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Offline thaiga

odd or interesting pics - newsreel
« on: October 04, 2012, 04:41:09 PM »
pics from news last 2 days


   do not spit

                   

   Captain Condom at Cabbages & Condoms in Bangkok

                   

   Picture of the Day: Policeman finds a hole in the road & sticks his head down it

                   

   Patong's pedal patrol

                   

   This is a waste of eggs but I guess the farmers have a right to protest

                   

   Thai 20 most common ATM passwords.

                   

   Rush Hour Hijacked by Jack Knifed truck

                   


               
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Offline thaiga

Re: odd or interesting pics - newsreel
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2012, 02:59:35 PM »
 pics from news last 2 days

 Less than a month until FIFA Futsal World Cup & this is the state of the stadium



Welcome to Thailand! Taxi queue at Don Mueang is so long it's not moving at all




 Don Mueang Airport gets two new rest rooms costing 15 Million Baht each



walking on broken glass



bicycle-made-for-two



How Motorcycles Deal with Traffic Jams in Bangkok



It always made me wonder how the Thai policemen managed to squeeze on their very tight uniforms.
They also don’t look very comfortable. Then I discovered the secret one day when I saw a tailor
selling police uniforms at a training session for policemen. Those buttons are not real as behind them is a zip



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Offline thaiga

Re: odd or interesting pics - newsreel
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2012, 10:26:22 AM »

motorbike ramps




 notice no engines. Plane being scrapped.


A giraffe spotted on the expressway in Bangkok


by hook or by crook


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Free shuttle buses between Don Mueang & Suvarnabhumi from 5am-midnight. I'm told it takes 45 mins


If you are a David Beckham fan on holiday in Thailand, then you might want to take time out from your
schedule to visit this Thai temple that has an image of the famous footballer. It can be found on the
base of a Buddha image. The temple is Wat Pariwat and it is near the bus stop BRT Wat Pariwat.


Picture of the latest taxi in Bangkok. Well, maybe not


the following are the official bank holidays for Thailand during 2013

Tuesday 1st January: New Year’s Day
Monday 25th February: Makha Bucha Day
Monday 8th April: Substitution for Chakri Day (Saturday 6 April)
Monday 15th April: Songkran Festival
Tuesday 16th April: Substitution for Songkran Festival (Sat 13 April and Sun 14 April)
Wednesday 1st May: National Labour Day
Monday 6th May: Substitution for Coronation Day (Sunday 5 May)
Friday 24th May: Wisakha Bucha Day
Monday 1th July: Mid Year Closing Day
Monday 22nd July: Asarnha Bucha Day
Monday 12th August: H.M. the Queen’s Birthday
Wednesday 23rd October: Chulalongkorn Day
Thursday 5th December: H.M. the King’s Birthday
Tuesday 10th December: Constitution Day
Tuesday 31st December: New Year’s Eve


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Offline thaiga

Re: odd or interesting pics - newsreel
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2012, 05:58:09 PM »
 The one on the left is of a train taken in thailand 1980. The one on the right is what the modern railway
 looks like today in Thailand. As you can see, it is exactly the same train still running.



This amusing cartoon was posted recently on Facebook. On the left it shows an image of the average motorcycle seat. On the right, you have the motorcycle seat that is liked by all male teenagers  in Thailand.
It is actually very true.



Buddhist Words of Wisdom







third gender loo


ps:Im told  that On Thursday 22nd November, @USEmbassyBKK & @USConsChiangMai will be closed due to the Thanksgiving Day

Dates for Loy Krathong for this year and next: 28 November 2012 and 17 November 2013
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Re: odd or interesting pics - newsreel
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2012, 06:58:52 PM »

 A policeman had an amazing escape from death when his car was caught in the middle of a multiple car accident on the highway and squashed underneath the truck in front of him.
His car was squashed and pushed under a 6-wheel truck. It took rescuers about half an hour to get him out of the wreckage.  6/12/2012



Pic-car on top of another car, Ratchaphruek



Pattaya Tailor shop becomes parking space for drunk driver  6/12/2012



A Tuk Tuk trying to beat Bangkok traffic by attaching 100’s of balloons


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Offline Baby Farts

Re: odd or interesting pics - newsreel
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2012, 10:52:53 PM »
Here's an interesting picture.  Where do you think this photo was taken? 
 

