The best of 2Bangkok in 2006


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The best of 2Bangkok.com in 2006

What it was like to be there...

Our annual collection of the biggest news, most popular stories, and interesting links of 2006



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The best of 2Bangkok in 2006
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(Source: Bangkok Traveler's Guide, June 1969)

2B's April Fool's Day 2006 page

Elephant polo report

THAILAND: FRIENDLY, FUN, AND BECOMING LESS FREE (PART 2)
Extremely strange ruminations on a trip to Thailand...

Roi Et cattle show

Left: Caption for this cover from a 1968 visitors' guide: Beautiful Thai silk - from silk worms to finished product. Don't they look just elegant whether worn in either typical Thai or Western style?

Komchadluek's statement concerning their recent ceasing of publication: "Komchadluek recommences publication - ready to serve all Thais" - translated from Komchadluek, April 3, 2006

2Bangkok.com booms - March 22, 2006
With 16,000 unique visitors a day 2Bangkok.com is becoming the most popular source for Thai news you cannot find anywhere else... and we are also blowing our bandwidth limit every day...
Also: 2Bangkok.com in Lonely Planet Thailand

Thaksin's Life comic

British Embassy demolition

New airport opens


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Bangkok, 1956!!!
Fantastic Flickr account with Bangkok street photos from 1956. Of special interest to 2Bangkok readers: here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here.
Notable shots: From the Golden Mount (note the lack of a skyline), street traffic, Bangkok road, trade fair, and river scene. On the forum: 1956 Bangkok photo series

Hi-res images of the new Myanmar capital construction

Almost like being there: Ubon Ratchatani Candle Festival

Goodbye to ThaiDay

Below: Assorted peculiar billboards...


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Above: Breast cream billboard


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Above: "I'm hot!" "I'm cool!" - Lighted billboard in subway and skytrain stations for Wall Street Institute (an English school) - More Wall Street ads


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Above: The new Superman stops a runaway Skytrain.


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Above: "Sena Hoi is Too Dark"
This is an advertisement for an album of songs by Sena Hoi. Sena Hoi is a comedian and singer with a popular TV show. The style of song he sings are romantic longing love songs. His first album was very successful. This poster is for his second album Dumjung Sena Hoi which means "Sena Hoi is Too Dark" (Sena Hoi is known for having dark skin). One of the main songs on the album is Dumjung or "Too Dark."
Black face depictions are not uncommon in Thai pop culture and despite the stereotypical motifs they show, most Thais do not have any particular feeling that they are inappropriate. Many Thai soap operas have used characters in black face including Khao Nok Nah from the early-1990s.

Also
The best of 2Bangkok in 2009
The best of 2Bangkok in 2008
The best of 2Bangkok in 2007
The best of 2Bangkok in 2006
The best of 2Bangkok in 2005
The best of 2Bangkok in 2004
The best of 2Bangkok in 2003

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