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 omnipresent farang in Thailand. The well-known English teacher hosts TV and radio shows, big Thai events, and speaks at government seminars. He also writes for newspapers and ...

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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...

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...

Thailand chasing halal gold, from tourists to food

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...

Sweeping Censorship: New Computer crime laws would give government control of internet

Sweeping Censorship: New Computer crime laws would give government control of internet

Critics and experts have voiced concerns over the latest amendment to the Computer Crime Act because, if passed, it would allow the government to block any content they deem...


 

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