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First car scheme down the drain?

First car scheme down the drain?

Thailand “First Car Scheme” seems to cost the buyers and the country a lot more than expected. I’m not surprised. Read more here. At the same time the “rice program” cost the country a lot of money. And of course the traffic is worse than ever downtown Bangkok.

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Red Bull heir

Red Bull heir

Wills there ever be an fair end to the killing of a police man in Bangkok by the Red Bull heir? History shows that these young rich kids get away basically anything! Terrible! More in Bangkok Post.  

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Bangkok nightlife

Bangkok nightlife

The Bangkok nightlife has always been good and interesting in my opinion. Maybe “same same – but different” from time to time. But there has always been something out there for everyone. More on this in a few articles on the blog in the near future. For now some events for this week:

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Wat Arun to be renovated

Wat Arun to be renovated

The world-famous Temple of Dawn stupa, known locally as Phra Prang Wat Arun, will be closed for three years starting from next Tuesday to undergo repairs and renovation along with other structures in the temple compound.   This will be the biggest repair and renovation work on the stupa in the last 14 years. In the past, even while large-scale…

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18,000 children under five dies every day.

18,000 children under five dies every day.

18,000 children under five years old dies every day. This according to a new report from UNICEF. This is “better” than recent years, but still far off the target to erase two thirds of the children deaths before end of 2015 (from 1990). I hope everybody who is working with these issues will be successful. Below a picture I took…

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Rugby boys

Rugby boys

Rugby Boys” are often seen in the streets of Metro Manila. They are street children snorting “Rugby” a brand of contact cement or glue and other aromatic solvents to moderate hunger and other issues. “Rugby Boys” are also called “Solvent Boys”. And of course, even girls do the sniffing in the streets. The chemical is placed in a plastic bag…

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Flooding season in Thailand!

Flooding season in Thailand!

The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation in Thailand has warned residents in 26 provinces across Thailand to brace for flash floods and landslides. Will this affect Bangkok this year as it did back in 2011? I will keep you posted. Below a few pictures when Jan Källman and I made several stories in 2011 for Swedish daily Aftonbladet.  

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Brunch at Bar Brooklyn in Stockholm

Brunch at Bar Brooklyn in Stockholm

After a short but good meeting with a possible client early this morning I headed over to Bar Brooklyn for their new brunch and another meeting. Meeting was good and the brunch buffet had much to offer also for a vegetarian like me. There was three various salads, Swedish waffles, scrambled eggs, quiche, various breads, fresh fruits and much more….

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Tomahawk at Debaser

Tomahawk at Debaser

A few pictures from the Tomahawk gig at Debaser Medis in Stockholm last night. Lead singer is Mike Patton from his former band Faith No More! It was a great show.

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School delayed in Haiti

School delayed in Haiti

Students in Haiti will lose a month of school for the third year in a row as it was announced late August. The first day of classes would be in October rather than its usual start date in September. The Minister of Education Vanneur Pierre proposed the suggestion to delay the return of classes during the 17th Council of Government…

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The Polish piano players

The Polish piano players

There is no shortage of street musicians in Stockholm. Most are passable, but now and then you run in to some quality stuff. Like today when I walked through Old Town. All of sudden I heard some old school classic music. Then I see the piano in the middle of the street. Never seen that before. Great. This young Polish…

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Heat

Heat

The summer in Stockholm has been great under the circumstances. It has been sunny and hot all summer long. And now we still have some end of summer heat which is great. A few days ago I was in Örebro to do some corporate work with Kapybara Media. It is a small town a few hours train ride away from…

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Accident

Accident

Last week I had an accident with computer. I dropped soda on my keyboard, and while trying to save it from total disaster ( I thought) I turned my laptop upside down, and unfortunately I dropped it. The hard drive crashed. It was not my best day in life. But thanks to fast service from a local service provider and…

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Roof top bars and bars with a view in Bangkok

Roof top bars and bars with a view in Bangkok

Bangkok has a good supply of bars with views and rooftop bars these days. There is always a new one around the corner. Some of these bars are chilled out places; some are plain and simple tourist attractions. Whenever a new bar in this segment pops up I try to check it out to see what they offer. I will…

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