Songkran Bangkok 2015 photo special (gallery)

Songkran Bangkok 2015 photo special (gallery)

After a seeming eternity of successive Thai New Year’s being celebrated under the shadow of political unrest and bloodshed, Thais have welcomed this new year with gusto. While the country remains under the firm control of the the junta led by General Prayut Chan-o-cha following the May 2014 “military intervention” which saw the removal of […]

The death of Thai democracy: the removal of Yingluck Shinawatra in photos (galleries)

The death of Thai democracy: the removal of Yingluck Shinawatra in photos (galleries)

An attempt by a small number of predominantly right-wing Bangkokians supported by Thailand’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 2010. Back […]

Inside the factory building Thailand’s Mercedes-Benz’s photo special (gallery)

Inside the factory building Thailand’s Mercedes-Benz’s photo special (gallery)

About 70 per cent of the Mercedes-Benz vehicles sold in Thailand by the country’s 30 dealerships are manufactured at the Thai owned, managed, and staffed Samut Prakan factory of Thonburi Automotive Assembly (TAAP), 23 kilometres (about 14.5 miles) from central Bangkok. The Thai family owned company last year churned out 6,000 Mercedes-Benz vehicles comprising C-Class, […]

Thailand’s education system hampering auto manufacturing industry’s growth

Thailand’s education system hampering auto manufacturing industry’s growth

One of the great success stories of Thailand manufacturing in recent years has been the Thailand automotive industry, which churned our some 2.45 million cars and 2.5 million motorbikes in 2012, making Thailand the 10th largest automobile manufacturer and eighth largest exporter (by volume) globally. While Japanese automotive giants such as Toyota, Isuzu, Honda, Mitsubishi, […]

Thailand Labour Day 2013 photo special (gallery)

Thailand Labour Day 2013 photo special (gallery)

Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has promised to review a raft of workers rights and conditions and demands raised by Thailand trade unions. The undertaking came as more than More than four thousand trade unionists gathered at Sanam Luang park in central Bangkok to mark Thailand Labour Day 2013. Amongst issues the trade unions want […]

Best in the world: Thailand’s low-cost, distance learning solution (gallery)

Best in the world: Thailand’s low-cost, distance learning solution (gallery)

At a nondescript ceremony inside the grounds of Wang Klai Kangwon Palace in Hua Hin, Thailand on December 5, 1995, Khwankeo Vajarodaya, grand chamberlain of the Royal House of Siam, flipped a switch that would change forever the problem of governments globally – the cost effective delivery of quality education to a geographically dispersed population. […]

Backflip on Thailand TPP membership talks

Backflip on Thailand TPP membership talks

In an apparent backflip on a proposed Thailand TPP membership application Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on Saturday that she will not be discussing an application to join the controversial Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact with US President Barack Obama when he visits the country on Sunday. Last Monday the Thai cabinet agreed to […]

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

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

One year after the violent military crackdown against red-shirt 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 of more than 90 people last April and May. Joining the gathering at the Ratchaprasong protest […]

Behind the scenes at Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2011 (gallery)

Behind the scenes at Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2011 (gallery)

The 27th Miss Tiffany’s Universe transgender beauty pageant came to a conclusion at a gala ceremony in Pattaya, Thailand, on May 6. As hair was being styled, eyelashes applied, and lips glossed in the backstage dressing room, outside the pageant venue members of the Miss Tiffany’s cabaret cast mingled with the audience and tourists, receiving […]

Who killed Seh Daeng (เสธ แดง)? (gallery)

Who killed Seh Daeng (เสธ แดง)? (gallery)

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

Sirapatsorn Attayakorn: Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2011 (gallery)

Sirapatsorn Attayakorn: Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2011 (gallery)

The winner of the 2011 Miss Tiffany’s Universe transgender beauty pageant is 21-year-old Sirapatsorn Attayakorn (ศิรภัสสร อัฒยกร). Born in Chiang Mai, Miss Sirapatsorn 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 Attayakorn received a Toyota Yaris motor car, Bt120,000 […]

Tiffany’s Universe transgender swimsuit competition 2011 photo special (gallery)

Tiffany’s Universe transgender swimsuit competition 2011 photo special (gallery)

In Search of of Miss Unlimited Sexy Star 2011, Tiffany’s Universe transgender swimsuit competition slide gallery   Photos John Le Fevre     Related  Serinapa Petchaboon: Miss Unlimited Sexy Star 2011 (gallery) Miss Unlimited Sexy Star 2011 photo special (gallery) Search for Miss Unlimited Sexy Star 2011 photo special (gallery) Thailand’s most beautiful ladyboys line […]

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