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Muay Thai – Best in Bangkok

Muay Thai – Best in Bangkok

This brutal but graceful martial art has been practised in Thailand for centuries. Major bouts are held every day of the week in Bangkok at either Lumpini Stadium or Ratchadamnoen Stadium. Bright lights flood the ring, revealing two men going through their spiritual ‘Wai Khru’ (a ceremony to thank their revered teachers, spirits, boxing ring and the sport itself). The…

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Bangkok: Beer Garden and more parties

Bangkok: Beer Garden and more parties

Finally the Beer Garden season is here. I don’t know about the delay, but maybe because there were some demonstrations in area? But this upcoming weekend the best season of Bangkok starts in my opinion. It is biggest in front of Central World, but beer gardens are in several places around town. I wrote about it a few weeks ago…

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Another weekend in Bangkok

Another weekend in Bangkok

A few tips for the upcoming weekend. Go for the best (?) happy hour in Sukhumvit Soi 11 at the Alchemist bar behind Cheap Charlie. They offer a beer bucket with five beers for only 350 baht for example. More info at their website. Another nice offer is the “Friday Unwind” at Zest Bar & Terrace in the Westin Hotel…

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Rooftop Bars in Bangkok

Rooftop Bars in Bangkok

I currently putting together a list of “all” rooftop bars or bars with a views in Bangkok. These are all I have been to. There are a few more that I will review, or revisit since I don’t know if they are around anymore and also new bars will added. More data will be added over the next couple of…

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HOT NEWS: boat sinks in Thailand

HOT NEWS: boat sinks in Thailand

A tourist boat with at least 200 people on board sinks in Thailand killing at least six people, but several more are missing so the number killed will most likely increase. More details here. I have been on these ferries going back and forth between Pattaya and Koh Larn. They look mostly fine, but they are commonly overloaded and the…

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Projects & mixed news

Projects & mixed news

I have been working a couple of interesting documentary projects recently. One is a long term, I don’t even know when it will finish, but that is life. I have also been working behind the scene of the blog for a more updated stylish design with more relevant content and also smarter solutions for pictures and videos. It looks good…

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Head Shot at Club Crawl in Bangkok

Head Shot at Club Crawl in Bangkok

A short video with clips and pictures of the infamous head shot served at the Sukhumvit Club Crawl over the last five years. It has been a lot of fun to be part of the parties at Nest, Q-bar, and Bed Supperclub.  

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Tesagan Gin Je – Vegetarian festival in Thailand

Tesagan Gin Je – Vegetarian festival in Thailand

This year the vegetarian festival in Bangkok’s Chinatown runs from October 5th to the 14th, known in Thai as Tesagan Gin Je. The best place to experience this week long festival is in Phuket, but if you are in Bangkok, Chinatown is the place to hang out with plenty of street food stalls and donations at the temples in the…

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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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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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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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