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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Royal Cremation dates October in Bangkok

Thailand is building up to what will be a historic period with final preparations under way for the funeral of the late King. The Royal Cremation Ceremony will be held in Bangkok from October 25-29. It will be a sad time for Thai people, but the country will remain as welcoming as ever for tourists and you will still be able to enjoy your trip. Although there is no need to change travel plans, please be respectful and if you are visiting Bangkok or other areas of Thailand in October, there are some important points to be aware of.

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Key dates in October

October 5: Awk Phansa Buddhist holiday. Public holiday nationwide.

October 13: First anniversary of King Bhumibol’s death. Public holiday nationwide.

October 25: Funeral ceremonies for the King commence in Bangkok.

October 26: Cremation ceremony for the King. Public holiday nationwide.

October 27-29: Religious ceremonies continue in Bangkok.

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The Grand Palace will be closed during this period, details in the full report


Neon Night Markets in down town Bangkok

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Located just 1km from BTS (skytrain) station SIAM CENTRAL and even less if you like to try the local canal fast ferry service on Saen Saep Canal

The markets are different to most as they are suited for tourist with larger / wider isles to walk past all the goodies of awesome Thai and western food

loads of ice cream treats
clothing and souvenirs

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From the front of the markets you can see the rooftop of Redsky rooftop 61st floor and from the rear of the markets where they have bars and foot massage vendors operating out of converted Sea Containers you can see the Baiyoke rooftop at 83 frs high

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Another significant bonus is the enormous bright over head lighting throughout the markets

to see more
location, logistics, photos and videos follow this link to Bangkok PAC page about Neon Night Markets Bangkok

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Thailand Prepares for the Cremation of Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in October 2017

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in this link

 we will post updates of news relating to this event as they unfold 
BANGKOK: HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej, was the longest serving monarch of Thailand, who selflessly served his people for 70 years. His passing in 2016, has united the country in grief. He was for many of us living in Thailand, the only King we had ever known... 



Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Nightlife Bangkok Closing earlier

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BANGKOK — If finding a late-night roost in the capital’s usual haunts has become more difficult, that’s because most clubs and bars in the Khaosan Road and Thonglor areas were ordered this month to close at midnight – a situation that may not change.

While the earlier closing of familiar venues may seem a sudden change, police said they have merely begun enforcing a law long on the books.

Local police chiefs in both areas said they have done nothing but enforce a 2004 regulation requiring clubs and bars registered as restaurants in the two popular nightlife areas to close by midnight.

“Go back and look at the law,” Col. Khajonphong Jitphakpoom of Thonglor police said Monday when asked about the new closing times.

The enforcement effort seemed to begin after police were embarrassed by a raid on a Khaosan Road nightclub earlier this month that resulted in a station chief and several officers being removed from active duty.

Someone answering the phone at Thay, a recently opened restaurant and bar on Ekkamai Road, said they were told Saturday they must shut down by midnight.

An employee at Bad Motel, located on Thonglor Road, admitted the nightlife venue was ordered Saturday to shut down through the end of May because it had stayed open after permitted hours. The employee, who refused to give his name, said police told them to close at midnight once they’re allowed to reopen on Thursday, because they only have a restaurant license.

Other bars and venues, such as T-Rex on Soi Thonglor 15 and many of the after-hours Japanese restaurants, were reportedly told to shut down by midnight. Other mainstream venues such as upscale bar Rabbit Hole were ordered shut by 1am. While Rabbit Hole seems back to 2am, Dark Bar announced earlier this month it would close permanently in light of police demands it close by midnight.

  Bangkok top rating Night club Levels

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Friday, May 12, 2017

New comedy Scene Bangkok at STAGETIME

There appears to be an extensive community of budding Comedians in Bangkok, the only reason we don't know is there is not enough places for them to strut their stuff

in 2017 we see several new host venues declaring their war on stress and offer you a laugh at life, we started a directory of Comedy venues Bangkok so you can get a regular good dose of happymess, the directory is linked in the page on this venue Stagetime Comedy Room Bangkok

They've started well offering patrons a dinner package buffet before the show as part of the ticket price and from our experience it's a "GOOD DEAL" get their early and enjoy a meal and meet some locals, expats and travelers

few hrs with a cluster of amateurs (recent night 15 in 1 - 15 comedians get only 5 mins on stage)
or some big name headliners ...  its changes so check the program

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here's a vid we scrambled from a recent visit - link 

So far they are performing on a Saturday night, seems to me to be the ideal way to start your evening, good value meal in good surrounds, a few hours of laughter and around 10.30pm your ready to take on whatever Bangkok throws at your coz your "Happy"




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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Bangkok Friday nite Motor Bike taxi ride with 360 Spherical Video

this gif (animated) image is an extract of the 360 video but converted to "Mirror Ball" view

Our journey begins on Suk Soi 21 (Asoke Montri Rd) heading to Suk Soi 33/1 to go to Bangkok Comedy Club 
The club hosts Friday night events - low price .. raw and hilarious (if you like to laugh) the correct name is The Bangkok Comedy Club - events page
Decison time
at 7pm the traffic jam is fierce, normally we would jump aboard the ever reliable efficient fast BTS skytrain at station Asok to station Phrom Pong but tonight we're running late so let's "hale a bike" which means Adventure or Danger 

If your not a season passenger it's best to ask the driver to ChaCha (slow slow)

We captured the 1km journey on 5 mins of video, that's how long it can take on a motor bike weaving in and out of the traffic as well as rebel pathway on the footpath

some tips on how to view 360 Spherical videos

Best view
smartphone tablet for Virtual Reality effect
1. set quality: select HD  (gear icon in corner of player): how to
2. Smartphone: turn device in any direction, rotate with finger swipe or pinch zoom
If you can not rotate screen/view see help notes below

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remember ...  best viewed in smartphone to rotate screen for VR effect
to watch in smartphone copy and paste link

best results are with smartphone / tablet to rotate screen on any angle
copy this link to your mobile device:

If you can not see 360 (rotate screen) 
Desktop: should work in this page
Smartphone: copy and paste (not click) the video link into your app browser or youtube app

but wait .. there's more see below
NOTE: watch in "flat mode" (non 360) to see all, how to:-  
Smartphone - click play button in widget/window above - help

The ultimate 360 view is with google cardboard for Virtual Reality

place smartphone in google cardboard and .. wow !!!!  

About the Comedy Club Bangkok - page

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