December 13, 2010

Thai Boxing or Muay Thai for Boxer travels and trips

Travel to Thailand Thai Boxing or Muay Thai
        Thai Boxing. Such is the national obsession with Muay thai, or thai boxing,that when Thai Boxers are Winner many time for fight ,Olympics with the country's only gold medal for International flyweight boxing or... , Muay thai has recently enterde the canon of martial-arts cinema Ong Bak1,2 and Tom Yam Goong, were global box-office hits, and their all-punching, all-kicking star,Tony Jaa, who performed all his own stunts, has been appointed Cultural Ambassador for Thailand.
       

Though there are boxing venues all around the country, the very best fights are staged at Bangkok's two biggest stadiums, Rajdamnoen and Lumphini, Which are well worth attending as a cultural experience even if you have no interest in the sport itself for mor on the rule and rituals of muay thai.more boxing set.






Thank you pic from Google/image
and Rough guide

December 5, 2010

Dusit Zoo (Khao Din) Bangkok Zoo.

Dusit Zoo (Khao Din) 
     Dusit zoo or Suan saat Khao Din go to Across U-Thong Road from the Elephant Museum is the side entrance into Dusit Zoo, also known as Khao Din daily open 8am - 6Pm very cheap for ticket. which was once part of the Chitrlada Palace gardens, but is now a public park, the main entrance is on Thanon Rajwithi, and there's a third gate on Thanon Rama V, within walking distance of Wat Benjamabophit. All the usual suspects are here in the zoo, including big cats, Elephants,orang-utans, chimpanzees and a reptile house, but the enclosures are pretty basic. However, it's a reasonable pkace for kids to let off steam, with plenty of shade, a full complement of English-language signs, a lake with pedalos and lots of foodstalls.

Bangkok Dusit.
Rough guides
pic :thaigov.go.th

November 18, 2010

River Boats Bangkok Transport systems,enjoy getting around Bangkok.

Bangkok Transport systems around Bangkok. by River Boats.

        River boats ply routes along the Chao Phraya River to nearby provinces or through canals in the city. Some head off from the Saphan Taksin Bridge to Nonthaburi, Stopping at piers to drop and pick passengers. There are piers near major commercial districts such as Sukhumvit and the World Trade Center. Long tailed boats could be hired for special river tours. Fare depends on distance but starts from Bt3 to around 30 bath, enjoy  rivers side.

what's on bangkok.

November 9, 2010

Bangkok Transport systems,enjoy getting around Bangkok. by Subway.

Thailand Subway. Bangkok Transport systems.
    Bangkok's Subway, Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), runs an 18-station line that stretches from the Hua Lomphong Railway Station on Rama4 to the northern District of Bang Sue. Operating daily from 6 a.m. till midnight, it intersects Silom,Sukhumvit and Chatujak Skytrain stations,Minimum fare is Bt15. you can also buy Stored Value cards from ticket counters at Subway station like BTS...

what's on bangkok..

November 4, 2010

Sky train BTS Bangkok Transport systems,enjoy getting around Bangkok by Sky train BTS

Bangkok Transport systems,around Bangkok by Sky train BTS
        Skytrains have two railway lines : one from the northern bus terminal at Morchit to Sukhumvit Soi.77 (Soi On-nut). The other runs from the National Stadium (Pathumwan Intersection) to Thaksin Bridge at the end of Sathorn Road. At the Siam Center station, passengers can switch between lines. Trains run every few minutes from 6 a.m. to midnight, a quicker alternative to land transportation especially during heavy traffic jams.Fare is between Bt15 to Bt.40.  enjoy with bangkok transport systems, next article about Subway..

November 1, 2010

Bangkok Buses,Bangkok Transport systems,enjoy getting around Bangkok by Bus

Bangkok Transport systems,enjoy getting around Bangkok by Bus.

        Taking the bus is the cheapest way to tour the city. Numbered buses ply speific routes around the city. Free city maps available at BTS stations can help you get to plaxes on a bus. Fare for regular buses is between Bt6.5 and Bt8,and Bt12 to Bt.25 for air-conditioned buses, while microbuses have a flat rate of Bt20. Airport buses to several destinations in the city are at least Bt100 and up,depending on the distance, find out more information with your Guide for sure.. Enjoy living here in Bangkok..

October 30, 2010

Bangkok Transport systems,enjoy getting around Bangkok. by TAXI

Bangkok Transport systems,enjoy getting around Bangkok. by TAXI.
       Regular taxicabs abound 24 hours if you want a more flexible and comfortable way of getting around. The flag-sown rate is Bt35, plus 2bath per kilometer traveled.
Always insist the use of meter to avoid being overcharged or shortchanged. Toll fees are paid by the passenger. Taxi from the airport (the ones in queue) charge an additional about 50 bath. have enjoy here in Thailand, ..

