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  • Tom 2:15 pm on December 6, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , cards, , desserts, , , , festival, , 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 1:52 pm on December 6, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , festival, , , , , policy, poll, ,   

    Economy moving downtrend / Suan Dusit Poll 

    3D Bar Graph Meeting

    The majority respondents of a survey conducted by the Suan Dusit Rajabhat University agreed that the country’s economy is worsening.

    The Suan Dusit poll was conducted among 1,327 people from Dec 1 to 3 on their viewpoints towards their confidence in economic recovery. The poll showed that the majority of the respondents or 71.43% said the country’s economy was moving downward. 56.55% stated that the household expenses were rising and 49.70% said they held the same income. (More …)

  • Tom 4:13 pm on December 3, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: arts exhibition, arts market, , , Balloon, Balloon Festival, , festival, , Finland, , , , , , , , , , Wat Mahaeyong, , world heritage city   

    Thailand International Balloon Festival kicks off 

    Balloon Festival

    Balloon Festival; Flickr.com

    The 3rd Thailand International Balloon Festival (TIBF) 2009 begins today, featuring many highlights to celebrate His Majesty the King’s 82nd Birthday Anniversary.

    Culture Minister Teera Slukpetch, accompanied by Ayutthaya Governor Withaya Phiewphong and the director-general of the Fine Arts Department, inaugurated the 3rd TIBF at Wat Mahaeyong in Ayutthaya. This is the first time that the festival is organized in a world heritage city, offering the chance for Thais and foreigners to appreciate the magnificence of the landmarks. There are more than 20 aeronauts from 6 countries namely Australia, Finland, Japan, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, and Thailand, participating in the event. (More …)

  • Tom 3:41 pm on December 3, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , , British Film, British Film Festival, British International Film Festival, , Central World shopping center, festival, , , 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 4:33 pm on November 30, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , ASEAN Music and Culture Festival, , chairmanship, , , Culture Festival, , festival, , Music and Culture Festival, Music Festival, , , ,   

    ASEAN Music and Culture Festival to Conclude Thailand´s Chairmanship 

    Music Festival

    Music Festival: Flickr.com

    ASEAN National Secretariat is in cooperation with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to launch the last ASEAN event before passing the chairmanship to Vietnam on 1 January 2010.

    Director-General of the Department of ASEAN Affairs, Wittawat Sriwihok today chaired a press conference on the launch of ASEAN Music and Culture Festival in a bid to promote the unity among 10 ASEAN countries via each country’s remarkable cultures and music. The event will take place at Central world Plaza from 11 to 12 December 2009. (More …)

  • Tom 8:10 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , accommodations, , booked, booking, , , festival, Hari Raya, Hari Raya Fair, Hari Raya Festival, , , , , , , ,   

    Accommodations in Hat Yai fully booked for Hari Raya 

    Hat Yai Thailand

    Hat Yai Thailand: Flickr.com

    Tourists from Malaysia have booked over 12,000 rooms for the Hari Raya in Hat Yai.

    Service providers in Hat Yai are ready to welcome tourists for the Hari Raya Fair this weekend, according to President of the Hat Yai Hotel Association, Mr Somchart Pimthanapoonporn. The accommodation was fully booked, with at least 60 million THB to be circulated during the festival. The Hari Raya Festival is being held from 27 to 29 November to celebrate the end of the fasting and abstinence by Muslims. (More …)

  • Tom 7:16 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: American, boat riding, , , , , festival, Golden Triangle, hill tribes, honors, , , , The Four Seasons, Top 100 list of hotels, , , , travel magazine,   

    Thailand wins another travel award 

    Thailand won top honors in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2009.

    Thailand received the awards in several categories, including the Top 100 list of hotels which crown The Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle in Chiang Rai province the number one spot.

    Condé Nast Traveler is an American luxury travel magazine published by Condé Nast Publications that reviews high-priced hotels, products, and services. The high-end magazine publishes reviews of only the best hotels in the world. (More …)

  • Tom 9:17 pm on November 13, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: blooming sunflowers, festival, flower lovers, Lopburi, sunflower, Sunflower Festival, , , , , ,   

    Tourists begin visiting Lopburi to witness sunflowers in bloom 

    blooming sunflowers at Lopburi

    blooming sunflowers at Lopburi Thailand

    Tourists are returning to Lopburi to see blooming sunflowers, a week ahead of the official launch of the Sunflower festival on 14 November.

    A large number of tourists are visiting Lopburi daily to take photographs of a 5,000-rai field laden with blooming sunflowers at Ban Sabrang area, in Tambon Nikhom Srang Ton Eng, Muang District. Residents along the Khok Tum – Pattananikom road which leads to Ban Sabrang area have planted sunflowers in their front yards, making the route very scenic to tourists.

    On the opening day of the Sunflower Festival, an elevated stage will be built to enable tourists to take wide-angle shots of the flowers. Special vehicles will be provided to take visitors to tour around the area.

    Sunflowers have become a popular seasonal attraction in Lop Buri Province, lying 154 kilometers in the north of Bangkok. Each year, a large number of tourists, especially flower lovers, travel to this province to view vast fields of sunflowers in full bloom. (NNT)

  • Tom 1:23 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , Arts and Crafts Center, , , , , , festival, , , , , traditional activities   

    The six grand episodes in Surin Elephant Roundup 

    Ayutthaya province today kicks off its Ancient Capital Loy Krathong Festival to run until 2 November.

    Loy Krathong revelers in Bangkok and its vicinities may travel to Ayutthaya’s Bang Sai Arts and Crafts Center to take part in the “Ancient Capital Loy Krathong Festival” which starts today. The center will host an array of traditional activities and goods alongside the annual celebration of Loy Krathong. (More …)

  • Tom 1:11 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , festival, , Songkran, , , , , , Yi Peng celebration, Yi Peng Loy Krathong   

    Yi Peng festivities in Chiang Mai picking up 

    Yi Peng festivities in Chiang Mai picking up

    Tourists and revelers have begun to take to the streets of Chiang Mai as part of the province’s famous Yi Peng Loy Krathong celebration. Authorities have prepared over 200 additional transport vehicles to assist in inner-city travel during the festival. (More …)

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