Corona virus- acute shortage of surgical masks and hand sanitizers

Thailand corona virus outbreak

The coronavirus outbreak has affected Thailand and taken a heavy toll especially in its tourism industry. Popular tourist spots like Hua Hin, Phuket and Chinatown are relatively deserted. Few days ago, we travelled down to Bangkok city to try to purchase surgical masks and hand sanitizers in bulk. However even the biggest suppliers of pharmaceutical [...]

Thai Calendar (Jul-Dec 2019) by Bangkok Bank

Bangkok bank Thai calendar 2019

I like the table calendar which is distributed for free by Bangkok Bank to their customers. The design is clean and allows ample space to jot down important appointments and reminders. In terms of usability (clean design and material that is easy to write on, with sufficient spacing), the calendar is better than even the [...]

Thai Calendar with Observance and Chinese full/new moon

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 [...]

Chiang Mai Royal Flora Festival

Below are photos of Chiang Mai Royal Flora Ratchaphruek ราชพฤกษ์ จังหวัดเชียงใหม่ 2011. Such event is not to be missed….when I attended in 2011, I was not particularly interested in landscape and gardens and yet I was totally captivated by the whole set up and arrangement. Really magnificent. Years down the line, I have taken up [...]

Tiger Temple in Kanchanapuri | Closed down due to controversy

Update: The Tiger temple has been closed down due to controversy.  However, below were photos taken during my visit to the temple many years back: Also known as Wat Pa Luangta Bua, the temple is located in Kanchanapuri. Kanchanapuri is a town that is located about 120km from Bangkok. The entrance fee for foreigners is [...]

Suan Lum Night Bazaar

Update: Suan Lum Night Bazaar is no longer there for a few years already as it has been closed down for development project in Bangkok. However, it is nice to see once how the night bazaar looks like: Previously, Suan Lum Night Bazaar is located opposite Lumbini Park. I was able to get there through [...]

Central World Plaza เซ็นทรัลเวิลด์, Bangkok

From the BTS train station, you will be able to see Siam Paragon. After Siam Paragon, you will pass a temple, Wat Patun Waranam / Wat Sapatum. As you turn, you will reach Central World Plaza เซ็นทรัลเวิลด์. It is a shopping complex- lots of shopping complexes are clustered around this area. This photo was taken [...]