October 24, 2010

Bangkok Transport systems,enjoy getting around Bangkok. by TUK TUK

Bangkok Transport systems,TUK TUK.
   A taxi-style transport unique to Thailand, the three-wheeled, open-air "TUK-TUK" and take you almost any wher around the city.
You can take short trips around town while shopping and enjoying the local scene. Rate is usually pre-arranged, from Bt20 for start avery short distance to about 100 baht for farter destinations.It would be wise to ask a local friend, or a hotel staff, for fare rates to avoid being charged overly. 
enjoy..  

 

October 12, 2010

Bangkok Transport systems,enjoy getting around Bangkok.

Motorcycle Taxi.
      Motorcycle taxis all over Thailand provide a faster option for commuting during peak traffic hours. In Bangkok, they can be found in almost every corner and can go anywhere around town,but fares must be negotiated first. Just look for the orange-vested men in bikes and they can take you to where you want to go in no time. Helmet is provided by the driver..

September 1, 2010

Rembrandt Hotel & Towers offers Business and Meeting Facilities on Sukhumvit Bangkok Thailand At Rembrandt Hotel & Towers offers

Rembrandt hotel - A Living Portrait

Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok luxury features and services to meet the most visited. Located in Sukhumvit, Bangkok - near the main business district is the place to shopping, attractions urban areas. This quality hotel only a short 5 minute walk to good mass transit system - tourists and businessmen alike, and will Sukhumvit.
           

Rooms & Suites - quality Bangkok accommodation.

           Take in the view from the top and Sukhumvit and from 407 rooms and suites, exquisite Internet, our wireless high-speed audio cable TV at home on TV flatscreen new and minibar stocked well, we provide accommodation throughout. 24 hours laundry and valet service.

Business and Meeting Facilities.

Rembrandt Hotel & Towers offers one of Bangkok's best business center access focus on Internet High-speed postal service and support for translation services secretary, shipping, etc. Just say what you want. We are ready to make you and your meeting successful. Seminar Room and board our modern audio-quality video support 600-400 people.

★★★★★Rembrandt Towers Service Apartments.
Rembrandt Towers Serviced Apartments 231 rooms offer studio or two bedroom rooms are contemporary and comfort of home with the luxury of full service hotels. In Bangkok and easily accessible via mass transit railway system in Bangkok (BTS and MRT), Rembrandt Towers is a good place -. Whether you are here for business or holiday.


We offer our own tuk tuk, including hours drop - off for guests to Asoke BTS and restaurants.
The Rembrandt Towers Apartments offer all the facilities and services of our luxury hotel. You will be delighted by our award winning restaurants: Rang Mahal for a truly fantastic Indian culinary experience, Senior Pico’s authentic Mexican cuisine, da Vinci for fine and reasonable Italian dining and Red Pepper for a superb contemporary Thai menu.


August 9, 2010

Thai Fruits "Polamai Thai"

Thai Fruits "Polamai Thai".

    It's often a strange land for foreign eyes,but weirdness is all relative. To you those fuzzy,furry,spiky,hairy,sometime humongous obscure items are just downright bizarre.But to the locals well, it's just good ol' healthy nutritious fruit.Having unfamiliar names like rambutan,mangosteen and durian only lends to the mysterious,perhaps even scary, stigma surrounding Thai fruits.Fruits are often eaten as a snack or transformed into a dessert,or featured in meals.Particularly coconuts.Street carts patrol the sidewalks with ice-chilled offerings of seasonal fruits.However these vendors don't exactly uphold hygiene standards,so proceed at your own discretion.All fruits are almost always available year round in supermarkets,but some are better at certain times of year.Here's a look at what and when to eat.





August 6, 2010

Pra Tu Nam side walk market

Pra Tu Nam side walk market.
         A ten minute walk from Central world,this sidewalk is famed for its bulk clothing deals,Loaded with knock-offs,and crowded with tourists shopping for all things casual,you'll find textiles,fabrics,fancy dress (Catwoman mask ensemble anyone?) and great jeans at affordable prices (never pay more than B600) Spreading out from the base of the looming Baiyoke Sky Hotel,it attracts a multinational mix of fast-talking traders,all on the make, and continues around the intense indoor fashion maket, Platinum Fashion mall, where everything is available at discounted rates for bulk orders.Buy thee or more and save yourself anywhere from B150-300 per item, oh very cheap!! .. maybe you interest:Bangkok Girl : A Documentary about Thailand's Night Life

August 3, 2010

Ratchada Night market nearly Sukhumvit

Ratchada Night market nearly Sukhumvit side walk shopping.
          Fri-Sat Night Parallel with Ratchadapisek-Ladprao intersection.MRT Ratchadapisek or Ladphrao Vendors at this nighttime (and teen-thronged) flea market flog all sorts of retro and secondhand stuff,from art deco lamps and ghetto blasters to Polaroids and vintage clothing.Somwhat like a country fair,it's open-air and most wares are laid out on the ground, so expect to squat a lot.Besides the used items,lots of handmade products,such as paintings and women's accessories,also squeeze into this small-city sized market; as does a live band,lot of local food and a mini motor show of classic cars and bikes (nope,thoseVW vans and pastel-coloured Vespas aren't for sale unfortunately) so worth the schlep,but bring a torch and your bargaining skills!


by bangkok1010

July 28, 2010

How go to Soi Rang nam Bangkok,unlike Sukhumvit.

