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 to the brink of suicide. Desperate for escape after waking up one morning in a pool of his own blood, he found salvation half

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Life’s a beach: Discover your dream home on the shores of Pattaya

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...

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

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...

Thai schoolgirl learns to smile again after teacher assault

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

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

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

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

Expat director Paul Spurrier talks about making ‘The Forest,’ his supernatural film set in Isaan

Opening tonight at SF World Cinema Central World, is an eerie new supernatural horror film called The

Expat director Paul Spurrier talks about making ‘The Forest,’ his supernatural film set in Isaan

2 young female designers on the challenges of holding their own while redefining Bangkok’s interiors

[Coconuts Bangkok x Sansiri] The female founders of Wonderscape open up about starting their own interior design

2 young female designers on the challenges of holding their own while redefining Bangkok’s interiors

Bangkok’s first Pokémon Go meet up comes to Lumpini park (PHOTOS)

On Saturday afternoon, Lumpini Park became a Pokémon Go zone for trainers as it set the stage for Bangkok’s very first Pokémon meet up. While some see this as just another...

Bangkok’s first Pokémon Go meet up comes to Lumpini park (PHOTOS)

Exclusion or protection? Activists skeptical about LGBT prison

"[Going to an LGBT prison] should be an option, not an obligation," said LGBT activist Phongsathon

Exclusion or protection? Activists skeptical about LGBT prison

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From the hottest young Thai fashion designer to thoughts from nudists spread throughout the city, our interviews offer an uncensored dialog with some of the most unique people in Bangkok and beyond. We pride ourselves on finding the people and asking the questions that other publications wouldn’t dare. Because we know that you need to know what happened when a woman in Bangkok tried a happy ending massage.