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The 7th generation princess of Malay Langkawi lives in Phuket

The 7th generation princess of Malay Langkawi lives in Phuket

Princess Mashuri Seventh generation ancestress of Princess Mashuri: Whan Aishsah According to a famous legend in the 14th century, the Malay isles of Langkawi had a famous and beautiful white skinned princess called Mahsuri, who came from Phuket and she was adored by the locals because of her beauty. But other ladies on the island became jealous [...]

Worst street artist ever

Worst street artist ever

Seen tonight in Patong, Soi Kepsab; the worst street artist ever. He was able to blow two notes on his trumpet, and after I gave him 100 Baht, he was able to buy one more cheap Thai wiskey, but that was it. And he went to sleep. I hided his belongings, like money and his [...]

NY-Times: Thailand ranks 153 in the freedom of press

NY-Times: Thailand ranks 153 in the freedom of press

According to the NY-Times the French organization Reporters Without Borders ranks the country of smiles at a 153rd place out of 178 countries regarding press freedom, dropping 23 places compared with last year.According to the organization a mere 25 countries are worse off, namely: Belarus, Swaziland, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Somalia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tunisia, [...]

World Bank: One-third of Thai households make more than ฿14,000/$450 per month

World Bank: One-third of Thai households make more than ฿14,000/$450 per month

A wooden farmer’s house in a rural area ofRoi-Et province in Isan Poverty is still a big problem in Thailand.In their report the World Bank states: Currently less than 35 percent of Thais live in a household making more than 14,000 baht ($450) per month.Or in other words: two-third of Thai households earn less.The poorest [...]

Yahoo Answers, stupid question: Is Thailand weird?

Yahoo Answers, stupid question: Is Thailand weird?

Seen on Yahoo Answers posted in July 2010: steve Resolved Question Show me another» Is Thailand weird (because of ladyboys etc.)? My friend tells me if go see him in Thailand one thing I must not miss is ladyboys. Like, why? A guy in a dress, yes? Or is my friend not telling me something… he [...]

Oldest farang community in Thailand now here for over 300 years

Oldest farang community in Thailand now here for over 300 years

Jewish communityin Khao San Road, Bangkok According to several sources there are about 1000 Jewish people permanently living in Thailand, the major part of them are concentrated in Khao San Road, Bangkok, but smaller communities exist in Chiang Mai, Phuket and Koh Samui. In the 17th century the so-called Baghdadi Jews from Russia first arrived here and [...]

"I Want to Marry a Farang"

"I Want to Marry a Farang"

As many people who visited Thailand or are staying here will know, farang is the Thai word for a foreigner usually of European ancestry. For Isan being moneywise one of the the poorest area’s in Thailand, the word farang is almost equivalent to rich people.Marrying a farang, means for many women here a steady source of [...]