Offline thaiga

Re: odd or interesting pics - newsreel
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2012, 03:26:01 PM »

Dont know b/f give us a clue

Here's the tailor shop vid and foreplay fairplay to the women for being very honest.

Car smashes into tailor's shop on Pattaya Beach Road - Pattaya One
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Offline Baby Farts

Re: odd or interesting pics - newsreel
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2012, 08:46:43 AM »
Sure, thaiga.  Here's another clue.

 

Offline thaiga

Re: odd or interesting pics - newsreel
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2012, 11:43:33 AM »
No still still dont know. but eleven is my lucky number. ;D
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Re: odd or interesting pics - newsreel
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2012, 11:45:41 AM »
No still still dont know. but eleven is my lucky number. ;D

Isn't it a row of motorcycle repair shops?
 

Offline thaiga

Re: odd or interesting pics - newsreel
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2012, 02:40:54 PM »


 odd yes but interesting to who.

 ps: thanks for the smite whoever  :uhm 
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Offline Baby Farts

Re: odd or interesting pics - newsreel
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2012, 03:38:40 PM »
You may feel like a "Boss" if you visit this place  ;D
 

Offline thaiga

Re: odd or interesting pics - newsreel
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2012, 01:04:09 PM »

You’ve probably been through a Car Wash, but have you ever seen a Plane Wash?



Now men can comb their hair or wash hands and pee at the same time.
While doing so, make sure you keep aiming in the right direction though.



More than 30 bronze swords have been stolen from statues in Ayutthaya


This picture has been doing the rounds a lot on Facebook recently. Not sure who the original photographer is any more. I think the reason that it has been so popular is the role reversal. Normally monks go out on their morning alms round collecting food and drink from local Buddhists. They often collect more than they need but temple rules forbid them from declining any offering. What we have in this picture are monks on an alms round emptying their bowls to give to a beggar. After all the bad press monks have been receiving lately, it is really good to see such a scene.



Thai policemen helping to push a pick-up truck that had broken down

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Re: odd or interesting pics - newsreel
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2012, 01:49:32 PM »

Another Kind Taxi Driver in Bangkok



These days everyone is complaining about Bangkok taxi drivers and so it is nice to have another one of these positive stories again. One of the most common complaint is that the taxi driver will often refuse to take you to your destination. In Bangkok, you normally have to open the door and lean in to tell the driver where you want to go.
There is no point in getting all the way in and shutting the door if he is going to refuse to take you. But, it now seems to be a growing trend among taxi drivers to put a sign like this one in the window. It basically says that you are welcome to get into the taxi as there is no need to inquire about the destination. This taxi
driver says he will take you anywhere that you want.

Don’t feel safe with a male taxi driver in Bangkok? Try LadyTaxi Call Center: 081-266-6360 or visit their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ladytaxi


Wat Mahathat is famous for the Buddha head that has a tree growing around it.


Wat Na Phra Men is one of a few places that still has a golden Buddha.
Others were taken away by the Burmese


Wat Lokkayasutha has a 42 meter long Reclining Buddha which is worth visiting


A worker installs cable for an internet line on a messy electricity post at Bangkok's Siam Square shopping district. I suppose he knows what he  is doing.


Thai-18 wheel articulated truck fell over, blocking road in Pathum Thani this morning.yes driver fled.


slideshow and video.  http://www.dailynews.co.th/thailand/175149



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Re: odd or interesting pics - newsreel
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2013, 07:02:42 PM »
 One of the best places to stop between Hua Hin & Bangkok is the Swiss Sheep Farm.

The Swiss Sheep Farm is on the main road from BKK just before turn-off to Ch-am.
Costs 50B for adults & 30B for kids
 


Kudos to Museum Siam for clearly putting dual price in Thai & English



Plan of Bangkok's first Dog Park in Ram Intra district. Work to start at the end of the month



AngelCityDiner on Sukhumwit 11. Short walk from BTS Nana on the left just before Bed Supper Club.
Supposed to be a genuine American Diner experience. dont look very busy.



