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Best places to celebrate New Year in Bangkok

5…4…3..2….1….HAPPY NEW YEAR! Most of us can’t wait for the year to be over and to start fresh and joyful into a new one. The question at hand though is: Where is the best place in Bangkok to count down and start an exciting, and hopefully better, new year? Bangkok obviously has lots of cool spots to offer and you basically can’t go wrong but Team My-Thai.org had some heated discussions and now came up with our top places to celebrate the New Year in Bangkok. Rooftops Rooftops are one…

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The Vespa Caravan of Love

[Tweet “Every woman, every man can now join the caravan of…Vespas! #Thailand”] Vespa Thailand is organizing the biggest Vespa caravan in Asia (wait there aren’t bigger Vespa only caravans? What a surprise) as part of its 68 Years of Vespa La Festa, March 14th. Besides showing off cool rides there will also be a pretty neat music lineup including yellow fang, scrub and flure. If you ride a Vespa the entry is even free. Yay! And apparently they will donate one helmet to Thai children for each Vespa visitor. So…

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Chinese New Year – Lunar New Year in Thailand

The Lunar / Chinese New Year is the biggest festival in China and sets a complete country in motion. With all the Chinese influences here in Thailand this, obviously, does not pass unnoticed in the Land of Smile as well. Lots of Chinese employees / workers will go home to spend time with their family or take the time off to travel with their friends. What’s happening during Chinese New Year in Thailand? Celebrations! Obviously. You will see Chinese decorations and specials everywhere. Special discounts in shops, malls, heck even at…

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Make A Wish Festival @ Benjasiri Park Bangkok

Make-A-Wish Festival Bangkok This coming Saturday a special kind of Festival is about to happen. The Make-A-Wish Foundation is organizing its Monster Halloween – Happy Wishes Festival at Benjasiri Park. You can help to make dreams come true while working on Monster University costumes and helping make this a fun day for all the kids involved. There will be lots of activities including a kid’s fashion show, pony rides, live music, etc. Besides that the movie “Monster University” will be shown while lots of Disney Monsters will be walking around.…

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Life in Thailand as Non-Drinker | No Booze, No Way.

I have to make a confession. I can’t bear it any longer. I have to say it out loud. Now. In front of all of you: Hi, my name is Sascha. I’m from Germany and I don’t like beer! In fact I hate beer! Yes, this is me saying it. I. HATE. BEER. I simply assume that 50% of my readers instantly closed my website and looked for the ‘dislike’ button. At least this is how it feels over here in Thailand when people realize that you don’t drink beer…

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Songkran 2012 recap

After talking about the background of Songkran, what you can expect and what I experienced last year in Chiang Mai now it’s time to recap Sogkran 2012 in Udon Thani. As already mentioned I stayed in Udon since chances are quite high I might leave here soon and I simply wanted to see some familiar faces one last time and have fun with the people I learned to like a lot during the past months. Said and done. So here’s the Songkran 2012 recap. Udon Thani style. In short: 1…

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Water War – Songkran Festival / Thai New Year

April 13th…that’s the time of the year everybody in Thailand is waiting for. The Thai New Year / Water Festival (Songkran festival) is officially celebrated from April 13th to April 15th. However, since it’s the main holiday season, celebrations usually last 5 days – in some main tourist party areas, like Pattaya, even longer. ol’pete via Compfight If you check out the link to my >>Songkran<< tag you can see some of my experiences from last year when I spent Songkran in Chiang Mai and Sukhothai. Chiang Mai is said…

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Chinese New Year in Thailand

Xin Nian Kuai Le! Now, in 2012 western style, we are entering the Year of the Dragon in the chinese calendar. Being close to China and having a lot of chinese immigrants working and living in Thailand, this time of the year contains a lot of festivals and celebrations over here as well of course. In four southern provinces here in Thailand the Chinese New Year even is declared official public holiday due to the high amount of chinese people living and working there. In all other provinces the Chinese New…

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