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Posts Tagged "Bangkok"

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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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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Red Bull case update

Red Bull case update

Update in the Red Bull heir Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya case: Thonglor investigators handed over the murder case against Red Bull heir Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya to the prosecutors at the South Bangkok Criminal Court last Monday. Vorayuth, the 27-year-old grandson of late Red Bull founder Chaleo Yoovidhya, was charged with causing the death of a police officer by reckless and drunk…

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Biggles Big Band

Biggles Big Band

Live at Medici Kitchen & Bar in Hotel Muse Bangkok last night: Biggles Big Band from Amsterdam, Holland. 20 great musicians played for about two hours, with a number of solo performances as well. Pure classy entertainment. A really good night in the “Big Mango”. Goosebumps!

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Makha Bucha Day

Makha Bucha Day

Today I went to Wat Pathum Wanaram in central Bangkok to see Thai people take part of the Makha Bucha Day. It is a public holiday and many Thai apeople go to a tempel for the rituals. On this day, the full moon of the third lunar month; seven months after Buddha began his teachings, 1,250 monks gathered to hear…

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BTS Skytrain Bangkok – More stations and more expensive

BTS Skytrain Bangkok – More stations and more expensive

The operators of the BTS Skytrain said Wednesday they may have to increase fares within two months to cover the expected hike in electricity costs because of the scheduled cuts in gas feeds from Myanmar. The 300-baht minimum wage and the 10% hike in electricity costs have created a burden for the company. The fare hike is necessary even though…

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Superdry Store Grand Opening

Superdry Store Grand Opening

Last night I was at the Grand Opening for Superdry Store in Siam Center. Nice event. I like their clothes – good quality, cool designs and good price level. There were a number of famous people at the event of course. DJ Moodwax was putting on some nice tunes, including his new mix of Billie Jean. It was a good…

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Sharks

Sharks

Tonight I went to the opening of a shark exhibition in Bangkok. Great pictures, and very informative video and more. Thanks to Sipakorn Kungsapichart, Paul Hilton and Jirayu Ekkul for doing a good and important work. There are some crazy numbers for getting a soup on the table, that tastes nothing according to many people. 73 million sharks are killed…

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Friday night – Fight night

Friday night – Fight night

I went to Lumpinee Boxing Stadium to watch some real Muay Thai, with a good friend of me. Friday is regarded to be the best night at this Stadium, but you can watch Muay Thai every night in Bangkok at various stadiums. Lumpinee opened in December 1956, but will soon close down. The Crown Property Bureau, owner of the land…

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New projects

New projects

I have a couple of new projects in the pipeline now. Really excited about that actually. Feels good, it came to me during a sleepless night last week when I was thinking about something else. Anyway more on that soon. Tomorrow I will work on another project that is growing, and will also take a sidestep through a small multimedia…

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Instagram pictures from January, 2013

Instagram pictures from January, 2013

Below are a few selected I-phone pictures edited in various apps and the uploaded to Instagram during January 2013. It is a fun and interesting way to work I think. I’m exploring the limits and opportunities with the apps, and I’m always looking for new apps to try. Let me know if you have any recommendations. My first flight with…

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Yellow Tail Sushi Bar in Bangkok

Yellow Tail Sushi Bar in Bangkok

Last night I went to the new Yellow Tail Sushi Bar (YTSB) at Vie Hotel in central Bangkok. It opened only a few weeks ago, and I was excited to try a new Japanese place. Bangkok is never short of neither new places nor Japanese food. I really like the lay-out and decoration of the restaurant. The lighting and ambiance…

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