Health Official Learns Simple Steps to Active Aging

Building Health Literacy for an Aging Population in Thailand
Just as someone who saves small amounts of money consistently from an early age can accumulate tremendous wealth for their retirement, one needs to build good health habits years and even decades in advance to maintain an active lifestyle in their

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Leader Uncovers New Ideas to Care for People with Disabilities

Before entering the 10th grade, healthcare worker Dr. Hoang Manh Hoai faced the most difficult decision of his young life. A horrible spell of weather had just wiped out all the crops on his family’s farm. Worsening matters, Hoai’s father had fallen dangerously ill. With the family’s sources of income

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Why Women Workers are Struggling to Seize their Rights

Vietnam has made great strides to increase women’s participation in the economy over the past 30 years. Today, 72% of women are in the workforce, giving Vietnam one of the highest female employment rates in the world, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO). That fact, to be sure, is

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What can one dedicated doctor do to change a community?

Dr. Ratana Monprajak has moved her office outside on a cool, refreshing morning in Bangkok. It’s Constitution Day, and schools and many businesses are closed. A mobile health clinic has been set up at the end of a tucked away soi. The area is buzzing. Kids laugh and ride bicycles

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3 Ethical Tourism Spots in Thailand You Won’t Want to Miss

Tourism is big business in Thailand. The Kingdom attracts more than 35 million people annually and consistently ranks among the top 10 tourist destinations in the world. While there’s no question that the sector has brought an economic windfall to the country, tourism doesn’t come without costs to the local […]

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Tourism Leader Stays Ahead of the Curve

Thailand began appearing on the radar of international travelers in the 1960s when a few hundred thousand people started coming each year to take in the gilded temples of Bangkok, lush valleys of Chiang Mai, and picturesque beaches of Phuket. Since that time, the Thai tourism industry has skyrocketed,

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A Guide to Thailand’s Buddhist Festivals and Public Holidays

See the Range of Buddhist Holidays in Thailand

Along with amazing tourist sights, some of the friendliest people, and finest cuisine, Thailand has many national holidays and Buddhist festivals to enjoy. There are local Thai cultures to consider and being aware of Thai holidays and festival dates is a

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What is the AEC? Why does it matter? And where is it going?

What is the AEC? Meaning ASEAN Economic Community, was established in December 2015 between 10 member states: Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Philippines, Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand. Its ultimate goal is to allow for the free movement of goods, skilled labor, services, and investment. The AEC creates a single […]

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What’s in the Tom Yum Soup?

What is Thailand’s secret sauce to happiness?
Every year, millions of tourists flock to Thailand to taste the flavor-blasted food, experience the rich culture and dive into the clear-blue seas. Visitors regularly remark on the warm welcome they receive from their smiling hosts. That ubiquitous smile has become a

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