Thailand uses entertainment to woo more Japanese visitors World

Thailand uses entertainment to woo more Japanese visitors

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will use music and outdoor events to attract first-time visitors, millenials and female travellers from Japan, targeting 2 million arrivals from the East Asian country who will spend 85 billion THB (USD) by 2020.
Storm Pabuk wreaks havoc in Thailand World

Storm Pabuk wreaks havoc in Thailand

At least five people were reported dead after tropical storm Pabuk, with winds reaching 70 kilometres per hour, battered southern coast of Thailand on January 4, Thai media said on January 5.
Thai Cabinet endorses first gay marriage bill in Asia World

Thai Cabinet endorses first gay marriage bill in Asia

The Thai Cabinet has endorsed the Civil Partnership Bill, which would allow same-sex couples to enter into a legally recognized civil institution similar to marriage, before submitting it to the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) for consideration.
Conference discusses legal framework to protect transgender people Society

Conference discusses legal framework to protect transgender people

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) community in Vietnam has faced legal barriers as the law currently only recognises two genders, without any acknowledgement of other gender identifications or of same-sex marriage, said Dinh Thi Thu Thuy, head of the Department of Law under the Ministry of Health.
Gender violence should become focus of media Society

Gender violence should become focus of media

Gender violence should receive more media coverage to ensure women and children are brave enough to speak up to prevent domestic violence, said Truong Quang Hong, a gender expert from Care International in Vietnam.
Vietnam and LGBT rights: Making strides Society

Vietnam and LGBT rights: Making strides

Vietnam has seen a radical change in lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) rights over the last decade as the State has made significant steps to protect rights and equality.
Rainbow flag movements make inroads in Vietnam Society

Rainbow flag movements make inroads in Vietnam

The rainbow colours, a widely-recognized symbol of LGBT people, have become popular among Vietnamese and it is not uncommon to see rainbow flags pinned to shirts and on car bumpers in the country.