Hi folks, selamat datang and sawatdii khrab. I’m from Kuala Lumpur, but have lived in the UK for most of my adult life. As of April 2012, however, I’ll be enrolled in a half-year course at one of Bangkok’s universities, with a view to then permanently relocate back to southeast Asia.
This website is to help me reflect on Malaysian-Thai ties (wahey!), compare and contrast the two cultures, document my bumbling attempts in learning pasaa Thai, and chart my experiences in Thailand (…. if and only if I could get to grips with wordpress). I hope it’ll be of interest to Malaysians, Thais, mat sallehs/farangs and anyone else for that matter who happen to have stumbled on this website.
Acknowledgment: The title banner was blown-up from an internet photo still of the movie Queen of Langkasuka, ปืนใหญ่จอมสลัด, directed by Nonzee Nimibutr. The actor is Jesdaporn Pholdee, and he plays a prince from the Malay sultanate of Pahang. What an apt photo for this website I thought – it quite nicely brings both Thai and Malay elements together 🙂 If anyone knows where to get hold of a DVD of the movie with English or Malay subtitles, please do tell.