Mourning King Bhumibol at Sanam Luang (photo special)

As Thailand prepares for the 50 day anniversary of King Bhumibol Adulyadej death on December 1 the daily queues of bereaved Thais wanting to pay their respects to the dead monarch show no signs of abating. From before sunrise each day – tickets begin being issued at 5.30am – buses, tuk tuks, riverboats, and trains disgorge […]

Cambodia Firefighting #Fail: Why Insurance Matters

Cambodia Firefighting #Fail: Why Insurance Matters

If you’re interested in learning a thing or two about emergency services, or why fire insurance is so popular in Cambodia, make sure to have your note pad ready for these two firefighting fails, because you’re about to get a revolutionary education in firefighting. Firefighting is serious stuff, right? Right!. However, it’s a little difficult […]

Thai Army Instructors Caught Bastardising Trainees Again

Thai Army Instructors Caught Bastardising Trainees Again

The reign of bastardisation in the Royal Thai Army (RTA) continues to claim victims. This time a brutal ‘disciplinary action’ by Thai army instructors using what appears to be a wooden stick, booted feet, and fists has inflamed Thai netizens. The latest abuse by Thai army instructors comes a little more than seven months after […]

My Life I Don’t Want: Award Winning Animation on a Myanmar Girl’s Life

Animator, director, writer, and producer Nyan Kyal Say has made waves at international film festivals since the debut of his second animated short film, My Life I Don’t Want released in June. The full 12-minute short, first produced in May, took a total of eight months to create according to blogger Hans Thoolen. After its […]

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the UN – rarely seen photos

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the UN – rarely seen photos

When the 27th plenary meeting of the 71st session of UN General Assembly (UNGA) paused to pay tribute to the life of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej (King Rama IX) (See: UN General Assembly Pays Tribute to Thailand’s King Bhumibol) who died October 13, 2016 (See: End Of Days: Thailand King Bhumibol Adulyadej Dead) it signalled […]

Rambu Solo: Sulawesi’s Complicated Torajan Funeral Ceremony

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If you’re squeamish or likely to faint at the sight of blood, maybe skip this Vice documentary series about the Torajan funeral ceremony, and laugh at these Americans when they try Thai alcohol, instead. If you’re still interested, let’s get started! Toraja is a region of Sulawesi, an island of Indonesia. In this three-part series, […]

Mass Thailand Royal Anthem Recording Released

The new recording of the Thailand Royal Anthem has been released, a little more than three weeks after hundreds of thousands of Thais gathered in Bangkok’s Sanam Luang in front of the Grand Palace to sing in memory of their beloved late King, Bhumibol Adulyadej (King Rama IX), who died on October 13, 2016. (See: […]

Blame it on The Moose: Rolling #Toyota’s HiLux

Toyota’s HiLux might very well be popular with Aussie farmers, Middle East Insurgents, African militias, and in Thailand, where it serves as everything from a workhorse transporting construction and factory workers through to a poor-man’s micro-bus for taking the extended family out on a picnic, but that’s because there’s no moose in any of those […]

Asean Launches Visit [email protected]: Golden Celebration Promo

The Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2017. In honour of this achievement the national tourism organisations of member countries have collaborated in creating a themed tourism programme “Visit [email protected]: Golden Celebration”, including this snappy promotional video. The Visit [email protected]: Golden Celebration video touts the splendours on offer […]

What do American’s think of Thai alcohol? (video)

When you think of Thai alcohol do you think of booze with snakes in it? Or do you have flashbacks of Hangover II – big on promise, but disappointing on consumption? Or perhaps you think of a beach paradise, albeit a rather blurry one? In a video clip totally unsanctioned by the Tourism Authority of […]

UN General Assembly pays tribute to Thailand’s King Bhumibol

As the interregnum in the Chakri dynasty throne entered its 15th day the 27th plenary meeting of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly paused to pay tribute to the life of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej (King Rama IX) who died October 13, 2016, ending a reign of more than 70 years (See: End […]

Elite Cambodia Paratroopers Miss Olympic-Size Stadium

Millions of people across the globe held their breath earlier this year when 42-year-old American skydiver Luke Aikins jumped out of a plane 7,620 meters (25,000 ft) above Simi Valley, California and landed in a 30.5-by-30.5-meter (100-by-100 ft ) net below… without a parachute. It’s not something any of Cambodia’s elite airborne Brigade 911 are […]

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