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 […]

Where to buy Air Quality Monitors in Thailand

This year, it would seem that everyone wants to buy an air quality monitor. Which is a good thing as it raises awareness of the air pollution problem. But which one to buy and where to buy it? Prices vary a lot and they each have their own advantages and disadvantages. In addition, can you […]

Where to find real-time Air Quality Index for Thailand

This year saw a big jump in public interest in not only air pollution awareness, but also interest in finding out the air quality reading in their area. There are a number of websites out there that help you with this. The main international sites are aqicn.org and airvisual.com. I have used them both, but […]

Air Pollution Policy at Sriwittayapaknam School in Thailand

นโยบายการป้องกัน และตารางมลพิษทางอากาศ ของโรงเรียนศรีวิทยาปากน้ำ จ.สมุทรปราการ เพื่อให้คุณครู ผู้ปกครองเฝ้าระวังนักเรียนและบุตรหลานของท่าน เกี่ยวกับความปลอดภัยจากมลภาวะทางอากาศ โรงเรียนของเรามีเครื่องตรวจวัดอากาศ สามารถบอกค่ามลพิษ ได้ตลอดเวลาที่เชื่อมต่อกับอินเตอร์เน็ตอ่านค่าได้ทุก ๆ 5 นาที เพื่อความปลอดภัยของบุตรหลานท่าน This is the air pollution policy for Sriwittayapaknam School in Samut Prakan, Thailand. Other Thai schools are welcome to base their air pollution policies on our one. Our aim is to help all Thai youth. Our school has an onsite air […]

Tropical Storm Pabuk to hit Thailand 3-5 January 2019

UPDATED AT 6:50PM ON THURSDAY 3RD JANUARY: The following are the latest updates about Tropical Storm Pabuk that is expected to hit Southern Thailand between 3rd and 5th January 2019. These are the affected areas: 3 January: Isolated torrential downpours with strong wind in Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarart, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, […]

Everything we know about the Coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn

On 1st January 2019, the Royal Household Bureau announced that the coronation of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn will take place during the first week in May. The following information is what we know so far about the coronation and how it will affect foreign tourists and expats. Please bookmark this page or the front page of […]

Sunflower trip to Lopburi Province

This weekend I went on a two-day trip at the invitation of TAT Lopburi. The highlights were the train trip across the lake at Pasak Jolasid dam and the sunflower fields. More information about the train trip on my blog. For the sunflowers, it isn’t easy to visit as they are often in the middle […]

The popular Concert in the Park returns in January at a new venue

The popular “Concert in the Park”, now in its 26th season, returns in the new year on Sunday 6th January 2019. However, the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra has announced that they will no longer be playing in Lumpini Park. Instead, their new venue is at Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park in Phathum Wan district of Bangkok […]

Explore Samut Prakan

Samut Prakan Province (จังหวัดสมุทรปราการ) is at the far end of the Chao Phraya River, where it empties out into the Gulf of Thailand. The borders to the north and west join the Metropolitan of Bangkok. This web site concentrates mainly on Paknam which is the old city where I live, but there is also information about tourist attractions and […]