DESPITE its awful past, the infamous River Kwai’s ‘death’ railway built by WWII prisoners is an ideal location for the River Kwai Trophy Adventure Race, the largest race in Southeast Asia.
I was not always into endurance sports. I think it came to me as a mid-life crisis thing. I enjoyed Bangkok’s party scene for years, becoming overweight and unhealthy in the process. I read about this River Kwai Race where people swam, biked and ran the trails. I’d already done plenty of these activities in Canada; in fact, my fondest memories growing up in a small town derived from being a free range kid cycling on 10-speed bikes on dirt trails.
Snaking through the largest race in Southeast Asia, we finally won first prizes
By Joseph Henry
From June 5-11 bars and restaurants around the world will join forces to celebrate one of the world’s most beloved cocktails while raising money for a wide range of charitable causes
Bangkok boasts one of the world’s most interesting Chinatowns, a huge and vibrant area intriguingly different from the rest of the city. Dean Barrett recently immersed himself in its never-ending alleys and discovered a wealth of fascinating traditions and characters, temples and shrines, and reminders of China of old
Now you can join the jet set and fly in style to London, the Himalayas or simply nip down to Pattaya for the day in one of MJets luxurious aircraft operating out of Don Mueang airport. Maxmilian Wechsler reports
To counter the spiraling cost of hospital visits, more and more people are heading instead to their local drug store for advice and medications. Maxmilian Wechsler discovers a Bangkok pharmacy that is more interested in helping its customers than making a profit
Annoying, unhealthy and inescapable, noise levels in Bangkok are on the increase – and yet little or nothing is apparently being done to curb this much-hated phenomenon
By Maxmilian Wechsler
Canada’s most popular sport has a surprisingly rich history in Bangkok, with NHL players regularly gracing the city’s rinks. Geraldo La Portage reports
Photos by Naz Brown
Repro, retro, vintage, and antiques – the fashions and trends of bygone eras are yours to buy in Bangkok. Here’s where to find them
By Sasithorn Danwirunhawanich