Section: Opinion

The Thaiger Opinion Columns

December 4 – Thailand’s national day of shame

Today is Thai Environment Day. Today convenience stores, trade stores and shopping malls will refrain from providing single-use plastic bags…

1 week ago

How will ‘Chindia’ change Phuket’s tourism future?’

What exactly is this Chindia?  In a nutshell it’s a flash drive marketplace with 1/3 of the world’s population –…

2 weeks ago

Koh Samui balancing on tourism razor’s edge

PHOTO: www.thekalasamui.com "...shrinking Chinese demand due to the economic slowdown and depreciation for the yuan versus the baht" The time…

3 weeks ago

A perfect storm hits Flight JT 610

If you get into a car that has had, and officially logged, malfunctions over the past four outings - all…

1 month ago

The ‘war on drugs’ is a complete failure

Authorities are losing the war against methamphetamines - pills and crystal meth. The demand for both crystal meth and 'yaba'…

1 month ago

The government gets a ‘rap’ on the knuckles

13 million views and still going strong. That's 20% of the population of Thailand. Any pop group would be astonished,…

2 months ago

Restoring faith to the national airline

On October 8, a Thai Airways 747-400, with only 115 onboard including the crew, skidded off the runway at Suvarnabhumi International…

2 months ago

Religious tolerance is OK until it starts interfering with community health

Last week it was revealed that six children have died in the southern provinces of Thailand since June this year.…

2 months ago

Wai Khru – setting a bad example for the future. Thailand’s demand for respect from its young

Hazing (US English), initiation ceremonies (British English), bastardisation (Australian English), ragging (South Asia), or deposition, refers to the practice of rituals,…

2 months ago

Chinese tourists heading elsewhere – what did you expect?

Don Ross of ttrweekly.com reflects on the self-imposed, but unplanned, reduction to Thailand's tourist numbers - principally Chinese tourist numbers.  If…

2 months ago