Cher campaigning to rescue Thai gorilla
A lonely gorilla in a Bangkok zoo has become the latest focus of singer Cher and the charity she co-founded, Free the Wild, as they campaign to relocate the animal to live with other gorillas. Bua Noi has lived at Pata Zoo for more than 30 years – arriving from a German zoo when she was about three years old. Cher recently assisted with the relocation of an elephant from a zoo in Pakistan to a wildlife sanctuary in Cambodia - reuniting it with other elephants. The zoo owner maintains Bua Noi is happy, health and well-cared for, however, the Thai government has previously told him to improve the conditions.
Koh Lan, Pattaya | Thailand's Trash Island | Planet Plastic | Coconuts TV
Thailand is the sixth biggest contributor of ocean plastic in the world. The country’s out-of-control plastic waste situation is felt strongly in Koh Lan, near Pattaya, home to beautiful beaches and 50,000 tons of stinky garbage. Read the full feature on Coconuts Bangkok here: https://coconuts.co/bangkok/features/planet-plastic-thai-citizens-suffer-plastic-addiction-poor-waste-management-video/ Producer/Reporter: Teirra Kamolvattanavith Camera/Editor: Jae Thanapornrapee and Wattana Duangsringam #Thailand #plasticwaste #saveouroceans Watch Episode 2 of our PLANET PLASTIC series about Indonesia's polluted Ciliwung River: https://youtu.be/_3iaKmRTuds SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/Subscribe2CoconutsTV CONNECT https://coconuts.co/tv/ https://www.facebook.com/CoconutsTV https://twitter.com/CoconutsTV http://instagram.com/coconutstv
Bangkok’s most vulnerable community experiences lack of income, resources amidst COVID-19 outbreak
**Disclaimer: This video was done with strict health precautions for everyone involved. Left without any money, resources or even the ability to keep social distance, residents of the Khlong Toei slum are taking a gigantic hit from the pandemic. Many don’t have access to the internet to obtain the gov. assistance funds. “We are lucky right now that no one in the community is displaying worrisome symptoms of COVID-19,” said Penwadi Sangchan, Director of the Duang Prateep Foundation that provides support to the low-income Khlong Toei community. “But the main problems are now to do with income, people cannot earn money so people are jobless.” Day workers, vendors and laborers and taking a huge hit from the outbreak. Donations accepted at: Duang Prateep Foundation: 1596 Rama IV Rd, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110 Tel: 02-249-3553 https://www.facebook.com/endpforth/ PRODUCER: Teirra Kamolvattanavith CAMERA: Al Caudullo Teirra Kamolvattanavith SOUND ENGINEER: Inigo Mantecon MUSIC: Oxygen Garden by Chris Zabriskie. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://chriszabriskie.com/divider/ Artist: http://chriszabriskie.com/ Related story: COVID-19 Crisis: the poor who are being left behind (https://thisrupt.co/society/covid-19-crisis-the-poor-left-behind/)
Thisrupt History: Alcohol
Nowadays drinking is a regular part of the Thai lifestyle but at one point, it was illegal for government officials and the nobility to touch a drop of alcohol. Here’s a brief history of alcohol in Thailand. Producer and Host Teirra Kamolvattanavith Writer Suphaphan Plengmaneepun Sound Engineer Inigo Mantecon Digital Director Matt Hunt Executive Producer Voranai Vanijaka
Thisrupt History: "Sexy" Massage Parlors
When walking into อาบอบนวด, which most closely translates as "Massage Parlor," patrons will see numerous women sitting behind glass windows wearing placards with a number on them. Here's a brief history of Thailand's "Sexy" Massage Parlors. Producer and Host Teirra Kamolvattanavith Writer Suphaphan Plengmaneepun Digital Director Matt Hunt Executive Producer Voranai Vanijaka
Thisrupt History: Motorcycle Taxis, aka “Win Motorsais”
Did you know the word “win” from “win motosai” directly comes from English? Learn the origin of the public transportation unique to Southeast Asia in our newest historical episode. Producer and Host Teirra Kamolvattanavith Writer Suphaphan Plengmaneepun Sound Engineer Inigo Mantecon Digital Director Matt Hunt Executive Producer Voranai Vanijaka
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Are student protests in Thailand the tipping point for change? | The Stream