This handout picture taken and released by McDonald’s Australia on January 8, 2013 shows new signage
being used outside a McDonalds store reading 'Macca's" in the southern Sydney suburb of Engadine.
Global fast food chain McDonald's is embracing its Australian nickname Down Under, with selected stores
around the country changing their signage on January 8 to "Macca's". ?AFP PHOTO / McDonald’s Australia



Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)



The next long holiday weekend in Thailand is 23-25 February 2013 for Makha Bucha Day

Embassy holidays

The Embassy will be closed on the following office holidays in 2013:

Tuesday 1 January -  New Year's Day
Monday  25 Feb - Makha Bucha Day
Friday 29 March - Good Friday
Monday 1 April - Easter Monday
Monday 15 April -  Songkran Festival
Tuesday 16 April  - Songkran Festival
Monday 6 May - Substitution Day - Coronation Day (& UK Early May Bank Holiday)
Monday 22 July - Asarnha Bucha Day
Monday 12 August - HM Queen’s Birthday
Wednesday 23 October - Chulalongkorn Day
Thursday 5 December - HM King's Birthday
Wednesday 25 December - Christmas Day
Thursday 26 December - Boxing Day
Tuesday 31 December - New Year’s Eve

http://ukinthailand.fco.gov.uk/en/about-us/our-embassy/location-access/office-holidays
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Re: odd or interesting pics - newsreel
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2013, 12:03:02 PM »

 Old Postcard - RT @whitegirlinasia: Bangkok ice cream seller, 1909


On January 13, 2012, the cruise ship Costa Concordia crashed into a bed of rocks near the port on the Italian
island of Giglio, taking 32 lives. Although the ship owner announced that efforts to move the cruise liner
would begin in May, the ship carcass still lies halfway submerged nearly one year later
 

 

The National Children’s Day 2013 Stamp is released at 5 Baht each. It is the longest Thai stamp at 124mm longThe new stamp shows children from 10 ASEAN nations dressed in their national costumes with their respective national flags on top. The price is 5 Baht each or 20 Baht for a sheet.


Thai-large fire @ bus depot last night, Bangna-Trad rd, spread from bus to bus. 7 buses destroyed yesterday


My Movie


Thai-Rayong-Van hits pickup on way to wedding. Hit roof as car on its side. Crushed occupants.
3 dead. Raining  pics dailynews

 


Thai-Nan-van crash, hits tree, 10 injured (including foreigners) but most only minor.
pics dailynews
 

Carabao and Loso in Charity Concert for Slum Kids
Thai music legends Carabao and Sek Loso will participate in a special “Light of Hope Sek Bao” charity concert
in support of the HDF Mercy Centre. The concert will be held on Monday 14th January from 8.00pm onwards at the PAT stadium, Klong Toey. The proceeds from tickets sales will help support the education programs of the HDF Mercy Centre. Tickets are on sale for 500, 800, 1,000, and 1,500 THB.

If you can’t join the event but would like to participate in some way, you may still buy a ticket for
a Mercy child. For more information about the concert or to purchase a ticket, please contact
02-262-3456 or THAITICKETMAJOR.COM


car goes on & ends up in 7-11 store, about half in, half out. Children in car unhurt + no one in store
 
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Re: odd or interesting pics - newsreel
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2013, 03:26:03 PM »
World’s Largest Floating Bookstore Coming to Bangkok

The largest floating bookstore in the world is the Logos Hope and it will soon be on its way to Bangkok.
The ship carries over 5,000 low cost books and its mission is to visit countries where books may be hard
to come by. All of the crew are volunteers and usually sign up for one or two year contracts. The ship is
expected to arrive at Klong Toei in Bangkok on 20th February and leave on 12th March 2013.




Information From a Thai website: The bookstore will be open from 21st February to 11th March.
Tuesdays to Saturdays 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays to Mondays 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Picture of 1,128 monks walking bare foot on flower petals on the streets of Nonthaburi


It is always surprising when big companies spend lots of money on advertising, be it billboards or in magazines but they don’t bother asking a qualified person to spellcheck it. But, I guess it doesn’t matter if the master copy is correct as the person doing the typesetting cannot always read or spell English. Often you will see a “c” instead of an “e” as they look much the same to someone who cannot spell. At least in this case the shop owner tried to do something about it by adding an “r”. I guess better late than never.


