Dating Despair: Why finding love in Bangkok is hard for Thai women

Dating Despair is a four-part series about why dating in Bangkok, well … sucks. This story is a collection of anecdotes from Thai women who live in the capital. Belle* is...

OPINION: Thai businesses think Valentine’s Day is mostly for white men and Thai women

OPINION: Thai businesses think Valentine’s Day is mostly for white men and Thai women

Here at the Coconuts office, we have seen several news releases about romantic ways to blow a wad of cash on your beloved this Valentine’s Day. However, one thing struck us...


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