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Swedish Embassy Thailand and IKEA promote paternity leave

Swedish Embassy Thailand and IKEA promote paternity leave

This week it’s the HeForShe Arts Week Bangkok at Bangkok Art and Culture Center. There are a lot of interesting activities during the week. The event aims to raise public awareness – thought arts and culture – to promote gender equality. One of the activities is the photo exhibition Swedish Dads by Swedish photographer Johan Bävman. Great pics. At the…

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School in The Philippines in progress

School in The Philippines in progress

The Philippine school year 2016-2017 started on  June 13. Millions of school children are back in the classroom. The said school year is comprised of 54 days for the first quarter, 48 days for the second quarter, another 48 days for the third quarter, and 52 days for the fourth quarter. It will officially end on April 7, 2017. This…

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Hong Kong book

Hong Kong book

2016. New year, new challenges, new possibilities. Currently I’m involved in my third book within a year. I’m quite excited about that, especially the book on Bangkok that is to be released within a few weeks. I have more than 100 images in the book, and I’m looking forward to see it in print. The current project will take me…

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The Thai Premier League season has ended

The Thai Premier League season has ended

The Thai Premier League season has ended. Buriram won the league and The FA-Cup. They did not loose one single game this season. Buriram United striker, Diogo Luis Santo won two major award of the year in the Thai Premier League 2015. He won TPL most valuable player (MVP) and the top scorer with 33 goals of the season. Diogo…

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International Day of the Girl Child

International Day of the Girl Child

Today marks the International Day of the Girl Child. May all their dreams and visions come through. “The newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals rightly include key targets for gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. They offer an opportunity for a global commitment to breaking inter generational transmission of poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination – and realizing…

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Book on Burma

Book on Burma

Early in the summer the below book on Burma was released. It is all in Swedish an written of seasoned journalists Bertil Lintner and Sven-Olof Einarsson. I have a dozen pictures in the book including five on the front cover. Perfect for whom wants to dig deeper in to the history, culture and so forth. High recommended. Mr Lintner and…

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15 years since trash slide in Manila

15 years since trash slide in Manila

Today marks 15 years since the devastating trash slide in Manila, the Philippines. More than 250 died and hundreds got injured. Many are still missing. July in 2000 had very poor weather in the Philippines. Typhoons Kirogi and Kai-Tak passed over the main island Luzon and had major impact on the people and infrastructure. The heavy rain shower were never…

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Vegetarian festival in Bangkok 2014

Vegetarian festival in Bangkok 2014

Today the Vegetarian Festival in Bangkok 2014 starts and it runs all the way to the 3rd October. Chinatown is the gathering point for the festivities. During Tesagan Gin Je Festival (Vegetarian Festival) yellow and red flags that signal a shop or stall is selling food in line with the festival regulations can be seen above and along Yarrowat Road….

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Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Maybe I have posted about Angkor Wat before, but I want to do it again:   Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Stretching over some 400 km2, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. They include…

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More MBK Fight Night

More MBK Fight Night

After a great meeting on a new project I passed MBK on the way to apartment just when MBK Night was to start. I decided to stop to take some pics. I think it’s a nice little arrangement they do there. Some pics from tonight:

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World Water Day

World Water Day

The United Nations’ (UN) World Water Day is held on March 22 each year. Events are organized on or around this day to increase people’s awareness of water’s importance in environment, agriculture, health and trade. The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on December 22, 1992, declaring March 22 to be the World Day for Water each year. Countries were…

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MBK Fight Night – Start of 4th season

MBK Fight Night – Start of 4th season

Earlier tonight marked the start of the 4th season of the MBK Fight Night in Muay Thai. The event is hold outside the shopping center MBK in central Bangkok. The organizer put up a temporary ring on Wednesday nights and the set up six fight between local and international talent. Each week hundreds of spectators stop to have a look…

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Oskar Bistro – Three years!

Oskar Bistro – Three years!

Last night Oskar Bistro in Sukhumvit soi 11 celebrated its third anniversary. I was invited by a friend, and we were 8-9 people gathered in the bar corner. There were free tapas, and free flow of drinks for three hours over two floors. Several dj’s made sure the music created the right atmosphere. There was an airline theme for the…

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Amulet market Bangkok

Amulet market Bangkok

Bangkok’s biggest amulet market is near Wat Mahathat, between Maharat Road and the river. The market is open every day, Sundays are the busiest, with hundreds of the faithful coming here to find a Buddha that will bring good fortune or ward off evil. Thai amulets appear everywhere and in myriad forms, tied around necks or waists, on dashboards, etc….

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Muay Thai at Lumpini in Rama IV is history

Muay Thai at Lumpini in Rama IV is history

So this is the last weekend of Muay Thai or Thai boxing at the classic Lumpini arena on Rama IV. After 57 years they move the arena to Ramintra Road outside the Bangkok center. What that will mean to lure tourists there will remain to see. It is rather painful to get there, especially on Fridays which is the best…

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