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Friday, October 8, 2010

BANGKOK, THAILAND


SAWASDEE BI MAI! My Brother and I celebrated New Year 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. And I LOVE it there~!
Meet Dollar a huge work of art in Thailand. "Dollar 009" an installation that abruptly sits on the chaotic pavement outside and announces the BACC's arrival in a chaotic and crowd area. 


She, for this work is clearly a "she", has been quickly taken into the hearts of the citizens of Bangkok and is already an attraction in her own right with a constant stream of passers-by snapping her on cell phones as they pour along the elevated walkway to the MBK centre and the National Stadium BTS station alongside, and all the time she looks at the teeming masses, aware of them, but ever lost in her own thoughts. 
Dollar, made out of fibreglass and finished in a lustrous white, stands out, a calm figure in a clamouring sea of people and traffic zig-zagging one of the busiest junctions in a busy city. It's an edgy stature though, the artists idea, Dollar-009 isn't comfortable, she's perched too close to the road and looks uncomfortable, and it means it's impossible not to be taken with her and she tugs at your heart strings. You connect with those huge eyes, but you feel awkward, something isn't right.


The artist intended to make dollar look tense (stressed, not relaxed) and not lively to contrast with the environment around her during the day and to resemble loneliness in the night time. 


The name is drawn from the currency of the United States and the influence that country has on the whole world.

Shopping is really really cheap I bought a shirt for 35 baht that is more or less  P 49.00 Please take note that it is made in Thailand, so the quality is good.

My brother had a blast @ Central because he got his Mark & Spencer shirts at 70% off!


30 comments:

Chyng said...

wow new template ang blog. nice nice!

Traveller on a Shoestring said...

thanks Chyng nag experiment ako kahit wala nag tuturo sa akin ha ha ha!

Abhi said...

Wow, that is some useful information and advice for the rest of us! I have been there and I can second that your coverage is way better than others. It’s generic and it praises the information presented in a post. Kudos for the great work! thanks Flights to Rio de Janeiro

Karla said...

Too bad wala na si Dollar sa BACC nung nagpunta ako. :(

Traveller on a Shoestring said...

Oo nga wala na si Dollar nang magpunta kami nitong January:-(

Traveller on a Shoestring said...

You are welcome Abhi!

traveller said...

that is some useful information and advice for the rest of us! I have been there and I can second that your coverage is way better than others

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Traveller on a Shoestring said...

thank you very much traveller!

ROMELO said...

nakakatuwa si ronald, umaayon sa kultura ang kanyang pose... hehehe

Traveller on a Shoestring said...

Oo nga po Romelo, talagang Thai na Thai dating ni Ronald doon sa Thailand ha ha ha!

Noel said...

you give us some useful information... nice posing with Mc Donald's...

enzo said...

Sawatdee Krup.

My post is all about a province outside Bangkok. Hope you can check it out. You might want to come and visit someday.

Khup Khun Krup.

Nancy said...

I agree! most fabrics that are Thailand made are of good quality.

Looks like you've had a great time doing your photo shoot in Thailand.

lakwatsero said...

Cha, tara pag punta ko dyan samahan mo ko.:)

Sionee said...

I want to visit Thailand soon.. hehe hope to travel with you in the future.. Take care, Cha!

chrisair said...

may napansin lang ako bakit wala kang close up pics, nice Thailand

Blair Villanueva said...

amazing thailand! hahaha and McDonald too with his courtesy sign :)

Travel Junkie Mommy said...

oh wow that's a huge SHE :)

chino said...

Thailand, i purchased a ticket to thailand last year , travel dates will be this february pero wala na ako pera. kakalungkot

Journeys and Travels said...

one of the fave places in Asia that I will visit soon. thanks for the photos.

Travellers Confessions said...

Ayos si Ronald Mcdonal ha! Sabay sa Kultura ng mga Thailander. I fancy to go to Thailand one day.

Gil Camporazo | T.R.U.T.H. said...

Giant fiber glass Dollar statue caught the passers by and the tourist in entering Bangkok. Is this Bangkok's landmark for its economy? The expression of Dollar is a reflection of how the USA treated Bangkok. Is that so? What's the historical signifance of this Dollar 009?

TravelingMorion said...

cute aman ng phto ni Ronald jejeje wish i could visit Thailand,

The Shades of Grey | Elal said...

Thailand! One day, when my travel fund will get bigger. I would like to go there!

violy vallester said...

I Love your first pic!! And I like the new layout of your blog.. Congrats! Yeah Ganda sa Bangkok.. So many places to see.. Ayaw ko Lang dyan e sobrang traffic na sa downtown... Sobrang polluted na tuloy like Manila... But I love shipping there! ;)

Kathy Ngo said...

sobra akong natuwa kay ronald mcdonald ... love it!

Earlied said...

Gorgeous Thailand...nice photos and really obvious you enjoyed your holidays.

julie said...

Thailand is really a nice place to visit. People are accommodating and nice. Wish I'll have my chance to go there too.. well, after singapore maybe.. hehe.

Simurgh said...

I agree about the McDonalds!! hhahaha!
I prefer the happy bee though.
I got confused with how the pictures were framed.
I guess that was intentional..
Thailand is a must see travel destination.

Chel said...

I wanna go back to Bangkok and shop, shop and shop. Super affordable! I want to see Dollar too!

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