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Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 - by new thaiairport - No Comments

The National Council for Peace & Order (NCPO) has taken over the administration of the country for three months now. A public survey has been conducted on its performance by the Secretariat of the Prime Minister & the National Statistical Office.Survey on the Performance of the National Council for Peace & Order

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A report issued by the Madrid-based United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) shows that Thailand has moved into the list of the world’s top 10 tourism destinations, in terms of both visitor numbers & visitor expenditure.Thailand’s Tourism Up in Both Arrivals & Earnings

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It’s big, there’s no getting around it. Bangkok’s Chatuchak Weekend Market proclaims itself the “world’s largest flea market” & its probably true, so getting around it takes a little bit of local cunning.

With over 9,000 stalls Chatuchak possesses everything you ever expected to find in a flea market: handicrafts, furniture, ceramics, bric‑a‑brac, plants, fish, animals, gizmos, original artworks, new & used clothing, they’re all available, plus truckloads of stuff you never even knew existed. Chatuchak is endlessly entertaining, makes imaginations soar & often triggers shopping frenzies, yet it can moreover be intimidating, confusing, frustrating & downright uncomfortable. If ever the Boy Scout maxim “be prepared” applied, it’s at Chatuchak. Advance preparation, patience & an open mind can make a visit to this sea of merchandise a never‑to‑be‑forgotten experience, without it, the day can turn into a monumental disaster.

Here is the checklist any satisfactory Boy Scout (or Girl Scout) will have in their pocket. Follow it & sure you’ll have a satisfactory time.

Getting There. Chatuchak is simple to reach. The end-of-the-line Mor Chit Skytrain station is located adjacent to the market & the Chatuchak Park MRT subway stop is found only a few feet from the Skytrain stop. Your guidebook might say to use these stations, yet forget it! To start with, the Skytrain is often uncomfortably crowded & the Mor Chit Station is always only a step from chaos. The MRT is far less hectic, yet don’t use the Chatuchak Park stop, instead go one station further & obtain off at the Kamphaeng Phet station. It is located inside the market & Exit 2 opens onto one of the Chatuchak’s most spacious areas. If your Bangkok digs are located near the Skytrain, remember you can transfer from the Skytrain to the MRT at either the Asoke or Saladaeng stations.

Go Early. Even if you spent the previous night partying, obtain out of bed early & plan to arrive at the market when it opens at 9am. It will be much cooler, less crowded & when it comes to bargains, remember early birds are the ones that usually obtain them. In addition, try to go on Saturday rather than Sunday. Many Thais work on Saturday morning & this makes the crowds slightly smaller. Sunday afternoons at the height of the tourist season add new dimensions to the word “crowded” & are best suited for masochists.

Getting Inside. This is significant so read it carefully! If you don’t follow our advice & take the Skytrain, you will obtain off at the Mor Chit station. The crowds leaving the station make like bees & join the hordes arriving by bus to head for Entrance 18 (marked on many maps as “The Entrance”). In fact, this is the worst possiblethe market & Exit 2 opens onto one of the Chatuchak’s most spacious areas. If your Bangkok digs are located near the Skytrain, remember you can transfer from the Skytrain to the MRT at either the Asoke or Saladaeng stations.

Go Early. Even if you spent the previous night partying, obtain out of bed early & plan to arrive at the market when it opens at 9am. It will be much cooler, less crowded & when it comes to bargains, remember early birds are the ones that usually obtain them. In addition, try to go on Saturday rather than Sunday. Many Thais work on Saturday morning & this makes the crowds slightly smaller. Sunday afternoons at the height of the tourist season add new dimensions to the word “crowded” & are best suited for masochists.

Getting Inside. This is significant so read it carefully! If you don’t follow our advice & take the Skytrain, you will obtain off at the Mor Chit station. The crowds leaving the station make like bees & join the hordes arriving by bus to head for Entrance 18 (marked on many maps as “The Entrance”). In fact, this is the worst possible place to enter Chatuchak Market. The problems with Entrance 18 are compounded by the fact it opens into Chatuchak’s most popular section, the area devoted to new & used clothing. This means the crowds attempting to obtain in are more than matched by those already inside. If you want to go to the clothing area, walk to Entrance 18 & then proceed a couple of hundred meters to the right until you come to a large entrance accessible to cars. Enter here & proceed to the clothing area by taking one of the narrow corridors to your left. If you are not interested in clothing, keep on walking & you will shortly be in the centre of the market.

Finding Your Way Around. Even a pathfinder like Daniel Boone would obtain lost in Chatuchak. Maps are needed & they are located on sign boards throughout the market. The only problem is they are too few in number & never around when you need them. It is far better to buy your own map before going to the market. They are available at bookshops throughout the city, yet are surprisingly difficult to find at Chatuchak itself. It is a satisfactory idea to study the map before starting your trip. Once you obtain there, reason & usual sense often succumb to the desire to shop.

