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Footage Of David Bowie Out And About In Bangkok During His 1983 World Tour

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Ricochet is a 1984 documentary filmed in the Far East at the very end of David Bowie’s 1983 Serious Moonlight Tour.

The Serious Moonlight Tour ran from 18 May – 8 December 1983, beginning at the Vorst Forest Nationaal, Brussels, and concluding in the Hong Kong Coliseum.

The original end of the tour was planned to be Auckland, New Zealand on 26 November. However, due to receiving an unprecedented $1.5m booking fee earlier in the tour for the US Festival in San Bernardino, Bowie felt he was able to extend the tour to territories where he was likely to make a loss.

A final coda of dates was secured at three locations: The National Stadium, Singapore, on 3 December; the Thai Army Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand on 5 December; and two final shows at the Hong Kong Coliseum, Kowloon, Hong Kong on 7 and 8 December and nick-named the ‘Bungle in the Jungle’ tour.

Bowie asked filmmaker Gerry Troyna to document the trip.

While in Bangkok, Bowie stayed at the President Hotel on Ratchaprasong and played to 10,000 concert-goers – about half the stadiums capacity – who had paid 250 baht for a ticket.





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Sukhumvit Shutdown! Bars And Restaurants Closed For Covid

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There was very little action on Sukhumvit Road this week. Most of the bars and restaurants have closed due to the renewed Covid restrictions. That also includes massage shops.





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An Eden’s Whale Trap Feeding In The Gulf Of Thailand

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This extraordinary behaviour (where the whale treads water) is thought to have developed because pollution has made the Gulf of Thailand a hypoxic environment.

Sewage outflows from the land have caused all the oxygen in the water to be used up, except at the surface. This means the whale’s fish prey can only live in this surface layer.

By treading water and keeping the corners of their mouth below the surface, a flow is created pulling the fish into the whale’s mouth.

In the panic, some of the fish also seem to jump out the water and into the whale’s mouth

This clip is from the BBC series “A Perfect Planet, episode 4 “Oceans”, narrated by Sir David Attenborough.





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Sukhumvit Stories: Washington Square Bars, Bangkok CIA Connection

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Sukhumvit Stories – Washington Square bars and celebrities, The CIA in Bangkok at The Rex Hotel & Chokchai Building,

Bangkok Pat goes undercover at Villa Supermarket to see if the building is still used as the CIA Club.

Also The Rise & Fall of Soi 22 plus more.

00:00 Intro / Washington Square Pt 1
05:27 The CIA Connection in Sukhumvit
08:54 Washington Square Pt 2
13:22 The Rise & Fall of Soi 22
15:50 Wokstar Express & The Captain’s Pub



f you want an extra fix of Washington Square here is the full video from which Pat took clips.





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