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5 achievements that make a true Bangkokonian

No matter your job, standard of living or purpose of staying here in Bangkok, there are a few achievements that everybody needs to accumulate before he / she is able to call him or herself a real Bangkokonian. Here is our list of those achievements. Feel free to wear the badge that reflects your achievement with pride and honor. Surviving a Motorcycle Taxi accident We all take motorcycles or at least motorcycle taxis. Even if you work in a fancy office and don’t want to get your suit dirty, at…

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Thailand eyes 7 U.F.O. deal

In order to improve and protect the country Thailand has been on a bit of  spending spree over the past few months. We got armored vehicles, tanks and submarines that are being bought from China, fighter jets from South (!) Korea. Moreover the cabinet was asked to come up with arms wish list for a (shopping) trip to the US. #SafetyFirst It’s not only the military sector however that is being improved. Besides the fantastic public transport improvements in the capital Bangkok (adding extra stations to the BTS line between…

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TIT – Bloggers and Social Media celebrities will soon have to wear badge

Thailand seems to be a huge professional wrestling fan as it gives the country’s press freedom the John Cena treatment. You can’t see it. As my-thai.org heard from reliable sources, Social Media users (bloggers, ‘net idols’) in Thailand who are not in possession of a journalism license, but insist on writing or broadcasting about political issues, will soon have to wear yellow badges on their arms in order to identify themselves to the public and government officers. This goes hand in hand with the introduced bill that will require journalists…

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TIT – New bill threatens ‘unlicensed thoughts’

On the heels the discussion of a very controversial new media bill, one that would only allow ‘licensed’ journalists to do their work and punish journalists without official licenses (which would be issued by the government), Thailand has quietly put forward another bill that, so far, went unnoticed. Thought licensing While the idea of journalists having to obtain an official license that would be given out by the government seems like a step towards more censorship and media control the second new bill that is said to be put forward…

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Thai News Trumpified: Former PM followed by police

With the USA’s president-elect soon rising to power it is obvious that more people than ever are enjoying his rhetoric and communication style. Since my-thai.org aims to be an inclusive medium I thought we should try to also appeal to an audience that prefers this short, straight-to-the-point, don’t-think-too-much, approach. Therefore I am delighted to continue our new segment “Thai News Trumpified” where I’ll try to break down current Thai news, trump tweet style (#tts – you saw it here first!). This week we look at the former PM being followed by…

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Thai News Trumpified: Elections 2017?

With the USA’s president-elect soon rising to power it is obvious that more people than ever are enjoying his rhetoric and communication style. Since my-thai.org aims to be an inclusive medium I thought we should try to also appeal to an audience that prefers this short, straight-to-the-point, don’t-think-too-much, approach. Therefore I am delighted to continue our new segment “Thai News Trumpified” where I’ll try to break down current Thai news, trump tweet style (#tts – you saw it here first!). This week we look at the elections that are going to…

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Thai linguists delete word from dictionary

The F-Word section is dedicated to critical thoughts and opinions. The F-Word stands for Farang Word in this case since a lot of issues are usually “solved” by saying we have different cultural backgrounds. Sometimes that just doesn’t do the trick. We try to show some problems – and maybe even get people to think about those things mentioned. The F-Word might be a bit provocative or sarcastic in times – it is however not meant to offend anyone. Those issues are just being raised because we care – if…

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5 ideas that would make Thailand safe again

Thailand is trying hard to make itself a safe place for its loyal citizens. Recent news stated that foreigners coming to the country should be tracked via special SIM cards since we all know that only foreigners are bad people and bring terrorism. #GottaTrackEmAll. In another effort in order to increase national security authorities seem to discuss to ban Pokemon Go. The epidemic that brings even gamers out into parks and the open. That’s clearly dangerous and needs to be fought. Bitcoin has been effectively made illegal via lots of…

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Public transport to reduce maximum speed of vehicles amidst pokemon go craze

With the current launch of Pokemon Go in Thailand the public transportation authorities (BMTA & BTS) have voiced their concerns over decreasing numbers of commuters. Therefore the authorities fear dropping revenues and are considering several options to at least maintain their current income. The increase of ticket fares seems to be on the table as well as other, more ‘interesting’, options. While you catch #pokemon, I catch you. #thailand #bangkok #bkk #mythaiorg #catchemall A photo posted by my-Thai.org (@mythaiorg) on Aug 5, 2016 at 11:31pm PDT The BMTA (MRT, Busses) and…

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6 things people who live in Sukhumvit and Silom have to understand

This is another quite personal article with a very specific target audience. People who live in Bangkok’s Sukhumvit or Silom areas. For those not living in Bangkok: Sukhumvit and Silom are the ‘main’ expat and hi-so areas of the city. The place where you go to shop, dine and whatever else fancy stuff you want to do. And when you earn more than the average Thai person then you might even be able to live in this area. If you live in this area you are quite likely to not…

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