BANGKOK — “I’ve never seen a negro toot!” a market stall lady shouted loudly, at Rusameekae while he was strolling at the market, using slang for effeminate gay man. He was 15.
BANGKOK — Perhaps no road in Bangkok is as contested in politics and in history as Ratchadamnoen Avenue, which runs for 1.2 kilometer in what used to be Bangkok’s city center in its older years.
BANGKOK — For 51 years, Scala Theatre was a temple to film in the heart of downtown Bangkok. With its closure Sunday, Scala’s death spells the end of the last remaining stand-alone theater in the capital.
KALASIN — With each painting of lush wet rice fields with leaping catfish, each blooming lotus pond with palms in the background brings one 18-year-old boy closer to his dream of being an architect – and preserving his hometown’s beautiful environment.
TOKYO — A Thai comic book about a family cooking northern cuisine featuring northern dialect placed second in Japan’s prestigious manga competition, the Embassy of Japan in Bangkok announced Monday.
BANGKOK — If you’re sick of strolling aimlessly through malls, why not enrich your weekends at museums about the capital’s old quarter, or the country’s little-known aviation marvels with an all-access, 299-baht pass.
We gave it a try and compiled the following guide for X’mas normies who prefer the “old ways.”
Filmed over a decade by a group of anthropologists, "Heartbound" follows Korat native Sommai, the first Thai wife in the Danish district of Thy, and the Isaan women she matches up with the local men.
BANGKOK — Four papal outfits made by a Thai designer were delivered to Pope Francis by the Thai government as a gift to mark his visit to the kingdom on Thursday.
To the country’s second largest religious group, the river festival is empty of meaning, and to pay homage to it through gaiety is profane.