Students and political activists being taken away by Thai military forces after the Thammasat University massacre, in Bangkok Thailand, 14th of October 1973. I will be getting into the Thammasat University massacre later but a brief description can be this. Picture a dictatorship in Thailand right? Wow what a "surprise," not like Thailand is not known for the military doing coups when they don't get what the want. So, the protest originally started when Field Marshall and military dictator Thanom Kittikachorn came back to Thailand from Singapore. So this leads to the pro democratic students came to do a protest against his return so the military and far right forces did a crackdown on the protest killing an unknown amount of people.
Today we had the opportunity to learn about Hmong history within Thailand as well as Women’s Role in Thailand.
There was so much information that has raised more questions for me. I can’t wait to experience more of the culture in the next few weeks!
However, class is out of session and it’s time for another Thai massage! ✌🏼
🇮🇳🇬🇧Mohammed Abdul Karim (1863 – April 1909), known as "the Munshi", was an Indian attendant of Queen Victoria. He served her during the final fourteen years of her reign, gaining her maternal affection over that time.
Many might be amazed to learn that there was once a time when there were no 7-Eleven stores in Thailand. In fact the first store opened 30 years ago on June 1st 1989 on the corner of Patpong and Surawong roads. Today there are more than 11,000 branches across the Kingdom.
7-Eleven started in Texas, USA as Southland Ice Co. in 1927. In 1946 the store changed its name to reflect its opening hours of 7am to 11pm. In 2005 Seven-Eleven Japan became the parent company. In Thailand Charoen Pokphand Group bought the licence for the trademark in 1988. The rest as they say is history. #thaihistory#seveneleven#thailand#cornershop#siamratblog