Russian Film Week in Thailand from 19-24 December 2017

Six popular Russian movies will be screened during Russian Film Week 2017 at SF World Cinema in CentralWorld, Bangkok, from 19-24 December 2017. Russian Film Week is dedicated to 120 years of diplomatic relations between Russian Federation and the Kingdom of Thailand. The purpose of the Film Week is to promote Russian culture through non-commercial […]

Three-day trip to Pattaya for the Wonderfruit festival

Over the weekend, I was on a media trip to Pattaya. The main purpose was to experience the fourth edition of the Wonderfruit festival. The event is a celebration of the arts, music, food and a sharing of ideas. The organizers are big on recycling and sustainable living. During the weekend, the participants were also […]

Live Photo Blog: Frost Magical Ice of Siam

Frost Magical Ice of Siam is one of the latest tourist attractions in Pattaya. As the name suggests, it’s all about ice sculptures and enduring freezing temperatures of -15°C. Great for Thais who have never experienced this. Not so great for expats like myself who came here to escape the freezing cold. But maybe some […]

Live Photo Blog: The Sanctuary of Truth

The Sanctuary of Truth is a 105m high wooden palace in Pattaya, Thailand. The building is covered in sculptures based on traditional Buddhist and Hindu motifs. The project was initiated as an idea of Thai businessman Lek Viriyaphant in 1981, and is still on-going. When you visit, you are obliged to wear a hard hat. […]

Live Photo Blog: Nong Nooch Tropical Garden

One of the most popular attractions in Pattaya is the Nong Nooch botanical gardens. The land covers 652 acres and has a large number of varieties of plants such as rare exotic palms, cycads, shrubs and much more from around the world. A tour of the gardens has always been a highlight, but a new section […]

Live Photo Blog: Wonderfruit Festival in Pattaya

This weekend, I wandered around the Wonderfruit festival at Siam Country Club in Pattaya. This event is far from your average music festival. It’s being sold as a sustainable, cross-cultural, live celebration of the arts, music, food and ideas. The festival has the usual music and stages scattered around the site, but you can also join […]

Road Trip to Khorat in Lower Isaan

Recently, I went on a three-day road trip to Nakhon Ratchasima province in Northeastern Thailand. Locally, the main city is called Khorat. This is regarded as the gateway to lower Isaan. One of the main reasons for the trip was to attend the opening ceremony for the inaugural flights by NewGen airline from the Khorat […]

Weekend trip to Khon Kaen and Udon Thani

Over the weekend I went on a trip to Northeastern Thailand. I visited two provinces, Khon Kaen and Udon Thani. The highlight was the Red Lotus Lake about an hour away from Udon Thnai airport. The following are the photos that I tweeted live during the trip. DAY TWO: UDON RATCHATHANI

Official Prices and Release Date of iPhone X in Thailand

Apple will be releasing their latest smartphone, the iPhone X in Thailand on Friday 24th November 2017. The official prices, including the packages offered by phone carries, have just been released. (1) The prices on the Apple Online Store Thailand website are as follows: iPhone X (64GB): 40,500 BahtiPhone X (256GB): 46,500 Baht (2) The prices […]

Live Photo Blog: Christmas Lights at CentralWorld in Bangkok

Thai people love celebrating festivals. It’s doesn’t really matter if it’s one of their own or one from elsewhere in the world. A prime example of this are the Christmas trees that can be seen in malls and hotels at this time of year. Though for Thais this is more to do with new year […]

Live Photo Blog: Chao Pho Nu Worship Festival

On Samsen Road in Ban Phan Thom, there is a small Chinese shrine tucked away on the second floor overlooking Bang Lamphu canal. I never noticed it before and was only introduced to it recently during a local heritage tour. It is called Chao Pho Nu Shrine and it is near Norarattana Sathan Bridge. The […]

Live Photo Blog: The Royal Crematorium

The Royal Crematorium on Sanam Luang was opened to the public on Thursday 2nd November. I am here on opening day. The first thing I should say is that there wasn’t a separate entrance for foreigners today. We had to enter and queue with the Thais. It took me 90 minutes to get in. I […]

Popular Tweets about Thailand in October 2017

The following are my most popular tweets about Thailand for October 2017. They are not necessarily the most retweeted, nor are they in the order of the most retweeted. But they are the ones that got the most engagement on Twitter. The most popular day for my tweets was obviously 26th October, the cremation day […]

Royal Crematoriums on Sanam Luang

The open field in front of the Grand Palace has been used as a royal cremation site since the end of the 19th Century. It was originally called “Thung Phra Mane”, which means the royal crematorium ground in Thai. King Rama VI later renamed the field as Sanam Luang, which means the royal ground in Thai. […]