Category: Blog Post

  • True WiFi hotspots for free?

    This could be some great news for Bangkokians. The BMA will give away 500,000 free WiFi cards to the public at more than 50 travel centres and leading department stores. The sites, to be available free for a year, require access cards. Anyone seen these cards yet? More.. UPDATE: Yeah too good to be true. […]

  • Hilarious Thai ad for celling tiles.

    Another in a long line of great Thai adverts. (Thanks to: thecatat7)

  • Girls on the streets of Bangkok flickr set

    One of the nicest bits of Bangkok eye candy, are undoubtedly the girls on the streets. Have a look at this flickr set.

  • Thai Language in GTA4

    The second word heard in the new all time best selling game (Grand Theft Auto IV), is the Thai word ‘alaiwah‘ or “what the hell“. It is uttered by what seems to be a Thai dominatrix whipping a guy on the boat that Niko Bellic arrives on. Cool.

  • Top 100 Blogs of Thailand

    Whatismatt compiled the first decent list of the top 100 English blogs in Thailand. A nice idea, and good way to find out who’s saying what, where. It’s only based on people who click on the list, but the fact that it is compiled, is a great start.

  • Thai’s giving Americans real estate advice.

    Fun post by an American tourist writer discussing real estate with a Thai business man in Phuket: “…what’s really wrong with the US is that we have no honor. Actually, that’s not how he puts it. He says in Thailand the financial and legal consequences of defaulting would be secondary. A defaulting borrower would suffer […]

  • Songkran 2008 videos

    A few Songkran 2008 videos that give you a pretty good idea of what it was like, if you were not able to make it: Khao San Road: Chaing Mai (?): Pattaya: Girls Dancing in Traffic:

  • Get ready for food inflation

    Some stats from a recent article on a growing rice shortage. 33% Rise since January in price paid by Philippines for rice from Vietnam 3 billion People worldwide who rely on rice as a staple food 40% Rise in rice price in Thailand this year 19.2% Rise in consumer prices in Vietnam last month, against […]

  • Is this a joke: “Burma warns of terrorist acts during Water Festival”

    The Nation in their wisdom posted this story: Rangoon – Burma’s junta warned of increased terrorist acts during the upcoming Water Festival and the national referendum, claiming two “terrorists” had been arrested last month, state media reports said Saturday. Burma warning of terrorist attacks, really? The government who used deadly force to beat down monks […]

  • “Ministry of Culture Bans People Named Porn”

    BANGKOK – The Ministry of Culture announced today that it would impose a new ban on people named Porn, citing the name’s corrosive effect on Thai society and the damage it causes to the kingdom’s reputation abroad. Ha ha ha. If NotTheNation keeps this up, they could soon join the ranks of The Onion.

  • Thaiand Blog Watch – Yahoo Pipes Widget

  • Farang bum on Sukumvit

    Some pics posted of the “Looking for work” farang street person. Check him out under the Asoke BTS. Guess there is a first for everything.

  • Copy Ferrari made inThailand

    Thailand is credited with this copied P4: The Ferrari P4 – of which only three were made, in 1967 – was made in a back street factory in Thailand and is powered by a Subaru engine. more

  • Suan Lum Night Bazar to morph into world tallest budilding?

    I think Bangkok will miss the place if it leaves. It’s a nice place for after hours shopping and enjoying some music. It’s done well, and it will be a shame to loose it. Any tenants who refuse to leave the hugely popular night market next to Lumpini Park could face “seizure, arrest or imprisonment,” […]

  • “The Nation” admits it ‘creates’ history

    From the foot-in-mouth department, The Nation, admitted it’s role in “creating history”. I wonder how much of Thailand’s history is just a creation of some editors there. Hmm.. And even more suspect. They will launch a new paper, Daily Xpress, today, but according to auditors of a not-yet-in-existence-paper, it already has: …an audited circulation of […]

  • “Not the Nation” is not The Onion

    Not The Nation – almost as news worthy as The Onion.

