The Black Durian of Chantaburi, Thailand :D

Above: This is not your everyday durian, but the rare and much-coveted ‘black durian’ that fruit orchardists usually keep for themselves and exclusively share with their loved ones. View this post on Instagram The story of the much-coveted black durian of Chantaburi is now on my blog. Link via bio. #durian #thailand #chantaburi #JoyfulChanthaburi #LocalStrength #Thailand #amazinggolocal...

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The Different Sides of Thailand In “One Night Stay with Locals”

Above: Dinner at Ban Sam Chong Nuea community in Phang Nga, south of Thailand. Above: Be at one with waters at Pa Tew Community (Bang Son) in Chumphon. Localism is on the rise as evidently in latest get-to-know local program by the Tourism Authority of Thailand. Their newly-launched ‘One Night Stay with Locals’ is packed with 13 new programs that spread from North to South and everything in between. Choose from small villages in Phang...

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Some New Exhibit Arrangements at Bangkok National Museum

Above: Hun Luang or Hun Yai or royal puppet theatre.  I always fell for something old and marvellous than something new and shiny. A few weeks ago, we were in town, browsing through the National Museum where we occasionally go back just to collect whatever we had missed the previous visits. Found out that the Assarawinitchai Hall and complex which had been under renovation is now complete with new arrangements of the beautiful...

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The Rare, Historic, Glass Plate Negatives Exhibition at Bangkok National Gallery

Plate photography or glass plate photography is a type of photo-producing technique that uses a thin glass plate coated with light-sensitive emulsion as a capturing medium.  Plate photography replaced the earlier Daguerreotype process, and preceded the widely-used celluloid film process, which now, as we know, has just almost been entirely replaced by digital photography. And that captures the four eras of photography that we know of in this...

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The Oriental Spa ‘Essence of Thailand’ at Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Mandarin Oriental Bangkok’s the Oriental Spa is a short boat ride away from the hotel’s more familiar side of their beautiful classic buildings. Still, you will not be able to see it even if you are perched on the riverside and try to steal a glimpse. Tucked away behind everything – the hustle and the sounds – is this place where, in total serenity, people come for a total get-away and rejuvenation. A complete quality...

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So, You Want to be a Chef? The Okura Prestige Bangkok Cooking Competition 2018

Above: The five finalists with Yamazato’s Master Chef Shigeru Hagiwara (the  one with the black cap crouching in the middle), the judges, Okura Prestige Bangkok’s General Manager Edward E Snoeks (the one in suit), and Director of Marketing Communications Vipasiri Napawongdee (the beautiful Khun Lek, furthest left third row).  For those who want to be a chef, this is one great opportunity for real professional kitchen experience...

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Cafe de Norasingha Phya Thai Palace, Bangkok | กาแฟนรสิงห์ พระราชวังพญาไท

It is not everyday that you get to have lunch at a palace, and also in this case, a cafe that is the homage to Thailand’s oldest Western style cafe back in the reign of King Rama VI or King Vajiravudh (1910-1925) during which Siam was high on westernization and modernization. The cafe was called Cafe de Norasingha (กาแฟนรสิงห์) then as it is called now. But the venue has changed. From the area called ‘Sua...

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เที่ยวพระราชวังพญาไท | Phya Thai Palace, Bangkok

  แต่วันนี้เป็นต้นไป ณ พระที่นั่งพิมานจักรี พระราชวังพญาไท มีจัดแสดงนิทรรศการ “พระผู้ทรงเป็นนิรันดร์” ซึ่งเป็นนิทรรศการมัลติมีเดีย แสดงพระราชประวัติ...

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เที่ยววังบางขุนพรหม | Bang Khun Phrom Palace, Bangkok

  (⬇︎ภาษาไทยด้านล่าง⬇︎) the Beaten Path, And Into a Historical Valley. It has become our mission of late to spend our weekends exploring our very own native city (born and bred, no less). We have always dreaded Bangkok’s nasty ridiculous traffic that always holds us back from going places like we actually wanted to. But after some successful planning, here we are, getting the most out of each...

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