8 Jan (CNN) It's hard to imagine anything more blatant than this. A new Thai beauty ad claiming white skin is the key to success has unleashed a storm of criticism in Thailand, especially online, where people complain the ad perpetuates damaging, racist ideas. "Just being white, you will win," says Cris Horwang. See studionautilus.co for more about - Palaung, Pale in Thailand |. I know people don't want to hear it, but regardless of who is at the "bottom" which, if you'd ask me i'd say black skin in general for sure, it's just pointless to wonder. Know this, Thai's associate truth, beauty and money with 'whiteness'. Nothing trumps a white/Thai mix and after that comes the Caucasian for sure, but it's hard to. 1 Oct Full Moon Chalawan Pale Ale. “Chalawan” is an old Thai word for alligator, and much like its namesake it certainly bites, with fruity, slightly sour notes. At % it's an easy drink for those long, hot nights, with an exotic taste to suit its tropical climate. Phuket's Full Moon brewery is one of the breweries leading. 27 Jan Behind this idea are cultural beliefs and a multi-million dollar industry that seems to have no end to the weird products they can create to make random body parts paler. The cultural obsession with white skin means that many Thais avoid the sun in their daily lives. Thai language is also peppered with. "According to Brahmanic belief, if a monarch possessed one or more 'white' elephants, it was a glorious and happy sign." King Trailok possessed the first. In the Thai language, they are called albino, not white, indicating "pale yellow eyes and white nails", with white hair. The "rough skin was either.