Month: June 2011

Things You Should Know Before Bringing Your Laptop to Thailand

We often get asked by would-be visitors to Thailand if a) they should bring their laptop and b) will it be easy to find internet connections. The answers to both questions are “Yes” and “Fast Wi-Fi internet connections are all over main cities in Thailand and main tourist areas.” Unless you’re camping out in the …

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Free EFL/ESL Lesson Plan: Teach English Vocabulary With Pop Music

  Some of the best and most fluent English speakers I’ve met in Thailand have been Thais who taught themselves English listening to English language pop music. Children all over the world love music and particularly pop music, so using it in an EFL/ESL class can be a successful, and fun, way to teach English …

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K’s Cafe at Kinokuniya, Siam Paragon – Don’t Miss Their Monthly Discounts

One great deal a lot of people in Bangkok miss is the “Special Menu of the Month” from K’s Cafe, inside the Kinokuniya bookstore at Siam Paragon. K’s Cafe serves a small menu of Thai and International dishes, at relatively inexpensive prices to start with, but, when you order their “Special Menu of the Month”, …

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Cheerleading in Thailand – Bangkok University Leads The Way, Silver Medalists at 2011 ICU World Championship

  It’s not surprising Thailand is so good at cheerleading. School spirit is instilled into Thai kids from the minute they arrive there when they’re five, and with following orders, always being happy, and being part of a team so important in Thai culture, Thais are naturals as cheerleaders. That’s why, when Bangkok University won …

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Free EFL/ESL Lesson Plan: Improve English Vocabulary with Hidden Object Games for Kids in Thailand

One of the main problems EFL/ESL students in Thailand have is learning new English vocabulary. Often, their grammar skills will be quite good, but without a rapidly increasing vocabulary, communication skills stay low. A fun way to improve your EFL/ESL students’ English vocabulary is by playing hidden object games (HOGs) on a computer. While they may …

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Naka Market, Phuket – Looking For Cheap Shopping? This Weekend Evening Market is the Place

  Planning a trip to Phuket, Thailand and love cheap shopping? Then don’t miss the island’s biggest weekend market – Naka Market, located in Phuket City. It gets up and running properly every weekend around 4pm, although it starts at 1pm, and has a huge number of stalls for you to shop at or eat …

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Citizen Dog (Mah Nakorn) – One of Thailand’s Most Successful Movies

If you enjoy watching Thai movies, one little gem you might have missed is a 2004 release called “Citizen Dog” (in Thai Mah Nakorn). One of the most stunningly beautiful movies to ever come out of Thailand, it’s also weird, surreal and quite bizarre. Often compared with the French movie ‘Amelie‘, Citizen Dog tells the …

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Video Tour of Yaowarat – Check It Out Before You Visit

Yaowarat, Bangkok’s Chinatown, is a popular tourist attraction for millions of tourists every year. Whether from outside the country or from right here in Thailand, visitors flock to Yaowarat for some of the best seafood in the city, the cheapest shopping, the most gold shops and all available in an incredibly exotic atmosphere. If you …

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Ratchadamnoen Muay Thai Boxing Stadium – Ticket Prices and Fight Times

One of the best places to see a live Muay Thai kickboxing fight in Bangkok is at Ratchadamnoen Stadium. The city’s oldest Muay Thai stadium, the Ratchadamnoen Stadium opened in 1945, right after the Second World War,  and has been going strong ever since. Ratchadamnoen is open Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.  Fights begin at …

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Is Getting an Education Visa in Thailand Cheaper Than Doing Visa Runs?

Many people still seem to be confused about getting an education visa in Thailand. Is it cheaper than continually doing visa runs? Or should you just continue with the visa runs? For these two questions, the answers are “Almost the same price”, and “No”, and here is why. Is an Education Visa Cheaper than Visa …

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Can A Thai School Keep Your Passport If You’re Working For Them?

  Many western teachers come to Thailand to teach English and are completely out of their depth. A fair percentage of Thai school administrators have the morals of a snake and go to the most disgusting lengths possible to mess with their foreign teachers. Unwary teachers, new in Thailand, get into a mess, often because …

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Don’t Miss The Amazing Thailand Grand Sale – Cheap Shopping, Discounts Up To 80%

  One of the best times of year to visit Thailand is during the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale. During the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale, it’s not just massive shopping malls that participate, it’s also supermarkets, small boutiques, and even market stalls. In 2011, there’s a push to spotlight locally-produced products. With Thailand creating some of …

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How Much Money Do I Need to Retire to Thailand and Live Comfortably?

  Beyond the actual amount required by Thai immigration so they’ll give you a retirement visa (either 800,000 baht in a Thai bank account – ($26,650) – or 65,000 baht proveable income every month ($2,180), many people thinking of retiring to Thailand worry about how much money they’ll need. While Thailand is still quite inexpensive …

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Intercontinental Hotel, Bangkok – Luxury, Comfort and a Superb Location

The Intercontinental Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, couldn’t be a better hotel or in a more perfect location. It’s the first hotel I stayed in Bangok, and I’ve stayed there several times since, so couldn’t wait to write up a review. The Intercontinental is part of the Intercontinental Hotels Group, a hotel group known worldwide for …

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Take A Chao Praya River Tourist Boat Tour, But Watch The Video First

Tenface has a small selection of Bangok videos on YouTube that are absolutely excellent. If you’re not familiar with them, Tenface is a cool, Bangkok boutique hotel that also understands their customers often like to see videos of where they’re going, before they get there. That’s why they’ve added some extremely useful information to their …

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