Thailand is known as the Land of Smiles and deservedly so, but the country’s rich tradition of crafting, woodworking and artistry are also not to be overlooked. These aspects of Thai culture were celebrated this weekend at the 30th Bor Sang Umbrella & San Kamphaeng Handicraft Festival. The event was held from Friday, Jan. 18-Sunday,...
Authorities are trying to restore power on two popular islands in southern Thailand after a power blackout extending at least 48 hours caused travelers to leave. Idyllic Ko Samui has been without power for two days. The islands of Samui and Pa Ngan in Surat Thani province lost electricity Tuesday morning when an underground high-voltage...
BANGKOK (AP) — The mother of a British backpacker who was killed 12 years ago in Thailand has made an appeal for fresh leads that could help capture her daughter’s killer. Sue Jones traveled to Thailand this week to mark the anniversary of the death of her 23-year-old daughter, Kirsty Jones, who was raped and...
Substandard construction, inadequate design, cause delays, frustrate millions, reports Asia Sentinel Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport, which opened only six years ago on what amounted to a swamp, is approaching a crisis stage with overcrowding and increasingly impaired runways, travelers and officials say. Designed by Helmut Jahn of Murphy/Jahn Architects of Chicago, the airport was in...
IN a city as diverse, widespread, and just plain insane as Bangkok, it’s a daunting task to try and narrow down just 10 things that we love about this place. Here is the second installment one writer’s humble attempt to do just that. Or if you’ve just joined us, you can find Part 1 here....
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