Japanese Film Festival from 30 January to 8 February 2015

January 30, 2015
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Japanese Film Festival from 30 January to 8 February 2015

The Japanese Film Festival 2015, which has been taking place in Bangkok for nearly 40 years now, will be screening 15 award winning films. From Friday 30th January to Sunday 8th February the films will be screened at Paragon Cineplex at Siam Paragon in Bangkok. From Friday 13th to Saturday 21st February it…

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How to Watch iLikeHD Internet TV in Thailand

January 27, 2015
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There are more options these days for watching television in Thailand. Gone are the days that TrueVisions dominated the market. Thanks to the speeding up of the Internet and online…

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Lecture on Thai Pre-History by Charles Higham

January 27, 2015
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Lecture on Thai Pre-History by Charles Higham

Although the Fine Arts/University of Pennsylvania excavations at Ban Chiang took place 40 years ago, the results have never been published. In this lecture, Charles Higham, who excavated at Ban…

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Bicycle Tour of Bangkok with Spice Roads

January 26, 2015
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Over the weekend I went on a 22 kms bicycle ride in Bangkok. I had been invited by Spice Roads to test out their cycle ride that starts in Chinatown and…

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Restrictions on Flying Drones in Thailand

January 26, 2015
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Restrictions on Flying Drones in Thailand

The use of unmanned airborne vehicles (UAVs) or drones has been going on for more that ten years now in Thailand. They were widely used by the mass media during…

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How to Watch Miss Universe in #Thailand

January 26, 2015
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Miss Universe is an annual international beauty pageant. This year it takes place on Sunday 25th January. You can watch live on NBC. However, for people living outside of America…

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Watch 200 Channels for Free on True Digital HD

January 23, 2015
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Watch 200 Channels for Free on True Digital HD

TrueVisions has recently launched a new set-top box that might be of interest to people with Thai families. The box is called True Digital HD and plugs into your present…

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Public Holidays in Thailand in 2015

January 20, 2015
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Public Holidays in Thailand in 2015

The following are the official holidays for Thailand during 2015: Thursday 1st January: New Year’s Day Wednesday 4th March: Makha Bucha Day Monday 6th April: Chakri Day Monday 13th-Wednesday 15th April: Songkran Festival Friday 1st May:…

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My Experience of doing a “Reboot” with Lifestyle Juicery in Bangkok

January 19, 2015
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My Experience of doing a “Reboot” with Lifestyle Juicery in Bangkok

My life changed just over two years ago when I started juicing for the first time. I had been ill a lot and friends had suggested that by juicing vegetables…

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Trip to Loei – Day 3

January 17, 2015
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This is now the third and last day of my trip to Loei. Last night I stayed in Chiang Khan. Today was time to head home. But first I was…

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Trip to Loei – Day 2

January 17, 2015
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This is now my second day of a 3-day trip to Loei province in Northern Thailand. The highlights today were a visit to Phu Ruea National Park and the riverside…

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Trip to Loei – Day 1

January 16, 2015
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For the next few days I’m in the Northern province of Loei. The slogan for this province is “City of the Sea of Mountains, Coldest Place in Siam, and Beautiful…

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Bangkok Airport is on BBC Three on 22 January

January 13, 2015
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Bangkok Airport is on BBC Three on 22 January

“Welcome to the Airport of Smiles”! That’s how the trailer starts for the BBC’s latest factual program set in Thailand. This one is called “Bangkok Airport” and consists of six,…

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Train to be a Guide at the National Museum of Bangkok

January 8, 2015
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Train to be a Guide at the National Museum of Bangkok

The National Museum in Bangkok houses a vast collection of artifacts and antiques from around Thailand. These include Neolithic tools, painted pots, bronze objects, Buddhist sculptures in stone, bronze and terracotta,…

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“Siam Through the Lens of John Thomson” exhibition starts 10 January

January 6, 2015
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“Siam Through the Lens of John Thomson” exhibition starts 10 January

Some of my favourite photographs of Thailand during the 19th Century were taken by Scottish photographer John Thomson. From 1864 to 1865 Thomson was in Siam, as it was known in…

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Motto for Children’s Day 2015 in Thailand

January 6, 2015
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Motto for Children’s Day 2015 in Thailand

In Thailand, they celebrate National Children’s Day (Wan Dek) on the second Saturday of January every year. This year it is on Saturday 10th January 2015. Each year many places…

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Doing a Lifestyle Juice Cleanse in Bangkok

January 5, 2015
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Doing a Lifestyle Juice Cleanse in Bangkok

Two years have now passed since I bought my first juicer and started paying more attention to my health. If anything, juicing for me has made me more aware of the…

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“Bangkok Fiction: Night of Noir” at Check Inn 99 on 8 January

January 3, 2015
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“Bangkok Fiction: Night of Noir” at Check Inn 99 on 8 January

Bangkok is a city that evokes and oozes sensuality where crime, sex and greed walk hand in hand with exotica and seduction. On Thursday 8th January 2015, there is a…

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Top 20 Pictures Tweeted about Thailand in December 2014

January 2, 2015
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The following are some of the popular pictures about Thailand that I tweeted during December 2014. If you are coming to Thailand on a holiday or have some fond memories of…

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Full Road Accident Statistics for New Year 2014-2015 in Thailand

January 1, 2015
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Full Road Accident Statistics for New Year 2014-2015 in Thailand

Twice a year the Thai government publicize the full daily statistics for road accidents. These are for the New Year and Songkran holidays. They label them as the “Seven Dangerous…

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List of 22 Post Offices in Thailand Open over the New Year Holiday

December 31, 2014
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List of 22 Post Offices in Thailand Open over the New Year Holiday

Usually government agencies and state enterprises such as the post office are closed over the public holidays. Banks are also usually closed. Though these days bank branches in shopping malls and…

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Top 20 of My Most Shared Tweets about #Thailand for 2014

December 31, 2014
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We are coming to the end of another year and it is time to reflect back on what happened over the last 365 days. Many people are doing reviews of…

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Know Your Rights if a Policeman Stops you in Bangkok

December 27, 2014
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Know Your Rights if a Policeman Stops you in Bangkok

Over the last month or so there have been many negative reports in the media about police in Bangkok giving foreigners the shakedown. The story goes that the cops demand to see…

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Tsunami Boat Memorials in Phang Nga, Thailand

December 26, 2014
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Tsunami Boat Memorials in Phang Nga, Thailand

The coastline of Phang Nga Province in Southern Thailand was the worst hit during the Tsunami in 2004 with over 4,000 people dying here alone. Other areas affected in Thailand…

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Nonthaburi 1 Bridge to Open on 26 December

December 25, 2014
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Nonthaburi 1 Bridge to Open on 26 December

The latest bridge to be built across the Chao Phraya River is called the Nonthaburi 1. The bridge will be opened to motorists on Friday 26 December 2014. This bridge…

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Thai School Life in Pictures – Week 07

December 24, 2014
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We are now on week 7 of life in a school in Samut Prakan Province in Thailand. We are a private school just to the south of Bangkok. We have…

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Food Delivery in Bangkok: Passion Delivery

December 23, 2014
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Food Delivery in Bangkok: Passion Delivery

The emergence of the farmers’ markets in Bangkok over the recent year or so has given growth to an interest in artisan food and drinks. I don’t know about you…

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National Geographic photographer William Albert Allard to teach in Bangkok

December 21, 2014
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National Geographic photographer William Albert Allard to teach in Bangkok

National Geographic photographer, William Albert Allard, will be teaching a photography workshop in Thailand in January, 2015. This is the first time that the photographer, who has been working for…

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