Daring Thai Cave Rescue has song launch - 'Where the Eagles Fly'
No one in the world will forget the scenes when 12 boys and their soccer coach were found alive in Thailand’s Tham Luang cave system near Chiang Rai in late June 2018. Chiang Rai based British cave diver Vern Unsworth was the first foreign rescuer at the scene and played a crucial role in the rescue efforts. Movies, mini-series, documentaries and books have been and are still being produced to capture the 18-day drama. There are also songs- "Where the Eagles Fly" was co-written and produced by Will Robinson of The Isan Project, to pay tribute to Vern Unsworth. The music video was shown first in Bangkok recently at a special event attended by the media, tourism authority representatives and the hero himself. One of the key moments at the event was when former tourism minister, Senator Weerasak Kowsurat, who was involved on site in the rescue mission’s decision-making, produced a water stained note hand written by Vern during the first days of the drama. These days Vern Unsworth is also keeping busy consulting on TV & movie projects such as “Thirteen Lives”, directed by Apollo 13 director, Ron Howard. You can watch the full music video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFS35z_3RE4
Pattaya Thailand - 'Walking Street' ghost town
It has changed so much! In October 2019 the streets of Pattaya were overflowing with tourists. Up to 15 million people visited this beachside city each year. The attractions were bustling with local and foreign visitors, beach road and the main South Pattaya beach strip overflowed with sun seekers while the famous Walking street was heaving with bars, clubs and scores of sightseers. October 2020 and the beaches are deserted, go-go bars stand empty and cabarets have shut their doors. Business has ground to a standstill thanks to the worldwide travel restrictions resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. For one of the world's most infamous tourism hotspots, the economic devastation is crippling.
Bang Saray Thailand - A charming fishing village and its hideaway Beach Club
The fishing village of Bang Saray and its fabulous long sandy beach are among the most pleasant destinations in the Pattaya area, as well as being a very small, quaint town with a very local atmosphere. In this episode we visit the Bang Saray Club, a hideaway nestled on a beach at the end of Bang Saray village. An idyllic setting in which to enjoy a glass or two or a leisurely meal. David Goulden Khun Suwana Viroonchan.
High tech platform revs-up used car auctions in Thailand
Motto Auction was established in Thailand in 2002 and took over the office of world renowned international vehicle auction company Manheim which began in this business in 1945. Across Motto's 13 Thailand locations, every year, the company handles over 100,000 vehicle transports, processes over 4 million documents, supports over 3,000 dealers and generates around 6 billion baht in transactions. And that's both in facilities like this and online. With all the data gathered through Motto's sales, and the new normal brought about thanks to the Covid 19 pandemic, creating an online marketplace made perfect sense. The result is MottoRaka.com. Supporting the governments 'Thailand 4.0' directive, it's the first AI-driven data website to facilitate fair pricing deals for those wishing to sell their cars or buy a second-hand car in Thailand. Compiled from over 20 years of data, the Thai-language website not only assists, buyers & sellers but also dealers along with financial and insurance entities. It incorporates Classified Car Listings, editorial content and a Dealers' platform – in essence a digital manual to refer to for fair and trustworthy depreciation value of any vehicle brand and model.
Dreaming about Lamai Beach - Koh Samui Thailand
Lamai Beach is Samui's second-largest resort area after Chaweng. It is quieter and less bustling than its big sister, but still with plenty of accommodation, dining and shopping options, and some great spas and tourist sites to explore. Located in the central area of Samui’s east coast, the beach at Lamai is considered by many visitors to be the most beautiful one on the island. Downtown Lamai is pretty small and features an agreeable dining, shopping and bar scene; a great place to wander round after sunset. Lamai is also close to one of Samurai's tourist attractions - Hin Ta and Hin Yai
Patpong Museum - Art in red-light Bangkok Thailand
Patpong Museum is a well kept secret in the heart of Bangkok's red-light district. Despite its location, its an attraction that's safe enough for the whole family. We take a look, through the eyes of the owners own children, at a collection of unique and rare memorabilia. In this episode Olivia focus's on popular pieces of art hanging in the Patpong Museum including items by Thailand's high profile Tawan Wattuya.
Touring a deserted Patpong - Bangkok's historic Red-light Playground
A charming quick tour through the empty streets of Patpong, one of Bangkok's well known inner city red light roads. Not many years ago, Patpong was the heart of the city. The tour is being taken through the eyes of children whose parents own the local Patpong Museum. Currently the family are assisting local people struggling through the Covid-19 shutdowns throughout Thailand.. Patpong Museum is a well kept secret in the heart of Bangkok's red-light district. Despite its location, its an attraction that's safe enough for the whole family. Touring a deserted Patpong - Bangkok's historic Red-light Playground
Patpong Museum - Red-light Bangkok
Patpong Museum is a well kept secret in the heart of Bangkok's red-light district. Despite its location, its an attraction that's safe enough for the whole family. We take a look, through the eyes of the owners own children, at a collection of unique and rare memorabilia. Ben's story focus's on the history of Air America during the Vietnam War.
Samui - Racing with EasyKart in Chewang Beach Thailand
EasyKart has several adrenaline fused go-kart racing complexes around Thailand. The first EasyKart branch was opened in Bangkok in 2004, an indoor complex on the 2nd Floor of a Royal City Avenue shopping center and their second opening was their extremely popular Pattaya out door-complex next to the famous Walking Street. Their most recent branch is in Chewang Koh Samui. We highly recommend that give it a go. Highly professional and a great day out!
