PHOTOS: Trans beauty pageant Miss Tiffany’s Universe crowns Thai social media star

Friday night in Thailand’s resort city of Pattaya, twenty-five transgender beauty queens competed in Miss Tiffany’s Universe, the beauty contest held by Tiffany’s Theatre, a world-famous attraction known for their nightly flamboyant performances by transwomen. Social media star Rinrada “Yoshi” Thurapan was crowned the winner of the prestigious pageant. The 20-year-old did not disappoint her ...

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PHOTOS: Foreigners fight addiction at Thai monastery

PHOTOS: Foreigners fight addiction at Thai monastery

German tech worker Cengiz seemed to have it all: A high-paying job that provided money and prestige, but his life was spiraling out of control. A cocaine addiction had pushed him...

PHOTO ESSAY: Big and small dogs join Bangkok’s charity run

PHOTO ESSAY: Big and small dogs join Bangkok’s charity run

From tiny chihuahuas to 60 kilogram mastiffs, hundreds of dogs and their owners jogged through a Bangkok park on Sunday to raise money for charity. Nobody was racing against the...

10 photos of untouchable Red Bull heir living high life as he’s wanted for death of policeman

10 photos of untouchable Red Bull heir living high life as he’s wanted for death of policeman

Almost five years have passed since Red Bull heir Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya allegedly slammed his Ferrari into a Thonglor policeman, Pol. Sen. Sgt. Maj. Wichean Glanprasert,...

PHOTO ESSAY: A peek inside Bangkok’s vintage-inspired barbershops

PHOTO ESSAY: A peek inside Bangkok’s vintage-inspired barbershops

You see them everywhere: old-timey guys. With their high-waisted trousers, handlebar mustaches and grandfatherly eyeglasses, these dudes look like they stepped directly out of...

Tattooed devotees transform in Thai temple trance (PHOTOS)

Tattooed devotees transform in Thai temple trance (PHOTOS)

Deep in trances, devotees of a Thai temple charged through gathered crowds on Saturday mimicking the beasts on their tattoos. Some had their hands curled into tiger claws, some...

PHOTOS: Golden chariot restored for late king’s ‘ascent to heaven’

PHOTOS: Golden chariot restored for late king’s ‘ascent to heaven’

The chariot that will be used to take Thailand's late king on his last journey is being restored by workers in Bangkok as part of a project that will take months.

PHOTOS: Cockfighters reap Year of Rooster bonus in Thailand

PHOTOS: Cockfighters reap Year of Rooster bonus in Thailand

Prized birds faced off in front of thousands of spectators at a stadium on the outskirts of Bangkok yesterday.

PHOTO ESSAY: A day in the life of Gai, a 16-year-old Muay Thai fighter

PHOTO ESSAY: A day in the life of Gai, a 16-year-old Muay Thai fighter

Ever wondered what the life of a young Muay Thai fighter is like? In this photo essay, Coconuts pulls back the curtain to provide a glimpse of what life is like for one...

Pretty Conservative: Motor Expo without skin-baring pretties (PHOTO ESSAY)

Pretty Conservative: Motor Expo without skin-baring pretties (PHOTO ESSAY)

One of the highlights of the Motor Expo, besides the shiny cars, are the sexy models who straddle them, but this year the organizer says they must cover up. 


 

Coconuts Bangkok Photo essays

Sometimes words just won’t cut it and you need a bunch of images to really give you the impression of what happened. That’s when you need to look at our photo essays. From Bangkok’s LGBT community’s reactions to world events to the fashions on the dance floor of  Bangkok’s swing dancing scene, our photo essays put you in the middle of the action, wordlessly.