Thailand 1968

Thailand, 1968 - June, 2009
Scans from a series of Bangkok Post newspapers. Besides showing that the Post has not updated its front page layout in 40 years, there are groovy advertisements, news of banditry in the Northeast and on the klongs, statements from Thailand's "strong man" dictator, and astonishing 60s-era hairstyles...

Bangkok, 1968

Don't miss one! The newspapers of the late 1960s are full of the wit and wisdom of Thai "strongman" and Deputy PM Prapass. Below, he muses on psychedelic atmosphere of 1968.


Below: Bangkok Post, November 14, 1968

 

 


Above: Asia Magazine (insert in the Bangkok Post), October 27, 1968

Thanom presides at trooping of colours - Bangkok Post, November 9, 1968


Americans in Bangkok pleased - Bangkok Post, November 8, 1968

"Swinging bird" - Bangkok Post, November 8, 1968

219 seats for the House of Representatives - Bangkok Post, November 9, 1968

Restaurant AOYAMA opens today - Bangkok Post, November 8, 1968

Above: "De Castro Sisters" - Bangkok Post, November 8, 1968

Right: "Police were unimpressed" - Bangkok Post, November 8, 1968

Right: Bangkok Post, November 8, 1968

Left: Bangkok Post, November 8, 1968
Left: Bangkok Post, November 9, 1968

Left: Bangkok Post, November 9, 1968

Bangkok Post, November 9, 1968

Bangkok Post, November 9, 1968

Left: Bangkok Post, November 5, 1968

Above: Bangkok Post, November 5, 1968

Above: Bangkok Post, November 5, 1968
Yes, this is the Suvarnabhumi Airport...

Above: Bangkok Post, November 5, 1968

Above: Bangkok Post, November 5, 1968

Above: Bangkok Post, November 6, 1968


Right: Bangkok Post, November 6, 1968

Right: Bangkok Post, October 28, 1968

Bangkok Post, November 1, 1968

Right: Bangkok Post, November 3, 1968

Above: Bangkok Post, October 30, 1968

Right: Bangkok Post, November 6, 1968
Right: Bangkok Post, November 3, 1968
Right: Bangkok Post, November 6, 1968

Interesting note about there being meters in taxis in 1968.



Above: Bangkok Post, November 7, 1968



Above: Bangkok Post, November 7, 1968



Above: Bangkok Post, November 7, 1968



Above: Bangkok Post, November 12, 1968



Above: Bangkok Post, November 12, 1968

Above: Bangkok Post, October 27, 1968

Above: Bangkok Post, November 11, 1968

Above: Bangkok Post, November 6, 1968

 

Above and right: Bangkok Post, November 10, 1968

Above: Bangkok Post, November 10, 1968

Above: Bangkok Post, November 10, 1968

Above: Bangkok Post, November 12, 1968

Above: Bangkok Post, November 26, 1968

Above and right: Bangkok Post, November 30, 1968

Right: Bangkok Post, November 14, 1968

More on traffic circles and the names of intersections
Right: Bangkok Post, November 14, 1968
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