Travel and Life

Japanese expat unleashes another Thai taxi tirade

By Mon, Apr 20, 2015 1:06PM UTC

The last time Koki Aki ranted against Thailand’s taxi drivers and airport conditions online, some cabbies threatened to boycott him and his fellow Japanese passengers. But despite that aggressive pushback the education volunteer, who has lived in Thailand for over a decade, once again lambasted the country’s taxi services with a new Facebook post on Saturday morning.

Asia’s love affair with the rickshaw

By Mon, Apr 20, 2015 11:07AM UTC

MOST countries in Asia have a local version of a rickshaw, an affordable and efficient two or three wheeled form of transport for anything from tourists to goods. The word itself comes from the Japanese word jinrikisha, meaning human powered vehicle, although today they can be hand pulled, cycles or

Poll: Thai New Year revelers declare Songkran 2015 ‘a success’

By Thu, Apr 16, 2015 10:17AM UTC

Despite a seemingly endless slew of fatal car crashes and stricter controls by authorities, this year’s Songkran New Year’s festivities were considered to be more successful than the annual festival’s 2014 iteration.

AOC throws support behind Brisbane and area 2028 Olympic bid

By Sat, Apr 11, 2015 8:49AM UTC

SYDNEY (AP) — The Australian Olympic Committee says it will support a possible Queensland bid to host the 2028 Olympic Games.

7 hurt in car bomb on tourist island in southern Thailand

By Sat, Apr 11, 2015 8:11AM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — Officials say a car bomb has exploded at a shopping mall on a Thai island popular with foreign tourists for its pristine beaches, injuring seven people.