Category Archives: Bizarre Thailand
Cole Pennington at BK Magazine has just reviewed Bizarre Thailand, picking up on Jim’s ability to shed new light on the nooks and crannies of Thai culture that most people miss, be they old hands or first-in-town tourists and calls … Continue reading
A big thanks to Bill Hammerton at RadioBangkok.net for putting this slide show together. It’s a great visual tour through some of the stories, characters and issues covered in Jim’s book.
Ian at iamKohChang.com has just reviewed Bizarre Thailand having road tested Jim’s book in a hammock on Koh Mak. Among the positive feedback he gave the book, Ian wrote: The book opened my eyes a few times and so for … Continue reading
For fans of the macabre and downright odd, swing past the Bizarre Images page to check out the latest uploads from Jim Algie’s collection of wierd and wonderful photos from Thailand.
That suitably tasteless title is a good indication of what low esteem the third gender is held in not only in Thailand but in many parts of the world. In a story about them in the book I look at … Continue reading
If I get around to doing Bizarre Thailand 2.0, profiling rock shooter and punk strummer Martyn Goodacre in the “Strange Celebrities” section would be a sound idea. One of the big guns of British music photography, he framed an astounding … Continue reading
Instead of writing just one story about Pattaya in the book I could easily have devoted the entire “Crime Scenes” section to what happens in the country’s most extreme city. The crimes that either take place there, or are reported … Continue reading
Adding to the positive media coverage of Bizarre Thailand in the local press is Lang Reid’s review of the book for the Pattaya Mail and Chiang Mai Mail. The reviewer describes author Jim Algie as “a good descriptive writer and … Continue reading
The tsunami that struck on December 26, 2004 was the worst natural disaster of our lifetimes. In taking stock of the cataclysm from this vantage point in time, the magnitude is clearer, but the big picture remains hazy. How could … Continue reading