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New apps for tourists to Thailand and drowning girls

New apps for tourists to Thailand and drowning girls

There are a number of new apps out for Thailand and the region. The Thai Tourist Police has made their own app. Good intentions I guess, but there are some issue to do on that app. But it is is free so download and use it if you like it. More about the app in Bangkok Post. Another hotel booking…

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Neon signs and some tips

Neon signs and some tips

A small side project I have is to take pictures with my small point and shoot camera when I see one. Just for fun, but I now have some cool and interesting neon sign pictures. Some examples here and more on Flickr here. Some nightlife in Bangkok: Don’t miss the generous happy hour offers at Nest rooftop bar at Le…

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Art, bicycle and more

Art, bicycle and more

It was a great weekend in many ways. It was good to meet Janne again as mentioned before. We had a lot of fun. He has now left Bangkok for the beach. Outside the Bangkok Art and Culture Center was yet another culture fest event over the weekend. Really nice to see all these various culture events, that seems to…

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Bangkok walk

Bangkok walk

It has been really busy lately. Good of course. But it was good to get some relaxing time with my good friend Janne and his girlfriend Judith when they arrived in Bangkok. Yesterday we talk a five hour walk through various areas in Bangkok. It was great to see the street life, markets, food stalls, and especially the hectic life…

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Electricity shortfall

Electricity shortfall

The forecast electricity shortfall this April stems from maintenance being conducted on a natural gas platform in Myanmar. Thailand receives 25% of its natural gas from its northwestern neighbour and during the scheduled maintenance that gas will cease to flow. It will affect Bangkok residents as well as tourists. Shopping centers In an effort to save electricity during next month’s…

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Pattaya & traffic problems

Pattaya & traffic problems

Today I was in Pattaya for a long day. It was interesting and successful. On the way back we saw yet another traffic accident. Tragic of course, but nothing new. Thailand is ranked sixth in the world when it comes to number traffic accidents. Graphics below from the Thai daily newspaper the Nation. For information about the facts and numbers…

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Sexy video criticised!

Sexy video criticised!

Ong-art “Aerk” Lederer, a young Thai-German luk thung country singer, is getting online criticism for a super sexy music video that he says was only meant to help fund his mother’s cancer treatment. The song “Pey,” (perfect in English), describes how attractive women are to men. In the music video, four models in tiny lingerie dance to the music with…

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Breitling Jet Team at Don Muang Airport

Breitling Jet Team at Don Muang Airport

Today I went to the “Breitling Jet Team under the Royal Sky” event together with my friend Christer. It was a great day out. Before the main attraction there were various entertainment. Royal Thai Air Force showed up some of their planes including JAS Gripen and a F-16. The Breitling Jet Team flies L-39 Albatross planes. The show and all…

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Wine tasting

Wine tasting

Last night it was time some wine tasting in Bangkok again. This time it was arranged by the excellent and knowledgeable team from  Bottlegrotto together with the award wining wine producer Delicato Family Vineyards. Delicato was represented by Regional Sales Manager Ryan Stewart, whom also explained the wines in detail. Host for the wine tasting was Wine Repblic, which served…

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Mixat från Big Mango

Mixat från Big Mango

Hotel Quickly A new hotel booking site has been launched for Asia. It is only available as app for smart phones. Hotel Quickly will only offers rooms for the same day at very attractive prices (according to themselves at least) will come available at noon. Will there be a market for this service in this very stiff market? Possibly tough…

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Helmets, mega-projects, and more

Helmets, mega-projects, and more

Helmets Two road safety groups have announced the result of an “extensive” nationwide survey aimed at determining how many Thais actually wear helmets when riding motorcycles. The (somewhat predictable) conclusion: not very many. According to the study, only 43% of Thais regularly wear helmets, a figure far, far lower than the 100% helmet usage the government began pushing for in…

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Busy days

Busy days

It has been rather hectic times lately. Good in many ways. Truly focused to make it happen. Except finishing of some time consuming database work for the Swedish NGO Star of Hope, there has also been a major work to finish. On top of that several small interesting things. Finally got together with my neighbor to do a quick but…

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Brigitte Bardot forever

Brigitte Bardot forever

Last night I was at a photo exhibition at Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit in the city center. The exhibition is called BB forever – Brigitte Bardot, la légende and the photos are from a number of different photographers from various time areas and curated by Henry -Jean Servat. The photos are spread around the L’appart restaurant and the Library bar on…

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One Billion Rising – in Bangkok

One Billion Rising – in Bangkok

One Billion Rising is the biggest mass global action to end violence against women & girls in the history of humankind. Stats from UN Women “Violence Against Women Prevalence Data: Surveys by Country” compiled by UN Women as of March 2011. 34% of women in Thailand will be physically abused by an intimate partner in their lifetime. 30% of women…

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More famous people in trouble

More famous people in trouble

Except the Red Bull heir I wrote about yesterday there are a few more famous people in trouble. A few days ago Channel 3 actor “Phee” met with Thonglor police to hear four charges against him stemming from an incident in which he allegedly killed his 44-year-old friend Nopphadol Athibuy. “Phee” was charged with unlawfully carrying a firearm, possession of…

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