How go to Soi Rang nam Bangkok.
                If you are looking for something a bit less trendy unlike Sukhumvit,sort of an east meets west kind of a venue, Soi Rang Nam is worth a try. And maybe the right place for you,it offers an enjoyable drinking and dining or just plain karaoke singing.
               A by-pass road linking Phraya-Thai Road and Ratchaprarop Road,Soi Rang Nam has a friendly and open atmosphere that you could easily talk with anybody who is also out there for fun. It's easily accessible as it is close by the Victory monument,
               But Soi Rang Nam is not as busy as the ones you see in Sukhumvit or Silom.Rather it's a simple watering hole for both foreigners and locals who just enjoy chilling out with freinds,and even with friendly strangers.
               The place has pockets of pubs,bars,Karaokes,spa and massage with a variety of local and Issan cuisine practically in ever corner. You should in no time find new acquaintances in their al fresco restaurants or for a more gustatory adventure,try the mobile food stalls that are scattered throughout its 500-meter length.
               For a more formal setting,Water Bar,Classic Karaoke,Bangkok Music Restaurant,Malika Restaurant,and Neighborhood Caf? are recommended.
              Normally,busy on Fridays and Saturdays,the soi is usually teemingwith locals and foreigners who hold residence nearby.Forget about sexy table dancers or romping hookers for they are nonexistent in this part of town.
              But if you are someone who just enjoys drinking beer,eating with gusto with no cares of this world with a matching tete-a-tete on the side,you just found a perfect place in the city that never sleeps.
          How to get there.
         BTS Victory Monument Station and use exit 2 Near the Century the Movie Plaza and don't forget to take note of the big sign that reads "Soi Rang Nam" written in both Thai and English. From Pratunam area,most of the buses will run pass Soi Rang Nam or simply take the bus number 140,38,77,13,17,54, or Taxi the best.

Credit :what's on Bangkok

July 13, 2010

Bangkok's lady-toy bars revealed. THE CUSTOMER

THE CUSTOMER

Miss Pu is the woman who guided Spectrum to the four clubs. She is a 38-year-old single businesswoman who has been taking men out from various clubs for the past three years.
How did you learn about these clubs?
I once heard that there was a club in Japan where handsome guys come to entertain women, but I didn't know they are also in Thailand until I heard about it from a friend. I was interested and we went there together. At that time these places were exclusively for women, but now many things have changed and they allow gay men to enter as well. Maybe it is a marketing strategy, so they can make more money. However, I prefer women-only clubs. They are much better and more exclusive than those with gay men.
Why do you like to visit the clubs?
I don't like it, I love it. Most of the men are good looking, friendly and entertaining. I feel special being with them because they take better care of me and they are much nicer than my previous and even my current boyfriend.
Do you like bars along Surawong Road?
I don't, because they sell sex only. I don't like to go there because some of the men are bisexual. The staff are also pushy.
Do you have a boyfriend?
I have a European boyfriend who comes to Thailand from time to time. When he is not here, I visit these clubs almost every night.
When did you visit your first club?
It was about three years ago when I worked in a lounge on Ratchadaphisek Road. My friend took me to a women-only club nearby after work. I was surprised that I could choose a guy to sit with me at the table while others were lining up at the table for us to choose. Some of them were very handsome. They knew how to take care of girls both inside the club and outside. From then on I went to some other places, including clubs along Surawong Road, but it was too embarrassing to see an explicit sex show with male organs displayed. I stopped going to such places.
Why don't you pick up men somewhere else? Why do you want to pay?
I am too lazy to pick up guys, whether in discos or in pubs. I prefer to have someone who will take care of me, not the other way around.
What do you like in women-only clubs?
Drinking, dancing, talking - basically I like to have fun. Of course, it is expensive but it's worthwhile. You can have real fun there.
Do you have a favourite man to entertain you?
Once I had one, but a rich woman took him away. He was a very nice person and I liked him very much.
Do the men you meet in clubs ever pester you?
This has never happened and that's the way I like it.


By:bangkok post

July 11, 2010

Bangkok's lady-toy bars revealed ( Club D)

CLUB D

The last stop was a well-know women's only club on Ratchadaphisek Road which is open until early in the morning. The furnishings and decorations are also luxurious. Drinks start at 250 baht each for customers and 300 baht for escorts.
As at the Asoke club, the men entertain women at the table or dance with them.
''The customers include some high-class prostitutes, models, actresses and show girls who are looking for a temporary boyfriend, all prepared to pay a lot of money for the privilege. Some women are 'addicted' to it,'' said Mr Suporn, who said he was the public relations manager.
One woman customer said: 'My husband has a minor wife, so why can't I have a minor husband?''
Mr Suporn said that the men who apply to work there are carefully screened. ''He tried hard to get men to our table and said: 'If you both are shy, I will arrange for you to pick up the guy outside','' said a researcher.
''Obviously, this is the bottom line of every club - to have as many drinks as possible, pay the bar fine and take the men out. All the clubs we went to are making money, maybe that's why they keep a low profile and don't advertise.''


