New Book: Thailand at Random


I spotted this new book in Asia Books the other day which should be of interest to anyone who wants to learn more about Thailand. The cost is 650 Baht. It’s expected to be sold on soon.

Here is the synopsis from the publisher:

Who invented the dish Phad Thai and why? What is the prime minister’s monthy salary? What are the most common nicknames in Thailand? What is the average IQ of a Thai? How many Thai women smoke tobacco? What will you be fined for the unlawful possession of an elephant?

An illustrated collection of Thailand trivia, Thailand at Random is filled with fun anecdotes, statistics, quotes, idioms, cultural explanations, historical asides, facts, folklore and other unusual and useful tidbits. This veritable treasure trove of information on Thailand is arranged, as the title suggests, randomly, so that readers will come to expect the unexpected on each and every page. Designed in a charmingly classic style, and peppered with original illustrations, Thailand at Random is a quirky and irresistible celebration of everything you didn’t know you wanted to know about this diverse and captivating country.

You can see page extracts on the website of the publisher here.

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