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  • Pattaya Parables

    $4.99$13.99 Griffiths, John Tudor
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    The author served in the Royal Hong Kong Police from 1960 to 1993 and, after discovering Thailand in the late sixties, visited the “Land of Smiles” at least once each year. After leaving Hong Kong and returning to his native Wales he continued to visit for a month each Spring and Autumn.
    He consummated his love for Thailand by marrying a young Thai lady who unfortunately died, still young, from cancer.
    In the course his visits he naturally became well acquainted with the night scene in Pattaya and, being an experienced observer, acquired the material that provides the basis for this book. The vignettes in this book capture a wide spectrum of Pattaya nightlife and provide the reader with an easy to read but interesting voyage into the pathos and the humour that exists behind the bright lights.
    For anyone who has visited Pattaya it will bring back memories and for those yet to visit a taste of what is awaiting them.
    The author has also published “Reminiscences of a Hong Kong Chailo” about his life in the police force in Hong Kong.

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  • Borneo Trilogy Sabah: Volume 2

    $4.99 Welman, Frans
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    Sabah, the first in the trilogy on Borneo, is a travelogue on rainforest and its Indigenous Peoples.
    Sabah opens its heart of darkness when Linseng penetrate to produce an audiovisual meant to show its uniqueness so appreciation of habitat and its relatively unknown peoples can be ascertained and so their wealth of knowledge will not be lost with the disappearance of their forests.

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  • Monkey Business in Thailand

    $4.99$13.99 Jaggs, Peter
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    Come to Thailand and meet a sexy Isaan girl, fall in love and build a small house for less than the price of a second-hand car in the peaceful serenity of the Thai countryside and live happily ever after, far away from the hassles and headaches of modern urban life. Sounds like a dream come true, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, things don’t always turn out as planned. Monkey Business in Thailand tells the true story of what really happened when a Pattaya old-hand becomes disillusioned with the changes his favorite city has gone through during the past quarter of a century and succumbs to the charms of a determined young bar-girl, then attempts to do what many visitors to Thailand have contemplated. A must-read for anyone who is considering travelling or living in up-country Thailand, Peter Jaggs brings to life a host of unforgettable characters from the neon-lit backstreets of Pattaya to the dirt-roads and rice-fields of a rustic village in Sri Saket.
    This book also opens up a treasure chest of folk-lore tales and insights into rural Thailand, as well as providing a fascinating look at some of the bird and animal life of the area. Monkey Business in Thailand moves from the shameless to the subtle in the wink of a bar-girl’s eye and provides the reader with a humorous and panoramic portrait of a foreigner living amongst the Isaan people and countryside. Unlike the old days, when a crowbar at least was needed to pry most male visitors away from Pattaya, in recent times it appears that more and more men are actually listening to their Thai girlfriends when they are urged to consider moving away from the ever-increasing pace of Thailand’s busiest tourist resort to a quiet haven deep in the Thai provinces. Of course, there are those that have already made the change; some with a measure of success and others, like the author of this book, with complete, spectacular failure.

    “I have read many books written by falangs over the last twenty eight years in coming to Thailand, after a while they become very same-same; so I was surprised to read ‘Monkey Business in Thailand’ as I’ve learnt more interesting things that I would never had known. Peter Jaggs has a wonderful ability to describe characters/ places/ food/ countryside/ travel and heartache. Where I see Thailand through CARTOON EYES Peter sees the same but through multi-coloured words. Peter Jaggs diaries open the doors for you to step into another world, one few people have ever seen. A lot of his memories will haunt you long after you have finished reading his book. His vivid descriptions are second to none when he takes you into rural Thailand.” MIKE BAIRD, CARTOONIST

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