Archive for the tag 'red shirts'

Sep 01 2011

Old school Bangkok cinema: The Scala and The Lido

Published by under Art & culture

While Bangkok offers luxurious movie going options, it also offers old school movie houses as well. Owned by the Ajax Group, The Lido and The Scala used to have a partner in crime called The Siam, but it was burnt down in the 2010 Red Shirt unrest. It was a loss, to be honest, as … read the full post

Jul 02 2011

Thai political signs of the Thai political times

Published by under Elections 2011

Tonight Thailand is girding its loins for tomorrow’s election. The ballots are printed, the posters stand at every intersection, and starting in a few hours, Thais (as well as your resident foreign correspondent) will be barred from buying alcohol or sharing their political opinions on Twitter or Facebook. This month of campaigning has been fascinating … read the full post

Jun 29 2011

What do Thailand’s Red Shirts want?

Published by under Elections 2011

Folk around the world are aware that something is brewing in Thailand ahead of this weekend’s elections. They may have heard of the Red Shirts and the Yellow Shirts, though from there on out things likely get a bit hazy. The political situation in Thailand is so nuanced that just being in the country does … read the full post