A foreign correspondent in Thailand must accept that stories apt to attract the most interest from Western readers must revolve around one of the three Ps: protests, prostitutes or pachyderms.
Were the phrasing more graceful, I might force a fourth subject onto that trio: perverse animal performances.
If you long to see kickboxing orangutans or elephants playing soccer -- or how about elephants transformed into pandas? -- then your paradise awaits in Thailand.
Without wasting your time further, I give you a chimpanzee bottle-feeding a baby tiger at zoo in -- where else? -- the outskirts of Bangkok.