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  • Tom 7:43 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , Christmas, communities, , , , H1N1 virus, , military camps, Nakhon Ratchasima, , , , second wave, , , ,   

    2nd wave of H1N1 hits Thailand 

    The Ministry of Public Health has reported some signs indicating the second wave of the H1N1 virus pandemic spread in many big cities of Thailand, while all public health offices across the country are assigned to monitor the situation closely.

    According to Permanent Secretary for Public Health, MD Paijit Warachit, the virus is spreading in many big cities such as Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima. High-risk areas include military camps, schools, and communities in all regions of Thailand. He stated that the second phase of the flu spread had started. (More …)

  • Tom 10:22 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , adventurous activities, Christmas, Christmas holiday, , , , , New Year holiday, , , , room reservations, , , , , ,   

    Phuket´s room reservations hit 80% after festive season 

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) reveals the accommodation occupancy rate in Phuket after Christmas holiday is still as high as 80%.

    Director of TAT Phuket, Ms Bang-onrat Chinaprayoon said that according to hotel and tour operators, room reservations in Phuket during the high season are on the rise and the occupancy rate has climbed up to 80% after the Christmas and New Year holidays.

    Ms Bang-onrat added that Phuket is ready to deal with increasing number of visitors. Once the tourists have checked in, they can conveniently travel around the city, join adventurous activities, go diving and try other recreational programs. Travelling to nearby provinces like Phang-nga and other Andaman cities is also convenient. She believed that the variety of activities on offer would encourage the tourists to stay longer. (NNT)

  • Tom 7:46 pm on August 30, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: adults, , , , bookship, bookshop, , Christian, Christmas, Doulos, Guinness, Guinness World Records, Jesus Christ, Klong Toey, , MV Doulos, , publications, , , , Thai publications, , Titanic,   

    Doulos ‘bookship’ comes to Thailand 

    Doulos 'bookship comes to Thailand

    After three years of waiting, finally, one of the world’s most prominent floating “book” ships, the MV Doulos, is visiting Thailand again. Currently, the ship is docked at Klong Toey Port, welcoming all bookworms until August 23.

    The MV Doulos is the world’s oldest active ocean-going passenger vessel, according to Guinness World Records. She was built in 1914, making the ship a close sister of the ill-fated RMS Titanic. Doulos has visited more than 100 countries over the past 30 years, upholding a mission to bring knowledge, help and hope to people around the world. (More …)

  • Tom 7:20 am on August 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: Christmas, Music Hall, , New York Radio City, Radio City, Radio City Christmas, Radio City Music Hall, ticket sales   

    Photos: Beautiful Christmas 

    Beautiful Christmas

    New York Radio City Rockettes perform on 6thNew York Radio City in front of Radio City Music Hall in New York on August 25, 2009. The street show was organized to launch the 2009 Radio City Christmas Spectacular and the start of ticket sales for the annual November 13 to December 30 show.

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