Thailand (/ˈtaɪlænd/TY-land or /ˈtaɪlənd/TY-lənd;Thai:ประเทศไทย, rtgs:Prathet Thai), officially the Kingdom of Thailand (Thai:ราชอาณาจักรไทย, rtgs:Ratcha-anachak Thai; IPA:[râːt.tɕʰá.ʔāː.nāː.tɕàk tʰāj]), formerly known as Siam (Thai:สยาม; rtgs:Sayam), is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia. It is bordered to the north by Myanmar and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Myanmar. Its maritime boundaries include Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast, and Indonesia and India on the Andaman Sea to the southwest.
The 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup was the 7th FIFA Futsal World Cup, an international futsal tournament that took place from 1–18 November 2012 in Thailand. An extra four teams (increase to 24 from 20 at the 2008 event in Brazil) were competing at this World Cup.
Brazil defended their title, winning it for the fifth time, by defeating Spain in a rematch of the 2008 final 3–2 after extra time.
The host nation, Thailand, qualified automatically.
The matches were originally due to take place across four venues. Due to construction delays and failure to meet the security requirement, early matches scheduled at the Bangkok Futsal Arena were moved to the Hua Mark Indoor Stadium. After the final inspection on 5 November, FIFA announced that the Bangkok Futsal Arena had not sufficiently met the criteria. The two quarter-final matches would be played at Nimibutr Stadium, while Hua Mark Indoor Stadium would host the semifinals and the final.
thailand ... As temperatures rise, tigers get chicken ice pops at Thai zoo ... Thousands flee into Thailand following Myanmar air strikes. BANGKOK — A Buddhist monk who was trapped by floodwaters inside a cave in northern Thailand for four days has been rescued by divers, a provincial official said Wednesday.
Tigers were fed frozen chicken 'popsicles' and enticed to splash in a wading pool at a Thai zoo on Thursday as temperatures rose ... A tiger plays in water at a tiger zoo in Chaing Mai, Thailand March 31, 2021 ... Thailand's hot season began at ...
Good riddance to Thailand's infamous 'tiger temple'. I witnessed this first hand over several visits to one tiger “zoo” in Thailand, near the tourist city of Pattaya, which when I visited had employed some bizarre tactics to maximise the entertainment value of the animals ...Pigs dressed as tigers, Thailand.
A notorious Thai zoo has sparked concern for the health of its animals after it reopened to visitors following the Covid lockdown ... Regular visitors believe the zoo failed to keep its animals well fed and looked after during lockdown because it was not making money ... Crocodiles swimming in algae-infested waters at the zoo in Thailand's capital.
Boosted by seemingly-insatiable demand from Vietnam and China and managed by criminals based in Laos and Thailand, the stress on tiger populations is so severe that lion parts, relatively easier to obtain in Africa, are used as an ersatz product to satisfy the market.
An estimated 2,000 elephants are living in the wild in Thailand and a similar number in captivity, where they live in sanctuaries, zoos or work privately for hire. An estimated 2,000 elephants are living in the wild in Thailand and a similar number in captivity, where they live in ...
American singer Cher has called for a gorilla who has spent 30 years living in a zoo above a shopping centre in Thailand to be rehomed ... The gorilla is homed at Pata Zoo which is spread across two floors at a shopping mall in Bangkok and is home to a variety of animals including birds, reptiles and apes.
City-operated parks and zoos will also be closed until Jan ... — Thailand’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases surged past 5,000 on Monday as hundreds of migrant workers tested positive, posing a major challenge for the authorities. Thailand has been one of several Southeast Asian countries that were faring relatively unscathed by the pandemic.
Cher has called for a gorilla named Bua Noi who has spent over 30 years living above a shopping mall in Thailand to be rehomed.Pata Zoo is located on the 6th and 7th floors of the Pata PinklaoDepartment Store in Bangkok and is where Bua Noi has spent her life in ...
Bua Noi was brought to Thailand in 1988, and has spent almost all her life in an enclosure at Pata zoo, a private zoo that has long been criticised by animal welfare campaigners ... Other animals at the zoo, including orangutans, bonobo and a gibbon, had been offered a home with the ...
According to animal rights group PETAAsia, Bua Noi was captured as a baby and taken to Pata Zoo, a small rooftop zoo, which has imprisoned animals in "abysmal conditions" since the 1980s, while numerous of the establishment on TripAdvisor refer to the zoo as an "animal hell," reported Washington Post.