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The Life of the Others – Thailand’s Minorities Under Threat

Thailand’s minorities are having a hard time, not least because of the nefarious activities of powerful and ruthless missionaries. The original story this feature is based on was published in German and ran to 2.500 words. This is a seriously cut edit. The German article on the same subject was published in MERIAN and Spiegel […]

From the Archives: Thailand´s Minorities

For many years, I have been reporting on the plight of Thailand’s minorities – the so-called ‘hill tribes’ in the north of the country, and the sea nomads, also known as sea gypsies in the south. Unfortunately, much of what I have written about the problems these stateless people are facing, has been published in […]

(Deutsch) Die Akha in Bangkok – Die Opiumbauern in der Metropole

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(Deutsch) Aus dem Leben eines (gelegentlichen) Reiseführerautoren

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(Deutsch) Das Leben der Anderen – Tom Vater unter den Bergvölkern Thailands – Spiegel Online – MERIAN

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From the Archives: Tom Vater’s On the Trail with the Bush Meat Hunters republished

Until very recently the markets of Muang Singh, Luang Nam Tha, Phonsavan and Vang Viang were teeming with live and dead forest animals. Squirrels, civet cats, forest rats, bats, beavers, porcupine and their close relative the ‘sinhawn’ as well as an enormous variety of birds including owls and pheasants were offered from market stalls all […]

(Deutsch) Kulturschock Bergvölker und Seenomaden von Tom Vater – Rezension

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Tom Vater’s Cultureshock Thailand’s Hill Tribes and Sea Nomads

Kulturschock Bergvölker und Seenomaden (Cultureshock Thailand’s Hill Tribes and Sea Nomads) was published in Oktober 2006 with Reise Know How Verlag in Germany. The book is an introduction to several minorities living in Thailand, including the Akha, Lisu, Karen, Lahu, Hmong and Mien in Nort Thailand and the Moken sea-nomads on the Andaman Coast. History and tradition […]

Hill Tribes and Sea Nomads of Thailand – Photobook by Aroon Thaewchatturat (Text: Tom Vater)

The photobook of Thailand’s Hill Tribes and Sea Nomads by photographer Aroon Thaewchatturat is a companion guide to Tom Vater’s Kulturschock title of the same name, published in Germany in 2006 with Reise-Know How Verlag.

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