superstition

  • Thailand News

    Thai cult leader claims to cure all illnesses with pot ritual (video)

    A cult leader in the Isaan province of Buriram claims he can cure all illnesses by placing an aluminium cooking pot over patients’ heads. Despite the seemingly absurd nature of the treatment, both Thai and foreign followers have shared testimonials of successful outcomes on social media. The cult‘s Facebook page features videos of the Thai man, known as Ajarn Pu…

  • Thailand News

    Thai boy with alleged supernatural powers sparks concern

    Concerned netizens have condemned a 12 year old’s boy’s Thai parents for taking advantage of their son with the claim that he has supernatural powers and encouraging him to believe in superstition. The parents of the 12 year old boy, named Nice, announced to the public that their son possessed supernatural abilities because he started learning the Dhamma when he was…

  • Thailand News

    Bedazzling deceit: Thai woman accuses famous sorcerer of spiritual sex scam

    A Thai woman accused a famous sorcerer of tricking her into having intercourse with him, claiming that sex was part of a process to expel evil spirits from her soul. The 26 year old woman approached non-profit organisation Saimai Survive and urged them to file a lawsuit against a 63 year old sorcerer named Harn Raksajit, also known as Novice…

  • Thailand News

    Health superstitions: Thai neurosurgeon frustration over brain surgery delay (video)

    A peculiar health superstitions case was shared by a renowned neurosurgeon at Chiang Mai Ram Hospital involving a 55 year old male patient who postponed a scheduled brain surgery due to astrological beliefs. The patient’s health condition involved a brain haemorrhage, caused by a fall two months ago. The neurosurgeon, Pracha Kanyaphrasith, revealed his patient’s brain was still swollen from the…

  • Thailand News

    Lottery luck spooks home builder: Superstitious stir at mysterious milestone

    A lottery win has stirred unease among a landowner and the local community, as they prepare to develop a plot of land into a new home. A photo shared on Facebook depicted a conspicuous sign that read, “Please be aware, you can come and pray but do not leave garlands or offerings here. The owner of this plot is about…

  • Guides

    10 unique Thai superstitions for the curious

    Like loads of other places, Thailand has its own bundle of superstitions. Plenty of them are about bad luck, while some are referred to in good humour. Each superstition has an interesting backstory, mainly tied to Buddhism, ghostly happenings, and old traditions. From ditching hide and seek when the sun goes down to cracking colour codes, we’ve gathered 10 common…

  • Thailand News

    Cult in Isaan encourages women to worship vagina and penis statues

    A religious shrine in the Pak Chong district in the Isaan province of Nakhon Ratchasima or Korat is encouraging followers, especially women, to worship vagina and penis statues for good fortune. A Facebook page, E Sor News 2 (อีซ้อขยี้ข่าว), shared a picture of some Thai people praying to the golden vagina statue with a caption that said… “Weird… Putting gold…

  • Thailand News

    Faith-based businesses: Your good luck is their bad luck

    There’s big money in misery. In times of economic downturn and instability, many Thais turn to spiritual practices such as prayer, amulets, and fortune telling for support. As a result, many faith-based businesses have emerged to offer solutions to people’s problems. But as the economy grows stronger and more stable, faith business profits are falling. With the onset of the…

  • World News

    Superstitious Cambodian PM to change his date of birth

    Superstitious Cambodian PM, Hun Sen, announced today that he will change his legal date of birth from April 4, 1951, to his actual date of birth on August 5, 1952. The 69 year old former military commander decided to change the date of his birth after his older brother passed away earlier this month from a heart attack. Cambodia’s longest-serving…

  • Travel

    What you need to know about Thai spirit homes

    When travelling around Thailand, it’s impossible not to notice the spirit houses. Sort of like mini Thai temples. They can be found everywhere at every company, hotel, shopping mall, and even some people’s homes. It’s been part of Thai culture for centuries. You often see them with either food and drinks, or flowers and fruits made as offerings to the ‘spirits’.…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Penis statue works as village sees rain after erection

    Laugh and make jokes if you must (we certainly did!) but yesterday’s report on the village that erected a giant penis to bring rain has a, erm, happy ending. We’ll give you one guess on what the weather is like in the Yothaka sub-district of Chachoengsao province this weekend. If you guessed that the penis statue and rain blessing ceremony…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Village need rain? Have you considered a giant penis?

    Yothaka Subdistrict of Chachoengsao province is a fertile low river plain along the Nakhon Nayok River with rich agriculture. Since the residents there are heavily dependant on farming and therefore rain for their crops, locals in one village have a tradition to call in the rainy season by really using their (other) heads. Bringing new meaning to the phrase “member…

  • Things To Do

    Top 10 Things NOT to do in Thailand – the basics (2020)

    Thailand is a wonderful place, full of new adventures, exotic cultures and a surprise around every corner. You better believe it. Thailand is unique in the region with very little obvious western influence throughout its history and a proud culture that puts the needs of its people first, ahead of appeasing westerners. Most of this is a mystery to be…

  • Thai Life

    Thais go bananas over freak plants in pursuit of lottery numbers

    PHOTOS: Daily News The answers are in the banana leaves. Thai people LOVE playing the lottery (and gambling generally). In fact they’re BANANAS about the twice-monthly lottery (it was drawn again today). Daily News has reported about two unusual banana trees growing in front of a shop in Klong 4 Pathum Thani, just north of Bangkok. The trees did not have blossom…

  • Phuket News

    Thai mothers caving to superstition or private hospital wishes when having babies

    by Kornwaree Panyasuppakun and Tim Newton “Many babies in Thailand are born to suit ‘auspicious days’ or the Obstetrician’s golf plans.” The expectant mother reported to the private hospital in Phuket where she and her husband had decided to have their first baby. When she walked in for her appointment with the Obstetrician the first question was when she wanted to…