Lunch in Mawdaung, village on the Myanmar side of the Thai border

After our higher-perspective at Khao Chong Krachok hill in Prachuap Khiri Khan city, we set our bearings southwest, to the Thailand-Myanmar border checkpoint of Singkhon, a small border crossing, also known as the Singkhon Pass (Daan Singkorn ด่านสิงขร in Thai) A strategic and … Continue reading

Embracing ‘Thainess’ in the 21st century

An increasingly common cultural and tourism PR buzzword echoing across the kingdom these days is ‘Thainess’ (in Thai, “kwam bpen Thai” ความเป็นไทย) – an abstract concept referring to the various unique characteristics that define the Thai people and their rich … Continue reading

Podcast: Moving near work to reduce traffic commute for September

For the month of September, the Siamerican had to have some things on his motor vehicle fixed, and so opted to move to a fully-serviced and fully-on-the-fossil-fuel-grid apartment near his office. The expense of accommodations is three fold his normal … Continue reading

Vlog update: 2013 October 14

Following is a video log or vlog update by The Siamerican, given on the evening of October 14. In it, he talks briefly about the passing Phuket Vegetarian festival, as well as using public transport, working at the newspaper and … Continue reading

Good Morning Andaman radio show: Friday, August 2 script

Following is the lineup for the Good Morning Andaman radio show for Friday, August 2, 2013 morning. The show will be broadcast live in Phuket, Thailand, from 8-9am over FM 90.5, covering Phuket, Phang Nga and Krabi provinces. A live … Continue reading