Public Holidays in Thailand for 2020

The following are all of the financial market holidays in Thailand during 2020. I’ll add government holidays as and when they are announced. The new holidays are for the Coronation Day, and the birthdays of the new king and queen. The birthday anniversary for King Rama IX and the Queen Mother remain as public holidays. […]

Quick Tips on how to take the MRT to Chinatown and the Grand Palace

Starting from the end of July, you will be able to ride the MRT underground train to Chinatown, the Grand Palace and under the Chaophraya River to Thonburi. This will make life so much easier for tourists visiting both Chinatown and the old city. No longer do we have to face scamming tuk tuk drivers […]

Sign the petition to reform Thai Immigration and Article 37

The past year hasn’t been very good for expats living and working in the Kingdom of Thailand. A few changes in the Immigration rules and the enforcing of others has made it more difficult than ever to live in Thailand. First we had the changing of the rules for how people applied for the retirement […]

BTS Lat Phrao skytrain station opens in mid August 2019

Good news for people who want to visit CentralPlaza Lat Phrao. Starting from 11th August 2019, the Green Line of the skytrain will be extended by one stop from Mo Chit (Chatuchak Park) to Ha yaek Lat Phrao. This is the five-way intersection in front of CentralPlaza. The service will initially be free. In addition, […]

Photos of the Royal Barge Procession in Bangkok

A spectacular procession of royal barges will be seen along the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok on the 24th October 2019 as part of the celebration to mark the end of the three month long Buddhist Lent and the coronation of King Rama X which took place earlier this year. The king will be on […]

‘Bangkok: City of Angels’ is a travel activity book for children

If you are traveling with children or you are an expat family in Thailand, then you might be interested in this new activity book called ‘Bangkok: City of Angels’. It is part of a series by My Globetrotter Books that helps children aged 6-12 discover and learn about major cities around the world including Bangkok. […]

A Quick Guide to Renewing Your Thai Driving License in Bangkok

This is my experience of renewing my five year Thai driving license. It doesn’t matter which office you go to. I chose the one in Bang Chak this time instead of the one in Samut Prakan as it’s a few minutes walk from a skytrain station. Just go to BTS Bang Chak and take Exit […]

A Quick Guide to Renewing Your British Passport in Bangkok

I had to renew my British passport in Bangkok this week. As it was different from my last time, I thought I would share with you the steps that I took to do this. It was all very straightforward to do and I had my new passport back within three weeks. To renew your British […]

Review of Xiaomi Mi TDS Water Quality Tester Pen

With the use of modern technology, there are gadgets that you can now use that help you have a more healthy environment. I’ve talked before about air quality monitors. Today I want to tell you about water quality testers. After all, about 60% of our body is made up of water, and so it is […]

Thailand International Film Destination Festival 2019 from 27 March to 2 April

The Tourism Department will organize the Thailand International Film Destination Festival 2019 (TIFDF 2019) from 25th March to 2nd April 2019. There will be free viewings of international films shot in Thailand from 27th to 31st March at Siam Paragon Cineplex. The movies are: Detective Chinatown (7:00pm on 27th March), Bounty Hunters (7:00pm on 28th […]

Blue Line subway extension to open for free in April

Some good news for people who use the MRT subway in Bangkok. The long-awaited extension west from Hua Lamphong to Lak Song will open ahead of schedule. It was recently announced that the general public will be able to ride the extension for free when it opens for a test run in April this year. […]

Review of the AirVisual Pro air quality monitor

Air pollution is a hot topic in Thailand these days. Everyone is talking about it, which is a good thing. In the past, it had mainly been swept under the carpet or regulated to the inside pages of the national newspapers. Now that it has become headline news, people are not only talking about where […]