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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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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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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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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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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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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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