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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...

Nine Sacred Temple Tour of Bangkok

Nine Sacred Temple Tour of Bangkok April 9, 2011 | free, Things to Do | Read More
Nine is a lucky number. In Thai the word for nine (gao/kao) is similar to the word for ‘step forward’ or ‘progress.’ During special celebrations such as the New Year or Songkran, the Thai New Year, Buddhists in Bangkok will visit what are considered the nine most important temples...

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...

Bangkok’s Annual Red Cross Fair Begins

Bangkok’s Annual Red Cross Fair Begins March 31, 2011 | Events | Read More
Head out to the Royal Amphon Garden located on Si Ayhutthaya Road in Dusit starting this week for the annual fair to raise funds and awareness for the Red Cross. 200 booths will be set up selling various regional products and Royal Project products as well. This means a lot of samples of snacks and other...

Clubbing in Bangkok with DJ Octo

Clubbing in Bangkok with DJ Octo March 27, 2011 | Nightlife | Read More
DJ Octo is a well known name in the club scene in Bangkok. He took some time to venture into the daylight hours to chat with NileGuide about how he came to the turntables, to Bangkok, and… to monkhood? Find out what one of Bangkok’s finest DJs recommends for the best of Bangkok nightlife. How did...

What Color is Your Seafood? Red or Green?

What Color is Your Seafood? Red or Green? March 22, 2011 | Food | Read More
Red and Green seafood. No, it’s not a Christmas themed dish. They are the two nicknames of the two most popular seafood restaurants in Bangkok’s Chinatown. These are not the typical air-conditioned restaurants with parking lots and valets. Think street corner with metal tables and some plastic...

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Bangkok

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Bangkok March 11, 2011 | Events | Read More
Another March 17 is upon us here in the City of Angels, and it’s time to lift a glass and toast St. Patrick. Bangkok, of course, has no shortage of pubs, particularly Irish pubs, but the city does, unfortunately, have a shortage of Irish beer! It could turn out to be more of a lift a shot glass...
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