Thailand chasing halal gold, from tourists to food

From hotels with segregated swimming pools to jelly made from seaweed instead of pig bones, Buddhist Thailand is chasing halal gold as it welcomes Muslim visitors and touts its wares to the Islamic world. Inside the cavernous dining hall of the five-star Al Meroz hotel in a Muslim suburb of Bangkok, an elderly man with

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G’Day Mate: Little Creatures craft beer to launch in Bangkok with an Aussie BBQ at Brewski

Tattooed devotees transform in Thai temple trance (PHOTOS)

Deep in trances, devotees of a Thai temple charged through gathered crowds on Saturday mimicking the beasts on their tattoos. Some had their hands curled into tiger claws, some...

Tattooed devotees transform in Thai temple trance (PHOTOS)

Shows, selfies, and shaming: Experts weigh in on elephant tourism in Thailand

If you vacationed in Thailand a decade ago, you most likely rode an elephant and proudly showed the photos to your friends at home. Back then, they would have considered you a...

Shows, selfies, and shaming: Experts weigh in on elephant tourism in Thailand

PHOTOS: Golden chariot restored for late king’s ‘ascent to heaven’

The chariot that will be used to take Thailand's late king on his last journey is being restored by workers in Bangkok as part of a project that will take

PHOTOS: Golden chariot restored for late king’s ‘ascent to heaven’

PHOTOS: Cockfighters reap Year of Rooster bonus in Thailand

Prized birds faced off in front of thousands of spectators at a stadium on the outskirts of Bangkok

PHOTOS: Cockfighters reap Year of Rooster bonus in Thailand

Beyond the Pale: The dangers of Thailand’s obsession with white skin

From sketchy creams that promise a lightened vagina to deodorants that cure dark armpits to intravenous skin-lightening

Beyond the Pale: The dangers of Thailand’s obsession with white skin

PHOTO ESSAY: A day in the life of Gai, a 16-year-old Muay Thai fighter

Ever wondered what the life of a young Muay Thai fighter is like? In this photo essay, Coconuts pulls back the curtain to provide a glimpse of what life is like for one...

PHOTO ESSAY: A day in the life of Gai, a 16-year-old Muay Thai fighter

Racism, anger and why dual pricing makes sense to Thai people

If you’ve been living in Thailand for a while, you’ve probably been overcharged for something. You might have screamed at a vendor when it happened, but here's what you...

Racism, anger and why dual pricing makes sense to Thai people

This is how Thai students think expats see Thailand (VIDEO)

The video offers an interesting look at what the government and Thais think expats are interested in.

This is how Thai students think expats see Thailand (VIDEO)

Have books, will travel: Sight-impaired Japanese expat introduces joy of reading to Thai youth

Despite Thailand’s high adult literacy rate, that sense of joy is too often

Have books, will travel: Sight-impaired Japanese expat introduces joy of reading to Thai youth

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When it’s more than just news coverage, when we really want to take you deep into a fascinating topic, subculture or personality, it’s got to be a feature. From in-depth interviews with the country’s nudists to comprehensive coverage of Bangkok’s dating culture, our features section tells you everything you need to know about everything you never knew that you needed to know about.