I’ve got a story in today’s International Herald Tribune/Thai Day (Thai Day is a Siam-specific IHT section) — it’s a review of drumming legend Billy Cobham‘s first-ever concert in Thailand. The story’s not (yet?) online, sadly. If you’re reading this from the Kingdom, pick up a copy of the paper; for those of you outside […]
I’m happy to tell you that my spirits, which had been slowly and quite unfortunately depleted by the demands of Bangkok life during the hot season, were rejuvenated markedly this past weekend. That’s because I spent a few days at a delightful little beach resort outside Hua Hin. Here are some pics. Yes, I am […]
It just so happens that one of Bangkok’s most famous mango with sticky rice (Khao Niaow Ma Muang in Thai) stands is less than 100 meters from where I’m staying. I am a lucky man. Here’re some pics. You get your order to go and then mix up the ingredients — in addition to the […]
Get thee to Gridskipper and check out my gustatory musings on Bangkok’s Crepes & Co.
Me looking silly in Jakarta So. Jakarta. My notes from that portion of the trip are long overdue. Here’s what I’ve got: Why I went People have asked me why I decided to visit Jakarta — since Indonesia, apart from Bali, is not a typical Southeast Asian tourist destination. Well, first of all, I was […]
I had the pleasure of meeting Lee and Sachi Lefever two nights ago. I’d corresponded with Lee for a while but I’d never had a chance to meet him or Sachi in person. As luck would have it, we were all arriving in Bangkok at the same time (I was coming from Jakarta and they […]
Before I tell you about Indonesia, let me relate the details from my final days in Malaysia. As I mentioned before, I enjoyed myself immensely there. In no small part because of the food, which consists of various cross-pollinations between Indian, Chinese, and Malay cuisines. Here’re a few pics: After five days in Penang, a […]
I just got back to Bangkok after four days in Jakarta. I have many things to say and some vivid images to share. Which I shall do tomorrow.
That’s right: I’ve acquired a new addition to my metro card collection. You’re looking at the Kuala Lumpur Monorail single-use card. The system gets high marks in my book (and I am a strict grader): it’s cheap; if offers powerful air con; trains run frequently; and the system (in conjuntion with KL’s other LRT networks) […]
In my most recent Gridskipper dispatch, I discuss the unique KL guest house I’m currently calling home.