A bizarre museum home to thousands of different types of condoms in varying shapes, sizes and colours from over the decades are displayed inside glass cabinets at the Thai Health Ministry building in Nonthaburi province.
The two-room museum is hidden away at the back end of the ministry building next to the sewage treatment plant – not advertised publicly and rarely visited by anyone.
The state-owned museum is home to foreign condom brands such as Durex and the local condom producer Cabbages & Condoms.
The first room’s walls are adorned with sexual health awareness posters and cabinets holding the rubbers, while the other room houses various apparatuses used to manufacture and test condoms.
The second room has six booths packed with phalanx-shaped objects that are used to test the condom’s strength and endurance. At times, the museum staff gives a demonstration to visitors on how the apparatus works.
Aside from the condoms, a variety of penis pumps and lubricants can also be found inside the museum.
Thailand is one of the world’s largest producers of condoms, surpassing The Netherlands where Durex is manufactured.
Food Park At Big C Ratchadamri Is Dead Without Chinese Tourists
Photos of the Food Park located at Big C on Ratchadamri Road in Bangkok looking like a ghost town have been widely circulated on social media over the past 24 hours.
Of course, food courts are currently closed in Bangkok due to the government order, however, this has been the scene since last April.
Normally the Big C Superstore would be packed from open until close with thousands of Chinese tourists passing through its doors every hour.
The Ratchadamri branch was the companies flagship store making more money than any other in Thailand.
The overflow reached every part of the complex including the Food Park which just like the supermarket, was packed from morning until night.
Now, with restrictions on entering Thailand still in place, both are deserted and like a ghost town.
Lower Sukhumvit Is A Ghost Town
This was the scene showing many closed bars, hotels, shops and restaurants on Sukhumvit Road this week.
Like many people living in Bangkok, I was hoping the powers that be weren’t going to pull the plug on restaurants. Sadly, they did.
They’ll be staying closed until further notice when someone decides it’s safe for people to eat with friends and family again.
There’s a lot of people whose livelihoods are been lost. It really is a sad sight.
Quakers: Pet Duck Rides Owner’s Motorcycle
This motorcycle rider is often seen around Chinatown at night carrying his pet duck on the back of his bike.
Here he is in a video at a retro night market near Bangkok’s Ong Ang canal. Shoppers gathered round to take pictures of the unusual pillion passenger and ask the old man questions about the cute pet.
He said his duck has a name tag around his neck which also has a flashing light and his phone number, in case he ever gets lost. He has a remote control which he says controls the duck.