  • Ultimate map resource guide of Bangkok

    There are a lot of great map resources for Bangkok these days. Let’s have a look at some of the best map resources for checking out Bangkok. Satellite imagery maps Google Maps – The clear winner, although sometimes annoying because place names only in Thai. Windows Live – Less resolution than Google on satellite imagery. […]

  • Fat kids in Thailand, what a surprise.

    10 years ago the multi – national chains of KFC, McDonalds, and Pizza Hut began their march across the Kingdom of Thailand in a move that most of thought was modernization and progress. 10 year later The Nation brings us this story: Thailand ranks among countries with the world’s fastest-growing number of overweight children, according […]

  • Ponytail Bandit Arrested in Thailand, Husband still at large

  • Mr. Rose Apple Nose – Worlds Best Persons

    MSNBC gives credit to Mr. Samak “Rose Apple Nose” Sundaravej.

  • Have you heard Samak Sundaravej speak?

    Words to live by:“ we have a good guy to see for the, for the… for any kind of the thing, but anyhow…”

  • Open hat artist at jj market.

    From Yala, a street activist collects donations for the victims of southern violence.

  • Onion coverage of Takraw

    Ngyuen Thi Buch Thuy: ‘Just Give Me The Damn Sepak Takraw Ball’

  • Lines at Bangkok airport as bad as ever.

    Plan an extra 30-45 mins to get thru immigration when coming to the los.

  • Air hostesses fighting in uniform, whats not to love?

    Seems there is some lack of appreciation for this new Thai Soap. “Songkram Nang Fah” or “Battle of Angels” seems to catching some flack from the Culture Ministry and unhappy employees of Thai Airways International. Bangkok Post summarizes the plot like this: The storyline of the three romances is much the same: the lead character […]

  • AIS to get iPhone?

    AIS is in talks to bring the iPhone, which is already sold everywhere in MBK: “We are negotiating on details, including a revenue sharing standard. Apple needs a local operator to promote iPhone,” Prattana Leelapanang, assistant vice president for AIS’s wireless business marketing, told Reuters. He gave no details of when the talks would be […]

  • Funny Muay Thai Commercial

  • pimpin aint easy

  • Bangkok has another food delivery service – ChefsXP

    ChefsXP opened in December and an alternative to the other Bangkok delivery services. At the moment it is online only. 60 Baht for delivery, and prices that are the same as in the restaurant. You can order from: BOURBON ST. AMERICAN TONY ROMA’S AMERICAN HENRY J. BEAN’S AMERICAN GARAGE, THE AMERICAN LONDONER, THE BRITISH BLACK […]

  • Tv in Thailand goes black and white

    Thais mourn the loss of Princess Galyani Vadhana, elder sister of revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej by broadcasting TV shows in black and white. Commercials, however, still remain in full color. The king declared a 100-day mourning period for palace officials and funerary rites began at Bangkok’s glittering Grand Palace. link

  • Thais go to the polls

    The elections are today. This is one of many voting stations around the city.

  • Video of a Tattoo being done by a Monk

  • Videos From YouTube about Thailand

    Watch the latest videos on

  • How to spot a poorly written newspaper article

    If the media thinks you are an idiot, and this article proves they do, us bloggers have to take the time out of our busy schedule to let them know about it. Take a look at this piece of drivel in The Nation, “Bangkok’s Independent Newspaper” (Independent from what?) Over 100 Thai women file for […]

  • Dog on a treadmill in Bangkok

  • Amazing amount of kom loys fill the sky for loy kratong 2007

  • New cyber crime law

    If the Bangkok Post is to be believed, internet users in Thailand can expect to loose their anonymity in most cases of online surfing at internet cafes. Look at this excerpt on the new cyber crime law: The new law requires all Internet access providers to keep a log for 90 days. An access provider […]

  • Bangkok Plastic Surgery Clinic Introduces Buttock Enlargement Service

    This service is relatively new in Thailand as full hips were not so popular before. However, ever since the Latino craze swept the entertainment world, the ideal body image has shifted to fuller, curvier looks as opposed to stick-thin ones. Bangkok Plastic Surgery Clinic, one of the top surgical service providers in Thailand, saw the […]

  • Train from Singapore to China?

