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Blog Action Day 2010: Water in Bangkok

Blog Action Day 2010: Water in Bangkok October 15, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Bangkok has an intimate relationship with water. The Chao Phraya River winds its way through the city and canals — some visible, others running beneath the concrete — criss cross much of it. Not long ago these canals were the main channels of transportation, in fact. If you travel here it...

Central World Re-opens in Bangkok

Central World Re-opens in Bangkok September 30, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Call me skeptical but I was a little suspicious when it was announced that 80% of the burnt-out mall — the second largest in Asia (OK, the largest burnt-out one) was set to re-open this week. From the Skytrain one can still see deep into the blackened floors and quite a bit of space is still just...

Bangkok Gets Krispy Kreme

Bangkok Gets Krispy Kreme September 28, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Move over Mr. Donut and Dunkin’ Donuts, Bangkok has found a new treat. Krispy Kreme opened to today on the G Floor of Siam Paragon and the lines were long. Famous for making their product right out where everyone can watch and then serving them still warm, Krispy Kreme is going to please the Thai...

Bangkok Reading: A New Poke Rafferty Thriller

Bangkok Reading: A New Poke Rafferty Thriller September 27, 2010 | What's New | Read More
I suppose there might be a bit amusement for me in the idea of a travel writer becoming a private investigator and a bit of a tough-guy hero in Bangkok, but plenty of other readers and critics have also enjoyed the first three Poke Rafferty thrillers by Tim Hallinan. Hallinan’s latest installment...

Great Deal on Bangkok’s New Siam Kempinski Hotel

Great Deal on Bangkok’s New Siam Kempinski Hotel September 3, 2010 | Five Star, Hotels, What's New | Read More
The new Siam Kempinski had its soft opening July 22, 2010. It’s occupying some seriously sweet real estate, right behind Siam Paragon. From now until the end of October you can book two consecutive nights and get a third (consecutive) night free. The landscaping and central pool area (three main...

New Low Fare Airline in Bangkok: Thai Tiger

New Low Fare Airline in Bangkok: Thai Tiger August 26, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Bangkok is already a fantastic hub for cheap travel around Southeast Asia. Low-fare airlines such as AirAsia, Nok Air, and the sketchy One-Two-Go/Orient Thai turn out some amazing fares, especially for anyone with flexibility and who plans ahead. Photo by 713 Avenue But the more the merrier, right? Thai...

Special UNESCO Exhibit at Siam Ocean World Bangkok

Special UNESCO Exhibit at Siam Ocean World Bangkok August 24, 2010 | Events, Kid Friendly, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
If you find the underwater world fascinating, be sure to check out the latest exhibit at Siam Ocean World in Bangkok. “Saving Our Underwater Cultural Heritage” opened on 16 August 2010. The aquarium is located on two floors (B1-B2) in the basement level of of Siam Paragon shopping center. photo...

Thai Tourist Police Get Busy on the Dance Floor (Video)

August 18, 2010 | What's New | Read More
The Tourist Authority of Thailand (TAT) has been pushing a number of shopping and concert events since the violent end of the Red Shirt protest back in May — Smile @ Ratchaprasong, Smile @ Siam, and other festive weekends to come which I will announce here. But I doubt anything is making more smiles...

Bangkok’s New Airport Train

Bangkok’s New Airport Train August 17, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
The new airport rail connection to and from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport has had some trial runs and will officially open on August 23. From that date to the end of the year, the fares will be discounted. Photo by Dan.. There are two lines: SA Express has only two stops: the airport...

Smile @ Siam – Shop and Play This Weekend

Smile @ Siam – Shop and Play This Weekend August 13, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
The Tourism Authority of Thailand continues their efforts to bring the Smile back to Thailand this weekend. That means more to do in Bangkok with special events and activities during August and September. Smile @ Siam runs August 14-15 at one of Bangkok’s most popular shopping districts, Siam Square....