Retirement in Thailand

Retirement in Thailand

Thailand has become a popular country for retirees from Western countries. The best places for retirement in Thailand are considered to be Chiang Mai, Pattaya and Bangkok. Today, there are also retirement villages and homes for those who need assisted living. Even though the options for retirement homes are still limited in Thailand, there are […]

Ancient Thai Boxing techniques at The Stage Asiatique The Riverfront

Muay Thai Live: The Legend Lives

Today I’d like to present you the outstanding stage culture performance ‘Muay Thai Live: The Legend Lives’. This show takes place in Bangkok at The Stage Asiatique The Riverfront, from Tuesday to Sunday, 8PM onwards. Muay Thai Live in Bangkok The show was created by acclaimed director Ekachai Uekrongtham. It is a special and spectacular event […]

In loving memory of King Bhumibol of Thailand

In loving memory of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand (Rama IX) has died on Thusrday, the 13th October 2016 at the age of 88. He was the longest reigning King in Thai history and the world, having reigned since 9th June 1946. In loving memory of H.M King Bhumibol Adulyadej King Bhumibol the Great is the father […]

Fresh coconuts at Koh Phayam, Ao Kao Kwai*

Slow Life on Koh Phayam

How about a quiet day on Koh Phayam? I’d like to take you on a photographic journey to this island in the Andaman Sea. Koh Phayam is off the coast to Rayong Province in the East of Thailand near to the Gulf of Thailand. The island is about 30 km from Ranong. Koh Phayam Koh Phayam […]

Crispy Lotus Blossom Cookie (photo: bloggang.com)

Crispy Lotus Blossom Cookie: Khanom Dok Jok

Crispy Lotus Blossom Cookie (Khanom Dok Jok, ขนมดอกจอก) is a beautiful traditional Thai dessert shaped in the form of a lotus. ‘Dok Jok’ means lotus and this water plant can be found throughout Southeast Asia. If you have a brass mold in the form of a lotus, it is really easy to do this dessert at […]

Red Ruby - the gem for Sunday and the God Surya (photo: Humanfeather, wikimedia.org)

Gemstones & Birthday Colours in Thai Culture

In Thai culture, each day of the week has a colour which is based on the colour of the God who is protecting the day. This attribution goes back to an astrological rule influenced by Hindu mythology. Gemstones & Birthday Colours in Thai Culture Thus, Thai people believe that each day of the week coincides […]

The dining room*

A Hidden Gem: The Bangkokian Museum

The Bangkokian Museum is also known as the Bangkok Folk Museum. In Thai, it is called Phiphithaphan Chao Bang Kok (พิพิธภัณฑ์ชาวบางกอก). This museum is located in the Bangrak district only several hundered meters from the Chao Phraya River and hence not far from the well-known Oriental Hotel. It is placed at Soi Charoen Krung and […]

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Him and Her: Thai Fashion Designer

Him and Her was launched in 2010 by the couple and fashionistas Diloklarp ‘Him’ Junthachotibutr and Ploy ‘Paloy’ Horwang. Initially, they sold vintage fashion and collected pieces from around the world. Ploy is the creative director of this brand and she brings much of her vitality and happiness into the designs. Him and Her Thai fashion […]

Sweet coconut sticky rice, Khao Niew Kaew (photo: bloggang.com)

Sweet Coconut Sticky Rice: Khao Niew Kaew

If you’re a lover of sweet coconut sticky rice, you will also love this one: Khao Niew Kaew (ข้าวเหนียวแก้ว) 🙂 Similar to Thai sticky rice with mango, Khao Niew Kaew is a very popular traditional Thai dessert that is often served at ceremonies or partys. It is easy to prepare since you only need Thai […]

Sin Singular (photo: topicstock.pantip.com)

SIN: Thai ’Song Painter’

Tossaporn Achawanuntakul was born on 1st October 1985. His nickname is Sin and he was a singer-songwriter of the well-known band Singular. This band was originally a duo with singer Sin and guitarist Chotiwut ‘Nut’ Boonyasit as its members. Sin Singular Singular was active in the years 2010 to 2013 and its genre may be […]