Uniquely Thailand: Peculiar ways, habits of Thai people

Continuing on from the Thainess discussions in the “Uniquely Thailand” series, this multi-part post features a list of peculiar mannerisms, habits, tendencies and ways that uniquely define modern Thai people. Related: See also this post about fake farang food in Thailand. Some of the following … Continue reading

Famous Thai-speaking westerners – ฝรั่งดังๆที่พูดภาษาไทยได้

When westerners, or foreigners (in Thai, “farang” ฝรั่ง) first visit or move to Thailand and make the decision to learn Thai language, they may initially be intimidated by the strange, exotic and sometimes obnoxious tonal sounds. No doubt, learning to speak, read and write … Continue reading

Embracing ‘Thainess’ in the 21st century

An increasingly common cultural and tourism PR buzzword echoing across the kingdom these days is ‘Thainess’ (in Thai, “kwam bpen Thai” ความเป็นไทย) – an abstract concept referring to the various unique characteristics that define the Thai people and their rich … Continue reading