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Tips for Celebrating Songkran in Thailand

Tips for Celebrating Songkran in Thailand

In Thailand, there are two New Year celebrations – one on 31 December and then one in April. But, the celebration in April isn’t what you’d imagine. Fireworks, a countdown, a night of partying and being with a special someone isn’t the name of the game. Instead, the Thai New Year celebration – known as […]

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Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Thailand – Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2013

Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Thailand – Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2013

Thailand offers a diverse range of dining options and whilst it’s predominantly renowned for authentic street food favourites such as Pad Thai and Som Tam, to Moo Ping (Pork Skewers) and Mango Sticky Rice. If you’re looking for the best fine dining experiences, The Land of Smiles certainly doesn’t disappoint either! With plenty of outstanding […]

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The Third Annual Arts for The Planet Competition

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The Third Annual Arts for The Planet Competition

Arts for The Planet was first launched in 2010 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. This year, we are delighted to be holding The Third Annual Arts for The Planet Competition. The event aims to inspire critical thinking about environmental responsibility by engaging Thai youths through art.   Students from primary school, junior high […]

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First impressions of Bangkok – a guest’s perspective

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First impressions of Bangkok – a guest’s perspective

A recent guest at the Amari Watergate Bangkok gives us his first impressions of Bangkok. Wow! Neither written material nor first-hand reports prepared me for the stimulating sights, smells, and sounds of Bangkok. This Rorschach should be required for ALL. One finds so many people of different cultures and geographic locations moving about in limited […]

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Taxis in Bangkok – 10 Key Thing to Remember

Taxis in Bangkok – 10 Key Thing to Remember

Metered Taxis in Bangkok are a comfortable way to get around town – but there are some key things to remember. Key Things to Remember: If the driver claims that your destination is closed, doesn’t know where it is, or tries to take you elsewhere, just get out of the taxi All taxis are metered […]

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8 Things to Remember When Visiting Thailand

8 Things to Remember When Visiting Thailand

Thailand is an exciting country that pulsates with life. Some embrace this, while others are intimated. Here are 8 things to remember when visiting Thailand: Maintain a high level of situational awareness at all times Look both ways when crossing the road If it’s too good to be true it usually is Be diligent with […]

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Guide to Koh Samui: Coast to Coast

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Guide to Koh Samui: Coast to Coast

Here’s a quick Guide to Koh Samui’s tropical coasts. The West coast: The Island’s main town of Nathon on the upper west coast offers little in the way of sightseeing, but has a reasonable selection of shops and restaurants. There are a number of small beaches here, but they do not compare with those on the east coast. […]

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Koh Chang – Thailand’s Quaint Island Charm

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Koh Chang – Thailand’s Quaint Island Charm

This emerald paradise was once a remote and unknown island destination – frequented mostly by pirates and sea gypsies. Nowadays there are a lot less wannabe Captain Jack Sparrows and a lot more cool things to do. Hiking – Koh Chang is known for its pristine surroundings which include some absolutely spectacular waterfalls. We suggest you check […]

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Baht for a Better Life: Small Change Leads to Big Change

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Baht for a Better Life: Small Change Leads to Big Change

Former students that became teachers at Amari’s Baht for a Better Life school.  Some people are reluctant to give to a charity because they believe little use will come of such donations.  However, every little bit helps as this story demonstrates. Recently, we visited one of the first schools we helped to build and found a […]

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