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Bangkok Trader Magazine - February 2013
Bangkok Trader Magazine - February 2013
Bangkok Trader Magazine - February 2013
Bangkok Trader Magazine - February 2013
Bangkok Trader Magazine - February 2013
Bangkok Trader Magazine - February 2013
Bangkok Trader Magazine - February 2013
Bangkok Trader Magazine - February 2013
Bangkok Trader Magazine - February 2013
Bangkok Trader Magazine - February 2013
Bangkok Trader Magazine - February 2013
Bangkok Trader Magazine - February 2013
Bangkok Trader Magazine - February 2013
Bangkok Trader Magazine - February 2013
Bangkok Trader Magazine - February 2013
Bangkok Trader Magazine - February 2013
Bangkok Trader Magazine - February 2013
Bangkok Trader Magazine - February 2013
Bangkok Trader Magazine - February 2013
Bangkok Trader Magazine - February 2013
Bangkok Trader Magazine - February 2013
Bangkok Trader Magazine - February 2013
Bangkok Trader Magazine - February 2013
Bangkok Trader Magazine - February 2013
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Bangkok Trader Magazine - February 2013

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Bangkok Trader Magazine – Publication Information

Magazine – Lifestyle
Circulation – 10,000 copies
Distribution – Bangkok & the Eastern Seaboard
Target – Expatriates & middle/upper-income Thai nationals

Bangkok Trader Magazine - February 2013

Overview

Launched in November 2006, Bangkok Trader is the most recognizable, free monthly tabloid distributed in Bangkok. With a print run of 10,000 copies,the magazine features in-depth content on lifestyle, food, and travel in Bangkok and around Thailand and Southeast Asia.
It utilizes a well-coordinated distribution network that places and maintains supplies of the tabloid throughout areas of central Bangkok that have high footfalls of expats and middle- to upper-income Thai nationals.

The distribution points include all Villa Market grocery stores; higher-end pubs, bars, and restaurants; and international hospitals, and are outfitted with recognizable free-standing, custom-made Bangkok Trader magazine stands.

Readership

The Bangkok Trader readership is predominantly made up of patrons of Villa Market stores, which have,for many years now, catered to middle to upper-income expatriate & Thai families.
Almost three-quarters of the distribution is taken monthly by shoppers at Villa Market’s stores, all of which are located within or close to enclaves of higher end to luxury living areas in and around Bangkok’s central business district and entertainment zones.

The remaining 25% is distributed in locations where these groups drink and dine and spend some of their free time socializing with friends and business colleagues, generally European and American-themed pubs, bars, and restaurants. In addition, we supply some of the international hospitals with copies for patients and family to read in waiting areas.

With a total of 10,000 copies distributed a month and a ‘pass on’ rate estimated to be between 3 to 5 times per copy on average, the total readership of the circulation has been determined to be between 25,000 to 40,000 per month.

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  • 4. 4 bangkok trader FEBRUARY 2013 Above It All Flight of the Gibbon By Dave Stamboulis, photos from Treetops Asia I n Bangkok, about the only time we get high is either from having far too many at one of the hundreds of happy hours that make our chaotic urban city lives a bit less mad, or else while staring out at the skyline from a ritzy dinner spot in one of Sathorn or Silom’s high-rise hotel restaurants. But for something a bit less citified and far more adrenaline- rushed (not to mention completely unique), why not try getting really high while riding a zip line up above the jungle with Flight of the Gibbon? The Flight of the Gibbon is a zip line experience where you get put on a climbing safety har- ness system, and get to ride along through the jungle above the rainforest canopy, experi- encing it perhaps as a bird does. Platforms and sky bridges are connected via cables travers- ing the trees, and you get to see some pristine nature from a radically different perspective.