    Imagine the growth engine of a route from Singapore to China. Looks like it could happen: Work on the 48km connection between Sisophan in Cambodia and Poipet near the Thai border will start early next year and be completed by 2010, said Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol. The link between Cambodia and […]

  • In case you forgot, Bangkok is still sinking

    Bangkok is one of 13 of the world’s largest 20 cities at risk of being swamped as sea levels rise in coming decades, according to warnings at the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change held here. The still expanding megapolis rests about 3 1/2 to 5 feet above the nearby gulf, although some areas already […]

  • Despite Eric’s best efforts no-one guessed ‘Bangkok’

  • Weird note on a Thai street.

    Their immoral members may supervise.

  • Apples’s big iPhone mistake

    On a recent stroll through MBK’s 4th floor (the phone floor) you would think I was lying if I told you the iPhone HAD NOT launched in Thailand. The iPhone was everywhere. Every booth large and small is selling them for between 22-28,000 baht($650-750). Big signs are up promoting the phone in Thai language, Thai […]

  • RSS feed of the Top 10 Thai Blogs

    Top 10 Thai Blogs as a single RSS feed. (As decided by me, or anyone wishing to comment.)

  • iPhone doesn’t let you have friends from Thailand.

    Adding a contact from Thailand? Sorry, but that is not going to happen according to Apple. Thailand is not listed as a country option on the iPhone.

  • Stand with the Burmese Protesters via

    After decades of military dictatorship, the people of Burma are rising – and they need our help. Marches begun by monks and nuns snowballed, bringing hundreds of thousands to the streets. Now the crackdown has begun, but the protests are spreading…

  • Train Drives Through A Bangkok Market

    Nice find Rocketboom.

  • Burma protest planning, back to the drawing board

    I feel bad to say it, but it looks like we’ll be living another ten years with the military in control of Burma. Unfortunately for lack preparedness or an ability to connect to the outside world, the Burma protests fell well short of the push needed for any kind of real change. Unfortunately not enough […]

  • SCB ATM lays guilt trip on you if you get a recipt

    I love SCB‘s approch to saving paper. The idea of a happy talking tree, asking if you want a receipt, and portrays the idea that at the press of the “Yes” button with the axe icon, a happy innocent tree will be felled somewhere in the world.

  • Finally, a way to watch NFL games in Thailand.

    You would think the game of American Football was rated somewhere between horseshoes and golf if you went by the availability of NFL games on Thai TV. But for those of us who’s brains can handle the complexity of American Football and have suffered through various attempts at watching your Team in a timely fashion, […]

  • One-2-Go plane crash in Phuket

    74 Dead. 38 Known to survive. More news. One 2 Go Flight 269. CNN Video. Youtube video.

  • Diving in Thailand (don’t feed the eels)

    Thailand as we all know, is a great diving destination. Look for your self at this set of top 10 lists of the top diving destinations in the world. If you’re not stupid, you won’t have the same problem as this guy getting his thumb bit off by an eel, then the graft of one […]

  • Unlocked iPhone working in Thailand as of Sept. 11

    Great news all you Thai iPhone fans. We have proof of a working unlocked iPhone in Thailand on AIS. You can order your own here. But now it looks like you will be able to unlock one yourself. These guys have the first open source unlocking software.

  • Learning about the King of Thailand.

    Want to learn about the King of Thailand? Look no further than A nicely done and informative site. Of course it’s always worth having a look at the Wikipedia entry on KingBhumibol Adulyadej.

  • Funny Thai dressed up cat

  • Radio Thailand News, 88FM

    Ever tune into Radio Thailand News? Ever wonder where they find their anouncers? Or how credible their new can be when they broadcast from the Public Relations Department of Thailand? Well ask them: It seems they now have a commercial free easy listening station at 88FM. Great for some light jazz.