By:bangkok post

July 9, 2010

Bangkok's lady-toy bars revealed ( Club B)

CLUB C

One of the most popular and exclusive women's only clubs is located on the 18th floor of an office tower on Asoke Road. The club has no name and they don't advertise or give out name cards.
There's no show, only a dance floor. The male escorts are handsome and well-groomed and wear a suit and tie. The place is packed every night after 2am, especially at weekends, when it closes about 5am.
The decorations and furnishing are luxurious. The taped music is also very loud and there is a large video screen. Again, taking photos is strictly prohibited and trying to do so will get you thrown out.
''Most of the customers are between 20 and 30, but someappeared to be close to 50,'' a researcher said. ''We saw some young and beautiful women there being entertained by men. Only hi-so women go there because it is very expensive.
''The club has been open for about four years and is well known to many rich and famous women. Hosts entertain customers by dancing, playing games and talking. There's no touching, but kissing is permitted.
''The security guards downstairs tell you where to park your car, how to get in, and if you are there for the first time, he will point out the elevator to the 18th floor. Then you have to walk up some steps before getting inside the actual club.
''We saw many customers arriving after 2am. There were Thai women and some from Japan, Korea and Singapore. All were well dressed and attractive, including some Thai models and show girls.''
If you are interested in a man you have to talk to the manager. Initially the cost is 600 baht for two drinks, and after that 300 baht a drink. The club deducts 40 baht from the drink and the rest goes to the escort. Some drinks costmorethan 1,000 baht each, making the club out of reach for most women.
The club employs about 40 men, some who claim to be university students. They entertain women by playing drinking games at the table, talking and dancing. However, they treat the customers like they are their girlfriends. There are no shows.
''The men we sat with didn't openly offer sex. However, if you want to take a man for whatever purpose, the bar fine is 1,500 baht. As for sex, thewomanhas to discuss the price with the man. It has nothing to do with the club. They don't want to know,'' oneresearcher said.
''Mr Toy, the club's manager, said some menwhoused to work therenowhavewomen looking after them who pay them salaries and cover their rent and other expenses''.

By:bangkok post

July 5, 2010

Bangkok's lady-toy bars revealed ( Club A)

CLUB A

There are more than 10 clubs around Bangkok where women can hire male escorts. However, some of these also service gay men, which is a growing trend. One such club is located in a narrow lane off Surawong Road near Patpong.
Regarded as a low-class venue, the club employs about 40menwhopose, go-go dance in bikinis and also perform in erotic shows.
The club consists of about 30 tables with a stage in the middle fitted out with colourful reflectors above. The lights are dimmed during sex shows and often it's hard to talk above the din of blaring music.
The staff, including waiters, are pushy, constantly offeringmento sit with the clients so drinks can be ordered; 300 baht for an alcoholic beverage and 240 baht for a soft drink.
The club is popular with both Thai and Asian women, especially Japanese, who are the most frequent guests. Most of those Spectrum spoke to said they were married, but bored with their husbands who were usually tired after work and neglected them.
The men for hire at the club ranged in age from 16 to their late thirties, with most coming from the Northeast of Thailand. Many had tattoos and only a few could converse in English. They frequently exposed their genitals - some wearing a condom - whether on the stage or approaching female customers at a table.
Shortly after entering the club, Spectrum was approached by an apparently gay manager who introduced himself as Mr Kai. He tried to introduce the team to several men who came to the table exposing their genitals. To justify their visit and make an excuse for going there, the researchers said they had come to find out if it was possible to hire a man for their foreign friend who is very shy and didn't want to visit the club.
''If she is shy and doesn't want to come here then just let her call me and I will give her a description of the man - like his age, colour of his skin and size of his penis,'' said Mr Kai. ''He can meet her anywhere she wants.''
The manager said European women like to go out with dark-skinned men, of whom there are plenty in the club, while Asianwomen prefer light-skinned men, whom he can also supply.
He then gave the researchers the club's card name with his mobile number on the back.
''After Mr Kai left us, a number of men who had earlier posed on the stage making eye contact with us came to our table one by one, trying to get our attention by wearing only a condom-to our disgust and embarrassment,'' one of the researchers said.
''Most of them said: 'Do you want me? I'd like to go with you. I can do everything for you.' They even tried to grab our hands. I gave them 100 baht each just to make them go away,'' another researcher said. Some customers in the club were bar girls who came after finishing work in Patpong to pick up a man.
To take a man out, a 400 baht bar fee is paid to the club and 1,500 baht to the escort for ''short-time'' sex.
The staff watch the customers closely and it is almost impossible to take a photo. When one researcher showed her mobile phone, pretending to send a text message, she was immediately approached by a waiter who said: ''No photos. Thank you.''

by :bangkok post 

July 3, 2010

Bangkok's lady-toy bars revealed

They keep a low profile, but there are more than 10 clubs around the city where women can hire male escorts, ranging from posh to low-rent 

