Ever taken a wedding pic so good it was *checks notes* …taken and made into a cardboard standee for a public event? That’s exactly what happened to Singaporean Sarah Bagharib, whose picture with her husband in full marital garb was blown up for a Hari Raya Aidilfitri event without permission. We sat down with her to unpack the situation.
Other stories include:
Authorities investigating viral ‘porn villa’ videos shot in Bali | Serbia says racist taunt of Thai player wasn’t disrespectful | Free riders: MTR to give away 500 annual passes with unlimited trips to incentivize jabs | Woman in East Java bites off neighbor’s thumb in fight during chili harvest | Purple rain: Malaysian fans deliver 200+ McDonald’s BTS meals to healthcare workers, children | Pinoy BTS ARMY groups adopt 8 humpback whales in boy band’s name | SOTA teacher denies sexual misconduct allegations, plans to take legal action | Myanmar football player flashes three-finger salute at World Cup qualifiers in Japan
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.