Bangkok – Assault on Democracy – Photo Special

Bangkok – Assault on Democracy – Photo Special

The attempt by a small number of predominantly right-wing, conservative Bangkokians supported by the country’s second oldest political party*, the Democrat Party,¬† to suspend democracy in Thailand and install their own unelected “people’s committee” under the guise of ridding the country of the “Thaksin regime” has seen political fervour reach a level not seen since […]

Thailand Internal Security Act shows rattled Thai Government

Thailand Internal Security Act shows rattled Thai Government

Just a little more than two-and-a-half years after anti-government street protests brought the centre of Bangkok to a stop for 64 days ahead of a bloody military crackdown, Bangkokians are again living under the Thailand Internal Security Act, highlighting a government rattled by the first major anti-government rally since taking office . The government of […]

Tiffany’s Universe transgender swimsuit competition 2011 photo special

Tiffany’s Universe transgender swimsuit competition 2011 photo special

In Search of of Miss Sexy Star 2011 – Tiffany’s Universe transgender swimsuit competition photo special Related: Sirapatsorn Attayakorn (‡∏®‡∏¥‡∏£‡∏†‡∏±‡∏™‡∏™‡∏£ ‡∏≠‡∏±‡∏í‡∏¢‡∏Ň∏£), 2011 Miss Tiffany‚Äôs Universe (‡∏°‡∏¥‡∏™‡∏ó‡∏¥‡∏ü‡∏ü‡∏≤‡∏ô‡∏µ‡πà ‡∏¢‡∏π‡∏ô‡∏¥‡πć∏߇∏¥‡∏£‡πå‡∏™ 2554) Related: Serinapa Petchaboon (‡∏®‡∏¥‡∏£‡∏¥‡∏ô‡∏†‡∏≤ ‡πć∏û‡∏ä‡∏£‡∏ö‡∏π‡∏£‡∏ì‡πå) is Miss Unlimited Sexy Star 2011 (‡πŇ∏•‡∏∞ ‡∏™‡∏≤‡∏߇∏á‡∏≤‡∏°‡∏ó‡∏µ‡πà‡πć∏ã‡πá‡∏Ň∏ã‡∏µ‡πà‡∏ó‡∏µ‡πà‡∏™‡∏∏‡∏î 2554) Related:¬† Thailand‚Äôs most beautiful ladyboys line up for Miss Tiffany‚Äôs Universe 2011   […]

Red-shirts return to Ratchaprasong for anniversary of deadly 2010 crackdown

Red-shirts return to Ratchaprasong for anniversary of deadly 2010 crackdown

This story was updated at 6:45pm May 27, 2011. Additional/ edited text in blue type. One year after the violent military crackdown against red-shirt (‡πć∏™‡∏∑‡∏≠‡πâ‡πŇ∏î‡∏á) anti-government protesters in the heart of the Bangkok business district more than 10,000 of the groups faithful gathered at the Ratchaprasong intersection today, May 19, 2011, to mark the deaths […]

Who killed Seh Daeng?

Who killed Seh Daeng?

One year ago today as red-shirt (เสือ้แดง) protesters hunkered down behind fearsome looking bamboo and tire barricades blockading about 8 sq.km (3 sq.miles) of the central Bangkok business district, surrounded by heavily armed Royal Thai Army (RTA) (กองทัพบก) troops, one of the protest movements most colorful figures, RTA specialist, Major-General Khattiya Sawatdiphon (ขัตติยะ สวัสดิผล), affectionately […]

Sirapatsorn Attayakorn (‡∏®‡∏¥‡∏£‡∏†‡∏±‡∏™‡∏™‡∏£ ‡∏≠‡∏±‡∏í‡∏¢‡∏Ň∏£) is Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2011 (‡∏°‡∏¥‡∏™‡∏ó‡∏¥‡∏ü‡∏ü‡∏≤‡∏ô‡∏µ‡πà ‡∏¢‡∏π‡∏ô‡∏¥‡πć∏߇∏¥‡∏£‡πå‡∏™ 2554)

Sirapatsorn Attayakorn (‡∏®‡∏¥‡∏£‡∏†‡∏±‡∏™‡∏™‡∏£ ‡∏≠‡∏±‡∏í‡∏¢‡∏Ň∏£) is Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2011 (‡∏°‡∏¥‡∏™‡∏ó‡∏¥‡∏ü‡∏ü‡∏≤‡∏ô‡∏µ‡πà ‡∏¢‡∏π‡∏ô‡∏¥‡πć∏߇∏¥‡∏£‡πå‡∏™ 2554)

