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  • Tom 2:15 pm on December 6, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , cards, , desserts, , , , , food, 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 …)

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  • Tom 3:36 pm on December 3, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , agricultural product, cassava, , food, Food exports, , poultry, , sea food, shrimp, sugar, , , Thai restaurants, Tuna fish,   

    Food exports next year expected to rise to 793 bn 

    Food exports

    Food exports, Photo: farmlandgrab.org

    Food exports in 2010 are expected to rise 7.5% or worth 793 billion THB following an increase in prices of agricultural products such as rice, fruits and sea food.

    Acting Director of the National Food Institute (NFI), Amorn Ngammongkonrat forecasts Thai foods export value in 2010 at 793 billion THB, an increase of 7.5% from last year in line with the improvement in the economy and the rise of agricultural product prices. Major export products include rice, poultry, processed Tuna fish, sugar, processed fruits, cassava and related products. However, shrimp and fresh and dry fruit exports are likely to decrease at 0.8% and 11.4% respectively. (More …)

     
  • Tom 9:28 pm on December 1, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , , City of Angels, credit, , , , food, , , 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 7:59 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , cremation, food, , , , , , , nourish, , , Phra Udom Prachatorn, , , , , Wat Phrabat Nampu, World AIDS Day   

    Wat Phrabat Nampu, the Sanctuary for HIV Patients 

    Wat Phrabat Nampu

    Wat Phrabat Nampu, the Sanctuary for HIV Patients

    1 December marks World AIDS Day, a day when world wide campaigns are launched to promote awareness in prevention against AIDS/HIV, while trying to reduce the stigma often associated with HIV infected patients. Memorials for those who died of the pandemic are also observed. Apart from reducing the number of HIV patients, many organizations and agencies also try to help those people suffering from the disease, by enabling them to survive and have ordinary lives similar to others. In Thailand, Wat Phrabat Nampu is one of them. (More …)

     
  • Tom 3:00 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , FAO, food, food security, , , integrated farming, , Nan, Nan Thailand, , organic agriculture, , rice terracing, , , , , Thai herb, , , World Food Day   

    World Food Day event to be held in Nan Province this year 

    Thai Foods: Flickr.com

    Thai Foods

    The Thai government and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are in cooperation to hold the World Food Day event in Nan province to increase awareness on food sufficiency and to alleviate hunger among Nan residents.

    Each year the World Food Day event is scheduled to take place at different provinces throughout the country, to promote the collaboration with the community, said Deputy Permanent Secretary for Agriculture and Cooperatives Dr Sakchai Sriboonsue. The event will be held at Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna (RMUTL) under the theme “Achieving food security in time of crisis”. (More …)

     
  • Tom 2:35 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , Bangkok University Research Center, , captivating places, , , cultural sites, Delhi, , food, , Hanoi, , Khaosan Road, Pathumwan shopping venues, , Pratunam, , Temple, , , , Thai hospitality, , Thai shopping, Thai tradition, , , , travel value, , Wat Phra Chetuphon   

    International tourists vote Bangkok as the best city 

    Wat Arun at sunset in Bangkok Thailand

    Wat Arun at sunset in Bangkok Thailand: Flickr.com

    International tourists voted Bangkok as the best city to visit out of the ten countries attending The 8th Plenary Meeting of Asian Network of Major Cities 21 (ANMC21).

    Bangkok scored 7.19 out of 10, according to the polls conducted by Bangkok University Research Center. Japan ranked second at 3.12 followed by Singapore at 2.45, Hanoi at 1.65 and Delhi at 1.49. The delicate Thai cuisine was cited as a major attraction at 20.4 percent, followed by cultural sites at 19.7 percent, Thai hospitality at 16.8 percent, Thai culture and tradition at 15.8 percent and Thai shopping venues at 15.1 percent. (More …)

     
  • Tom 2:18 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , cook, fire, food, hazards, kitchen, microwave, packaging, , prevent, sparks, warm up   

    Warning of danger from microwave using 

    microwave

    microwave: flickr.com

    The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Ministry of Interior, warns people not to use flammable packaging in the microwave oven as it might cause sparks, followed by fire. (More …)

     
  • Tom 9:53 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: beverages, food, Moonlight, , , , , , , Yacht Club, ,   

    ‘Phuket King’s Cup Regatta’ is rolling 

    Phuket will be hosting Asia’s biggest international yachting competition, the “Phuket King’s Cup Regatta” during 28 November – 5 December 2009 in honor of His Majesty.

    Phuket Vice Governor, Mr Tri Akradecha, said the 23rd Regatta is organized by the Province of Phuket in cooperation with the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand and the Royal Thai Navy. The event will be held on Kata Beach, Phuket to celebrate His Majesty’s Birthday on 5 December and to promote tourism during the high season. (More …)

     
  • Tom 1:30 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , food, food producer, , , , , Rome, safe, , , , ,   

    Thailand as the food producer of the world aims to eliminate starvation by 2025 

    The Agriculture Ministry affirmed the aim of Thailand to be the food producer for the world,with balancing of economic plants producing, targeted both exports and reserve for security. The draft declaration has been prepared for the Declaration of World Summit on Food Security in Italy.

    The Deputy Permanent Secretary for Agriculture and Cooperatives (MOAC), Sakchai Siboonsue cited on the country’s participation in the Declaration of World Summit on Food Security, arranged by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) every 5 years. Mr.Kobsak Sapavasu, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of MOAC and delegates will attend the summit during 16-18 November 2009 in Rome, Italy. The said summit is aimed to reduce the starvation and food insecurity within 2025. The announcement of Food Security Declaration will be included in the Summit. The declaration would be the direction for the world and national performance. (More …)

     
  • Tom 4:28 pm on September 20, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , Broadway, Central Kad Suan Kaew, , , classic, drink, , English language, famous, food, 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 …)

     
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