The Engineering Behind Elon Musk’s Bid to Save Thailand’s Cave Boys

The SpaceX and Tesla CEO’s work to help the rescue operation captivated the internet and reinforced the most flattering image of Musk, as a brilliant engineer with a nose for unexpected solutions to pressing problems.

Could Thailand’s artificial lake be the answer to its overcrowded beaches?

Michelle Arrouas July 2, 2018 Share this article It might be artificial, but Cheow Lan Lake in Thailand’s Khao Sok National Park has the emerald water, towering limestone karsts and silent serenity that the country’s increasingly overrun beaches were once known for. The jagged, jungle-clad limestone karsts shoot up from the water’s surface, reaching several […]

Thailand’s famous Maya Bay CLOSED for tourists for entire summer season

Maya Bay has been damaged over time by the huge influx of tourists that visit every year. Since the release of the famous film The Beach 18 years ago, many travellers have headed to the island to explore it for themselves. As Thailand has become popular with backpackers and luxury resort tourists, the damage to […]

Thailand’s lesser-known islands: A definitive guide

Share this article In 2016, Thailand saw a whopping 32 million tourists flock to its island-studded shores. But Australian travel writer and Thailand aficionado John Borthwick knows a few places you might still be able to dodge crowds and fill your adventurous boots, no matter your inclination. With 2,700 kilometers of shoreline, Thailand has miles […]

Secret Paradise: Discover Thailand’s Hua Hin district

GETTY Discover beautiful vineyards, national parks and sandy beaches of Thailand’s Hua Hin district It was a hot, sunny day and I was three glasses into a wine tasting session. Against a backdrop of neat rows of green vines, waiters flitted from table to table, uncorking bottles. But the rainbow-hued gecko creeping up the wall […]