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True corp to slash debt

True corp to slash debt

True corp, which is the third major telecom company in Thailand, is to slash 2,3 billion US dollar in debt by listing an infrastructure fund. I’m not surprised they need to do something. It would be the biggest IPO in Asia-Pacific this year. They will also plan to sell non core assets as it seeks to slash its debt burden…

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Keep on working

Keep on working

It has been really busy with various projects over the last couple of weeks. I’m also pitching some documentary ideas in different directions to see if I can put it all together. Pushing forward but it takes a bit more time than I thought. But one reason is that keep forgetting the Swedish vacation season, it’s basically closed everywhere. Trying…

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Thailands Full-Moon parties a trashy disgrace

Thailands Full-Moon parties a trashy disgrace

In a recent article in Time Magazine the infamous full-moon parties in southern Thailand are described as trashy disgrace. I’m eager to agree on that. A few years ago I made a story about the parties together with journalist Jan Källman for Swedish magazine Café. Our conclusion was the same, it is just a big drug party and a big…

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Poverty in The Philippines on the rise

Poverty in The Philippines on the rise

The Philippines is the rising tiger economy of Asia. But only the rich people are going up and up. The poor falling behind again. The Philippines, with a 7.8 percent expansion of gross domestic product in the first quarter of 2013, has the fastest-growing economy in East Asia, surpassing even China’s. The country has a red-hot stock market, a strong…

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Mixed events in Bangkok

Mixed events in Bangkok

On Saturday it’s time for the Farmer’s market in Bangkok. Sounds nice. Don’t miss it.   Swedish Film Festival is on in Bangkok. Don’t miss if you are there. More details about the festival on Jan Källman blog. Ready to party? Tonight it’s is Ladies Night at Q-bar.

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Pak Klong Talat upgrade

Pak Klong Talat upgrade

The classic flower and vegetable market in Bangkok, Pak Klong Talat, is currently undergoing a 400-million-baht renovation and upgrade to become a modern flower market and a tourist attraction. The market will have a 300-metre walkway facing the Chao Phraya River as a new tourist attraction, similar to Asiatique the Riverfront on Charoenkrung Road. There will be jewellery shops, tailors,…

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Update from Bangkok nightlife

Update from Bangkok nightlife

Bed Supperslub Long-standing nightclub and restaurant Bed Supperclub will close its doors August 31st, 2013, after operating for nearly 11 years. The iconic venue was famous for its bold architecture (a kind of cylinder on stilts), its constant efforts to bring in big name DJs and edgy artistic performances which took place during dinner. After the club’s lease expired, the landlord…

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Rot Fai Market demolished

Rot Fai Market demolished

Rod Fai Market (also known as train market) vendors gathered early this morning after hearing the first rumblings of a construction company hired by the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) to demolish the Rod Fai Market site without prior notice. Vendors were alerted via Facebook shortly after midnight that the construction company was employing 20 workers and five backhoes to…

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Pak Klong Talat in Bangkok part 2

Pak Klong Talat in Bangkok part 2

Some more pictures from Pak Klong Talad in Bangkok. This flower and vegetable market is open 24 hours a day. Part 3 in this series is coming soon, which also will give some more background to the market and what will happen next to it. Part 1 you can see here.

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Old digital camera

Old digital camera

I found some pictures I took in year 2000 with my first digital camera. It was Kodak DC 280. I had a sensor with 2 megapixel and was kind of expensive. But it worked fine really. A few examples from Asia:

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Hanoi

Hanoi

A few selected pictures from Hanoi, Vietnam. I have a trip planned back to this beautiful country, more on that later.

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More on the traffic in Bangkok and Thailand

More on the traffic in Bangkok and Thailand

The worst week of the year regarding traffic accidents just finished in Thailand. High numbers for accidents and causalities during the Thai New Year, Songkran, as always. See table below and read more in Bangkok Post here.   New records fro car sales At the same time the care sales in Thailand reached new records in March. According to the…

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Bangkok nightlife – extended hours?

Bangkok nightlife –  extended hours?

The Metropolitan Police Bureau has proposed extending closing hours of nightlife establishments in Bangkok to 4 am as part of preparations to join the Asean Economic Community in 2015. MPB deputy chief Pol Maj Gen Adul Narongsak said that they submitted a proposal to the Interior Ministry last week. As we all know, lots of clubs in Bangkok stay open…

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Mixed news from Bangkok and Thailand

Mixed news from Bangkok and Thailand

Trash cans More than six years after being banned for their role as unwitting accomplices to murder, thousands of garbage bins recently returned to the sidewalks of major downtown streets. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has deployed more than 35,000 of the ruggedized plastic containers along major avenues such as Sukhumvit, Silom and Petchaburi roads. Each bin is reportedly designed to last for…

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