A pro-democracy movement is sweeping Thailand, and young people are leading the charge. Since July near-daily demonstrations have taken place, with many of the events borrowing from themes in pop culture like spells and wands in Harry Potter, or the symbolism of the Hunger Games. Demonstrators have grown increasingly fed up over the political order and what they say is a symbiotic relationship between the monarch, King Maha Vajiralongkorn, and the military. Protesters are calling for prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to be removed, parliament dismantled, new elections held and the monarch’s political powers lessened. Tensions reached a turning point in February when the highest court disbanded the country’s Future Forward Party, known for its progressive platform and criticism of the monarchy, unlawful in Thailand and punishable with imprisonment. The party won a record number of seats in parliament in elections held in March 2019. The government has attempted to silence critics by arresting some of the most prominent faces of the pro-democracy movement. In this episode of The Stream, we ask if the ongoing protests in Thailand will bring about change. Join the conversation: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/AJStream FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/AJStream Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe #Aljazeeraenglish #News #WhatsHappeningInThailand
Being Thailand's Pro-Choice Buddhist Monk | Coconuts TV
Despite abortion being technically illegal in Thailand, there are very broad exceptions. Still it remains unthinkable to many due to cultural and religious tenets. But one Buddhist monk, Phra Chai Worathummo, is fighting for safe and legal abortions for all Thai women. Why is he doing this, even though it goes against some deeply held values? Watch our interview: Being Thailand's Pro-Choice Buddhist Monk. #buddhism #abortion #monk Watch more: Being Singapore's Most Famous Transgender Model https://youtu.be/O523eznvRgM SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/Subscribe2CoconutsTV CONNECT https://coconuts.co/tv/ https://www.facebook.com/CoconutsTV https://twitter.com/CoconutsTV http://instagram.com/coconutstv
LIVE: Dozens of Climate Strikers play dead today at Thailand’s fourth climate strike to demonstrate the dire effects of climate change.
LIVE: Dozens of Climate Strikers play dead today at Thailand’s fourth climate strike to demonstrate the dire effects of climate change. They say corproations and the government must act now or this will happen.
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What is SONGKRAN? From Ancient Origins to World's Biggest Waterfight!
The Thai New year, also known as Songkran, the biggest water fight in the world, is the nation's most loved and famed festival. But calling it that would be like saying Christmas is about Santa Claus. It is an ancient tradition that demonstrates the ways, values, and beliefs of the Thai people. Though Songkran is technically on April 13th, the holiday usually extends through to the 15. This year, however, the Thai cabinet extended the Holiday nationwide to five days, from 12–16. The word "Songkran" comes from the Sanskrit word saṃkrānti which means transformation or movement or specifically in this case, the changing of Zodiac signs. It arrived to Thailand at least 1380 years ago, along with religious influences from India. The term was borrowed from Makar Sankranti, the name of a Hindu harvest festival that indicates the arrival of spring. For over a millennium, Songkran was the official Thai New year with dates pick by astrological calculations until 1888, when it was fixed to April 13th. In 1940, New Year was officially changed to January 1st to align with the West to increase trade opportunities. Today, many Thais still observe ancient traditions that are rich with history and symbolism. Join us as we take you through festivities in Chiang Mai and Bangkok to learn more about what each tradition means, why it's done, how it came about and of course, water use. There is so much more to the holiday than the epic water fights it's evolved into today. **CORRECTION: Increase of water during Songkran daily goes from 520 million litres to 530 million litres. Contact us: Email: email@example.