Welcome to another edition of Fresh Tunes Friday, where this week we were graced by the presence of Singapore’s Iman Fandi, fresh off the release of her second single, Love Me Little More. The 21-year-old shared with us the ups and downs of launching a music career during the pandemic, what it’s like to be her own woman despite being part of a celebrity family in Singapore, and facing the impossible task of picking between Beyoncé and Rihanna. Listen in!
Other stories include:
1-year-old Sumatran elephant dies after losing half of her trunk to poacher’s trap | Curry conundrum: For Indian renters, Singapore’s racism starts in the kitchen | BMKG cautions people to stay away from waterspouts following sighting in Buleleng | HK alcohol brand ‘Fok Hing Gin’ rejects call to rebrand following ‘offensive’ marketing complaint | Yangon’s hotels are closing because of guest reporting requirements | Karen sanctuary? More unmasked white women draw ire at KLCC | ‘Farmville’ in the city: Muntinlupa unveils new hydroponic farm | After 3 untouched years, Maya Bay reopens New Year’s Day – with limits
The Coconuts Podcast delivers impactful, weird, and wonderful reporting by our journalists on the ground in eight cities: Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manila, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Yangon, and Bali. Listen to headline news and insightful interviews on matters large and small, designed for people located in – or curious about – Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.