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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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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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Pak Klong Talat in Bangkok part 1

Pak Klong Talat in Bangkok part 1

Pak Klong Talad is the most lively and atmospheric wholesale fresh produce market in Bangkok. Vegetables and fruits are sold 24 hours day. The market is busiest in the morning, but is worth a visit any time of the day. There are several various sections on both sides of the Chakphet Road. Pak Klong Talad is one of my favorite…

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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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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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