A Stretch Tuk Tuk
Good for large families or maybe for group tours of Bangkok.


At first glance it looks like Kentucky Fried Chicken. But it says KFG. Kentucky Fried Gibbon?


For the last few years I have seen a campaign online by Thais to get their compatriots to stand on the right
while using escalators. In the West this is common courtesy so I guess this online campaign has been started
by Thais who studied abroad. It doesn’t really bother me as I’m never in a rush in a shopping mall, but it
is true that many Thais stand on the left and right. Posters like this are encouraging people to only stand
on the right to make room for people to walk on the left. Will it work?


Indian Sailing Ship Arrives in Bangkok Port


To commemorate 20 years of India-ASEAN partnership, India’s Training Sail Ship ‘INS Sudarshini’ is on its
historical six month ASEAN expedition which started from Kochi, India on 15 September 2012. Ambassador Anil Wadhwa and senior officials from the Government of Thailand welcomed the ‘INS Sudarshini’ at Bangkok Port at 11:30 a.m. this morning. Ambassador Anil Wadhwa is hosting a reception on 19 January 2013 at Bangkok Port to mark the arrival of ‘INS Sudarshini’ in Thailand. A ‘Shwaas Band’ cultural troupe from India will perform on this occasion.



INS Sudarshini expedition is retracing the sea routes developed during the 10th to 12th centuries, linking India with South East Asia, covering most of the modern and ancient ports in ASEAN countries. The ship expedition was conceptualized to demonstrate India’s historical proximity with its ASEAN neighbors and to commemorate the longstanding ASEAN-India maritime and trade relationship. The objective of the expedition is also to enhance people-to-people and naval links between India and the ASEAN nations. INS Sudarshini is a ‘Sail Training Ship’ built by the Goa Shipyard Ltd and was commissioned in 2011.

During last four months, INS Sudarshini has called on three Ports in India namely Kochi, Chennai and Port Blair and eight Ports in ASEAN countries namely Padang, Bali, Manado, Brunei, Cebu, Manila, Da Nang, and Sihanoukville Port.
After the Bangkok Port call, INS Sudarshini is scheduled to call at Singapore, Klang, Phuket and Yangon Ports.
Embassy of India, Bangkok is organizing marker events such as a Business Seminar focusing on Thailand and India’s North East on 18 January 2013 and an Exhibition titled “Merging Metaphors” by ASEAN artists from 18-25 January 2013.

All are cordially invited to visit ‘INS Sudarshini’ on 19-20 January 2013 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.




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Offline thaiga

Re: odd or interesting pics - newsreel
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2013, 04:09:37 PM »

 Doing it doggie style on a motorcycle.



Monkeys next to a shrimp farm in Samut Songkhram



I guess this is what they call an eco-friendly train!



Portable Toilets in the Netherlands Decorated with Buddha Images


Two images starting to go viral on Facebook at the moment are these one with over 5,000 shares in one day.
What you see here are portable toilets in Holland that have been decorated with images of the Buddha.
I don’t think any evil intent was meant here. The images are beautiful and serene and the designer probably
just wanted to beautify what could have been an ugly corner of this town. But, as we all know, Thais hold
their religion with the greatest respect. In Thailand there are many restrictions on what you can and cannot
do with images of the Buddha. Although it has never been tested here, I am sure decorating the walls of a
toilet is one of the activities which are deeply frowned upon. Naturally there is a lot of discussion on
social media about this. How far do you think this will go? Should the Dutch ambassador be called to the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs to explain himself? Or are Thai Buddhists making a mountain out of a molehill?



UPDATE on 22nd January:
RT @NoodlesoupLotus: Dutch mobile toilet company apologized for images Buddha on toilets. Today all images will be removed.


