Chatuchak Weekend Market Revisited

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100_4110It’s been amazing to see how people from around the world search ‘chatuchak’ in the search engines. Many of them stranded at this blog.Well, the article about Chatuchak market here is quite…. adequate, I would say, even the posting is quite old. ‘Chatuchak’ refers to the infamous Chatuchak or Jatujak weekend market in Bangkok city. So what’s going on now at Chatuchak weekend market? Nothing is really changed I suppose. I know it from the tone of stories from old friends who are still staying in greater Bangkok. But let’s revisit it a moment.

Chatuchak Weekend Market – Map
Chatuchak Weekend Market, Other Ways to Get Some Baht – Photo Gallery
Chatuchak Weekend Market – Photo Gallery
Chatuchak Weekend Market – Shop and Eat (Halal Food)

People write tons of stories about the place. So let’s zoom it in at a particular part. Let’s go to the corner where music instruments are sold in a shop. The shop is owned by an old man who is an army retiree. He was a soldier and was a musician at the same time. He plays violin and guitar for sure (I saw him played) and probably other instruments. He used to play violin professionally and his skill even ever made him visit New York for a concert. He showed me his picture standing on a crossing boat at the bay. At the back, Liberty statue and the WTC twin tower were standing (it was before 9/11 for sure). The photographer was facing New York so he was at New Jersey side, I think. More

Kondisi Umum Darurat Banjir Bangkok Tanggal 1 November 2011 (Bahasa)

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Berikut update terbaru dari Pak Sulaiman Narowi (staf KBRI) berkaitan dengan banjir di Bangkok:

Kondisi Umum Situasi Banjir Bangkok Per 1 Nopember 2011

1. Tahapan masa kritis 27-31 Oktober 2011 situasi banjir di Bangkok dalam tingkatan tertentu sudah terlewati. Dampak banjir yang dipicu dari pasang air laut mampu dikendalikan ditengah upaya pengalihan gelombang air banjir yang datang dari wilayah utara. Hal ini juga didukung dengan berkurang curah hujan sehingga tidak menambah volume air di daerah-daerah aliran sungai maupun wilayah-wilayah yang terkena dampak banjir. Selama masa terjadinya gelombang pasang tertinggi pada tanggal 27-31 Oktober 2011, ketinggian air sungai chao phraya mengalami kenaikan paling tinggi pada tanggal 30 Oktober 2011 setinggi +2,53 meter. Ketinggian air pada tanggal 31 Oktober 2011 tercatat +2,49 m pada jam 10.45 ws. Pada hari ini tanggal 1 Nopember 2011 pasang laut akan terjadi pada jam 12.30 ws dengan perkiraan ketinggian +2,48 m. More

Flooding in Thailand (Update on 27 October 2011)

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This is summary of situations at Bangkok collected from some sources:

1. MR Sukhumbhand (Bangkok Governor) said 90% of Don Muang district has already been submerged by rising floodwaters (Bangkokpost).

2. Floods have become more widespread in many parts of Bangkokand residents in Don Muang, Bang Phlad and Thawi Wattana districts have been urged to evacuate to safety immediately (Bangkokpost).

3. Don Mueang airport have been closed for commercial flight and airlines moved to Suvarnabhum Airport (Bangkokpost).

4. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said yesterday (26/10/11) there was no need at this stage to relocate the Flood Relief Operations Command (Froc) even though Don Mueang Airport, where the command is based, is swamped (Bangkokpost).

5. Airplanes that are ready to land on Suvarnabhum airport have to fly around on Bangkok sky to More

Chatuchak Weekend Market – Map

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Click-open the title and find the map of  Chatuchak weekend market  inside. Click the map to enlarge. You can also check this posting about Chatuchak: Chatuchak Weekend Market – Shop and Eat (Halal Food)

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Chatuchak Weekend Market, Other Ways to Get Some Baht – Photo Gallery

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Click-open the title and scroll down for more pictures…..

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Chatuchak Weekend Market – Photo Gallery

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Chatuchak Weekend Market – Shop and Eat (Halal Food)

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Ones who have visited Bangkok would usually not miss this place in their itinerary: the enormous (literally) Chatuchak weekend market (also so called Jatujak or JJ market). With the area of about 28 acres (about 11 hectare) and around 10,000 stalls (some say 15,000 stalls and it seems no one ever knows the exact number), Chatuchak weekend market claims itself as the biggest market in the country and one of the world’s largest weekend markets. Check what you can get in this market next to Chatuchak park, how to get there, some useful advises from friends, and most importantly, where to eat (halal food) in this busy market.

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