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  • Tom 8:22 pm on January 26, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: , air force, armed forces, army, Bangkok, , Bhumibol Adulyadej, commanders, , , , , interest, , King Bhumibol, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, , , , public interest,   

    King asks Thais to work for common interest 

    King asks Thais to work for common interest

    Thailand’s revered and beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej has asked his subjects to work with utmost efficiency and for the benefit of the public interest.

    King Bhumibol, who has been hospitalised at Bangkok’s Siriraj Hospital since September 19, initially with a lung infection and fever, said in his New Year message televised late Thursday that Thais who love their country should dedicate themselves to carrying out the tasks they have before them to the best of their ability. (More …)

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  • Tom 8:07 pm on January 26, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: , Bangkok, , barrel, , currencies, economist, , , , , industrial projects, Influenza type A, , oil prices, projects, , Thai baht, , , , tourism sector, , trade partner, , , World Bank   

    World Bank projects Thai economy to grow 3.5% this year 

    Thai economy

    The World Bank has projected that the Thai economy will grow 3.5 per cent this year and 4 per cent next year, rebounding from last year, when it contracted 2.7 per cent.

    Dr Kirida Bhaopichitr, country economist for Thailand at the World Bank’s Bangkok office said Thai exports are projected to expand 15 per cent this year thanks to improved economy of Thailand’s trade partners and recovery of the tourism sector. (More …)

     
  • Tom 7:42 pm on January 26, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: , , , , Ban Thap Chang, Bangkok, , Express Service train, , , , , Makkasan Station, , , , Ratchaprarop, , , ,   

    Airport Rail Link set to be in service mid-2010 

    Airport Rail Link train

    Airport Rail Link train: Flickr.com

    The 28-kilometre Airport Rail Link connecting Suvarnabhumi Airport with the city centre will be fully operational within the next six months, mid-2010, at the latest, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said on Friday.

    Speaking after presiding over a special test run of the Airport Rail Link with members of his cabinet, Mr Abhisit said his transport minister Sophon Zarum has given assurances that the Airport Rail Link’s commercial service could be in operation as early as March or mid-2010 at latest. (More …)

     
  • Tom 2:15 pm on December 6, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: Bangkok, , , cards, , desserts, , , , , , furniture, Gift, household utensils, leather bags, , , One Tambon One Product, Presents, shoes, sports equipment, , Thailand Best Buy 2009   

    People flock to shop in Thailand Best Buy 2009 

    People flock to shop in Thailand Best Buy 2009

    People flock to shop in Thailand Best Buy 2009: photo Flickr.com

    Presents and cards for New Year are the most popular products sold at the Thailand Best Buy 2009 in the capital city of Bangkok.

    More than 2,000 entrepreneurs are displaying their products in the exhibition arranged under the theme “Blooming Happiness with Gift Fair to Welcome New Year Festival.” Most of the goods are offered with 50% discounts. Visitors said they were happy to buy discounted good quality products. (More …)

     
  • Tom 4:08 pm on December 3, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , Bangkok, , mobile environment, , system, telephone, video calls, voice, wireless, wireless data, wireless voice telephone   

    3G network system advised to support national interest 

    3G network system

    3G: Flickr.com

    The 3G network system must benefit the society, putting the nation’s interest at heart , says Former Head of the Committee of Community Radio Operations Colonel Nattee Sukolrat.

    After resigning from the Radio and Television Committee yesterday to take the new post of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) along with Associate Professor Pana Thongmeeakom former head of the Cable Television Committee, the main task at hand for the NTC is to ensure that the set-up process and launching of 3G runs smoothly. (More …)

     
  • Tom 3:54 pm on December 3, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , Bangkok, , Colors of Bangkok, , Kurusapa, , , Santi Chai Prakan Park, See-san Krungthep   

    “Colors of Bangkok” youth forum planned to gather ideas to renovate Bkk 

    Dusit palace

    Dusit palace: Flickr.com

    The Office of Youth Affairs of the Democrat Party, together with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and academic institutes, holds a press conference announcing a series of activities under the theme of “See-san Krungthep” (Colors of Bangkok) to be organized throughout December.