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  • 6. 6 bangkok trader FEBRUARY 2013 Gibbons tend to sleep and congregate up in high tree branches, so the zip lines above the forest floor offer a great way to encounter them up close and see just why the founders of Flight of the Gibbon became so passion- ate about their project, as well as to appreciate the planet’s most agile and fastest of all nonflying, tree-dwelling mammals from a similar vantage point. Once you get over the terrifying (for some) experience of stepping off a mile-high platform and become airborne in the jungle, the rest is easy and incredibly fun. And, hey, if you are used to navigating zebra crossings on Si- lom or Sukhumvit, this is child’s play! Bird calls are no longer above, but right next to you; the foliage isn’t something to be hacked away at or pressing you under, but actually below you or at eye- and arm’s length; and everyone else in the party is having just as screamingly wonderful a good time as well. Not only is the Flight of the Gibbon exhilarating, the scale of the operation is completely unique. There are three kilometers of zip lines set through- out the jungle, along with 24 high platforms from which to observe the for-The organization started in 2004, when a group of nature lovers were outlooking for gibbons out in the wilds of Chiang Mai. The group came acrossgibbon remains that looked to have been killed by poachers, and this wasaccentuated even further some years later upon finding wild gibbons leftout on the roadside after several years in captivity. Thus, Flight of the Gib-bon was started to protect Asian wildlife. Part of this protection meantensuring that tropical rainforests were kept intact (they are highly underthreat from encroaching human agriculture), and one way to raise fundingfor jungle restoration, as well as habitat preservation, was by running anecotourism program that would bring visitors face to face with the wildlifeand surrounding forest.Canopy tours became wildly popular ecotourism adventures in Costa Ricain the 1990s, following their introduction as a method for researchers to getcloser and more intimate with their wildlife biology and diversity studies.This model was copied in Laos and here in Thailand, first in Chiang Mai andnow also run in a pristine rainforest between the Chompoo Wildlife Sanc-tuary and the Khao Kheow Zoo in Chonburi, where participants are takenhigh above the trees and given the opportunity to both play and learn in areal jungle gym.For those with fears of vertigo, rest assured. Each zip line is set up with triple-bolted construction conforming to international safety standards and theaptly-named ‘Sky Ranger’ guides who ensure smooth high-platform trans-fers are extremely well trained and make sure that all participants get a fullsafety briefing and personalized attention during the entire experience.
  • 7. bangkok trader FEBRUARY 2013 7 est from. There are also two sky bridges to traverse, along with two rappels from above. One zip line is a phenomenal 300 meters, making it more like a horizontal downhill ski run through the treetops! You won’t be lacking for excitement anytime soon here, and it certainly beats playing chicken amidst traffic in Bangkok. Trips include a roundtrip shuttle from Bangkok, lunch, and a visit to the open-air safari park at Khao Kheow. The Chonburi site now also has a Go Gibbon jungle obstacle course that includes flying swings, spider nets, and Tarzan jumps for those who want a full adrenaline rush. Prices range from 2,400 baht for residents (proof of residency is required) to 3,300 baht for international tourists for the main attraction, the Go Gibbon option for 2,000 baht, and package/combo deals that even include a free hotel room in Bangkok or in Chiang Mai. Student pricing is available too. Advance res- ervations are required. The website is very good and will send you on your way to soar above it all. Flight of the Gibbon – www.treetopasia.com – Tel: 053 010 660 or 089 970 5511.
