• Editors’ Picks: The craziest viral stories out of Bali in 2017

    These our our pick’s for the wildest sh*t that went down in Bali this year.

    If there’s a crazy story that’s gone viral on the Bali net, you can be darn sure that we’re going to report on it. It’s our sworn pledge to wade through the dark corners of the internet to bring you the best (and worst) of what’s being shared about Bali from naughty monkeys to hilarious jingles about the island.

    While we’ve already put together a list of your favorite Coconuts Bali posts of the year, as the top-read stories of 2017, we’re kinda selfish and feel the need to remind you of some of our faves, that we found extremely entertaining but weren’t necessarily the highest clicked on.

    Here they are, in particular order.

    1. NSFW: Monkeys share ‘banging’ moment atop a tourist’s head in Ubud Monkey Forest

    Monkeys doing the deed on the top of some guy’s head. What happens in the Monkey Forest, stays in the Monkey Forest, amirite?

    Ubud Monkey Forest mischief

    2. ‘Canggu Hipsters’ and ‘Hungry in Ubud’: YouTuber parodies Bali trends

    We’ve all encountered some obnoxious hipsters in Canggu and hippies in Ubud at one point or another. Props to this girl for parodying the irritating stereotypes in such a hilarious, catchy way.

    Natasha Tjahjadi

    Natasha Tjahjadi sings about Bali stereotypes.

    3. Lil Wayne mistook petrol for vodka while in Bali, jokes viral post

    Indonesians sell petrol in liquor bottles on the side of the road, it’s a thing. But those visiting sometimes  could get confused and think there’s just cheap Absolut for sale on every street. ‘What if Lil Wayne got drunk on this cheap sh*t?’, joked a viral Facebook post.

    lil wayne viral vodka post

    A photo circulating Facebook, supposedly of Lil Wayne popping a bottle of petrol. We doubt this really happened, but it sure makes for a great laugh.

    4. VIRAL: Balinese man bathes in ‘cold lava flow’ for Hindu cleansing ritual

    Because there’s nothing cleaner and more purifying than bathing in a dirty, ashy, debris-filled river, right?

    “Jero Kuncir Gimbal” does a Balinese cleansing ceremony in a lahar. Photos via Facebook

    5. Balinese priests trek to top of volcano to pray against eruption

    They just had to see for themselves.

    priests at Agung

    Mangku Mokoh and his uncle, Jro Mangku Kari atop Bali’s Mt. Agung. Photos via Facebook

    6. ‘I’ve Been to Bali Too’: 80s Aussie anthem makes viral comeback as netizens reminisce about the island’s good ol’ days (VIDEO)

    “Went through my bags like McCartney in Japan, I didn’t have a thing, so I didn’t give a damn.

    “You can’t trick me, because I’ve been to Bali too.”

    i've been to bali too

    Australian singer-songwriter John Schumann has been to Bali too.

    7. Viral: Mighty old man slings scooter on shoulder like it’s a sack of potatoes

    Ain’t no thang for this daddy.

    motorbike-lifting bapak

    Look, just one hand! Photo: @dede_prastiawa22 via Info Denpasar

    8. Bali university students scour YouTube for erotic Balinese dance content to flag and report

    Balinese students stood up for their culture, flagging and reporting any content they could find on YouTube of the dance joget bumbung being taken over the line, to a pornographic level. It kind of gave the term ‘keyboard warriors’ a whole different meaning.

    joget bumbung

    Photo: A live action performance of joget bumbung

    Sources: https://coconuts.co/bali/news/editors-picks-craziest-viral-stories-bali-2017/
    Re-posted by Pande

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