Go, boys! Gay Chinese tourists flock to Thailand for fun, acceptance

Bathed in a pink spotlight, the cabaret singer at Phuket’s ZAG bar lip-syncs the top notes of a popular Mandarin love song, delighting the crowd of gay Chinese tourists who have escaped judgement at home for sexual freedom in Thailand. While the song, “The Moon Represents My Heart,” is a hit with the patrons, the ...

The Expat Files: Celebrity English teacher Andrew Biggs talks about life in Thailand

The Expat Files: Celebrity English teacher Andrew Biggs talks about life in Thailand

In Coconuts’ “The Expat Files,” writer Jim Algie picks the brains of the most famous — and infamous — foreigners in Thailand. Andrew Biggs is arguably the most...

Coconuts TV Field Trip Ep. 1: Ayutthaya

Coconuts TV Field Trip Ep. 1: Ayutthaya

Here’s an idea: take a break from the hustle and bustle of the Big Mango and join Coconuts TV for an impromptu field trip to Thailand's ancient capital city Ayutthaya. Giant...

PHOTOS: Rescuer decks out ambulance with Doraemon to soothe injured passengers

PHOTOS: Rescuer decks out ambulance with Doraemon to soothe injured passengers

The patients who are escorted in the ambulance of rescuer Naran Saengsinchai can feel some solace snuggling Doraemon plush toys and rest easy on bright blue Doraemon sheets....

Cambodian MMA Warrior Chan Heng | Fighting For His Family

Cambodian MMA Warrior Chan Heng | Fighting For His Family

Cambodian warrior Chan Heng fights to improve the lot of his family.

PHOTOS: Trans beauty pageant Miss Tiffany’s Universe crowns Thai social media star

PHOTOS: Trans beauty pageant Miss Tiffany’s Universe crowns Thai social media star

Friday night in Thailand’s resort city of Pattaya, twenty-five transgender beauty queens competed in Miss Tiffany’s Universe, the beauty contest held by Tiffany’s Theatre, a...

Postal Boating: Bangkok mailman who delivers letters by canal

Postal Boating: Bangkok mailman who delivers letters by canal

Revving up his engine as the monsoon sky begins to open, Nopadol Choihirun steers his weathered boat under a two-lane bridge to keep his pile of envelopes and parcels dry. Dodging...

Traveling in Thailand with a disability

Traveling in Thailand with a disability

By Tam Gilbert “Sun, sea, sand, and a few months to work out what I want from life” are typical reasons the average young Brit decides to visit Thailand. But I’m not that...

Alone, Abroad: The aspects of moving overseas that people don’t talk about

Alone, Abroad: The aspects of moving overseas that people don’t talk about

By Emily Maretsky Republished from Medium with permission Can I talk to you about moving to Thailand? Because this year has not been an easy one. I’m no stranger to...

I love you, I rape you: The strange relationship between love, rape, and Thai TV

I love you, I rape you: The strange relationship between love, rape, and Thai TV

OPINION — It’s not okay for a man to rape. Unless he’s drop-dead gorgeous, angsty and appears every night at 8pm sharp, right? Yossinee Nanakorn, a Thai producer, certainly...


 

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