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Bangkok Cabaret Show
"Bangkok's Calypso cabaret has showcased the unique flair and astonishing beauty of these Thai performing artists since it was created more than 25 years ago. If you are seeking something beyond the mainstream then this cabaret show featuring talented transgender performers is your ticket!You'll be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the Calypso Theater to enjoy a colorful evening of cabaret Bangkok-style. With your choice of an early or late evening show settle in at your lamp-lit table for an outstanding presentation as the stage sparkles with lively music dance and entertainment. The cabaret opens with glittery evening gowns on display and includes acts from burlesque performers to the traditional dances of the geisha. Watch an Elvis impersonator with his ‘groupies’ listen to classic favorites of the old-time music hall and see the incredible Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe come to life.When the curtain comes down
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Bangkok Calypso Cabaret
"If you’ve experienced the magic of Calypso Cabaret before you’ll be delighted to hear the show holds true to its 25-year-old tradition of providing first-grade family friendly cabaret entertainment with a unique Thai flair.The new Calypso Cabaret theater accommodates 480 guests and the restaurant offers traditional Thai dinners accompanied by a Khon dance show before the main entertainment begins.Itinerary 8pm Pickup from yo""Meet and greet the tour guide at your Hotel and transfer to the Calypso Cabaret. You’ll love every minute you spend in Calypso. On stage is a bevy of professional entertainers presenting artistic impersonations through songs and tales of love and adventurtitle=Highlights&1=Family+friendly&2=All+entrance+fees+included&3=Hotel+pickup+included""
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Calypso Cabaret Show Ticket
"Calypso lady Boy Cabaret Show has creatively performed so spectacular and wonderful shows that it is called “The Number one Lady-Boy Cabaret show of Bangkok.” It gives you one of the warmest welcomes you can find in the land of smiles and does in many ki there are over 1500 small boutique shops and so many restaurants and bar. You can enjoy nice dinner and shopping before and after of the show.You will enjoy a variety of performances from show tunes to Chinese love songs Korean pop and Japanese geisha dancing. There is something for everyone. Be amazed by the energy of the performers who dance their way through two shows a night.""""Calypso lady Boy Cabaret Show at New Theater in "" Asiatique The River Front"" This is Most famous and biggest show in Bangkok of The Beautiful Lady-Boy."
From JPY3,300.00

Motorcycle Taxis Tips (8)

Tuk Tuk's versus Taxi's

You will get swamped my Tuk Tuk drivers everywhere, they spot tourists easily. They always take you on a tour before taking you to your requested location, they will take you to jewellry stores, travel agentss and tailor shops because they get a 'kick back' or stamp for petrol if you get out of the tuk tuk and go in the shop. This can be pesky, we had heard about this and did it anyway because it was part of the adventure. If you view it lightheartedly you will have fun. but if you seriously want to go directly somewhere get a metered taxi.

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adyw
Mar 07, 2010

Remember the Speeder bike Scene in Star Wars?

One of the hassles of living in Bangkok is the traffic. The city is almost always congested and you can never find a taxi when you’re in a hurry. However one of the fastest ways to travel around the city is to ride a Bangkok motorcycle taxi. With their ability to zip in and out of traffic (and even occasionally on the sidewalk!) a motorcycle taxi can get you to your destination faster than any other form of transport.

Bangkok Motorcycle taxis are easily spotted by their orange or red vested drivers and are often gathered on street corners. Motorcycle taxis don’t travel all over the city like a car taxi. They typically spend their day in the same area so they will often have excellent knowledge of the nearby streets and neighbourhoods. Motorcycle taxis are ideally suited for short trips that are too long to walk but too short for a regular taxi.

Helmets are required by law, but they are rarely enforced. In the unlikely event that you are pulled over by the police and you are not wearing a helmet then unfortunately you will be the one who is fined, even if the motorcycle driver didn’t give you a helmet. More and more motorcycle taxi drivers are starting to carry an extra helmet so it your driver doesn’t have one, just wait for another one.

Fares are usually negotiated in advance and for a quick 5 min ride 20 – 40 Baht is average. Most motorcycle taxi drives will have little contact with foreigners, so keep in mind that their English skills may be limited. You may want to write down your destination or home address so you can easily show it to the driver rather than speaking it. If speed is a priority, nothing can beat a motorcycle taxi, but be aware of the risks and keep those knees in tight when threading through the Bangkok traffic.

