It’s going on in Yangon: Coconuts’ 10 most-read stories

There’s not sugarcoating it, Yangon: It’s been a bad year. We too remember the promise of a new Myanmar where Yangon could shine at its full potential when we joined the conversation in 2015 with Coconuts Yangon.

And we’re still here, because we still believe in this city. In the past six years, we’ve published great works of journalism, fun stories about its energetic residents, and plenty of wackiness. But overall, based on the democracy of clicks, what interests you the most? Sex.

Here are some of our biggest hits since our February 2015 launch.

1. Being a doctor made her parents proud. Going on OnlyFans made her rich.

Photos: Nang Mwe San
Photos: Nang Mwe San

2. Debut of ‘Myanmar’s first HD porn film’ prompts police investigation

The digital cover for 'Violet of Myanmar.' Photo: Facebook / Art of Myanmar Production
The digital cover for ‘Violet of Myanmar.’ Photo: Facebook / Art of Myanmar Production

3. Royal-turned-warlord and opium pioneer of the Golden Triangle: Olive Yang dies aged 90

Olive, aged 88, at her family's home in Muse in 2015. Photo: Gabrielle Paluch
Olive, aged 88, at her family’s home in Muse in 2015. Photo: Gabrielle Paluch

4. Why Myanmar’s aerobics dancer didn’t miss a step despite the coup behind her (Video)

History unfolds and Khing Hnin Wai keeps dancing. Image: Khing Hnin Wai / Facebook
History unfolds and Khing Hnin Wai keeps dancing. Image: Khing Hnin Wai / Facebook

5. Suu Kyi orders visa ban on UN investigators

Photo: Flickr / Kjetil Elsebutangen
Photo: Kjetil Elsebutangen

6. British woman tries to raise money for flight by asking for donations in Mandalay and Yangon

Adele Hannah Groom in Yangon.
Adele Hannah Groom in Yangon.

7. Kentucky Fried Chaos hits locked-down Yangon (Photos)

Photo: Kaung Htet / Facebook
Photo: Kaung Htet / Facebook

8. Couple behind Bagan temple Pornhub sex video charged with blasphemy

At bottom right, the couple behind the Pornhub profile that posted the sex clip filmed outside a Bagan temple. Image: YeesYeesYees / Pornhub.
At bottom right, the couple behind the Pornhub profile that posted the sex clip filmed outside a Bagan temple. Image: YeesYeesYees / Pornhub

9. Don’t invest in Myanmar, says 25-year-old mogul

Photo: Facebook / Reid Kirchenbauer
Photo: Facebook / Reid Kirchenbauer

10. Russian tourist sentenced to another 6 months in jail for wearing shoes near pagoda

The shoes. Photo: LeLe Aung
The shoes. Photo: LeLe Aung

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