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Princess Ubolratana, Dressed as Santa, Wishes Thais a Happy Holiday

BANGKOK — Princess Ubolratana dressed up as a female Santa Claus – or “Santy” as Thais call it – to wish the people of Thailand a Merry Christmas.

Kate Spade Redirects Thailand’s Customers to Chinese Page

BANGKOK — You may have filled your online shopping cart with an Everything Tote Bag, but if you can’t read Mandarin, then you’re out of luck for that year-end treat-yo self purchase.

Politics, Protests Dominate Thailand’s Twitter in 2020

BANGKOK — For once, entertainment took a backseat on Thai Twitterverse this year, giving way to politics, according to the company’s year-end report.

Figurines of Viral Mythical Critters to Open for Pre-Orders

BANGKOK — Those awkward, adorable mythical creatures that rose to internet fame from their humble abodes in Thailand’s rural temples will soon be available in your own home.

Rural Temple Statues of Magical Beasts Melt Hearts, Inspire Fanart

KHON KAEN — While Chinese dragons inspire awe and Greek centaurs represent mysterious wisdom for centuries, Thai mythical creatures have the power to make the internet squeal.

Tycoon Urges Parents to Disown Children Who Join Protest

PHRAE — Some hardline monarchy supporters are praising a businesswoman who called for parents to disown their children if they attended pro-democracy protests. Writing in...

Book Discounted Buffets in Bangkok Through This App

BANGKOK — There’s an app that helps you gorge gourmet buffets for less as a pat-on-the-back for getting through this century’s annus horribilis.

Future in the Cards: Thai Politics Reimagined in Tarot Symbolism

BANGKOK — Flip over The Empress card – it’s a young female student protest leader. Wheel of Fortune becomes the replica of the missing 1932 revolution plaque. The High Priestess is a bald Buddhist nun. Three of Cups pays homage to an ‘alliance’ with activists in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Survey: 4/5 Thais Play Video Games, Highest Ratio in ASEAN

BANGKOK — Four out of five Thais are gamers – the highest ratio in Southeast Asia region – with smartphone gaming the most popular platform in the country, a report said.

A Royal Loy Krathong/Halloween Spook From Princess Ubolratana

BANGKOK — His Majesty the King’s elder sister posted a photo on her Instagram in which she can be seen celebrating both Halloween and Loy Krathong at the same time.





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