           The sex-for-sale industry has been largely tolerated as part of the nightlife scene in Thailand since the 1960s when American servicemen made a beeline to Bangkok for "rest and recuperation".
NOT SO HI-SO: A lane off Surawong Road where Club A, the least up-market establishment visited by the researchers, is located. PHOTO: PORNPROM SATRABHAYA
However, many are not aware that similar sex services are available for women - both local and foreign - in a handful of discreet clubs around the city.
They range from hi-so clubs employing handsome, well-educated, well-dressed male escorts, to low-rent establishments where strapping young go-go boys dance in bikini bottoms and sometimes expose themselves in an explicit manner which leaves little to the imagination.
Using four undercover researchers posing as customers, Spectrum recently visited four clubs to gain an insight into the world of male prostitutes and the female customers who appeared more than happy to pay for their company. It was an unnerving assignment for the female researchers as security at the clubs was strict and management in every establishment was suspicious of new customers. There was a strict "no photograph" policy which led to some delicate situations when security staff became agitated at attempts to take pictures.
The researchers were also intimidated by the waiters and security staff, who insisted that they continue ordering high-priced drinks and "bar fine" a boy. They were also badgered to stay and buy more drinks when they tried to leave.
Despite this, many of the women Spectrum spoke to said they enjoyed the experience and were happy to pay for the attention lavished on them by the young men, adding that if it was alright for their husbands to have minor wives, they should feel no guilt or shame.
Some of the escorts and managers Spectrum interviewed at the up-market club said their customers included powerful and wealthy Thai women, one a well-known singer, as well as many rich foreigners, with the majority from Japan.

Newspaper section: Spectrum bangkok post

 

 

July 2, 2010

โซนี่ ประกาศเรียกคืนโน้ตบุ๊คทั่วโลก หลังตรวจพบความร้อนสูงเกินกว่าปกติ

โซนี่ ประกาศเรียกคืนโน้ตบุ๊คทั่วโลก หลังตรวจพบความร้อนสูงเกินกว่าปกติ

โซนี่ประกาศเรียกคืนโน้ตบุ๊ค Vaio จำนวน 535,000 เครื่องทั่วโลก เนื่องจากพบข้อบกพร่องจากตัวควบคุมอุณหภูมิที่ส่งผลให้เครื่องมีความร้อนสูง กว่าปกติ ซึ่งเกิดขึ้นจากบั๊กส์ของซอฟท์แวร์ไบออส และอาจจะร้ายแรงถึงขนาดที่จะทำให้ตัวเครื่องบิดเบี้ยวไปจากเดิม โน้ตบุ๊คที่ประกาศเรียกคืนนั้น รวมถึงโน้ตบุ๊ครุ่น F และ C ที่จำหน่ายไปตั้งแต่เดือนมกราคมที่ผ่านมาด้วย โดยมีจำนวนเครื่องที่จะได้รับผลกระทบดังกล่าวในอเมริกา 259,000 เครื่อง ประเทศยุโรป 103,000 เครื่อง และ 52,000 เครื่องในญี่ปุ่น
โซนี่อ้างว่า ได้ทำการบันทึกถึงสาเหตุที่ทำให้เครื่องเกิดความร้อนผิดปกติไว้ถึง 39 กรณี และสังเกตลักษณะที่อาจจะทำให้โน้ตบุ๊คมีความร้อนผิดปกติจนถึงขนาดเครื่อง ไหม้ แต่กับเหตุการณ์ที่เกิดขึ้นนั้นยังไม่เคยมีการบันทึกไว้ นี่ไม่ใช่ครั้งแรกที่โซนี่ประกาศเรียกคืนโน้ตบุ๊คที่เกิดความร้อนผิดปกติ เพราะเมื่อปี 2006 โซนี่เคยเรียกคืนแบตเตอรี่ของโน้ตบุ๊คจำนวน 9.6 ล้านเครื่อง หลังจากที่พบว่า เซลล์ที่อยู่ภายในแบตเตอรี่อาจจะเกิดความร้อนสูงจนเสี่ยงต่อการเกิดไฟไหม้ ได้ ซึ่งถือว่าเป็นการเรียกคืนโน้ตบุ๊คจากผู้ใช้ครั้งประวัติศาสตร์ และทำให้โซนี่ต้องสูญเสียรายได้ถึง 577 ล้านเหรียญ เพื่อระบุว่าโน้ตบุ๊คของคุณได้รับผลกระทบในกรณีดังกล่าว คุณสามารถกรอกรหัสซีเรียลนัมเบอร์ที่อยู่บนบาร์โค้ดลงในเว็บไซต์ของโซนี่ และดาวน์โหลดซอฟท์แวร์มาปรับปรุงผ่านทาง Vaio's update system หรือดาวน์โหลดโดยตรงจาก www.sony.com หรือส่งเข้าศูนย์บริการ 

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June 24, 2010

On Sukhumvit Road at The living room Sheraton Grand.

