Can’t fly your way out of this one. Videos of a steward and stewardess caught having an affair by the former’s pregnant spouse has set the Internet ablaze in Indonesia. We spoke to Coconuts Jakarta Associate Editor Nadia Hamid about the affair, and the nation’s penchant for pelakor (Indonesian portmanteau meaning ‘woman who steals another woman’s man’) stories.
Other stories include:
Bali sees its deadliest pandemic month yet as hospitals start to fill up | Thai girls bound for orphanage after watching mom die at home | Hong Kong gold medalist showered with millions in cash, lifetime of free MTR rides | Swab-solutely Bananas: Fritters wrapped in COVID-19 test result terrifies Indonesians | Labuan becomes first Malaysian territory to declare herd immunity | Finally, some good news for Filipinos and their foreign spouses separated by the pandemic | Singapore teen dies after basketball backboard falls on him in Bedok | Myanmar’s junta officially overturns outcome of 2020 election it didn’t like
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.