Barbers and toilet cleaners to the rescue

Hours before the last members of the Wild Boars football squad were rescued from Luang cave in northern Thailand’s Mae Sai district, a pair of film producers arrived in the area to start collecting information for what is expected to be a major Hollywood movie. The film will immortalize the memory of the divers who ...

Photo essays

History Lost: The end of the centuries-old Mahakan Fort community (PHOTOS)

History Lost: The end of the centuries-old Mahakan Fort community (PHOTOS)

On a parched Tuesday afternoon, a two-centuries-old wooden house was being dismantled piece by piece. The sound of machinery scooping up scraps of woods and bricks echoed inside...

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...

Massive, magical fields of sunflowers are blooming now in rural Thailand (PHOTOS)

Massive, magical fields of sunflowers are blooming now in rural Thailand (PHOTOS)

Just a few hours outside of Bangkok, revelers can forget they were ever in a booming metropolis as they visit one of rural Thailand’s popular sunflower fields. In bloom now are...

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

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...


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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.