Bangkok’s biggest Fish Pond – And it is not where you think it would be

2014-04-21 at 17:17

So you have been to Bangkok a few times and you think you did see it all. And than you find something that is so Bangkok you could not dream it up yourself. At the corner of the Bang Lam Phu Intersection only a few blocks away from Khao San Road are the ruins of the New World Shopping center. I really did like that place when it was still open. The food court was all the way up and had glass on all sides. So one could enjoy the view from up there. Turned out that they did build 7 more floors than they were allowed to build. So I guess one day they did not pay off the right guy or somebody new came into office or something like that and they had to close the mall. 99 a fire raged in it and later they did start to demolish it. No only the ruins are left on the intersection. Since there is no roof rain water did fill the basement. It is said that some neighbours put some fish into the water to eat the mosquito eggs. Now the flooded 500 square meter basement serves as a home for thousands of fish.

Every year I think that it is strange that nobody does start a new building there but so far nobody did and you might be lucky as well and take a look at this unusual Bangkok attraction!

How to find Bangkok’s biggest fish pond

If you are not familiar with the area you want to find the Bang Lam Phu Intersection which is very easy. There you see the rest of this building.

Fish pond in the new world mall
This was in 2004 I think when they started to demolish the upper levels – now it is only a little bit higher than the shutters!

This was once the main entrance to the New World Shopping Mall. From this view you take a left and walk down Phra Sumen Road till you see that sign after a minute or so.

Fish pond in the new world mall

Here you take a right and you see the entrance gate on the right

Fish pond in the new world mall
You can get some fish food right at the gate.

Fish pond in the new world mall

What did you expect? Walk in and turn right!

Fish pond in the new world mall
There you are – enjoy the fish while they are still there.

Fish pond in the new world mall

Fish pond in the new world mall

Do not forget to close the gate when you walk in and out!

Update

The fish were removed in January 2015! Here is the link to the Bangkok Post article

How to install Facebook Paper outside the US

2014-02-11 at 08:25

After so many of you did ask me how i installed Facebook Paper on my iPhone i made this easy to follow guide for you. It works with every free app from the Apple App Store!

Facebook Paper is the new app from Facebook. I did play a bit with it and i am not sure if i will use it on the iPhone for my news feed – the screen is a bit to small but i think on an iPad it will be great!

Paper on iPhone
You can customize a few different feeds and swipe between them. Try it – you gonna like it!

Paper on iPhone
I like that – you see something that you want to read – you flip it open – swipe from the bottom up and read it. Later you swipe from the top down to close it again.

Paper on iPhone
Notification does like better if you ask me.

How to install Facebook Pater without an US App Store account

Paper on iPhone
Open the App Store app on your iPhone or iPad. Scroll all the way down in the Featured category. Here you will find your Apple ID. If not you have to log in! Now you select your Apple Id and the next screen pops up. Select “View Apple ID”

Paper on iPhone
I took the pictures while changing back from the US store but you would now select the store flag and change it to the US store in the next screen that tells you “Select Country or Region. Than you have to “Agree” to the “Terms and Conditions”.

Paper on iPhone
Make sure you have no credit card clicked – if you have you can try if it still works. Since they ask for the state in the US store you have to fill that field: “MA” will do. Also the phone number must be 123 1234567 like the phone numbers are in the US. After the next screen you are good to go!

A few Pictures from the Action in Istanbul at Taksim Square and the Gezi Park

2013-06-02 at 17:53

Went to Taksim today and walked a bit there – than down the road toward Tünel. People where still coming up the streets and walking towards the Square and park. I did take a few pictures!

Istanbul 2013

Here is a link to it: Photo Album
You do not have to sign up for it!

3 nights ago i was in the park – it was a great atmosphere – despite the brutal police attack one night before

Here is a link to it: Photo Album
You do not have to sign up for it!

A short impression from Gezi Park in this video:

And the protest of the guys next to the place i stay:


#direngeziparki

God Bye old Passport

2012-04-09 at 14:10

The more you travel the quicker the stamps fill up the pages of your passport. Every time i have to get a new one i am not sure if i should get the one with more pages. So far i did run out of pages only 2 times. And every time i think no way – this will be enough and take the regular one. My passport is still good for 2 years but i need a new visa for India and they like – why ?? – the big big stickers so i have to get a new one. Good by my old travel friend!

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My favourite page as the 13th of February is my birthday and i managed to get the same day 5 times on one page

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