Thailand – Heavyweight contest

Some of the world’s largest competitors will showcase their skills in the sports of football, tug-of-war, and physical combat in the Thai province of Surin in November. Weighing as much as 5,000-kg apiece, the elephant participants will also showcase their more sensitive nature with a beauty pageant, a table arrangement contest, followed by an elephant buffet with a table virtually …

Thailand – ‘Cleansing the soul’

Thailand will unite to celebrate the Loy Krathong festival on Wednesday, 28 November 2012 when people pay their respects to the goddess of the waters by floating candlelit offerings on waterways across the kingdom. The word Loy literally means “to float” and Krathong means a raft; and people make small floating rafts from a variety of materials that are decorated …