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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.


Flying Budget – Tips and Tricks to Getting the Most Out of Your Travel

KLIA 2 Airport

The tips, tricks and pitfalls of budget airline travel – when to use it and when to stick with a traditional airline.


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 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’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


The Truth About Taxis in Bangkok

Taxis are everywhere in Bangkok and can be a cheap and comfortable way to get around town.  However, everyone struggles to find a taxi willing to do the right thing and get them from point A to point B, using the meter.  Tourists often think this is a practice that is targeted solely at them, but actually, everyone in Bangkok has difficulties when trying to catch a taxi. Some Information About Taxis There are approximately 140,000 official licensed taxis in Bangkok.  These licensed taxis tend to be brightly coloured sedansRead More


Bangkok’s Victory Monument

In the midst of Bangkok’s steamy traffic stands a tall needle-pointed concrete obelisk of European design that raises more questions than get answered.  Thailand’s Victory Monument, or Anu Saowari Chai Samoraphum (or just Anu Saowari for short) is situated in one of the busiest and most important traffic circles in Bangkok.  However, very few people actually know what victory the monument is actually dedicated to. History The Victory Monument was designed by Italian sculptor Corrado Feroci and erected under his direction in 1941.  Corrado has a very interesting and long history with Thailand, andRead More


Tips That You Didn’t Know for Getting the Most Out of Bangkok – Part Five

There’s been a little gap between my tips recently as I focused more on the usual travel guide type material.  In this issue of my Bangkok Tips I look at where to find cheap Western food. As most of you who spend any time in Bangkok know, the Western luxuries in Bangkok can cost more than they would back in the West.  This is because of a combination of high import taxes and also the “luxury image” factor.  For Thai people, showing off that they lead a regular Western “luxury”Read More


Suan Pakkard (Cabbage Patch) Palace – A Hidden Slice of Paradise

Most of the palaces and major temples of Bangkok are located within Ratanakosin Island or nearby Dusit district in the old part of town.  However, there is a real gem of a palace hidden away in the urban sprawl of Bangkok that is not far off the beaten track but still off the radar for most tourists. Suan Pakkard Palace (Suan Pakkard means a cabbage field or cabbage patch), sometimes also spelled Suan Pakkad (without the R), is a royal residence on Sri Ayuthaya Road in the heart of Bangkok.Read More


Lumphini Park – The Lungs of Bangkok

Covered in chalky concrete, oil-polluted streets and glistening steel and glass towers, Thailand’s capital is not renowned for having many green spaces within its CBD.  However, as with many other great cities around the world, Bangkok does have its own central park and, as with some of those other cities, Bangkok’s park offers a very welcome escape from the everyday toil of big city life. Lumphini Park (sometimes also spelled “Lumpini”) is 58 hectares of green space located in what has today become the very centre of Bangkok.  It effectively sitsRead More