Editor’s note

The essence of Thailand’s people clearly resonate in the Wild Boars —— twelve boys and their young soccer assistant coach, Ekkapol [Ake] Chantawong, a former monk, who were all trapped in the perilous Tham Luang caves in the Chiang Rai region of Thailand. Their stoic forbearance, immense strength and resilience are indeed, to be saluted and respected. Rescued after over two weeks of uncertain and tortuous days by a selfless team of brave divers, the feat was the “making possible” of a mission impossible. It reaffirmed faith in humankind.

Issue 42 - Vol. 21 No.1, Thailand. Essence of a People

In this issue

  • Early Thai art emerged around the mid-13th century, during the Sukhothai and Ayutthaya periods.
    A Journey With Thai Art
  • The first rains in May Stream down, red Steel rains, violent Bodies-piercing, blood-flowing Like water, flooding the streets A rank stream of blood. How many...
    First Rain
  • While musicals are popular across Thailand, the most recent trend in Thai cinema has been the production of independent...
    Footprints of Thai Cinema
  • The Royal Khon performance was initiated in 2007 on the command of Her Majesty the Queen Sirikit to preserve...
    Khon. Dance of an Epic