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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.

Latest Episodes

Bursting the Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble, with Hillary Leung | The Coconuts Podcast | November 27, 2020

This week, we speak with Coconuts Hong Kong Associate Editor Hillary Leung about how dreams of traveling in the Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble - and the balloon arch heralding what would've been a significant milestone - now rest in pieces. Other stories include: Teen Singapore singer says she was sexually groomed, controlled by former manager | Thai cops' epic 'Special K' bust turns out to just be soap | Not Offended: Poet Lang Leav amused by Pinoy's 'jobless' joke | Lonely? Thai tourism wants to help you get some. | 8-year-old girl, left unsupervised while sister made TikTok video, drowns in Bali pool | Instaceleb Millen Cyrus arrested in drug raid, detained in male cell | Rubber glove factory shuts temporarily after 1,000+ tested positive for COVID-19 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.

38 min1 d ago
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Bursting the Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble, with Hillary Leung | The Coconuts Podcast | November 27, 2020

Beach, please! Why crowds are flocking to Bali's beaches with Sheany | The Coconuts Podcast | November 20, 2020

In this episode, we chat with Coconuts Bali Associate Editor Sheany to find out why beaches in Sanur and Seminyak are filling up with people despite, you know, the ongoing pandemic. Other stories include: 11-year-old girl dies after eating pufferfish crackers in Bali | Thailand to allow medical use of cocaine, opium and morphine | Shell or Shoe? Netflix's 'The Crown' makes fun of Imelda Marcos | Over 100 women voice sexual harassment complaints against top Hong Kong athlete | Bangkok taxi passengers have to pay for baggage from now on | Changi Airport sets up indoor glamping getaways | Pocong goes international: Indonesian netizens spooked by 'ghost sighting' in hit K-drama series 'Start-Up' | Sarawak firemen rescue ridiculously fat croc from drain 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.

43 min1 w ago
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Beach, please! Why crowds are flocking to Bali's beaches with Sheany | The Coconuts Podcast | November 20, 2020

How not to celebrate the first US Vice President of South Asian descent, with Yeung Yeu-Gynn | The Coconuts Podcast | November 12, 2020

This week, we talk to Coconuts KL Associate Editor Yeu-Gynn Yeung about *that* TV3 reporter's Kamala Harris faux pas. Other stories include: Protest Fest: Art and performances to headline just-announced Saturday rally 'Mob Fest' | Indonesians horrified as dozens of betta fish deep fried in viral post | Military-backed party refuses to accept Myanmar election outcome, demands do-over | Bali Governor says plans to reopen borders in December are being considered | Police ban annual Hong Kong Pride Parade, citing COVID-19 restrictions | 21 members of South Korean 'doomsday cult' arrested in Singapore | Countless Filipinos stranded in homes as waters rise caused by Typhoon Vamco 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.

31 min2 w ago
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How not to celebrate the first US Vice President of South Asian descent, with Yeung Yeu-Gynn | The Coconuts Podcast | November 12, 2020

Making content that grows on people, with Harvinth Skin | The Coconuts Podcast | November 6, 2020

In this episode, we talk to comedian Harvinth Skin to find out what it takes to be Malaysia's (maybe even Singapore's) best late night talk show host. Other stories include: Being a doctor made her parents proud. Going on OnlyFans made her rich. | 'Trashy transexual' comment sinks LGBT event on Sentosa super yacht | Come Heal: Bali eyes domestic travelers for medical tourism | Over 100 live tarantulas smuggled inside sneakers seized in Pasay airport | Dance Dance Cremation: Friends fulfill Suphanburi man's dream of sexy funeral | Cyclists can now hire motorcycle taxi drivers as security escorts amid rise in muggings | The messy, chaotic aftermath of Robinsons' out-of-business sale (Photos) | 'Order from McDonald's': Burger King Indonesia asks customers to order from rival restaurants affected by pandemic 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.