Noodle bowl with iPhone attachment


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Offline thaiga

Re: odd or interesting pics - newsreel
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2013, 02:26:30 PM »
he does luv a duck


Plastic Partition to Protect Bangkok Taxi Drivers


Plastic partitions may be common in some countries, but this is the first picture I have seen of one
in Bangkok. We often hear about taxi drivers abusing passengers, but it sometimes happens the other way
round too. As you can see in this picture, there is a small hole to pass your money through. To me I
would worry more about a head injury. There are hardly ever any working seatbelts in the back & I can
see myself crashing into the plastic partition when the driver suddenly stops. What do you think?

some food vendors are getting fed up with tourists taking pictures but not buying. This one on
Khao San Road is apparently charging 10 Baht to take a picture of the fried insects. What do you think
Fair enough or a bit cheeky



Cabinet adds April 12 as added official Songkran holiday, resulting in 5 day holiday April 12-16

The cabinet on Tuesday resolved that April 12-16 would be the official public service holiday for this year's
Songkran celebrations, deputy government spokesman Chalitrat Chantharubeksa said.

Mr Chalitrat said that Friday, April 12, was made an additional holiday because Songkran Day falls on a
Saturday, April 13.

Allowing the Songkran holiday to run for five consecutive days would enable people to travel to their
hometown in time to celebrate Songkran, and help reduce traffic which is usually very heavy during the festival.

Motorcycle narrowly misses container truck hit
Traffic cameras have captured an extraordinary escape for two men in eastern China

Motorcycle narrowly misses container truck hit


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Re: odd or interesting pics - newsreel
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2013, 12:21:39 PM »
U-Turn Bridge for Motorcycles

This is something you don’t see that often. It’s common to see pedestrian bridges and U-Turn
bridges for cars. But this is a U-Turn bridge exclusively for motorcycles. By the look of it, it’s
very popular. This one was spotted on the Chonburi bypass.



http://www.dailynews.co.th/thailand/185503

wonder what he is saying
อ่ะ มาๆๆ ร้อยเดียวพอ !!!



Police truck clamped for illegal parking
A photo of a wheel-clamped police pickup truck that was parked illegally at Srinagarind Hospital in Khon Kaen province went viral and drew praise from many netizens, reports said on Monday.

The reports said the police vehicle was locked up by a security guard at the hospital because it was parked in a prohibited area.

Most Thai netizens gave positive responses such as "Even the police must respect the law", "The police officer must relearn traffic regulations", "I hope the security guard won't be penalised for this",  and "Kudos for the security guard for doing what is right".



Truck overturns, blocks Phahon Yothin
6 Feb 2013



Largest saltwater crocodile in captivity blamed for the death of at least one person
dies in Philippines.
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Offline thaiga

Re: odd or interesting pics - newsreel
« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2013, 04:55:41 PM »
Rot Fai Park in Bangkok.

The signs here clearly say that you mustn’t park in front of the entrance way as its being used all the time. But the owner of this car decided to ignore it. The dilemma for the guards was that they didn’t have any wheel-camps. So, they decided to lock a bicycle to the front wheel!


Steve Jobs to be Unveiled at Madame Tussaud’s Bangkok on 19 March

Apple computer fans in Thailand and overseas visitors are now invited to pay tribute to one of the world’s legendary inventors and technology pioneers, as Madame Tussauds Bangkok announces a new wax figure of the late Steve Jobs which will be unveiled on 19th March 2013.

The co-founder of Apple Inc will be portrayed in his trademark relaxed style, wearing a black cotton turtle neck, Levi 501 jeans and New Balance trainers.

The pose, inspired by photographs taken at the shoot for his famous Fortune Magazine front cover in 2006, shows Jobs with arms casually folded in front of him, head tilted slightly with a warm smile. He will also be wearing replicas of his custom made Lunor spectacles.



Priority Lane at Immigration for Pregnant Men

It is great that the Immigration desk at the airport has a priority lane for families with young kids and for people in wheelchairs. But how often do you see “pregnant men”?


This is what happens when you overload your truck

I’m sure you have all seen them. Pick-up trucks that look like that they are as high as three storey buildings. It’s amazing that the police let them get away with it. I’m sure in a cross wind they would tip over causing a major road accident.

In this case they broke the axel. Not the first time that I’ve seen this.



Bilingual Books for Thai Kids

Every year there seems to be many more English language books being published locally in Thailand.