  • 8. 8 bangkok trader FEBRUARY 2013 Plant a Tree…Today!By Voicu Mihnea Simandan, photos by Regin ReynoT he United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development held in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012 and the more recent Doha Climate Change Conference of December 2012 were two of the latest high- level meetings that reminded us, once again, that the Earth’s re-sources are going downhill.Now that we’ve entered a new year, it is time for new resolutions, so why notaim high this time? Apart from your usual day-to-day challenges in whichyou promise yourself to go to the gym at least twice a week, to reduce the So, the question that arises is: What can we do? Well to accomplish one ofcigarettes you smoke by half, and to take it easy on the alcohol intake, how those New Year’s resolutions this year might be to simply plant a tree. Treesabout adding another resolution? To save the Earth! are key components to the global ecosystem and this is neatly suggested in the PATT Foundation’s logo, which is just two trees with full, green cano-Many do accept the fact that we’re slowly, but surely, destroying the world pies and the sun shining happily above.we live in, and we do want to chip in and save it. Unfortunately, a lot of us inthis financial-crisis-driven world can’t afford to reduce our carbon footprint PATT stands for “Plant A Tree Today,” and it is a foundation that, ever sinceby switching from our decade-old, fuel-consuming rides to more ecologi- its founding in 2005, has taken action against deforestation and climatecally designed cars. change through native forest restoration. Although PATT is a UK-registered charity and Thai foundation, it also has offices in Indonesia, Malaysia, India,Part of the problem with the world today is that everybody is busy mak- and South Africa.ing money while forgetting some of the other more important issues thatplague our planet, such as child abuse, wildlife trafficking and climate The Country Manager for Thailand is Jane Bailey, a Bangkok-based activistchange. Still, collectively, you, I, and our next-door neighbors are all destroy- who has lived and worked here for the past twelve years. She is in charge ofing Mother Earth; and if we don’t act fast, our great-grandchildren might organizing tree-planting trips aimed at school children, families, and adultnot get to know the world as we do now. volunteers. In Bangkok, PATT Thailand organizes frequent excursions to Phra Padaeng, an area also known as ‘the lung of Bangkok’ located across the Chao Phraya River in the south of the capital. Here, apart from enjoying a nature walk, you can also do your bit in saving the world by planting seeds and pricking out saplings in their tree nursery, as well as planting trees in the commu- nity forest. If you feel like getting out of Bangkok, then Jane can take you on an orga- nized trip to Khao Yai, where you can learn about the environment and the specific flora of the region and, of course, plant trees. Apart from the actual act of planting trees, there are many other ways you can help save the environment. Again, without spending a single baht, you can contribute by just speaking up and spreading the word. Our en- vironment is not a topic only for the Discovery Channel, it concerns all of us, from students to office workers, from billionaires to politicians. So don’t
  • 9. 10 bangkok trader FEBRUARY 2013 be shy about posting on your Facebook wall the small contributions youmake towards a greener Earth, and if you have a blog or a website or a Twit-ter account, take the time to write a few words about the importance ofcleaner air.If you’re more of a person who likes to mingle with the masses, then join-ing a fundraiser with PATT might be just the thing you were looking for. The PATT Foundation has a holistic approach to climate change, which theyAs fundraising and volunteer work go hand in hand, you can also sign up see as the biggest challenge facing our world. Help them save the world onefor PATT’s Environmental Outreach and Advocacy Program and inspire your tree at a time. It will cost you next to nothing, but the impact you’ll make oncommunity to take action and care for their environment. the environment might last for centuries. Find out more about other PATT activities and how you can get involved at www.pattfoundation.org.Planting trees is also a great family activity. What better way of spending theweekend can you imagine other than taking your son or daughter out into If you’re a big tree lover, join the great people at www.facebook.com/nature, digging holes in the ground and planting trees? Even if you don’t BIGTreesProject who, in 2011, were at the helm of a wonderful campaignhave children of your own, you can volunteer in the EcoKids program and aimed at indentifying the biggest, the tallest, the most beautiful, and thehelp supervise kids in PATT’s environmental school holiday camps. public’s most favorite trees in Bangkok.The importance of trees has been the subject of hundreds of pages of aca-demic papers, but here are just eight simple reasons why you should ‘plant info@bangkokfinder.coma tree today’: 02 262 0747 081 988 4419 1. Trees absorb carbon dioxide, which is bad for us. 2. Trees produce oxygen, which we all need to survive. Properties for Rent. 3. Trees provide a habitat for wildlife. 