Train Journeys in Thailand

I have always enjoyed travelling by train. I did it a lot when I was backpacking across Asia. For someone with long legs, train travel is preferable to buses. Not only is there more room to stretch your legs, but you can easily walk around too. I’ve done a few train trips in Thailand, but […]

27th Concert in the Park in Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park

The popular “Concert in the Park”, now in its 27th season, returns on Sunday 15th December 2019. Like last year, the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra has announced that they will not be playing in Lumpini Park. Instead, they will play again at Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park in Phathum Wan district of Bangkok (see map). It’s […]

Ride Sharing Electric Scooters in Bangkok

Last month I wrote a blog post called My first experience with an electric scooter in Bangkok. It stirred up quite a bit of interest, both on my blog post and my Facebook page. I ended by saying that I was seriously interested in buying an electric kick scooter but I needed to give it […]

My first experience with an electric scooter in Bangkok

During the five years that they took to build my local skytrain station, I was busy planning all of the trips that I would do with my bicycle in Bangkok. Unfortunately, about a year or so before it opened, they banned regular bicycles from the train for much of the day. The only exception were […]

The War Memorial unveiled at the British Club in Bangkok

The British Embassy Cenotaph has been successfully moved from the old compound on Ploenchit to the front lawn of the British Club. The unveiling ceremony took place on Thursday 29th August 2019 in the presence of Admiral Anthony Radakin, British Ambassador Brian Davidson and Colonel Roger Lewis, the British Defence Attaché. The war memorial had […]

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. […]