    An adviser to the Prime Minister, Mr Apirak Kosayodhin, in his capacity as chairman of the project, elaborated that over 25 international organizations are joining hands with the BMA and local youth groups in organizing the activities. The theme – Colors of Bangkok – relates to its diversity which is enriched with culture. (More …)

     
  • Tom 3:41 pm on December 3, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: Bangkok, , , , British Film, British Film Festival, British International Film Festival, , Central World shopping center, , , , shopping center, , TK Park   

    British Film Festival 2009 kicks off 

    British Film Festival

    British Film Festival

    The British International Film Festival 2009 is being held in Bangkok to screen five quality movies from England.

    The festival revolves around the topic of global warming. The five films include “The Age of Stupid,” “It’s a Free World,” “Is Anybody There,” “The Boat that Rocked,” and “Thomas & Friends.” In addition, there will be a show called “Airplay UK” which contains 15 music videos from England. The show will take place at TK Park in Central World shopping center. (More …)

     
  • Tom 10:49 am on December 3, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: Bangkok, CCTV cameras, , Dusit Palace, Phra Nakhon, Pomprap Sattrupai, , ,   

    BMA to keep Bangkok save and clean for the celebrations of His Majesty the King´s Birthday Anniversary 

    Ratchadamnoen grand celebration for King’s birthday

    Ratchadamnoen grand celebration for King’s birthday: en.wikipedia.org

    Over six hundred city officials, under the supervision of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), are ready to be appointed to the areas where the celebrations of His Majesty the King 82nd Birthday Anniversary take place.

    Deputy Governor of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, Mr Teerachon Manomaiphibul, said 124 CCTV security cameras have been repaired for the celebratory event of His Majesty 82nd birthday anniversary from 3 to 13 December 2009. Officers were assigned to monitor the cameras around the clock during the event. The CCTV cameras are fully functional at Sanam Luang ceremonial ground, Ratchadamnoen Klang Road and Dusit Palace. (More …)

     
  • Tom 9:28 pm on December 1, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: Bangkok, , , , City of Angels, credit, , , , , , , historic, , , street, , , , , , , urbanites   

    ‘Happy Faces’ for jumbos: Move elephants from Bangkok’s mean streets to natural habitats 

    Thailand elephants

    Thailand elephants: photo: Bohdan Szcześniak

    Scenes of hungry, unemployed elephants wandering the crowded streets of Bangkok begging for food and money from tourists and urbanites may soon be a memory after the Thai capital’s municipal government—the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, (the BMA or City Hall)—recently kicked off strict new measures to ban the elephants from the streets and enlist help from the Provincial Administrative Organisation in the northeastern province of Surin, home to large numbers of both pachyderms and their handlers, the mahouts, in an attempt to find a lasting and sustainable solution to the problem.

    Following City Hall’s Elephant Smile Project, the Returning Elephant to its Homeland project was launched to help shelter wandering elephants in the capital. Over 7,000 rai of land (some 2,800 acres) at the Elephant Studies Centre in Surin’s Tha Tum district, is now home to wandering elephants after the centre received a government budget of 22 million baht (US$660,000). (More …)

     
  • Tom 8:50 pm on December 1, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , Bangkok, computer, , , hardware, Microsoft, Microsoft Thailand, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows Multipoint, Multipoint, , , , teachers, ,   

    BMA, Microsoft to arrange ‘Multipoint’ training program 

    Microsoft

    Microsoft: commons.wikimedia.org

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and Microsoft Thailand will organize ‘Microsoft Windows Multipoint’, a training program for teachers in Bangkok to enhance computer literacy among students.

    According to Deputy Bangkok Governor, Taya Teepsuwan, the training program will be arranged as a part of the Memorandum of Understanding between the BMA and Microsoft Thailand for better computer education in schools under the BMA. The projects aim is to increase the potential in computer education and to reduce the educational gap among schools. (More …)

     
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