The latest fashion trend in Thailand right now is copying Korean girl groups by wearing hot pants (a.k.a. booty shorts), calling it the “Korean style”. This trend came about because groups like SNSD show more legs than a centipede.
This concerns the Thai government and they have the right to be since dengue fever is putting everybody on high alert (you can read about it here). With 90,000 people who have contracted the disease and 100 plus deaths in Thailand alone, the Deputy Minister of Public Health encourages girls to wear long pants to better protect themselves from mosquito bites.
cr: Korea Times