Take it Easy. Chatuchak is enormous so forget approximately seeing everything in a single day. Take it effortless & specifically look at certain sections or plan on visiting the market more than once. It is always crowded & hot so don’t obtain caught up with your shopping & forget to drink lots of water. It is moreover a satisfactory idea to take a break every so often at one of the numerous places in the market to eat & drink. If you have children, or want an extended break, relax in one of the attractive parks adjacent to the market. You can do like the Thais & have a picnic on the grass while the kids enjoy the various playgrounds.

Security Concerns. Given its size & the number of people present, Chatuchak Market is remarkably safe. It does, however, have occasional problems with pickpockets. It is best to keep your wallet in a buttoned pocket & to take a purse with a strap you can place around your neck. You are especially vulnerable when you are absorbed with something you want to buy. Never put your purse or wallet down while looking at merchandise. There are a lot of police available at the market in the unlikely event you run into trouble.

Convenience Matters. There are toilets at Chatuchak, yet like toilets in most public places, they are a bit grungy. Sit down toilets are available, yet they often don’t have a seat! Also be sure to buy some toilet paper at one of the vendors outside the toilet as it won’t be available inside. If you buy something that you want shipped back home, there are several reliable shipping companies available. ATM’s & alter booths can be found both inside & in the area surrounding the market.

Chatuchak Weekend Market is one of Bangkok’s most fascinating places to visit, yet it requires advance preparation. If you follow the above advice & plan ahead you should have a satisfactory time & return home with those sought-after bargains.

By Mike Moore

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Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 - by new thaiairport - No Comments

Every year during the rainy season, the Akha tribe of Chiang Rai holds a Swing Festival, moreover known locally as Yae-Khu-A-Paew. The Swing Festival, staged to commemorate the goddess of fertility & honour women, is held in August because this is the time of year when crops are usually harvested. The festival lasts for four days during the peak time of the rainy season, so dates vary from year to year.

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Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 - by new thaiairport - Comments Off

The 2015 national budget has been set on the basis of two major principles: the Sufficiency Economy philosophy & the 11th National Economic & Social Development Plan, 2012-2016.2015 National Budget Based on the Sufficiency Economy Approach & the 11th Plan

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Monday, August 18th, 2014 - by new thaiairport - Comments Off

The National Council for Peace & Order (NCPO) is currently at the second phase of its roadmap for national administration.NCPO at the Second Phase of Its Roadmap

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Monday, August 18th, 2014 - by new thaiairport - Comments Off

Medinii at Continent hotel is famous for its Italian lunch buffet & usually advertises itself for having the best pasta in town. When we first learned approximately this claim, we thought that it was quite a bold statement to make in a city filled with nice Italian restaurants. However, Medinii’s Italian lunch buffet has impressed us in terms of quality & value (499++baht), so we have become regular customers. We recently visited Medinii for dinner to try its a la carte menu.

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For the evening we started with the wild rocket, sun-dried tomatoes salad with parmesan & balsamic vinegar dressing (270++baht). The salad was full of flavors: the spiciness & nuttiness of the rocket; tanginess from the tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes & balsamic dressing; & saltiness from the parmesan & croutons.

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Australian white wine by the glass (350++baht). Nice & dry, very refreshing.

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Black mussels in white wine garlic sauce (400++baht). The mussels were fresh & sweet & the garlic & dried chili were nice condiments. However, more sauce to the dish would make it nicer.

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Angel hair with seafood in garlic olive oil sauce (380++baht). As we expected, the pasta was an absolutely delight, with generous garlic & chili.  The pasta was & the seafood was cooked to perfection.

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Pan fried snow fish served with green pea puree, wild rocket & tomato sauce (450++baht).
A nice piece of pan fried snow fish- very tender & moist. The pea puree was nice, a more generous portion would be satisfactory to this dish.

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Grilled rib eye steak with mash potatoes & peppercorn sauce (780++baht). The steak was tender & juicy yet some parts were really tough, while nicely seasoned peppercorn sauce enhanced the flavor of the steak.

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Tiramisu (260++baht) topped with mini chocolate balls & cocoa powder. The coffee flavor was strong & fragrant & the mascarpone cream was light & silky. We moreover liked this because it was not too sweet.

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Vanilla raspberry panna cotta (260++baht). Nice crumble on top along with strawberries yet the star was the silky panna cotta & raspberry sauce- a nice ending to a meal.

