The following are my most popular tweets about Thailand for January 2016. They are not necessarily the most retweeted, but they are the ones that got the most engagement on Twitter.
1. Advert clearly shows the madness in Thailand about having white skin. Sadly this won’t end with this outcry. It is a multi-million dollar business.
2. A snake was spotted in the wheels of a luggage cart at Suvarnahumi airport.
3. This sticker on a window in the skytrain in Bangkok surely tops the charts as the most racist advert.
4. The so-called “luk thep” dolls with their lifelike features creeped out a lot of people. This was one of the biggest stories on social media during January.
5. Some great aerial photos of Bangkok taken at night by กอล์ฟมาเยือน.
6. Old video footage showing results of a bombing raid over Bangkok in 1945.
7. Photos of a new landmark not to be missed in Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand.
8. During January, Lonely Planet released a free smartphone app that included a city guide for Bangkok.
9. A sad story with a happy ending of a dog that waited for his master by the side of the road for seven months. They were eventually reunited.
10. A giant seated buddha is being carved out of rock in Suphanburi. This will be bigger than the one in Leshan in China.
Thanks to everyone who engaged with my tweets during January. I got 16,600 retweets, 8,400 likes and 1,200 replies. The majority of my tweets are about Thailand, where I have lived for twenty two years. I tweet the good, the bad and the ugly about the country, but as many people have noted, I mainly only see the good. Please don’t blame me for that. I don’t get paid to tweet, nor do I accept payment for tweets. If I like it, I will tweet it. If you have an upcoming event or have opened a new attraction that might be of interest, then please let me know. See you on Twitter at @RichardBarrow.