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Wandering around Or Tor Kor Market (ตลาด อ.ต.ก.)

Today, I’m going to take you to the main food hub in Bangkok! Taking the MRT subway and getting off at the Kamphaengpetch Road station, you will arrive at Or Tor Kor market, the Marketing Organisation for Farmer, widely called ตลาด อ.ต.ก in Thai. It’s located in front of Chatuchak market, which most of you may be more familiar. Why do we have to come to this market? That’s a good hit before getting to know what this place actually is. You may think that all of the fresh markets…

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Stationery Hunting in Siam P. 2

Hello, everyone welcome back to a review of where you can find stationery at Siam Part 2 (Stationery Hunting at Siam part 2) by me SwththeK. Today, I am going to review about the last two store that I did not talk about last week (Stationary hunting in Siam Part 1). Now, let’s go to the last two stores of my review list. BE Trend, Siam Paragon 3rd Floor. BE Trend is the lifestyle store which looks like B2S, it sells a gift, stationery, gadget, book, and office supplies but…

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Stationery Hunting in Siam P. 1

Hello, everyone! Today is time to read a special blog from me SwiththeK on my-thai.org. Since I’m a stationery blogger then the topic for today can’t be anything except a story of stationery but for this time I’m not going to review a stationery, I’m going to write about where you can find a stationery at Siam, the areas which have many shopping malls and I can say that this place is a heart of Bangkok. I choose this place to be an example for you all to see how…

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Le Voyage dans la Lune: Movie magic that changed the world of film

When talking about the history of le cinéma(the cinema), a picture of the Moon whose face was shot by a bullet-shaped rocket would be the first thing that pops up in the mind of most people who are indulged in film. Certainly, I am talking about “Le Voyage dans la Lune” or “A Trip to the Moon” in English. This silent black-and-white film was directed by Georges Méliès, a French magicien(magician) and, most importantly, a pioneering film director who created a number of films with his awe-inspiring innovations that has…

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The full name of Bangkok is

Since Bangkok is in the guiness book of world records for the world’s longest city name, I thought it’s about time to present this name to you. Here it is: In Thai: กรุงเทพมหานคร อมรรัตนโกสินทร์ มหินทรายุทธยา มหาดิลกภพ นพรัตนราชธานีบุรีรมย์ อุดมราชนิเวศน์มหาสถาน อมรพิมานอวตารสถิต สักกะทัตติยะวิษณุกรรมประสิทธิ์ Understand? Great! If not: Why? :p Well I’m a nice guy so here’s for the few lazy people that don’t speak Thai… In English: Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit Translation: The city of angels, the…

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Krating Daeng // Red Bull

Since I’ve been asked to do so I’ll gladly follow this request and introduce some famous Thai brands that became famous worldwide. Today we’ll start with one of the most famous ones… Krating Daeng // Red Bull One of the most famous brands world wide might be Krating Daeng or, how it is called in most parts of the world, Red Bull. While most people know, not at least thanks to Sebastian Vettel, that it is based in Austria, Europe only a few know its origin. Krating Daeng was established…

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ATMs in Thailand

Withdrawing money is pretty easy in Thailand. There are ATMs everywhere. However, like always when going abroad, some fees might apply. That’s normal when traveling. However, when living somewhere you usually set up a bank account in order to handle local banking issues, receive salary, etc… That’s when the annoying part starts. Setting up a bank account works like in most other countries as well, so no problem here. When using the ATM you’ll might face a problem though. While using the ATM is free with your home bank in…

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Lanna Lanna dadada da dada

or what the heck is Lanna? When I first went to Chiang Mai I thought it might be a good idea to check out hostels beforehand. So I spent some time online and checked out the usual hostel comparison sites.While doing so I came across one special word over and over again. Lanna! Almost every guesthouse or hostel was “lanna style”. At first I was quite surprised to see this word since I never saw it before. Due to the fact that almost every guest house or hostel named itself…

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Seasons in Thailand | Thai weather

Most people think there are no real seasons in Thailand since it is always “warm and sunny” but that is in fact not the case. Thailand has seasons too. Different from those most people are used but still there are three seasons. Rainy Season, Winter Season and Summer Season. Rainy Season: Usually the Monsoon comes from the Indian Ocean from north west. The Season lasts from about June to October. Just because it is rainy season it does not mean that it rains every single day but the humidity makes…

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Bangkok for Beginners

Since I receive a lot of questions by friends and readers who are comming to Bangkok (oriental city!) concerning tips, tricks or any special advice for first time visitors, I thought I come up with a beginner’s post covering do’s and dont’s, musts and shoulds. It’s all based on personal experience. So if you disagree or want to add some advice, feel free to comment. Otherwise enjoy Bangkok for Beginners.   Touch down – Suvarnabhumi – Bangkok Airport When touching down in Bangkok you will enter the Land of Smile at…

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