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Apisit Laistrooglai on why Thais fall behind in the sphere of creative thinking

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Creativity is, by its very nature, practically impossible to measure. However, while rankings, even very methodically prepared ones, cannot hope to portray the whole truth about the state of the creative scene in this country, what they can do is give us an idea of how the rest of the world views us. 

Years ago I was delighted to read somewhere that Thailand was regarded as the 17th most creative country in the globe and I remember how the 2011 Cannes Report judged Bangkok to be the 16th most creative city in the world.

However, the more recent Bloomberg Rankings, released earlier this year, named the 30 most creative countries in the world, and Thailand didn’t make the cut. Singapore, our tiny neighbour to the south, was placed at number seven, while South Korea topped the list.

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