Primitive Technology: YouTube pulls plug on kid vids after Coconuts exposé, we visit a shoot in Cambodia (Part 2)

On Friday, Coconuts published Part 1 of an exposé investigating a disturbing sub-genre of YouTube videos featuring little boys in Southeast Asia, devouring exotic animals and making animal-like noises, that were getting hundreds of millions of views. A few days later, roughly 24 hours before the publication of this story, YouTube had taken down the primary channel we ...

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Primitive Technology and the bizarre depths of YouTube in Southeast Asia (Part 1)

Primitive Technology and the bizarre depths of YouTube in Southeast Asia (Part 1)

How have these bizarre videos of half-naked boys in Southeast Asia voraciously devouring exotic animals while making monkey noises gotten hundreds of millions of views on...

Wheels of Change: Couple crafts DIY wheelchairs for Thais in need (Video)

Wheels of Change: Couple crafts DIY wheelchairs for Thais in need (Video)

Marketers by day, restaurant owners by night and change makers in what spare time they can find, one Bangkok couple is using their ingenuity to help the less fortunate. Apichai...

By a thread: Thai Muslim family keeps silk weaving heritage alive

By a thread: Thai Muslim family keeps silk weaving heritage alive

Over the click-clack of the teak loom, Niphon’s family laments the lack of apprentice weavers at his Bangkok silk shop, as modernity lures young Muslims away from a trade...

50 Shades of Squee: How I learned to stow the hate and cuddle up to Thai furries (Photos)

50 Shades of Squee: How I learned to stow the hate and cuddle up to Thai furries (Photos)

How the internet prepared me for freaky furry fetish time turned out to be wrong.

Against the tide: Thai ‘floating temple’ defies coastal erosion

Against the tide: Thai ‘floating temple’ defies coastal erosion

As sea waters slowly rose around his temple and his neighbors fled inland, Thai abbot Somnuek Atipanyo refused to budge and is today a symbol of the fight to restore the...

Planet Plastic: Thai citizens suffer from plastic addiction and poor waste management (VIDEO)

Planet Plastic: Thai citizens suffer from plastic addiction and poor waste management (VIDEO)

The smell smacks you in the face like a cartoon rake from a solid 200-meters away. Usually, you smell it from further out than that, depending on the direction of the wind. The...

Know Nothing, Say Nothing: What it’s truly like to get an abortion in Thailand

Know Nothing, Say Nothing: What it’s truly like to get an abortion in Thailand

When 29-year-old NGO worker Nisarat Jongwisan got pregnant in 2010, she knew nothing about her options. Her nerves were racing as she showed up at the clinic on Sukhumvit Soi 12....

Curves Ahead: One reality show’s mission to promote size diversity in Thailand

Curves Ahead: One reality show’s mission to promote size diversity in Thailand

The fact that a recent casting call for a new reality series had a weight stipulation is, sadly, nothing new for the Thai entertainment industry. The particulars, however, were....

Being Broken: Years of sexual abuse alleged at Agama yoga school on Koh Phangan

Being Broken: Years of sexual abuse alleged at Agama yoga school on Koh Phangan

At first glance, the TripAdvisor reviews for the Agama yoga school on Thailand’s Koh Phangan don’t look much different from those for countless other...


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