Richard Barrow in Thailand

  • Official Prices and Release Date of iPhone X in Thailand
    Apple will be releasing their latest smartphone, the iPhone X in Thailand on Friday 24th November 2017. The official prices, including the packages offered by phone carries, have just been released. (1) The prices on the Apple Online Store Thailand website are as follows: iPhone X (64GB): 40,500 Baht iPhone X (256GB): 46,500 Baht (2) The prices on the TrueMove H ... read more
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  • Live Photo Blog: Christmas Lights at CentralWorld in Bangkok
    Thai people love celebrating festivals. It’s doesn’t really matter if it’s one of their own or one from elsewhere in the world. A prime example of this are the Christmas trees that can be seen in malls and hotels at this time of year. Though for Thais this is more to do with new year festivities than anything religious. One ... read more
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  • Live Photo Blog: Chao Pho Nu Worship Festival
    On Samsen Road in Ban Phan Thom, there is a small Chinese shrine tucked away on the second floor overlooking Bang Lamphu canal. I never noticed it before and was only introduced to it recently during a local heritage tour. It is called Chao Pho Nu Shrine and it is near Norarattana Sathan Bridge. The story goes that about 50 ... read more
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  • 93% of krathongs in Bangkok this year were environmentally friendly
    Loy Krathong is one of the most beautiful festivals in Thailand. It takes place towards the end of the year during the full moon in November. A krathong is a bowl usually made from banana leaves with the stem of the banana tree as it’s base. This is then floated on lakes, canals or rivers. The aim of the festival ... read more
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  • Live Photo Blog: The Royal Crematorium
    The Royal Crematorium on Sanam Luang was opened to the public on Thursday 2nd November. I am there on opening day. Please bookmark this page as I will be uploading photos here live during the morning. Click refresh to see the latest. See blog: How to visit the Royal Crematorium in NovemberGPS Coordinates: 13.755064, 100.493117 Referred to as Phra Merumas (Golden ... read more
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  • Popular Tweets about Thailand in October 2017
    The following are my most popular tweets about Thailand for October 2017. They are not necessarily the most retweeted, nor are they in the order of the most retweeted. But they are the ones that got the most engagement on Twitter. The most popular day for my tweets was obviously 26th October, the cremation day for King Buhmibol. My tweets ... read more
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  • Royal Crematoriums on Sanam Luang
    The open field in front of the Grand Palace has been used as a royal cremation site since the end of the 19th Century. It was originally called “Thung Phra Mane”, which means the royal crematorium ground in Thai. King Rama VI later renamed the field as Sanam Luang, which means the royal ground in Thai. To this day, the field ... read more
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  • Live Photo Blog: The Grand Palace
    After being closed to tourists for nearly a month for the Royal Cremation Ceremony, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and the Grand Palace have finally re-opened. I decided to visit on the opening day. My plan is to do three locations on a half-day walking and boat trip. The Grand Palace, walking to Wat Pho (The Reclining Buddha Temple), ... read more
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  • How to post pictures with weather updates
    When I am away on trips, I like to start the day with a “Good morning from….” post on Twitter and Facebook. I do this by using two different apps which automatically add details like location and weather. The apps are Pro Weathershot by Instaweather (35 Baht) and InstaPlace (69 Baht). Both of these have free versions if you want to try ... read more
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  • Information for tourists about the Royal Funeral of the late Thai King
    The Royal Cremation Ceremony for His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej is scheduled for 25-29 October 2017. The actual cremation will take place on Thursday 26th October 2017. I have had literally hundreds of questions sent to me by tourists and expats wanting to know how it will affect their lives and holidays. Some wanted to be able to avoid ... read more
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