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A festival that is doing a lot more than just that honouring rivers

Team Brew   Sat 20 Nov 2021    

BANGKOK: Thais flocked to rivers and lakes earlier this week released small floats adorned with flowers and candles in an annual festival honouring the goddess of water, with thousands of the tiny boats ending up clogging and polluting the country’s […]

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Utilizing idled cabs to make a point!

Team Brew   Fri 17 Sep 2021    

Thailand taxi fleets are giving new meaning to the term “rooftop garden,” as they employ the roofs of cabs that went out of commission by the COVID19 crisis to serve as small vegetable plots. Drivers from two taxi cooperatives gathered […]

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Waste turns valuable!

Team Brew   Fri 03 Sep 2021    

With more plastic than personal protective equipment (PPE), Thailand is turning discarded bottles into protective clothing to be used in the fight against COVID-19.  They take millions of plastic bottles, shred them, and then turn them into threads used to […]

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Viral Video: Giant monitor lizard on a shopping spree

Team Brew   Thu 08 Apr 2021    

A viral video heating up the internet shows a huge Asian water monitor lizard in a 7-Eleven supermarket in the city of Bangkok, Thailand. The terrifying video was uploaded on Facebook and promptly reposted by netizens. The clip shows the […]

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‘Not scared one bit’: Thai youths among group charged with royal defamation

Team Brew   Wed 25 Nov 2020    

Two prominent student leaders numbered among the 12 Thai pro-democracy heads summoned by police to answer charges of royal defamation, in the first use of the draconian law in almost three years. The decision comes as Bangkok gears up for […]

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Phuket’s ‘sea gypsies’ swim free amid tourism collapse

Team Brew   Tue 24 Nov 2020    

The novel coronavirus has dimmed lights and lives across the world, but for Thailand’s “sea gypsies” it has been a surprise respite from the threat of mass tourism. Since the pandemic began, survival has been easier for the drifting bunch […]

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Paint drips off Thai police HQ walls, protests heat as country leader calls for crackdowns

Team Brew   Thu 19 Nov 2020    

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered security agencies on Thursday to crack down on pro-democracy protestors, days after police used tear gas and water cannons at a Bangkok rally. The country has been rocked since July by youth-led protests demanding […]

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Thai protestors rise again, boldly parade absolute rejection of monarchy

Team Brew   Sat 14 Nov 2020    

BANGKOK — Pro-democracy protesters in Thailand rallied again on Saturday, promoting a diversity of causes and taking an opportunity to display their rejection of the country’s power structure directly to the monarch. Some 20 groups called the rally at Bangkok’s […]

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Thai royals hunch under mass protests, cancel ‘state of emergency’ laws in ‘first move’ to stability

Team Brew   Thu 22 Oct 2020    

Thailand’s government on Thursday canceled a state of emergency it had declared last week for Bangkok in a gesture offered by the embattled prime minister to cool student-led protests seeking democracy reforms. The decree had banned public gatherings of more […]

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Three-fingered salutes raised to the skies, defiant Thai citizens call for equality

Team Brew   Thu 15 Oct 2020    

The three-fingered salute from “The Hunger Games” movies flashed by Thai protesters at the royal motorcade this week has become the primary symbol of resistance in the kingdom in recent years. The gesture is a way to signal support for […]

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Anger and paint to fling at the royals: Thai protestors clash with police, call for curbs to monarch powers

Team Brew   Wed 14 Oct 2020    

Thai police scuffled with paint-throwing protesters and arrested at least 21 of them before a royal motorcade passed by on Tuesday, drawing chants of “release our friends” as King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s convoy swept past. Such open dissent towards the monarchy […]

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