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Tom Vater

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Owner of the Map – Power, politics & motorcycle taxis in Thailand at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand

Packed night at the Foreign Correspondents Club in Bangkok on the rights and politics of the city’s 200.000 motorcycle taxi drivers. From left to right – fixer extraordinaire Jan Sujittra, president of the Bangkok motorcycle Association Khun Chaloem Changtongmadun,  Chief Editor of the Nikkei Asian Review Gwen Robinson, journalist Laure Siegel and myself.

Owner of the Map – Power, politics & motorcycle taxis in Thailand at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand, April 18th

My partner in crime and journalism, Laure Siegel, will be part of a panel on Bangkok’s motorcycle taxi industry on April 18th at the city’s Foreign Correspondents Club, following our story, published last year in the Nikkei Asian Review, on women pushing into this hard and very male profession. Link to our story: Bangkok’s ‘motorcycle […]

Bangkok Night of Noir

The second Bangkok Night of Noir had a fantastic line-up of  mostly Asia based crime writers: Cara Black, James Newman, John Burdett, Christopher G. Moore, Dean Barett, John Marango and painter Chris Coles. Great start to 2014!!! I read a chapter from The Man with the Golden Mind, which is out with Exhibit A in […]

My Selection of Bangkok Festivals in The Daily Telegraph

In The Daily Telegraph this week: Our expert in Bangkok, Tom Vater, picks his favourite festivals in Thailand’s capital, from water fights to celebrations of light. Including Wai Kru at Wat Bang Phra, Thailand’s best known tattoo temple!!! Surely a first for The Daily Telegraph. Read it all here!

Tom Vater at Bangkok Poetry

Very pleased to announce that I’ve been invited to perform at the next Bangkok Poetry event on Saturday, July 21st at Opposite in Tong Lor. The event starts at 8pm. Bangkok Poetry is a reading series devoted to the lyrical, the risky, the unexpected. Happenings are every six weeks. Check out the fb page for […]

Cat and Nat Blog covers the Sacred Skin event at The Space on June 28th

Cat and Nat(Living the Thai Lifestyle), a popular Bangkok blog, covered last month’s dinner event the city’s art venue The Space, to help launch Sacred Skin, my new book on Thailand’s sacred tattoos.

Richard Buckley reviews Sacred Skin at The Space, Bangkok!

Richard Buckley reviews Aroon Thaewchatturat and Tom Vater giving a talk on Sacred Skin, their new book on Thailand`s spirit tattoos at Bangkok´s art venue The Space. Read the full review here.

Lospremiagrumi reviews Sacred Skin at The Space, Bangkok

Lospremiagrumi reviews the Sacred Skin event at The Space in Bangkok on June 28th. Read the full account of the evening here.

Sacred Skin Book Launch at Kinokunya, Siam Paragon, Bangkok, on July 1st 2011

Aroon Thaewchatturat and Tom Vater will present their new book Sacred Skin at Kinokunya Book Shop in Siam Paragon in Bangkok on July 1st at 5pm. The authors will talk about Thailand´s sacred tattoos and sign copies of their book.

Tom Vater and Aroon Thaewchatturat present Sacred Skin at the Indian Cultural Center, Bangkok, June 30th

Writer Tom Vater and photographer Aroon Thaewchatturat will be giving a talk on the history of Sak Yant at the Indian Cultural Center in Bangkok – Sukhumvit Soi 23, Jasmine Tower, 27th Floor –  on June 30th at 6.30pm. Signed copies of their brand new  book, Sacred Skin, Thailand´s Spirit Tattoos, will be available at […]