Literature

Poetry: ‘Ode to the Students’

by S. Thana--It is the same flag that once waved above your head as you stood at attention before school. The same burden of blue, white, and...

Poetry: ‘this is home’

by Myea girl kneels on sun-dried grass,her knees dig into the infested soilthat nature created with such intention

The History of Thailand in 100 Objects: Patpong Co,. Ltd.

"Tom, Tom, where you go last night?" Ad Carabao sings in the opening lines of 'Welcome to Thailand.'“I love Meuang Thai. I like Patpong."The lyrics from to...

The Siam Satirist: Thai netizens angry over first New York Times article they’ve read in 10 years

Thai social media users took to multiple online platforms this week to express their displeasure over a New York Times article about fruit.The article, written by New York Times Southeast Asia Bureau...

Honour, Marriage, and the Old World

Sana stood outside Benazir Bhutto International Airport, watching as the security guard looked over her ticket from Islamabad to New York. She was so close. Just as she was about to step inside, she...

Siamese Satirist: Thai generals make fun of General Mark Milley for apologizing to the public; saying military should not be involved in politics

Thai generals past and present have joined together to mock US General Mark Milley for apologising to the public for taking part in a photo opportunity with US President Donald Trump and for saying that the military...

The Siamese Satirist: United States, Trump to defund police after massive Instagram protests

US President Donald Trump announced on Friday that the federal government and all the state governments have agreed to defund the country's police force after a massive backlash on Instagram over the killing of George Floyd.

The Siamese Satirist: Rohingya refugees consider careers in sports and entertainment to gain Thai middle-class support

As the world's most persecuted minority group, having faced exile and genocide at the hands of the Myanmar government, Rohingya communal leaders told The Siamese Satirist on Thursday they were baffled by the support of Thai elites...

The Siam Satirist: Government to disband Thailand’s National Anti Corruption Commission after Prawit acquittal

Thailand's government decided on Monday to disband the country's highest anti-corruption body after a ruling on Saturday which found Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan not guilty of corruption for possessing several luxury watches worth over US$1 million....

Covid Interrupted: How a family’s dream vacation turned into a covid-interrupted nightmare

Dillon Pienaar knew that there was a spreading virus in Asia and Europe but at the time his home country of South Africa only had five Covid-19 cases; less than Thailand, less than China and less than...

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