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In Thailand, Activists Are Literally Fighting For Their Lives

“That’s now eight activists who have gone missing. We’re on their ‘wanted’ list too and with all the other targets eliminated, we could be next. We are like calves, waiting to be sent to the slaughterhouse.”
James Buchanan
4 hours ago
Thailand

Hunting for Thailand’s 'Cancer-Curing' Crocodile Blood

Although their farm is closed to the public, the Pavarodoms welcome visitors with cancer who have proof of their illness from their doctors.
Natalie B. Compton
2.20.19
adventure

Why People are Spending $10,000 on Pet Funerals in Bangkok

Exploring the lavish send-offs given to pampered pooches in Thailand.
Peter Yeung
1.29.19
Fast Food

We Tried the Spicy, Pork-Filled Menu of Bangkok's First Taco Bell

Don't worry: The cutesy text on the Fire sauce packets is still there, just in Thai.
Laurel Tuohy
1.28.19
Culture

How an Indian-Born, French-Trained, Danish-Educated Chef Conquered Thailand

Garima Arora is the first Indian woman to win a Michelin star - and did so in Bangkok.
Garima Arora
1.27.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

When You Find 15 Pythons in Your Home’s Pipes, Maybe It’s Time to Move

Suddenly, the bathroom seems pretty terrifying again.
VICE Staff
1.15.19
Appetite

Meet Raan Jay Fai, Bangkok’s Michelin Star Street Vendor

35 years manning her woks means Jay Fai’s street food is banging and her biceps are booming
Claire Handleman
12.16.18
Thailand

‘Former CIA Secret Jail’ Opens to Tourists in Thailand

We attended the opening of Thailand's newest, and strangest, tourist attraction, with a group of ex-soldiers and cross-dressing dancers
Jamie Fullerton
12.15.18
Culture

The Exploited Kids Selling Roses to Tourists on Bangkok's Khaosan Road

They're forced to work long hours and beaten if they don't bring in enough money for their bosses.
Sally Mairs
11.18.18
Culture

Thailand's Forgotten Country-Psychedelic Music Is Having a Global Renaissance

Until recently, Thailand's Molam music has been marginalized and dismissed as "taxi driver music," or entertainment for the lower classes. But now it's being embraced by the West.
Laurel Tuohy
11.17.18
weird

A Man in Bangkok Was Bit on the Penis By a Snake Hiding in His Toilet

And it's not even the first time this has happened.
VICE Staff
11.9.18
Stuff

Get an Espresso and an Exorcism at Bangkok's Premiere Witchcraft Cafe

Created by Wine Kongsorn and Nat Maitreemit to give the Thai Wiccan community a place to gather, Ace of Cups features spells, rituals, and cakes that match your astrological sign.
Laurel Tuohy
11.4.18
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