Archive | April, 2018

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Krabi Getaway

I grew up in the south and maybe that is the reason why I can’t be away from the sea for so long. I often go to Koh Samed and Hua Hin for a long weekend because it is close to Bangkok, but my favourite beach destination is Southern Thailand. There are many islands with […]

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VIDEO: How to Pronounce “Songkran” Correctly

Thai New Year or “สงกรานต์ Songkran” is celebrated on April 13th every year. If you are in Thailand, you would find yourself swept up in festivities for three, five or even 10 days, depending on your specific location in the country. สงกรานต์ Songkran comes from a Sanskrit word ส-กรานต which means ‘to pass’ or ‘move into’ and […]

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Thailand’s New Banknotes with King Rama X

King Maha Vajiralongkorn, or King Rama X, ascended to the throne in December 2016. Now he’s finally taking his place on Thailand’s currency. According to a press release dated 8 March 2018, the Bank of Thailand plans to introduce the 17th series of notes. The fronts feature the new king, Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, and the […]

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