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This Story of Two Elephants Rescued from Thailand’s Tourism Industry Restores our Faith in Humanity

Two elephants walked 20 kilometres to freedom, with one mother elephant reuniting with her calf after being separated for 5 years.
Edoardo Liotta
3 days ago
News

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
5.20.19
Photos

The Next Chapter in Luo Yang's Photographic Study of Femininity

As part of her highly-acclaimed ongoing documentary series, ‘Girls’, Chinese photographer Luo Yang discusses the new imagery shot in Thailand.
Ryan White
4.26.19
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Thailand’s Plan to Boost Tourism Is to Pay People to Explore Its Hidden Gems

Forget Phuket. Screw Pattaya.
Mustika Hapsoro
4.24.19
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Philippine Supermarkets Follow Thailand, Vietnam in Ditching Plastic for Leaves

Supermarkets big and small are embracing the eco-friendly alternative to wrapping fresh produce.
Lex Celera
4.17.19
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A Dog Was Rescued After Being Found 220 Kilometres Out to Sea

It's not clear how the animal made it out to an oil rig in the middle of the Gulf of Thailand.
Gavin Butler
4.17.19
seasteading

Seasteading Bitcoin Fans Say They're 'On the Run' From Thai Government

The 'first seasteaders' wanted a new life free from national laws, now they say they're on the run after reports of criminal charges related to their waterborne structure.
Jordan Pearson
4.16.19
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Taking a Selfie on this Thai Beach Could Score You the Death Penalty

Phuket authorities are trying to keep a popular holiday spot safe by threatening tourists with capital punishment.
Gavin Butler
4.10.19
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Supermarkets in Thailand and Vietnam Start Using Banana Leaves Instead of Plastic

Think of it as a very literal take on "green packaging".
Edoardo Liotta
4.5.19
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Thailand’s Annual Military Draft Is a Tough Time for Transgender Conscripts

Until only recently all drafts were required to be publicly shirtless for physical examinations.
Edoardo Liotta
4.5.19
VICE Votes

A Letter to the Thai Youth | จดหมายถึงคนไทยรุ่นใหม่

'There are many obstacles but none that are insurmountable. It’s up to us if we make it happen or not.' | 'เราเห็นหลายอย่างเป็นไปไม่ได้ แต่ความจริงเปิดโอกาสต่อ “ความเป็นไปได้” เสมอ มันอยู่ที่เราจะสร้างให้มันเกิดหรือไม่'
Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal
4.2.19
LGBTQ

There’s A Luxury Drug Rehab Center In Thailand Just For LGBTQ+ Clients

VICE visits R12, a special rehab center for LGBTQ+ individuals, which addresses the unique stigma and challenges the community faces
Amahl S. Azwar
3.28.19
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