Airbnb hosts medical workers, offers alternative to Thai gov’t quarantine

Some of Bangkok’s Airbnb host legions left in the lurch by the lack of travelers may get a boost, if they’re up for a little risk. The Health Ministry this morning announced that hundreds of Airbnb listings are now available to medical personnel or as quarantine alternatives for travelers who don’t want to spend two ...

Chumphon woman dies of COVID-19, ending fatality-free streak

Chumphon woman dies of COVID-19, ending fatality-free streak

Ending a 15-day run of no confirmed COVID-19 deaths, health officials today announced that a woman has died of the disease in Chumphon province. The 56 year-old woman died Sunday...

Salmonella found in ‘death dumplings’ that killed a Thai woman

Salmonella found in ‘death dumplings’ that killed a Thai woman

Lab results on Sunday found a dubious dish dubbed “death dumplings” after at least one woman died contained the potentially fatal salmonella bacteria. After sale of the...

Ancient cave paintings discovered in western Thailand

Ancient cave paintings discovered in western Thailand

Archaeologists announced Sunday the discovery of ancient murals estimated to be up to 3,000 years old in a cave in the west of Thailand. The newly discovered cave paintings, some...

Weekend Revival: Data shows Bangkok swinging back into action

Weekend Revival: Data shows Bangkok swinging back into action

Every day been feeling the same? Good news: The weekend returned to Bangkok as life poured into its streets, bringing a return of activity – and traffic. By foot and behind the...

Bangkok U students revolt over tuition fees for closed campus

Bangkok U students revolt over tuition fees for closed campus

Bangkok University students calling for the university to partially refund their tuition after its campuses closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic say they have gotten no response. A...

Downtown hangout ‘The Commons’ to reopen in June

Downtown hangout ‘The Commons’ to reopen in June

Ready to sit outdoors with your dog near other humans and their dogs again? A pair of popular community malls have announced they will soon come back to life. Over two months...

Though no new cases today, COVID task force supports ongoing State of Emergency

Though no new cases today, COVID task force supports ongoing State of Emergency

Thailand’s COVID-19 task force on Friday morning agreed to extend the state of emergency until the end of June. Proposed yesterday by the National Security Council, the...

Emergency decree may be extended despite waning crisis

Emergency decree may be extended despite waning crisis

Workers may be returning to offices and traffic on the rise, but curfews and other limits may remain in place for at least another month. Saying it was necessary to keep the...

Prominent digital dissidents ditch Twitter over privacy, security fears

Prominent digital dissidents ditch Twitter over privacy, security fears

A number of Twitter luminaries say they’ve signed off for the last time and jumped ship to a more secure platform over concerns they no longer trust the California tech giant....


By signing up for our newsletters you agree with our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

Coconuts Bangkok News

Coconuts Bangkok delivers the freshest and juiciest news to your desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile every morning in a style that doesn’t bore you back to sleep. And that’s not all, we’ll keep you going through your lunch break and deep into the Bangkok night with the stories you won’t want to miss because Bangkok never sleeps. So take a seat, warm up your scrolling thumb and check out all that we have in store for you. Something really got you excited? Get thyself over to the comments section and add your two-baht to the discussion, netizens are always ready to comment on our untold and always-fascinating news. Whether we’re offering a lightning-fast update on the city developments that Bangkokians need to know, crime stories that are just too strange to be believed, celebrity cats that are too cute not to cuddle, need-to-know explanations for the latest viral videos that all your Thai friends are sharing, break-it-down descriptions of what all the new LINE stickers mean, the funny political scoops that Bangkok’s politicians seem to create just for us, or ever more stories of snakes in toilets and monitor lizards in houses, we’ve got you covered. There’s pretty much nothing that’s off-limits to us, we’ll cover the serious, the surreal, the crazy, the genius, the weird and the risque. For those who are fascinated by the eccentricity of the bizarre and wonderful country called Thailand, you just have to click through the stories in the “weird” section. We guarantee you won’t regret it.

Send this to a friend