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Famous toasted buns from Bangkok Chinatown (Yaowarat)

Bangkok Chinatown famous toasted bread

Bangkok Chinatown, also known to locals as Yaowarat is packed with both locals and tourists literally the entire day. At night when it is much cooler, more roadside stalls open and the place literally comes alive. There is a particular roadside stall that is very well known for its toasted buns or bread. Well, you [...]

Where to get crafts and sewing supplies in Bangkok

Bangkok sewing beads craft supplier

If you are looking for a place where you can find sewing and craft supplies such as ribbons, beads, zippers, buttons, cloth, bags and other items in wholesale prices, there is a place in Bangkok where a number of such shops are located. The place is known as Sampeng located not far from Yaowarat (Bangkok [...]

Thai ointment and massage oil for pain management

Massage oil and creams for pain relief

Thailand is well known for its massage- which helps to loosen out muscles as well as for pain management and relief. Usually they would use massage oil and ointment to make the massage more effective. Nope, I am not referring to the type of massage that people go for in dingy massage parlors which sometimes [...]

Survanabhumi airport after Security and Immigration check-in

When I fly back from Thailand, I usually fly from Survanabhumi airport. Survanabhumi is large and world class airport. If you wish to board a flight from Bangkok, please, I beg you please leave early- because the jam in Bangkok can be unpredictable. You do not want to miss your flight because you are stuck [...]

Don Meung airport- parking and eating places

Don Meung (also spelled as Don Mueang) airport has undergo extensive renovation where there is another new terminal (terminal 2). If you are early and want to look for a peaceful place to walk around, do head on to the new terminal: The airport is so much brighter and no longer gloomy. The upper floors [...]

Beautiful wall art in Survanabhumi airport

Recently while travelling to Survanabhumi airport in Bangkok, I am amazed at display of wall art depicting the heavens. It is even more elaborate at the luggage collection section (after going through Immigration) where the art occupies the entire wall: Most of the art is based on the theme of heavenly abodes and guardians. The [...]

Amulet Market located near Wat Saket

There is an amulet market where a huge selection of amulets are being sold. When I was there, I saw mostly locals buying amulets from there and literally no tourists. I have been told that many of the amulets were sourced from here. Sometimes you have people buying amulets from here for a cheap price [...]

Shops along MoChit bus station selling fake Smartphone

Note: This post was originally published in 2013. I did manage to buy a Nokia Asha phone from a shop located inside Mo Chit because I wanted a phone with Thai alphabets to ease the sending of sms. The phone was okay and it was during those days when Smartphones were virtually unheard off, unlike [...]

Data plan in Thailand for tourist

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 [...]

Almbowl making near Wat Saket

In Bangkok located near one of the entrances to Wat Saket, you can see craftsmen engrossed in making almsbound- forming the shape in the steel bowl by knocking as well as putting on the finishing touches. There is a website stated there called www.happyfamilyday.com. Almsbowl is used by a monk for morning almsround. Early in [...]