Butterflies are free
Do you like insects? The answer can be "yes" or "no". But if it is a butterfly, the sight of its bright coloured wings might drive us to learn about its life. I have been curious about the wonderful life of butterflies for so long and it's that curiosity that drove me to Bangkok Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.
I was amazed to find a collection of rare rocks, fossils, ashtrays, old matchboxes, smoking pipes, cigarette packs and old Chinese publications on display at a private museum only a walking distance from Si Phraya intersection in Bang Rak district of Bangkok. The Rare Stone Museum is the brainchild of Banyong Lertnimitr, a manufacturer and exporter of garment.
Thai Puppet Museum
Given his love for Thai art, Niwet Waevsamana has turned part of his house into a museum that exhibits his hand-made puppets, together with a demonstration of how they are made, and he welcomes the public to come and view his creations.
House of dolls
If you come across dolls in the form of classical Thai dancers or khon at the duty-free shop at Suvarnabhumi Airport, you might just wonder who made them or where they came from. The answer is a short drive from Pratunam to Soi Moh Leng in Makkasan to a place called Bangkok Dolls House and Museum.
Old airport spruced up and ready
Don Muang airport appears set for the return of scheduled domestic flights on Sunday, taking the pressure off Suvarnabhumi, which needs to fix its cracked runways, taxiways and other problems.
New home for Golden Buddha
Wat Traimit Wittayaram is building a new hall, the Phra Maha Mondop, to house the world's largest Buddha statue cast from pure gold.
CPN's Suan Lum project gets go-ahead
Central Pattana Plc has formally been awarded a contract to redevelop the Suan Lum Night Bazaar from the Crown Property Bureau.The highly coveted site, located opposite Lumphini Park at the intersection of Rama IV and Wireless Road, is expected to be renovated into a retail and commercial space that will include Bangkok's tallest office skyscraper.
International film festival to go ahead in July
This year's Bangkok International Film Festival will go ahead in July, organisers said yesterday, dispelling rumours it had been cancelled. The 10-day festival would open at SF CentralWorld Plaza on July 19.
Join the revelry
This weekend is Chinese New Year when the area around Yaowarat, Bangkok's Chinatown will be teeming with revellers wanting to make merry and some to say prayers and make merit, wishing for an auspicious start to the Year of the Pig.
Cabinet approves re-opening of Don Muang Airport
The cabinet on Tuesday approved the reopening of Bangkok's 92-year-old Don Muang Airport on March 25 to handle domestic flights while the capital's new but problem-plagued Suvarnabhumi Airport will handle mainly international travel.
No matter how busy the world outside, the zoo in Dusit district of Bangkok is a nice break for long-time city residents as well as children: the former can relax and enjoy some nostalgic moments while the latter can be let loose and be on their own.
Some air traffic 'must' return to Don Muang
A partial closing of the new Suvarnabhumi airport for repairs is certain, and some of its traffic must return to Don Muang airport. Suvarnabhumi will continue to operate at a limited level while repairs are made.