Many of these are bilingual. Great for expat families but also for Thai parents who want their kids to enjoy English. I’ve found the best way to motivate children to become fluent in English is to tell them that they will soon have access to far more books and cartoons than their friends. And it’s true.






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Re: odd or interesting pics - newsreel
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2013, 06:19:05 PM »
 :)
 

Offline thaiga

Re: odd or interesting pics - newsreel
« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2013, 05:39:56 PM »
RT@191Thailand
Tuk Tuk crashed into the barrier of the Thai-Japanese Bridge near Wat Hua Lamphong.
One dead
(Via @js100radio)


new inter-provincial boat service planned between Paknam in Samut Prakan and Pattaya/Hua Hin


Large crowds at McDonald’s in Bangkok as people queue up for a free McMuffin



Views from the 179 Meter High Tower in Samut Prakan

the 179.55 meter high observation tower that is being built in Samut Prakan. The tower will contain educational facilities for children and local people that will include a library and museum.

There will also be a viewing platform at the top. These pictures were taken with a model helicopter to give you some idea of what the view will be like once the tower is complete.

It will take about two years to finish. The observation tower is being built on the site of the old Paknam Prison close to Samut Prakan City Hall.




Posters up around the Silom/Sala Daeng area warning people about bag snatching




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Re: odd or interesting pics - newsreel
« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2013, 04:07:13 PM »

The British Embassy in Bangkok will be closed today & Monday for the Easter holiday but the US Embassy will be open as normal.

Thailand’s First Pornographic Magazine
This is Thailand’s first pornographic magazine which was printed in 1907. The name of this Playboy like magazine was called “พระตำหรับโยนี”. Only 200 copies were printed.


Central Embassy, being built on land formerly owned by the British Embassy, is supposed to open at the end of the year

The 37-storey Central Embassy Bangkok is expected to have 8 floors for retail space & a 30 storey hotel.



Motorcyclists on the Sidewalk
If you are ever on holiday in Bangkok, you need to know, as a pedestrian, that you don’t have exclusive rights to the sidewalk. Quite often it is used as an extra lane for motorcyclists. As well as this danger, you need to keep your eye open for broken manhole covers and potholes. On top of this you might find your way blocked by street vendors and parked cars. Never a dull moment in Bangkok.



The Beatles Fair 2013” in Phetchaburi, 9-10 April 2013 from 4pm-11pm next to the Phra Ram Rachaniwet



can you hear me


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Offline Baby Farts

Re: odd or interesting pics - newsreel
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2013, 10:53:29 AM »
Here's an interesting picture. This was taken at The Mall when it just opened.  as you can see there is plenty if parking everywhere, but this lazy cock-sucking f-king bastard is too f-king lazy to pull in a stall.  So what does he do?  He double parks right behind me (my car is to the right of the stall) even though there are two empty stalls next to me as you can see in the picture. This is the kind of thing that makes me wonder what the hell are these people thinking. I can't think of any logic for this display of laziness and stupidity. I ended up pushing the car all the way down to the far side of the parking lot....make him walk and wonder where his car went.
 

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Re: odd or interesting pics - newsreel
« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2013, 04:09:02 PM »
Italy has the “Leaning Tower of Pisa”, now Thailand has its very own “Leaning Tower of Bangkok


Not much left of Bus 522 after it burst into flames near Bhumipol Hospital


ไฟไหม้ รถ ปอ.522 ใกล้ ร.พ.ภูมิพล: เรื่องเล่า-เสาร์อาทิตย์ 31 มีนาคม 2556


Big fire in Buriram 31/3/2013



Where to Celebrate Songkran 2013 in Bangkok


The four main areas in Bangkok to celebrate Songkran and to get wet will most likely be Khao San Road (mainly foreigners), Silom Road (mainly Thai), RCA (Thai teenagers) and in front of Central World. There are also activities at many temples around the city and at Sanam Luang which are more traditional.

