Should the 100-year-old legislation, designed to prevent insults to the Thai royal family, be changed? (starting 14min)
Tara & I went for a weekend trip from Bangkok to Siem Reap on Christmas. It takes around an hour to get out of the Bangkok Metropolitan Area and than another three hours to the Thai-Cambodian Border Poipet. The road is very modern, there is not much traffic and scenic nature is just stunning! (more…)
[This post is only expressing own opinions, non-related to my agency].
People who want to stay in Thailand for more than 30 days for travel, work or other purposes have to get a Non-Immigration Visa. For more than three years I was living in Thailand with a Non-Immigration Visa (ED, Student) but it was time to change to a real work permit. With the right papers from your employer it usually takes 2 weeks, sometimes a bit more. But my whole process took nearly 14 weeks and I stumbled upon a variety of upsetting hold-ups and snafus.
This amazing video about new screen technologies shows some daily life situations of the future. Transparent or Mirror-embedded touchscreens are already used in a lot of devices but it would be great if they would have been compatible to all other devices like in the video. (more…)
The Thai election is scheduled for Sunday, 3 July after the House of Representatives was dissolved on May 10, 2011. Slowly the political parties are starting their campaigns and most parties focus on winning the majority in Bangkok. There are over 150 candidates and all bigger cities are flooded with huge campaign posters. (more…)
Today, the 19th of May marks an important day for Thailand as well as for me. Exactly one year ago the military cracked down on the Red Shirt Anti-government Protesters. I covered the event all day and saw many people dead, injured or filled with sadness. It was a long struggle – but where are we now? (more…)
Thai and Cambodian troops clashed with heavy artillery for a sixth straight day on Wednesday near two disputed 12th-century Hindu temples at the border. The recent fights killed at least 14 people and more than 50,000 have been evacuated from their homes during the clashes.
Cease fire talks have been cancelled and most people are confused why this conflict is continuously flaring up.