Preliminary Report: The winner of the 2011 Miss Tiffany’s Universe (‡∏°‡∏¥‡∏™‡∏ó‡∏¥‡∏ü‡∏ü‡∏≤‡∏ô‡∏µ‡πà ‡∏¢‡∏π‡∏ô‡∏¥‡πć∏߇∏¥‡∏£‡πå‡∏™ 2554) transgender beauty pageant is 21-year-old Miss Sirapatsorn Attayakorn (‡∏®‡∏¥‡∏£‡∏†‡∏±‡∏™‡∏™‡∏£ ‡∏≠‡∏±‡∏í‡∏¢‡∏Ň∏£). Born in Chiang Mai, Miss Sirapatsorn (‡∏®‡∏¥‡∏£‡∏†‡∏±‡∏™‡∏™‡∏£ ‡∏≠‡∏±‡∏í‡∏¢‡∏Ň∏£) is a third year communications student standing 173cm (5’6″ tall), weighs 49kg (108lbs) and measures 34-25-36. In addition to a sash and trophy, Miss […]

Serinapa Petchaboon (ศิรินภา เพชรบูรณ์) is Miss Unlimited Sexy Star 2011 (และ สาวงามที่เซ็กซี่ที่สุด 2554)

Serinapa Petchaboon (ศิรินภา เพชรบูรณ์) is Miss Unlimited Sexy Star 2011 (และ สาวงามที่เซ็กซี่ที่สุด 2554)

Preliminary Report: Thirty contestants in the annual Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2011 (‡∏°‡∏¥‡∏™‡∏ó‡∏¥‡∏ü‡∏ü‡∏≤‡∏ô‡∏µ‡πà ‡∏¢‡∏π‡∏ô‡∏¥‡πć∏߇∏¥‡∏£‡πå‡∏™ 2554) transgender beauty pageant took to the catwalk at Central Festival Pattaya on May 4 for the Miss Unlimited Sexy Star (‡πŇ∏•‡∏∞ ‡∏™‡∏≤‡∏߇∏á‡∏≤‡∏°‡∏ó‡∏µ‡πà‡πć∏ã‡πá‡∏Ň∏ã‡∏µ‡πà‡∏ó‡∏µ‡πà‡∏™‡∏∏‡∏î 2554) swimsuit competition. More than 500 people viewed the gala spectacular with the title of 2011 Miss Unlimited Sexy […]

Thailand tourist coaches the world’s most artsy buses

Thailand tourist coaches the world’s most artsy buses

Aircraft, ships or the sides of buildings might be the pinnacle of surfaces for airbrush and graffiti artists to personalize, but the plethora of charter tourist coaches in Thailand provides an equally good surface, while being much more abundant. Though charter tourist coaches in most countries are fairly conservatively decorated, in Thailand the sides are […]

Thailand’s most beautiful ladyboys line up for Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2011 (‡∏°‡∏¥‡∏™‡∏ó‡∏¥‡∏ü‡∏ü‡∏≤‡∏ô‡∏µ‡πà ‡∏¢‡∏π‡∏ô‡∏¥‡πć∏߇∏¥‡∏£‡πå‡∏™ 2554)

Thailand’s most beautiful ladyboys line up for Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2011 (‡∏°‡∏¥‡∏™‡∏ó‡∏¥‡∏ü‡∏ü‡∏≤‡∏ô‡∏µ‡πà ‡∏¢‡∏π‡∏ô‡∏¥‡πć∏߇∏¥‡∏£‡πå‡∏™ 2554)

Thailand’s annual Miss Tiffany’s Universe (‡∏°‡∏¥‡∏™‡∏ó‡∏¥‡∏ü‡∏ü‡∏≤‡∏ô‡∏µ‡πà ‡∏¢‡∏π‡∏ô‡∏¥‡πć∏߇∏¥‡∏£‡πå‡∏™ 2554) beauty pageant is internationally recognized as one of the largest and most colorful transgender beauty pageants in the world, with about 10 million domestic viewers tuning in to watch the live television broadcast of the most beautiful ladyboys (Katoeys) in Thailand compete for the exalted title of […]