  • How to tell if your Thai girlfriend is already married

    From Asian Sweetheart“…I look at her ID card and it’s obvious she was married before. That’s because the title before her name is nang which means “Mrs.” If she had never been married it would be nang sao which means “Miss”. The title of nang is kept even if the lady gets divorced and reverts […]

  • Thais celebrate in the streets as YouTube access is restored

    The Thai ban, which has been in place for the last five months, hit YouTube after contentious video clips of the country’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej were posted on its pages. The videos, which displayed the King close to the soles of feet (an image labelled as filthy in Thailand), were deemed to be offensive by […]

  • Mama instant noodle vending machine.

    Also at Central World, Mama cup noodles vending machine. Where where these at university? Just 15 baht. It provides you the hot water as well.

  • Central world under car cam.

    Park at Central World and you can check for bombs under you car with a live TV feed as you stop at the guard booth.

  • Youtube is back!

    In a Sunday morning check, was accessible in Thailand. UPDATE: Never mind, True is still blocking it.

  • ipod listening, 5 amulet wearing hipster.

    5 oversize amulets? Come on. How much luck can one guy have?

  • I have pussy so I make the rules

    I was walking in Central and I had to take a photo of this. I told her I thought her shirt was funny, but she didn’t understand why.

  • Why we hate

    Check out this heavy handed board censorship on by the almighty moderator ‘Totster‘. “You can not discuss this, and why you can not discuss this is not allowed either.” Hi, The post was closed as per board policy with regards to topics of this nature. Unfortunately this topic tends to attract a lot of […]

  • Thai vocabulary lesson: ab-baew

    The ”ab” part of the word is believed to come from the English word ”abnormal,” and ”baew” from the Thai word bong baew, which means funny looking. So ab-baew refers to acting and looking cute, especially in a sexy kind of way.

  • New Budget air routes coming.

    Look for Bangkok to Shenzhen by AirAsia. Bangkok-Kathmandu, Bangkok to Guangzhou by One to Go. At the moment Air Asia flys to: Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Hat Yai, Krabi, Narathiwat, Phuket, Surat Thani, Ubon Ratchathani and Udon Thani.Its international destinations include Phnom Penh, Hanoi, Yangon, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Langkawi, Singapore, Xiamen, and Macau. One 2 […]

  • Farang Thai marriages up 10%

    According to Bangkok Post cross-cultural marriages are rising at 10 percent. “Out of the total 6,124 married couples registered at the Bangrak office in 2006, about 50 per cent of them were Thai women and Western men. The number of cross-cultural marriages has been rising at around 10 per cent or so every year over […]

  • Baht at 10 year high, Dollar at 26 year low.

    Two years ago, that 4 million Baht studio or one bedroom condo in Bangkok would cost you $96,367 Now, that same condo will cost you $129,209 and that’s not the appreciation of real estate. Thats just the exchange rate. From WSJ: The dollar hit a 10-year low Thursday when it struck 34.03 baht from the […]

  • SET at new high, amid political uncertantity

    The country has it’s problems, but it seems more an more investors are becoming thick skinned when it comes to political turmoil. Story: This week, foreigners have helped push Thailand’s stock exchange to its highest level since the financial crisis that began here a decade ago, with net foreign buying on Monday and Tuesday of […]

  • Thai economy improving?

    I have to say, I am a bit surprised with all the political turmoil, the Thai economy is still going well: Bangkok Post “Kasikornbank president Prasarn Trairattanaworarkul said his bank had now revised this year’s exports growth to around 14-15 per cent from the 10-12 per cent forecast earlier. The better-than-expected export growth will help […]

  • Bangkok Networking Calendar

    Nice events calender for Bangkok. From

  • YouTube coming back?

