Once you put on a mask, like those of classical Thai khon dramas, they can become difficult to remove. You then may end up having...
The irony of the debate on banning Bangkok’s street food was that it took foreigners – mostly Western media – to point out how unique and vibrant street food here was before the military regime backpedaled a tad.
Public mourning has become a competitive sport for some who, intentionally or not, have made it more difficult to impress.
At what point is Thai democracy no longer democracy?
Walking through Thonglor in the heat of the day is a dreary experience, one few people have to endure as they drive by in cars, taxis or on motorcycle taxis.
There are enormous tax breaks provided by the government. The problem is most people are completely unaware of them. Take the new inheritance tax...
It is impossible to overlook the growing influence of China in Thailand. Durian prices have surged in recent years due to soaring Chinese demand. Chinese...
Sexy girls, drugs and a gruesome murder – a potent cocktail for tabloid media. The murder of 22-year-old Warissara Klinjui, whose dismembered body was cut in two and found last month on May 25, was the stuff of a horror movie.
Sometimes, I wish that understanding and describing a society like Thailand could be simpler, without complexity, tension and contradictions. Like a coin with just one side.
Army chief Gen. Apirat Kongsompong and his officers swear oaths of loyalty on March 7, 2019, in front of a statue of King Rama V at army headquarters in Bangkok.