Thailand Travel Blogger Richard Barrow

March 2, 2015
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I have been exploring Thailand for over twenty years now. At first I was just doing it for pleasure, but in 1997 I became one of Thailand’s first travel bloggers when I started my first website about my travels around the Kingdom. It is now a fulltime job for me. The following are some…

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Temple and Boat Tour of Bangkok

March 2, 2015
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At the weekend I took my Aussie cousin and her partner for a boat and temple tour of Bangkok. It was about a 5-6 hour tour though you could spend…

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Win a Trip to the UK by Shopping for British Brands in Thailand

March 2, 2015
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Win a Trip to the UK by Shopping for British Brands in Thailand

As part of the “Shopping is GREAT Britain” campaign, you have the chance of winning a trip to London and some other great prizes worth a total 1 Million Baht.…

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Top 20 Pictures Tweeted about Thailand in February 2015

March 1, 2015
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The following are some of the popular pictures about Thailand that I tweeted during February 2015. If you are coming to Thailand on a holiday or have some fond memories of…

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First Look at PrimeTime, a Video on Demand service in Thailand

February 28, 2015
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First Look at PrimeTime, a Video on Demand service in Thailand

Although Netflix hasn’t officially arrived in Thailand, there are now at least four companies vying for the crown of being the best at supplying Video on Demand (VOD) to Thai consumers.…

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160 Baht Cash voucher for Tesco Lotus

February 26, 2015
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160 Baht Cash voucher for Tesco Lotus

For those people who shop at Tesco Lotus you might be interested in this cash voucher. It’s valid from now until 8th March 2015. The 160 Baht voucher is valid…

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Buy 1 Get 1 Free: Magnum Ice Cream

February 26, 2015
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Buy 1 Get 1 Free: Magnum Ice Cream

This special offer is just too good to miss. I don’t know about you but I love Magnum ice cream. It’s a secret passion of mine which I am trying…

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Buy 1 Get 1 Free with Pizza Company and Domino’s Pizza

February 26, 2015
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Buy 1 Get 1 Free with Pizza Company and Domino’s Pizza

Some good news for lovers of pizza. Both The Pizza Company and Domino’s Pizza have just launched a “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” offer from now until 31st March 2015.…

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New Movies in Thailand on 26 February 2015

February 26, 2015
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New Movies in Thailand on 26 February 2015

The following movies are being released in Thailand this week: Focus (7/10) Predestination (7.4/10) The Lazarus Effect (6.9/10) The Last Naruto the Movie (8.3/10) The Riot Club (6.1/10) Badlapur The World…

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Welcome to “EM District” in Bangkok

February 25, 2015
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Welcome to “EM District” in Bangkok

The Mall Group will soon be making Thai retail history with the launch of its “The EM District” in the heart of Sukhumvit with what they hope will become a world-class…

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Steam Train Trip to Ayutthaya on 28 March 2015

February 25, 2015
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Steam Train Trip to Ayutthaya on 28 March 2015

The next steam train trip that you can join departs Bangkok Station on Saturday 28th March 2015 for Ayutthaya. Tickets are limited and so it is advisable to book as…

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New version of “The Vagina Monologues” at Checkinn99 in Bangkok

February 24, 2015
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New version of “The Vagina Monologues” at Checkinn99 in Bangkok

From the Bangkok Rising team that brought “The Vagina Monologues” to Bangkok in two sold out shows in 2014 comes two performances of “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and…

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The Bank of Thailand to Launch New 100-Baht Banknote

February 24, 2015
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The Bank of Thailand to Launch New 100-Baht Banknote

Mr. Paiboon Kittisrikangwan, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Thailand, unveiled the new 100-Baht banknote (series 16) today and announced that it will enter into circulation on 26th February 2015.…

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Screening of Citizenfour at FCCT Bangkok on Wednesday at 2pm

February 24, 2015
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Screening of Citizenfour at FCCT Bangkok on Wednesday at 2pm

