Fear of a dry Bangkok sparks rabid run on liquor, critics slam ‘feeble’ gov’t logic

True desperation stalked the supermarket aisles last night. Sweeping in on untouched bottles – no, better get the pack; no, the box; no, the entire pallet! – shoppers circled each other, channeling their collective fear into an orgy of alcohol buying like Bacchus had arrived to hold dominion. In fact it was a hasty booze ...

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By the power of YouTube, Thai monks make DIY safety gear

By the power of YouTube, Thai monks make DIY safety gear

In saffron robes, they walked in single file, their feet bare. In their hands, their alms bowls. Across their faces, handmade face shields crafted in the ancient tradition of DIY...

Farangs are ‘dirty’ and virus risk to Thais, health minister tweets

Farangs are ‘dirty’ and virus risk to Thais, health minister tweets

Update: Well that was short-lived. Anutin is leaving behind a trail of deactivated social media accounts — the new Twitter is gone as of Friday afternoon. While reliable...

Monkey Wars: Macaque melee overruns downtown Lopburi (Video)

Monkey Wars: Macaque melee overruns downtown Lopburi (Video)

Hundreds of monkeys engaged in running battles in Lopburi city, footage of which was wowing the internets today. “Wow! Even cars have to stop for them,” someone shouts in one...

Convicted drug smuggler on Thai cabinet denies role in black market face mask sales

Convicted drug smuggler on Thai cabinet denies role in black market face mask sales

The convicted drug trafficker serving in the cabinet Monday denied any involvement in a close associate’s alleged role in stockpiling more than 200 million face masks for resale...

Skullbreaker: Thai cops warn public against latest viral dumbassery

Skullbreaker: Thai cops warn public against latest viral dumbassery

Teens who’ve avoided Tide detergent pods or having their Bangkoks kicked are now being warned against a “very dangerous” and potentially fatal social media...

Giraffe condemned to Thai zoo did a runner and now no one can find it

Giraffe condemned to Thai zoo did a runner and now no one can find it

The authorities today are searching for one of two African fugitives attempting to escape captivity that was described as an unusually tall vegetarian measuring 7 meters in...

Not fooling around: Dedicated Thai cops who re-enacted campus sex romp just doing their jobs

Not fooling around: Dedicated Thai cops who re-enacted campus sex romp just doing their jobs

Bent over slightly, his hands grasp the palm tree. His face stares into the camera with something between grimace, reproach and uneasy smile. “Help me,” his eyes cry. Behind...

Thailand’s new ‘Dr. Ganja’ app is weirdly racist, users complain

Thailand’s new ‘Dr. Ganja’ app is weirdly racist, users complain

A smartphone app promoting a new government cannabis clinic came under fire yesterday for being just a little racist. To make an appointment at the Public Health Ministry’s...

Man wanted for free-running on 600-year-old Ayutthaya temple

Man wanted for free-running on 600-year-old Ayutthaya temple

Authorities are hunting for a man whose desperate attempt to look cool doing parkour was all the more criminal for the fact the fact it happened atop a 600-year-old Buddhist...


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Coconuts Bangkok Viral

Never miss the coolest topics your friends are talking about on social media again. From the most famous road rage video on YouLike, to photos that literally all of your Thai friends are sharing but you have have no idea what the text says, these stories are worth a quick read. But you might need to invest a bit more time when we translate the latest scandal from infamous Thai drama forum Pantip. These stories might include Thais sharing stories of unacceptable public behavior or kilometer-long comment threads when someone posts a picture of a cockroach in a chain restaurant or a rat in a donut display.

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