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Why Thai Bribes?

Posted under General - Jun 10th, 07 - 3 Comments

We are seeing the trend that more and more Westerners choose to marry Thai women in the last 5-10 years. Although we Thais have heard about the trend for sometime, I was quite surprised when a Thai guide who took us around a small town in Germany told us that there were a good size […]

More on Romanizing Thai Words

Posted under General - May 28th, 07 - 2 Comments

Passing by the Old Bangkok International Airport the other day, I noticed the new airport sign that read “Don Mueang International Airport”. What annoyed me was the fact that they decided to use “Mueang” instead of the usual “Muang”. I know they try to tell foreigners that ‘mueang” should be pronounced differently than “muang”, but […]

Romanizing Thai Words

Posted under General - Jan 29th, 07 - 2 Comments

I don’t know who is to blame but you may find names of Thai places, recipes or anything Thai get translated into English slightly differently sometime. For example, Chiang Mai may be referred to as Chieng Mai or Chiangmai and Koh Samui as Ko Samui, Samui Island. Similarly, the popular Thai recipe Pad Thai can […]

Thai handicrafts – the spirit of freedom

Posted under General - Dec 19th, 06 - No Comments

Thailand is famous for its handicraft, and not without reason. Thailand has long tradition of handicraft influenced by Indian, Chinese and ancient Khmer cultures. But probably most importantly, the skills handed down over generations and the relaxed and free minds of Thai people combine to make Thai handicrafts one of the world’s best.

Thai massage – something not to be missed

Posted under General - Dec 19th, 06 - 7 Comments

The art of massage is believed to have been practiced in Thailand since as long ago as 200 BC when it was introduced from India. Due to its long history, Thai massage is referred to as “nuad paen boran” or Thai ancient massage. The traditional Thai massage is sometime known as Thai bodywork, passive yoga, […]

Muay Thai – The Martial Art of Eight Limbs

Posted under General - Dec 10th, 06 - No Comments

Muay Thai or Thai Boxing has become incresingly well-known outside Thailand as an exciting form of martial art. Apart from Thailand, Muay Thai is also practised in several other southeast Asian countries including Cambodia (where it is known as Pradal Serey) and Myanmar where it is generally known as Lethwei. Muay Thai gyms are also […]

Retirees’ Paradise Thailand

Posted under General, Travel Thailand - Dec 9th, 06 - No Comments

Many foreigners have chosen Thailand as their retirement homes. Some move to Thailand to live and start businesses. Relatively low cost of living, good climate, Thai hospitality are among the reasons. Broadband Internet and other telecommunications infrastructure in Thailand has become more of international standards and very affordable pricing. Many international schools have popped up […]

Thailand Property Booming Again

Posted under General - Nov 19th, 06 - 3 Comments

8 years after the Asia financial crisis and just 2 years after the Asian Tsunami, Thailand property or real estate is booming again. Thanks to the financial crisis, the Thai government has relaxed rules and regulations for foreigners to acquire property in Thailand. The recent coup seems to have very minimal impact on the Thai […]

ThaiPhile.com is Going Through A Major Redesign.

Posted under General - Nov 13th, 06 - 2 Comments

If you happen to have visited this site before, you definitely would have noticed the big changes this site has been going through. First the site has become more lively with 10 photos about Thailand from flickr.com on top of the each page. These photos will be picked ramdomly from over 500,000 photos with the […]