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A Singaporean's guide to living in Thailand

Discussion in 'The Courtyard Café' started by Leongsam, Jan 10, 2012.

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    That breakfast at 213,200, appears expensive?
    How much in SGD?
     
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    Shift 4 decimals so its $21
     
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    Despite the odds, Thais express themselves -indicative of their free spirit. Unlikely you get scenes like this back home :cool:

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    Pro-election demonstrators hold anti-junta signs near Democracy Monument on Ratchadamnoen Avenue on Saturday. The signs say: "Destroy dictatorship eggs", "Stop putting off the election" and "Stop power...

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    Today go again for lunch, sibeh shiok

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    Creative in up country:cool:

    Villagers use YouTube clips to catch edible insect

    Around Thailand February 12, 2018 14:24
    By The Nation

    Villagers in Nakhon Ratchasima have learned to make money from YouTube without posting video clips. Instead, they are using certain clips to draw out a type of edible insect for them to catch to sell. 677ce2bad98566a4fd9cb986660d6427-sld.jpg

    Residents of Ban Muean Tee in Tambon Don Chomphu in Nakhon Ratchasima's Non Sung district, said they have been earning Bt450 to Bt500 a night from using YouTube clips to attract mole crickets.

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    Several clips of sounds made by mole crickets, called “maeng kachon” or “maek gee chon” in Thai, have been made available along with instructions how to use them.

    The villagers play the clips on their mobile phones that are connected with large speakers, and the sound draws the insects towards them.

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    Somporn Tiangpolkrung, 48, said he caught three or four kilograms of mole crickets per night after the playing the clips for about two or three hours. He sold the insects for Bt150 per kilogram.

    He said the villagers received orders for the insects from friends who were food vendors.
     
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    Also MIA now. Nothing new with the rich, just like Red Bull scion
     
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    Back from Jakarta went to have Thai food immediately

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    Moo dat deow
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    This dinner with 3 bottles of Singha beer costs 850 baht, cheap cheap $36

    Owner is this very famous singer Pai Pongsatorn
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    Name of the stall is "Baan deow gan" which is the title of this great hit
     
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    A bargain at $36.
    It looks like the cost of living in LOS, is very reasonable.
     
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    Final preparation before I leave Bnagkok

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    Thailand's Mr Bean plays jails for laughs

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    Now Mongkol tours Thailand performing sketches and posing for selfies as the famously buffoonish character. (Photo: AFP/LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA)
    14 Feb 2018 12:01PM

    NAHON NAYOK, Thailand: With the signature red tie, brown blazer, briefcase and teddy bear, a Thai computer technician has become a national sensation through his uncanny Mr Bean impersonations that are tickling a country that loves slapstick comedy.

    Mongkol Preechajan, a 43-year-old father from Phuket with more than a passing resemblance to the British character played by Rowan Atkinson, shot to fame after trying out the miming routine on the popular Thailand's Got Talent TV show in 2016.

    The video went viral - one YouTube clip has been watched over five million times - turning Mongkol into an overnight celebrity in a country where Mr Bean is among the most popular foreign comic turns, in part because his speechless routines cut through language barriers.

    Mongkol Preechajan, Thailand's Mr Bean, rehearses before performing for prison inmates. (Photo: AFP/LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA)

    Mongkol said his fascination with Mr Bean started as a teenager, when he became a fan of the British show and the character's "cheeky and cute personality".

    He has since spent hours twisting his face and arching his eyebrows in front of a mirror to hone Mr Bean's trademark expressions.

    "It's quite hard because Mr Bean doesn't speak and only communicates through his facial expressions and his body movements - that was really hard to practise," Mongkol told AFP.

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    Mongkol said his fascination with Mr Bean started as a teenager. (Photo: AFP/LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA)

    In addition to Bangkok comedy gigs and TV spots, the newfound celebrity is also performing at jails around the country in a bid to brighten up prison life.

    A recent performance brought him to Nakhon Nayok province, where hundreds of inmates roared with laughter as he jittered around the stage with his iconic teddy bear.

    "There were a lot of laughs," one inmate told AFP after the show. "It has lightened up the mood here a lot."

    Source: AFP
    Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/thailand-s-mr-bean-plays-jails-for-laughs-9959080
     
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    HUAT AHHHHHHH EVERYONE HERE!

    Reunion dinner (in Singapore la)

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    A lot of dishes. How big is your family?
     
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    Chinese ethnicity lives in LOS

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    Various places, including Yaowarat, courtesy Bangkok Post


     
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