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Tony_Joo
Jan 16, 2010

On the back of a motorbike

With the intense traffic jams
that are a way of living in Bangkok,
hopping on the back of a taxi motorbike
is definitely worth considering.

This is not for those that get nervous,
and only practical for those traveling solo.

But on the back of these motorbikes,
you’ll probably get there a lot quicker
than most other ways of transportation.
Depending on the distance,
it’s probably even more economical.

Just look for the guys
with the orange colored vest,
riding a motorbike!

Note It is the law to use a helmet,
and these will b provided by your driver.
To avoid using these bear headed,
(because you never know about head lice)
I do recommend that you
have a baseball cap to protect yourself.

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balisunshine
Sep 14, 2007

Only in emergencies

OK, I can only think of 2 instances when you should consider taking a motorcycle taxi in Bangkok.

One is when the city is flooded after heavy rain and you need to enter the street to go back to your hotel or wherever you are going. It's a good idea cause the water will be icky and you might get infection and stuff

The second one is when the traffic is jammed packed and you absolutely need to be elsewhere for an important meeting, then you can consider the motorcycle to go between cars.

Otherwise I will not advise you to take them. In the 15 months I was in Bangkok I saw a motorcycle accident on a big road and a close colleague of mine broke his arm when his motorcycle taxi was licked by a bus.

If you, under the two circumstances I described above, decide to take them be aware that in Bangkok they can be found normally in the entrance of the Soi (street) wearing bright orange jacket. They also normally have a board stating the price to go to different areas from that waiting spot.

I would say that on average it costs 1/3 to 1/2 of the price of taxi. Remember folks, emergency only! :)

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heryanta
Aug 11, 2007
 
 
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Dangerous but Cheap Mode of Transport!

Motorcycle taxis serve two purposes: Short hauls up and down sois (especially for those who ride buses down main roads) and Long hauls to beat the traffic during times of congestion. Motorcycle taxis always wear a vest which identifies where they are permitted to base their operations, and with a number on their back which is unique to the individual.The motorcycle taxis are usually found at the beginning (and sometimes the end) of sois ( I got one at intersction of sukhumvit and soi5) which have a lot of people, usually due to apartment buildings or businesses, and their main role is shuttling people up and down that soi. They are usually near a bus stop. The fee is usually standard, e.g., 5 baht in some places, 10 baht in others. No helmet is necessary on these little sois. If you need to flag down a motorcycle taxi within the middle of a soi or on a main road, you do so the same way as for taxis, turning your palm down and waving them in with your fingers. However, if you are close to a motorcycle taxi group, then no motorcycle taxi outside that group will pick you u.

The motorcycle taxis for long hauls are the same as those for short hauls. Just go to any motorcycle taxi stand. The fare for long hauls is negotiable. You will pay approximately the same as you would for a taxi, more or less. You will just get there quicker on a motorcycle taxi during rush hour, as they drive down the stripes between cars, off the side of the road, down back alleys, literally under buildings, and wherever a motorcycle with two people can squeeze. (Underneath buildings means thru build underground parking lots.) Be careful to keep your knees in and watch your feet in order to avoid injury. When the road opens up, they may go very fast, including between cars. If you have the misfortune to get a daredevil motorcycle driver, or come across an overly aggressive taxi, it can be a harrowing experience.

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machomikemd
Jul 24, 2007

Motorcycles Taxi or thai call "Mortorsai Rabjang"

"Mortorsai Rabjang"

In rush hours, there is a lot of traffic jam, if your late and want to be on time you can try the motorcycle taxi. Fares must be bargained in advance. Minimum fares are 10 baht. You need to bargin the fare before taking the ride.

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Pat_Bangkok
Oct 22, 2006

Kamakazee trip

If you are in a big hurry, then mc-taxi is an option. BUT, it is not the safest. If you go anyway, keep you feet, arms and legs close to your body otherwise you will soon loose one of them against another car or truck.

You will be provided with a helmet but it won't help much if an accident.

They drive like crazy!

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mejlmi
Feb 01, 2006

motorcycle taxis in bangkok

You HAVE to take one of these.... it doesn't matter where you're going.... it's WONDERFULLY scary! You might forget the club you ended up, but the ride there will forever remain in hyour memory!
PLUS, you won't be stuck in traffic!

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elsaB
Jan 19, 2006

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"Bangkok, Krung Thep - The best of"
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"Bangkok"
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"tHe Bangkok in my mind.."
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"Heightened Senses X 2"
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"Bangkok - Which Means "Straw Hat!""
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