60 min3 w ago
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Making content that grows on people, with Harvinth Skin | The Coconuts Podcast | November 6, 2020

Drag and democracy, with Pangina Heals | The Coconuts Podcast | October 30, 2020

This week, we check in with Thailand's top drag superstar Pangina Heals on what she's been up to, and her thoughts on the recent protests. Other stories include: Indonesian man filmed tricking 2 boys into blowing condoms like balloons | Malaysian girl group Dolla says similarities with K-pop's Blackpink just a 'coincidence' | Great Defecations: Poop to the classics in Singapore's 'Looterature' toilets | 'No Hitler mustaches, no Nazi costumes,' German Embassy protesters warned | Pinoys wowed by photographer's creative fashion shoots using everyday objects | Emergency Chic: Thai Airways turns life vests into fash-forward bags | A Hong Kong Instagram page posting creepily taken shots of women is a reflection of the city's patriarchal society | Komodo Dragon vs Truck: Park officials announce temporary closure following viral 'standoff' photo The Coconuts Podcast delivers impactful, weird, and wonderful reporting by our journalists on the ground in eight cities: Singapore, Bangkok, Hong ...

37 minOCT 30
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Drag and democracy, with Pangina Heals | The Coconuts Podcast | October 30, 2020

Thailand's fight for democracy continues | The Coconuts Podcast | October 23, 2020

We check in with Coconuts Bangkok's Chayanit "Milk" Itthipongmaetee and Todd Ruiz to find out how the recent spate of protests compare to that of years past. Other stories include: 'Naughty by Nature' from KFC Indonesia offers healthier sides to its signature fried chicken | Chinese state media blasts climate activist Greta Thunberg for backing release of 12 detainees | Bali's 'kite order task force' reels in huge kite flying over Ngurah Rai airport | Islamist party member says he follows OnlyFans because of 'fitness trainer' but Malaysians not buying it | Super Tekla's girlfriend calls out comedian for allegedly harassing her to have sex | NUS professor linked to BDSM event sacked after sexual misconduct allegations | 4 Thai news agencies to be shut down by gov't as protests explode: police | Thailand's government wants Telegram blocked. Good luck with that.

42 minOCT 23
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Thailand's fight for democracy continues | The Coconuts Podcast | October 23, 2020

Keepin' it spicy even after the Spice Girls, with Mel C

On this week's episode, we chat with Sporty Spice herself about her new album, her solo career and the lockdown life in London. Other stories include: Sibling Spills the Tea: Pia Wurtzbach slammed by own sister in damaging online posts | 'Remember me?': TikTok users claiming to be mistresses of Indonesia's MPs threaten to expose salacious affairs over controversial new law | District councillor calls for removal of 'indecent' billboard outside Sham Shui Po mall | Singapore nightclub Zouk now blasting music, smoke machines for spin classes | Johor minister wants Malaysia-Singapore border to fully reopen | Protesters to hold afternoon rally despite arrests, 'severe' state of emergency in Bangkok | Cafe owner mulls action against TikTok user unable to order food on birthday 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 hea...

33 minOCT 16
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Keepin' it spicy even after the Spice Girls, with Mel C

How to live a zero waste life, with Melissa Tan

We discuss recycling, sustainabilty, and living a zero waste lifestyle with Melissa Tan - TV host and producer, actress, and climate activist. Other top stories include: 'Just entertainment!' Burmese singer says of video slammed for misogyny | 1 dead in Tsim Sha Tsui bar fight after staff tell customers pub is closing at midnight | Thousands more workers in Bali furloughed in 2 months | Singer Janine Berdin wows Pinoy fans with new look | Chinese inmate pulls Shawshank Redemption-esque escape from Indonesian prison by digging tunnel over 8 months | 'F*ck Politics!' banner in Ipoh pretty much captures Malaysia's mood right now | Quarantine Dispatch: After 6 surprise months abroad, my costly journey back to Thailand | Singapore disgusted by abusive son slapping 'mummy' clip but spreads the blame 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, ...

