Topic: thailand, bangkok.

sorry if there's aready a thread about it but i tried a search first with the new function and got nothing.


me and a few mates will be heading there towards the end of this month and i have no idea whats it like there or what we can do in terms of record shops, punk houses and food etc. will be staying in central district of bangkok most lightly for around five days so will probably have ample time to check out things. a few friends i talked to gave the impression that there is actually a diy punk scene there but they're not really that constructed in terms of having their own site or forums but they have shows frequently with local punk bands playing and sometimes even international.


would really appreciate if any fellow cziners from bkk, have been there or know anything could fill me up with deets!

"someone make me a mini disc with mohinder and city of caterpillar on it, stat. i need to feel young again." - mirieth-

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Just got back from there on Sunday.  Was only in the city for a few days though.  I'd keep an eye on the flood situation in Bangkok as many of the nothern and western suburbs are currently uner water, and the rest of the city is still potentially under threat of flooding.  500 people dead throughout the country and rising.  Seriously, the situation is changing on a daily basis and more areas of the city may well be under water by the end of the month, which may mean you'll have to change your plans or cancel completely.  The Foreign & Commonwealth Office are currently advising against all but esstential travel to BKK.   

As far as DIY punk - there is apparently a scene there, although I didn't see much evidence.  The Business are apprantly playing BKK this week and, i think, Youth of Today played recently.  Best to go to the Chatuchak Market on a Saturday or Sunday and look out for the punk stalls in the north-eastern part, some of which have flyers for gigs.  Be aware that the Market may well be under water by then though, as it's in one of the northern suburbs.   You could always try these lot: http://www.facebook.com/siamhardcore

PM me if you've any questions regarding the place itself or the flood situation.

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pm'd you!

"someone make me a mini disc with mohinder and city of caterpillar on it, stat. i need to feel young again." - mirieth-

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I'm going to Bangkok & Chiang Mai at Easter - anyone know of any sites where you can find out about punk shows?

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I didn't see any thai punks when I was there. Plenty of other stuff to get in with though so I wouldnae worry about it.

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I went there years ago. I found a punk/metal bar. I think it was called 'Immortal bar' but I could be wrong. It was in the basment of a shopping centre if I remember correctly. Sorry to be so vague.... I remember the DJ being a cool guy who was involved in the local scene and I picked up a couple of local zines off him.

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A good mate of mine from Singapore is putting this gig on in Bangkok this summer.

http://allevents.in/Bangkok/ONE-VOICE-C … 8421243363

It's not strictly punk or hardcore but he does put out hardcore bands on his label.

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Ont Road in thailand issue?? that'll be a fun read...

"got a bus, got off the bus, went to the bar, had some beers, noticed the women looked like men... had some more beers, hungout with some SHARP skins who all wore orange robes..."

Seriously tho Luke, I thought Norr would have all your answers??

you still bore me...

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TELL ME ABOUT THE LADYBOYS!"!!

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at the end of khao san road there's a couple of really good vegan buffet places. sorry this isn't very exact....

Added: 09-03-2013 21:21:59

at the end of khao san road there's a couple of really good vegan buffet places. sorry this isn't very exact....

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fresh bangkok tips? i'm gonna be there for three days before a friend's wedding; and then have three days afterwards before i fly back from BKK- i'd like to go somewhere relaxing, countryside or a good beach spot, which isnt too far a journey (under five hours?) from BKK... anyone have any ideas? cheers!

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Veg(an) food: https://www.maykaidee.com/

For beaches you could try flying to Koh Samui, Phuket or Krabi and then on to a less-developed area from there. Or you could try Ko Chang, which is about 5 hours + boat from BKK (http://www.travelfish.org/location/thai … t/ko_chang). Hua Hin would be a closer option (3 hours from BKK), but from what I understand it's pretty commercialized.

This is a great and comprehensive guide to Thai beache destinations: http://tezza-thailandbeachesandislands.blogspot.ie/

For non-beaches, I haven't been but Khao Yai National Park looks good, and is pretty accessible from BKK. Ayutthaya is definitely worth a day trip and could be a cool place to hang out for a few days.

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That's great, thanks very much!

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only one week til i go now- thanks for the tips so far. is Chatuchak Market the best place to find out about punk shows? can someone tell me whereabouts in the city it is/what public transport links are nearby? i'll keep an eye on that siam hardcore facebook page too. i now have longer longer to spend out there; gonna be heading to myanmar for 10 days after BKK, - has anyone visited? where did ya like best, and why? thanks!

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A couple of things I quickly learned there are that you feel like a dick doing it, but quickly learn to brush off people who come up and talk to you in the street. It's basically unceasing in certain parts of town, and try to exclusively eat where locals do. Tourist food in Bangkok is even worse than tourist food elsewhere in the world.

Do some research over places to go drinking before you go (if you are into that?). I didn't and struggled to find bars that weren't either sad-dad places or actively seedy. I might have just had bad luck though.

Not sure what it's like now - I was there about eight years ago - but Chatuchak definitely has a punk/metal presence. I saw a good few punks there and I bought a load of knock-off black metal t-shirts. Yes, I'm comfortable with not giving Mayhem/Darkthrone money!