funny thai commercial

Thai advertising gem.

Comedians impersonate Western pop stars to promote an apartment building, Flat Pla Tong (Goldfish Flats), on Rangsit Road at the northern outskirts of Bangkok. Watch as Thai Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Madonna and others croon about public bus access and the low down payment.

Thailand’s well-developed advertising industry rakes in a disproportionate amount of global awards. There’s a fair bit of melodrama, which speaks strongly to a Thai audience. But where Thai advertising soars both domestically and internationally is with humor. The 2000s saw a wave of hilarious Thai ads garnering global recognition. The ad below however is a gut-buster from the 1980s.