49 minOCT 9
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How to live a zero waste life, with Melissa Tan

Talkin' movies with Jerry Asanachinda of Just Doo It (JUSTดูIT.)

This week, our hosts talk to one half of the popular duo behind the popular Thailand movie review Youtube channel Just Doo It (JUSTดูIT.). Other top stories include: Human foot found on Bali's Berawa Beach | CCTV videos of couples getting intimate in Hong Kong party room leaked online | McDonald's Kuta Beach closing for good this week | A sliver of mercy as authorities apprehend 'silver people' in Jakarta | Singapore Airlines to open jet restaurant, flight sim tours instead of 'flights to nowhere' | Family of wild boars takes a dip in the fountain outside Bank of China tower in HK | Parts of Sabah enter two-week lockdown amid COVID-19 surge during elections | More child abuse scenes spill from Bangkok school as owner dares officials to shut him down 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 insig...

63 minOCT 2
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Talkin' movies with Jerry Asanachinda of Just Doo It (JUSTดูIT.)

Thailand's 'fun' quarantine plan to lure travelers

This week, our hosts take us through the top stories of the week. Other top stories: Ethnic minority Hongkongers arriving at airport made to wait over 30 hours, given only snacks and water | Overkill? Parañaque resident fined for doing laundry in front yard without face mask | Malaysia is one of the highest consumers of plastic in Southeast Asia: WWF | Indonesian influencers get flak for traveling to Labuan Bajo amid pandemic | Lawmaker wants to block Indonesia's investment board from using TikTok after the country missed out on investment deal | Billions in shady money moved through Singapore's banks: report | Malaysia's Sarawak has a 'Haiyaa Breakfast' stall inspired by Uncle Roger 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 loc...

37 minSEP 25
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Thailand's 'fun' quarantine plan to lure travelers

Latest Episodes

Bursting the Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble, with Hillary Leung | The Coconuts Podcast | November 27, 2020

This week, we speak with Coconuts Hong Kong Associate Editor Hillary Leung about how dreams of traveling in the Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble - and the balloon arch heralding what would've been a significant milestone - now rest in pieces. Other stories include: Teen Singapore singer says she was sexually groomed, controlled by former manager | Thai cops' epic 'Special K' bust turns out to just be soap | Not Offended: Poet Lang Leav amused by Pinoy's 'jobless' joke | Lonely? Thai tourism wants to help you get some. | 8-year-old girl, left unsupervised while sister made TikTok video, drowns in Bali pool | Instaceleb Millen Cyrus arrested in drug raid, detained in male cell | Rubber glove factory shuts temporarily after 1,000+ tested positive for COVID-19 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.

38 min1 d ago
Comments
Bursting the Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble, with Hillary Leung | The Coconuts Podcast | November 27, 2020

Beach, please! Why crowds are flocking to Bali's beaches with Sheany | The Coconuts Podcast | November 20, 2020

In this episode, we chat with Coconuts Bali Associate Editor Sheany to find out why beaches in Sanur and Seminyak are filling up with people despite, you know, the ongoing pandemic. Other stories include: 11-year-old girl dies after eating pufferfish crackers in Bali | Thailand to allow medical use of cocaine, opium and morphine | Shell or Shoe? Netflix's 'The Crown' makes fun of Imelda Marcos | Over 100 women voice sexual harassment complaints against top Hong Kong athlete | Bangkok taxi passengers have to pay for baggage from now on | Changi Airport sets up indoor glamping getaways | Pocong goes international: Indonesian netizens spooked by 'ghost sighting' in hit K-drama series 'Start-Up' | Sarawak firemen rescue ridiculously fat croc from drain 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.

