Tuk Tuk Tours
Explore Bangkok by the iconic tuk tuk
There is always something to do in Bangkok – hunt down the latest goings-on with our what’s-on guide. Know of another event taking place that you want to share? Let us know in the comments!
This free annual event returns to close down the photogenic street around the country’s largest golden pagoda, in Nakhom Pathom just outside Bangkok. The evening kicks off with an introductory swing dancing class for beginners from 7pm, and then continues with dancing through until 10pm. Expect live music, vendors hawking local street foods, and more.
Environmental issues are under the spotlight at the latest instalment of Thailand’s Open Air Film Festival, where there are three forum discussions and six film screenings that include Godzilla, Whale Rider, and Thailand-focused The Impossible, which depicts the story of the 2004 tsunami. 4pm-midnight (films start at 7pm and 9.30pm on 10 and 12 February, and at 6.30pm and 8.30pm on 11 February; free entrance; Silpakorn University (Tha Chang river boat pier); www.bit.ly/openairfilmfestbkk.
In the first event of its kind, 34 Thai graffiti and street artists take over cosy Chomp café and restaurant in Bangkok’s old town of Banglamphu, one of our favourite spots to chow down on comforting international fare (there’s also a great selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes). Samsen Soi 1 (Phra Athit or Thewet river boat piers); www.bit.ly/bangkoksweetdreams.
If you’ve ever found yourself as a Bangkok newbie struggling to adjust to life in this wonderfully crazy city, you’re sure to empathise with the work of photographer Jean-Sebastien Faure that’s on show at this exhibition hosted by the Kathmandu gallery in Silom. Faure’s work depicts his own challenges in settling into Bangkok over the course of four years. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am-7pm; Pan Road (BTS Chong Nonsi);www.kathmanduphotobkk.com.
The winter season means the return of free weekly concerts in Lumpini Park by the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra’s own musicians will be joined by guest vocalists as they belt out classic tunes, pop hits, movie soundtracks and famous Thai songs. It’s a celebration of the cool(er) weather and the great outdoors in one of Bangkok’s best pockets of green space. Bring along a picnic and settle in for the afternoon! Concerts run on Sundays from 5.30pm. BTS Sala Daeng, or MRT Si Lom or Lumpini; www.bangkoksymphony.org.
February with Expique
This month Expique will be holding our monthly “Random Thainess” event on February 16. Come listen to 6 speakers talking on 6 random topics to do with Thailand and Thai Culture. For more information visit www.facebook.com/random.thainess
Also, if you are looking for a fun way to spend Chinese New Year or Valentines Day then maybe we can suprise you on one of our tours.
How will you be spending your time in February in Bangkok? Let us know in the comments!
Photos by Swing Dancing at Phra Pathom Chedi; Bangkok Open Air Film Fest; Chayanon Paymanont via Chomp; Kathmandu Gallery; Bangkok Symphony Orchestra.