Chang and Eng, the original Siamese Twins

Chang and Eng, the original Siamese Twins

Double Lives: Searching for the Siamese Twins In this excerpt from the book, Bizarre Thailand: Tales of Crime, Sex and Black Magic, Jim Algie examines the remarkable lives of the Siamese twins, Chang and Eng, from growing up as poor fishermen in rural Thailand to...
Straits Times reviews Bizarre Thailand

Straits Times reviews Bizarre Thailand

Mark Fenn has just reviewed Bizarre Thailand in Singapore’s Straits Times newspaper, giving the book an all round thumbs up. Illuminating and irreverent, it offers a taste of Thailand far from Bangkok’s glitzy shopping malls and the well-worn tourist trails, delving...
Anchoring CNN: Q+A with Monita Rajpal

Anchoring CNN: Q+A with Monita Rajpal

As an anchor and correspondent for CNN International for a decade, who currently hosts the daily show CNN NewsCenter and the weekly Talk Asia program, Monita Rajpal has covered some of the biggest stories of our time while interviewing many of world leaders, members...
Christopher G Moore reviews Bizarre Thailand

Christopher G Moore reviews Bizarre Thailand

“I’d recommend Bizarre Thailand to anyone who wants a new perspective about Thai cultural elements that have made and continue to make Thailand unique and amazing. Algie has taken his journalistic instincts inside the half-concealed enclaves, which shields the most...
Eco Apocalypse

Eco Apocalypse

Weather patterns have gone schizo and loco lately with unheard of days of downpours in Bangkok during the dry season, cold snaps and lashes of wintry wind and frost in Europe, and even blizzards and school closures in normally balmy but rainy Vancouver. As one media...