One might think that everybody would be happy with the return of restrictions-free concerts, yet Singaporeans are decrying alleged double standards ahead of a charity show by the island’s darling golden boy JJ Lin. Coconuts Singapore’s Carolyn Teo talks to us about why Singaporeans are miffed, why the public reaction may or may not be overblown, and a particular fun fact associating JJ Lin with Changi International Airport. Listen in!
Other stories include:
YouTuber gifts girlfriend with P1-million money bouquet on her birthday | Indonesian woman reports son to police for selling furniture, roof to fund dates with girlfriend | Michelle Yeoh to co-produce 1MDB docu-drama | Pro-democracy clothing store Chickeeduck to exit Hong Kong next year | Director accused of beating woman last night after Jam Factory event | Millions of US vaccine doses heading to Myanmar refugees in Thailand: report | International flights might only come to Bali next year: airport official | Singapore, Malaysia to reopen land borders for vaxxed travelers next week
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.