Thailand http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/18829/all en Thailand http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/thailand <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-section-nav-icon"> <div class="field-label">Navigation Icon:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_section_nav_icon" width="300" height="127" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/nav-icons/nav-icon-thailand.png?1294093781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-section-article-icon"> <div class="field-label">In-Article Icons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_section_article_icon" width="97" height="97" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/section-icons/section-icon-thailand.png?1294093792" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-seo"><legend>SEO</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-metatitle"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thailand News - Breaking News and Headlines from GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-metadesc"> <div class="field-label">Meta Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thailand News, Thai News Online at GlobalPost. Thailand news events covered by in-country journalists. Thailand news, photography and video. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-metakeywords"> <div class="field-label">Meta Keywords:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> thailand news, thai news, thailand news online, thai news online, news from thailand </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-seopagebottom"> <div class="field-label">Page Bottom:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><h1> Thailand News</h1> <p>GlobalPost is an online platform for engaging and exclusive <b>Thailand news</b> stories, photography and video. Often overlooked by traditional American media, Thailand is a country known for its breathtaking landscapes and Buddhist temples, as well as its history of drugs, corruption and political wars over leadership. Our foreign correspondents travel throughout this colorful Southeast Asian nation to bring readers on-the-ground <a href="http://www.globalpost.com">world news</a> and&nbsp;<b>Thai news</b> reports spanning politics, culture, economics and more.</p> <h2> Thai News Online</h2> <p>Would you like to see more <strong>Thai news online</strong>? Become a GlobalPost member. As a member you can suggest and vote on stories and interact with correspondents in the field. Learn more about becoming a <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/members">GlobalPost member</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-sponsor"><legend>Sponsorship</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored-section"> <div class="field-label">Sponsored Section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> Thailand Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 5615929 at http://www.globalpost.com The dogs of Bangkok http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/thailand/081208/the-dogs-bangkok <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Why is Thailand's capital teeming with canines? Because Thais keep them happy, fed and pregnant. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Patrick Winn </div> </div> </div> <p>BANGKOK, <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/thailand">Thailand</a> — Tonight, there are six. Six stray dogs. Six snouts. Buried in six soggy mounds of rice.</p> <p>The pack dines in a semicircle around Khun Somthanat, a housewife squatting near Pheung Mi Lane. Her left hand, fitted with a neon-orange industrial glove, rests in a pot brimming with rice and chicken bones.</p> <p>Each dog eats from an upturned tin lid. And above the din of traffic, there is the smacking of dog tongues and metallic scrapes as the dogs nudge their lids across the pavement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/thailand/081208/the-dogs-bangkok" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia-Pacific Health Thailand Mon, 08 Dec 2008 20:53:42 +0000 Patrick Winn 1494 at http://www.globalpost.com Patrick Winn http://www.globalpost.com/bio/patrick-winn <div class="field field-type-text field-field-biofirstname"> <div class="field-label">First Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Patrick </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-biolastname"> <div class="field-label">Last Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winn </div> </div> </div> <p>Based in Bangkok, Patrick Winn is Global Post's senior Southeast Asia correspondent.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-biophoto"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/pwinn.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=17361">pwinn.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-contact-info"><legend>Social Media</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-facebook-url"> <div class="field-label">Facebook URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.facebook.com/patrickwinnSEA </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-twitter-handle"> <div class="field-label">Twitter handle:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> bkkapologist </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-google-plus"> <div class="field-label">Google Plus:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 101763886287171355562 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-bioblogroll"><legend>Blogroll</legend><div class="field field-type-link field-field-blogroll3"> <div class="field-label">Link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bangkokpundit.blogspot.com">Bangkok Pundit</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-blogroll4"> <div class="field-label">Link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.nationmultimedia.com">The Nation</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-bioglobalblog"><legend>Global Blog</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-bioblogenable"> <div class="field-label">Enable:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-syndication"><legend>Syndication</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-striphtml"> <div class="field-label">Strip HTML:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/bio/patrick-winn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thailand On Southeast Asia Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 1495 at http://www.globalpost.com Who bankrolled Thailand's revolution? