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  • 24 Jan0
    Bangkok’s Soho, explore a new nabe

    Bangkok’s Soho, explore a new nabe

    Post by jane

    Growing up, Charoenkrung was for hotel brunches with the family. It was where you headed to get on little boats shaped like temples to ferry you over to the Peninsula. It was for eating in hole-in-the-wall duck noodle restaurants. For the most part of post-war Bangkok history, the neighbourhood has been home to merchants, tailors’ […]

     
  • 12 Dec0
    A Local’s Guide to the Riverside

    A Local’s Guide to the Riverside

    Post by jane

    Sunset on the Chao Phraya I always find the greatest spectacles in Bangkok by the Chao Phraya…the beating heart of Bangkok jam-packed with an endless parade of barges, ferries, cruise boats, cargo vessels, and even fishermen’s sampans. Sometimes on my weekends I take the Chao Phraya Express Boat upriver just to watch the unfolding panorama. […]

     
  • 22 Nov0
    The humble Pla Nil

    The humble Pla Nil

    Post by jane

        Most, if not all Thais have probably eaten Tilapia before. Tilapia, or pla nil, can be considered the fish most suitable for the Thai economy; mass produced in a closed farming system, a sturdy, durable fish (often bred conveniently in baskets along the rivers), available constantly and quickly due to its growth rate, […]

     
  • 26 Oct0

    Battling a ‘monkey mind’

    Post by jane

    Yesterday I visited Marina Abramovic’s performance art exhibition for Bangkok’s Art Biennale at the Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre to participate in her “stillness” performance. Upon locking all of my belongings into a locker, I entering a brightly lit room and was given a pair of noise cancelling head phones.  One of Abramovic’s assistants clasped […]

     
  • 10 Sep0
    What is community based travel?

    What is community based travel?

    Post by jane

    Last month I spoke to you about the great importance of sustainable development in Thailand, which has been guided by the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy that His Majesty the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej conceived. The King’s aspiration for Thailand was to develop a more resilient and sustainable economic model (partially based on Buddhist philosophy) that would […]

     
  • 8 Aug0
    Alternative Economic Development, under the guidance of the Royal Family

    Alternative Economic Development, under the guidance of the Royal Family

    Post by jane

    Throughout his seventy year reign, King Bhumibol Adulyadej established numerous village based-community development projects nationwide that have brought incredible growth in rural Thailand and have welcomed small-scale tourism. His Majesty’s royal projects provide key insights into the King’s philosophy of a sufficiency economy and are innovative models for alternative economic development. Following in the late […]

     
  • 21 Jul0
    ONE-DAY BEACH ESCAPES FROM BANGKOK

    ONE-DAY BEACH ESCAPES FROM BANGKOK

    Post by jane

      Thailand’s ravishing southern and Andaman islands might be famously home to Thailand’s best beaches, but there are a few stretches of sand close enough to Bangkok worthy of a day (or two’s) escape. Here are the top picks for a sun-kissed sojourn. The royal beach town of Hua Hin offers a seaside break with a side […]