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NPR/NGS Radio Expeditions
14 Sep 2003

    Geography
  • Thailand
    Locality
  • Bangkok; Chinatown
    Latitude/Longitude
  • 13.741136   100.508305
    Channels
  • Stereo
    Sampling Rate
  • 48kHz
    Bit Depth
  • 16-bit
    Recorders
    Microphones
    Accessories
    Equipment Note
  • Spaced omni mics

Show: Thailand Wildlife Trade
Chinatown Ambi
Recorded in Omni, hidden mics
Engineer: Charles Thompson
Date: September 14, 2003
ng=not good
ok=okay
g=good
vg=very good

0:55
taxi ride ambi, Chuck asking about Chinatown, market, Chinese meds in market ok/ng

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12:52
getting out of cab; roadside ambi ok/g

in Chinatown, walking along main drag.

Ambi: motors, car horns, passing vehicles g

Chuck noting that there are 3 languages now, maybe 4: English, Thai, Chinese, occasionally French.

15:26
whistle FX g

15:31
Asian pop music enters ambi, Thai conversation, motors, horns ok/g

19:45
Thai radio/TV, bells start, motors g

20:19
muffling of mic a bit; ambi ok

20:58-21:17
Ambi: bells, people talking, motors vg
(muffling or wind starts again: ambi ok/ng)

22:15
Ambi: whistle, cars, motors, voices, horns g/ok

22:51
wind/muffling ok

23:09
large truck and pop music ambi, Thai voices, horns, cars, motors g

23:35
muffling again ok

24:20
good engine sounds again g/ok

25:26
Chuck -describing gold stores so common in Thailand Chinatown, lots of ppl buying

Traffic ambi con¿t g/ok

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27:00s Chuck talking again about Chines lotto tix

Traffic ambi con¿t g/ok

29:43
Chuck headed back of Yehlouerage [sp] Road, Chinatown is 10 by 10 blocks, maybe more

Traffic ambi plus muffling of mic ok

31:52
construction banging FX ok

35:09
Chuck: a sign in Thai and Chinese with a shark pictured on it, pictures of soup with sharks in it ...5 shark fins displayed in window of "Shark Fin Restaurant"

Ambi ok

37:49
Ambi becomes ng
very muffled
Chuck -two massive shark fins that had to come off of massive shark; photo of Chinese high officials eating at restaurant and eating shark fin soup.

Ambi ok/ng
through 50:19

50:20
Ambi: better, street sounds, voices, conversation, bagging/packaging sounds, background construction g

51:21
Chinese voices, sounds of shops, some motor, water, scraping, patting, dishes vg/g
some muffle 52:06, especially starting 52:15

52:22
children sounds g/ok

52:33
END OF SOUND
(DAT ENDS 2:08:00)

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