Summertime Afternoon Tea at Peacock Alley, Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

The Peacock Alley of the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok - named after the lobby-floor corridor of the original Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, which opened in 1897, is a place to gather, sit and talk. Now their newly-launched Summertime Afternoon Tea makes all occasions even creamy and scrumptious. Introduced along with the Milan-born executive pastry chef Andrea Noli, this indulgence highlights the bright tastes of Thai fruits.

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You’ll Have to Come to Lipe to See the Lipe Sea

Thai people have a word for those with frustratingly always innocent and optimistic views of the world. We call them 'beautiful-world people' or 'Puak Lok Suay.' I am definitely not one of those, and this is my not-so-rosy review of Koh Lipe in Satun, southern Thailand. This is a paradise so fragile, it can easily be ruined by an inconsiderate next door neighbour. What can we do better with our environment and human manners?

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My New Column on ThaiPBSWorld.com

This is my debut column on ข่าวต่างประเทศ ไทยพีบีเอส (www.thaipbsworld.com). My weekly contributions will cover Thai food and places and perhaps a bit of intrinsic culture of our country - a lifestyle column on the channel that is known more for their insightful political and social coverage. And I feel honoured. :D

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Je Hiang Fish Ball Noodle, Bo-Be Market Saphan 4, Bangkok | เจ๊เฮียงลูกชิ้นปลา ตลาดโบ๊เบ๊ สะพาน 4

Tucked away in the wholesale Bo-Be Market Saphan 4 near Klong Phadung Krung Kasem of Bangkok is this 80-year-old fishball noodle kiosk where people queue up patiently and quietly for a bowl of really delicious old-school slurp. And you may need some protocols to order and enjoy, too. :D

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