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/thailand/081209/who-bankrolled-thailands-revolution <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A look behind the secretly-financed "yellow shirt" uprising </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Patrick Winn </div> </div> </div> <p>BANGKOK, <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/thailand">Thailand</a> — As anti-government protesters ground parts of Bangkok to a halt last year, vivid yellow stickers began to appear on noodle carts and shop windows. </p> <p>“Buea Mob,” they read. Bored of the mob.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/thailand/081209/who-bankrolled-thailands-revolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Asia-Pacific Diplomacy Technology Thailand Thu, 18 Dec 2008 23:51:58 +0000 Patrick Winn 1548 at http://www.globalpost.com A Raucous Beginning http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/thailand/090102/raucous-beginning <!--paging_filter--><p>Sawasdee and welcome to Reporter's Notebook Thailand. I hope it proves more legible than the one I&nbsp;keep in my back pocket.</p> <p>My decision to trade a D.C.-based reporting job for foreign correspondent work in Thailand was fully vindicated in late August. I had only recently relocated to Bangkok with photojournalist Pailin Wedel, also a GlobalPost contributor.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/thailand/090102/raucous-beginning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia-Pacific Thailand Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 6075 at http://www.globalpost.com Meet the new P.M. — same as the old P.M.? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/thailand/090105/meet-the-new-pm-%E2%80%94-same-the-old-pm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not quite, as upcountry Thailand produces its own "Joe the Plumber" </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Patrick Winn </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BANGKOK, Thailand &ndash; In the midst of the televised pomp surrounding Abhisit Vejjajiva&rsquo;s December rise to the Thai prime minister&rsquo;s seat, he held a brass ring before the crowds at his Democrat Party&rsquo;s headquarters.</p> <p>It was a gift from an upcountry grandmother named Niam, intended to &ldquo;wed&rdquo; the Oxford-educated leader to Thailand&rsquo;s struggling northeast. Before putting away the ring, which the grandmother handed to him on a farm the previous year, the new leader promised to uplift rural Thais regardless of whether they support him.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/thailand/090105/meet-the-new-pm-%E2%80%94-same-the-old-pm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia-Pacific Thailand Thu, 08 Jan 2009 23:55:19 +0000 Patrick Winn 7491 at http://www.globalpost.com Gold lust drains Bangkok http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/thailand/090105/gold-lust-drains-bangkok <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Seeking security, and a bit of spiritual comfort, Thais buy gold faster than shops can sell it. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Patrick Winn </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BANGKOK, Thailand &mdash; When the price of gold shifts, Yaowarat roars.</p> <p>In recent months, mob scenes have jammed up the Bangkok boulevard, nicknamed &ldquo;Golden Road,&rdquo; the spine of the Thai capital&rsquo;s Chinatown. The district is a gold buyer&rsquo;s mecca where high-purity amulets and rings gleam inside more than 130 gold shops. </p> <p>But the thousands pouring into Yaowarat lately have come seeking a rawer commodity: smooth golden bars, marked only with a metalsmith&rsquo;s seal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/thailand/090105/gold-lust-drains-bangkok" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Asia-Pacific Thailand Thu, 08 Jan 2009 04:57:06 +0000 Patrick Winn 7697 at http://www.globalpost.com Pailin Wedel http://www.globalpost.com/bio/pailin-wedel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-biofirstname"> <div class="field-label">First Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pailin </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-biolastname"> <div class="field-label">Last Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wedel </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>After three years as the <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/asia">Asia</a> Interactive Producer for the Associated Press where I covered big stories such as the <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/japan">Japan</a> tsunami crisis, the rise of Kim Jong Un and <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/thailand">Thailand</a> floods using online interactivity — I decided I needed to get back in the field. I am now a freelance producer, videographer and photographer spending half my time in Bangkok and the other half in Yangon.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-biophoto"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/pailin_wedel.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=38795">pailin_wedel.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-contact-info"><legend>Social Media</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-twitter-handle"> <div class="field-label">Twitter handle:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pailiner </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-bioglobalblog"><legend>Global Blog</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-bioblogenable"> <div class="field-label">Enable:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-syndication"><legend>Syndication</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-striphtml"> <div class="field-label">Strip HTML:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/bio/pailin-wedel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thailand Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 9634 at http://www.globalpost.com For Which It Stands: Thailand http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/thailand/090111/which-it-stands-thailand <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Desperate for change, Thais look to "Oh-ba-MAH." </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Patrick Winn </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ISAAN REGION, Thailand &ndash; Barack Obama smiles over this patch of upcountry Thailand, its rice fields glowing under a golden sunset.