Thai history

  • Politics

    Never forget Thailand’s October 6 massacre

    No one has ever been held accountable for the tragic massacre of peaceful demonstrators at Thammasat University on October 6, 1976. On this day 46 years ago, Thai police, military, and ring-wing paramilitaries shot, lynched, and beat leftist demonstrators protesting the return of dictator Field Marshal Thanom Kittikachorn to Thailand, who was ousted in 1973. The 1973 uprising restored democratic…

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    How to retire in Thailand | This is Thailand

    Foreigners who are over the age of 50 and want to retire to Thailand are eligible to apply for a Thai ‘Retirement Visa’, the nickname applied to a series of visas that will allow you to stay in Thailand for periods if you’re over 50 years old. What types of Visas are available? Who is Eligible?, What Documents do you…

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    Sarong Thai Snack or Fabric? | This is Thailand

    Throughout history, one fashion piece has existed in some form | or other across the diverse cultures of Southeast Asia. It is the “Sarong”

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    Whining Tourist tax, Reverse parking, TAT stick | Thaiger Bites | Ep. 32

    Jay and Tim go through viewer comments from our Youtube shows and the Thaiger talk forum and find a prick in the comments.

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    Bangkok history, Tourism, Thai street vendors and Thai style parking | Thaiger Bites | Ep. 31

    <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/ow7tI-RGlNY” title=”YouTube video player” frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen></iframe> Jay and Tim go through viewer comments from our Youtube shows and the Thaiger talk forum and try to under promise and over deliver!

  • Tourism

    ‘One Night In Bangkok’, an unlikely hit about a bygone era in Thailand

    “One night in Bangkok and the world’s your oyster The bars are temples but the pearls ain’t free” When ‘One Night In Bangkok’ was released in 1984 it was an unlikely hit. It was the opening song from a (at the time) little-known stage pop-opera called ‘Chess’. The song made Number 1 in South Africa, West Germany, Switzerland and Australia,…

  • Events

    Chakri Memorial Day – why is it a public holiday in Thailand?

    April 6 is a prominent holiday for Thais as they commemorate Chakri Memorial Day which remembers King Rama 1, the Founder of the Chakri Dynasty, which continues to this date. The current King Maha Vajiralongkorn is Rama X, the tenth Thai King of the Chakri Dynasty. Officially known as ‘King Buddha YodfaChulaloke the Great Day and Chakri Dynasty Memorial Day’,…

  • Entertainment

    Historic discovery of earliest sound films shot in Thailand

    PHOTO: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation / University of South Carolina “Film historian Dome Sukhawong discovered the films in 2018, in the University of South Carolina archives.” Four films made nearly 100 years ago are believed to be the first sound films recorded in Thailand. The films were screened at the Thai Film Archive for the first time on Monday. Film…