Covid-19 has taken its toll on the once-thriving nightlife scene in Singapore, with some establishments pivoting to operating as food and beverage outlets in a bid to stay afloat. But what else can be done? We ask Joshua Pillai, co-founder of entertainment and lifestyle brand A Phat Cat Collective — which you might know as the brains behind eclectic themed bars such as Nineteen80 and Rails. Check out their month-long crowdfunding campaign aptly named Staying Alive here.
Other stories include:
Weak tracing efforts, patients refusing isolation hampering Bali’s fight against COVID-19: IDI | Bangkok’s train night market insists it will be back | Wild boar’s buttocks bloodied after suspected attack with sharp weapon | Malaysia’s anti-Muhyiddin politicians take to the streets | Indonesian woman arrested after IDR2 trillion donation for COVID-19 relief proved too good to be true | Nas Daily set up a Whang-Od Tattoo Academy, but Whang Od may not have signed off on it | Singapore man leaves racist stain on family featured for National Day | No election until 2023, junta says on six-month coup anniversary
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.