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LGBT Chinese are making a beeline for Thai properties

THAILAND is seeing an increasing number of Chinese property buyers who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). According to Bangkok Post, the LGBT Chinese look to Bangkok and Phuket to buy condominiums to live in as they feel more welcome in these cities. Carrie Law, chief executive of Juwai.com, …

That sinking feeling: Bangkok’s fight to stay above water

A FEW cities in the world are sinking ten times faster than sea levels are rising: Venice, New Orleans, and Bangkok. This is largely due to a combination of subsiding land due to human activity and rising sea levels caused by global warming. “Land subsidence and sea level rise are both happening, and they …

Bangkok’s air quality has hit dangerous levels

RESIDENTS in Thailand’s capital, one of the world’s top tourist destinations, were warned on Thursday the city’s air quality had hit dangerous levels just days after the country’s pollution control agency appealed to residents to wear face masks. Air pollution in Bangkok has come under increasing scrutiny in recent weeks …

113 trafficking victims rescued from Thai brothel

ON Jan 12, officials from the Thai Department of Special Investigation (DSI) and armed military officers raided the “Victoria Secret” massage parlour in the Rama IX area of Bangkok. They rescued more than 100 women who had been forced into prostitution, including numerous trafficking victims who were under the age …

Thai funeral steeped in Buddhism, history with modern touch

This Sept. 9, 2017, photo, shows a sculpture of King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s favorite dog named Tongdaeng in Bangkok, Thailand. Sculptures of King Bhumibol’s favorite dogs will have place of pride among the 500 depictions of animals, gods and mythical creatures adorning the 50-meter (164-foot) -high crematorium. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit) BANGKOK …