We’re moving to the small screen! …Just for one episode of The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition, that is. For the uninitiated, 16 contestants compete in a series of weekly challenges for a chance to work directly under ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong. The challenge this week? Come up with a PR campaign for Wildlife Reserves Singapore to save the endangered Sunda Pangolins. Members of both Team Conquest and Team Valor came on The Coconuts Podcast to share their grand plans to save the pangolins, and we spoke to Team Conquest’s Niraj Rao who emerged the victor.
Other stories include:
Myanmar’s junta has lifted the overnight internet ban, and no one’s really sure why | Indonesian officials close dolphin attraction facility in Sanur after viral video | Wear a mask outside, Thailand, or pay THB20,000 (or maybe do pushups) | Police probe clip of trio allegedly posing as officers, engaging in sexual acts | A Muslim influencer complained about a loud mosque, and it went as well as anybody could’ve hoped | Student who spoke against teacher’s rape joke receives rape threat, father says | Snip, Snip: Cavite gov’t offers free circumcision to male residents | Racist ‘Hwa Chong’ lady fired by realtor; deplatformed by YouTube
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.