Cha Am: Where Sandals and Socks Collide

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that a single pair of sandals is in need of a likeminded pair of socks. Well not really. For in truth we all know that the juxtaposition of free-flowing sandals with clinging, restrictive socks is a true clash of cultures – one never to be ventured apart from by those […]

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Thailand: Full Speed Ahead

With the inauguration of the Asian Economic Community (AEC) due to take place at the end of 2015, Thailand is ideally situated to take full advantage of the opportunities that regional economic harmonisation offers. Words by Mark Bibby Jackson. Nobody could accuse Yingluck Shinawatra of demonstrating reticence. In announcing a 2.2 trillion baht (around US$70 […]

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Silk Red Carpet

From The Hangover Part II to Lost in Thailand, foreign filmmakers are increasingly choosing to make their films in Thailand. Words by Mark Bibby Jackson. As the camera sweeps over the beautiful azure waters of a pristine bay to reveal a luxury resort preparing for a special occasion, viewers are left in no doubt as […]

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The Local

Mark Bibby Jackson pops down to The Local to see whether it delivers on its promise to bring local Thai food to the heart of Bangkok. Photos by Nick McGrath. In today’s increasingly globalised world, it comes as a breath of fresh air to find a restaurateur who strives to keep things local. Ploypan Markawat […]

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ENNUI

I guess I was bored. In retrospect that’s the only explanation I can find for my subsequent behaviour. That or my permanently unclipped wings. George had just received the kind of offer men seem incapable of refusing. I know that because he’d told me so over a glass of champagne in Kettners. “Darling, I really […]

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A Right Royal Treat

Horizon Thailand visits Hua Hin, a city with a growing reputation forwellness and tranquillity. Words by Mark Bibby Jackson. Given the peacefulness of the coastal resort, it is befitting that the man who knows Hua Hin better than almost anyone else is softly spoken. So softly, in fact, that my voice recorder can barely detect […]

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TEBA: The Business Matchmakers

The Thai-European Business Association differs from other business groups in that it is self-financed. Horizon Thailand talks to its executive director to discover what it offers its members they can not find elsewhere. Some join a business association in order to expand their social network, others to increase their chances of business success. The Thai-European […]

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Generation Y Cyber-entrepreneurs

The global spread of smartphones has created a new growth industry. Horizon Thailand talks to four young people who have made business success a virtual reality. STAMP Bangkok-born Opas Lopansri developed and launched Stamp in October 2012. A mobile application for iOS and Android, it allows users to maintain paper loyalty cards in a digital […]

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