On Friday 12th April at 8 a.m., the Phra Buddha Sihing will be moved from the Putthai Sawan Pavilion at the National Museum to be housed at a ceremonial site at City Hall. The Buddha image will be carried in a floral procession to arrive at City Hall about 7pm when the official opening ceremony, presided over by the Bangkok governor will start.
On Saturday 13th April, a ceremony to offer food to 186 monks during the morning alms round will begin at 8am with a ceremony to sprinkle scented lustral water on the palms of the elderly to pay respect to them on the Thai New Year.
From 12-15 April, there will be cultural performances and music shows at the City Hall Plaza. Local products from Bangkok’s 50 districts will be sold at the event.
From 12-15 April, the four-region Songkran fair will be held at Wat Pho, Wat Suthat Thepwararam, Wat Ratchaorasaram, and Wat Srakateratchaworamahaviharn.



BANGKOK SONGKRAN PARADE – 12th April 2013

There will be a parade through Bangkok to transport the Phra Buddha Sihing image to the ceremonial site at the City Hall Plaza. Vehicles will start gathering in front of the National Museum on Sanal Luang at 7 a.m. on Friday 12th April. The parade is due to leave at 8 a.m. There will be four stops along the route:

1. Wongwian Ya in Thonburi – 10 a.m.
2. Santichaiprakarn Park on Phra Arthit Road – 1 p.m.
3. Chana Songkram Police Station on Samsen Road – 2 p.m.
4. City Hall Plaza – 3 p.m.

The sacred image will stay at the City Hall Plaza until 14th April. It will then be returned to the Putthai Sawan Pavilion at the National Museum on 15th April

SONGKRAN SILOM is from 13th to 15th April. Silom Road will be closed for people to play from 2pm to 8pm (Other source say from mid-day to midnight).

BANGKOK SONGKRAN FESTIVAL AT CENTRAL WORLD – 13-15 April 2013

The area in front of CentralWorld will be transformed into Songkran extravaganza from noon to 10pm, featuring the Carnival World, Entertainment World, Water World and Foam Party zones. The three-day fun-filled event features entertainment, food, attractions and rides such as a Ferris wheel, merry-go-rounds and games, and mini concerts by Slot Machine, Zeal and Big Ass, plus a water-splashing and foam party.

More than half of the population leave the city for the holidays. This means no traffic jams. However, getting around means a bit more of planning in order not to get wet. Don’t use the non-air con buses or tuk tuks as you could get a bucket of water in your face. Better to go for the air-con buses and taxes. However, if you avoid the main Songkran areas then you should be fine. As it is so hot, most Thais head to the shopping malls in order to enjoy the air-conditioned comfort. All the big shops, including the big attractions are all open as normal. However, you might find some of the smaller family-run shops closed for the holidays. This includes Chatuchak Market which will be open but some shops will be closed.

New 20 Baht Banknote Released on 1st April. It will be the same colour and size as the existing banknote. According to The Nation, the new design incorporates a range of advanced counterfeit-deterrent features to facilitate authentication by banknote-sorting machines, vending machines and the general public.


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« Reply #27 on: April 12, 2013, 06:35:11 PM »
Bookstores are Not Libraries

Why is it Thais like treating bookstores like a library. I wouldn’t mind so much if they didn’t also lie down making it difficult to browse books.However, what is more annoying is that it is sometimes difficult to find a book in pristine condition as they often damage the books that they read.


New Garbage Bins for Bangkok

these new garbage bins that have been appearing around Bangkok in the last few weeks. Apparently 35,000 of them have been bought at a cost of 70 million Baht. That works out at 2,000 Baht ($68) each. I’m not sure but I think you can buy for a lot cheaper than this at Big C. Obviously someone made some money on this. What do you think? Are they worth 2,000 Baht each?



3g coverage seems truemove covers most


Superhero Rescues Damsel in Distress on Bangkok’s Streets


This isn’t something that you expect to see every day on the streets of Bangkok. It looks like a damsel in distress has been captured by some nasty H2O villains. But help is at hand in the shape of a superhero. This scene unfolded at a set of traffic lights in Bangkok and was tweeted by @sebastianocc. Unfortunately he didn’t say whether the damsel was rescued in the end. Nor did he say what it was really all about.


After seeing these character in another picture posted on Facebook ,I now understand it was all an advertising gimmick for a new store opening at Central Ladprao. According to their website, “Fortron Automatic Transmission & Power Steering Concentrate is specifically formulated for the wide variety of transmission and power steering types prevalent in the Australian and South East Asian markets.”
Mystery solved.


