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Bangkok tips

Bangkok tips

Some tips for the coming days and forward: A classic dish at an institution of Siam Square: Ku Dé Ta is a fairly new lounge place in the Sathon area. More on that place soon. For now enjoy the happy hour and Thursday house night. One of my Bangkok favorites Moodwax spins some cool music.   Do look at some…

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Dinner and demonstrations

Dinner and demonstrations

Wednesday in Bangkok. Started off with a two hour session at the fitness club. Always good to run a bit to clear the head. After that I went for some grocery shopping, and took a long power nap. For dinner I went to Baan Khun Mae at Siam Square. A place that never fails, with stable service and good quality…

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TG 961

TG 961

TG 961 Stockholm – Bangkok I flew from Stockholm to Bangkok on TG 961. Since end of last year Thai Airways replaced the old 747-400 with a Boeing 777-300ER on that route. The new plane is fresh and has a nice lay out and good in-flight entertainment system. That is a god upgrade to the old plane. I pulled a…

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Happy Chinese New Year – Photo special

Happy Chinese New Year – Photo special

For the ones that know me, they know that I love China Town in Bangkok.  I will soon list some detailed tips for what to see and what to shop etc. But for now, lets take a look at the celebrations. In my opinion China Town is a must stop for any tourist coming to Bangkok. Don’t miss it!  …

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Success stories from the Philippines

Success stories from the Philippines

This entry is the last in the series this week about Star of Hope and their work in The Philippines. Thanks to Gani and his family in Manila for being perfect hosts since my first visit in 1997. I hope to be back in the near future in Philippines. For now when concentrate on Star of Hope Philippines work. Over…

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Star of Hope Pre-school Crame, Philippines

Star of Hope Pre-school Crame, Philippines

After the success start with the school in Taytay in 1987, Star of Hope followed up with the start of a preschool in Crame in 1990. The small but nice and roomy preschool is popular with the kids and their parents in this poor neighborhood.  The preschool has around 80 children studying for the primary school, and this kids fight…

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Star of Hope school Infanta – picture special

Star of Hope school Infanta – picture special

I will continue with several entries about Philippines this week. In end 2004 Infanta in Quezon province in the Philippines was hit by a terrible cyclone. That lead to a major mudslide that buried houses and killed 2,000 people. Star of Hope responded in several ways. Immediately there were disaster reliefs. Second, Star of Hope built housing for about 100…

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Li Hu – ett av en miljon barnhemsbarn i Kina

Li Hu – ett av en miljon barnhemsbarn i Kina

Li Hu – Ett av en miljon barnhemsbarn i Kina   En story från arkivet. Den gjordes redan i oktober 2000 i samarbete med svenska biståndsorganisationen Star of Hope. FOR ENGLISH, Please let me know. Li Hu, 12 år gammal, är ett av de en miljon barn som bor på barnhem i Kina. Hon bor på en av Asiens största…

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Many rapes in Thailand

Many rapes in Thailand

Today Sweden’s biggest newspaper Aftonbladet has an update on a rape case that I have been working on together with Swedish journalist Jan Källman a few times. Today is a text update on her situation, and my pictures from earlier articles are used. She was raped by a Thai guy that now has fled the scene. She will be back…

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Another year past by. New challenges ahead!

Another year past by. New challenges ahead!

2013 was a mixed year in many ways. But all in all it was OK, business wise better than I hoped for under the circumstances. Got a number of new regular customers. I hope to capitalize on that moving in to 2014. Especially some of the new corporate clients looks interesting I have to say. I have been very busy…

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Thailand road traffic deaths among the highest in the world.

Thailand road traffic deaths among the highest in the world.

Thailand now ranks third in the list of countries having highest road traffic deaths worldwide with 38.1 road fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants per year in 2010. The Thai government had announced a 10-year national policy on road safety from 2011-2020 in its attempt to reduce road accidents and loss to the least during the period. World Health Organization released a…

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Weekend tips for Bangkok

Weekend tips for Bangkok

Below some tips for this weekend in Bangkok. Visit one of Bangkok’s many rooftop bars: http://dennisthernblog.com/hot-spots/bars-with-a-view-rooftop-bars/   Winter Market This mini-festival organized by property developer Sansiri under a winter theme promises over 60 booths across five zones offering everything from food and vintage clothing to gifts and handicrafts. Enjoy!   Maybe you should put on your dancing shows and head…

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Street photos

Street photos

This weekend is really crazy with some major video editing and other projects. Need a break and decided to post some street pics. This last week it was final for a street photo competition. I entered three pics, and one made it to the final round but did not make it to the top three unfortunately. Well, I hope they…

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Events in Bangkok and Thailand

Events in Bangkok and Thailand

This festive season there are many things going on in Bangkok and Thailand as always. Hopefully the Bangkok protests will end before then. Some upcoming events on different levels: The Bangkok Street Show is back for a bigger and better event to help everyone celebrate the festive season. The series of shows will take place at Lumpini Park in Bangkok…

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Two new stops on the BTS in Bangkok

Two new stops on the BTS in Bangkok

Today two new stations along the BTS Silom Line opens, and the public can ride for free until the end of the New Year holiday. From the National Stadium station, the Silom Line will add two stations, Wutthakat and Bang Wa, past the current end station at Talat Phlu. Wutthakat and Bang Wa will operate for free until January 5th…

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