Would you fall for this badly faked Thai banknote? One taxi driver did (PHOTOS)

A Phuket taxi driver manager posted a warning for people to beware of fake banknotes after a tourist got away with paying with a THB50 (US$1.50) banknote washed with a purple tint and with extra zeros literally glued on it to present it as a THB500 (US$15) note. However, even in black-and-white, the design of ...

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Phuket festival-goers appease hungry ghosts of ancestors in festival (PHOTOS)

Phuket festival-goers appease hungry ghosts of ancestors in festival (PHOTOS)

Phuket Buddhists built altars and idols yesterday as part of the Tenth Lunar Month Festival in order to honor and respect their ancestors. The Tenth Lunar Month Festival, similar...

Hunk Monk: Bodybuilding monk melting hearts in viral online pics

Hunk Monk: Bodybuilding monk melting hearts in viral online pics

Move over Singapore Daddy, this hunky monk is the latest Southeast Asian man raising temperatures online. The monk, whose identity is unknown, must request protein powder in his...

Volunteer treats patients like family, decks out new ambulance with Minions to soothe (PHOTOS)

Volunteer treats patients like family, decks out new ambulance with Minions to soothe (PHOTOS)

As promised, the heart-warming volunteer that spent his own money creating a Doraemon ambulance has released his follow-up effort — a Minions ambulance. Naran Saengsinchai, 38,...

Hoarding is Happening: Bangkokians stockpiling booze, smokes ahead of tax rise

Hoarding is Happening: Bangkokians stockpiling booze, smokes ahead of tax rise

The mysterious tax rise takes effect tomorrow, and drinkers and smokers living in Thailand are getting prepared. They are buying up alcohol and smokes as fast as they can in case...

Biggie’s Back: Big-legged beggar speaks from Seoul about money, women (PHOTOS)

Biggie’s Back: Big-legged beggar speaks from Seoul about money, women (PHOTOS)

Big leg is back up to his old tricks in South Korea, talking about begging, posting pictures outside girly bars, and saying he is going “looking for girls” on his Facebook...

Before & After: Mockup photo of Pattaya’s Walking Street if officials clean up ‘sin city’

Before & After: Mockup photo of Pattaya’s Walking Street if officials clean up ‘sin city’

Officials in Pattaya hope to clean up the resort town to make it more family-friendly and less of a sin city, as Coconuts has reported. Now, a cable station in Pattaya that has...

Bangkok condo’s ‘helpful’ form for tenants bringing ‘ladyboys’ to their room

Bangkok condo’s ‘helpful’ form for tenants bringing ‘ladyboys’ to their room

One Bangkok condo appears to be going the extra mile to protect their tenants by providing them with a form when they attempt to take a trans guest up to their room. The form —...

Viral pics of boy holding massive lizard turn out to just be a pillow (PHOTOS)

Viral pics of boy holding massive lizard turn out to just be a pillow (PHOTOS)

A viral post on popular Facebook page “Love it, Like it” made Thai netizens look twice and share the photos 20,000 times in the last two days. The images, of a boy in a...

Blacklisted big-legged beggar booted over Bangkok layover

Blacklisted big-legged beggar booted over Bangkok layover

Yesterday, notorious big-legged beggar Benjamin Holst was denied entry onto a Thai Airways flight heading from Zurich to Laos with a transit in Bangkok. The notorious tourist, who...


 

Coconuts Bangkok Weird

Some people’s eccentric way of thinking will always be a mystery, and sometimes it’s just as easy to blame the famous Thai ghosts. From a witch hunt in the upcountry to a cute doll cult, we attempt to explain eccentric Thainess here. Sometimes, it’s the locals worshipping old trees that they believe can predict lottery numbers. Other times, it’s foreigners who have had too much to drink and are doing the things they would never do back home. Of course, before they know it, they end up in a police press conference, forced to do a wai. We’ll cover that story too.