Thailand

JEATH War Museum in Kanchanaburi, Thailand

One of two war museums in Kanchanaburi with J.E.A.T.H signage, the official one is on the grounds of Wat Chaichumpol and was founded by their abbot the Venerable Phra Theppanyasuthee.

The name J.E.A.T.H has two explanations, one of which is that the locals didn’t like the idea of a “Death” museum so renamed it accordingly, while …

Thailand

Expat Life: Western Movies In Thailand

People always seem to be shocked when I tell them how often I go to the cinema in Thailand, or that I even go to the cinema.  There seems to be the assumption that all of the movies are bad overdubs, or local productions – it simply couldn’t be further from reality.

Value for Money

Going to …

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Chamlong Asoke Bangkok Vegetarian Society – Chatuchuck Market

Thais are typically Theravada Buddhists, which while the religion frowns on harming of animals does not involve the strict practise of vegetarianism.  Many older Chinese Thais on the other hand are either Mahayana Buddhists or the more recent Santi Asoke sect Buddhists.

For the Asoke movement vegetarianism is one of the most important practices, so much so that …

Beer / Food

Mikkeller Bangkok, Gypsy Brewbar in Ekamai

About Mikkeller Bangkok

Mikkeller is famous for its gypsy brewing practices, that is, making one off, niche craft beers in other peoples breweries… and they are bloody good at it!

It turns out that the guys from Mikkeller have a bit of a think for Bangkok, and after a few years of supplying their beer via their …

Gadgets / Thailand

O-Corner: Vintage & Retro Video Games in Bangkok

I was taking my friend Sophie (AKA Ghettozoid) around Bangkok for the whirlwhind tour of food, markets and shopping (as well as avoiding the protestors who are everywhere at the moment) and came across this little gem that just had to be shared.

Hidden in the back corner of the 6th floor of the famous MBK …

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Yarowat Road for Chinese New Year

Thailand celebrates three new years festival each year, with Sonkran in April, the traditional worldwide New Years on January first and Chinese New Year (Trut Chin in Thai).

What Is Chinese New Year?

Chinese New Year is one of the most important traditional holidays in the Chinese cultural calendar.  Often referred to as the Spring Festival, celebrations …

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Snapper – Kiwi Kai in the Heart of Bangkok

Before Sarah and I got together we went for a few food and drink missions in Bangkok. I had a desperate urge for some food from home and decided to venture down Sukhumvit Soi 11 to try out the New Zealand themed restaurant, Snapper.

The Snapper Story

Back in the 90s a kiwi lad moved to Bangkok …

Food / Thailand

Steve Cafe and Cuisine – Hidden Gem in Rama 8

Sarah and I were planning to go out for dinner last night at The Wine Connection, but ended up deciding against it due to the protest locations, and her class timetable.

We decided instead to give Steve Cafe and Cuisine a try, a restaurant that we’d often spotted from the Thewes pier when vegetable shopping but …