Friday, January 30, 2009

Monkey Girl - another great Pattaya Daily News find

If you ever forget you are in Thailand, a quick dose of the Pattaya Daily News should jerk you right back to the Thailand you know and love. Thais who believe in Karma, claim that Nong Pin is the result of bad karma:

Mrs. Mayuree explained that her father used to hunt animals when he was young and had killed many monkeys, langurs and gibbons and it is believed that Karma has made Nong Pin the way she is. The child’s grandparents are still alive and love Nong Pin very much, but they feel guilty and have sworn not to take any lives again.
Poor Nong Pin, the poster child of bad karma.

The full story has more great photos.


Sunday, January 18, 2009

3G iPhone in Thailand for 24,500 baht (668 USD) from True

Great news. The best multimedia phone out there right now, is now officially for sale in Thailand. If you want to buy it outright, not using the True network, it's 24,500 baht for 8GB and 28,500 for 16GB. There is no 3G yet in Thailand, but there are plenty of True WiFi hotspots around the Bangkok that should help to make up for the slower speeds of GPRS/Edge.

Here is the price chart:

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Friday, January 09, 2009

Guy steals cop statue on a dare

The photo is priceless and I think should prove punishment enough:

Thaweewut, who saluted the effigy as a gesture of apology, told police that after drinking with friends until midnight Tuesday, he made a delivery of parts to Mor Chit Bus Terminal.

On the way back, he spotted the effigy, stole it to meet a challenge made by friends, and placed it outside the garage as proof of his feat.

Thaweewut is facing the charge of stealing at night-time which carries a punishment of up to five years in jail or a Bt2,000-Bt10,000 fine. More...

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Thursday, January 01, 2009

Santika nightclub fire video

Warning, some people in really rough shape in this video.

More from people's camera phones and AP and others...