TV Resource: Neua Chan Phan Plaek TV Show with Stu Jay Raj

TV Resource: Neua Chan Phan Plaek TV Show with Stu Jay Raj

In 2009 Stuart Jay Raj co-hosted a Thai television show called เหนือชั้น1000แปลก [nɯ̌:a cʰán pʰan plæ̀:k].  The show’s title is a play on words in Thai and makes for a good Thai lesson in itself:

เหนือ nɯ̌:a = north / above
ชั้น cʰán = level / storey (層)
1000  pʰan = the same pronunciation as the word for ‘species’ – พันธ์ pʰan
แปลก plæ̀:k = strange

So the sentence [nɯ̌:a cʰán pʰan plæ̀:k] to the Thai ear can either mean
1000 (many) strange, extraordinary things
or
Something extraordinary and strange

In this show it was Stuart’s role to travel the world and search out some of the most strange and extraordinary things, in most cases hitting the ground and mixing with the locals in their local languages including Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Tagalog and more.

The main language of the show is Thai, so makes for good listening practice – especially in conjunction with the subtitles in English.

Course Content

Lessons Status
1

1 of 2 Stuart Jay Raj เหนือชั้น 1000แปลก Thai Bali Dead Bodies (EN Subs)

2

1 of 2 Stuart Jay Raj เหนือชั้น 1000แปลก Australia Coober Pedy Underground City (English Subs)

3

Stuart Jay Raj - Istanbul Turkey - Source of Evil Eye

4

Pt 2 of 2 Stuart Jay Raj เหนือชั้น 1000แปลก Bali Trunyan Corpses EN Subs

5

Stuart Jay Raj เหนือชั้น 1000 แปลก CEBU CPRDC Philippines Prison Michael Jackson Thriller Dancing Byron Garcia 2 of 2

6

Stuart Jay Raj เหนือชั้น 1000 แปลก CEBU CPRDC Philippines Prison Michael Jackson Thriller Dancing Byron Garcia 1 of 2

7

Stuart Jay Raj TV เหนือชั้น 1000แปลก Vietnam Suối Tiên Buddhist Water Fun Park - Eng Subs 1 of 2

8

Stuart Jay Raj singing with Manila Philippines Beatbox Group Certified Crew

9

Stuart Jay Raj - Taipei Taiwan 台湾 台北貝殼廟 - Shell Temple

10

2 of 2 Stuart Jay Raj เหนือชั้น 1000แปลก Australia Coober Pedy Underground City (English Subs)

11

Stuart Jay Raj -Turkey -YEREBATAN Basilica and Istanbul by Night

12

1 of 2 Stuart Jay Raj เหนือชั้น 1000แปลก Australia Coober Pedy Underground City (English Subs)

13

Stuart Jay Raj - Taipei Taiwan - Snakes and Gorgeous Grounded A380 Flight Attendants

14

2 of 2 Stuart Jay Raj เหนือชั้น 1000แปลก Australia Coober Pedy Underground City (English Subs)

15

Stuart Jay Raj TV Show เหนือชั้น 1000แปลก Taiwan 臺灣 Sexy Betel Nut Girls 檳榔西施 English Subs

16

Stuart Jay Raj - Taiwan - Sexy Nurses and Hello Kitty for Dinner

17

Stuart Jay Raj - Philippines Eating Balut (Unhatched Duck) - TV Show

18

Stuart Jay Raj TV เหนือชั้น 1000แปลก Vietnam Suối Tiên Buddhist Water Fun Park - Eng Subs 2 of 2

19

Stuart Jay Raj - Maresh Turkey - Stretchy Mado Ice-cream 3 of 3

20

1 of 2 Stuart Jay Raj เหนือชั้น 1000แปลก Thai Bali Dead Bodies (EN Subs)

21

Stuart Jay Raj - Maresh Turkey - Stretchy Mado Ice-cream 2 of 3

22

Stuart Jay Raj - Maresh Turkey - Stretchy Mado Ice-cream 1 of 3

23

Stuart Jay Raj - Mardin Turkey Deir al-Zafaran Monastery - TV Show

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Stuart Jay Raj is a polyglot who specializes in the languages and dialects spoken in South East Asia and China. His talents have allowed him to earn a professional living as a simultaneous interpreter in Thai, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Indonesian, among others, providing language and cultural training for multinational companies in the region and hosting his own TV programme on Thailand's Channel 5. He holds a degree in Cognitive and Applied Linguistics from Griffith University and has become an expert in the field of language acquisition with a strong track record of success. Stuart's background knowledge of Sanskrit, Khmer, Lao and various Chinese dialects and minority languages enables him to present a fascinating and unique perspective on the Thai language which makes everything fall logically into place.