Charming Bophut Beach - Koh Samui Thailand
Bophut Beach and its famous Fisherman's Village is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Koh Samui Thailand. Located on Samui Island's north coast, its three kilometre long beach faces Koh Phangan and, despite its ever-growing success, it still holds its original rustic authenticity In the evenings, the narrow Fisherman's Village Walking Street comes alive and its adjoining streets are crammed with restaurants, market stalls and shoppers visiting from all across Koh Samui. The atmosphere is fabulous!
Bangkok Expats surviving Covid 19
While the number of Coronavirus deaths in Thailand has been significantly lower than many nations, the economic impact has been immediate and severe. Millions of Thai people have lost their jobs – especially those employed in tourism and entertainment industries. For many Expats too, the results have also been devastating. When Mike Major and Steve Ross of the Bangkok Expats online business community saw the situation facing many Expats in Bangkok, they founded an initiative called 'Helping Hands'. A positive look at how, in the midst of crisis, true generosity shines. www.bangkokexpats.org Bkkfightscovid19.com
Hungry Monkey's amok in the city of Lopburi Thailand
Due to a food shortage through the current lack of tourism, thousands of monkeys ran amok and maraud through the Thai city of Lopburi. Concerned locals deliver supply fruit to the hungry creatures
Venturing out in Bangkok during Covid-19 lock-down
Bangkok is a much quieter city these days as Thailand closed all non-essential travel and business in an effort to curb the spread of corona virus. Some restaurants are now starting to open but entertainment districts remain closed and tourism remains badly affected. Raine Grady takes a walk through her own inner city neighbourhoods
British photographer and writer Ben Davies has made it his mission to capture the hidden charm and old-world splendor of parts of Bangkok. From the winding alleys of Chinatown to grand riverside mansions you can glimpse the extraordinary history of Thailand’s yesteryear. Over 5 years, using a large format Linhof film camera he captured images like this – which he then published into his recently launched book Vanishing Bangkok. After spending two decades working on assignments all over Southeast Asia Ben was shocked by the speed with which old buildings like this were disappearing.
Sangkhlaburi Thailand - Jungle adventures on the Burmese Border
Sangkhlaburi's forests are wilder and less visited than most trekking destinations in northern Thailand. A true jungle adventure where we end up bamboo rafting through a dense forest. Traveling to Sangkhlaburi is a great way to get really off the beaten track in Thailand. For many visitors, Sangkhlaburi is just too far out of the way. That is great news if you are looking for a true adventure destination. The most difficult part about traveling to Sangkhlaburi is simply getting there. The town is at a dead end of a 200 km road north-west of Kanchanaburi. It is the one road in and out, no loops to be made from here. Once you make it to Sangkhlaburi though, there are few great destinations to visit.
Sangkhlaburi - Stunning tribal Thai town on the Burmese Border
Sangkhlaburi is a serene small town on the Burmese border located about 5 hours northwest of Bangkok in the province of Kanchanaburi Thailand. It is a unique rustic untouched destination to unwind, relax, eat and to meet the diverse local people. Sangkhlaburi is split into two parts, a Thai one and a Mon part called Wangka. The two parts are connected by an amazing wooden bridge. This Mon bridge is one of the most famous attractions in Sangkhlaburi as well as its sunken old temple, the only part left after its ancient city was drowned by its dam.
Thailand Island Paradise - Koh Lanta & Koh Rok
Koh Lanta is an exotic island with pristine beaches and balmy weather. Its comprised of 52 islands in the southernmost region of Thailand's Krabi Province, of which the largest and best-known is Koh Lanta Yai. The island is approximately seventy kilometres from Krabi, and offers an appealing escape from highly popular tourist destinations like Phuket and Phi Phi. Located 30 kilometers south of Koh Lanta, Koh Rok island is actually 2 uninhabited islands: Koh Rok Nok and Koh Rok Nai separated by a hundred meters which allows you to go easily from one to the other. No locals live on the island. There are only rangers from the national parks. Ko Rok offer beautiful beaches with turquoise and crystal clear water, a real postcard landscape !
Trisara Phuket - Thailand top dream resort
Trisara Phuket is one of the most luxurious and private five-pearl properties in Thailand. Its a luxury resort on the North Western tip of Phuket with an exceptional selection of Private Pool Villas & an exquisite Private Beach. Truly a tropical Thai Paradise! Luxury Escapes - Trisara Resort Phuket
Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Bangkok
The Thailand based Maximum Performance Wellness Clinics use American protocols to improve the negative effects of low testosterone in the body. As one gets older, testosterone levels gradually decline typically about 1% a year after age 30. It is important to determine in older men if a low testosterone level is simply due to the decline of normal aging or if it is due to a disease. Testosterone Replacement Therapy is available in two convenient Maximum Performance city center clinics based in Bangkok and Pattaya www.maximumclinic.com
Cooking Thai food with Bo Lan - Thai Rice Noodle with Prawns
Chef couple Duangporn Songvisava (Bo) and Dylan Jones (lan) have been serving royal Thai dishes to much fanfare for nearly a decade. The heritage of the cuisine is respected, but there is a touch of modernity in the presentation. In this episode Ian prepares Thai rice noodle with pineapple, chili and prawns