Thailand Budhist Celebrations

Thailand is an interesting place to learn about Budhist Traditions.

Reporting from south-east Asia: 'I have witnessed hope triumph over fear'

The Guardian’s recently arrived correspondent reflects on the remarkable events of her first months in the job

Who Were the Original Siamese Twins?

Yunte Huang’s “Inseparable” recounts a 19th-century story of celebrity and exploitation.

'A ticket to the next life': the lavish Buddhist dog funerals of Bangkok

Full funeral rites from the monks of Bangkok’s Wat Krathum Suea Pla temple used to be for humans only – until a new and lucrative market emerged

Thai king signs royal family's $30bn fortune over to himself

King Maha Vajiralongkorn formally inherits assets including the Siam Commercial Bank after death of his father

Thai King Now Owns Monarchy Assets. He’ll Have to Pay Taxes on Them.

It was not clear which assets were involved in a transfer by the agency that managed them, but assets under its remit have included real estate, and bank and commercial shares.

Editor of Bangkok Post 'forced to step down' over coverage of government

Umesh Pandey said he refused an order from board of directors to ‘tone down’ the newspaper’s reporting and editorials

Whale dies from eating more than 80 plastic bags

Pilot whale was found barely alive in Thai canal and vomited up five bags during fruitless rescue attempts

The Guardian view on illegal rendition: take the ethical option | Editorial

The treatment of Abdel Hakim Belhaj and Fatima Boudchar was indefensible. Britain’s apology has far-reaching implications for security cooperation with states that support and practise torture

On the High Seas, Keeping Vigil for an Unwanted Minority

No country is eager to take in the Rohingya. That indifference means more suffering and death for Myanmar’s Muslim ethnic group.

'This country has no freedom!': how Thailand's punks are railing against the junta

Anger at repression is quelled under the military dictatorship – but the country’s punk scene is turning the protest volume back up again

I Have a Few Questions for Gina Haspel

I was tortured at a C.I.A. black site in Thailand. Will you let it happen again?

Anniversary of Thai Coup Draws Uneasy Protest and Police Threats

Officials in Bangkok warned that demonstrators fighting for a return to civilian government had been identified through photographs and video footage, and that they could be prosecuted.

Rangers find 109,217 snares in a single park in Cambodia

Snares – either metal or rope – are indiscriminately killing wildlife across Southeast Asia, from elephants to mouse deer. The problem has become so bad that scientists are referring to protected

America Doesn’t Need Gina Haspel. We Need a Debate on Torture.

Whether the Senate confirms Ms. Haspel as the director of the C.I.A. or not, the United States needs a conversation about torture and rendition.

Gina Haspel Offered to Withdraw C.I.A. Nomination Amid Concerns Over Role in Torture Program

Gina Haspel offered to withdraw her nomination to run the C.I.A. if her past role in the brutal interrogation of an Al Qaeda suspect threatened to tarnish the agency.

Thai activists claim victory over luxury housing on forest land

Government bows to protesters and agrees to shelve development near Chiang Mai

The Uncensored Playlist: how​ ​news​ ​is being turned into​ ​pop to bypass repressive regimes

Music streaming services such as Spotify are freely available even where social media and search engines are banned, so the Uncensored Playlist has recruited journalists from five repressive regimes t

‘We Don’t Perform for People, We Perform for the Gods’

A community has formed around Chinese opera in Thailand, preserving one of the oldest dramatic art forms in the world.

11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

Stirring portraits of students kidnapped by Boko Haram. James Comey tells his side of the story. What exactly does Facebook have on me? And more.

Escort Who Claims to Have Russian Secrets Faces New Charges in Thailand

Anastasia Vashukevich is still in Thai custody, hoping to trade what she says is evidence that Russia meddled in the American presidential election.

5 Amazing Bookstores In Asia That Bookworms Will Love

If you’re anything like me, you spend half of your time on vacation with a margarita in one hand and a book in the other. That is why knowing where the best bookstores in Asia will help! 

Thailand’s Top Island Adventures

There are plenty of adventurous activities to be found on Thailand’s islands. Here are Thailand’s Top Island Adventures: from ziplining to scuba diving.

Virtual Reality brings ‘Discover Thainess’ to life

Discover Thainess virtual reality campaign brings authentic Thai local experiences to visitors before they even step foot in Thailand.

Grassroots initiatives protect Ko Tao’s marine environment

Tourists are drawn to Ko Tao by the great diving and beautiful white sandy beaches, so it’s important to look after the island’s marine environment.

Where to eat on Thailand’s islands

So many delicious places to eat on Thailand's islands, the experts at Expedia Australia put together this list to help you narrow down your choices.

How ESL Teaching is Unique

For those of us who have worked with kids, we think we know what we are doing, but most of us don't understand how ESL teaching is unique until we start.

Thailand travel advisory on The Royal Cremation for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

The Royal Thai Government has announced that the Royal Cremation for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej is scheduled for 25-29 October, 2017.

Phuket with Kids – 7 reasons to have a family holiday in Phuket

Phuket with kids – is it overrated and to be avoided or a great family holiday destination? Travel blogger Rene Young, decides to find out for herself.

What Suits You? Taiwan or China?

What suits you? Taiwan or China? Read about the differences between both countries. While both countries have similarities, they can vary in lifestyles.

Ultimate Guide to Hiking in Koh Samui

Whether by boot or by bike, you’ll enjoy hidden waterfalls, secret gardens, and incredible views when you follow this guide to hiking in Koh Samui.

How to Pick Your Perfect Thai Island

Deciding between a getaway to the island of Phuket or a trip to Koh Samui? Here are some tips to help you choose from the experts at Expedia.

Saying Goodbyes – Goodbye Korea!

Saying goodbye is always hard. How do say goodbye to people you know you will never see again? You say good-bye and hope that you do see them again soon.

Ethical elephant encounters win Julie Miller an award for Best Travel Writer

Julie Miller won Best Travel Writer at the National Tourism Industry Awards gala event. Her winning story is about ethical elephant encounters in Thailand.

The Key To Your ESL Students’ Success

The Key To Your ESL Students’ Success - An ESL teacher’s job is more than just going through lessons and making sure students turn in their assignments.

Tutoring vs. Classroom Teaching

Teachers ask about tutoring versus classroom teaching in Asia. Here's some extra information that might be helpful in making the most of your time abroad.

Cruising the Mekong to the Golden Triangle

Award-winning travel writer John Borthwick muses on cruising the Mekong River from Lao to northern Thailand with Pandaw Cruises.

Taiwan Firsts – What To Expect When You Visit Taiwan for the First Time

Taiwan Firsts – What To Expect When You Visit Taiwan for the First Time As my parents are getting ready to return to the U.S. from their trip to Taiwan, they reminded me what it’s like to not only

7 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Teaching Abroad

Typically we all have our pre-determined ideas of what teaching abroad will be like but here are 7 surprising things you didn't know about teaching abroad.

Joys of Free Time

Ah! The joys of free time! A year ago, I was a busy beaver. There was so much to do back then; documents after documents needed to be filled, apostilled, signed- a long list of tasks needed to get don

Making Your Schedule Work For You While Living Abroad

Making your schedule work for you while living abroad is crucial to life abroad. It’s important to manage your time to take advantage of all possibilities Although a year sounds like a long time, it

Thailand’s Buddhists Celebrate Visakha Bucha Day

This important day, a national public holiday, is the day that marks three important events, the birth of the Lord Buddha, the enlightenment of the Lord Buddha, and the pass away of the Lord Buddha. T

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