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Stills from “Dark Flight” (2012), left, “Pee Mak” (2013), center, “Shutter” (2014). Image: Five Star Production / GMM Tai Hub / GMM Grammy

From Village to Airplane Cabin: How Thai Ghosts Evolve Alongside the Living

Two experts spent almost two years watching over 200 Thai horror titles to sift out the common characteristics of Thai ghosts in silver screen.
Timon (Nick Mercer) and Pumbaa (Pierre van Heerden) at The Lion King’s Bangkok run in September 2019.

Five Easter Eggs in the Lion King Musical Staged in Thailand

BANGKOK — The Lion King, the most commercially successful musical of all time, has landed in Bangkok – but the curtains in one of...
Left: Alongkorn Kongin’s “Phi Ta Khon Festival of Thailand” costume. Right: The Phi Ta Khon festival in July 2006. Photo: Stephane Megecaze / Wikimedia Commons

Miss Universe Thailand to Represent Isaan Festival with ‘Phi Ta Khon’ Costume

BANGKOK — Miss Universe Thailand 2019 will sport Thai-cloth bell bottoms and a huge horned headdress to represent an Isaan ghost festival on the...

Inside Lido Connect, the Mini-Mall That Replaced Lido Theater (Photos)

BANGKOK — The 50-year-old Lido Theater closed its doors in June 2018 to undergo renovations for what organizers promised wouldn’t be just another mall. Located smack in the middle of downtown Siam, we went to see how regular Thais are experiencing the newly revamped space.
Photo: Paing Takhon / Facebook

This Sexy Burmese Model Is Myanmar’s Hottest Export Right Now

BANGKOK — No screaming fans waited with glowing signs to see politicians at the recent ASEAN summit in Bangkok – but they did scream for another unintended ambassador.
Miss Grand Thailand 2019, Arayha “Coco” Suparurk, center, wins the crown on July 13, 2019.

Miss Grand Thailand 2019 Ignites Netizen Rage for Calling Catriona Gray ‘Fat’

BANGKOK — What’s the worst thing a beauty queen can do for her popularity? Body shame a more popular beauty queen, of course.
A still from “Pee Mak,” left. A still from “Bad Genius,” right. Photo: GDH 555

Making A Blockbuster Thai Film: The Studio Behind “Pee Mak” and “Bad Genius”

BANGKOK — There’s no magic formula behind Thailand’s highest-grossing films, says the studio behind “Bad Genius” and “Pee Mak.” Making a hit movie is instead...
Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo at their Oct. 31, 2017 wedding.

Thai Fans Mourn Divorce of Dream K-Drama Couple from ‘Descendants of the Sun’

BANGKOK — Thai fans plunged into mourning after the K-drama celebrity couple announced their divorce Thursday morning. Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo, known...
Miss Universe Thailand 2019 contestants today at the city pillar.

Race for Miss Universe Thailand 2019 Under Way (Photos)

BANGKOK — With only two weeks left until the crowning of Miss Universe Thailand 2019, let’s take a look at the fan favorites. The 58...
Blake Richardson, Reece Bibby, and George Smith of New Hope Club play with Thai food props at an interview on June 10, 2019 in Bangkok.

‘New Hope Club’ is Wooing Thai Hearts

BANGKOK — A day after their first concert in Thailand, British boy band New Hope Club said they were humbled by how their dedicated...



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