    From MCOT : TNA English News :: “The junta’s decree, known as Order No. 5, which has banned political websites, will be lifted by the Surayud cabinet this week in order to make the people feel better now that the political situation has improved and a general election is to be held, he said.”

  • Check out this about to be banned in Thailand blog

    Trying to kill yourself? If this is your arm, seems like you might be a failure. This blog (nsfw), which won’t be visable in Thailand for much longer, seems to capture the depravity that is the seedy underbelly of Bangkok. A testiment to the life one can get caught up in if you are not […]

  • 50,000 sites were banned

    From The Nation As far as the Internet is concerned, the government has transformed Thailand into a repressive regime on a par with Burma, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Iran, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen. As of last week, at least 50,000 sites were banned, including commentaries, anti-monarchy sites, anti-government sites and sexually explicit […]

  • Busted for selling Viagra

    I love these pics of police busts. This 40 year old Hungarian national busted in Pattaya for selling Viagra. All kinds of goodies here at Pattaya City News. Look at these REAL headlines: Drunk and Broken hearted Thai lady arrested for her own good Drunk, Condom-Wearing Motorcyclist Killed after Night out in Karaoke Bar – […]

  • “YouTube is not a very essential Web site, Is it?”

    Great story on the Minister that Banned YouTube – Sitthichai Pookaiyaudom. Check out these great excerpts: …Sitthichai persisted in detailing the euthanasia device, prefaced with an observation: “There are a hundred small ways to finally exit your life.” Sitthichai calculated that the best way to do the job was a simple machine that pumps carbon […]

  • SMS used as Propaganda

    Forbes says… Thailand’s military junta has resorted to sending text messages to mobile phones in the kingdom to try to persuade people not to join protest rallies, a spokesman said. ‘Thai people should adhere to the king’s speech, be calm … reasonable and respect the laws,’ said one message signed by the Council for National […]

  • Where are the pirate copies of The Legend of King Naresuan?

    Want to see Spiderman 3? Online or on the streets of Bangkok it’s no problem to find a copy. Looking for a pirate copy of ‘The Legend of King Naresuan‘? It seems you won’t find it. Why? It seems that it’s tabu to pirate copies of a movie about a Thai King in Thailand. According […]

  • “I Want My YouTube” T-Shirt

    Even though there’s nothing new under the sun, it’s time to let your friends, family, and government know how you feel with this throwback “I Want My YouTube” T-shirt. Perfectly appropriate for the current political climate. Especially one where THE MAN is trying to block your MTV YouTube fix.

  • Rising Awareness of Thailand Net Censorship

    From Bangkok Post: “‘A major complaint about Thaksin [Shinawatra] was his muzzling of the media and willingness to limit free speech,’ said Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch. ‘The military-backed government promised a quick return to democracy, but it’s now attacking freedom of expression and political pluralism in ways that Thaksin never dared.’ […]

  • 99 Elephants

    These guys know how to protest: Authorities are preparing to stop 99 elephants and thousands of villagers from entering Thailand’s capital to protest the possible dissolution of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s political party, the military said on Wednesday. “The authorities are trying to convince the elephant owners not to bring their animals to Bangkok. […]

  • Bangkok Drag Avenue

    I had a chance to check out Bangkok Drag Avenue up in Patum Thani (near Alpine golf course). A fun way to spend a Saturday evening. They have a quarter mile track where all classes of car can race side by side. I saw times range from 9-14 seconds. You need a car to go […]

  • Earthquake felt in Bangkok

    This earthquake has just been felt in Bangkok. Update: Media coverage.

  • What’s the deal with those big ass Thai amulet necklaces?

    Glad you asked! Those are Jatukarm Ramathep amulets. Who is Jatukarm Ramathep? Well, according to this recent Editoral, entitled, “The facts behind the Jatukam Ramathep talisman nonsense” in The Nation: As a result they have confused the two guardian deities, Khattugama and Ramadeva, and conflated and corrupted their names, producing Jatukam Ramathep, a single deity […]

  • Idle threats make big news on Slashdot

    Well, whose ever bright idea it was to publish a story that Thailand was planning to sue YouTube got that whole mess Slashdotted. Comment from the site: when you attempt to censor something, anything, you just give whatever it is free advertising i’m glad the thais love their king. but if they are secure in […]

  • Bomb blast in Thai capital wounds 1

    Does this even deserve to make headlines in this day and age? :Bomb blast in Thai capital wounds 1 – “Bomb blast in Thai capital wounds 1” In any given day, people are dying from bombs ever, so is “slightly injuring a 22-year-old man” worthy of a USA Today headline?

  • USA for innovation – what’s it all about?

    This quote from USA for Innovation is a non-profit advocacy group whose primary purpose is to lobby for maximum strength intellectual property protection for American corporations. Its founder and executive director is Ken Adelman, a current member of the Defense Policy Board and long time Don Rumsfeld crony. USA for Innovation’s beef has to […]

  • turns 8 years old.

    Congratulations to After 8 years of coding away, they have finally found themselves a the forefront of news gathering blogs in Thailand. They started back when mWeb (still using blinking text guys?) and (nice front page SQL error) were throwing money around in the dot com bubble. Hey 2Bangkok – these stats should […]

  • Why is this song banned in Thailand?

    In checking the latest list of Banned sites in Thailand: they seemed to blocking this video: Maybe cause it’s referred to as the suicide song? Or Diamanda Galas did something wrong? The weird thing is that it’s just this version. The Sarah McLachlan version didn’t seem to attract the same attention. First time I’d heard […]

  • The King’s new B737

  • 11 High Resolution Bangkok Panorama Photos

    Click on any image to get the full high resolution image. All are between 2,000 and 19,904 pixels wide. From Flickr. More Bangkok panorama photos…

  • 12.5% more expats, more condos

    From – the number of expatriates in Bangkok with work permits grew to 67,412 in 2006, a 12.5% increase year on year according to statistics by the Alien Occupational Control division of the Department of Employment. Last year there was only a limited amount of new supply in apartments, and there were only about […]

  • I’am watana. I fuck you.

    Passed along by a friend: So, I get into my apartment last night and there’s a piece of paper laying on my floor that someone shoved under the door – see below. The guy who wrote the note, Watana, is the building manager and he’s kind of a wishy-washy little idiot. Apperently after a party, […]

  • Still blocked, still unacceptable

    A good article about the continued censorship of YouTube (Taksin’s mouthpiece) by the Thai Juanta (unelected government). The YouTube block remains. But of far more concern to Thais who want to see a return to democracy is the regime’s blocking or intimidation of Thailand-based Web sites that provide a forum for political discussion. The YouTube […]

  • Songkran dancers busted

    In the breaking news of the day, more “coyote dancers” got busted! “Police broke up the show “after a good citizen” reported that the girls were dancing while wearing few clothes, and in an arousing manner. “ With bombs going off a shopping malls, it’s good to know that ‘good citizens are on guard for […]

  • YouTube still blocked

    It seems the Thai Government is trying to figure out how to block single videos, rather than the whole site. “I don’t want to hear a lecture on free speech … I am a proponent of free speech but this is just culturally insensitive and offensive,” he said, adding that he would not block access […]

  • Thailand Blocks YouTube again!

    They did it before.. now they are doing it again…. This time at least the whole world knows about it. This blogger has to say it is not without reason. Google, do the right thing and take down the offending video! Thailand, do the right thing and don’t block a whole website cause of one […]

  • Pattaya motorbike crash

    Pattaya motorbike lesson #1: Never hold your can of beer and drive a motorbike at the same time.

  • Tradional, Thai, and Topless

    In the recet debacle over the sale of nude photos to help an Aids hospice, it seems the people in charge of culture in this country have forgotten their past. Look at these comments: Prisana Pongtadsirikul, secretary-general of the National Culture Commission, said that being charity-minded was good but their deeds should also be responsible […]