Blonde ambition

1 09 2014

Fresh from her triumphant Blonde 2 Be Wild concert, Gene Kasidit is back with new single – and blonder than ever!

Thai indie: Gym and Swim

11 08 2014

Love the title, and cute tune.

Bangkok street art: worldwide tropical

11 08 2014

More of the pan-Third World street art by Brazilian Cece Nobre in Bangkok.

Bangkok grey

9 08 2014

Work by artist Ludo in the Thai capital.

Goodbye to the aquarium of dreams

7 07 2014

It could be the end of the line for one of Bangkok’s most fantastical attractions. After reaching the English language blogosphere about a year ago, the bizarre fish pond in the ruins of the New World Department store hit critical mass online last week. In a short time, its image popped up on several major blogs and my Facebook news feed. The appeal of the site – a ruined department store, now flooded and teaming with tropical fish, swimming endlessly in circles in the dark past dripping escalators and old cosmetics counters – is deeply intuitive, a kind of dystopian Atlantis.

It even inspired one online artist to produce the piece above.

The fish had originally been introduced to the flooded basement of the department store to control mosquitos breeding in the dark, stagnant pool but without predators, they multiplied rapidly. But now with the spotlight suddenly shining brightly on its murky waters, the pond faces a new threat. Thai authorities have stepped up the barricade around the hulk of the New World building and announced that it could be demolished – finally, after a decade in ruin – within thirty days.

Report from my own not-very-successful expedition to see the fish here.

Thai Weezer?

7 07 2014

…or New Direction?

Art Thai

18 06 2014

Flyer for the “Wolf” exhiibition by Note Kritsada , Bangkok street art by Tikka Tek and a piece from “Isolated Land” (Scroll down) by Suthipa Kamyam.


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