The Living Room Sheraton Grand Sukhumvit Road 

         Perhaps the cosiest of all Bangkok's luxury hotel bars, the leathe couches at The living room are so snug it'll be hard to get up again once you're seated. It's a stylish place. and the usually middle-aged patrons live it up on great wines, champagne and strong cocktails in a quiet way. The high-ceilinged foyer offers perfect acoustics for the fabulous jazz band. Be prepared to be well-entertained. World-class talents are booked in continuously, guaranteeing top-notch jazz and always a warm audience rapport. Currently The Living room plays host to Trio Live, performing every Tuesday jazz clubs through Thursday nights from 9pm to 11:45 pm, plus friday and saturday nights from 9:30pm to 12:15pm. You can also catch them during the Sheraton Grande's legendary Sunday jazzy Brunch ..



by bangkok 101

June 22, 2010

Bangkok Sukumvit at Bed Supper club Wattana 26 Soi Sukhumvit 11

Bed Supper club Wattana 26 Soi Sukhumvit 11
            Like Ridley Scott's blade runner,Sukhumvit Road is afuturistic thriler- aflawed,frenetic,yet often compeling urban streetscape.Towering hotels,condominiums and offices sprawl east across its skyline,while down below a global who's who races anonymausly among them,Along its main stretch cars and c oncrete assail the senses, while sown its many flanking sois calmer, more serene atmoshers ufold.
           
         One a suburvan backwater dominated by a stretch of rice fields,Sukhumvit has evolved ito the residential destination of choice for aspirational Thais and the expats who work with them.As a result, it has developed its own village culture-marked vy twee cafe's achingly hip boutiques and a veriable nations of fantastical day spas. In other woeds,when temple and museum-weariness set in, Sukhumvit could very well offer the perfect antidote. Only helping matters is the Skytain,which swooshes like aslo-mo vullet above ti.
         Get a quick jump on the day and loosen up with a morning stroll aronund the lake in Benjakitti Paek. Located adjacent to the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Which hosts world class expos weekly ,It is easily accessible via the cente's MRT stop. Next head to the Siam Society for a quick shot of culture. On Asoke Road (the unofficial "border" die-hard Sukhumvit dwellers rarely cross) it's an organisation dedicated to the preservation of Thai heritage, art and culture through study trips, lectures and exhibitions. And out back is a stunning Northern Lanna teak house/ethnological museum. ........

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June 20, 2010

TRAVEL UPDATE NEW ON SUKHUMVIT

                         The Four Points by Sheraton, Bangkok, has put back its opening date from Aug 1 to Oct 1. The hotel is part of the Starwood Hotels and Resorts group, and will be the first Four Points by Sheraton in Thailand. It is in Sukhumvit Soi 15, and is only a short walk from the underground and skytrain stations at the Asoke intersection.
It will have 268 guest rooms and suites, ranging from 32-74 square metres. There will also be a ballroom, restaurants, a rooftop bar with views of Sukhumvit Road and wireless internet service. For more details, call 02-309-3000.

IT'S ALL ONLINE

Accor's accorhotels.com website allows you to book a room in any of the group's hotels worldwide, including Sofitel, Pull-man, Mercure, Novotel, Suitehotel, All Seasons, Ibis and Etap hotels. "The new system provides attractive and personalised information to ensure customer satisfaction," said Jean-Luc Chretien, executive vice-president of marketing and distribution. The website offers a map showing hotel locations and an advanced search engine enabling users to refine their search using criteria such as budget and the presence of a car park or a swimming pool. There are also videos and tourist guides.

A HELPING HAND

Singapore Airlines has donated supplies for 210 students and contributed 210,000 baht to a school in Chanthaburi as part of its Smile Together charity project.
The Singapore Airlines Border Patrol Police School under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn was partly built by Singapore Airlines in 1999 in Nong Bon village in Chanthaburi's Soi Dao district. The airline has continued to maintain the school to promote education in the provincial city.

A FOREST IN THE MAKING

Staff and executives of Laguna Phuket Resorts and Hotels have planted 2,500 mangrove saplings in Phuket at the Ban Aow Nam Bor coastal area in Muang district.
The event was part of the company's annual tree planting programme to raise awareness of global warming and to mark the recent National Tree Planting Day.

