Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Nok undercuts competition

Nok Air offers a“Happy Holiday Promotion” for travel to selected domestic and regional routes during May until next March.
The one-way promotion, inclusive of airport taxes and surcharges, sells at Bt990 departing Bangkok to Phitsanulok, Nakhon Phanom, Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani, and Surat Thani.
Bookings can be made until midnight 2 May for travel 23 May to 28 March next year.

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Thunderstorms Forecast

"Thunderstorm (During 26-30 April)"

No. 9 Time Issued : April 26, 2014
        The rather strong high pressure from has extended to upper Vietnam. It is expected the ridge of high pressure will extend to the Northeast and the North of Thailand by today and then will cover to the Central and the East. It will cover continued until April 30. Summer thunderstorm, as well as thundershowers, gust and hail.       People in the North especially of Mae Hong Son, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Nan, Uttaradit, Tak, Phitsanulok and Phetchabun, and the Northeast especially of Nong Khai, Bueng Kan, Loei, Nong Bua Lamphu, Udon Thani, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Khon Kaen, Kalasin, Maha Sarakham and Roi Et should beware of the severe weather that leads to the loss of lives and properties.
       The advisory will be effect on 26 April 2014 at 11.00 a.m. 

Friday, 25 April 2014

Violent storms forecast for weekend

The Meteorological Department on Friday morning issued a warning of violent rain, wind and hail storms for all regions of the country except the South, from Saturday until Tuesday. 

From Condoms to Cabbages


In Thailand, a condom is called a "Mechai". Mechai Viravaidya, Thailand's Condom King, has used this most anatomically suggestive contraceptive device to turn the conventional family planning establishment on its head. First came condom blowing contests, then T-shirts with condom shrouded anthropomorphic penises. Then condom key rings followed by a Cabbages and Condoms restaurant. When it comes to condoms, no one has been more creative than the Condom King.

To equate Mechai with condoms and family planning alone underestimates the man and fails to capture his essence. Mechai Viravaidya is engaged in a relentless pursuit to improve the well-being of the poor by giving them the tools to lead a fruitful and productive life. His achievements in family planning, AIDS prevention, and rural development are a means to an end — the alleviation of poverty in Thailand.

Mechai's journey From Condoms to Cabbages — from his roots in family planning to his goal of poverty alleviation — has spanned 47 years. Along the way, he has been labeled a visionary iconoclast and cheerful revolutionary. He is also an ordinary man from modest origins. This book will shed some light on both Mechais.

Fully illustrated with many photographs

Price: $6.95 USD

from Smashwords

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Monday, 7 April 2014

Malindo Air to introduce flights between Don Muang and KL

Malindo Air are to start flights April 24th with a daily connection between Don Muang and Kuala Lumpur using Boeing 737 Aircraft offering business and economy class.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

New Nong Han Restaurant - YINDEE STEAK HOUSE

Located on the road to Kumphawapi, just after the traffic lights on the 22, and opposite the school.
Breakfast from 49B
Open from 10am to 8pm daily

Chakri Day

The country celebrates Chakri Memorial Day, 6 April, to honour the nine kings who have ruled over Thailand under the present Chakri Dynasty.
The first king in the Chaki Dynasty, Rama I, founded the capital in Bangkok. The current ruler, His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej is the world’s longest reigning monarch. He has reigned since 9 June 1946.
Monday 7th is also a holiday as Chakri Day falls on a weekend

Saturday, 5 April 2014

UK visa customers will get a better service by using new international enquiry service to find information on the visa application process.

UK visa customers will get a better service by using our new international enquiry service to find information about the visa application process. If you need a UK visa and have any inquiry on how to apply, please visit our website. The new service will be provided by Hinduja Global Solutions (HGS) from 1 April 2014.

Friday, 4 April 2014

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Thursday, 3 April 2014

MG on track in Thailand

The first model to hit Thai showrooms in a few months time is the MG6 model, which is being displayed at the ongoing Bangkok International Motor Show in Muang Thong Thani.


Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Summer Storms on the way - Thai Meteorological Department

During 3-6 April, the rather strong high pressure will cover upper Thailand while hot to very hot weather occurs. In addition, during 4-7 April, the westerly trough will move to the upper country with summer thunderstorm, as well as thunderstorm, gust and isolated hail. The affected areas are shown periodically:
       1. During 3-4 April, the provinces include Nong Khai, Bueng Kan, Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Sakon Nakhon, Khon Kaen, Amnat Charoen, Ubon Ratchathani, Si Sa Ket, Surin, Buri Ram and Nakhon Ratchasima. 
       2. During 4-5 April, the provinces include Chaiyaphum, Phetchabun, Nakhon Sawan,
       Lop Buri, Saraburi, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Chai Nat, Kanchanaburi, Suphan Buri and Bangkok and its vicinity. 
       3. During 5-6 April, the provinces include Tak, Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lamphun, Lampang, Nan, Phrae, Kamphaeng Phet, Sukhothai, Phitsanulok, Uttaradit and Phetchabun. 
       4. During 6-7 April, the provinces include Loei, Nong Khai, Nong Bua Lamphu, Chaiyaphum, Khon Kaen, Udon Thani and Bueng Kan.
       People in above areas should beware of the summer thunderstorms that lead to the loss of lives and properties.

Thai Beetles???

Germany's biggest automaker, Volkswagen, is to produce Beetle in Thailand with a plan to deliver the vehicles in 2015 at the starting price of Bt388,888, according to a research firm.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

In The Thai News

National Anti-Corruption Commission Tuesday resolved to indict former Parliament President Somsak Kiatsuranont related to his role in constitutional amendment on the composition of the Senate, commissioner Prasart Pongsivapai said.

A security guard for the Students and People Network for Thailand's Reform was shot dead and three STR-led protesters were injured in an ambush on Tuesday afternoon.