4. Trees help prevent soil erosion. 5. rees are a key factor in water conservation (and we all re- T member what happened in 2011 during the rainy season). 6. rees can control temperature, which means that, in Bang- T kok, more trees mean a cooler climate. 7. rees can assist in the remediation of land. In other words, T trees clean the soil. 8. Trees help us achieve a positive frame of mind. www.bangkokfinder.com
  • 10. Our next BT Party headquarters:Jameson’s Irish Pub -5º Ice BarHoliday Inn at Silom and Surasak Road,an 8-minute walk from BTS Surasak stationA special treat on hand for the next party with visits for theladies to the ice bar, including some tasty drinks inside inglasses made of ice! Don’t worry, the folks at Jameson’s haveall the winter gear on hand. And for everyone, it’s all theusual: good drinks, good food, good friends (and FREE drinksfor the ladies)... Hope to see all of you there!For more party details, including a map, head over to ourFacebook event page at http://goo.gl/EnNbR and receiveautomatic updates for all our parties by adding yourself toour Facebook group at http://goo.gl/UBsgo
  • 11. 12 bangkok trader FEBRUARY 2013 Sashimi DreamsBy Dave StamboulisI f there is anything I learned during my stay in Japan, it is that noth- treat when I lived in Japan, and in the town I resided in, the local specialty ing, absolutely nothing, beats good fresh sashimi. While ‘raw fish,’ as was horsemeat sashimi! its rather crude moniker tends to go in the West, is not on everyone’s palate for fine dining, those in the know talk of its taste sensation be- While Bangkok has hundreds of Japanese restaurants and sashimi-serv-ing pretty close to a religious epiphany… if not at least a good orgasm. ing joints, most of them, while certainly decent enough for any kind of fish cravings, are of the frozen-salmon and low-grade tuna variety, where theSashimi, or ‘pierced body,’ as the direct translation from Japanese goes, salmon has been sitting on ice or in the freezer for far too long, and there-has been around since before the samurai period in Japan, where it most fore doesn’t pack much flavor or texture. Chain establishments like Oishilikely evolved from the process of putting a spike through the brain of or Fuji are extremely popular with the young Thai crowd, and while theyfreshly caught fish, which minimized lactic acid buildup and subsequent may be cheap and filling, they will not cut the mustard if you are a sashimirotting of the flesh, allowing the fish to last (in a humid country with no connoisseur. However, several more discerning establishments, mostlyrefrigeration at that time).These days, the art of sashimi is at the top of all world cuisine, and whetherit be in Tokyo, Osaka, San Francisco, New York, or Vancouver, fish lovers linethe counters of their favorite places trying to find the perfect cut. Mostwesterners douse their sashimi in wasabi, loving the extra spice and kickthat combines with the fish, but the Japanese will tell you that this is notthe right way to eat sashimi, as too much wasabi dilutes the taste, andwith good fish, they say that just a small bit of soy sauce is all that is re-quired and that the flavor of the sashimi will do the rest.The types of sashimi are limitless, although tuna cuts, like hamachi (yel-lowtail) or otoro (fatty bluefin), are some of the most popular. Many peopleswear by unagi (eel), claiming it serves as an aphrodisiac, as does uni (seaurchin). In Tokyo, people pay huge amounts to sample fugu, or puffer fish,which, if not sliced in a proper way by a certified chef, can fatally poison aperson within minutes, due to its containing a neurotoxin with no knownantidote. Sashimi is not only limited to fish, as meat can also be used andconsidered a delicacy as well. Snake sashimi was considered a real tasty
