Thailand

The comeback Kingdom

Despite a triple whammy of political turmoil, recession and reduced tourism, Thailand’s user-friendly business environment remains attractive to investors. The economic tsunami of 1997 had its epicentre in Thailand, but the shockwaves soon spread across Asia, bringing down banks, businesses and personal fortunes. The crisis is seared in the memories of Thais and expats through stories


Ageing Thais seek shelter

As the traditional structures of Thai family life are gradually eroded, a number of initiatives in Chiang Mai are helping the elderly cope with old age and loneliness. In a room with strips of dried bamboo lying across a grey floor, Kham Bang Kattivong, 70, is busy weaving a basket that will support her and