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Foreigners and corruption in Thailand

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 Story posted by Gilles Alter Ego on August 13, 2016 at 11:37:25 :: Real life

Foreigners in Thailand treat the topic of corruption often with ignorance or as a tourist attraction.
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Why Thai policies don’t work

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 Story posted by Gilles Alter Ego on July 12, 2015 at 17:42:34 :: Real life

Thai law and Thai politics sometimes have some real content, but it's often in enforcement that things don't work out.
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Ten signs you are not a local in Chiang Mai

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 Story posted by Gilles Alter Ego on May 07, 2015 at 07:06:30 :: Real life

Diana Edelman and other published a list of what to do in Chiang Mai and what makes you a local. Do those things really make you a local in Chiang Mai?


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Children's Day 2014: Guns 'n Roses

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 Story posted by Admin Locator on January 07, 2014 at 02:18:24 :: Real life

In a time that is politically very sensitive, the army is making preparations to roll tanks into Bangkok. Not to stage a coup, they say, but as a a showcase for Thai Children’s Day. Thai Children's Day is every year on the 2nd Saturday of January. Children are invited to visit government offices and the army uses it as an occasion to display their power.

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Three Common Hospital Incidents

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 Story posted by Gilles Alter Ego on July 18, 2013 at 07:34:31 :: Real life

I’ve got a friend working at a local hospital and when asked for the most common cases that happen nowadays, she replied there are three kinds. It may be good to know what they are and how to take precautions: 1. motorcycle accidents, 2. dengue and 3. samurai gangs.

Motorcycle accidents are of all times in Chiang Mai. Watch the way Thai drive and add the new Chinese on scooters and bicycles who stop in the middle of the road and you’ve got the perfect recipe for disaster. It’s still a miracle that not more accidents happen but I’ve personally witness quite a few. I’ll write more about how to avoid being involved in an accident and what to do if it happens in another story on this site.

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The Problem of Thai Education

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 Story posted by Gilles Alter Ego on July 16, 2013 at 07:27:38 :: Real life

If there is one thing that hampers the development of Thailand as a country and its position in the world, it is education. Thailand counts numerous “universities”, every little province town has a few and only Chiang Mai itself counts already about 5-10. Nearly everyone is allowed to go to a university, or should I say: for everyone there is a university that suits his/her level? It’s commonly known in Chiang Mai amongst Thai people that the brighter students go to CMU, those who fail CMU’s entrance tests go to Payap if the parents can afford it (a private university), and those who don’t have money nor the brightest minds go to Rajaphat. I’ve met many students from all universities and I’m always suprised by the lack of education that they have. Graduates from the above universities end up as sales persons in DIY centers, at the reception of hotels and so on, which says something about the level of education but also about the diversity and level of jobs that Chiang Mai can offer (a lot of the better jobs are in Bangkok).

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Thai Debt

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 Story posted by Admin Locator on June 28, 2013 at 07:18:34 :: Real life

A recent Thai academic survey says that Thai household debt is up to a record high (64%, but not clear of what). The average household debt now stands at THB 188,775 while it has to pay back THB 11,672 every month (again not clear how much of this is interest and how much repayment).

In any case, whatever this Thai research is trying to show is something we already know: most Thai are indebted and have a problem with money. Everybody has the latest iPhone, an iPad and a new scooter, while average income is less than THB 10,000 so add up figures and you’ll find this is not possible without (failing on) loans. 

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People of Chiang Mai

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 Story posted by Admin Locator on June 18, 2013 at 12:54:41 :: Real life

To a foreigner coming to Chiang Mai for the first time, it may seem that the local people are all the same, but in fact they have very different origins. In earlier times, Lanna and Chiang Mai were small empires in themselves. “Chiang Mai” actually means “New City” so perhaps at that time it was the ‘New York of the North’. Over time, it attracted people from many places making it a melting pot of different people, even though nowadays for foreigners the rest of the world it may still feel provincial. Many of these groups have found their own little niche corner and generally seem to be happy being there.

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The Mystery of Thai Money

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 Story posted by Admin Locator on June 17, 2013 at 12:39:01 :: Real life

Ever wondered why Thailand is ranked as a poor country but you can see so much wealth and gadgets around here? I have, and I'm still wondering. The average salary for a blue collar worker in Thailand is some 300 baht. Recently the Thai government made some efforts to raise the minimum salary. University graduates are now supposed to earn at least 15,000 baht per month, but of course most companies can’t pay for it so they offered the same jobs with lower job requirements, giving university graduates the choice to take the job with a lower pay or leave it.

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The Nature of Thai Relationships

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 Story posted by Gilles Alter Ego on May 10, 2013 at 05:11:14 :: Real life

I’ve been hesitant to write about Thai relationships, because fair enough every single one of them is different and writing a bit about it will never cover the entire story of relationships here, but a few themes come back in Thai relationships all the time and you’ll hear about it in daily life or see it in Thai soaps, movies and music.

This music video contains it all and it’s a stereotype of man-woman relationships in Thailand nowadays.
The typical story is: guy and girl are in a relationship, guy has one or more giks (กิ๊ก) on the side, girl finds out and often becomes revengeful. Often the truth gets exposed because she checks the guy’s phone, or a friend of the girl sees the guy with another girl and tells him.
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