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Uber pulls out – of Thailand & Southeast Asia

That’s something one doesn’t hear often in Thailand. A foreigner pulling out. Global transportation communication heavy weight Uber however now decided on said move, making it the third time (after China and Russia) in history that big bad Uber is turning its back on a huge user base and leaving it to their immediate rival. In Southeast Asia that means Uber is selling all its business to Singapore based rival Grab. They won’t receive any money for it, but a stake (around 27%) in the company. Which is probably a…

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No Air No Air – Bangkok (Thailand) & Air Pollution

 What do you think when you hear Bangkok? *Enter 283 ‘Hangover’ references* and then? Streetfood? Temples? Lots of people? Smiles? Or if you’re looking at it from a different angle: Girls, gays, ladyboys, party, nightlife? All that has become synonymous with Bangkok, The City Of Angels. But if you ask me, or many of the other ‘expats’ (not a favorite word of mine) who made Bangkok their home, they might answer something differently. What many of us might say by now, especially these days, is “coughing, terrible air quality, fear…

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Low Cost Airline Review – AirAsia

AirAsia is probably the most famous low-cost airline here in Asia and always brags about being awarded the ‘best low cost carrier award’ by skytrax for 3948 years in a row. I don’t really know how those awards are being held and who exactly determines the winners, I do however know that I used AirAsia quite a lot ever since moving here and hence think I can give some feedback about how it is to travel with AirAsia. Plane Unlike with Scoot TigerAir, I never had the experience of being in…

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7 more of the most unique travel destinations in Thailand – Part 2

Here we go with part 2 of our ‘most unique travel destinations in Thailand’ coverage. Make sure to also check part 1 with further cool destinations in Thailand! Koh Panak – Shh, secrets! Koh Panak is not really famous, one could say it’s a ‘secret’ that, be ready to get wow’ed, also has its own secrets. It is home to some cool hidden caves and lakes with some really nice limestone landscape to top it off. In order to access some of the beaches you have to climb or kayak…

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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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How the Game of Thrones characters would fare in Thailand

Game of Thrones got us all glued to the goggle box (or google box – check ‘how to watch GOT in Thailand‘ here) every time a new season comes around. Now while we’re coming closer and closer to the great war (in GOT as well as IRL it seems) I thought it would be interesting to see how our beloved or most hated characters of GOT would fare here in the Land of Smiles. The predictions are solely focused on what happened on the TV shows and not on the…

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Thai News Trumpified

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 kick off 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 start things off with the heavily…

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What’s open and closed now in Thailand & what tourists should know.

Now that the tragic news of His Majesty’s passing slowly start to sink in many ask what is happening now, what is important to consider and how will every day life be affected? Affect on Tourists The Thai Tourism Authority issued a statement saying that tourists should continue their travels as planned. There’s no need to cancel flights or bookings. It is highly requested to follow local customs though and to show the appropriate respect to the host country that you travel in. Several foreign embassies issued statements similar to…

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