  • 12. bangkok trader FEBRUARY 2013 13located in Thonglor (home to the brunt of Bangkok’s 80,000 Japaneseexpats), have started flying in fish several times a week from the famedTsukuji Fish Market in Tokyo, ensuring the best cuts and maximum taste.One restaurant of note that does this is Mugendai, a fairly new, upscaleJapanese spot tucked away down Thonglor. Yes, you are going to spenda lot here, but it’s hard to complain when you’ve got fresh Bluefin tunaor king crab sitting on your plate. Mugendai raises the bar for fineJapanese food in Bangkok, with some outstanding nouvelle sashimiand sushi offerings in a fashionable rooftop setting, and the crowds itgets every night attest to the fact that it is doing something very right.The top dish at Mugendai is their signature Aburi 7, which features fattyBluefin tuna, giant scallops, snapper, halibut fin, salmon, Alaskan king crab,and Matsuzaka beef, all of which are succulent, and each one topped withits own bit of a tweak, such as Ponzu sauce or miso. Even more alluring is NEED VISA? VISA ISSUES?the Unagi foie gras, in which wild freshwater eel is made in an inside-outroll stuffed with foie gras! Yet another outstanding dish is the MatsuzakaGyu, which has superb Matsuzaka beef made into sushi and topped witha quail egg yolk. The Thai owner here lived in Japan, and he has taken tra- INSTANT THAI VISAditional know-how combined with a bit of a twist to make some knockout ü Do you need a long-term Visa tocreations. stay in Thailand?You can dine in a traditional tatami room at Mugendai or outside on the ü Do you have an overstay problem?deck with its Zen rock garden, or sit at the sushi bar and watch the chefs ü We solve ANY immigration problemcreate their masterpieces. Prices run from 300 to 2400 baht for the Aburi you might have. Call: 089-149-92007, but your palate will never forgive you if you don’t think it’s worth the ü We provide fast, professional info@InstantThaiVisa.comsplurge. services at reasonable price. www.InstantThaiVisa.com ü We require minimal documentation.Mugendai – www.mugendaibkk.com – Thonglor Soi 12, The Grass Resi- INSTANTdence, 7th floor, Tel: 02 726 9222. Open Mon.-Fri., 5:30 p.m.-midnight and ü NO MORE Border Run! THAI VISASat.-Sun. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.-late.
  • 13. 14 bangkok trader FEBRUARY 2013 All Aboard theBangkok ExpressBy Voicu Mihnea SimandanU nder the pseudonym ‘Bangkok Byron’, a member of the influential from Mumbai, Arizona, London, and of course, Bangkok. literary site thailandstories.com wrote an essay in 2011 putting forth the idea that writers in Thailand have by now established Newman describes his writing as “new-noir crime with pulp heart,” a mix- their own artistic movement. Comparing these expatriate writers ture that, no doubt, comes from his vivid imagination and a vast life experi-to the Paris-based Decadent movement of the late 19th century, he sug- ence as a litigation insurance broker, copywriter, English teacher, Bollywoodgested that writers in Thailand belong to a family whose fiction is “a protest movie extra, rare book dealer, rainforest tour guide, and importer of cheeseagainst a spiritually bankrupt civilization,” but where “sex, alcohol and drugs and wine.[are] important catalysts.” His first book to hit the shelves of Asia Books is actually his first written novel,This idea was not something new as another website previously suggest- Bangkok Express (Spanking Pulp Press, 2012), previously published by Bang-ed the same thing. An anonymous writer for thaioasis.com sustains that kok Books in 2010. According to the author himself, the new and improved“the still-emerging genre of Bangkok Fiction contains common elements first-print edition of Bangkok Express has seen a lot of edits, being somewhatthat define its ‘look and feel,’ including the heroism of anti-heroes, the in- unrecognizable from the 2010 version.creasingly thin line between innocence and vice, and the often-necessaryrelationship between honesty and corruption.” Some of the established This brief novel introduces Joe Dylan, a 31-year-old fraud investigator withwriters identified as belonging to this new local genre are Christopher G. a dark past who is sent from London to Thailand to get to the bottom ofMoore, Dean Barrett, Stephen Leather, Jake Needham, Collin Piprell, Jason two mysterious death insurance claims. He’s a regular member of AlcoholicSchoonover, and David Young. Anonymous, and due to his travels, he gets to attend AA meetings in cities worldwide, including Mexico City, Vienna, and New York. Joe tries to stay dryBut, apart from these well-known names, there’s also a score of emerging and actually succeeds in doing this for exactly ninety days:“Ninety days of notwriters who trying to find their own voice and role in this new literary move- picking up. Ninety