• 29 Nov0
    Venice of the East

    Venice of the East

    Post by Sarah Jane

    In the heart of bustling Bangkok, long heavily laden cargo barges pulled by tug-boats chug slowly upriver. Speedy water taxies and long tail boats zip across the river from dock to dock. Every day, jam-packed ferries transport thousands of passengers including school children, commuters, monks, visitors, and families. The strong tide is evident from the […]

     
  • 4 Nov0
    The Magic of Loy Krathong

    The Magic of Loy Krathong

    Post by Sarah Jane

    On the night of full moon in November, people gather together around the rivers, lakes, and ponds across Thailand to release lotus shaped rafts adorned with candles, incense, and flowers. Thought to be one of the most picturesque festivals in Bangkok, the night of Loy Krathong brings the sight of thousands of flickering candles bobbing […]

     
  • 6 Oct0
    The Golden Triangle

    The Golden Triangle

    Post by Sarah Jane

    Descending from China’s central highlands as one of the world’s longest waterways, the Mekong River unfurls in a tranquil sheen as it meets with the Ruak river- where Thailand converges with Laos and Myanmar. The river has brought a long and turbulent history to this compact region at the northern tip of Thailand, and was […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • 29 Dec0
    December – the month of Joy for Thais

    December – the month of Joy for Thais

    Post by Withaya

    According to the Lunar Calendar used in many countries in Asia, including Thailand, December is the first month of the year. It is the month of a great beginning and various great events. In Thailand, December is a meaningful month for Thais nationwide. It is the birth month of the beloved King Bhumipol who turns 88 years in 2015.

     
  • 22 Dec0
    Bangkok Flea Markets

    Bangkok Flea Markets

    Post by Withaya

    I believe that one of the favorite activities of many people is going for shopping. For those who are looking for something other than modern air-conditioned shopping malls, flea market or ‘Talaad Nad’ in Thai is a great option. I love Talaad Nad for its variety of goods and as we know…bargaining is fun!

     
  • 18 Nov0
    The Heritage Textiles of the AEC

    The Heritage Textiles of the AEC

    Post by Withaya

    I recently visited the Support Arts and Crafts International Center of Thailand (SACICT) in Bang Sai, Ayuthaya for the Arts & Crafts Exhibition. About 1 hour drive from Bangkok, the center was built in 2003 to promote and support Thai folk arts and crafts. It is also one of HM Queen Sirikit projects.