COVID to crypto-amulets: young Thais seek fortune-telling upgrades


  • World
  • Friday, 15 Apr 2022

Pimchat Viboonthaninkul (Ariel), 26, and Picha Kulwaraekdumrong (Pimfah), 30, co-founder of Mootae World, show cards during a live show on an online platform, as many young Thais increasingly seek divination for quick answers, at their office in Bangkok, Thailand February 23, 2022. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai masters student Dhidhaj Sumedhsvast didn't believe in fortune-telling or supernatural powers until the coronavirus pandemic started two years ago.

Now, he regularly seeks the advice of fortune-tellers, wears lucky amulets, and has pictures of tarot cards as wallpaper on his phone.

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