The sad tale of the deep-fried Arowana fish with Nadia Hamid | The Coconuts Podcast | June 19, 2020

Our story on a particularly hungry Indonesian dad who fried up his son’s pet fish for lunch is o-fish-ally the most popular Coconuts post of 2020! On this episode, we speak with Coconuts Jakarta Associate Editor Nadia Hamid to explore whether there was any fishy business, and why his son’s expensive pet ended up the catch of the day. Also, what does Arowana taste like?




Other stories include: 

Bali in ‘no hurry’ to reopen tourism, governor says | Singapore president orders podcast hosts to apologize to women | BREAKING: Rappler founder Maria Ressa found guilty of cyberlibel | Billie Eilish shared tweets praising Hong Kong protesters. Now, her Chinese fans are angry | Sabah student breaks the Internet after climbing hill, tree for Wi-Fi signal to take exams 


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