With swords and stunts, Thai youth embrace ancient martial art

Armed with a wooden knife and shield, a teenage girl fends off four sword-wielding boys with high-flying kicks in an action-packed homage to Thailand’s neglected sword-fighting tradition. The fighters are part of a growing group of students at a school on Bangkok’s outskirts mastering “Krabi Krabong,” a martial art used in centuries-old warfare between rival kingdoms. ...

Carnivorous megaraptor becomes 10th dinosaur discovered in Thailand

Carnivorous megaraptor becomes 10th dinosaur discovered in Thailand

A fast-running megaraptor equipped with long claws and an appetite for meat is the latest dinosaur species to be discovered in Thailand’s northeast. Up in Khon Kaen, where...

Ssssstay cool: Thai man finds, butchers snakes chilling inside bedroom aircon (Photos)

Ssssstay cool: Thai man finds, butchers snakes chilling inside bedroom aircon (Photos)

When a man removed the cover of his air-conditioning unit to figure out why it was making weird noises late at night, he didn’t expect to find nearly half a dozen snakes...

ThaiNet thirsts for blood after dog’s awful death caught on film

ThaiNet thirsts for blood after dog’s awful death caught on film

The motionless body of a white dog drags from behind a black car driving down a southern Thai road in a heart-wrenching clip inflaming passions today. Since the graphic clip was...

Thai man sentenced to death for rape, murder of German tourist

Thai man sentenced to death for rape, murder of German tourist

A Thai garbage collector has been sentenced to death for the grisly rape and murder of a German tourist holidaying on a beach island. Ronnakorn Romruen was arrested in April,...

Prayuth maintains Thai junta powers of arbitrary detention

Prayuth maintains Thai junta powers of arbitrary detention

Thailand’s new civilian government will retain the power to arbitrarily detain critics despite the imminent easing of junta-era security controls, prompting warnings from...

Royal toddlers steal show at King Power Charity Polo Day (Photos)

Royal toddlers steal show at King Power Charity Polo Day (Photos)

Tongue out, his mother’s shades on, and summoning all the sass a 1-year-old can, Prince Louis of Cambridge stole the show at the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day yesterday at...

Bangkok man earns cash bounty by ratting out sidewalk riders

Bangkok man earns cash bounty by ratting out sidewalk riders

A Thai man took the law into his own hands in the exchange for sweet, sweet cash paid this week for tipping the cops off to motorcyclists riding on the sidewalk. Proving that a...

‘Big Boy’ to join Bangkok’s burger battles

‘Big Boy’ to join Bangkok’s burger battles

Krispy Kreme, Domino’s Pizza, Jamba Juice. The roster of aging (“maturing?”) American franchises seeking new life in Southeast Asia will soon expand with a venerable...

Look out! Concrete rains down from Bangkok’s BTS Ari during rush hour

Look out! Concrete rains down from Bangkok’s BTS Ari during rush hour

Commuters got a rush-hour surprise this morning when concrete came crashing down from BTS Ari into the busy road. A large chunk of concrete broke off and fell from the overhead...


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