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. Naran, 38, has volunteered for Chonburi’s Peaw Yeang Foundation since he was 13. Born in a Thai-Chinese family, he was sent by his grandmother to join a ...

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PHOTOS: Foreigners fight addiction at Thai monastery

PHOTOS: Foreigners fight addiction at Thai monastery

German tech worker Cengiz seemed to have it all: A high-paying job that provided money and prestige, but his life was spiraling out of control. A cocaine addiction had pushed him...

Life behind bars: Ex-prisoners describe a typical day in Thai prison

Life behind bars: Ex-prisoners describe a typical day in Thai prison

Rumors about Thai prisons have not changed for decades. Low hygiene standards, overpopulation, and hidden self-governing systems are among the open secrets whispered about life in...

Thai schoolgirl learns to smile again after teacher assault

Thai schoolgirl learns to smile again after teacher assault

There were moments when Naruedee Jotsanthia thought she’d never smile again. The Thai schoolgirl says she was left facially disfigured last year after a teacher threw a mug...

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

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...

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

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 missing.

The Naked Truth: Bare it all with owners of Bangkok’s only nudist resort

The Naked Truth: Bare it all with owners of Bangkok’s only nudist resort

There are crowd-pleasing activities to participate in that might include a barbeque, yoga or outdoor movie night, that people pay to do together while naked.


 

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