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The Ghost of Phrakanong

Mae Nak Phrakanong or Nang Nak, the Ghost of Phrakanong, is the most famous ghost story in Thailand.  However, most Thais don’t consider it just a story, but believe it is tied to real events.  For me, the story of Mae Nak is of particular interest because I grew up in the middle of Phrakanong and witnessed the locals’ fears when unexplained creepy events took place in our neighbourhood. For those who are unfamiliar with Bangkok, Phrakanong today is a district of that mega-city.  Sukhumvit runs right through it andRead More


Tips That You Didn’t Know for Getting the Most out of Bangkok – Part Two

How to Deal with Getting Stopped By Police Getting stopped and searched by police in Bangkok is nothing new.  It first happened to me as soon as I set foot in Thailand in the early 1980s.  I had just landed at the airport on a night flight from Singapore and I was in a taxi with my father, heading down Vibhavadi-Rangsit Road towards the Moh Chit bus station.  Suddenly, I saw the bright flashing lights of a police car behind us, signalling for our taxi to pull over, and pull overRead More