UN urges Dhaka against Rohingya return as plan sows ‘terror’ in camps

TEKNAF, BANGLADESH — The UN rights chief on Tuesday urged Bangladesh to halt imminent plans to start returning Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, warning doing so risked further...

Weather Update: Monsoon’s Not Over

Don’t put away those umbrellas just yet. The rest of November in Yangon is going to stay wetter than usual thanks to...

Weather Update: Monsoon’s Not Over

Another one bites the dust: Amnesty International only the latest to strip Suu Kyi of honor

A little over a year after Myanmar troops launched internationally condemned “clearance operations” that...

Another one bites the dust: Amnesty International only the latest to strip Suu Kyi of honor

Former journalist describes night of intimidation, abuse at police hands

A former Democratic Voice of Burma reporter has decided not to pursue charges over what he says was a night of physical...

Former journalist describes night of intimidation, abuse at police hands

Myanmar denies border shooting as Rohingya repatriation date nears

Myanmar on Saturday denied allegations of a cross-border shooting that raised tensions with Bangladesh ahead of a...

Myanmar denies border shooting as Rohingya repatriation date nears

Review: Grand Cafe 1919, the restaurant that resurrected an abandoned colonial-era building in Manila’s Chinatown

Candles in Moonlight: Here’s a look at Loy Krathong traditions around Thailand

No kawaii coffee here: Ekkamai’s Phil Coffee Company is one of Bangkok’s best roasters and specialty cafes

The Coconuts taste test: We try 7 bubble tea brands to find the best brown sugar pearl milk in Singapore

Lombok’s Hotel Tugu: An affordable, artsy stay with spiritual touches and romantic lotus pond dining

The Apurva Kempinski Bali: A new 5-star hotel coming to Nusa Dua in early 2019

Tourist Crap: Taipei’s notorious Modern Toilet Restaurant has terrible hot pot, but great photo ops

New high-tech multi-label store Nomadx is home to brands like Taobao, Style Theory, and Oo La Lab

Grace Baey’s portraits of Yangon’s trans population are intimate without being intrusive [PHOTOS]

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Smart, funny, and up-to-date, Coconuts Yangon will keep you in the know 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (okay not literally, we have working hours, and weekends off). As a city that’s seen an insane amount of growth in just the last few years, life in Yangon is never not exciting, to the point where it’s all a bit overwhelming at times. But don’t fret! We at Coconuts Yangon aim to deliver you everything from the latest restaurant buzz to viral Facebook posts to political happenings in detailed yet still bite-sized chunks. That being said, if you’re the kind of reader that prefers long reads, then (again) don’t fret — we also enjoy publishing longer interviews and personal essays on and by individuals that are doing something exciting, heartwarming, and/or just plain ol’ cool. But we’re not just about the words — in addition to our daily posts, we also enjoy dabbling in photo essays and videos that highlight different facets of life in Yangon that absolutely need to be shown, not told. (Psst, speaking of aspects of Yangon that need to be shown, feel free to follow us over on Instagram at coconutsyangon.) We also like to travel, so while most of our coverage pertains to Yangon, news from and on the rest of the country isn’t completely off-limits either. But at the end of the day though, Yangon is home, and it’s nice to know what’s going on at home. Hi, it’s great to meet you, we’re Coconuts Yangon.