Hollywood HDTV is Thailand’s Version of Netflix

November 21, 2014
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Hollywood HDTV is Thailand’s Version of Netflix

For the past few weeks I have been testing out a new Video on Demand service in Thailand called “Hollywood HDTV”. In many ways it is our version of Netflix without regional restrictions. So, if you want to get access to videos and don’t want to pay for a Netflix account as well…

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New Book: “Americans in Thailand”

November 21, 2014
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New Book: “Americans in Thailand”

This month sees the launch of “Americans in Thailand”, an elegant 304-page illustrated hardback book recounting the history of Thailand’s American community. Focusing on famous and notorious personalities of each…

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Thai School Life in Pictures – Week 02

November 19, 2014
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This is now the second week back at school. We are in the second term that runs until early march. We don’t get any mid-term breaks but we will get…

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Thai School Life in Pictures – Week 01

November 19, 2014
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For over 20 years now I have been teaching at a school in Samut Prakan in Thailand. I have seen a lot of changes in that time. If you are…

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DJI Inspire 1 drone with 4K video in Thailand

November 18, 2014
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DJI Inspire 1 drone with 4K video in Thailand

I’ve had my Phantom Vision 2 drone for just over a year now. I have been happy with the performance (see ThailandFromAbove.com) though a few things have concerned me. Firstly are…

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Alms Giving to 10,000 Monks at Central World in Bangkok

November 17, 2014
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Alms Giving to 10,000 Monks at Central World in Bangkok

The fourth annual mass alms giving with 10,000 monks will be taking place in front of Central World in Bangkok on Sunday 23rd November 2014. The road will be closed from…

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Day 3 of Trip to Phuket

November 16, 2014
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This is now the third day of my Phuket trip. On this last day I wanted to visit more of the beaches to see what they looked like after the…

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Day 2 of Trip to Phuket

November 15, 2014
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This is now the second day of my trip to Phuket. I was last here three months ago and it is interesting that the beaches are looking just as good…

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Day 1 of Trip to Phuket

November 14, 2014
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This week I’m down in Phuket for three days to take pictures at the 4th Asian Beach Games. I’m also doing a few side trips and revisiting some of the…

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Promo Code to get 50% off Uber Phuket rides

November 13, 2014
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Promo Code to get 50% off Uber Phuket rides

After testing their services for the last month, Uber Phuket has just gone live. To celebrate their launch, use the promo code “UBERPHUKETLAUNCH” to get 50% off all your rides…

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Walking Tour of Bangkok with Expique

November 12, 2014
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If it’s your first time in a city and you don’t have much time to explore, then joining a tour is usually the best alternative. However, the traditional tours are…

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Watch Muay Thai for Free in Bangkok

November 12, 2014
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Watch Muay Thai for Free in Bangkok

Muay Thai, or Thai Kick Boxing, is a popular sport to watch for many tourists who come to Thailand. Unfortunately, most stadiums have a two price system which means that…

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Official Prices for iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 in Thailand

November 7, 2014
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Official Prices for iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 in Thailand

The iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 were officially released in Thailand today. You can buy them online here, or at authorized dealers around the country. The prices are…

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Loy Krathong Festival 2014

November 7, 2014
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One of the most colourful festivals of the year in Thailand is Loy Krathong. This is when people go to their local waterway to float small bowl shaped containers called…

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Top 20 Pictures Tweeted about Thailand in October 2014

November 1, 2014
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The following are some of the popular pictures about Thailand that I tweeted during October 2014. If you are coming to Thailand on a holiday or have some fond memories of…

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A Cycle Ride Around Suvaranabhumi Airport

October 28, 2014
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Over the weekend I returned to Suvaranbhumi Airport with my bicycle to check out the latest additions to the green cycle track around the perimeter. The main differences was the…

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Cancer Care Charity Fun Run in Lumpini Park on 1st November

October 27, 2014
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Cancer Care Charity Fun Run in Lumpini Park on 1st November

Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok is organizing its 21st Cancer Care Charity Fun Run in Lumpini Park on Saturday 1st November 2014 in association with the Thai Red Cross Society. Proceeds…

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Remembrance Day Service at the British Embassy on 9 November 2014

October 21, 2014
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Remembrance Day Service at the British Embassy on 9 November 2014

The annual Remembrance Day Service at the British Embassy in Bangkok will be held at 10:50 a.m. on Sunday 9th  November 2014. The Remembrance Service commemorates the British, Commonwealth and…

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GrabTaxi Celebrates its 1st Year Anniversary with Free Giveaways

October 20, 2014
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GrabTaxi Celebrates its 1st Year Anniversary with Free Giveaways

GrabTaxi, a popular taxi-booking app for smartphones, celebrates its 1st year anniversary in Thailand with over 350 free giveaways worth over 100,000 Baht. GrabTaxi has partnered with Air Asia, Major…

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UberX is Now in Bangkok and Cheaper than Taxis

October 17, 2014
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UberX is Now in Bangkok and Cheaper than Taxis

They say competition is good for the consumer, and I think that is exactly the way it is going with taxis in Bangkok at the moment. We already have apps…

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How to Pre-Book an iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in Thailand

October 14, 2014
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How to Pre-Book an iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in Thailand

The release date for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in Thailand has finally been announced. And it looks like we are among the last people on Earth to…

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Trip to Mae Hong Son – Day 4

October 8, 2014
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This is the final day for my four day trip to Mae Hong Province in Northern Thailand. On this day we explored around Pai before heading back to Chiang Mai…

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Trip to Mae Hong Son – Day 3

October 8, 2014
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The last few days I have been traveling in Mae Hong Son in Northern Thailand. On Day 3 of my trip I left the city and headed back to Chiang…

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Trip to Mae Hong Son – Day 2

October 7, 2014
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This week I’m on a trip to Mae Hong Son to take pictures of this beautiful province in Northern Thailand. Today I visited some of the landmark temples and also…

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Trip to Mae Hong Son – Day 1

October 7, 2014
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This week I’m on a three day trip to Mae Hong Son in Northern Thailand. The purpose is to take pictures of activities marking the end of the three month…

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Official Prices for GoPro Hero 4 in Thailand

October 4, 2014
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Official Prices for GoPro Hero 4 in Thailand

If you were thinking of buying the GoPro3+ camera in Bangkok, you might just want to wait a bit. GoPro has just announced their new line-up of Hero cameras. These…

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Uber Heads to the Beach in Phuket

October 3, 2014
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Uber Heads to the Beach in Phuket

After their successful launch in Bangkok earlier this year, Uber has just announced their first #UberDESTINATION in Thailand. It’s only on a trial run at the moment, but Phuket has…

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Book Expo Thailand is from 15-26 October 2014

October 3, 2014
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Book Expo Thailand is from 15-26 October 2014

Book Expo Thailand 2014 will take place from Wednesday 15th October to Sunday 26th October at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. Over 400 leading Thai and international publishing houses are…

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