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Welcome to Thailand: Muay Thai, or Thai boxing, is referred to as ‘the art of the eight limbs’: two fists, two elbows, two knees and two legs. Fightworld s1e2: Thailand: Fortunate Son, Netflix 2018
Boxers in Thailand start young, very young. ibid.
The conditioning these guys have to go through is amazing. ibid.
‘You wouldn’t have the atmosphere without the gambling.’ ibid. English fan
No country in the world has seen more coups than Thailand. Since 1932 the military there has intervened 18 times to seize control of the government. Secret Wars Uncovered s1e9: Coups D’etat, History 2020
Yaba: a menacing mix of Methamphetamine and Caffeine. It’s creating a new epidemic. Stacey Dooley Investigates: Thailand’s Drug Craze, BBC 2013
In less than five years Yaba has completely overtaken all other drug use in Thailand. ibid.
Candy-scented pills. ibid.
Children as young as eight are becoming addicted. ibid.
Every year hundreds of thousands of young Brits flock here for beautiful sun-drenched beaches, amazing hotels and perhaps the biggest parties in the world. The good news is that it’s never been cheaper or easier to holiday here. But why is it costing so little? … A darker side to tourism. Stacey Dooley Investigates: Thailand – Tourism & Truth, W 2019
Ten tourists to every local: Stacey will be staying in the Patong beach area of Phuket … Stacey wants to find out more about staff conditions. ibid.
October: intense monsoon rains fuelled Thailand’s worst flooding in fifty years. The Year the Earth Went Wild, Channel 4 2011
Josh travels to Thailand to investigate a real-life ghost town. Destination Truth s1e2, Skyfy 2007
He saw the phret in the Temple of Phanom Rung. He looked up and he saw the phret really big, really horrible looking. Yes, it’s dangerous. They can break your neck. Destination Truth s4e12, monk
In the jungles of Thailand locals believe in a creature known as the Naree Pon ... With recent reports of villagers disappearing into the jungles after the Naree Pom the legend was ripe for investigation. Destination Truth s4e13
Tales of the Naree Pon are forever interwoven into Buddhist philosophy ... These undeniably physical remains are worshipped by the faithful. ibid.
The same is true in Thailand, where the government announced a plan to expel six million people from forests where it wants to establish softwood plantations. Noam Chomsky, Deterring Democracy
Thailand … For some, an elicit playground … An addiction epidemic: a little Meth pill called Yaba. Causes madness and misery. The death penalty hangs over every dealer, but the gangs push on. Drugs Inc s7e19: Bangkok Ice, National Geographic 2015
Bangkok: capital of Thailand, love capital of the world. Hundreds of thousands of Western men travel here each year in search of the eastern promise of a Thai woman. My mission: to find out why. My first port of call: one of Bangkok’s largest marriage agencies: Anglo-Thai introductions. Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends s3e5: Thai Brides, BBC 2017
‘They’re brought up to look after the man.’ ibid. agency bloke Ron
Another side of Bangkok tells a different tale, one that happens at night when legions of pleasure seekers from all corners of the world flock to the red light district. Scam City s1e8: Bangkok, National Geographic 2012
Three drinks: $200 instead of $10. ibid.
The bird [pigeon feeding] scam is low on the list. ibid.
Their ultimate goal is to score a foreign boyfriend who will support them financially. ibid.