Monday, December 11, 2006

Game :Tuktuk car racing online 2003

Wow... Amazing tuktuk car racing online game.
It's freeware from thai programmer Mr.Thasawat Thongsuk
Every player can select tutkuk model for beating in the virture gameas a real tuktuk racing on the road in bangkok area.At the start point,Every player must try to drive a tuktuk as fast as possible to be the winner in the tuktuk racing.It's very fun for tuktuk lover.Well..This game got the first prize from The National Software Contest 2003(NSC)in thailand.

System requirement
Windows 98 / me / xp / 2000
Ram : 128 MB.
File size : 29.41 MB.
License : freeware


tuktuk car racing 2003

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Sight-Seeing Bangkok by Tuk-Tuk Tour

Sound & Sight-Seeing Bangkok Tuk Tuk Tour

Theme : Welcomes you to an enchanted journey back to the past of Bangkok, the capital city of the Rattanakosin era, the rich heritage of Thailand from the reign of King Rama I untill the present monarch, King Rama IX.

A recorded narrative : Offers you the accurate and informative while riding along this remarkable area-Telling the old day stories-historic landmarks, sites, religion and Thais' spirit.

Five Places to Visit :Wat Pho 45 mins, Grand Palace 1 hr, Pra Sumane Fort 45 mins, Vimarnmek Mansion 1 hr, Wat Benjamabophit 25 mins.

Cultural excursion : Exclusive riding on a Tuk-Tuk, a 3 wheels vehicle, the symbol of Bangkok Transportation. Our drivers are approved by the tourist police.

Time: Pick up at : 7:50 am. - Return back at : 2:15 pm.

Bangkok Tuk Tuk Tour
Special Price Baht 1,950 Per Person
(Inclusive of 7% VAT.)

Price Include :

Transfers & Tours by private tuk-tuk with admission fees as mentioned in the program. A recorded tour narrative (a Mini Disc Player), Travelling Insurance,
An English speaking guide.

Price exclude :

Lunch and personal expenses such as drinks, tips.
Dress code:

Visitors must dress modestly and properly in keeping with the dignity of the religious places.
It is one of the most impressive ways of tracing the outline of the history of this enchanting Kingdom. Bangkok Tuk-Tuk hopes the experience of this special designed package is one you will treasure for a lifetime.

Bangkok's tuk-tuk

is one of Thailand's endearing symbols and a home-grown product that developed from the samlors and rickshaws of yesteryear. A wealthy Chinese resident probably brought the very first rickshaw to Bangkok in 1871. The innovation quickly caught on and became so popular that by 1901 the government was forced to limit the numbers of rickshaws in the interests of public safety. The samlor-a bicycle powered pedicab, later took over from the rickshaw but this too was outlawed in Bangkok in the late 1950s as being a traffic hazard. Samlors are still very common in many provinces.

The motorized tuk-tuk brought the solution to Bangkok's transport need around 1960. Safe, stable and yet open, allowing a free passage of air, the tuk-tuk has become
a symbol of Bangkok. The modern-day tuk-tuks are environment-friendly, running on 4-stroke, 250 cc LPG or CNG engines. They are designed to seat up to three passengers with additional space for baggage, but very often many more than this will squeeze into the back. Manufactured in Thailand, tuk-tuks are now exported to many countries worldwide.

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If just for the heck of it, take a tuk-tuk ride.

It's like traveling around town on a convertible

One thing that makes Thailand unique is the tuk-tuk, a three-wheeled motorized vehicle. It can be found on almost any road in the capital.

Tuk-tuk is a symbol of Thai ingenuity. It is a modification of a Japanese delivery vehicle popular in the country during the 1960s. It has become popular and it is now being exported abroad. Tuk-tuk has made its presence even in far away Kenya, in Africa, where it has become a cheap mode of transportation. There, the vehicle is also known as tuk-tuk, a Thai coinage taken from the chugging sound of the vehicle.

It is also a symbol of Thai artistry. Although the make is similar, tuk-tuks are adorned and painted in the many differdnt ways and colours. The colourfull tuk-tuk has in fact become a tourist attraction in itself because of its novelty.

In the provinces, the tuk-tuk is the most popular means of transport. They operate like taxis, although without any meter. They are occasionally faster than ordinary taxis in heavy traffic because they can easily wave in and out a jam.

Without any luggage, three people can fit into a tuk-tuk quite comfortably, It's possible to fit more in but it gets a bit cramped.

Tuk-tuk fares always have to be bargained for and it is sometimes possible to bargain down to less than the taxi flagfall of Bt35. Most of the times, however, they offer no savings over a taxi, except if you're not good at bargaining and can speak good Thai.

The initial price tuk-tuk drivers quote is likely well over the going rate, but it's easy to bargain it down to a more reasonable one if you roughly know the equivalent taxi fare.

It's essential to bargain the price with tuk-tuks before getting it. If you only ask after the ride, it's likely to end in a request for an outrageous fare which can obviously lead to an unpleasant situation.

Just like taxi drivers, tuk-tuk drivers mostly come from the province and have had no training, sometimes have no idea about the place you want to go.

A subtle point to remember when riding a tuk-tuk is not to rest your feet on the rail near the driver's head. Doing so is very respectful towards the driver.

As tuk-tuks are open-ended, they expose passengers to the high pollution levels in the middle of Bangkok's roads and offer almost no protection in case of accident.

If just for the heck of it, taking a tuk-tuk is fun. It's like traviling around town on a convertible.

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What is the tuk-tuks vehical.?

The history of Tuk-Tuk in thailand.

The vehicles known as Tuk-Tuk originated in Japan by Daihatsu and it was Thailand who subsequently went into production with these vehicles many years later.Thailand built Tuk-Tuks cost between 95'000 Baht and 150'000 Baht. As far as we know, there are about five to six manufacturers of Tuk-Tuks in Thailand.

The original Thai Tuk-Tuk is found in many places in Thailand, mostly operating as an open air taxi. Named for the sound made by their small-capacity, two-cycle engines, tuk-tuks are often found in tourist areas, around markets, or cruising the streets for fares. It is common to see 4 or 5 people in one tuk-tuk, such as students heading home from school, or a single person riding a Tuk-Tuk full of boxes and bags being taken home from the market.Visitors to Thailand are usually very interested and curious about the Tuk-Tuk, a locally made and designed three-wheeled vehicle. Tourists are often seen getting their picture taken with the open-air vehicle, and heard swapping tales of their experiences with the charming little machine.

Tuk-Tuks were invented in Thailand over 50 years ago, evolving as a motorized relative of the rickshaw. The Tuk-Tuk was given its name from the rather rough sound of the early models. The single stroke motor powering the first three-wheelers had a distinctive hum when operating, and the "tuk-tuk-tuk-tuk-tuk" sound became a familiar sound to many in need of quick and convenient transportation in Bangkok. The Tuk-Tuk has improved its technology and quality over the years, while emerging as one of Thailand's most recognizable and identifiable symbols.

While Tuk-Tuks are most commonly used for transporting passengers, many industrial uses for the vehicle have been initiated with dramatic changes incorporated into new designs and models. The relatively small size of the Tuk-Tuk finds the vehicle navigating small alleys on delivery routes, and scooting around narrow factories taking advantage of its agility and slight turning radius.

Since the beginning, They can be modified to have automatic gears, doors, safety belts, air-conditioning, and much more depending on what the customer current models, powered by a 550 CC Japanese made engine, are able to carry a payload of 1000 kilograms. Customers have used Tuk-Tuks for hauling goods in factories, distributing goods and products in regions that have extremely narrow roads, and transporting guests around resort properties

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