Must-Try Street Foods When in Bangkok

Bangkok is known for many things and one of them will be its famous street food scene. There are a lot of places in the city where you can find delicious and cheap traditional dishes that delight locals and tourists alike. A trip to the city would be incomplete without sampling some of the delectable treats its streets have to offer. Here are some of must-try street foods you should have when in the area.

Gai/Moo Bing
Moo Bing
What is it: Grilled chicken or pork skewers, the meat is deliciously marinated and barbecued, you can dip the meat in the sauce with dried chili that is usually served with your order of gai/moo bing.

Hoy tod
What is it: Oyster omelette, similar to a pancake, crispy and crunchy; ingredients include chili, coriander, eggs, green onions, oysters, and a mixture with starch

Khao Mun Gai
Khao Mun Gai
What is it: Steamed chicken on rice, similar to Hainanese chicken

Khao Niew Ma Muang
Khao Niew Ma Muang
What is it: Also known as Mango Sticky Rice; dessert prepared using ingredients that include fresh ripe mangoes, coconut syrup, sticky rice, and sesame seeds

Khao Pad
Khao Pad
What is it: Fried rice; made with Jasmine rice and mixed with chicken, crab, or shrimp; egg, garlic, and onions among others

Pad krapao moo
Pad krapao moo
What is it: Stir-fried pork with basil, pork can be replaced with chicken or squid; ingredients include ground meat, oyster sauce, and soy sauce with a small amount of sugar

Pad Thai Kung
Pad Thai Kung
What is it: Stir-fried noodles with shrimp; flavorings include dried shrimp, red chili pepper, and more

Pla Pao
Pla Pao
What is it: Fish barbecued in salt, served with a lime juice-based chili sauce

Sai Krok Issan
Sai Krok Issan
What is it: Sour Issan sausage; grilled Northeastern Thai sausage

Som Tam
Som Tam
What is it: Papaya salad; a healthy dish made with shredded green papayas, chili peppers, fish sauce, garlic, peanuts, and tomatoes

Things You Should Know About Owning An Electrical Saw In Thailand

chainsaw

We all know the dangers and safety measures upon using electrical saws or any other kind of saws, be it at home or at work.

However, did you know that there is an electrical saw law in Thailand?

If not, here are some things you should know about owning an electrical saw in Thailand:

  • Also known as Electrical Saw Act 2002, it primarily states that people are forbidden to own, manufacture, or import chainsaws unless they have a registered license from the country’s Chainsaw Registrar.
  • In addition, people are not allowed to increase a saw’s overall machine power as already stated in the contract upon getting their registered licenses unless they are allowed to do so by the same authority.
  • Upon issuing a registered license to people, the same authority will create a mark on the chainsaw, as well as which part is only allowed to use as per the country’s Ministerial Regulation.
  • Only those who have jobs or business that requires using a chainsaw and don’t have any records that violate the Electrical Saw Act 2002 and other environmental laws such forest law, wildlife protection law and national forest and park are allowed to apply for a chainsaw license.
  • Indeed, every aspect of owning a chainsaw is under the discretion of the country’s Chainsaw Registrar. People are also not allowed to have their chainsaws repaired unless they are given the license to do so.

Click here to learn more about other strict law implementations in Thailand, especially for travelers.

Much to the dismay of those who frequently use chainsaws, even if it’s the best rated chainsaw out there, one has to understand that these are still considered as one of the world’s most dangerous tools. It shouldn’t be used for just any kind of tasks, be it for heavy chores or for artistic carving. Most of all, its safety measures should not be taken for granted. Else, serious accidents might happen that will leave one impaired for life.

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Thailand Getaways for Beach Lovers

Finding a beach in Thailand should be easy given the wealth of choices available. The country boasts of some of the most spectacular beaches in the world. With so many options to choose from, picking one for your next getaway can be overwhelming. It may be a tall order to create a short list of some of the best beaches across Thailand. But here are some of the top destinations if you are looking for some sun, sand, and sea.

Haad Rin, Koh Pha Ngan
Haad Rin
Why go: Underdeveloped but known for its party scene, popular for its full moon parties

Kata Noi, Phuket
Kata Noi
Why go: Quieter stretch, perfect for people who want to avoid the much crowded beaches of the popular island

Koh Kood, Ko Kut
Koh Kood
Why go: Breathtaking scenery which is a mix of pristine beaches and verdant forests, a beautiful resort with an infinity pool

Koh Libong, Trang
Koh Libong
Why go: One of the islands along an amazing coastline, a chance to see some of the endangered dugongs in the area

Koh Nang Yuan, Surat Thani Province
Koh Nang Yuan
Why go: Popular diving destination, wide range of other activities like snorkeling, island-to-island zip lining, short treks, scenic views and stunning coral formations

Koh Yao Noi, Phang Nga Bay
Koh Yao Noi
Why go: Lush landscape, enjoy different water activities, sign up for a Muay Thai lesson

Maya Bay, Koh Phi Phi
Maya Bay
Why go: Sheltered bay best known as the setting for Leonardo DiCaprio’s movie The Beach, surrounded by three high cliffs, rich and colorful marine life, water activities like diving and snorkeling

Railay Beach, Krabi
railay-beach-krabi
Why go: Remote beach getaway; stunning views that include beautiful limestone cliffs, hidden coves, clear waters; various activities like caving, kayaking, rock climbing, and more

Sunset Beach, Koh Lipe

Koh Lipe
Why go: Also known as Hat Pramong, famous for its spectacular sunsets, fairly underdeveloped and perfect for travelers who want to get away from the crowd

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