The announcement to shut down Khon Kaen City’s oldest bus terminal ends a six-year-long clash of interests between locals and city officials.
Cycle rickshaws have survived both Thailand’s rapid modernisation and a ban from the streets of Bangkok. But almost 150 years after making its first appearance, the three-wheeled vehicle is becoming a rare sight in the Northeast.
The Isaan Record01/12/2017
‘Pop Aye’ director Kirsten Tan explores themes of nostalgia and the urban-rural divide in Thailand in her award-winning debut feature.
The Isaan Record26/07/2017
Almost 200 families were pushed out of their homes in Khon Kaen City by the construction of a new high-speed railway to connect Thailand, Laos, and China
The city administration paid compensation to affected families but residents say that the amount is far from enough.
The Isaan Record25/04/2017
Thailand’s economic downturn is often discussed in terms of GDP, national markets, and investment statistics, but behind the numbers, individuals employed in the country’s enormous informal economy are feeling deep financial strain.