A cartoonish dictator out of a Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera runs a not-so funny junta which jails opponents and suppresses free speech. The recent bombing of a popular Hindu shrine in Bangkok should act as the famed fire bell in the night.
From the bespectacled to the bubbly, the daunting to the daring, Asia's Buddhas are among its most extraordinary cultural, artistic, and of course, spiritual attractions. With this in mind, the members of travel website Trippy.com offer their favorite places to pay homage.
Surprising news coming out of South East Asia -- a contentious draft constitution written by the Thai junta as part of its 'roadmap to democracy,' was abruptly rejected by a military council on Sunday, throwing Bangkok deeper into uncertainty.
In case you hadn't heard, Thailand is cheap. Like, dirt cheap. Like, $10-a-night-beachfront-hotel cheap, and $3-a-day-food-budget cheap. I'm not even joking. In fact, it's so cheap here, we've been in the country for three months.
The call by South Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Khánh on July 19, 1964 to expand the Vietnam conflict led to an operation of gradual and sustained U.S. aerial bombardment of North Vietnam known as Operation Rolling Thunder.
Each of the following countries have gorgeous and culturally-interesting cities that lure more PG-minded tourists, but they also all have very visible and widespread prostitution that attract visitors of another kind.
"Unspoiled." The word conjures up images of chaste fawns lapping up crystal-clear waters in a lush valley while a harpist plays n the background. Or, we might've just described Bambi. But really, here are tourist-friendly islands where civilization hasn't yet fully ruined everything.
The core team of aCommerce is battle-tested, having built three other startups from the ground and successfully exiting all three, their last one being Ensogo, the daily deals site that got acquired by LivingSocial. I got the opportunity to sit down and go behind the scenes with them.
I don't think it's uncommon for a 22-year-old who has just graduated from college to feel lost. But I have a hard time believing any recent graduate felt as lost as I did when a taxi driver dropped me off with no map or sense of direction in the middle of a busy street in Bangkok, Thailand.
We all have our celebrity crushes that we follow on social media. For Goxip Cofounder & CEO Juliette Gimenez, having to open up Twitter, Instagram and Facebook just to follow and read up on her favorite celebrities started to eat up too much of her time.
The mission of the organisation I lead, the Freedom Fund, is to mobilize the capital and knowledge needed to end modern slavery. Measuring our impact is critical to our success, because one of the key ways we attract new investors is by showing evidence of our past performance.
The opening words to the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act embodied the United States' growing awareness of modern slavery and announced their intention to combat this evil both at home and abroad.
Communities say the plant will devastate the organic food industry in an area where farmers and fishers refrain from using chemicals in accordance with Islamic halal regulations.
Impacting the geopolitical dynamics of Southeast Asia, an artificial channel connecting the Indian Ocean and the Far East would not have to be detrimental to the core interests of Singapore whose location by the Strait of Malacca has been an element of her success.
My longest adventure lasted six months and brought a best friend and me through Costa Rica, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Portugal, Croatia, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, and Thailand. If I get the chance to do it again, I will bring a lot less.
No fun. No sex. No booze. No hair. No eyebrows. Could a playboy adventurer like myself find enlightenment by binning life's materialism and becoming a Buddhist monk? Could a period of abstinence in the remote cloisters of a Thai monastery save the cankered soul from additional rot?