by: bangkokpost-travel

Condo cluster sprouts along Airport Link

 Condo cluster sprouts along Airport Link.
               Several projects worth more than Bt10 billion each are under construction or on drawing boards in popular locations including Asoke, Phetchaburi, Rajprarop and Makkasan, at the city end of the link.
   Property developers began launching residential projects around the Airport Link when its construction began two years ago. Among the early projects were The Complete Rajprarop by Prinsiri, which is worth Bt1 billion and offers 547 units; Ideo Verb Rajprarop by Ananda Development, which offers 447 units and has a market value of Bt1.5 billion; and Chiwathai Rajprarop, which has 329 units and a value of Bt1.3 billion.
   The Fragrant Property Group launched a condominium project, The Circle, last year. With a market value of Bt4 billion, 90 per cent of its 901 units have already been sold.
   My Resort by Equity Residential, which launched pre-sales in 2008 and will be completed this year, is offering more than 200 units on Phetchaburi Rd and a 400-unit condominium called True Thonglor, developed by Pool Asset.
   Asian Property Development introduced its latest luxury condominium, the Address Asoke-Phetchaburi, last year. With a market value of Bt3.3 billion, it offers 574 units at a starting price of Bt5.23 million per unit.
   TCC Capital Land, a joint venture between Singaporean-based CapitaLand and TCC Land, which is owned by beverage tycoon Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, launched Villa Asoke, with a market value of Bt3 billion, last year.
   Alan Lin, CEO of real estate firm Harrison, said the area around the Airport Rail Link was a new focal point  for property developers because of the convenient transportation offered by the rail service.
   The company is negotiating management deals with developers who own four land plots near the Airport Link, and plans to launch residential projects worth nearly Bt5 billion next year, he said.
   "We believe that this location will continue to be popular through 2010. More than five projects are currently being planned that will offer a total of 4,400 units between now and 2011," he said.
   Condominium units in the area have starting prices between Bt75,000 and Bt150,000 a square metre.
   Asian Property Development's managing director Pichet Vipavasuphakorn said his company had launched The Address Asoke-Phetchaburi because the location would become a new destination for homebuyers when the Airport Link was complete and there was easy transportation in the area.
   Land prices in the area also remain lower than those in the Sukhumvit, Sathorn and Silom areas. Homebuyers around the Airport Link will be offered new condominium units at lower prices than those in the inner central business district, although the inner CBD will be within easy reach, he said.
   TCC Capital Land chief executive Soammaphat Traisorat said that after introducing Villa Asoke to the market earlier this month, a number of customers had shown enough interest to visit the project. As a result, the company believes that when bookings open this weekend, there will be positive feedback from customers.
   "We believe that this area will be the new destination for residential development after the Airport Link starts operations," he said.
   Agency for Real Estate Affairs managing director Wasan Kongchan said demand for residences around mass transit systems continued to grow despite the economic downturn, adding that the behaviour of many homebuyers has changed away from single detached houses to condominiums because of last year's spike in fuel prices.
   "We believe this is a good time to buy a residence around the Airport Rail Link, before land and condominium prices in the area begin to rise," he said.
   Wasan said that when the Airport Rail Link began full operations, nearby land and residential prices would rise 10-20 per cent, depending on supply in the market.
   Airport Link plans to begin full operations at the end of this year.


By SOMLUCK SRIMALEE
THE NATION

June 19, 2010

Summer with a Japanese sparkle at Sukhumvit soi 26

 A small downtown boutique offers an attraction collection of unique and unusual fashion and jewellery designs.
                     
                                  Two sisters with a penchant for all things sparkly recently opened their new boutique at the community mall K-Village on Sukhumvit Soi 26 and already they're attracting fashionistas with an eye for something different.
"We called our boutique Kirameki, which in our mother's language, means sparkly things," says Patrawadee Wongwasin, the older of the two half-Japanese, half-Thai sibs. Neeranuj, or Nuj as she's affectionately known to friends and family, a graduate in fashion design from Chulalongkorn University, is responsible for the intricately designed jewellery and clothes for sale in the shop.
"It really started as a hobby, I made some accessories for myself. Friends liked what I wore and word spread around about my designs," says Nuj modestly.
Her hobby quickly became a career, as more and more friends ordered her accessories. One of her clients worked for trendy boutique Soda in Siam Centre and before long Nuj was making accessories for Soda too. The feedback was good and Nuj has now completed three entire collections for the store.
"I always wanted to be a fashion designer. As a kid, I used to design dresses for my dolls. I learned how to make accessories by myself. When I went shopping with my mother to Sampeng market, I'd always ask her to stop by the bead shops," Nuj says.
Big sister Pat graduated from England with degrees in finance and risk management.
"In the beginning I wanted to import brand name cosmetics so I worked with the Mall Group for three years. I'm putting that experience to good use now by looking after the management and marketing at Kirameki," she says.
The boutique offers stylish blouses, pants, dresses, skirts, shorts and shirts along with a jewellery corner featuring rings, earrings, necklaces and shoes. The summer collection has a tribal theme that focuses on bright colours and is made primarily from wooden beads and feathers.
"When I design something, I search for the materials first. Then I rearrange them in different ways until I have an image in my head of how I want the piece to look," says Nuj.
Each design is limited to no more than five pieces, with the emphasis on quality. All are handmade from scratch in the shop. "It's all about experimenting," says Nuj.
Kirameki also offers limited collections from Korea and Hong Kong.
"We want our items to be unique, something that customers won't find elsewhere.
In the future, Kirameki hopes to rely less on imports but for now, Nuj is its only designer, both for the clothes and the accessories.
A new collection will soon be available. Inspired by impressionist school of art, the new designs will focus on colours and flowery patterns, showing summer's softer side.

By NATSHA NANDABHIWAT
THE NATION ON SUNDAY

June 17, 2010

Bangkok Sukumvit at REMBRANDT TOWERS SERVICED APARTMENTS.