43 min1 w ago
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Beach, please! Why crowds are flocking to Bali's beaches with Sheany | The Coconuts Podcast | November 20, 2020

How not to celebrate the first US Vice President of South Asian descent, with Yeung Yeu-Gynn | The Coconuts Podcast | November 12, 2020

This week, we talk to Coconuts KL Associate Editor Yeu-Gynn Yeung about *that* TV3 reporter's Kamala Harris faux pas. Other stories include: Protest Fest: Art and performances to headline just-announced Saturday rally 'Mob Fest' | Indonesians horrified as dozens of betta fish deep fried in viral post | Military-backed party refuses to accept Myanmar election outcome, demands do-over | Bali Governor says plans to reopen borders in December are being considered | Police ban annual Hong Kong Pride Parade, citing COVID-19 restrictions | 21 members of South Korean 'doomsday cult' arrested in Singapore | Countless Filipinos stranded in homes as waters rise caused by Typhoon Vamco 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.

31 min2 w ago
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How not to celebrate the first US Vice President of South Asian descent, with Yeung Yeu-Gynn | The Coconuts Podcast | November 12, 2020

Making content that grows on people, with Harvinth Skin | The Coconuts Podcast | November 6, 2020

In this episode, we talk to comedian Harvinth Skin to find out what it takes to be Malaysia's (maybe even Singapore's) best late night talk show host. Other stories include: Being a doctor made her parents proud. Going on OnlyFans made her rich. | 'Trashy transexual' comment sinks LGBT event on Sentosa super yacht | Come Heal: Bali eyes domestic travelers for medical tourism | Over 100 live tarantulas smuggled inside sneakers seized in Pasay airport | Dance Dance Cremation: Friends fulfill Suphanburi man's dream of sexy funeral | Cyclists can now hire motorcycle taxi drivers as security escorts amid rise in muggings | The messy, chaotic aftermath of Robinsons' out-of-business sale (Photos) | 'Order from McDonald's': Burger King Indonesia asks customers to order from rival restaurants affected by pandemic 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.

60 min3 w ago
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Making content that grows on people, with Harvinth Skin | The Coconuts Podcast | November 6, 2020

Drag and democracy, with Pangina Heals | The Coconuts Podcast | October 30, 2020

This week, we check in with Thailand's top drag superstar Pangina Heals on what she's been up to, and her thoughts on the recent protests. Other stories include: Indonesian man filmed tricking 2 boys into blowing condoms like balloons | Malaysian girl group Dolla says similarities with K-pop's Blackpink just a 'coincidence' | Great Defecations: Poop to the classics in Singapore's 'Looterature' toilets | 'No Hitler mustaches, no Nazi costumes,' German Embassy protesters warned | Pinoys wowed by photographer's creative fashion shoots using everyday objects | Emergency Chic: Thai Airways turns life vests into fash-forward bags | A Hong Kong Instagram page posting creepily taken shots of women is a reflection of the city's patriarchal society | Komodo Dragon vs Truck: Park officials announce temporary closure following viral 'standoff' photo The Coconuts Podcast delivers impactful, weird, and wonderful reporting by our journalists on the ground in eight cities: Singapore, Bangkok, Hong ...

37 minOCT 30
Comments
Drag and democracy, with Pangina Heals | The Coconuts Podcast | October 30, 2020

Thailand's fight for democracy continues | The Coconuts Podcast | October 23, 2020

We check in with Coconuts Bangkok's Chayanit "Milk" Itthipongmaetee and Todd Ruiz to find out how the recent spate of protests compare to that of years past. Other stories include: 'Naughty by Nature' from KFC Indonesia offers healthier sides to its signature fried chicken | Chinese state media blasts climate activist Greta Thunberg for backing release of 12 detainees | Bali's 'kite order task force' reels in huge kite flying over Ngurah Rai airport | Islamist party member says he follows OnlyFans because of 'fitness trainer' but Malaysians not buying it | Super Tekla's girlfriend calls out comedian for allegedly harassing her to have sex | NUS professor linked to BDSM event sacked after sexual misconduct allegations | 4 Thai news agencies to be shut down by gov't as protests explode: police | Thailand's government wants Telegram blocked. Good luck with that.

