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Jorge Silva

Eerily empty, Thai tourist island Phuket desperate to reopen

Apr 22 2021

PHUKET, Thailand A year after one of Southeast Asia's most popular fun-and-sun destinations became an eerily quiet shell of empty resorts, shops and nightclubs, residents of the Thai island of Phuket are hoping to save their economy with an inoculation programme.

In old Bangkok, a goddess resists a wave of gentrification

Dec 31 2020

BANGKOK Inside the shrine of Chao Mae Thap Thim in Bangkok, a figurine of the sea goddess Mazu sits in the centre of a gold-framed altar of deities in a room festooned with lanterns and Chinese scriptures. | Video

For Thai artist, protests bring political awakening

Dec 09 2020

BANGKOK Art portraying French revolutionaries replaced with cartoon cats and birds might not be controversial in many countries, but it is a potentially touchy subject for Thailand's monarchy.

Thailand's 'rule breaker' school uniforms challenge tradition

Sep 29 2020

BANGKOK In Thai classrooms, showing a rebellious or creative streak through what you wear is difficult. | Video

Chili paste to haircuts: Thai tourism workers improvise as virus hits travel

May 12 2020

BANGKOK As Thailand's tourist economy suffers a near-total shutdown from travel restrictions due to the new coronavirus, employees in the industry have been forced to improvise to make ends meet. | Video

Bangkok reopens with stylists in scrubs, plastic screens between diners

May 04 2020

BANGKOK Businesses reopening in Bangkok on Monday after weeks of near lockdown were taking intense precautions to prevent new outbreaks of the coronavirus.

At home with couple who saved baby kangaroos from the fires

Feb 07 2020

WYTALIBA, Australia Even as a fierce bushfire bore down on the rural Australian community of Wytaliba, Gary Wilson and his partner Julie Willis decided not to flee their timber home - they had a house full of orphaned baby kangaroos to protect. | Video

'Like a Ferrari, you don't need it' - New Zealanders set to turn in guns

Apr 03 2019

CHRISTCHURCH The pre-dawn quiet of New Zealand's South Island is shattered by the crack of a bullet from Noel Womersley's Finnish Tikka T3 rifle, followed by the shot thudding into the skull of a cow he is targeting, one of three. | Video

Security men and metal detectors: Vietnam prepares for Trump-Kim summit

Feb 25 2019

HANOI Dozens of North Korean security men with identical haircuts and suits marched off an aircraft at Hanoi airport on Sunday, as Vietnamese soldiers searched through shrubbery outside a posh hotel in the city center days before a North Korea-U.S. summit. | Video

Security men and metal detectors: Vietnam prepares for Trump-Kim summit

Feb 25 2019

HANOI Dozens of North Korean security men with identical haircuts and suits marched off an aircraft at Hanoi airport on Sunday, as Vietnamese soldiers searched through shrubbery outside a posh hotel in the city centre days before a North Korea-U.S. summit.

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