From left: Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya (L), Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and Princess Chulabhorn Walailak in 2016. Photo: EPA

Thailand’s Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya seeking election as prime minister, turning campaign on its head

  • No Thai royal has ever run for political office at the highest level
  • She will run as the candidate for a party aligned with the exiled Shinawatras
Topic |   Thailand

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From left: Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya (L), Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and Princess Chulabhorn Walailak in 2016. Photo: EPA
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A Chinese tourist at Tiffany’s in Pattaya, Thailand. Photo: Claudia Hinterseer

In Pattaya, a new breed of Chinese tourist emerges: meet the FITs

  • Once known for decadence, the Thai city attracts a new generation of Chinese tourists: Free, Independent Travellers
  • They are younger, wealthier, more adventurous – and unlikely to head to a factory to buy souvenirs they don’t need
Topic |   Chinese tourists

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A Chinese tourist at Tiffany’s in Pattaya, Thailand. Photo: Claudia Hinterseer
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