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Street food in Bangkok soon banned?

Street food in Bangkok soon banned?

First of all. I’m all for development and enhancement of cities and neighborhoods. But in my world, Bangkok is moving in the wrong direction on a few levels. Old classic housing areas and projects are taken down for new skyscrapers and shopping malls (seriously, many of the malls we have are empty). A few years back the authorities started to…

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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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New book out

New book out

Finally the book “Bangkok – 10 vandringar och utflykter” was released. It is all in Swedish, but hopefully there will be an English version as well. The book is about 10 walks and day trips in Bangkok.  It is an excellent book to complement any regular tourist book. Seasoned journalist and author Bertil Lintner has been living in Thailand since…

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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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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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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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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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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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Bloody Tuesday

Bloody Tuesday

Today it got really violent in Bangkok. There are many videos and stories out there about it. Here is one of them. At this point it is clear that four people died and at least 64 got injured. Scary. Will this ever end? It was really bloody at the battle scene today. A half a dozens of cars turned over….

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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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Mikkeller Bar Bangkok

Mikkeller Bar Bangkok

Last night I went to the newly opened Mikkeller Beer Bar in Bangkok. The Danish craft beer brewery launched their first Asian bar just a week ago. They also have two in Denmark and one in San Fransisco, and in March they will open in Stockholm, Sweden. They offer 30 beers on tap, some will always be there, some will…

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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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