42 minOCT 23
Comments
Thailand's fight for democracy continues | The Coconuts Podcast | October 23, 2020

Keepin' it spicy even after the Spice Girls, with Mel C

On this week's episode, we chat with Sporty Spice herself about her new album, her solo career and the lockdown life in London. Other stories include: Sibling Spills the Tea: Pia Wurtzbach slammed by own sister in damaging online posts | 'Remember me?': TikTok users claiming to be mistresses of Indonesia's MPs threaten to expose salacious affairs over controversial new law | District councillor calls for removal of 'indecent' billboard outside Sham Shui Po mall | Singapore nightclub Zouk now blasting music, smoke machines for spin classes | Johor minister wants Malaysia-Singapore border to fully reopen | Protesters to hold afternoon rally despite arrests, 'severe' state of emergency in Bangkok | Cafe owner mulls action against TikTok user unable to order food on birthday 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 hea...

33 minOCT 16
Comments
Keepin' it spicy even after the Spice Girls, with Mel C

How to live a zero waste life, with Melissa Tan

We discuss recycling, sustainabilty, and living a zero waste lifestyle with Melissa Tan - TV host and producer, actress, and climate activist. Other top stories include: 'Just entertainment!' Burmese singer says of video slammed for misogyny | 1 dead in Tsim Sha Tsui bar fight after staff tell customers pub is closing at midnight | Thousands more workers in Bali furloughed in 2 months | Singer Janine Berdin wows Pinoy fans with new look | Chinese inmate pulls Shawshank Redemption-esque escape from Indonesian prison by digging tunnel over 8 months | 'F*ck Politics!' banner in Ipoh pretty much captures Malaysia's mood right now | Quarantine Dispatch: After 6 surprise months abroad, my costly journey back to Thailand | Singapore disgusted by abusive son slapping 'mummy' clip but spreads the blame 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, ...

49 minOCT 9
Comments
How to live a zero waste life, with Melissa Tan

Talkin' movies with Jerry Asanachinda of Just Doo It (JUSTดูIT.)

This week, our hosts talk to one half of the popular duo behind the popular Thailand movie review Youtube channel Just Doo It (JUSTดูIT.). Other top stories include: Human foot found on Bali's Berawa Beach | CCTV videos of couples getting intimate in Hong Kong party room leaked online | McDonald's Kuta Beach closing for good this week | A sliver of mercy as authorities apprehend 'silver people' in Jakarta | Singapore Airlines to open jet restaurant, flight sim tours instead of 'flights to nowhere' | Family of wild boars takes a dip in the fountain outside Bank of China tower in HK | Parts of Sabah enter two-week lockdown amid COVID-19 surge during elections | More child abuse scenes spill from Bangkok school as owner dares officials to shut him down 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 insig...

63 minOCT 2
Comments
Talkin' movies with Jerry Asanachinda of Just Doo It (JUSTดูIT.)

Thailand's 'fun' quarantine plan to lure travelers

This week, our hosts take us through the top stories of the week. Other top stories: Ethnic minority Hongkongers arriving at airport made to wait over 30 hours, given only snacks and water | Overkill? Parañaque resident fined for doing laundry in front yard without face mask | Malaysia is one of the highest consumers of plastic in Southeast Asia: WWF | Indonesian influencers get flak for traveling to Labuan Bajo amid pandemic | Lawmaker wants to block Indonesia's investment board from using TikTok after the country missed out on investment deal | Billions in shady money moved through Singapore's banks: report | Malaysia's Sarawak has a 'Haiyaa Breakfast' stall inspired by Uncle Roger 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 loc...

37 minSEP 25
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Thailand's 'fun' quarantine plan to lure travelers
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