My Stamp Collection from Thailand Part 1

by Yin Teing on August 27, 2013

Here are some of my stamp collection from Thailand. These stamps are unused and I had keep them for almost 10 years.

Stamps tell us a lot about the country’s culture, events held, history, famous persons and figures.

Example the one above is on Visakha Puja or Wesak day and is a public holiday in Thailand.

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Here is the Thai Chinese calendar, bought from Chinatown in Bangkok for 10baht.

This small functional calendar could easily fit into the handbag or wallet and contains:
1. Months and dates in romanised words and numbers
2. Thai observance dates and important holidays in Thai language.
2. Chinese lunar calendar month containing dates of full moon and new moon.

Even non Thai people would be able to understand the calendar. So far, I only see these calendars being sold in Chinatown and not anywhere else in Bangkok.
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Shops along MoChit bus station selling fake Smartphone

August 9, 2013

If the price of the Smartphone is too good to be true, it probably is too good to be true. You may be holding a fake phone on your hands. As I disbark from the bus from Northern Thailand at MoChit bus station in Bangkok and walked from the drop-off area and back into the waiting area, [...]

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Data plan in Thailand for tourist

June 20, 2013

During my recent trip to Bangkok, I opted for data plan from AIS. I got the plan directly from AIS booth located in Suvarnabhumi airport. The rate was as follows: 350 baht for 300MB of data plan including free call/sms of 87 baht. The copy also provide the tired rate as follows: – for 550baht [...]

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How I learned to read numbers in Thai language

March 29, 2013

Someone once told me that the best way to learn a language is to put yourself in a situation where you have no choice but to learn it. I had always been struggling with the reading the numbers in Thai language …so when it comes to page numbers in a Thai book I would not [...]

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Twenty words in Thai language that uses ใ

March 21, 2013

There are twenty words in the Thai language that uses the vowel mai muan (sarak ใ). There is a poem or a nursery rhyme that is to help Thai people to memorise all the twenty words. Here it is with a little translation previously provided by my teacher. ผู้ใหญ่ หา ผ้า ใหม่ ให้ สะ ใภ้ [...]

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Nice Thai nursery rhyme

March 16, 2013

Below is a nursery rhyme shared by my Thai teacher. I quite like the nursery rhyme and would like to share with you: ไก่ ดู นก  Kai duh nok (chicken look at bird) นก ดู ไก่ Nok duh kai (bird look at chicken) ไกุ ดูนก เห็น นก ตัว ใหญ่ Kai duh nok hen nok tuar [...]

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Thai-English dictionary for Thai users can help you to learn Thai pronounciation

March 9, 2013

For a non native speaker who is learning to read and write in Thai, one of the challenges faced is how to pronounce the Thai words correctedly as there are so many complex vowels. I find my predicament being eased after I bought the “Dictionary In Action- English -Thai by Example Usage 3 in 1″ [...]

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Keyboard with Thai alphabets

January 12, 2013

During my recent trip to Thailand, I bought a physical keyboard that is meant for usage with desktop PC. With keyboard with Thai consonants, vowels and tone marks, it makes it so much easier to type sentences in Thai language. The keyboard shown in the photo above can be bought for slightly less than 400 [...]

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Mobile phone with Thai alphabets

January 6, 2013

If you are learning to read and write in Thai, you may want to consider getting a mobile phone a physical keypad with Thai consonants and vowels such as shown below: The best place to get the phone would be in Thailand itself. If you purchase it online, it would be very expensive. Very. Of [...]

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