FUNDING FOR REPAIRING A SLUM PRESCHOOL IN KLONG TOEY Living 

FUNDING FOR REPAIRING A SLUM PRESCHOOL IN KLONG TOEY

The Klong Toey slum in central Bangkok, is the largest and oldest slum of Bangkok dating back from the 1950s. It houses some 100,000 people in about 1 square mile of land. The Romklao preschool was built in 1979 and is one of the first structures opened by the Mercy Centre in the slum of Klong Toey. Nowadays, it has 108 students aged between 2,5 years old and 7 years old being educated in preparation for entry into elementary school. The Mercy Centre has 23 preschools in total, supporting over…

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It’s Britney, Bitch! – Britney Spears coming to Bangkok!

What started out as an April 1 news / joke / uncertainty has now made official. Britney Spears is coming to Bankok!  And the announcements of cool concerts hitting Bangkok later this year can’t stop, won’t stop! We’re only a few weeks removed of a magical Coldplay concert here in the city of the Emerald Buddha and we just reported that old-school Hip Hop legend Nelly is bringing his swagger over just like the boy sensation that treats everybody well, Shawn Mendes. This announcement now tops it all though. The queen of teen…

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Concert of a lifetime – Coldplay wows Bangkok

Finally Coldplay has come back to the City of Angels! 14 years after their last performance in Bangkok, Coldplay came back to wow the audience with an amazing show and drawing a record crowd of 60,000 (!) fans to the Rajamangala National Stadium which, let’s be honest, usually only sees rather lackluster football performances. Coldplay is only the 3rd band to ever play in said stadium with One Direction (what?) and Lady Gaga (drawing 30k fans) being the other two music acts to have done that. I’m not necessarily a…

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World Muay Thai Angels Tournament

Muay Thai Angels is back! Similar to other tournament style events such as the Contender Asia (where John Wayne Parr drew attention to his style for example) or Challenger Muay Thai. In its first season back in 2014 Chomannee Taehiran, who is now considered to be one of the best female fighters out there, took the title and became champion. Now she is looking to defend that crown almost 3 years after her first victory here. The tournament is scheduled to take place in the 57 kg category and will…

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4 things to do to to get ready for the Coldplay concert

It’s a mere few weeks until one of the most famous bands roaming our planet will grace Bangkok with its presence. Coldplay is coming soon (review of the Coldplay concert in Bangkok now here) and you better make sure to be goddamn ready. How? Here’s how! 1. Know the songs! Well that seems obvious but way too often ‘fans’ only know how to hum along with two or so songs of band that comes to play a concert. Make sure to not only know Viva La Vida and Paradise. There’s…

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International Conference on Communication & a Changing Society

If you’re into Mass Communication, be it as researcher, professor, other kind of academic, student or professional, Thammasat University has something to tell you. For the first time one of Thailand’s premier Universities with who’s Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication is rather well renowned organizes, together with the University of Malaya, a conference on the topic of ‘Communication and Changing Society”. The call for papers is still ongoing so if you feel like that’s something you want to participate in, don’t hesitate and get in touch with the conference…

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Shawn Mendes coming to Bangkok

Christmas is coming two weeks early this year – at least if you are a Shawn Mendes fan in Bangkok. Shawn Mendes will hit Bangkok during his ‘THe Illuminate World Tour” on 11 December 2017. Shawn treat girls’ (and boys’) better when performing in Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani. Ticket pre-sale dates for the General Fan Club are between 10.00 am on 5 May and 11.59pm on 11 May. Download ShawnAccess App through www.shawnaccess.com to get your hands on “General Fan Club” presale tickets! General public tickets go on sale on Friday…

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ONE Championship “Warrior Kingdom” hit Bangkok with a frenzy and showed off MMA at its best

This past Saturday Bangkok saw its second coming of ONE Championship’s MMA spectacle hitting the City of Angels. This time the company, whose co-founder is Thai, brought their biggest star with them and her defend her title for the first time in her career. The promotion of the event was mostly focused on her. Her face could be seen everywhere and she’s been hitting basically every show and been in every magazine (also on my-thai.org of course. Read the interview with Angela Lee here). A lot of pressure put on…

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ONE Championship’s “Warrior Kingdom” brings top MMA fights to Bangkok

We’re only a few days out to seeing Thailand’s biggest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event taking center stage at IMPACT arena Mueang Thon Thani. After two of the biggest Thai music acts to date, Thaitanium and Slot Machine, will have taken center stage and get the crowd all ready to go the cream de la cream of Asia based Mixed Martial Artists will jump into the octagon and try to show who’s the best of the best in order to crown themselves during the so dubbed ‘Warrior Kingdom’ event held…

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Fight Club Thailand – The Fight Club everybody talks about

Thailand is not only the “Land of Smiles” but obviously also the land of Muay Thai and while we all listened to Tylor Durden telling us that the first rule of the fight club is not to talk about the fight club, this fight club here in Bangkok is a bit different. What Fight Club Thailand has in common with the Fight Club from the famous Hollywood blockbuster is the rule that it’s “only two guys to a fight” and “if someone yells stop, goes limb or taps out, the…

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