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Sak Yant

A muay thai fighter sports a full back sak yant, or magical tattoo, as he goes through his pre-bout wai kruu. He is also wearing the mongkon headband and the pa-prajiet armband to bring him luck in the ring. Traditionally sak yants were done … Continue reading

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Wai Kruu

Before each bout Muay Thai fighters don the mongkon headband and perform a ceremonial dance called the wai kruu honouring their gym’s masters and teachers (kruu). Traditionally it is not worn when entering the ring, only the fighter’s master should place it on his … Continue reading

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Samut Prakan

I recently went on a photowalk with the “Bangkok Photographers” Facebook group, the first one that I have been on for a while. Making the most of the BTS Skytrain line extension earlier this year, it was easy to get … Continue reading

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Happy (Chinese) New Year

Here in Thailand there are 3 New Years to celebrate …the western one on January 1, the traditional Thai one at Songkran, and because of the large number of Thais with an ethnic Chinese background, the recent Chinese New Year. … Continue reading

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Thailand Tourism Festival 2019@Lumphini Park

Each year in late January a “Thailand Tourism Festival” is held in Lumphini park to highlight the different arts, crafts, foods and culture of the various regions of Thailand. Although it is mainly aimed at potential domestic Thai tourists it … Continue reading

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Cosplay @ JapanFesta 2019

Yes, I know that I have been lazy with regards to this blog for a couple of months. After living here for 5 years I am a bit blase about life in the Big Mango, it was a struggle to … Continue reading

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