Asia Travel Series “Long Krung” Returns for Second Season

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Long Krung, the popular Thai PBS travel program, begins its second season on October 16, (Sundays 18:00-18:30 on Thai PBS Channel 6). The show is hosted by Daniel Fraser, a long-time Canadian expat in Thailand and co-founder of luxury travel company, Smiling Albino, who explores unique aspects of Thai culture through the eyes of a westerner in Thai language.

Thai PBS enthusiastically signed the show for a second season. “We’re thrilled that the show has been so well-received,” says Fraser, “Long Krung has grown locally through word of mouth, and in only a few months we’ve earned a loyal global fan base, consisting of Bangkokians, western expats, rural viewers, and a large contingent of overseas Thais who have been spreading the show through various social media channels.”

In addition to TV, Long Krung YouTube viewership has soared, with one episode receiving over 60,000 views. Additionally, Long Krung has been featured in numerous mainstream media, including Image Magazine, GM Magazine, A-Day Magazine, A-Day Bulletin, BKK Magazine, Tropical Magazine, Matichon Daily as well as Daily News, from April to September, which has contributed to the show’s growing popularity.

The second season will include more episodes filmed outside Bangkok. “I’ll take part in more traditional ceremonies like village weddings, traditional food preparation and religious rituals,” says Fraser, who is currently filming 13 new episodes, including a humorous look at Thai language and slang, discovering Bangkok's abandoned canal system and a weekend with a group of Thai rural children in a farming community in central Thailand.

The second season promises bolder statements on changing values, and several instances where the host is tasked with performing or taking part in obscure or deeply traditional pastimes. The television series is narrated in Thai as well as subtitles for select episodes for western viewing.

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