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Ride Your Way to a Greener Planet: “Bangkok Bike 2013”

Bangkok Bike 2013

When was the last time you rode your bicycle? Do you think bicycles are only for small children? Well then you are wrong. Unpack your cycle, clean it, polish it and fix all its spare parts because one of Thailand’s biggest biking tours is here. Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and NCC Exhibition Organisers (NEO) are putting together a great event called ‘the Bangkok Bike 2013’. The bike tour will be conducted from 2-5 May 2013 at Hall 4, Impact Muang Thong Thani. This tour is a hope to Read more [...]

Magical inking in Thailand: Thailand’s Magic Tattoo Festival

Magic Tattoo Festival

As most of us know tattooing is an ancient art and prevalent in almost all the cultures across the globe, it is also in Thailand. Every culture has some unique ritual or story. In Thailand during the spring, thousands of believers come to Wat Bang Phra in Nakhon Prathom province which is around 80 km (50 miles) away from Bangkok. Getting tattoo at this festival is unlike any other tattoo experience. Here you need to have deep faith in the religious outlook. People flock to this place to get tattooed Read more [...]

Welcome The Songkran Splendors

Songkran Splendors

Songkran, the Thai New Year is around the corner. It is the most important festival of Thailand and the most awaited celebrations not only for Thai citizens but also for tourists. Tourists, who crave for authentic Thai experience, participate in these celebrations every year. Hence post observing such trends, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) as come up with a brilliant idea. TAT is organizing special celebrations in Bangkok and 12 other provinces especially for tourists. The main objective is Read more [...]

Congratulations!! Winners of ‘Amazing Birds Photo Contest’

Amazing Birds Photo Contest

As we all knew, Khao Kheow Open Zoo had conducted the ‘Amazing Birds photo contest’ since 26th Dec 2012, the competition got over on 28th Feb 2013. It garnered an enthusiastic response of 163 entries. It was reassuring to see so many talented photographers and nature enthusiast. On Sunday 31st march 2013 our honorable Assistant Director of the zoo, Mr. Khun A-pi-det Sing-ha-se-nee, presented the winners of the competition. From the total 163 entries, 10 finalists were selected. The first three Read more [...]

Resurrect Your Happiness: Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Easter, one of the most popularly celebrated Christian festivals is here. The Son of God, Jesus Christ had risen from his grave on this day. The word Easter means Passover; hence it is also called the resurrection day. It is day to rejoice and celebrate. Easter marks the end of a dark period and sufferings; it also falls at the time when winters give way to spring. Hence quite literally nature resurrects to life too. Preparations for celebrations are usually in full force from a week prior. Decorating Read more [...]

Commemorating the Lord’s Love on Good Friday

Good Friday

As we all know the Good Friday is one of the most important days in Christianity. Let us all come together in silent prayers to commemorate Jesus Christ and his greatest sacrifice. The great ‘Son of God’ was crucified on the Friday before the full moon of March equinox, since then every year the Friday prior to the full moon of March equinox is observed as the ‘Good Friday’. People observe this day by wearing black, holding a fast and refraining from consuming any meat. The Catholic Church Read more [...]

Color Your Life With The Festival Of Colors!!

Happy Holi

The festival of colors is here again. One of the most vibrant festivals of India, Holi is quite popular even outside the nation.  Holi depicts the triumph of good over evil. It is celebrated by lighting a bonfire. The bonfire resembles the end of evil as well as the fire god. People worship the fire by offering coconuts and other religious offerings into it. This is done on the night of Holi. The following day is ‘Dhuliwandan’, where people use the ash from the previous night’s bonfire and Read more [...]

Summer Time Fun! Pygmy Hippopotamus @ Khao Kheow Open Zoo

Pygmy Hippopotamus

Being situated on the tropical zone of the globe doesn’t exactly make us excited about summer. The scorching heat and trickling humidity denies us the opportunities to get out of our homes and have a good time. But not anymore, the outdoors invites you to enjoy the summers without the irritants. We are glad to inform that this time summer will be a lot more easy to beat at Khao Kheow Open Zoo with our brand new all day water sprinkler program. These programs will run throughout the hot summer season. Read more [...]

The Festival of Nature: Happy Spring Equinox Day

Happy Spring Equinox Day

As we all know March is the month of spring. It is hence the month of Spring Equinox Day. In Japan the 20th or 21st of March is celebrated as the locally known ‘Shunbun no Hi’. It is that day of year during spring when the lengths of day and night are equal. During the period of Meiji Government this day was declared as a national holiday. The celebrations of Spring Equinox Day begin three days prior and end three days post the actual day. This time period is called “higan”. Higan is an occasion Read more [...]

High-Speed Train Transit to Connect Bangkok-Pattaya in 2018

Fast Speed Train Bangkok-Pattaya

Recently the news was abuzz with the talk of the high-speed train service to be started between Bangkok and Pattaya. A senior transport official announced that three other main routes connecting Bangkok to Hua Hin route, Nakhon Ratchasima and Phitsanulok shall be completed by the following year, whereas the Bangkok-Pattaya route is estimated to be completed in 2018. Director of the Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning Office Chula Sookmanob informed that the Bangkok-Hua Hin route, the Bangkok-Nakhon Read more [...]

Love Sees No Logic, Only Expression: Happy White Day

Happy White Day

All over the world people celebrate their love on the 14 of Feb – Valentine’s Day. But in Japan one day is not enough for people to express their love.  The Japanese folks celebrate one more day, ‘The White Day’ on the 14th of March, which is exactly a month after the Valentine’s Day. The White Day is when the love expressed on V-day is returned. In Japan Valentine’s Day is primarily observed by girls and women. Women express their feelings by gifting chocolate gifts. Although handmade Read more [...]

When Silence Speaks Louder Than Words: Happy Nyepi

Happy Nyepi

Our Balinese friends will be celebrating their traditional new year this Tuesday on 12 March. As most of the population in Indonesia is Hindu, the festival also belongs to same religion. Nyepi, as it is locally called is observed as the ‘Day of Silence’. It is a Government holiday in Indonesia when all the shops, offices even the airport is shut down. Only ambulances in case of emergency are allowed. Although most communities celebrate New Year with lot of festivity, the day of silence is completely Read more [...]