Thailand-based Japanese Artist Emi Nakajima creates incredibly detailed architecture drawings that you could stare at for hours. Emi Nakajima has been awed by the intricate design of Gothic architecture. Continue reading »
Down an ordinary road about 60 miles outside of Bangkok you can explore hell. Scenes at Wang Saen Suk, aka Hell Garden, show visitors what happens when you fail to follow the right path of Buddhism. If your bad deeds outnumber your good deeds you’re in deep trouble. Continue reading »
I believe these Thai film posters range from the late Sixties to the early Eighties. Some have the English translation of the film title on them, such as The Bug Man, Play Boy and The Return of Dr Chang. But most of the film names cannot be translated into English, as they contain Thai slang words. So if you cannot read Thai, you’ll just have to enjoy the pictures with me. Continue reading »
Does this film have exploding heads? What about flesh-eating zombies? And maybe some really scary stuff I can freak out over? What about sex? One look at any Thai film poster and you’ll know what you’re going to see. Continue reading »
Anyone ever heard of “upcycling”? It’s repurposing things that would otherwise be thrown into the trash and transforming them into a higher-value product. This man from Thailand really did it well by transforming Coke tin cans into handbags! Continue reading »
Wannarit Karin is a Thai artist and the founder of the ART of Anatomy academy in Bangkok. The man is a very dedicated teacher and recently the photos of his amazing anatomical drawing lessons went viral all over the internet. Continue reading »
Tech giant Apple has unveiled ‘Apple Central World’, their newest location in Bangkok, Thailand. Continue reading »
A 40-year-old Thai woman has been getting attention on Asian social media for her ingenious strategy of selling second-hand clothes online. Since most of her garments come from dead people, she decided to cosplay as a zombie during online livestreams. Continue reading »
Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, a recently re-opened mall in Thailand has installed foot pedals which have replaced lift buttons. According to reports, the change from buttons to foot pedals was made by the mall keeping in mind the current coronavirus pandemic and also keeping the safety of the shoppers in mind. Continue reading »
For many, Instagram is the highlight reel of their lives. They show off their exotic trips, fancy meals, strike a sexy pose in front of expensive toys, and it’s totally their choice. However, if you drown yourself in the sea of winning shots, you might end up with the impression that all of their days look like that. And feel like a loser when comparing yourself to those unachievable standards. Continue reading »
Ice sculptures, sledging and snowball fights – the last activities you would normally associate with Thailand. But children in Bangkok have been treated to a winter wonderland theme park, and for some this is the first time they have ever seen snow. Youngsters’ faces lit up as they got to experience the sub-zero magical landscape at the Snow Town which opened this month. The attraction is located on the fifth floor of Gateway Ekamai shopping complex and offers guests an opportunity to build snowmen and make snow angels. The artificial snow is said to be 30-40cm thick so visitors can book lessons in activities such as skiing and snowboarding or enjoy a good old-fashioned snowball fight.
Children in Bangkok have been treated to a winter wonderland theme park, and for some this is the first time they have ever seen snow. (Getty Images / The Daily Mail) Continue reading »
We are all drawn to fire, entranced by its beauty and ferociousness. Its brilliance draws us in like moths to a candle flame. Thus, many of the celebrations that humans have involve lighting fires. They can be big or small; there could be many little lights or one giant inferno; they may float on water, burn on land, or rise high into the skies. Loi Krathong is a festival that is held each year in Thailand and a number of other places. During this festival thousands of little fires are lighted, presenting a marvelous sight for all the onlookers. It is believed that this tradition is an adaptation of Brahmanical festival, which was adopted by Thai Buddhists to honor Buddha.
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Thai edible insect farmer Udom Sanart, 44, (R) sells crickets, edible insects at a fresh market in Khonkaen province, northeast of Thailand, 08 July 2013. Insects have long been on the menu in Thailand, but academics and the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) officials are hoping they will become a more common global source of protein and nutrients to meet the need for growing world food requirements in the future.
In both Asia and Europe, edible insects have increasingly been used as ingredients in processed foods, removing the squeamish factor of directly eating the bugs, while in many Asian countries vendors sell the fried whole insects in markets to eager less-squeamish customers. Thailand’s pioneering advances in commercial insect farming over the past 15 years has focused on three insect species seeing the annual production of crickets, palm weevils and bamboo caterpillars rise to an average of 7,500 tons of insects a year for domestic and export consumption.
Insect farms are located in about sixteen northeast provinces of Thailand. The UN agency estimates that world food production will need to increase 60 per cent from current levels to meet global food requirements by 2050, and has become a keen advocate of insect consumption. Not only does this type of farming have less impact on the environment than many other meat source farming, the insects are also very high in protein, vitamins and minerals necessary for a good diet. (Photo by Narong Sangnak/EPA)
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Thailand`s Rangsit University is a private institution of higher education with the primary aim of creating graduates in different areas of study, focusing mainly on science, technology, design and management. But what makes this university renowned around the world is its colorful campus, with trees and bushes painted to beautify the campus.
Though in 2011 the plants were significantly damaged in one of Thailand’s worst floods in five decades, they continue to enliven the atmosphere at the university. Continue reading »
In this handout image provided by Red Bull, Artem Silchenko of Russia dives from the 27 metre platform at Maya Bay in the Andaman Sea during the final stop of the 2013 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series on October 22, 2013 at Phi Phi Island, Thailand. (Photo by Samo Vidic/Red Bull via Getty Images) Continue reading »
South Korean rapper PSY greets Thai fans after a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, where he is scheduled perform his first show in Asia outside of South Korea. (Sakchai Lalit/Associated Press) Continue reading »
A close up of a Khon mask July 8, 2011 in Angthong, Thailand. The paper mache Khon masks, are part of the ornate glittering costumes used in the stylized classical Thai dance form known as Khon. Prateep sells his handmade masks for $50-120 US, it can take around 10 days to make one. The Khon tradition was originally imported from India around the 10th century. The painted Khon masks are essential to conveying the characters and moods of a Khon performance. Often the masks are used as decorative objects displayed in many homes and in many Thai restaurants globally. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images) Continue reading »