• 16 Aug0
    Mid-Autumn Calls for An Indulgent Celebration

    Mid-Autumn Calls for An Indulgent Celebration

    Post by Sarah Jane

    Leading up to what falls (this year) on October 4th, is the Mid-Autumn Festival, an age-old tradition that was brought to Thailand by way of Chinese and Vietnamese cultural influences. If you find yourself in Bangkok during this time, it will be hard to not notice the festivities taking place, with colorful lanterns lighting the […]

     
  • 28 Jul0
    The Transformation of Bangkok

    The Transformation of Bangkok

    Post by Sarah Jane

    As a local, it is easy to forget just how much our city has transformed over the years. Although Bangkok has become one of the world’s premier metropolises, it hasn’t always been this way. Some parts of Bangkok, many would argue, are unrecognizable from what they were twenty years ago. For a long period of […]

     
  • 31 May0
    The History of the tuk tuk

    The History of the tuk tuk

    Post by Sarah Jane

        In the 1930s Japanese manufacturers of the auto rickshaw began exporting their motor tricycles to Thailand.  The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications of Japan donated 20,000 used three-wheelers to Southeast Asia, and many of them arrived in cargo ships at the Klong Toey Port in Bangkok. In these early days, use of these […]

     
  • 19 Apr0
    The Nine Chilies Giving Thai Cuisine its Ubiquitous Spicy Character

    The Nine Chilies Giving Thai Cuisine its Ubiquitous Spicy Character

    Post by Sarah Jane

      Prior to Christopher Columbus’ arrival in Asia, the Thai people used peppercorns to add flavor to their food. A lot has changed since then, with nearly all of Thai dishes today featuring some type of chili. For many Thai people, prik, which means “chili” in Thai, is a favorite ingredient. In Thailand, chilies are […]