Founded in faith and supported by the sea, Ko Panyee is not just the place tourists read about. It is home ...
 
     
 
One thing holds the family together – knowing that this injury would have been far more devastating in Myanmar. Despite the cost, there is hope for them on this side of the border ...
 
     
 
Coming from a community where paths are fixed, Samutvaree is choosing a different route. His decision to break Moken tradition is bringing hope to his village ...
 
     
 
Home and Life began as a house to care for children orphaned by the tsunami, but its mission has since expanded to include children with one or more living parent unable to care for them. The founders’ purpose is clear: This is a family, not an institution ...
 
     
 
By dressing like a woman, Peutchgarn is a Thai “katoey,” or ladyboy. Yet his community does not marginalize him. As Peutchgarn dances and sings at school assemblies, he is embraced by his Muslim society ...
 
     
 
Even with aid, fishermen like Santang are finding it difficult to catch enough squid, shrimp and crab to pay for rising fuel costs. Facing competition from commercial fishing boats and navigating unenforced fishing regulations, Santang must find a way to make a living after the storm ...
 
     
 
For most blind Thais, two blind eyes see only a life of loneliness and confusion. But for these certified masseurs, 24 blind eyes together ensure a future of independence and pride ...
 
     
 
Because of their unique bond, Plai Gaew is not just Jaitrong’s elephant. Together, they are supporting each other as family ...
 
     
 
School is important to Toe Toe's mother. So Rose keeps the 9-year-old’s hair cut and helps with homework. At the first sign of fever, Rose’s hand is the one reaching for Toe Toe's forehead. Yet, Rose is not Toe Toe’s mother ...
 
     
 
Donning a saffron-colored robe, Juttipong Wongpet’s life changes. He gains a new name and loses the hair on his eyebrows and head. Heralded in a grand procession, his family celebrates the honor he brings them as he follows Buddha’s path ...
 
     
 
To Tha Din Daeng villagers, Habbideen Wahala’s life is not just that of a farmer, or a fisherman or a dad. When neighbors and family come looking for “Deen,” they may find him picking long beans with his bare hands or working with local fishermen at the pier. He might also be relaxing with friends on his porch or reading in his hammock. Wahala lives the “sabai” life ...
 
     
 
Former champion Paiboon “Go Toi” Tanakun is fighting for an ancient art. In an open-air, concrete room in the southern town of Kapong, Tanakun spends his days teaching young boys the art of Muay Thai boxing ...
 
     
 
On Dec. 26, 2004, one of the deadliest natural disasters in recent history ravaged 11 nations bordering the Indian Ocean. More than 150,000 people lost their lives and millions were left homeless and desolate by the Asian tsunami ...
 
     
 
For eight days, villagers from Ban Lam Kaen in southern Thailand had their lives documented as never before – by nine of their own children. These are their stories ...
 
     
 
During a biannual tsunami drill, people from Thailand’s southern provinces emerged from homes, stores and schools, rushing to designated safe spots in preparation for something they hope to never see – another tsunami ...
 
 
     
     
 

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