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Roadhouse Barbecue in Bangkok, Thailand – Awesome American-Style Barbecue

  If you’re an American in Bangkok, Thailand and desperate for some real downhome cooking, you can’t go wrong with Roadhouse Barbecue. One of the largest barbecue restaurants I’ve ever seen (it’s three storeys), sure, it’s weird it’s located in Bangkok but, when you taste the incredible burgers, barbecued ribs, steaks, pulled pork sandwiches and …

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How to Lay Sandbags in Bangkok’s Floods – Your House Will Flood If You Don’t Do It Correctly

At Tasty Thailand we are fascinated by the use of sandbags in Bangkok. Sandbags that are used in an attempt to stop floods reaching into houses and other buildings. In just about every area sandbags are being used, they are just not working, with flood waters appearing in the building they are trying to protect …

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Don Mueang Airport Closes Due to Floods – Nok Air Suspends Service, Orient Thai Moves to Suvarnabhumi

Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport has finally given up the ghost. After struggling since Friday to remain open and to keep flights up in the air, the airport has finally announced it just cannot do it anymore, and closed at 7pm tonight. Don Mueang Airport has been under some water since Friday, in Bangkok’s worst flooding …

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How to Find Out if Your House is Under Water in Bangkok? Is My House Flooded Can Help You

If you are currently away from Bangkok and worried about your house, or have friends in the city and want to know if they are under water, there is a handy website that can tell you. All you need to know is the zip code of the house and the website ‘Is My House Flooded’ …

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What Will Happen in Bangkok Floods if Worst-Case Scenario Occurs?

As Bangkok continues to swirl with rumor and panic and water continues to arrive near the city from the north, a Thai water expert, Dr Seri Suprathit, has given more details if the worst-case scenario happens and Bangkok is completely flooded. And honestly, it’s not as bad as you might expect. Dr. Seri says, of …

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Which Buses Should You Take to Get to Bangkok’s Best Shopping Malls?

  Many visitors to Bangkok, Thailand would love to take one of the city’s thousands of buses when they go shopping but, as most destinations are written on the buses in Thai, if they don’t know the bus numbers, it seems impossible. Actually, taking a bus to one of Bangkok’s best shopping malls is easy …

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TAT Does Wonderful Job with Bird McIntyre Video “Rong Hai Tham Mai” – “Why the Tears?”

In recent years, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has put out some amazing videos about Thailand in an effort to increase tourism here. One they did this year, that many didn’t see, as it was aimed at the Chinese tourism market, was a music video by one of Thailand’s most famous singers, Thongchai “Bird” …

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Best Chiang Mai Coffee Houses and Cafes with Free Wi-Fi Internet

  For many tourists in Chiang Mai, while they want a relaxing and fun holiday, they also want access to free Wi-Fi internet, to check e-mails and surf the net and, sometimes, even for business. Luckily, Chiang Mai has hundreds of wonderful cafes and coffee houses, many of which offer free Wi-Fi internet. On your …

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Which Tourist Areas in Thailand are Not Affected by the Floods?

If you are a tourist and worried about an upcoming trip to Thailand because of the country’s massive floods, don’t be. Other than Ayutthaya, most other areas of the country most-travelled to by tourists are unaffected by the floods and Bangkok, although affected in the far northern suburbs, is still unaffected around most tourist areas. …

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Flood Water Arriving in Bangkok as Government Opens Flood Gates

The moment everyone in Bangkok has been worrying about for weeks has arrived. Thai news is reporting flood waters have officially arrived in Bangkok as the government-ordered opening of the flood gates occurred a few hours ago. The water level in several klongs (canals) has risen and reports say water on Pahonyothin Road in northern …

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Thailand’s Portable Floating Flood Toilets – Even When the Water’s Coming You Still Might Need a Bathroom

I have always loved the ingenuity of the Thais. A race that seems to be able to make beautiful things out of practically nothing, the latest invention is the Thai Flood Toilet. Using just a typical Thai plastic stool, Thai students from Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Architecture are roping in volunteers to help them make …

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Bangkok Will Flood in Next 24-48 Hours as Waters Released and Diverted into Ocean

The Thai government of Yingluck Shinawatra has finally admitted the flooding of certain areas of Bangkok is inevitable. Eastern parts of the city will be flooded in the next couple of days, as the government has no choice but to release a build up of flood waters that’s flowed down from the northern part of …

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Floods Arrive in Northern Bangkok Suburbs – City May Flood in Next Two Days

  On the news in Thailand over the last week, the Thai government has repeatedly said Bangkok will not flood. But, Thai newspapers in the last hour are now reporting one of Bangkok’s largest shopping malls, Future Park Rangsit in northern Bangkok, has just had to close as flood waters are now at 30 centimetres …

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Future Park Mall Rangsit Closes After Floods Reach Northern Bangkok

  As some members of the Thai government and the Bangkok governor continue to say “Bangkok is safe”, word out is that Future Park Rangsit Mall has just closed, after flooding on Pahonyothin right in front of the mall has already reached 30 centimetres. Future Park Rangsit is only about 8 miles north of Central …

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