days of sober reflections of his past. Ninety days of hope.ment. Discovering these writers has become easier these days, as new elec- Ninety days.”tronic platforms have given them a simple and inexpensive way of makingtheir work available via e-books. Especially with emerging writers, there’s quite a lot of the writer in his or her first book, and it is hard not to see Dylan, the fraud investigator who falls inOne of these emerging writers is Bangkok-based English author James A. love with the freedom he finds in Thailand, as the alter ego of Newman, theNewman, who has been calling Thailand home since 2001. Born in London former litigation insurance broker now turned novelist in Bangkok. On top ofin 1977, Newman moved to Bangkok to write fiction full-time and, ever that, Newman also has a few skeletons in his closet, and his stay at the Tham-since, has published short stories, novels, and nonfiction in publications krabok detox temple in Saraburi has been somewhat of a major influence in
  • 14. 16 bangkok trader FEBRUARY 2013 abuses and neglects. The obvious metaphor, that this cruel man likes to keep his possessions, whether pet or wife, in cages, is a good one. Both attempts at outlining a Thailand Decadent movement mentioned above put corruption and the disillusionment with life at the top of the list of topics tackled by its writers. Newman is no exception, with his whole novel revolving around the idea that corruption and the exploitation of the weak will only bring immense profit and even fame: “Listen, kid, corruption is part of the system here. It isn’t a little chink here and there. It is everywhere. It is in the bowels of the sewers with the rats and the pythons. It’s on the streets, noodle carts, the office buildings, all the way up to the very point at the top of Baiyoke tower.” After being shot, beaten up, cheated, threatened, drugged, arrested, and in- carcerated, Joe Dylan finally cracks the case and solves the insurance mystery. He completes his mission in Thailand and buys a ticket on the Bangkok Ex- press train from Surat Thani to Bangkok, leaving behind a stack of cadavers and a few people to whom he had caused major loss of face. Then, just when the reader thinks that the carnage is over, you get another ten pages of pure violence, hatred, and instinctual struggle for survival. For Newman’s Bangkok Express is exactly that, noir pulp fiction. The book makes a good weekend read, but I’m not sure all readers will like the author’s staccato prose, mimicking American crime fiction writer James Ellroy’s telegrammatic style. If you’re used to books that have a flowing narra- tive with sentences that are more than just half a line long, then Bangkok Ex- press will feel a bit rushed and fragmented. But if it’s pure pulp entertainment with an exotic flavor you’re looking for, then Newman’s book will serve its purpose. Also, if you can overlook the few typos, not worry about the body count, and take for granted the many coincidences that bring the right characters in the right place at the right time, then hop aboard Bangkok Express and enjoy the ride. James A. Newman has been busy in the twelve years he has been writing in Thailand and has produced quite a writer’s portfolio. Among his short fiction, it’s worth mentioning Thailand After Dark (Bangkok Books, 2011) and the up- coming Two Lumps and a Pair of Glasses (Big Pulp Magazine, March 2013). Hishis life as a writer. To top things off and to blur the line between real life and nonfiction work includes Thai Meditations (Bangkok Books, 2010), written asfiction even more, the author chose the name for his lead female character James Alexander, and The Sub – Teaching in Thailand (Bangkok Books, 2011),after his own wife’s name, and ‘Joe Dylan,’ the detective, just so happens to be written as S.T. Ray.his son’s name too. His novels include The Boy That Played Chequers (Fried Fiction, 2011), a seri-But James A. Newman, the writer, or Joe Dylan, the fictional character, could alized private-eye novel featuring Joe Dylan, which can be read for free onbe any one of the thousands of expats that come to Thailand and soon fall www.friedfiction.com; Bangkok City (Books Mango, 2012), the sequel to Bang-victim to its seductive life: “Whatever you do, don’t pick up. In Bangkok there kok Express; and Lizard City (Books Mango, 2012), a pulp horror novella nowwas nothing else to do but pick up. Women. Bottles. Vice. Picking up was the available as a free e-book on www.bangkokbooks.com.city’s mantra. More stuff to pick up than there were hands to do the picking.Each vice was the compartment of the same train. One led to another.” You can purchase