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Kayaking On A Bangkok Khlong

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GoPro footage shows what it’s like to kayak through once-polluted canals that have been turned into a ‘Venice of the East’.

Residents can use the boats for free to paddle along the Ong Ang canal in the centre of Bangkok.

The scheme includes 15 kayaks which are available to take onto the water every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Government chiefs rolled out the boats out as part of a regeneration of the area, along with romantic lights, food stalls, musicians, handicrafts and street art.

The area was once polluted, dirty and overcrowded but residents are delighted with how it has been improved. The water is also clean following extensive cleaning and filtering.



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Phuket’s Newest Water Park

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Aerial video of Phuket’s newest water park being built.

It’s close to Phuket town and Central Festival.



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Second-Hand Jaguar Garage In Bangkok

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This cool little car repair shop in the backstreets of Bangkok focuses entirely on refurbishing old Jaguars. There were some classic models and some newer ones too from the 1970s onwards.

The owner explained that he gets the old cars shipped from the UK, repairs them and sells them on again in Thailand, Singapore and Japan.

If you’ve ever tried to buy a second-hand Jaguar in Bangkok you’ll know what a big markup there is on prices compared with the UK, where they were originally made.

Expect to pay a minimum of 500,000 Baht for a refurbished Jaguar XJ8 in Thailand. These iconic 1980s and 1990s models can be picked up in good condition in the UK for under £1,000.

Buying a decent Jaguar in Bangkok isn’t the easiest task unless you’re after a new car. But the owner of this repair shop knew his stuff and the man you want to talk to if you are thinking of buying.



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Thailand 2011: Beach Road Pattaya In The Afternoon

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A midday stroll along Beach Road back in 2011.

Amazing the difference a decade makes to a place.



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