In Thailand, kickboxing is becoming more popular with women. Chiang Mai is at the leading edge.

In northern Thailand, by the side of a backcountry road winding through rice paddies, there is the curious sight of a boxing ring and row of punching bags. A poster hanging above the ring features the fighters who train there — and almost all of them are girls. Even if you managed to spot Pettonpung Gym… Continue reading “In Thailand, kickboxing is becoming more popular with women. Chiang Mai is at the leading edge.”

Israeli sentenced to death in Thailand for murdering fellow expat

By TOI staff A court in Thailand Thursday sentenced to death an Israeli former police informant who admitted to murdering another Israeli man in a fit of jealousy. Shimon Biton, 50, who has served time in both Israeli and Thai jails, admitted to killing 62-year-old Eliyahu Cohen and burying parts of his body in freshly poured… Continue reading “Israeli sentenced to death in Thailand for murdering fellow expat”