Save energy or save money? MRT turn off escalators during the day


Blindfolded Kick Boxing poor ref.


During 2013 there are 9 long weekends. All of them are for the general public other than Royal Ploughing Ceremony which is only for government workers.

   29 December-1 January: New Year’s Day
   23-25 February: Makha Bucha Day
   6-8 April: Chakri Day
   12-16 April: Songkran Festival *
   4-6 May: Coronation Day
   11-13 May: Royal Ploughing Ceremony
   24-26 May: Visakha Bucha Day
   20-23 July: Asahana Bucha Day
   10-12 August: Queen’s Birthday

  Thai Govt declared 12 April as an extra holiday to make a 5 day weekend for Songkran
 
  enjoy yourself happy songkran


 
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Re: odd or interesting pics - newsreel
« Reply #28 on: April 23, 2013, 03:27:14 PM »

Superman sleeps but apparently Thai policemen never do. At least according to this poster



anyone fu coffee



The general emergency hotline in Thailand is 199, but if you need to call an ambulance then dial 1669. Other useful numbers for foreigners on holiday include Tourist Police (1155) and Highway Police (1196).



The Standing Buddha at Wat Intharavihan is 32 meters high & 11 metres wide



A meter deep crack on a road in Phathum Thani



Spotted at a PTT gas station in Kalasin a toilet for gays



Highway police cars crash into each other after going through a red light



Many Thais say that today is an auspicious day due to the date: 23/4/56 (In Thailand the year is 2556 BE)

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« Reply #29 on: April 29, 2013, 03:06:39 PM »

Bangkok's "Stonehenge" being dismantled at last


The concrete pillars of the abandoned Hopewell mass transit project will be demolished for a new railway on the same route.

The clearance of the pillars will cost about 200 million baht.
More than 500 concrete pillars of the Hopewell project have stood unused along the line for about 15 years.
Hopewell (Thailand) Co of Hong Kong's Hopewell Holding failed to complete the original project.


Public Holidays in Thailand During May 2013


There are three long weekend holidays in Thailand during May 2013, however only two are for the general public. The next long weekends in Thailand: Coronation Day 4-6 May, Royal Ploughing Ceremony 11-13 May (*) and Visakha Bucha 24-26 May 2013.

The Royal Ploughing Ceremony is only a holiday for government workers. However, you will find government offices including Immigration closed for the long weekend. State enterprises like the post office will also close


Old Pictures of Siam Center from 1973


It’s strange looking at these old pictures of Siam Center as there is so much space around the building. These days it is difficult to get a clear picture as it is hemmed in on all sides but not only other malls, but also the skytrain tracks. These pictures, posted on the sanook.com forums, were taken back in 1973 shortly after its opening. At the time, Siam Center was one of the first shopping malls in Bangkok. It has been renovated a number of time including after a fire in 1995. It has recently re-opened after another major refurbishment.


Watch True Visions Anywhere on your Smartphone or Tablet


Some interesting news coming out from a TrueVisions press conference in Bangkok. Apparently they will be launching a “TrueVisions Anywhere” app on 1st May 2013 where you will be able to watch up to 120 channels on your smartphone or tablet.but the idea is that you will soon be able to watch any channel, any time, anywhere by using 3G on your smartphone. The app for this will be released in iTunes & Google Play on 1st May. After you download you need to register. The first year will be free.


Maidreamin’ Cafe Opens in Bangkok with Cute Thai Girls


If it’s your dream to visit a themed restaurant where cute Thai girls dress up in maid uniforms, then you will probably enjoy the new Bangkok restaurant called Maidreamin. First opened in Japan, the latest branch is now here in our city at Gateway Ekamai on Soi Sukhumwit 42. As you arrive, two maids come to greet you and escort you to your table. Opening hours are 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily.


I must say, this looks to be a very expensive restaurant even if they do have “entertainment”. Would you go there at this price?

Tickets for the Liverpool match in Bangkok goes on sale on 4 May from ThaiTicketMajor priced 500B-5,000B. Match on 28 July.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday for the Barcelona football match in Bangkok on 7 August. 800-4,000B from ThaiTicketMajor

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