By Scott Murray Sam Cohen doesn’t really need any introduction. He is probably the best known and the best loved member of the Thai-Canadian Chamber of Commerce.  Indeed, if the TCCC had a favorite chamber member award Sam Cohen would have won that award as…

Lertlah is not an international school; it’s a Thai-licensed school offering a full Thai curriculum in Thai, but through its 14-year accreditation program with Manitoba’s Ministry of Education it also offers the full Manitoba curriculum. The name Lertlah, by the way, loosely means “excellence in…

Voyageur has interviewed the IMAX Theatre Director for Thailand, Jim Patterson, a few times over the two decades he has lived in Thailand, but it seemed time to check in with Jim again, especially since the company he represents here, Major Cineplex, was the winner…

Choosing a good tailor in Thailand can be an agonizing decision. There are many tailors who will offer you fabulous deals, but their fabrics aren’t so fabulous and you won’t be doing any return business with them. However, if you visit Rajawongse, the father &…

Greg Goldhawk is the former Canadian Trade Commissioner to Thailand, Laos and Burma. Two years ago, he took a posting as chief of mission in Ulaanbaatar. Canada has had an embassy in Mongolia for three years now, and Greg is our second resident ambassador to…

The Bangkok Flying Farangs were trying to win their third City of Angels crown in five years; all that was stopping them was a 62-year-old goalie – and he did. The keeper for the all-Finnish team, Ukkometsot, Mika Rantanen, which had flown in from Helsinki,…

The Cascade Club is a large and luxurious health and social club for adults. It was conceived to fulfil its members’ needs of developing and maintaining a healthy urban lifestyle. In turn, membership is viewed as a small but important investment to combat the rigours…

If every major hotel in Bangkok has its own special characteristic then landscaping must be what sets the Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa apart from its competitors. Eleven acres of lush gardens, pools and lily pads give it a verdant presence that no other…

Ambassador Ron Hoffmann has spent two decades in government service. If you want a crash course on how government works, there probably isn’t a better man to ask. Starting out as a parliamentary intern, he has now had six foreign postings, including ambassadorships to Afghanistan…

That might seem like an innocuous expression to most, but it was those very words that made a 13-year-old Alex Mavro determined to speak Thai. He had been in Bangkok for eighteen months and had refused to learn Thai, longing to return to Vietnam, a…