Bangkok Sukumvit at  REMBRANDT TOWERS SERVICED APARTMENTS.

The Apartments

Rembrandt Towers offers 231 Serviced Apartments providing guests a choice of Studios, One or Two Bedroom accommodations. These contemporary apartments combine the comforts of home with the luxury of our full service hotel. Located right in the center of Bangkok and with easy access to both of Bangkok's mass transit rail systems (BTS and MRT), Rembrandt Towers is a great location - whether you are here for business or for a holiday.
We offer our own Tuk Tuk service which includes an hourly drop-off for our guests to the Asoke Sky Train and to select stores.

All of the one-bedroom apartments have a separate living room and bedroom, a fully-equipped kitchenette with a microwave, an induction cooker, an electric kettle, a toaster, cutlery, crockery, and glassware. Sizes of the one bedroom apartments range from 50 sq-m (537 sq-ft) to 95 sq-m (1,022 sq-ft). These are perfect for a couple that wants a little extra space.
  • 50 sq-m (537 sq-ft)
  • 60 sq-m (645 sq-ft)
  • 70 sq-m (753 sq-ft)
  • 80 sq-m (860 sq-ft)
  • 95 sq-m (1,022 sq-ft)
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June 16, 2010

Live in bangkok Sukhumvit Nightlife

The Performing Arts

Although the large shopping malls and international hotels often sponsor a cultural show, most travelers experience the Thai classical performing arts at a commercially staged dance show accompanying a Thai banquet; several hotels and restaurants offer this program. Generally there's a fixed-menu dinner of Thai favorites accompanied by a small orchestra, followed by a dance performance. Combined, you won't get the best food or the best dance.



For a different experience, visit the Erawan Shrine, at the corner of Ratchadamri and Ploenchit roads (near the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok and Sogo Department Store). In front of the large, white marble altar to Brahma, the Hindu god of creation you'll often find musicians and beautifully costumed dancers commissioned to amuse Brahma by a grateful or hopeful worshiper.



The Joe Louis Theater, located in the Suan Lum Night Market (adjacent to Lumpini Park) holds nightly puppet theater performances of stories from the Ramakien as well as comic vignettes of rural Thai life. Complex puppets are manipulated by up to three puppet masters and the theater is also a training facility for Thai kids interested in the ancient art. Shows are nightly at 7:30 and 8:30pm. Tickets start at just 250B ($6). Located at the Suan Lum Night Market along Rama IV Road (tel. 02252-9683).




The Club & Bar Scene

Bangkok is huge, and there are nighttime adventures to be found down any soi in the town. If you'd just like to unwind with an evening cocktail, check out what's happening at your hotel's lobby bar; many set up jazzy live music to entertain folks. For the best lobby bar atmosphere head for the Bamboo Bar at the Oriental Hotel (Oriental Lane off Charoen Krung Rd.; tel. 02236-0400), with classy live jazz -- some of the best in the city. For the infamous Bangkok sex show scene, check out "Patpong" below. Bars and discos are all over the city and the main areas are listed below, but small nightclubs pop-up here and there around town (and many disappear just as quickly). If you're looking for Bangkok's gay scene, start at Silom Soi 4.
The Oriental Hotel 48 Oriental AvenueBangkok, 10500 Telephone: 00 66 236 0400Hours:Sun - Thurs 11am - 1am, Fri - Sat 11am - 2am-->

Silom Road & Patpong--Most visitors won't leave Bangkok without a stroll around Patpong, the famous sex strip and Night Market with myriad streetside market vendors and blocks of bars and clubs. The Patpong scene centers around Soi Patpong 1 and Soi Patpong 2 between Surawong and Silom roads. It's the home of Bangkok's raunchier sex shows, but even if you're not exactly after any risqué entertainment, most visitors come to wander the Market area (lots of knock-off goods and pirate recordings), at least just peak in the doors of the go-go dens and hit a casual bar or club. It's a good little wander, but be prepared for big crowds and beware of pickpockets.
Siam Square
--Siam Square, on Rama I Road between Henri Dunant Road and Phayathai Road, houses quite a few popular joints. Here's where you'll find Bangkok's Hard Rock Café, featuring good live bands, 424/3-6 Siam Square Soi 11 (tel. 02254-0830). At the Hartmannsdorfer Brauhaus, 2nd floor, Siam Discovery Center, Rama I Road (tel. 02658-0223), you'll find home brews in a nice atmosphere -- with special beer discounts on Sundays.
The area around Siam Square has become the undisputed center for shopping in Bangkok. It stretches for a km or two from MBK-Center in the West to Central Chidlom in the East. Most, but not all, shopping malls and department stores are close the the skytrain stations of Siam Square and Chitlom.


Sukhumvit Road--One of the most happenin' areas of Bangkok, the small sois along busy Sukhumvit play host to a wide range of bars as well as Bangkoks top clubs. You can hop the skytrain from one to the next or, after midnight when the skytrain stops, hop a tuk-tuk or taxi.
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