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Old May 3rd, 2006, 03:14 PM   #1
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What does it mean to be Thai?

Thailand is one of the countries which have a unique culture in Asia but, what cultural treasures best represent Thailand.

The Grand Palace




Tuk Tuk




Baiyoke Tower II




Buddha Image




Singha Beer




Muay Thai


Anything else?
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Old May 3rd, 2006, 03:22 PM   #2
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well for people who have never been to Thailand, when they think of Thailand...they usually think of beautiful beaches, monks in orange robe, temples, Patpong-prostitute, and maybe cheap fake stuffs. seriously though. it's really sad. so definitely Baiyoke II Tower doesn't represent Thailand. maybe it represents Thailand here in this forum only
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Old May 3rd, 2006, 03:24 PM   #3
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oh but Muay Thai and Thai tea are quite famous in the U.S. though.
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Old May 3rd, 2006, 03:30 PM   #4
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And so sad for the Red Bull that many people think it comes from Austria not Thailand.
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Old May 3rd, 2006, 03:35 PM   #5
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And so sad for the Red Bull that many people think it comes from Austria not Thailand.
Even told that it's imported from Hong Kong
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Old May 3rd, 2006, 03:37 PM   #6
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Old May 4th, 2006, 07:30 AM   #7
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Well.......
Elephants..........
when my sister went to school in aussieland the her friends asked her...........
"Do you ride elephents to school??"........... .....
hello!!! its the 20th century!!!..............
anyway........
another icon is Khao San Rd..........
another one is Tom Yum Kung........
also MBK is quite well known.............
btw: its sad bout red bull thing.............

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Old May 4th, 2006, 07:49 AM   #8
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Dietrich Mateschitz traveled to Thailand and saw that the tuk-tuk (rickshaw) drivers drank a substance to keep them energized throughout the day. After some alterations to the recipe, and a flavor modification for the public, Red Bull was born. He adapted it from the Thai beverage Krating Daeng (กระทิงแดง), which translates into the English language as Red Bull. In 1984 he approached the local firm TC Pharmaceuticals to license it. They agreed, and took a 49% stake in his firm, Red Bull GmbH. The architecturally spectacular headquarters are located in Fuschl am See, Austria.

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I did not know that Althought I've always thought of RedBull as being Thai but when I told that to people they called me stupid :P
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Old May 4th, 2006, 08:09 AM   #9
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It means Red Bull not being Thai at all,seperated from Krating Daeng ,right?
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oh... I thought it mean that Australia shares 49% of the company
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I went into redbull's website and there's nothing mentioned to Thailand.
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I guess the Australians just market it better than Thailand did
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Old May 4th, 2006, 08:54 AM   #13
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Australia? not Austria? I'm confused now.
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It's Austria.
Austria and Thailand share sth like 49-51 or 51-49 I'm not sure.

For Red Bull, I think it's different from Krating Daeng.
An Austrian businessman developed it and made it big.

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oh. Austria then hahah
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Oh..got it.
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Old May 4th, 2006, 09:42 AM   #17
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but in australia they like to wear tee that says "กระทิงแดง"........
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I've seen a lot of those in America
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Old May 4th, 2006, 01:49 PM   #19
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I've seen a lot of those in America
Really, so Thai alphabets should be the one of these
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yea, those
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