Thailand’s cinemas are reopening. But are audiences ready?

Top: A health worker sprays disinfectant inside a cinema of MVP chain. Whether major chains perched atop shopping malls, vintage standalone survivors or indie arthouses persisting on passion; one drama is playing in all of Thailand’s theaters: uncertainty.  Despite being given the green light Friday to reopen after going dark over two months to stem ...

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Khlong Toei Rising: Anxiety and unity in Bangkok’s biggest slum

Khlong Toei Rising: Anxiety and unity in Bangkok’s biggest slum

It’s Friday afternoon and Ratchani Cheausuwan is tired. She’s been standing all day, selling selling snacks with her one usable arm. At the end of the other, her withered...

Tainted by ‘rape cult’ allegations, rebranded Agama back in business on Thai island

Tainted by ‘rape cult’ allegations, rebranded Agama back in business on Thai island

One year after a sex abuse scandal erupted on the idyllic Thai island of Phangan, the New Age center where dozens of women say they were raped is drawing students again under a...

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

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...

Primitive Technology and the bizarre depths of YouTube in Southeast Asia

Primitive Technology and the bizarre depths of YouTube in Southeast Asia

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: Thailand suffers from plastic addiction and poor waste management (Video)

Planet Plastic: Thailand suffers 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...


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