Marines from the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion recently underwent jungle survival training in the Kingdom of Thailand, and learned it isn’t the best tasting experience. Sgt. Paul Robbins Jr. brings us the story.
Thailand’s 14th annual Transvestite Beauty Pageant was held on Friday in the beach town of Pattaya. Thai culture is generally very accepting of transvestites, who are referred to as Lady Boys.
The winner of this year’s Miss Tiffany’s Universe transvestite beauty contest was announced in Pattaya, Thailand, on Saturday.
Workers from Myanmar have been heading to Thailand’s rubber plantations in search of money to build a better future.
But life in Thailand’s restive south, where most of Thailand’s rubber is produced, is hard and many migrants live in fear of being caught up in Thailand’s southern conflict.
Al Jazeera’s Aela Callan reports from Surat Thani in southern Thailand.
Some viewers may find the images in this report disturbing.
Crystal, a Thai transvestite in Bangkok, led a quiet, normal life working as the Thailand brand manager for a well-known French cosmetics company–until one day she is denied entry into a nightclub based on her sexual identity. Rather than accepting the discrimination, the episode springs her into action, and has much larger consequences than anyone could have imagined.
In Thailand, transgender males, also called lady-boys, are a common sight in cities and tourist areas. While many transgenders work in traditionally female professions such as in cabaret shows or in Thailand’s notorious sex industry, most are looking for better integration in Thai society. But, as VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports from the resort city of Pattaya, despite their high visibility, transgenders still face challenges in seeking acceptance.
The winning couple in Thailand’s Valentine’s Day kissathon hope get a world record certified by Guinness, for their smooch that lasted more than 46 hours. (Feb. 15)