How Valentine's Day is celebrated across Asia
Asia has a bit of a love-hate relationship with Valentine's Day. While some countries have embraced the western holiday — even putting their own unique twists on it — others are less enamoured. From obligation chocolates to a day dedicated to Kim Jong-il, here's how Asia will be marking February 14.
Expert insight: Thai princess election shocker
Thailand’s tumultuous politics were highlighted last week with the news the Thai Raksa Chart party had nominated Princess Ubolratana as its candidate for prime minister. We interviewed Associate Professor James Ockey from the University of Canterbury about what the drama means for Thai politics.
Talking same-sex in Thailand
Thailand may soon become the first country in Asia to recognise same-sex unions. Did you know there are a huge number of terms in the Thai language to describe sexual and gender identities and relationships? Here are some examples of the extensive Thai LGBT vocabulary.