Both countries provide a comfortable lifestyle as well as a good choice of food and activities to suit older expats.
Southeast Asia is now one of the most popular destinations for retirees looking to expand their horizons whilst benefiting from a relatively low cost of living. The two favorites, Northern Thailand and Vietnam, both offer the year-round warm to hot weather Britons can only dream of, and American snowbirds find the solution to long, dark […]
Belief in ghosts in Thai culture is both popular and enduring. In the history of Thailand Buddhist popular beliefs intermingled with the legends about the spirits or ghosts of the local folklore.
Thailand is a country blessed with rich culture, traditions, and practices. Being an ancient land, Thailand has all kinds of stories to tell. Taking a leaf from its vast history, we bring you the legendary stories that continue to haunt the locals even now. Belief in ghosts in Thai culture is both popular and […]
Maskul and Sohoh are practising Muslims and they’re also transgender women. “It’s very difficult to be like us,” Maskul says in English. “In Pattani it’s a big bad thing to be transgender.”
PATTANI – Whenever Ardulmalik Maskul returns from Bangkok to her hometown in Pattani province in southern Thailand, she undergoes a transformation. She removes her make-up, changes into trousers and begins to mind her manners. Mostly, though, she doesn’t leave the house. Asan Sohoh engages in similar sartorial subterfuge on her return visits to Pattani. […]
The event offered consultation services and demonstrations of farming technologies and new approaches to achieving higher farm productivity.
CHIANG RAI – The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives is teaching farmers in Chiang Rai Province to incorporate technology in their farming practices. The ministry hosted a technology transfer event on Saturday, at an agricultural learning center in Ban Prai Tai Community of Khun Tan district. The event was designed to get local farmers […]
"The Rights and Liberties Protection Department (RLPD) aims to have this draft law promulgated within the term of this present government,"
BANGKOK – Thailand could become the first country in South-east Asia to legalize same-sex civil partnerships (Marriages), under a proposed landmark law supporters expect to be enacted by the current government. A Justice Ministry subcommittee charged with drafting the Bill, called “Same Sex Life Partnership Registration Bill”, is scheduled to convene on Friday (May 4) […]
MAE HONG SON – Golden umbrellas draped in beads and flowers provide shade for boys as young as seven riding on their fathers’ shoulders in a procession through the mountain town of Mae Hong Son on Thailand’s northern border. Dressed in clothes dominated by neon pinks and greens with elaborate headgear, their lips and cheeks […]
CHIANG RAI -Ethnic minorities in Chiang Rai and other parts of Northern Thailand are capitalising on their weaving skills as they pave the way for a brighter future. It was perhaps only natural for young ethnic Tai Lue women to learn weaving to help their marriage prospects. “My mother told me if I don’t know […]
– CHIANG MAI – In an age of globalization – and homogenization – how can an indigenous culture like that of the ethnic Lisu survive and thrive. That was one of the questions addressed by a three-day conference in Chiang Mai’s Mae Taeng district that wrapped on Sunday. Conference-goers said a key challenge was maintaining […]
– BANGKOK – Thailand’s elderly are most at risk of abuse, abandonment and being duped out of money by their own children or those close to them, and the number of senior rape victims is also on the rise, according to a recent study that was revealed at a Bangkok seminar yesterday. Chulalongkorn University […]
– The Chinese have long prized jade stone for its beauty and healing powers. In Chinese culture jade is known as “the stone from heaven”, and is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to relax the nervous system, bring relief to stressed organs, and for gentle detoxification. One of the ancient techniques used by the Chinese […]