September 22, 2020

Over the weekend I was in Singburi, Thailand (sometimes written as Sing Buri) for an annual family ceremony. I planned to do a big walk around the city but this was stymied by my right knee being thoroughly uncooperative. It seems that I have pulled a tendon, and while I can walk, long walks are not possible right now as it’s simply too painful.

With the above said, it was a fascinating walk! In the video you’ll see:

– Rak Muang Sing Health Garden for Life (สวนสุขภาพเพื่อชีวิตรักษ์เมืองสิงห์)
– Singburi Government office
– Muang Sing Buri Police Station
– The Chao Phraya River

The Rak Muang Sing Health Garden for Life was quite an experience. I wasn’t expecting to see so many people doing their daily exercise. There was a group doing aerobics (to deafening music), obligatory football, tennis and even sepak takraw, also known as kick volleyball. You can see the sepak takraw game at 05:32 . Note. This is a sport native to Southeast Asia. Sepak takraw uses a rattan ball and only allows players to use their feet, knee, chest, and head to touch the ball. You can learn about sepak takraw here.

A brief background on Singburi, Thailand

Singburi lies along the Chao Phraya River 142 km north of Bangkok. The province was established in 1895 during the reign of King Rama V through a consolidation of three small riverside towns. It’s comprised of six districts, which are; Mueang Sing Buri, Bang Rachan, Khai Bang Rachan, Prom Buri, Tha Chang, and In Buri. Singburi has a good amount of historical and religious attractions. Note. I do plan to do more walks in Singburri over the forthcoming months.

Most Thai will know Singburi for the historic war between Ayutthaya and Burma. In 1767, during the reign of King Ekkathat, villagers of Bang Rachan in Singburi bravely fought against the Burmese army and managed to delay them for five months without any help from the capital city. The villagers though were eventually defeated, and the Ayutthaya Kingdom fell shortly thereafter. It wasn’t exactly the Battle of Thermopylae, but for the Thai, it’s pretty close!

Not a vlog. No talking. Just Bangkok. Pure and unedited.
Date: June 7, 2020. (Early evening, Sunday)
Temperature: 28°C / UV Index: Low
Equipment: GoPro Hero 8

Feel free to suggest an area in Bangkok for me to walk around.

#Singburi #SepakTakraw #SingburiThailand #BangkokUnmasked

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