The view of the 35th floor of the Continent hotel at night was moreover nice making the whole meal even more pleasant. Medinii recently launched a new promotion 999 ++ baht, which includes
1) free flow of wine, beer, cocktails & soft drinks 2) all you can eat pasta & pizza 3) one selection of main course & 4) one selection of dessert. This is a must try promotion & available only on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 18.00-22.00 hrs. Come & experience for yourself, whether Medinii has the best pasta in town. For more details & reservation call 02 686 7000

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Monday, August 18th, 2014 - by new thaiairport - Comments Off
The Peninsula Bangkok will celebrate the forthcoming Mid-Autumn Festival with its ever-popular, hand-made Peninsula mooncakes & a special accommodation package for all guests to enjoy.
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Traditional Chinese mooncakes are eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival, which occurs on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, falling in September or early October in the Gregorian calendar. The date parallels the autumnal equinox of the solar calendar, when the moon is at its fullest & roundest. The full moon is traditionally a symbol of reunion (tuan yuan), & the Mid-Autumn Festival is a time for family reunions & “gathering around the hearth” (yuan means round). Families gather to admire the moon, eat mooncakes & partake in other cultural traditions. Enjoying the moon is an ancient tradition in China, which goes back nearly 1,400 years to the Zhou Dynasty. Today, mooncakes are still considered an indispensable delicacy of the festival & are offered by friends & colleagues. They always feature in family gatherings during the festivities.

This year, The Peninsula Bangkok’s Executive Chinese Chef Jackie Ho & his team will make 250,000 mooncakes by hand in 39 days, using approximately 10 tonnes of ingredients including duck eggs, which donate the very best quality & flavour, along with The Peninsula’s own secret recipe for soft pastry crust. Featuring newly designed packaging, only a limited quantity is freshly made every day by Chef Ho & the team. The bestseller, the egg custard mooncake, is created from a traditional secret recipe made famous by The Peninsula Hong Kong. No preservatives are used in the making of the Peninsula mooncakes.

The Peninsula mooncakes are priced at THB 2,600 nett for a case of four boxes of eight, THB 610 nett per box of eight & THB 160 nett for a special, limited edition box. They can be purchased at The Peninsula Boutique, which is located on the Ground Level of the hotel. The mooncakes are available between 10:00 am & 9:00 pm from 1 August to 8 September 2014. Free delivery is offered to one location within the Bangkok metropolitan area for purchases of 50 boxes.

From 21 August to 8 September 2014, the Peninsula mooncakes will moreover be available for purchase at Siam Paragon Shopping Complex (ground floor, in front of the Gourmet Market).

Mid-Autumn Package
The Peninsula Bangkok invites families & friends to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with a special package, which is valid for bookings from 1 July to 5 September with staying periods from 1 August to 10 September 2014. Priced at THB 15,888++ for two, the package includes the following benefits:

• Two nights’ accommodation in a Deluxe Room with glorious river views for two
• Daily buffet breakfast for two at the River Cafe & Terrace
• “Happiness” set dinner at Mei Jiang restaurant for two
• One box of egg custard mooncakes
• 10% discount on Peninsula mooncakes purchased at The Peninsula Boutique

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact the Reservations Department at +66 (2) 861 2388 or e-mail reservationpbk@peninsula.com.

 

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Monday, August 18th, 2014 - by new thaiairport - Comments Off
A warm sea-sand poultice to soothe aching muscles is at the heart of the Nuad Sai Prakob treatment at Spa Cenvaree, Centara Seaview Resort Khao Lak.
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The perfect beachfront setting of the resort is a tranquil background for this 60-minute traditional massage, which along with alleviating sore muscles is an effective treatment for arthritis pain & for stress.

The price from now until 31 October 2014 is only Baht 650 net per person, or Baht 1,200 net for a couple, & includes 30 minutes of total relaxation in the steam room.

For reservations or information please call 076-429 800 ext 1237 or email at spacenvareecsk@chr.co.th

Centara Seaview Resort Khao Lak is set on Nang Thong Beach, an extensive stretch of fine sands framed by the blue waters of the Andaman Sea & against a verdant mountainous background. The resort offers a choice of accommodation options ranging from comfortable garden view rooms to relaxing pool villas, along with a stunning beach & a wealth of activities & facilities to keep both adults & younger guests busy & happy.

 

 

Soothe away aches & pains at Centara Seaview Resort Khao Lak
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Monday, August 18th, 2014 - by new thaiairport - Comments Off
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Tuck into Sui Sian’s all-you-can-eat Chinese Dim Sum at our buffet lunch. The menu includes, Steamed shrimp dumplings, Deep-fried bean curd sheet filled with shrimp spring roll, Steamed rice noodles rolled with BBQ pork, Deep-fried sticky rice filled with assorted meat, Deep fried mashed taro with BBQ pork, Deep fried prawn with mayonnaise, Steamed pork spare ribs, black bean sauce, Steamed minced pork, peanuts & vegetables dumpling, Glutinous rice with assorted meats in lotus leaf & much more, along with Chinese soup, fried rice or noodle, & choice of desserts. Available Monday – Saturday from 11.30 – 14.30 hrs. at Baht 550 ++/ person. And Sunday at Baht 650++/person with Peking duck, suckling pig, Drunken chicken & jelly fish & crispy pork belly,  from now at Sui Sian Restaurant, 10th floor at The Landmark Bangkok.For reservations, please call +66(0) 2254 0404 ext. 7777

Dim Sum Buffet Lunch @ Sui Sian Restaurant
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