Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Lucky Charms in Thailand are out of Luck

Lucky Charms in Thailand are out of Luck

Last year in June we had a nice and relaxed trip to Nakhon Si Thammarat in which I talked and had pictures about the Thai Lucky Charms or Buddhist Amulets.

The recent Wall Street Journal of 7th April had a very interesting story about the Jatukam Ramathep amulets which were the absolute craze around Thailand last year, see this article in The Nation of last year.

Have a read in the Wall Street Journal article, it's interesting and explains the addition to the list of speculative market bubbles popping around the world, where you can add this: Thai religious talismans.

It's interesting to see how influential these talismans can be and how Thais believe in the protective powers that amulets or tattoo's can have.


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