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Emergency responders examine a van wrecked in a collision in June 2017 in Sa Kaeo province that killed five.

Thai Roadkill: No More Half Measures

Statistics be damned. Every New Year and Songkran were the last holiday for 300 to 400 people who die on the roads.

Go Russian Into Pattaya in Debut of Khaosod English The Show

Follow editor Todd Ruiz and reporter Teeranai Charuvastra into the mean streets of Pattaya, Thailand, as they search for Russians (et al) arrested for conducting "advanced sex training" in the city.

Brighter Butts, Darker Futures

Walk into any high-end department store in Bangkok and find an immense display of cosmetic brands from Avon to Yves Saint Laurent. Whatever their primary purpose, they all share one prominent feature – making parts of your body whiter.

Thai Law: On Property Rights and Saving Your Marriage Before it Begins

Understanding how prenuptial agreements can be used to give both spouses granular control of how they want things shared is ...
Original images: My Mate Nate / YouTube, Matt Dodd / Flickr, Christy Gibson / Instagram, Em Brain Dead Tattoo / Facebook

When Farangs Go Native

What may start as an endearing and commendable effort – learning some language, meeting some social expectations – can become annoying to the very natives whose approval is sought. Behind one’s back, the whispers begin: You’ve gone native.

The Price of a Woman, Thailand Edition

“All women are whores, except my mother … but then again, she is a woman too,” goes an apocryphal quote alternately attributed to Napoleon...

Finding New Year’s Hope in Juntaland

What’s there to be hopeful, New Year or not? Isn’t the battle, if not the war, lost?

What’s With Men and Their Watches?

Decades of fashion have produced little else for a man to project his style, riches or taste in such personal terms as the watch.
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Voranai: Tears of the Junta

Anyone who has ever lived through times of violence and civil strife should appreciate the benefits of having peace in the streets. But at what price?

Ship Shape: Frenchman Refits Rice Barge Into Floating Stage

On a hot Monday afternoon inside a giant warehouse in the northern outskirts of Bangkok, workers were hammering metal beams onto the top deck of what looked like a steampunk Noah's Arc.

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