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> He grins broadly, not so much at the farmers thigh-deep in rice stalks, but at the motorists along the nearby motorway. Come, he beckons. The beer is cold and the coffee is fresh.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/thailand/090111/which-it-stands-thailand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia-Pacific Thailand Mon, 12 Jan 2009 03:35:17 +0000 Patrick Winn 16827 at http://www.globalpost.com Thailand's tourism fire sale http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/thailand/090112/thailands-tourism-fire-sale <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Seize the post-turmoil deals now or regret it. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Patrick Winn </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BANGKOK &mdash; Enterprising travelers take note: Paradise just got cheaper.</p> <p>In the wake of Bangkok&rsquo;s recent street protests, ending after the December takeover of the capital&rsquo;s chief international airport, tourists have gone timid on Thailand. The industry is now desperate to revive the current high season &mdash; a near-rainless, heavenly stretch between November and March.</p> <p>Travelers willing to give Thailand a second chance are enjoying a rare wave of bargains: $35-per-night deluxe hotels and $30 flights to the beach among them.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/thailand/090112/thailands-tourism-fire-sale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Asia-Pacific Thailand Tue, 13 Jan 2009 18:59:28 +0000 Patrick Winn 18989 at http://www.globalpost.com Thailand's iPhone underground http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/thailand/090112/thailands-iphone-underground <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Where to find Bangkok's must-have illegal fashion accessory </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Patrick Winn </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BANGKOK, Thailand &mdash; Come weekends, Bangkok's premiere cell phone bazaar is a nerve-zapping labyrinth.</p> <p>Its 500-plus stalls are crammed into Maboonkrong shopping center's fourth floor. Customers choke the narrow aisles. At least three cell phones are always bleeping within earshot, piercing the language stew in the air: Thai, English, Russian, Arabic and the sound of salesgirls cooing for customers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/thailand/090112/thailands-iphone-underground" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Asia-Pacific Thailand Mon, 12 Jan 2009 18:00:42 +0000 Patrick Winn 19441 at http://www.globalpost.com The death of Thailand's "Joe the Plumber" http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/thailand/090114/the-death-thailands-joe-the-plumber <!--paging_filter--><p>In the weeks following Thai Prime Minister Abhisit's rise to power, the premier has made several overtures to the kingdom's struggling northeast Isaan region.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/thailand/090114/the-death-thailands-joe-the-plumber" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia-Pacific Thailand Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 31712 at http://www.globalpost.com Thai PM's iTunes playlist revealed. Yes, he rocks. http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/thailand/090115/thai-pms-itunes-playlist-revealed-yes-he-rocks <!--paging_filter--><p>The Foreign Correspondent's Club of Thailand threw a swank party last night for the kingdom's new premier, Abhisit Vejjajiva. Following custom, they welcomed him into a large ballroom, fed him and invited him onstage for an anything-goes Q&amp;A session.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/thailand/090115/thai-pms-itunes-playlist-revealed-yes-he-rocks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia-Pacific Thailand Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 40763 at http://www.globalpost.com Video: Hey there, big eyes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/thailand/090116/video-hey-there-big-eyes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A contact lens fad in Thailand is sparking health worries. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Patrick Winn </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BANGKOK, Thailand &mdash; For Thai teenagers, Japan and Korea emanate all that is hip: candy-colored sneakers, saccharine-sweet pop bands, hair spiked in impossible directions.</p> <p>Now, in Bangkok&rsquo;s after-school hangouts, a new trend has emerged. Thanks to imported cosmetic contact lenses, girls&rsquo; irises look cartoonishly huge.</p> <p>&ldquo;They make my eyes so pretty and colorful,&rdquo; said Ganika Kamsatta, 16, still in school uniform with her boyfriend at Bangkok&rsquo;s Siam Square shopping plaza. &ldquo;All my friends wear them.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/thailand/090116/video-hey-there-big-eyes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Asia-Pacific Japan South Korea Thailand Fri, 16 Jan 2009 17:31:44 +0000 Patrick Winn 58869 at http://www.globalpost.com Dogs dressed for Thai cold snap http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/thailand/090118/dogs-dressed-thai-cold-snap <!--paging_filter--><p><img height="374" width="500" src="/sites/default/files/photos/25/Doggy_1.jpg" id="leadphoto" /></p> <p>As I type this, the sun is setting on a hazy 84-degree evening. That's a touch warm for this month, it seems -- temperatures hit just below 60 degrees exactly one week ago. This is Thailand's cold season and for people of my tender complexion&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;think Conan O'Brien&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;this is weather at its finest.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/thailand/090118/dogs-dressed-thai-cold-snap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia-Pacific Thailand Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 88491 at http://www.globalpost.com