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New Book Launched By Stu Lloyd – BAMBOOZLED: The Lighter Side Of Expat Life In Asia



Stu Lloyd has dropped his latest book, a massive collection of colourful stories contributed by expats from Pakistan to Papua New Guinea and everywhere in between.

“It’s called BAMBOOZLED – the Lighter Side of expat Life in Asia,” says the Zimbabwe-born Australian who lives in Thailand. “It’s a project I’ve been sitting on for a while and I thought what better time than now to bring people a laugh or two hundred. So we’ve rushed it out on e-book first for an easy, contactless experience.”

The stories are divided up by chapters which include: Language problems and miscommunication

Airport and flying
Café, restaurant and pubs
Bribery, corruption and conmen
Drivers and maids
Golf and sport
Embassy and Diplomatic
Holidays, hotel and travel
Houses, flatmates and landlords
Doctors, nurses, hospitals … and faith healers
Office and work
Retail and shopping experiences, and much more.


Bamboozled captures the simultaneous fun and frustrations of living and working in Asia.

“Many of these are what I call the bamboozling moments,” says Lloyd. “Part mystifying, part perplexing, part head-scratching. Like, what just happened there? But ultimately funny stuff to look back on.”

Lloyd has been collecting stories in the line of duty since he arrived in Hong Kong “as a child slave” in 1987, and has since lived and worked in Singapore, China and Thailand. “Big shout-out to our contributors — these stories are our shared collected experience as foreigners. Many of us have experienced these situations ourselves, or can easily picture ourselves in them — for better or worse, because some of them are quite edgy.”

Bamboozled is corporate friendly and family-friendly, reflecting the new breed of expat, reflected in the range of contributors, both Western and Asian, male and female.

Stu Lloyd has been called ‘the perfect storyteller’ by The Telegraph, UK, on the back of his body of work which covers military history, colonial history, and travel. His 11 books have sold over 100,000 copies and his features have appeared everywhere from Sydney Morning Herald, South China Morning Post to National Geographic Traveler magazine.


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Canvas: The Launch



Canvas The Launch

A new, fun and creative urban space to eat, drink and be refreshed in one of Bangkok’s favourite hangouts – W District.

For the launch party this Saturday 15th August W District will be transformed into the kind of living, Urban Jungle you can really lose yourself in.

With DJs all night, live art, dance & costume creators – plus giveaways & plenty of drink specials to bring out the shaman in you – this FREE showcase event has something for every member of the Bangkok tribe.

– vibe –
Music by House Jam (Jamie James, Systimatic)
✴ Guest set by DJ Orawan (Bassclef)

– show –
Costume & Dance by Feisty
Hoops by ฮูปไม่ได้หมุนแค่รอบเอว – AtomHoops
Skin Ink by California Ink Tattoo Bangkok
Eggshell Painting by Dhamu S. Subirana

– eats –
🥙 Greek Street Food by Rallis

FREE Jungle Juice with your Check-In // starts 7:30pm
(finishes when the juice runs out!)

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Mamma Mia Party At Aesop’s Bangkok



Mamma Mia Party

Mama Mia, here we go again! Aesop’s Bangkok famous Mamma Mia Party is back on Saturday, August 15, 2020.

Dance, dine and have the time of your life
– Greek food and drinks
– Dress up with prizes for best dressed
– Special performances
– Dance competitions, Plate Smashing and more

Dress code: Mamma Mia Glam

August 15 from 7pm

062 567 7751

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Bangkok Comeback At Brownstone



Bangkok Comeback at Brownstone

It’s the Bangkok Comeback!

Other Road Records with Brownstone are launching live music again at one of Bangkok’s coolest art spaces. Expect two stages, two secret art/music areas, community vibes, cheap delicious food and free entry with any drink purchase. Start early for sunset in the beer garden 5:30pm

Saturday 01/08/2020
5:30pm – 01:00am
Brownstone (On Nut, 100 metres from On Nut Soi 25)

FREE entry with any drink purchase (no outside drinks allowed)

Main Stage (9:30PM – 1AM)
Born From Pain (TH) / Stay Awake/ Of Victims & Prey / Dirty Magic

Beer Garden Acoustic Stage (6PM TO 9PM)
Venn / Jennifer Läckgren / Fiffi / Rob Saltsman / Angel Nantiya and Ploy and Ben from Ten Layers of Air

Experimental, art, music, relax zones.
Ageha Cafe coffee and music store
Food provided by delicious Chimgu.1415

• Main Stage •
11:30Dirty Magic
10:50 Of Victims and Prey
10:10 Stay Awake
9:30 Born from Pain

• Beer Garden •
8:45 Venn
8:00 Jenny & Fiffi
7:30 Rob Saltsman
7:00 Angel Nantiya
6:30 Ploy & Ben
6pm TBC
5:30 OPENS

Ages 20+ / Please remember social distancing rules / Wear a mask and wash hands frequently / Check-in will be required and a temperature check on entry.

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