Bangkok Express as a paperback at Asia Books or as an e- book at www.bangkokbooks.com or from Amazon in Kindle format (as well asThe action of Bangkok Express takes the reader from England to Thailand, from a few of the other above titles). For more news and reviews about James A.Bangkok to Ko Samui, from the red light district to Chinatown, from cheap ho- Newman, read his blog at jamesnewmanfiction.blogspot.com.tels to pristine beaches, from every backpacker’s heaven to every gambler’shell. Standing menacingly in the way of Joe Dylan’s mission in Thailand is Sho-gun Sukarasorn, a Thai mafioso who owns almost the entire island of Samuiand definitely controls everything dirty that takes place there. Sukhumvit Soi 4 Heineken San Miguel,Shogun is the mastermind of the insurance claim that drives the plot of the 99Bt a pintnovel, having planned and facilitated the death of an Italian diver and subse-quently her Finnish diving instructor as well. But when the second insuranceclaim is filed, bells start ringing at the insurance syndicate in London, and aninvestigator is sent to uncover the truth. What Joe Dylan discovers is a world Nana’s Originalwhere every dark alley has a killer waiting for you, every drink on tropical is-lands is spiked, and everyone is someone other than whom they claim to be.The details that pepper the novel reveal that Newman is a man in love withnature, and from all the bird-watching he has done, he possesses a deep British Boozerknowledge of wild birds. Shogun, the bad guy in Bangkok Express, is not onlya cold-stone killer, sodomite, and rapist, he also has his own private zoo. Sho-gun’s two prized birds are Nok, a tropical and very rare ten-year-old hornbill,which he keeps inside a gilded cage, and Gantira, his gorgeous wife, whom he
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  • 16. 18 bangkok trader FEBRUARY 2013 Floating an Old Idea By Ridwan QuaiumT he World Resource Institute (WRI) estimates that Bangkok loses ways; a poor and slowly developing public transit system; and a general about US$250 million each year due to wasted time in traffic lack of management, analysis, and planning of transportation can be congestion, as the average vehicle speed during peak hours in blamed for the notorious traffic congestion in the city. Bangkok is only about 12 km/h. Despite this, the vehicle growthin the country is 6%, which is quite high. So is there any solution to this Bangkok to this date has a relatively diverse public transport systemnotorious traffic in Bangkok? We might find the answer if we briefly re- comprised of an overhead mass transit system, the underground rapidvisit the history of Bangkok. transit, the Airport Rail Link, as well as a bus rapid transit (BRT) system. In addition, Bangkok announced plans to construct a 50-kilometer-longBangkok at its inception as the capital of Siam in 1782 was a water-based covered, elevated skywalk (the ‘Super Skywalk System’). However, the is-city with floating houses and houses on stilts forming a canal-based ur- sue is that these mass transit systems have the capacity to serve onlyban form based on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. The rivers and thecanals in the city served both as distribution and communication routes,as trade and investment was done mainly within the canals. These canalswere both natural and artificial. The artificial canals were dug in 1522, dur- EURO V IN Y L PVC windows doors economical • energy efficient • environment friendlying the reign of King Chairachathirat of Ayutthaya, to shorten the distanc- windows doorses that foreign merchants had to travel to get to their desired destinations Casement windows/doorsin the city. The water-based developments and the intricate network of Sliding windows/doorscanals helped Bangkok to earn the title of the ‘Venice of the East’. Coupling systemsThe influence of European colonial power in the 1850s encouraged the Fence railingshift of the water-based developments and activities to land, which per- Insect screensmanently transformed the urban fabric of Bangkok. Many canals were Conservatory Call usfilled in to facilitate this change, and the ‘Venice of the East’ moniker Glass wall for your freestarted to lose its significance. Due to its poor service and poor con- Pergola quote! German System Profilenections with other land transports, only a small fraction of the daily German Hardwarecommuters use the remaining canals, or ‘khlongs’, for their journey to 10 years warrantyand from work. The dependency on vehicular transportation has turned www.euro-vinyl.comBangkok into one of the most traffic-congested cities in the world. Rapid 087 517 6437and unplanned growth of the city; an inadequate capacity of the road-
