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CNNGo TV in Bangkok: Where we were, who we met
From talk host Woody Milinchatinda on RCA to singer Gene Kasidit at Suk 11, a guide to the locations and people that made up CNNGo TV program
Duangrit Bunnag, architect
One of Thailand's most renowned architects, Duangrit Bunnag is famed for his unique commercial, residential and resort projects.
Duangrit took us far from his central Bangkok office to a small community in Minburi, not far from the city’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport, where locals live as they have for more than 100 years.
How to get there: From central Bangkok, take the expressway northeast to Ramkhamhaeng, then drive to Ramkhamhaeng Soi 207, which is in Minburi
Pim Sukhahuta, fashion designer
Forget the international brand names. Instead we find out where fashionable locals in search of great Thai designs shop.
Pim Sukhahuta, head designer of Sretsis, a brand growing worldwide thanks to support by celebs like Katy Perry, takes us inside her boutique to talk fashion.
Read more about Sretsis and some of Thailand’s other top fashion designers.
How to get there: Sretsis flagship boutique is in Bangkok’s Gaysorn Shopping Mall, in the Ratchaprasong intersection. To get there, take the BTS Skytrain to the Chidlom station and follow the signs to Gaysorn.
Woody Milintachinda, talk show host
Woody Milintachinda, host of Sunday night talk show “Woody Kerd Ma Kui” -- or "Woody was born to talk" -- is one of Thailand’s most famous faces.
On the show he takes us on a walking tour of "RCA" -- known offically as Royal City Avenue -- and shows us there’s more to this legendary party strip than just night clubs. And he should know -- it’s his second home as that’s where his production offices are based.
Royal City Avenue, Huai Khwang District, Bangkok Thailand;
Gene Kasidit, singer
Gene Kasidit has become an icon in Bangkok’s nightlife and entertainment scene, dating back to his days with legendary band Futon.
Last year he released his first solo album, "Affairs," this month started acting and continues to organize club nights throughout the city.
On the show Gene takes us to Suk 11, one of his favorite Bangkok places to unwind with a meal and a drink. Read more about Gene and his favorite after dark hotspots.
Suk 11, 1/33 Sukhumvit 11, Sukhumvit Rd, Bangkok 10110, Thailand, Bangkok Thailand; +66 (0)2 253 5927
Also on the show:
Bo.Lan, Thai restaurant
This Bangkok restaurant hasn’t been around for long but its owners -- husband/wife duo Dylan and Bo -- have already transformed it into one of the city’s most talked about Thai eateries thanks to their unique take on Thai classics.
Located in a renovated house on Sukhumvit Soi 26, Bo.Lan serves dishes like smoked Chiang Mai river trout salad, green curry stuffed egg yolks and stir-fried beef with dried shrimp paste.
Read more about the foreign chefs cooking Thai cuisine who are making their mark in Bangkok.
Bo.Lan, 24 Soi Sukhumvit 53 Klongtonnua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110 Thailand; +66 (0)2 260 2962
Banyan Tree's Moon Bar at Vertigo
When you’ve got to take out of town guests somewhere impressive, you can’t beat Bangkok’s rooftop bars and restaurants.
On the show we headed up to one of the city’s best, Vertigo’s Moon Bar atop the Banyan Tree, for a few drinks. Check out our full list of Bangkok's top alfresco bars and restaurants with stunning views.
Vertigo Grill and Moon Bar, 21/100 South Sathon Road Sathon Banyan Tree Bangkok, Bangkok 10120 Thailand; +66 (0)2 679 1200
Wang Lang and the Phra Chan Amulet Market
It wouldn’t be a visit to Bangkok without a tour of some of the city's oldest markets.
CNNGo TV fixer and writer Nuttaporn Srisirirungsimakul first takes us to Bangkok’s biggest amulet market, Phra Chan.
At this Bangkok market superstition and religion combine to create a lucrative trading zone for collectors and dealers of these popular Buddhist charms, statues and other assorted accessories.
Then, she takes us for a quick boat ride across the river to Wang Lang market, where bargain hunters can find everything from used Converse sneakers and vintage T-shirts to original jewelry. Read more about Bangkok’s vintage and retro markets.
How to get there: For Wang Lang, Take the BTS to Saphan Taksin and hop on the Chao Praya Express boat to the “Wang Lang/Siriraj” pier. The Phra Chan Amulet Market is near Phra Chan Road, next to Thammasat University, along the Chao Phraya River. Pier: Tha Pra Chan
The following songs, all by Thai musicians, were featured on CNNG0 TV in Bangkok.
"You around me" -- by Gene Kasidit
"I wanna quit" -- by The Keylookz
"Soul Mate" – by Yarinda
"Life goes on" -- by Gene Kasidit
"Love, is that all?" –- Gene Kasidit