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Visakha Bucha Day

Visakha Bucha Day May 16, 2011 | Events | Read More
This was a long holiday weekend in Bangkok. In case you are wondering, May 17 (this year) is Visakha Bucha Day. It’s a Buddhist holiday and is often called Buddha’s birthday, though that isn’t really an accurate name. It might be better to refer to it as Buddha’s life day, as...

Bangkok Summer Festival 2011

Bangkok Summer Festival 2011 May 6, 2011 | Events | Read More
If you had any doubt that summer is on in Bangkok, maybe the sweltering heat and intermittent rains are a clue. But also arriving with the humidity is a bit of live music. Bangkok Summer Festival 2011 takes place this weekend. Set for May 7-8 at National Stadium (easily reached on the BTS Skytrain at...

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Bangkok 2011

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Bangkok 2011 May 2, 2011 | Events, Food | Read More
While it might not be an obvious destination to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Bangkok does offer a number of great places to find a Corona or a shot of tequila. See our list of the best Mexican restaurants in Bangkok — always a good place to start. But here are a few specials on the horizon, amigos. La...

Songkran Photos from 2011

Songkran Photos from 2011 April 21, 2011 | Events | Read More
Another wet and wild Songkran comes to an end. Songkran Festival didn’t have the lingering shadow of the Red Shirt/government conflict as it did last year and so the crowds of both tourists and locals appeared much larger down on Silom Road. Even road fatalities, an ugly reality of the Songkran...

Bangkok Meets Hancock: Jazz Legend Comes to Thailand

Bangkok Meets Hancock: Jazz Legend Comes to Thailand April 20, 2011 | Events | Read More
There aren’t too many old-school jazz legends left. Herbie Hancock is surely one of them, however. Having played way back in the day with Miles Davis, this jazz pianist is a performer one shouldn’t miss. And next month he’ll be playing at Royal Paragon Hall here in Bangkok. Like one...

Bangkok Songkran 2011: Another Thai New Year

Bangkok Songkran 2011: Another Thai New Year April 9, 2011 | Events | Read More
For Westerners it may seem a little late in the year to celebrate the new year, but for the Thai (and others in Southeast Asia) the year begins in April during what is known in Thailand as the Songkran Festival. In the past, the date was determined astrologically, but today the date is a fixed national...

Mellow Jazz at Saxophone Pub This Weekend

Mellow Jazz at Saxophone Pub This Weekend April 7, 2011 | Events, Nightlife | Read More
Returning Saturday from Brazil where she was recording, Thai jazz singer Natasha Patamapongs will have a speedy jet-lag recovery before performing with her group Mellow Motif at Saxophone Pub on Sunday (April 10, 2011). The performance runs from 9pm to midnight. There is no cover charge but you might...

Live Music at Parc Paragon Today

Live Music at Parc Paragon Today April 6, 2011 | Events | Read More
You Are What You PYNK. So says the slogan of PYNK 98 FM which is welcoming the arrival of summer… with boy bands from Thailand and Korea. Today come down to Siam Paragon for a day-long concert. Starting at 2 pm down at Parc Paragon, the concert space between Siam Paragon and Siam Center right under...

Today is Chakri Memorial Day

Today is Chakri Memorial Day April 6, 2011 | Events | Read More
Or at least that’s the short name. In Thailand names tend to stretch on. (See the true name of Bangkok for the world’s record in city-name length.) So today’s full label is King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke the Great Day and Chakri Dynasty Memorial Day. Today is a national holiday in Thailand,...

Cold Front Brings Cold Temperatures, Snow to Bangkok

Cold Front Brings Cold Temperatures, Snow to Bangkok April 1, 2011 | Events | Read More
In what experts are calling an event “equivalent to hell freezing over,” Bangkok sees its first snowfall in at least several thousands of years. Traffic went from a near standstill to a complete standstill Friday as icy Siberian winds pushed south through China to leave Bangkok residents...