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Selfish Drivers in Thailand - Parking

Driving in Bangkok can be extremely stressful. Keeping a cool head, while contending with what can accurately be described as deplorable driving conditions, is not easy. But reaching your destination without incident is only half the battle. Now you have to find a parking space.

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Best Car Ever

Recently there seems to have been too much bad news, too many heavy items, and perhaps it's time to remember what it's like to just laugh out loud. This video -- apparently made by a Lada owner to promote the sale of his used car -- is just priceless. Enjoy.

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Porsche Cuts 17 Year Old in Two - Video of Car

A video of a Thai language news report covering the aftermath of the horrific 'accident' is on youtube. During the report, there is some dialogue with the Thai Police Officer responsible for the case. He makes some telling statements, and in light of what we know now, it's clear that he was deliberately misleading.

Porsche Cuts 17 Year Old in Two - Driver at large

I don't really know where to start with this story, but it must be told and told and shared and there must be justice. Let everyone know and don't let up.

Let's start with the facts, and take it from there. A 17-year-old girl has been killed after she was hit by a Porsche Cayman.

It gets worse: The driver must have been speeding, because the impact broke the young woman into two pieces.

It gets worse: The driver the proceeded to flee the scene of the accident and continued for 10km before parking the car and abandoning it outside a restaurant.

It gets worse: read on and prepare to get really angry!

Story has been updated. See updates at the base of the article after the jump.

Laughing Thai Policemen

No comment from me. Video follows:

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Window Breaking Fail

Attempting to demonstrate how easy it is to break into a car, this reporter makes it look very difficult.

This is almost sad to watch. And if you faint at the sight of blood you might want to skip this one.

iPad put to good use?

Now this is cool. I'd been struggling to think of a single place that the iPad would be better than an iPhone, or a laptop. But I hadn't thought of this! These guys have fitted the iPad into a truck, and although they're not completely finished at this point, this looks like a very nice use for the device.

Video after the jump.

31st Bangkok International Motor Show and Still Messed Up

This just isn't even funny any more. On the 31st attempt at hosting an International Motor Show, it is hard to fathom how the event organisers could still get the event slogan so badly wrong. This year, the opening ceremony photo looks even funnier given that there is a British representative present and in massive print in front of the special people is the "sentence": "DRIVING SAVE THE EARTH".

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Bangkok Post Reviews Lotus Evora in Thailand

Lotus Evora

The Bangkok Post has a video posted on their site of the Lotus Evora on Thai roads. The Evora is probably the coolest Lotus in the last 10 years.

Although all the "reviewer" does is confirm that it is a Lotus, and that the steering wheel, and other aspects of the car are "well... very Lotus", I'm posting this because I love the noise this Toyota V6 makes, when they eventually allow us to listen to it towards the end of the "review".

PTT Charge Too Much!

Happy PTT Image

Anybody else see today's article in the Bangkok Post about the expected revenue gain for PTT next year? If not here is a quick run down:

  • Image of a PTT guy showing us the thumbs up
  • Headline "PTT forecasts 20% revenue gain next year"
  • Bunch of stuff about how well PTT is doing

Massive Don Muang Toll Hike Hard to Accept

Am I the only one who remembers when the toll on the Don Muang Tollway rose from 40 to 55 baht? If memory serves, this was a reasonably gradual increase over time, 5 baht here, 10 baht there. Now, the increase is simply impossible to understand. How can a 30 baht price hike be justified?

Driving in Europe is Hard!

Sometimes after living in Thailand for a few years and witnessing the crazy things that drivers do on the roads, you might hear people saying things like, "Only in Thailand." Well, this compilation video is not from Thailand. It's from Europe, and I think it shows that people are the same the world over.

Video after the jump.

2009 Bangkok International Motor Show - Chery

What motor show would be a motor show without a few funny cars? And the 2009 Bangkok International Motor Show had a few very funny cars. Chinese automaker Chery with the Faira gets my vote for the silliest car of the show.

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Accidents at Traffic Lights in Thailand

It is no secret that running red lights is dangerous. This video shows some examples of the kind of accidents that can result from efforts to safe a few minutes/seconds at the lights. The video is a compilation of surveillance footage from junctions/intersections around Thailand, and you should be warned that you may find some of the accidents disturbing.

Ignore the Whistle Blowers in Bangkok - Funny Video

If you haven't driven in Thailand you might not be familiar with the whistle blowers that are employed by hotels, department stores, and other businesses to help direct the traffic, and to assist with car parking etc.

As if the sound of a screeching whistle wasn't enough to put you off, the directions given by these whistle blowers is often very confusing, and I often wonder if some of them have ever been behind the wheel of a car.

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