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  • Tom 9:47 pm on December 1, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , , , English, exhibits, , , , , River Kwai, River Kwai Bridge, River Kwai Bridge festival, River Kwai Bridge Week, trains, , vintage trains, , , ,   

    River Kwai Bridge Week 

    River Kwai Bridge

    River Kwai Bridge: Flickr.com

    Date : 27 November – 8 December 2009
    Venue : River Kwai Bridge, Mueang District, Kanchanaburi

    Each year in late November to early December, the world famous River Kwai Bridge built by Allied prisoners-of-war during World War II, becomes the focal point of celebrations.

    Event highlights include historical and archaeological exhibits, a carnival, folk and cultural performances, rides on World War II vintage trains, and a spectacular light and sound presentation re-enacting the bridge’s World War II legacy.

    Watch the light-and-sound show in remembrance of the bridge and the construction of the “Death Railway” during World War II

    (There are 4 sets of headphones available in English, Japanese, Chinese and German). A wealth of entertainment and Exhibitions are on display. (TAT)

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  • Tom 7:09 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: archaeological, , , , cultural performances, , English, , , , , JEATH War Museum, , , prisoners, Railway Museum, , River Khwae Bridge, , ,   

    Kanchanaburi prepares for River Khwae Week 

    the river kwai bridge

    the river kwai bridge: Flivkr.com

    Kanchanaburi Province in the West prepares to celebrate the annual River Khwae Week.

    Highlights of the event include historical and archaeological exhibits, a carnival, folk and cultural performances, rides on World War II vintage trains and light and sound presentations to reenact the bridge’s World War II experience.

    A light and sound show will commemorate the historical bridge and the “Death Railway” construction. Headphones will be available for narrations in English, Japanese, Chinese and German.

    The River Khwae Week this year is held from 27 November to 8 December 2009. (More …)

  • Tom 9:16 am on October 11, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , Asian languages, , , , English, , , monks, , Pali, Pali language, Sanskrit, Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara, study, , Thai language, , Tripitaka   

    Pali Language and Buddhism in the New Century 


    Pali language can be found as the root of many other languages, especially in Asia. Amid the modernizing world and fear of language extinction, Pali is still widely used and taught in Buddhism via the Buddhist canon or Tripitaka and all chanting.

    To celebrate the 96th birthday anniversary of His Holiness Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara, the supreme patriarch of Thailand, the first International Pali Conference on ‘Buddhism in the New Century’ is now being organized from 1 to 3 October 2009. (More …)

    • Polprav 4:36 am on October 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

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  • Tom 4:28 pm on September 20, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , Broadway, Central Kad Suan Kaew, , , classic, drink, English, English language, famous, , Gate Theater, Kad Suan Kaew, Neil Simon, , New York City, Oscar, roommate, , , Studio Theater, , The Odd Couple, Theater,   

    “The Odd Couple” From Broadway to Chiang Mai, Thailand 

    The Odd Couple

    Neil Simon’s, “The Odd Couple”, is guaranteed to make you laugh make you laugh!

    The Gate Theater continues to thrill audiences in the north of Thailand with yet another famous Broadway hit this September.

    The Gate Theater of Chiang Mai will present The Odd Couple, by Neil Simon at the Studio Theater on the 7th floor of Central Kad Suan Kaew shopping mall. The show opens on Friday, September 11 and closes on Saturday, September 26 with curtain at 7:00pm each Friday and Saturday night. Doors open at 6:00 pm for food and drinks. (More …)

  • Tom 8:27 pm on September 4, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , English, , Hindi, , , , , , , Language barriers, Malay, Nectec, , speakers, , , , , , , translation, ,   

    Nectec helps overcome language barriers 

    Commercial ads 'Berlitz. Break the language barrier'

    Commercial ads 'Berlitz. Break the language barrier'

    Asian-language translations to follow Thai-English

    Language barriers – particularly those between Thai and English speakers – may soon cease to be a major problem in Thailand, following the development of automatic speech translation technology by the National Electronics and Computer Technology Centre (Nectec).

    The director of Nectec’s Human Language Technology Laboratory, Chai Wutiwiwatchai, said a Speech Translation Project at the centre had set out to solve the problem of poor English skills in the Thai workforce.

    Services developed by the project will now allow speech-to-speech translation of Thai to English or English to Thai via the Internet. (More …)

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