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/YWandC/ MUSIC: ลาวดวงเดือน (Lao Duang Duen) บ่เป็นจะใด - ลานนา คัมมินส์ (GMM Grammy) ABC Chakratuk (Mv -Ost. I fine Thank you Love you) Antique Gucci - Cryptex Mashup (Karma is a bitch challenge ) Tick Tock - Palmy (GMM Grammy) Aerial shots: Greg Hung, Chic Voyage Group Newsreel: Channel 3 Thailand Wayne Hay Aljazeera The Richard Fowler Show CCTV+ CNN Facts and Statistics: Bangkok Post Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA) Don't forget to subscribe to Young, Wild & Cheap https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfbYr8E1Mlr6QlalqJF5Nzg Want more? Come with us to Yucatan and spend less than $100! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKA3u0tcS50&t=2s
3 DAYS IN HO CHI MINH CITY VIETNAM | UNDER U$65
Discover Vietnam through the lens of their capital of commerce: Ho Chi Minh City or as most locals would rather say, Saigon. A booming metropolis inside one of the last remaining Communists states in the world. We arrived in the afternoon of our first day ready to walk around the streets of “District 2” surrounded by locals, neon lights, delicious smells and motorbikes everywhere. We decided to have dinner at the most authentic (and fullest) place we could find. Once we began to order we found out nobody spoke English.. We ate 2 traditional noodle dishes: Bun and Mien plus a national beer and it all costed $3.50USD total. We rented a room through AirBnb (highly recommended for the local experience) our host was very helpful in recommending food and attractions all around the City she had some excellent insights about Vietnamese culture and lifestyle. On the morning of our 2nd day she cooked us a homemade bowl of Bun Rieu Cua (Crab Meat Noodles) which was so delicious! We are very lucky to have a friend who lives in the area, originally from Hanoi. Khao gave us an amazing tour of the city starting with a school and shelter for underprivileged children that he helped found. Truong Pho Cap is an amazing charity that we have gotten involved in, for more info check out this video after spending the morning at the school we went to visit the Jade Emperor Pagoda in District 1 which was visited by President Barack Obama. A short cab to The Independence Palace from there we took a short walk to the Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Saigon Central Post Office from here we walked a couple minutes to eat lunch at Mon Hue a restaurant that specializes on Central Vietnamese (Hue, Hoi An) food, we tried some of the lesser known dishes like Jackfruit Salad, Vietnamese Dumplings and Grilled Pork Sausage, after a big meal we made our way to the War Remnants Museum. This was an extremely sobering experience, especially towards the end when you see the current struggles of people affected by Agent Orange. The rain caught up to us after the Museum so we bought raincoats for 10,000VND ($0.43USD) and started to walk towards Saigon’s Underground Market (Perfect for the rain), right before entering we signed up for a half day tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels ($13USD each). After quite a long day we are looking forward to relax and have dinner around our area so we said goodbye to Khao and took a taxi back to District 2, we stopped by the AirBnb to refresh and we headed outside to find the perfect meal. After a few minutes we saw a string of restaurants one more crowded than the next, (We always choose the most crowded one) we sit down and it is not a surprise that we are the only english speakers around so relying on hand signs and cow sounds we ordered Mi Goi Xao Bo and Vietnamese beef Hot pot along with some beer the total was 248,000 I clearly remember because we only had 240,000 I had to go to the atm for less than ($0.36USD) We woke up a little bit late for our tour, We were dropped off a couple blocks away from the Tour agency and we had to run there until we realized that things are a little more relaxed in this country than we thought, we arrived at the agency 5 min late and we were told everything is okay and not to worry. The 2 hour bus ride to Cu Chi went by really fast since the tour guide was making conversation with all of us and telling us very interesting stories and facts about Vietnam, we made one stop at the Disabled War Victims Crafts Cooperative where one can buy art and crafts from people