Category Archives: News

Thailand’s Blood Timber

Al Jazeera recently aired a documentary on illegal rosewood logging on the Cambodia border that I highly recommend. I highlighted this topic back in 2012 because I like hiking the border area. If you hike to Phu Hin Dang they actually require that … Continue reading

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Pro-Election Rallies in Pictures

The “Bangkok shutdown” was today and a large number of people came out for it. CNN estimated 50,000. Others say less. Protest leader Suthep suggested 180,000. Michael Yon estimated hundreds of thousands… World and national media focused most of their coverage on … Continue reading

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Rosewood Logging in Ubon

Illegal Rosewood logging continues. This was near Khemmarat, Ubon on January 7, 2014. It’s very valuable wood and you routinely hear of Cambodians being shot on the Southern border of Isan trying to cut it. This is on the Laos … Continue reading

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Rosewood “Poaching” in Sisaket

ThaiPBS has a couple articles relevant to this part of the country this week. Several “tree poachers” were killed in Sisaket the other day. I’ve written about illegal logging in Phanom Dong Rak in the past and this was the … Continue reading

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Ubon in the News

Forbes has a story on the Global House founder and a bit on growth in Isan that’s worth reading. I would love to find a good in depth article about Isan’s growth right now. I’m no economist but I still … Continue reading

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