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4 Things to Know Before Playing an Escape Game

June 23, 2017 0

Have you ever wanted to play an escape game but you aren't sure what to expect? Here are 4 things for escape game newbies to consider before entering a room: 1. Escape games are not that scary. Many believe that escape rooms are frightening. Yes, the idea of getting locked in a small room can make some cringe. And while barely-lit rooms with plastic creepy-crawly animals are considered the norm in the escape room industry, there is no need to panic. There’s always a way out. Game masters are regularly monitoring the games, so in case of any emergencies they will let people out. If you’re worried about tight spaces, don’t be. The rooms can vary in size, but there’s usually enough space to fit several people comfortably. As for younger players, when in doubt of whether the rooms and themes are age appropriate, just check with the staff. 2. Escape games are going to be challenging. Escape rooms will stimulate your mind with the added element of suspense. So the best way to tackle a escape game is to bring friends and family with whom you have a common context for communication. Listen to your teammates and don’t get caught...

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How to Celebrate International Panic Day

June 15, 2017 0

International Panic Day is on 18 June. It is celebrated annually by overworked people who are stressed out about their careers, daily lives and everything in between. You can use it as an excuse to panic about everything or take the day to evaluate your priorities and eliminate anything that can causes anxiety. The origin of International Panic Day is pretty much an unknown. Some may wonder how this day is different from any other day. Studies have shown that bottling up frustration and anger are bad for your health. Those who enjoy being calm and composed when the world is coming apart need to beware. Murphy’s Law states, 'All that can go wrong will,' and panic is a natural reaction to such situations. Here are some ways to celebrate International Panic Day in Bangkok: Just panic. Try to release tension by going to the gym, running or even throwing things (just not at other people). Go outside. In Bangkok, try strolling through two of the city’s oldest communities: Chinatown, known locally as Yaowarat, and Little India or Pahurat. These areas are a gentle reminder of the city’s past. Or perhaps taking a boat ride along the Chao Phraya River is more to your liking....

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Ramadan

May 25, 2017 0

Ramadan is the holiest month in the year for Muslims. Muslims believed that during this holy month, God revealed the first verses of the Quran to Mohammed on a night recognised as " The Night of Power" or "LayLat al-Qadr" in Arabic. This year, Ramadan starts in 26 May and lasts until 24 June 2017. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast everyday from dawn to dusk. They usually have a huge meal before dawn which is supposed to last them until sunset. Afterwards,  they eat a light meal to finish off the day. Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam, thus all Muslims are required to participate in Ramadan. There are special exceptions for Ramadan for those who are ill, nursing, menstruating, pregnant, traveling, the elderly and young children. Ramadan is a time to be spiritually-disciplined by strengthening one's relationship with God, praying more, being kind and generous and studying the Quran extensively. In Thailand, Muslims make up the country's largest religious minority. Most are concentrated in the southern provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani, Yala and Satun. It is believed that Islam was first introduced to the Malay Peninsula during the 13th century by Arab traders. The majority of Thai...

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Visakha Bucha Day

May 8, 2017 0

Visakha Bucha Day is a very important day in Buddhism. Informally, this day is referred to as "Buddha's Birthday". Three special events happened on this day. The first event was the birth of Gautama Buddha, the religious figure of Buddhism. Thirty five years later, Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment on the same day. Eighty years from his birth, Gautama Buddha passed away on the same day. Visakha Bucha Day reminds Buddhists of the important teachings of Gautama Buddha both socially and spiritually. Visakha Bucha means the worship of the Buddha on the day of the full moon on the sixth lunar month. This year, Visakha Bucha day falls on the 10 May. Buddhists all over the world would perform the act of Tam Boon which includes visiting temples, donating things, buying fish from the fishmonger to release in the river, etc. Another popular activity is called Tak Bard which is the act of offering food or rice to monks. In Thailand, Visakha Bucha Day is a public holiday, so government offices, banks and many shops are closed on this day. Out of respect, there is no alcohol served or sold on this day. Schools and government offices will also fly yellow Buddhist flags...

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Feb

Earth Day

April 22, 2017 0

Earth Day is a day to respect the importance of Mother Earth. Celebrated annually on the 22 April, Earth Day started back in 1970 when Gaylord Nelson, a senator from Wisconsin, started to get worried about the rate of industrialisation and the carelessness of people towards the environment. Over 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day to cement the importance of that day. As of today, over a billion people observes Earth Day all over the world. During the age of industrialisation, we humans have done many things which has depleted many of the Earth's resources. Deforestation, or the removal of trees, is happening everyday to make space for buildings, condos and malls. River are destroyed due the dumping of industrial waste. Polar ice caps are melting due to the rise in the Earth's temperature. We have dug ourselves into a huge ditch, one that we can get out if we all act now. Small steps such as planting trees, turning off unnecessary lights and reducing petrol usage are always helpful if everyone decides to all join in. A single tree planted may not seem to help much. However, when billions of trees are planted, the results...

