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Fortune Town – Bangkok’s Replacement to Pantip Plaza

Fortune Town – Possibly the best place in Bangkok for IT, audio visual, DJ gear, camera equipment and model paints.


Cheap Quality Food in Bangkok – Jeffer Steak

Jeffer

Looking for cheap steaks in Bangkok? Check out Pete’s latest review of a cheap steak chain that offers decent portions.


Wat Dhammamongkon – A Unique Bangkok Temple off the Tourist Trail

Main Pagoda

Wat Dhammamongon – off the tourist trail, but features a strand of the Buddha’s hair, Thailand’s tallest pagoda, and a massive jade Buddha with an interesting history.


Getting a Taxi from the Airport into Bangkok

Don Muang Airport

In this next instalment of the how to get from the airport into Bangkok series, Pete considers the options and insider tricks for catching taxis into Bangkok from either airport.


Catching a Cab in Bangkok, Taxi OK vs JustGrab & GrabTaxi

Catching a Taxi in Bangkok is sometimes not without its pitfalls and in the past there has been numerous complaints regards to drivers behaviour and unwillingness to do the right thing by passengers.  Complaints ranging from refusing to take passengers to the requested location and refusing to turn the metre on. The Thai Government has been working tirelessly to clean up the Taxi industry and one of the new initiatives is the TaxiOk app. TaxiOk was introduced in January 2018 by the Depatment of Land Transport (DLT), with the goalRead More


How To Use The Bangkok Airport Rail Link

The Two Vikings take a look at the best options for getting from the airport into the city. Part 1 looks at the airport rail link.


How to use Bangkok’s Skytrain System: The Rabbit Card Explained

SEE THE UPDATED EDTION OF THE BLOG HERE The in & outs of using a Rabbit Card on the BTS   What is a Rabbit Card A Rabbit Card is actually an E-money system for BTS, mass transit and retail partners. Its the easiest payment method for travelling in Bangkok. No more cueing, just beep and go & you only pay for what you use. Register your Rabbit Card online for Rabbit Rewards and start earning Rabbit Reward points. Once you have registered for Rabbit Rewards online, you will be eligibleRead More


Bangkok Expat Guide – Part Two – Banking

Ever since I set foot in Bangkok back in the 1980s, dealing with Thai banks has always been a source of frustration.  Thai banks do subscribe to the various international conventions generated by the BIS, ICC and IMF, and even Thai banking laws very much mirror those of Western countries.  However, Thai banks do still seem to do things a bit differently at times, and this tends to be the source of frustration.  However, if you feel frustrated with banks in Thailand today, I can confirm it was significantly worse 30Read More


Bangkok’s Hidden Classic Cinema – Scala

Whatever happened to the good old days of movie cinemas, where you would enter a grand entrance with fluted columns, large winding staircases and gabled ceilings.  Attendants wore uniforms complete with hats and gloves, and there was only one large screen, not eight, sixteen or twenty-four small screens.  The large cinema would often even have balcony seating. Notwithstanding numerous proposals to knock it down, Bangkok has so far managed to retain one of its icons of classic cinema, namely the Scala Cinema.  This beautiful icon to the movie world is aRead More


Bangkok Expat Guide – Part One – Food

Welcome to the first post in my new series aimed at helping expats to enjoy their time in the fun, exciting, yet confusing mega-city of Bangkok.  Over the next few months, I intend to cover a wide variety of topics, providing good, useful information about matters such as: how to find accommodation (including good but cheaper accommodation options); how banking works in Thailand and the best ways to get money into the country; work options for foreigners in Bangkok (including information on work permits and visas); where to get furnitureRead More