As we say goodbye to the wreck that was 2020, let’s take a moment to look back at the weird and wondrous features that really resonated with you, dear readers.
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TikTok, the Black Lives Matter movement, and of course the impact of the pandemic on our Coconuts-coverage cities were all issues explored in the top original features published to our site this year. Read on to review the most weird and wondrous features of 2020, in ascending order:
#12 Opinion: Foreign tourist’s viral TikTok crusade against menstruation ban in Balinese temple is insultingly myopic
#11 The world has marched for black lives. Why hasn’t Hong Kong?
#10 Fished from Bangkok canal and sanctified by king, stubborn goddess defied fate for decades
#9 Fashion Police: Thai expert on how to spot fake designer bags
#8 Oceans Apart: Heartsick Thais plea for their foreign loves
#7 How a hunger for home, and rubber, fueled rise of Singapore’s ‘Mamak’ stalls
#6 Holiday in the Time of COVID-19: How global coronavirus outbreak is affecting Bali’s tourism sector
#5 Indonesia’s ‘new normal’ immigration policy may break families apart
#4 Those Who Stay: For some tourists, Bali is a safe haven from the pandemic
#3 Pandemic propels Thai mom with ‘nothing to lose’ into internet pornstar
#2 Streets are quiet again in dreary KL as Malaysia’s lockdown drags on
#1 Quarantine Dispatch: After 6 surprise months abroad, my costly journey back to Thailand