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Boyce Avenue coming to Bangkok!

Boyce Avenue, the three brothers that rose to youtube stardom thx to their soulful cover songs, are coming to serenade Bangkok for the first time. By now Boyce Avenue have their own record label and collabed with basically every famous youtuber by now. They are no finally coming to the City of Angels and will have local pop acoustic band Room 39 as their opening act. The venue will be on June 5 at BCC Hall of CentralPlaza Ladprao. Tickets are 1,800 THB, 2,300 THB and 2,800 THB. They will…

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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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Songkran Festival – Thai New Year festival – Water festival

It is again the time of the year when Thailand goes crazy! The Thai New Year Festival (Songkran) is almost there and it’s time to get the final preparations done. Since I already talked a lot about Songkran over the past two years let me just give some short links to existing articles here: Brief introduction of Songkran. What is Songkran and when does it take place? Background of Songkran (Water) Festival Experiencing Songkran in Sukhothai Songkran 2011 Recap Songkran 2012 Recap For the newbies a very brief (check out the links…

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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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Bangkok MRT revamps Metro Mall – Now with work places & WiFi

Gone are the days of dark and crappy tunnels that lead you to the subway system. While the MRT here in Bangkok always tried to have a somewhat more pleasant underground area, it mostly failed in transmitting a welcoming feeling due to feeling too sterile. This now all seems to change with the revamping of the MRT Metro Malls in the city of angels. One can find now friendly colors, fancy layouts, and comfortable chairs, and working spots. You even have some electricity outlets and free wifi for two hours…

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5 hidden “treasure” places in Bangkok city

New creative spaces and modern “hipster” markets are being made up nowadays in Bangkok. The one thing that got really trendy are the famous “train night markets” or “Talat Rodfai” (in thai) that are now spread into several places in Bangkok. However these places are now becoming more common and known by everyone which makes it not so unique anymore. As I have been living here since I could remember, I wanted to find the new “hidden treasures” of Bangkok city. Places that might not be well known by the…

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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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Custom made suits with Topasia in Bangkok

When checking the requests we get here on my-thai.org on a frequent basis then the question in regards to reliable custom tailors is one that we come across rather often. That makes sense of course as Thailand is somewhat famous for inexpensive, yet decent quality, custom made suits. While there are many tailors to be found in common tourist areas we tried to find a shop that we not just ‘know’ but actually can recommend due to personal talks and experiences with the owner. This brings us to “Topasia Suit”.…

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Bangkok Flood Survival Kit [infographic]

With more rain announced my-thai.org compiled this handy flood survival kit for you so you know what it takes to survive those terrible flash floods in Bangkok city. You’re welcome. If you have any additions to the list, shout out in the comments! Also feel free to share that infographic with everybody who needs some guidance in order to survive the big city floods.  

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