Bangkok

Rice Bags: The New Chic

Supattra | February 21st, 2014

We have seen interesting products being made with recycled materials, but has anyone seen the latest designer handbags made from plastic rice bags?   Read More

Fashion-Forward on Facebook

Supattra | November 9th, 2013

Facebook has become a profitable playground for many young entrepreneurs in Thailand and Khun Nat of Shepherd Smallroom is a great example.

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Helping the Homeless, One Magazine at a Time

Supattra | October 20th, 2013

Many probably recognize the cover of BE Magazine on local newsstands, or have seen these magazines being sold by street vendors throughout Bangkok, but few probably know the story behind it.  I have to admit that I didn’t know much about this magazine neither until I met a vendor who told me all about how this first Thai socially-responsible publication got started.  The story mesmerized me. Read More

Hipstamatic makes predictable “unpredictable beauty”

Asia Scout | September 26th, 2013

An oldster once said, “A picture is worth a thousand words”,
but I reckon it is even more!
So get your Hipsta ready and let’s shoot away!

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Arty Social Network Makes a Scene [BKK]

Asia Scout | August 2nd, 2013

Portfolios*Net is a nifty all-in-one site where young aspiring photographers, writers and designers can showcase their works for free online, create blogs and upload videos, as well as list all sorts of interesting cultural events happening around the city. What’s quite refreshing is the focus on young, unknown creatives, who often find it difficult to make their mark on the art scene, which is dominated by older and more established artists (like… really, really old) Read More

Online Social Network… for Bunnies

Asia Scout | July 30th, 2009

Given Thailand’s love of cute stuff, especially fluffy Pomeranians, floppy-eared bunnies, Ishimaroo dolls (a grumpy bunny with a toilet plunger attached to its head, for those of you who don’t know) and god-knows-what-else, it’s only fair to mention one of the most popular social networks… one that revolves around the pets rather than the owners. Read More

Thai Vintage, Classical, Country and Pop… All in one place!

Asia Scout | July 27th, 2009

Stylish Nonsense

People don’t like being charged to use the internet.

That’s probably why Imeem, the once popular MP3 download site, the annoying tool used to post clashing MP3s onto your MySpace page, has ceased in popularity. Instead, everyone in Thailand has turned to Ijigg to continue to get their free music, as well as socialise with others about their choices in music. Read More

Twittering in Augmented Reality [BKK]

Asia Scout | July 27th, 2009

The new TwittARound 3G app is a great way to stalk strangers, or at least find out whether that cute, sensitive-looking musician at the bar might actually be a total nutcase, in which case… mission aborted (and thanks to TwittAround for the save!).

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Machine + Animation + Thailand = Hilarious Machinima!

Asia Scout | July 27th, 2009

Have you ever watched Harry Potter, but the Sims version? Or perhaps seen Special Forces, but with dialogue between the warring characters?

Machinima merges “machine” and “cinema” to create a new hybrid genre. Some popular games that have inspired animations include Halo, Warcraft, Sims, Half Life, Grand Theft Auto, and Second Life.

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No More Desperate Personal Ads… Please [BKK]

Asia Scout | July 26th, 2009

No more desperate personal ads on SoulMates or Hi5, now you have…

Bangkok Space — a new online space that has the usual social network stuff (your page, interests, forums, chats, photo albums, parties, and club nights etc.), but it also combines a space for artists, indie musicians, designs, practicing artists, party animals, and lifestyle junkies where they can rate their interests and potentially meet up.

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Star Trek and the Android [BKK]

Asia Scout | July 25th, 2009


“Hello, Spock? Yes… it’s me…”

Turning on the screen, I can totally envisage Spock’s face staring out to greet me. Earthling, we have taken over your phone.

I’ve never really been interested in phones (except for drooling over Arne’s iPhone down at the pub, and incessantly playing Cooking Mama every time I walk past the iPhone shop) that is until now, the ultimate super gadget/phone, the retro/futuristic hybrid that is the HERO Android phone. Read More

BB-mania puts phone users on the “always-on” mode

Asia Scout | July 22nd, 2009

Photos from http://celeberry.com and http://feebeyer.comPhotos from http://celeberry.com and http://feebeyer.com

Not only has Blackberry become the hottest gadget in the past few months in Bangkok, this smart phone has created the “always on” behavior among Thai consumers due to the competitive pricing of unlimited GPRS packages for the Blackberry from both AIS and TruemoveRead More

Attack of the Zorbs [BKK]

Asia Scout | July 12th, 2009

If you’ve seen Pirates of the Caribbean or ever had a pet hamster, then you probably know what the Zorb Ball is — a giant inflated balloon delicately perched at the top of a 50 meter hill with you inside of it. It gets pushed down a hill or even into a lake. You bump over shrubs, small animals and the odd pedestrian, you spin around as if you’re in a washing machine filled with adrenaline. Read More

B-Boy Dancing [BKK]

Asia Scout | June 30th, 2009

B-Boy (Break-Boy) dancing in Thailand is a popular activity for students and young people in Thailand. Read More

Muay Thai in Bangkok

Asia Scout | June 24th, 2009

Muay Thai is Thailand’s most famous sport, tradition and excuse for gambling. Read More