affected by Agent Orange to this day. We don’t usually do tours but this is easily one of the most unique experiences in the world, the tunnels are 250km total and have 3 levels, they had everything from offices to kitchens and underground access to the river a true marvel of human adaptation and survival. Not an experience I would recommend to claustrophobic people. There is also a shooting range in the complex to complement the sounds of the jungle to create the eerie sounds of war. The tour dropped us off right on Ben Thanh street food market (Which is next to Ben Thanh Market) to eat a large plate of pork and mushroom Banh Cuon and the biggest Oysters we’ve ever seen, after eating we wanted to walk around the famous Ben Thanh Market which is the biggest markets in Ho Chi Minh City we walked to Nguyen Hue Walking street where the famous Cafe Apartment is. Once the sun went down we headed back to District 2 to pack our bags. Help Support Truong Pho Cap: patreon.com/truongphocap/posts DRONE: Citizens of Everywhere https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9ReLL9my0M MUSIC: "Huong Vietnam" by My Phuong Nguyen & Thierry David - https://soundcloud.com/thierry-david-1 “Fortunate Son” - Lyle Workman & The Forest Rangers “Feathers and Sibu (feat. Joshua Cabrera)” by FGN - https://soundcloud.com/franky-gonzalez-16
Yucatan Getaway UNDER $100: The ULTIMATE Budget Travel Show
Are you looking for an affordable way to unlock the authentic Mexican experience without backpacking or breaking the bank? Then you’ll want to come with us to Yucatan! Home of one of the world’s seven wonders and the only destination in the country that offers Mayan ruins, breathtaking beaches, colonial history, unique cenotes, wild parties, as well as the nicest people you’ll ever meet - all in one stop. You’ve heard about Cancun, Tulum, Chichen Itza, but let us tell you about an ivory gem that’s not only an amazing place to jump off all your adventures but the only city that’s been named the American Capital of Culture twice so far. The folks back home worried about your safety? Well, quiet their concerns because Merida is one of the safest cities in Mexico and the 25th safest place in the world! How could you not fall in love with a place that makes celebrating those you love a constant priority! Ready? Come on, let’s go! We’re excited to show you the beautiful local culture, learn about the region’s diverse past and eat some awesome food for just under $100! NOTE: **All prices based on $19.5 MXN-USD Conversion Rate** Thank you for joining us! -Yours truliest, Teirra and Inigo Drone Shots by Hanske. Cannot thank you enough for your generosity. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUUuIeV68bRV3Zrlbm7UhLA Resturants, Food, and Prices: (All Delictacans in season) WAYAN'E 5 reg. tacos = 5 x 12MXN 2 Castaqueso = 2 x 17MXN 1 water = 10MXN 1 Agua fresca = 20MXN Tip = 20MXN Total: 144MXN = 7.38USD LA NEGRITA 6 Beers in a Mayo jar 19MXN Tip 26MXN Total: 140MXN = 7.17USD STREET FOOD 2 orders of Polcanes = 2 x 15MXN 2 orders of gorditas = 2 x 15 MXN 2 waters = 2 x 5 MXN Total Street food: 70MXN = 3.60USD KINICK Venado Almendrado = 240MXN Poc chuc = 140MXN 1 Sangria = 50MXN Tip = 70MXN Total: 500MXN = 25.64USD TAQUITOS DE PM Sopa de Lima 85 MXN Platillo de cochinita 145 MXN Queso Relleno 175 MXN 1 Beer 50 MXN Tip 65 MXN Total: 520MXN = 26.6USD SIQUEFF'S Huevos Motulenos = 95MXN Huevos con Kafka = 95MXN Papadzules = 85MXN 3 Coffee = 3 x 15MXN Tip = 60MXN Total: 380/2 (Split with ME) = 190MXN = 9.74USD CRABSTER Sea Snail = 255MXN Arrachera with Chimichurri = 165MXN Water = 10MXN Coke Zero = 10MXN Tip = 50MXN Total: 490MXN =25.12 USD Music Credits: - Sunshine in My Heart by Jingle Punks - Vamos a Tocar Sonero by Frank Guerrero y su grupo Ache http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frank_Guerrero/En_Beta_01/ Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ - Fossils by Kyle Preston http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kyle_Preston/Geo/ Licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ - Echtes rot by Starfrosch http://freemusicarchive.org/music/starfrosch/revolution/ Licensed under Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/" - Jingle Bells by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100187 Artist: http://incompetech.com/