Peak Influencer at IN Festival 2018: We’ve already jumped the shark

“Can I have a piece of paper,” a girl no older than 10 asked us. Standing there, scribbling notes onto our pad, there were a lot of sheets to spare. “Of course!” We tore off a piece and asked her if she needed a pen. “No, I have one — But I’ve run out of ...

Q&A: ‘Billion Dollar Whale’ co-author Tom Wright talks Jho Low, 1MDB, and the global elite who made the scam of the century possible

Q&A: ‘Billion Dollar Whale’ co-author Tom Wright talks Jho Low, 1MDB, and the global elite who made the scam of the century possible

Billion Dollar Whale, the new book about Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal from the Wall Street Journal’s Tom Wright and Bradley Hope, at times reads like fiction. The scale of...

Malaysia Baru? Our government is failing the LGBTQ+ community

Malaysia Baru? Our government is failing the LGBTQ+ community

EDITORIAL — On May 9, Malaysians elected a new government, one that many believed would lead the country in a manner that reflected who they were as a population: diverse,...

Briton’s Got Talent: How Terengganu mastery made a Malaysian TV star

Briton’s Got Talent: How Terengganu mastery made a Malaysian TV star

Oasis and lager-loving teenagers from England’s West Country generally don’t grow up to become TV stars in Malaysia. There are good reasons for this. Perfectly...

Coconuts Meets: Naufal Anwa, co-founder HOAXVISION

Coconuts Meets: Naufal Anwa, co-founder HOAXVISION

Naufal Anwa, the 22-year old co-founder of Kuala Lumpur art collective, HOAXVISION, has a lot to be happy about these days. Something bigger than the beyond-capacity parties he...

Pay to play: We visit the world of sugar dating, babies and their daddies

Pay to play: We visit the world of sugar dating, babies and their daddies

“We spent nearly three months traveling all over Southeast Asia,” said Abigail, a 22-year-old part-time student and self-described model. “Thanks to his financing of the...

Interview: we ask the world’s most famous Beatles cover band all of the important questions

Interview: we ask the world’s most famous Beatles cover band all of the important questions

Get your lighters ready in the air, and prepare yourselves for a two-hour sing-a-long: The Bootleg Beatles are coming to The Bee, Publika on Nov. 16. The world’s most femes...

Interview: Alicia Amin on the faceless online haters, having an opinion, and whether she has any more f*cks left to give

Interview: Alicia Amin on the faceless online haters, having an opinion, and whether she has any more f*cks left to give

Can’t seem to write a tweet, or take a picture these days without drawing the ire of netizens, and faceless, yet sanctimonious, bloggers alike. Has everyone always had an...

‘Bangkok Hooker’: A man, his rod and SE Asia debut this week on Discovery (ok, it’s a fishing show)

‘Bangkok Hooker’: A man, his rod and SE Asia debut this week on Discovery (ok, it’s a fishing show)

Sittipon Chanarat, aka please call me Oz, is the Bangkok Hooker. No, not the hourly kind. The kind that catches, and releases (awwww) fish. The “hensem” (that’s...

Urbanscapes 2017: Wisdom, mustard and hangover tips from Locker & Loft

Urbanscapes 2017: Wisdom, mustard and hangover tips from Locker & Loft

The Urbanscapes house is at it again this Friday and Saturday, with the crew from Locker & Loft hosting a takeover at Office by Tiffin. Last week was the opening party, and...


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Coconuts KL Features

Sometimes a story isn’t news. Meet the people and the stories behind the headlines. The character that are shaping the landscape of the city, taking us to new levels, and bringing us to apex of Kuala Lumpur’s creative potential. Meet the illuminating figures that shape our city today, the ghost figures behind the movements. Sit down with the country’s most influential director, and find out how he started and what it’s like to have Hollywood knocking at your door. Listen to what the country’s most inspiring NGO’s and their leaders are doing to help the refugee crisis and bring education and resources to those in need. Gain insight into the life of Malaysia’s most popular nightlife impresarios, and how they make the city’s most memorable nights. Malaysia is filled with incredible stories, tales of young kids from the suburbs who become international start-up mega stars, rubbing shoulders with Richard Branson and Jack Ma. Stories of professionals who give up their day jobs to chase dreams, and make good on their quest to find a greater meaning in life enriching the life of others. Our country is made up of incredible stories and individuals who uplift our spirits and remind us of what is good in where we have come from. They make Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and the world better places to be, and this is where we get to ask deeper questions. The How, Why and When of it all, along with the Coconuts KL angle that will always leave you with a smile.