Karma Studios & ProPlugin form ProKarma to assist emerging songwriters
When it comes to producing some of Thailand and the world’s most famous bands Karma Studios near Bangsaray, in the Gulf of Thailand, is one of the industry’s most recognizable names. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrLhR1wbw0E Founded by music industry executive Chris Craker it’s become the ‘spiritual home’ for artists and bands to create their very best work away from the stresses of the real world. Likewise, Thailand’s ProPlugin, founded in 2004, is one of the country’s most trusted musical supply outlets, headed up by music lover Joe Traithep Srikara. Now the two friends have joined forces to form ProKarma Edutainment - A collaborative effort to assist young and emerging songwriters in Thailand
The So Sofitel Hotel Bangkok celebrate their 5th anniversary
So Sofitel Bangkok is one of the cities top glamorous hotels. It recently celebrated its 5th anniversary and we were there to join in the party
Khao Yai attractions - Panorama Farm's mushrooms and a taste of Italy at Palio Village
Khao Yai is a year-round getaway destination just three hours’ drive from Bangkok. Khao Yai is blessed with ideal weather conditions and many high quality attractions to lure tourists
Jungle Aid in action - Hands-on help for a Karen Village near Hua Hin
50km inland from the upmarket Thai beach resort of Hua Hin, an international team of volunteers delivers medical assistance, donated clothing and broad smiles to a poverty-stricken ethnic Karen village
Play La Ploen - Buriram's highly entertaining Flora & Adventure Park
Located on the outskirts of Buriram Province in Thailand's North East, Play La Ploen is a hybrid petting zoo, beautiful garden, adventure & water park, cultural center, and hotel all rolled into one fabulous property. First opened in 2011, it represents tremendous value for the whole family www.playlaploen.com Ph: 044 699 435
Minburi - Bangkok's top enduro racing playground
This lovely lakeside setting located in Minburi, on the eastern outskirts of Bangkok, was to play host to 2 days of knobbly tyred, adrenaline fueled, delightfully dusty enduro action organized by Kawasaki!.
Ride Thailand - A Petchabun adventure tour with Kawasaki
Kawasaki call them "adventure tours", a fully guided professional tour to the best locations in various regions and provinces throughout Thailand. The starting point for this tour was Petchabun, a north central province of Thailand where a group of Versys enthusiasts embark on a tranquil journey north of here through Phitsanulok, Uttaradit and eventually ending up at the fabulous Sri Nan National park in Nan.
We make merit by enlisting the aid of elephants at Wat Pa Arjiang
Wat Pa Arjiang Elephant Temple and Sanctuary near Surin in north east Thailand, is a monument to a giant mythical elephant named Erawan, who was the mount for the Hindu god Indra. Wat Pa Arjiang has been nine years in the making and there’s still a fair bit of work to be done before it’s completed. The organisation keeps a fairly low profile, compared to other similar ones in Surin, and doesn’t have a website or email address, Telephone details: 081 760 3761, 081 065 5575, or 081 977 6680
An enlightening Doi Inthanon climb to Phra Kruba Pan Titamano
Wat Phra Tha Sri Phu Chinawong on the road to Doi Internon in Chiangmai’s Maewung district, is the home of Phra Kruba Pan Titamano. The temple is over one thousand years old and is a rich source of inspiration with its metaphysical mix of modern and ancient works of art www.vimuttdhamma.org +66-86-924 1992
Thailand Gravity Series - Mountain Bike racing in Hua Hin
Mountain Bike downhill racing is alive and flourishing in Thailand. The foothills of the popular seaside city of Hua Hin was the latest venue for the 4th leg of this years’ Thailand Gravity series. One hundred and twenty long term Expats, International tourists & Riding stars … and a large happy Thai contingent of enthusiasts converged for the week-end event
Enduro training with Kawasaki in Chachoengsao
Chachoengsao is an ideal enduro playground just on the outskirts of Bangkok. Kawasaki ‘s structured course was designed to enhance the confidence of both novice and experienced riders. The participants were afforded the expert guidance of riding pro's and put through their paces in a vast number of scenarios typical of what they were likely to be forced to reckon with out on their own in the bush
The Ploenchit Fair 2016
The first Ploenchit Fair was in 1957. It is now the largest annual expat gathering in Thailand www.bctfn.com
Pattani - A fascinating cultural mix in the deep south of Thailand
With a population of around 40,000, Pattani is one of four provinces located in Southern Thailand where the majority of the population are Malay Muslim. The main language spoken is Patani Malay, although most also speak Thai
Rockademy - Bangkok's very cool 'School of Rock'
Rockademy is not just a music school. It’s more like a music community where music lovers come to hang out, exchange ideas, enjoy beverages and regularly watch performances from up & coming bands www.rockademythailand.com
Shark Helmets manufacture for their huge world market out of Rayong!
Made right here in Rayong Thailand, and distributed throughout the world, Advanced Composite Systems is a subsidiary of Shark Thailand, founded originally in France in 1986 and has 5,000 sales outlets worldwide. Mr Jose Lantenois, the General Manager, kindly accompanies us on our whirlwind tour!
Kawasaki launch their new big bike dealership showroom in Sakon Nakhon
Major Japanese motorbike manufacturer Kawasaki are now well represented in the deep north east, making it 45 dealerships throughout Thailand. We visit their brand new showroom just outside of the airport. Their launch day included intensive training and a bubbly superbike evening party
MaxFit #31 - Squats
Some more of MaxFit's favorite weight training & cardio exercise tips
Beyond the Lines - Interview with American writer - Jake Needham
Bangkok based musician Keith Nolan interviews interesting expats who make Thailand an important part of their life
Discovering Sakon Nakhon
A destination in the North East of Thailand which is often overlooked, 650 km’s by road from Bangkok or a 70 minute flight, is the beautiful township of Sakon Nakhon. With a population of around 76,000 people, there is loads to do and to see whilst exploring this fabulous, surprisingly interesting lesser known Issan town
Iron Buffalo racing on the outskirts of Bangkok
Thai farmers regularly organize provincial fun weekends where they drag-race their metallic friends at high speeds across muddy rice fields