Chinese New Year’s Eve

Chinese New Year's Eve is a time of family togetherness. The day is spent bidding farewell to the old year and making preparations for the new year. The traditionally minded thank their ancestors and the gods for their blessings and protection. Chinese people that have migrated from their hometowns will head home – if they …

Jim Thompson House: a Green Oasis in Downtown Bangkok

Jim Thompson (1906 – 1967) is credited with reviving Thailand's silk weaving industry. An American who was sent to Asia during World War II, he fell in love with Thailand, settling in Bangkok after the war ended.   He is spoken of with almost as much reverence in the Thai capital as Abraham Lincoln is …

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