The coronavirus pandemic continues to spread globally, inflicting severe damage on people and economies.
With a fast-moving public health story like this, accurate and free information is essential.
That’s why we have decided to take down our paywall on all coronavirus coverage that we publish on Coconuts, indefinitely.
But, with advertising spending being hammered by the virus, we need the support of our readers more than ever.
Our editorial team is working overtime to deliver important COVID-19 information, from breaking news on what’s closed in Bangkok to warnings about dubious online test kits being sold in the Philippines to reporting on Bali’s beleaguered travel industry.
We’re all navigating a changed world here. Catastrophic events like this are an opportunity to re-evaluate one’s life and working from home is an opportunity to spend more time with loved ones.
We will continue to publish informative and entertaining (when appropriate) coverage of COVID-19 in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.
Stay safe. Stay home. Wash your hands. Hug your loved ones. Count your blessings.
When this is all over, we’ll throw a massive party.
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Support Coconuts and rep your city
Now you can wear your love of Coconuts proudly across your chest. That’s right, we’re getting into the merch business with the launch of our official online store, The Coconuts Shop.
Our first product is that ultimate wardrobe mainstay: the white T-shirt.
If you want to rep your city, we’ve also launched Coconuts City Logo Tees for Bangkok, Manila, Singapore, Hong Kong, KL, Jakarta, Bali, and Yangon.
They’re all sold exclusively at The Coconuts Shop – at a special introductory price of S$29 until Sep. 30, 2020!