Tuesday, 31 August 2010
Monday, 30 August 2010
The movie is a true story based on the 2004 tsunami. Sets are already under construction.
Thursday, 26 August 2010
Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Monday, 23 August 2010
Service announcement for the Australian community.
On Saturday afternoon, CEO of The Barbecue Store Mr. Brad MceElroy together with Manager Mrs. Priwan Sompong held an opening ceremony for their new venture “The Barbecue Store” on Thepprasit Road.
With high quality BBQ stoves and equipment from Austria, it is the first branch in town. For BBQ lovers, the shop has wide selection stoves and accessories.
There two branches in Thailand - Bangkok, Phuket and now one in Pattaya. As an opening incentive, promotions are available with discounts.Read more at www.pattayapeople.com
Thursday, 19 August 2010
You know its bound to happen. It’s a Wednesday night and your friends show up and convince you to go out drinking with them. Yes you work the next day, but you only once, right? You also know that when they say “Just a few drinks,” it really means “Let’s go out and see if we can out drink everyone at the club.” Before you indulge in your weekday binge, there’s a few things to do before, during, and after your night out to wake up hangover free.
Wednesday, 18 August 2010
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
Darkest Isan (where decent thais fear to tread), Part Three
Thailand's greatest ancient monument, the 900 year old Khmer temple complex sitting on top of a volcano with a panoramic view stretching to Cambodia's plains and mountains.
After Buriram where watching paint dry is better than the town's day life (don't mention nightlife) tiny Nang Rung with absolutely no redeeming features whatsoever is a step up in the world. If the word ugly could drawn, planned, paid for, a gang of labourers hired to build it and me forced to go there to see it, it would be called Nang Rung, and I'd still be there going thank God I'm here not in Buriram anymore.
Nang Rong will forever have a special place in my heart reserved for it. You may find this hard to believe but it was the place for the very first time (not wearing a crash helmet) I drove my motorcycle the wrong way up an eight lane highway then mounted the pavement zigzagging in and out of pedestrians and parked outside the 7/11 to buy a beer, previously having drunk two, and all this after missing a U-Turn spot. This manoeuvre is of course part of the traffic police's driving test and, I'm also pretty sure it fulfils section 'A' of the Thai citizenship test too.
Thailand’s baht climbed to the strongest level in more than two years on speculation exporters were converting their overseas income to guard against further appreciation in the currency.
“With anticipation of further declines in the dollar, local exporters will rush to sell them, boosting the baht,” said Hideki Hayashi, a global economist at Mizuho Securities Co. in Tokyo. “Some Asian countries may boost interest rates while the U.S. is expected to keep them low, which is supportive of regional currencies.”
The baht appreciated 0.3 percent to 31.74 per dollar as of 9:15 a.m. in Bangkok, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. It earlier touched 31.73, the strongest level since May 2008. The currency may reach 31.7 this month, Hayashi said.
Read more at www.businessweek.com
“Pook Look” garners criticisms for the way she has been posing in pictures more then a beauty queen who has been chosen to represent Thailand for the Miss Universe 2010 pageant. A post on her personal Facebook had garnered more attention when “Pook Look” put, “Feeling annoyed. This is the real me.”
Read more at dirtii-laundry.net
Sunday, 15 August 2010
Friday, 13 August 2010
Wednesday, 11 August 2010
Tune Hotels.com will open its first hotel in Thailand’s Pattaya resort by February 2012, offering rates as low as US$3 a night for a bare-bone, no-frills room.
Two hotels under the same brand will follow in Bangkok and another in Hat Yai, South Thailand, probably by 2013.
All the hotels, with the exception of the Hat Yai property, will be built from scratch, according to a source close to the developer, Red Planet Hotels Company Limited, a subsidiary Evolution Capital PLC, listed on the Thai stock exchange. In Hat Yai, the company will restore an existing building.
Red Planet executives opted to build from scratch after it became apparent that modifying existing hotel buildings to fit the budget concept was too costly.
Sources close to the company confirmed the Pattaya property will have between 120 to 150 rooms with 450 sq metre of space on the ground floor for a convenience store and shops. Rooms will be 13.2 sq metres in space, slightly more than the developer had estimated when it signed the franchise deal with Tune Hotel.com in late 2009. Tune Hotels stipulates a room size of around 12 sq metres. The hotel site is located on Pattaya Sai 2 Road.
The Thailand properties will offer bare-bone accommodation for a lead-in price of US$3 a night, but guests will need to pay a surcharge to have a TV, refrigerator, telephone and other facilities usually included in a hotel rate. However, the real saving is on the back-of-the house operations that are based on out-sourcing all services to eliminate housekeeping, guest service, laundry, food and beverage and engineering departments. A Tune hotel comes with just four full-time staff per property – two working the day shift and the other two on night duty.
Tuesday, 10 August 2010
Vinh City: In yet another "How Will It Succeed?" Vietnam golf project, Cualo Golf Resort is open for play near Vinh City in Nghe An Province. A short flight (or very long 4 hour slow drive) from Hanoi the IMG designed course is actually pretty good, albeit mostly flat. Located near a nice beach area Cualo has lots of natural sand areas and native Casuarina pines lining the course which makes for some interesting holes. While Cualo is not ready for golf tourists, it does have potential once this part of Vietnam is more accessible and better developed for tourism. Stay tuned for more updates.
Monday, 9 August 2010
Sunday, 8 August 2010
A spectacular firework show will add a colourful essence to Pattaya’s vibrant night scene this August!2nd Pattaya International Fireworks Contest will be held on August 14, 2010. Organised by Pattaya City and the Ministry of Defence, the event will take place on Pattaya’s main beach as a tribute to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit who celebrates her 78th birthday on August 12. Professional fireworks team from 10 countries including Thailand, China, Japan, Germany and USA will join the competition and display their dynamic and beautiful fireworks in different themes. An event stage will be set up on Pattaya Beach, in front of Beach Road Soi 4. Visitors can enjoy festival ambience even before the fireworks start in the evening. Shows and small events are organised from 2 p.m. and there will also be many stalls selling local food and souvenirs around the stage. via Hotel ThailandPattaya Rag
Thursday, 5 August 2010
You have until September 12 to submit your photo.
Here’s a list of the prizes – in my opinion, the 2nd and 3rd place prizes are almost as fabulous as the grand prize!
- Grand prize: Air tickets and 4 day/3 night stay at Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali including daily lunch and dinner for 4 people + $1200 (US) spending cash
- 2nd prize: 4 day/3 night stay at Holiday Inn Bangkok including daily breakfast for 4 people + $1200 (US) for airfares or spending cash
- 3nd prize: 3 day/2 night stay at Holiday Inn Phuket including daily breakfast and buffet dinner for 4 people + $1000 (US) for airfares or spending cash.
Good luck and happy snapping!