Thailand

Depressed Woman Commits Suicide By Jumping Into Pit Of Crocodiles

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK

Police say an elderly woman killed herself by jumping into a pit of crocodiles at a zoo in Thailand. Witnesses said the 65-year-old took off her s...

British Tourists Killed In Thailand Named As Police Release CCTV Images

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK

Police in Thailand say they are focusing on migrant workers in the hunt for the murderer of a British man and woman found dead on an idyllic island. ...

Murder Probe As Bodies Of Two British Tourists Are Found On Thai Beach

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK

A murder probe is underway after the bodies of two British tourists were found on a beach in southern Thailand. The pair, believed to be a 23-year...

Why the Scots Would Be Mad to Vote for Independence (Not That I Care)

Hugh Salmon | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

So, next week the Scots will decide if they want to be independent. Let me start by declaring a lack of interest in this issue. A complete lack of interest. I think may be one-eighth Scottish but I really don't care if I have Scottish blood coursing through my veins. It hasn't affected my life either way.

Louise Ridley

'I'd Be Dead By Now If I Wasn't British': Activist Gives Chilling Interview From Thai Trial

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK

The British activist who is on trial in Thailand after uncovering alleged “modern slavery” in a local pineapple factory says he would have been mu...

Louise Ridley

You Might Not Feel The Same About Pineapple After Reading These Allegations

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK

A British human rights campaigner is facing seven years in prison and a $10 million fine for uncovering appalling "modern slavery" conditions in a Tha...

Nothing To See Here. Just An Ostrich Running Down A Main Road In Thailand.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Comedy

According to Asian news website Coconuts Bangkok, "Nobody knows where it’s from. Nobody knows how it got there." "It" being an ostrich that's be...

A Gap Year Is a Waste of Time, and You Don't Deserve it

Liam Deacon | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Deacon

Had I the chance now, I tell my 17-year-old self to climb down off the bandwagon, get a grip, go to Uni and get on with my life. Because you know where a great place to 'find yourself' and grow up is? University.

Hypocrites Over Our Reaction to Abandoned Baby Gammy?

Hayley Goleniowska | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hayley Goleniowska

The story of Gammy, the young twin apparently abandoned by his parents and left in Thailand with his surrogate mother, caused almost universal outrage last week... I couldn't help but wonder at the media fury against this couple. There was something slightly hypocritical in its tone.

Gammy's Mother Begs 'Give My Baby Back' After Abuse Allegations

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK

Baby Gammy’s Thai surrogate mother has said the boy’s twin sister should be sent back to her as details emerged that the father of the baby served...

Couple Accused Of Abandoning Down's Baby Face Worrying New Accusations

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK

The Australian man at the centre of the Thai surrogate abandoned baby row is facing allegations that he served a prison sentence for multiple convicti...

Appeal Raises Thousands After Couple Abandon Surrogate Down's Syndrome Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK

Thousands of kind-hearted people have swiftly raised money for a baby who was abandoned with his surrogate mother after his parents refused to take hi...

Can a Holiday Help You Live Longer?

Paul Joseph | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Joseph

To live longer, we need to start living better. So, if the mutterings of "I need a break" are doing the office rounds, plan a healthy holiday knowing that the reward is not only an escape but the chance to live life longer.

Thai Retreats: Point Yamu by COMO, Phuket

The Spa Spy | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Overlooking the Andaman Sea and with a horizon view of the majestic limestone karsts of Phang Nga Bay... this slice of opulence is located on the east coast of the popular Thai holiday island.

Giant Wheels Make Incredible Homemade Rockets

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Tech

Homemade rockets are a big deal in Thailand, in particular bamboo rockets which are essentially giant wheels filled with solid fuel. There's a reas...

Spa Spy Spain: Asia Gardens, Alicante

The Spa Spy | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

I was braving the boisterousness of Benidorm to uncover its hidden secret. A serene Mediterranean retreat, full of Eastern promise... Hidden in the foothills of Sierra Cortina - 20 minutes away from the hullabaloo of the high rise Solanas and alcopop discos - amongst 90 sprawling acres of olive and pine trees lies a perfectly manicured Mediterranean retreat.

Doing This Salute From The Hunger Games Can Get You Locked Up In Thailand

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK

In the Hunger Games world of Panem, the three-finger salute is the sign of defiance. In Thailand too, it has become a symbol of resistance against the...

Thai Junta's Censorship Attempts Extend to London

Dr. Lee Jones | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Politics
Dr. Lee Jones

Following the recent military coup in Thailand, free speech, free assembly and academic freedom have been massively constrained. Now, the junta is even trying to extend these restrictions overseas.

Thailand's Military Are Holding The Country's Ex-Prime Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK

Thailand's ex-prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been taken by leaders of the country's military coup, along with some family members and politici...

Travel Eye: Treat Yourself in Thailand

Karen Edwards | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

Heading to the sunshine for a special occasion? Or perhaps you're just tired of the backpacker digs? Whether it's a cosy boutique hotel in the jungle, a shack by the sea or a pampering palace you're after - you can find exactly what you need in Thailand.

WWII Bomb Kills Seven People In Bangkok Scrapyard Accident

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

Seven people have been killed by a World War Two bomb that had lain dormant in a Bangkok building site, after it was accidentally detonated by constru...

A Conversation With a Bangkok Sex Customer

Katie McQue | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katie McQue

While a night with a Thai prostitute quickly evaporates into a drunken memory for the guy; a story chuckle over with his mates back home. Many of these women are bought over and over again simply because they can't afford not to be.

Layana Resort and Spa, Koh Lanta

The Spa Spy | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Arriving by speedboat transfer, then whisked through a world of white sandy beaches and lush tropical greenery, I felt terribly glamorous - like I'd arrived on the set of a Bond film. I know I have a wild imagination, but it sure beats a taxi...

In Search of Enlightenment: Destinations to Revive a Weary Soul

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

When the chaos of everyday life gets a bit much, it's time to take a break that will revive your body and soul. While holidays lounging on the beach may be restorative, some of us look for an experience that will leave us with more than just beautiful photographs and happy memories.

Travel Eye: Budget Accommodation in Southeast Asia

Karen Edwards | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

Bargains don't pop up too often these days, meaning we're all holding out for "the right moment" to take that perfect trip. Well, that's where the wonderful region of Southeast Asia comes in. Because once you've bought the flight ticket, you'll find bumming around the area is actually pretty cheap!