Connect with us

Thailand

2020’s movers, shakers and influences (that weren’t Covid) | VIDEO

Published

 on 

YouTube video

2020
The big events, the winners and the losers

2020 has been one of the most disruptive years in history, certainly for anyone that has lived since the great depression and the world wars. But although Covid-19 has been the big headline for the year, there has still been highlights and big news in all fields. Some of these big stories have emerged because of Covid-19, some would have happened anyway. Who, and what, were some of the movers and shakers of the year that was both shaken and stirred.

MUSIC
K-Pop’s BTS dominates world music

FILM
2020’s highest grossing movie was…

SPORT
Sport, but without the crowds

THAILAND
Protests break the final taboo

POLITICS
The legacy of Donald Trump

TECHNOLOGY
Space race becomes space business

MEDIA
From messenger to target

ECONOMY
The stage is set

TRAVEL
The path less travelled

LOOKING FORWARD

Putting 2020 to bed we now look to 2021. A lot of people will want to kiss the last year goodbye and hope that a new year will bring new hope and an end to the turmoil of the past 12 months.

But the start of the new year is just a calendar date and the truth is much of what happened in 2020 is just the entré for what is to follow. As far as the Covid-19 pandemic is concerned, whether you think it’s a real health scare or not, it will continue to define world events over the next 12 months.

Happy New Year.

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Follow Thaiger by email:

Visa13 hours ago

CCSA to consider extending Thailand tourist visa to 45 days

Bangkok13 hours ago

Man caught taking drugs inside a Bangkok police booth didn’t give a crap

Thailand13 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Thailand no longer considers Covid “dangerous infectious disease” 

Sponsored21 hours ago

Enjoy a splashing time and immerse yourself in Thai Mythology in Andamanda Phuket

Crime13 hours ago

Wife says boss of Mountain B in Pattaya is ‘not a villain’

Crime14 hours ago

Policeman poses as Buddhist monk to trick drug dealers in central Thailand

Travel14 hours ago

Stress-free travel with AXA Travel Insurance

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Guides14 hours ago

Mother’s Day in Thailand 2022: 5 fun ways to pamper your mom

Thailand14 hours ago

Thai minister insists minimum wage increase is not electioneering

Bangkok15 hours ago

Swedish Embassy hailed for giving 6-month parental leave to Thai staff

Travel16 hours ago

Everything you need to know about the Bangkok Skytrain (BTS)

Environment16 hours ago

PM warns Thailand to brace itself for potential flooding

Travel17 hours ago

Watch Koh Samui’s magical sunset from these sunset bars

Thailand17 hours ago

Local hero predicts building collapse, saves countless lives in eastern Thailand

Phuket17 hours ago

9 year old boy kills a 7 year old girl with a police pistol in Phuket

Press Room17 hours ago

Southeast Asia’s sauciest tech event, Techsauce Global Summit to return to Bangkok in physical form

Thailand11 months ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism1 year ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism1 year ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism1 year ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending