Tag: Interesting

  • 25Satang.com – Pay to bid auctions

    This is a new one.  The Thai auction site 25Satang.com launched earlier this year, lets you buy bids by the pack, like 10 bids for 90 Baht or 700 Bids for 4,800 Baht.  The average price per bid comes out to 7 baht.  The bid increment? You guessed it, 25 satang.  This means to get […]

  • BBC story on escape from Bangkok prision 13 years ago

    Nice read about a prison escape from a Bangkok prison in 1996 by David McMillan: I started at midnight with hacksaw blades that had been sent over in a care parcel, carefully hidden, so I took those out and began working on the bars. In fact only one bar was cut, and only partially at […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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

  • 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 […]