39 episodes

The Coconuts Podcast delivers impactful, weird, and wonderful reporting by our journalists on the ground in eight cities: Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manila, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Yangon, and Bali. Listen to headline news and insightful interviews on matters large and small, designed for people located in - or curious about - Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.

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The Coconuts Podcast delivers impactful, weird, and wonderful reporting by our journalists on the ground in eight cities: Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manila, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Yangon, and Bali. Listen to headline news and insightful interviews on matters large and small, designed for people located in - or curious about - Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.

    Chill in Hong Kong as Beijing passes National Security Law

    Chill in Hong Kong as Beijing passes National Security Law

    We speak with Coconuts Hong Kong Associate Editor Hillary Leung about the recent passage of the National Security Law and what it means for the future of Hong Kong.

    Other stories include: Singapore election candidate's claim family under 'attack' meets skepticism | Culinary Pride vs 'Columbusing': The reactions to Gordon Ramsay's Indonesian visit | Get paid to travel in Thailand starting July 15 | Taco Bell to open first Malaysian outlet in Petaling Jaya | Philippines presidential spokesman Roque swims with Subic dolphins despite quarantine

    The Coconuts Podcast delivers impactful, weird, and wonderful reporting by our journalists on the ground in eight cities: Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manila, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Yangon, and Bali. Listen to headline news and insightful interviews on matters large and small, designed for people located in - or curious about - Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.

    • 42 min
    Sugar babies of Malaysia with Yeu-Gynn Yeung

    Sugar babies of Malaysia with Yeu-Gynn Yeung

    Yeu-Gynn Yeung, Coconuts KL Associate Editor, speaks with Malaysian sugar baby Anna about sugar dating during the pandemic.

    Byron, Vim, and Summer also discuss the upcoming Singapore General Election.

    Other stories include: Bangkok's sex massage parlors can reopen but have to track customers | Almost 2 million Filipino kids to be born in 2021 due to lockdown | Victoria's Secret closes flagship Hong Kong store | Arakan Army commander sees nationhood in victory | Immigration revokes Bali spiritual community founder's temporary stay permit after controversial crowded event

    The Coconuts Podcast delivers impactful, weird, and wonderful reporting by our journalists on the ground in eight cities: Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manila, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Yangon, and Bali. Listen to headline news and insightful interviews on matters large and small, designed for people located in - or curious about - Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.

    • 51 min
    The sad tale of the deep-fried Arowana fish with Nadia Hamid

    The sad tale of the deep-fried Arowana fish with Nadia Hamid

    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 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

    The Coconuts Podcast delivers impactful, weird, and wonderful reporting by our journalists on the ground in eight cities: Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manila, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Yangon, and Bali. Listen to headline news and insightful interviews on matters large and small, designed for people located in - or curious about - Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.

    Download or stream it now from a variety of platforms including on Coconuts.co, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Whooshka. We've also partnered with Google to bring The Coconuts Podcast to all of its Google Assistant-powered devices, from smartphones to home automation systems.

    • 49 min
    Flying in the time of coronavirus with Laurel Chor

    Flying in the time of coronavirus with Laurel Chor

    We talk with photographer and journalist Laurel Chor about her experience flying from Paris to Hong Kong by way of London during the COVID-19 pandemic. Laurel's live-tweeting of her experience - from empty airports to passengers in hazmat suits to testing and quarantine in Hong Kong - captivated thousands who wanted to know the deal with long haul air travel these days.

    And per usual we've got the most weird and wondrous stories from Southeast Asia and Hong Kong!

    • 59 min
    Hong Kong's Tiananmen massacre vigil and eroding autonomy with Hillary Leung

    Hong Kong's Tiananmen massacre vigil and eroding autonomy with Hillary Leung

    Thousands of Hongkongers defied a police ban to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre at Victoria Park on June 4, 2020. We speak with Coconuts Hong Kong Associate Editor Hillary Leung about the peaceful vigil, Hong Kong's eroding autonomy, and its uncertain future under the looming national security laws.

    • 48 min
    30 Cuisines in 30 Days with Tara Ratthanapas

    30 Cuisines in 30 Days with Tara Ratthanapas

    In this episode, we chat with Tara Rattanaphas about her new mukbang-style live Coconuts TV show, 30 Cuisines in 30 Days. She shares with us what it's been like to sample dishes from a different cuisine every day for 30 days straight to a live audience. What were some of the hits and misses from the myriad of cuisines she's tried? Tune in the find out!

    • 51 min

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