UN chief urges Myanmar to pardon Reuters reporters

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday said he hoped that Myanmar’s government will pardon two Reuters journalists who were sentenced to seven years in jail...

Yangon to raise waste collection fees to prevent landfill fires

Yangon’s city council plans to raise fees for rubbish collection in order to fund the operations of a waste-to-energy...

Yangon to raise waste collection fees to prevent landfill fires

Canadian parliament accuses Myanmar of genocide against Rohingya

Canada’s House of Commons unanimously adopted a motion yesterday that recognized Myanmar’s crimes against the...

Canadian parliament accuses Myanmar of genocide against Rohingya

Working House is the best café in Sanchaung

It’s only been open for a week, but the truth is hard to ignore: Working House Café is definitely the best café in...

Working House is the best café in Sanchaung

22 Hpa-an Prison escapees recaptured

Police have recaptured 22 of the 42 inmates who escaped from Hpa-an Prison as of Sept. 18. The inmates escaped from the...

22 Hpa-an Prison escapees recaptured

New Coconuts app is your gateway to juicy Yangon stories

This is not a drill, folks. Here at Coconuts, we just launched the newest, freshest, and coolest app in town — for your reading pleasure, of course. We know you’ve got tons of apps on your phone already, so why do you need this baby? Well, let us count the reasons: 1. It provides instant ...

Not Backpackin’, Not Ballin’: COSI hotel offers tech-friendly style on a budget in Samui’s Chaweng

We Tried It: Budget airline Nok Air introduces pricey lobster dish onboard

Was it worth it? We had lunch at Bangkok bucket list restaurant L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

Best outdoor cinemas in Singapore for movie date nights

Bangkok Poutine: A taste of home, community, and local celebrity for the city’s French Canadians

Love Blooms: This Koh Samui resort plants a flowering tree for each couple married on its grounds

Augustine’s Antiques: Stewards of Myanmar history

Thai architecture undergrads build rural dorm with falling rain design for underprivileged students

‘To Save Koh Tao’: The first 7-Eleven in Thailand to ditch plastic bags is on Koh Tao


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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.