  • 17. bangkok trader FEBRUARY 2013 19a small portion of the city. This is why traffic congestion in the streets of maintained properly by dredging and restoring the quality of the water inBangkok still remains and would continue to do so. the khlongs. The piers needs to be made safer and more passenger friendly for waiting and embarking/disembarking. The piers, as well as the canal cor-Expanding the rail and bus rapid transit is a better option to tackle traffic ridor, should be given an overall makeover through landscape architecture.congestion than building highways, but building the infrastructure for rail Currently, cafés and restaurants exist along some of the piers, but thesetransits requires a huge amount of financial and time investment. The urban could be extended throughout the entire length of the canals to enhancefabric of Bangkok is so dispersed and sprawled that the ‘Super Skywalk’ may the social and economic activity and vibrancy of the canals and the city.hardly play any role in reducing the traffic congestion in the city. A cost ef- The existing boats could be replaced with more energy-efficient, modernfective approach to deal with the traffic congestion in Bangkok could very boats that offer more comfort to the riders. The boats should be equippedwell be the khlong boat transportation. Although a fair amount of passen- with adequate safety kits. Connectivity of the khlong boat network to othergers commute using the ferries and express boats along the Chao Phraya public transit in Bangkok should be enhanced. The supervising authorityRiver, not many commute using the khlong boat service. The Chao Phraya needs to market and promote the service through print, electronic, and so-boat service may not help in reducing the traffic congestion in inner Bang- cial media to attract passengers.kok, as it is mainly for transporting people along or across the river. For com-muting within Bangkok, the khlong boat service is needed. Currently, there There are many reasons why it is important to revive the ‘Venice of the East’are only two fixed khlong routes in Bangkok that serve as transportation. by improving the khlong boat service. It is the most cost-effective public transport system, as it does not require any expensive infrastructure likeWhen people think of Venice, they envision boats being rowed along ca- the BTS or MRT systems do. The basic infrastructure to run the service, thenals lined with exotic cafés and restaurants alongside. If it can be done so canals themselves, is already there. Since it runs through the city, it will pro-nicely in Venice, and if it could be done in Bangkok three hundred years vide an excellent alternative to the city commuters. If marketed properly,ago, there is no reason why it could not be done again here in Bangkok. it has the potential to carry a large number of commuters. This will some-Although only used for tourism, the canal boat service in the River Walk in what reduce the traffic congestion and air pollution. Dredging the canalsSan Antonio, Texas, in the U.S., is a good example that Bangkok may use to and extending the network of the canals will provide extra space to storerevitalize the khlong boat service to revive the title of the ‘Venice of the floodwaters during the rainy season. The khlong boat service will createEast’. Dinner cruises on the Chao Phraya River and floating markets are very many green jobs and enhance the businesses along the canals. The caféspopular tourist activities in Thailand. This means that boats remain a part and restaurants will serve as public spaces for the residents and tourists toof the rich heritage of Thailand. The city has to utilize this positive image of socialize. Furthermore, khlong boats were the major mode of transporta-boats to enhance the khlong boat service. tion in Bangkok around three hundred years ago. Thus, reviving the service will bring back the rich tradition and heritage of Thailand.To expand the network of the khlong boat service, some initiatives canbe taken. The routes on which the khlong boats used to run before (10-15 Overall, it will enhance the livability of the city. It’s an idea worth floating foryears ago) could be revived. The canals would need to be expanded and consideration. Colin says... “How big’s yo ur Cod ?” Fresh NZ Blue Cod has arrived at Snapper. When you wrap your lips around it, we know you won’t be disappointed. THAILAND TATLER BEST RESTAURANTS Great taste’n Kiwi Fish’n’Chips Seafood! 1/22 Sukhumvit Soi 11 / Ph. 02 651-1098 www.snapper-bangkok.com
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