🇬🇧🇹🇭 British expat in #Thailand for 27 years tweeting on culture, travel and social issues. This is my personal account. For news, follow @ThaiNewsReports.
As part of my project to explore all of the #BKKcanals, the guys at @HiddenBangkok kindly invited me on a trip today to explore the canals on the Thonburi side of #Bangkok. This is a THREAD of the highlights #Thailand.
Welcome @RichardBarrow to Hidden Bangkok Boat . #hiddenbangkok #hiddenbangkokboat #Thailand #amzingthailand #canalhousebangkok
🔴 An article in the Bangkok Post newspaper today has a few more tidbits for fully vaccinated people wanting to fly to Bangkok in November without having to do qurantine. [THREAD]
🇹🇭 Bangkok prepares testing protocols as reopening looms https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/2200927/bangkok-prepares-testing-protocols-as-reopening-looms #Thailand [1/3]
🔴 Immigration is closed on Friday 22nd October for the substitution day for Chulalongkorn Day (moved from Monday). In addition, all government offices in the central region will be closed on Thursday 21st October for a special once-off holiday marking the end of Buddhist Lent.
From today until 26th October, the Government Pharmaceutical Organization will sell Antigen Test Kits (ATK) online through the website http://www.gpoplanet.com. The ATK’s are priced at 800 baht per box, which is 40 baht per kit. The online shop opens at 8am. #Thailand
I would really love to see the Thai government doing something like this for expats who have already lived here for a long time. Particularly ones who have Thai families. If they look after the expats they have now, then that will help attract the ones they want. #Thailand
🟤 Front Page Headline: Initial nod for long-stay visas https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2200667/initial-nod-for-long-stay-visas #Thailand
🇹🇭 The cabinet has approved in principle a programme that has the goal of attracting 300 billion baht worth of foreign investments in exchange for granting long-stay visas
🇹🇭 Bangkok Post front page stories on Wednesday:
♦️Diesel price feud drags on
♦️Initial nod for long-stay visas
♦️Military to boost border security
#️⃣ #Thailand #WhatsHappeningInThailand
The Illuminated Boat Procession is taking place now in Nakhon Phanom. Here are a few of my photos from this impressive festival. Hopefully I can go again next year. That was a good trip. Here is the photo blog: https://www.thailandphotomap.com/2019/10/16/end-of-buddhist-lent-trip-to-sakon-nakhon-and-nakhon-phanom/ #Thailand #ThaiFestival
The wax castle processions to mark the end of the Buddhist Lent will be more subdued this year, but this wax carving at Wat Phra That Choeng Chum Worawihan in Sakon Nakhon is really impressive (📷 sakonnakhon) #Thailand
Today I had my first consultation to have a tuxedo fitted. I didn’t realize how much effort goes into the making of it. I’ve only bought off the rack clothes before. So many decisions to be made and of course all of the measurements. I have to go back on Saturday for my fitting.
This is what we know so far about the re-opening of #Thailand on 1st November to fully vaccinated visitors from low-risk countries. We should get more details soon, including the list of countries. But it looks like you only have to stay in a pre-booked hotel for the first night.
🇹🇭 Bangkok Post front page stories on Tuesday:
♦️Online bank fraud faces probe
♦️'Control, capacity and jabs' key to success
♦️Junta chief takes aim at Asean after summit snub
♦️Team to probe why charges were dropped against 'Boss'
✅ https://www.thainewsreports.com/bangkok-post #Thailand
⚡️ This is called Twitter Moments. They are quick links to the tweets and threads that most people keep asking me about. To get started, click on the picture below👇
Interesting Tweets and Threads worth revisiting
Easy links to the tweets and threads that most people keep asking about. For threads, click on the tweet to see more.
🇹🇭 Letters from Thailand - Issue #6
👉 Topics include: The Longest Railway Viaduct in Thailand, Bangkok Walking Maps – Part 3, Khlong Ong Ang Walking Street, Road Accident Statistics for Foreigners, Thailand’s Banksy, and more.
Letters from Thailand - Issue #6
Welcome back! Topics for this issue include:The Re-opening of Thailand to Foreign TouristsThe Longest Railway ViaductRussell Crowe in Thailand Bangk...
Introducing @Maratee_Andamo, the Director of the News Division of the Department of Information at the @MFAThai, who did an excellent job today during the CCSA briefing. She will now alternate with @NatapanuN, who is the Deputy Director General of the Department of Information.
Starting from today, you can buy antigen test kits (ATK) at eight government GPO pharmacies in #Bangkok for only 40 baht per kit. There are two million kits available. I have done a map for you here: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1IdGxyYqTB3EKems25OBVlJ09kCd_u9YH #Thailand
🇹🇭 So far, 31,340 people in #Thailand have applied for the yellow vaccine passport. As more people are now interested in international travel, the Mor Prom app will be accepting applications from today onwards. Here’s how I applied for it last week: https://www.richardbarrow.com/2021/10/applying-for-the-yellow-vaccine-passport [1/2]
🇹🇭 Congratulations to AEM Electrolyser (@Enapter_), Thailand/Germany/Italy for being an #EarthshotPrize winner to #FixOurClimate: “A clever design in Thailand using renewable energy to make hydrogen by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen” #Thailand #EarthshotLondon2021
🇹🇭 Bangkok Post front page stories on Monday:
♦️Alarm as haze plan 'lacking'
♦️GPO moves to defuse jab saga
♦️Facebook post sparks fraud fear
♦️Junta ‘extremely disappointed’ over summit snub
#️⃣ #Thailand #WhatsHappeningInThailand
The Latest work of Headache Stencil, Thailand’s Banksy, in the On Nut area #Thailand
Headache Stencil, Thailand’s Banksy
One of the most well known political street artists in Thailand is Headache Stencil. Like Banksy, he likes to remain anonymous as much as he can. He t...