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Easter

April 7, 2017 0

Easter is a Christian tradition that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The name of the holiday has German origins. "Ostern" is the name of an ancient German goddess and is associated with rebirth, spring and fertility. Now that we know how where the word originated from how about the eggs and rabbit? Easter is celebrated around the March equinox. Specifically, the holiday is celebrated on a Sunday, three days after Jesus resurrected from his death. This year, Easter is celebrated on April 16. The things people think of when they hear the word "Easter" are the decorative, pastel-coloured eggs, the Easter rabbit, and of course the egg hunts! Decorating eggs, egg hunts and eating chocolate eggs are definitely fun and engaging ways to celebrate the holiday. The German goddess "Ostern" had a thing for rabbits. Some legends claim that she had the head of a rabbit which makes sense since bunnies are known for their ability to reproduce. Another myth states that "Ostern" turned a bird into a rabbit which explains the eggs. However, in other myths eggs came from pagan celebration in spring which symbolise a new life. Pin these dates and don't forget to buy the eggs for decorating and egg hunts! After...

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Feb

St. Patrick’s Day

March 15, 2017 0

St. Patrick's Day celebrated on 17 March 17 annually. It is an Irish holiday celebrated in honour of St. Patrick. Patrick was famous for his missionary work in Ireland. Over the course of 30 years he was able to supposedly convert hundreds of thousands of people, established many churches, and consecrated hundreds of bishop. St. Patrick died on 17 March during the 4th century which is why St. Patrick's day is celebrated on this day. St. Patrick's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world with and without Irish descent. People would dress up in green, have dinner with their family, or go to the local pub to have a night out with their friends. Major cities around the world would have grand parades joined by most of the citizens who are present during the parades. The parades would consist of marching bands, dancing shows, and even on road theatre! One of the biggest event on this day is the transformation of the Chicago River from its murky green to a bright green in honour of St.Patrick's Day! If your planning a night out on St. Patrick's Day you can drop by at The Escape Hunt Experience Bangkok...

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Feb

5 Ways to Keep Cool in Bangkok

March 3, 2017 0

March has officially arrived which means Bangkok residents and tourists alike are preparing for the hottest season of the year in the country! During this time, many people will look for ways to cool down as temperatures climb to around 38 degrees Celsius. Here are 5 ways to keep cool in Bangkok: Head to a water park. For a kid-friendly locale, there are many water parks that dot Bangkok's landscape. Many offer exhilarating water slides for the older kids and kids at heart. For the smaller ones, there are plenty of wadding pools for hours of fun. Go to an "ice bar." For the adults looking for refuge from the night heat, there are plenty of "ice bars" dotted around Bangkok. These places take the word "cool" to the extreme. Many of these bars are set in walk-in refrigerators set at around -5 degrees Celsius. One can sip on assorted spirits and cocktails in these chilly conditions. If the temperature is a little too cold for your liking, heavy coats are also offered. Watch a movie. Bangkok's cinemas like to keep the climate inside at winter-like temperatures. Ride the BTS. Bangkok's public transportation is known for its efficiency as well as...

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5 Tall Mountains to Climb in Thailand

February 10, 2017 0

When you think of Thailand, what do you see? More likely, it'll be images of bountiful palm trees which line sandy, white beaches. But there's more to Thailand besides our sun-soaked shoreline. Thailand's mountains may not be as famous as its coasts, but it's definitely worth a look. Here are 5 mountains to climb while in Thailand: Doi Inthanon stands tall in the northern province of Chiang Mai at 2,565m as it towers over Chom Thong District. The mountain was once referred to as Doi Luang or “big mountain”. However, it was later renamed to honour King Inthawachayanon, one of the last kings of Chiang Mai who is buried there today. The mountain, which is surrounded by sprawling forests, makes up the Doi Inthanon National Park and covers over 482 km2 of land. It is affectionately known as the "Roof of Thailand." Phu Soi Dao mountain can be found on the Thai/Lao border of the northern provinces of Phitsanulok and Uttaradit with a peak at 2,120m. However, the main attractions around the area are the Phu Soi Dao and Saithip waterfalls. A vast plain of grassland and pinewood dots its landscape and its standout feature is the fields of flowers blooming in the rainy season and...

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Valentine’s Day in Thailand

February 3, 2017 0

Valentine's Day isn’t exactly native to Thailand. However, the people have made this day of love and turned it into something uniquely Thai. The Buddhist holiday of Makha Bacha Day also falls on 14 February. Whilst all government offices are closed on this day, it is a popular day for couples to register their marriage. It has gotten so trendy that offices in nine districts in Bangkok opens just for marriage services. One of the most popular places to do this is at Bang Rak, which ironically translate out to the ‘district of love’. On Valentine's Day in 2014, 34 couples attempted to break the world record for non-stop hugging at Pattaya’s Ripley’s Believe it or not Museum. At the end of 26 hours, 26 minutes and 26 seconds hugging marathon, only 26 couples remained. Their prize for this achievement was 300,000THB split between the embracing pairs. At Trimurti Shrine in Bangkok, locals go here to make offerings of love and good luck with red roses and bottles of strawberry-flavoured Fanta. Surrounding the shrine is Pak Klong Talad, a flower and vegetable market. Days leading up to Wan Valentine, the price of a bouquet of colourful blooms at the...

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