Society in Thailand
Behind The Smile
~ the Story of Lek, a Bar Girl in Pattaya, Thailand ~
This section contains some background to Behind The Smile with relation to society in Thailand in
Many readers like to know more than most books tell, so I have put these articles here for those who have never
been up-country in Thailand.
by Owen Jones
- Party Season in Thailand
When is the party season in Thailand? A lot of holiday-makers want to know before they plan their trip to Thailand. This article explains the real holiday season in Thailand
- Hunting in the Village
Hunting in the Village takes several form, but there is no hunting for large game. There is very little large wild game left anyway only a few protected tigers and elephants
- Bpom and His One Hundred Days
The 100th day after death, the 'One Hundred Days', as it is called, is very important to Thais. It is mentioned in book three of BTS. This is the story of Bpom and his 100 Days
- Touching Thai Women
It is hard for many men to realise that what passes for normal in th bars of Pattaya is not Thai custom. Touching Thai Women is a very awkward thing to do...
- Thai Village Life for the Young
Modern Thai Village Life for the Young is quite hard because they have higher aspirations and there are fewer jobs on the farms due to increased automation...
- The Problems of Thai Women Married to Foreigners
It is vital for Western men to consider The Problems of Thai Women Married to Foreigners
and take measures to help their spouses after their demise. Ream more...
- Drinking Alcohol In Thailand
Drinking alcohol alcohol in Thailand is as popular a way of relaxing as it is in any Western country, but is possibly more in the Mediterranean style ...
- My Social Relationships In Thailand
It will be quite obvious to you that social relationships are very important, but it can be very difficult to get them right in a different continent where the language is unknown.
- Giving Presents
Giving Presents does not necessarily have the same significance all over the world. It is easy Westerners to believe that everyone gives gifts, but it is not so...
- Thais, Face and Criticism
This page about Thais, face and criticism will be of interest to anybody who is mystified by the Asian concept of 'face'. If you have Asian friends or want to visit Asia, you must read this first...
- Manners and Table Etiquette in Thailand
Pattaya gets over one million visitors a year. Thailand receives many more. Thailand is Asian and social rules are different. This piece is on Manners and Table Etiquette in Thailand
- Mixed Marriages in Thailand
Mixed marriages in Thailand are quite common. There are many Europeans, Americans, Australians and Canadians as well as Muslims and other Asians.
- Differences in Interracial Customs
Differences in Interracial Customs are sometimes small, but they can still have huge consequences. This story illustrates a problem my wife and I had in the UK once
by +Owen Jones