The Oscar winning documentary “Citizenfour” about Edward Snowden, will be shown at the FCCT in Bangkok on Wednesday 25th February 2015 at 2pm. The screen will be attended by Jacob…

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Day 3 of Trip to Nan

February 24, 2015
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This is the third and last day for my trip to Nan in Northern Thailand. Click on the links for highlights from Day 1 and Day 2. This was only…

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Monitor Lizard Discovered in the Car

February 23, 2015
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Monitor Lizard Discovered in the Car

If your car doesn’t start in the morning you might want to check under the hood. This driver had a nasty surprise when she took a look. Inside was a…

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Day 2 of Trip to Nan

February 22, 2015
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This is my second day in Nan. It was a busy day that started at a local market and then onto a temple marathon of Nan town. We also did…

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Day 1 of Trip to Nan

February 22, 2015
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This weekend I’m in Nan, in Northern Thailand, for a 3-day trip. Some of the stops for day one had to be cancelled as our original early morning flight was…

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Cobra found in a Toilet Bowl in Bangkok

February 21, 2015
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Cobra found in a Toilet Bowl in Bangkok

A family living in Nong Khaem district of Bangkok had a nasty surprise today when they discovered a snake in their toilet bowl. They quickly called the emergency services on…

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Around the World Cyclist killed in Thailand

February 21, 2015
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Around the World Cyclist killed in Thailand

A foreigner who spent nearly five years cycling around the world has been tragically killed while in Thailand. He was hit by a pick-up truck today on the Mittraphap Road…

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New Smartphone App for Reporting Bangkok Taxis

February 21, 2015
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New Smartphone App for Reporting Bangkok Taxis

Over the last year there has been a few smartphone apps released that help people report taxis to the authorities. I’m sure we have all faced similar problems with taxis…

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New Movies in Thailand on 19 February 2015

February 19, 2015
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New Movies in Thailand on 19 February 2015

The following movies are being released in Thailand this week: The Penguins of Madagascar 6.9/10 Unbroken 7.1/10 Birdman 8.1/10 Dragon Blade 8.1/10 Wild Card 5.7/10 Song One 6.1/10 Bong Srolanh Oun Ananta…

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Rotary Bangkok Charity Concert set for 27 February

February 17, 2015
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Rotary Bangkok Charity Concert set for 27 February

The Rotary Club of Bangkok is organising a charity concert, to be held on 27 February 2015 at the Grand Ballroom, Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok Hotel. The charity evening concert…

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Day-trip to Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market

February 16, 2015
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On Sunday I did a day-trip to one of my favourite floating markets in Bangkok. Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market is on the Western outskirts of the city close to…

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Watch “The Last Executioner” at Neilson Hays Library on 26 February

February 14, 2015
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Watch “The Last Executioner” at Neilson Hays Library on 26 February

Inspired by true events, The Last Executioner is the story of Chavoret Jaruboon, the last person in Thailand whose job it was to execute by gun. A wild rock and…

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How to watch ICC 2015 Cricket World Cup in Thailand

February 13, 2015
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How to watch ICC 2015 Cricket World Cup in Thailand

Some good news for cricket fans in Thailand. You will be able to watch all matches in the ICC 2015 Cricket World Cup on 365Sport. You can watch them either…

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Buy 1 Get 1 Free for your Loved One at Muay Thai Live

February 13, 2015
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Buy 1 Get 1 Free for your Loved One at Muay Thai Live

For lovers of Muay Thai and anything Thai, you might be interested in this show in Bangkok. It’s called “Muay Thai Live: The Legend Lives”. They describe it as a “spectacular…

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International Film Heritage Festival 2015 in Bangkok

February 13, 2015
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International Film Heritage Festival 2015 in Bangkok

MEMORY! International Film Heritage Festival 2015 will be taking place in Bangkok from 26th February to 6th March. The screenings of 11 classic movies from around the world are all…

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