Month: August 2012

While Thailand’s Literacy Rate is 95 Percent, Some Thais Still Struggle to Learn to Read and Write

    According to UNESCO, Thailand’s literacy rate is actually quite high. Approximately 95 percent of all Thais over the age of 15 are classified as literate. That’s why it’s unusual to see a Thai, male or female, that cannot read or write the Thai language. The Bangkok Post, however, has the story of 28-year-old …

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Recycling Waste in Bangkok, Thailand at the Zero Baht Shop

  Coming from the United States, a western country where recycling was supposed to be quite good, I was quite surprised to see how, in some areas of Bangkok, Thailand, recycling was even better.  Now, 10 years after I first moved to Bangkok, recycling in Thailand is even better. Most hotels have recycling facilities, and …

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Which are the Best Upscale Attractions, Restaurants, Bars and Hotels in Bangkok, Thailand?

  We often get asked, which are the best upscale attractions, restaurants, bars and hotels in Bangkok, Thailand. There are literally thousands of them, and they’re all spectacular, so it can be very difficult to choose. Today, I was scouring YouTube looking for a few videos to post to give you an idea of some …

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Jail of Innocent Thai Taxi Driver Proves Just How Bad Thailand’s Justice System Is

The Thai justice system is known to be flawed. That is one reason why you often see people paraded across Thai news for press conferences after they have been accused of a crime and arrested, only to find out a few weeks later they didn’t actually commit the crime. In Thailand, unfortunately, at least from …

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Thailand’s First Naturist Resort Shows It’s Fun to Be Naked in the Sun

  I love watching the Bangkok Post’s short videos about things going on in Thailand. They’re always interesting, and they bring to public light things around Thailand we don’t always know about. Case in point, I had no idea Thailand had a naturist resort. Not that they shouldn’t have one because of conservative or religious …

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