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    Culture in Bangkok

    I got my 60 day visa organised and I arrive in Bangkok on Sunday. Can anyone who lives in Bangkok tell me about any Western cultural activities at that time? For example is there a performance of The Messiah? What about orchestras or ballet? I know lots of us old queens are interested in The Arts so I hope some amongst you can help me with this.

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    Re: Culture in Bangkok December-January

    Quote Originally Posted by StevieWonders View Post
    I know lots of us old queens are interested in The Arts...
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    Re: Culture in Bangkok December-January

    A bit late in the year, but you might find something interesting here: https://www.operasiam.com/
    Looks like there is a New Year Concert in December.

    Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra has a number of concerts in December: https://www.thailandphil.com/events/

    From the looks of it 'Bangkok Festivals' have a very full line up ... but unfortunately not in December 2019!
    Might be a good idea to keep this link just in case you come in a number of months that are NOT in December. http://www.bangkokfestivals.com/en/press-release-2019/
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    Re: Culture in Bangkok December-January

    Try going to Siam niramit I have had envolvment in musical theatre for too long but throughly enjoyed this

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    Re: Culture in Bangkok December-January

    Quote Originally Posted by Smiles View Post
    A bit late in the year, but you might find something interesting here: https://www.operasiam.com/
    Looks like there is a New Year Concert in December.

    Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra has a number of concerts in December: https://www.thailandphil.com/events/

    From the looks of it 'Bangkok Festivals' have a very full line up ... but unfortunately not in December 2019!
    Might be a good idea to keep this link just in case you come in a number of months that are NOT in December. http://www.bangkokfestivals.com/en/press-release-2019/
    He does say he's here for 60 days so there may be something in January for him. No Messiah though

    I've always thought one of Monteverdi's later operatic works might be particularly apposite but I fear that's unlikely to happen. As for the Thailand Philharmonic - if you go you'll find almost every elderly white male in the audience is "family" - or at least they were when I went to the performance of Mahler's Sixth a few weeks ago - so it may be possible to make some local chums if you're not backward about being thought forward. Don't confuse the Thailand Philharmonic with the Siam Philharmonic - they're fiercely territorial, and the TP performs on Saturday afternoons at Prince Mahidol University which is, comparatively, out in the sticks. I'll leave you to figure out from their web sites why that might be

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    Re: Culture in Bangkok December-January

    ....eh...people fly to thailand for the culture....really??...like western culture...I gotta stop drinking spirits before noon...

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    Re: Culture in Bangkok December-January

    Quote Originally Posted by latintopxxx View Post
    ....eh...people fly to thailand for the culture....really??...like western culture...I gotta stop drinking spirits before noon...
    I think you'll find even in faraway New Zealand that the Thais there have a vibrant local community that celebrates their Thai culture. And what do you think is the cultural role of every Chinatown around the world? You have only to read some recent travel reports in this Forum to realise that most Westerners are here for the sex, nothing more, nothing less. To suggest otherwise is to belong to the "I only read Playboy for the articles" school of (self-)deception

    I do realise however that such Western cultural activities are elitist (and I'm nothing if not an elitist) so not for the Forum hoi polloi such as yourself (to name but one)

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    Re: Culture in Bangkok December-January

    Quote Originally Posted by latintopxxx View Post
    ....eh...people fly to thailand for the culture....really??...like western culture...I gotta stop drinking spirits before noon...
    Why not? Westerners are nowadays just a small slice of inbound tourists hordes:

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    Re: Culture in Bangkok December-January

    "I went to the performance of Mahler's Sixth a few weeks ago"

    OAP concession ticket?

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    Re: Culture in Bangkok December-January

    Quote Originally Posted by arsenal View Post
    "I went to the performance of Mahler's Sixth a few weeks ago". OAP concession ticket?
    Freebie. I'm fucking two of the Second Violins

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