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  • Tom 8:22 pm on January 26, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: , air force, armed forces, army, , , Bhumibol Adulyadej, commanders, , Grand Palace, , , 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 …)

  • Tom 10:24 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , Birthday celebration, , Grand Palace, , , , ,   

    New Sanam Luang by 2011 

    The landscape around Sanam Luang area will be permanently re-organized and renovated for the King’s 84th Birthday celebration in 2011.

    Bangkok’s Deputy Governor, Mr Theerachon Manomaiphiboon said the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) would re-organize the area around the Grand Palace and Sanam Luang where peddlers would be strictly forbidden in the long run. In the short term, the BMA will ask for cooperation from the vendors to keep out of the area during the King’s Birthday event on 3-5 December this year.

    Moreover, the landscape around Sanam Luang will be renovated under the Strong Thailand project’s funding, to be completed in time for His Majesty’s 84th Birthday in 2011. The local police will cooperate with the district office in tightening security measures to suppress rising crimes while homeless will be ordered out of the area. (NNT)

  • Tom 2:35 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , Bangkok University Research Center, , captivating places, , , cultural sites, Delhi, , , Grand Palace, 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 1:05 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , cancer, , Grand Palace, , , mother, nurse, nursing, Princess Srinagarindra Award, , , , South East Asian, ,   

    70 year-old Taiwanese nursing scholar received the 2008 Princess Srinagarindra Award 

    Professor Dr.Yu-Mei Yu Chao, a professional nursing scholar from Taiwan received the 2008 Princess Srinagarindra Award for her significant contribution to nursing and public health.

    Professor Dr.Yu-Mei Yu Chao spoke after the ceremony, that it had been such an honor receiving the award from HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn at the Grand Palace. Her research on Multiple Myeloma in adolescents was conducted to find out that the lack of health insurance in the past caused deaths from Multiple Myeloma in children. However, she noted that Thailand had excellent basic medication. (More …)

  • Tom 3:16 pm on September 12, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , Grand Palace, Habitat, , Petchabun, , , , , Wat Phra Kaew   

    Sanam Luang – a shelter for homeless and displaced 

    Homeless at Sanam Luang

    Homeless at Sanam Luang

    Over the past several decades, Bangkok’s historic plaza Sanam Luang has witnessed Thailand’s major political changes. It also serves as venue for royal ceremonies and entertainment for the public. And in the time of an economic slump, Sanam Luang has also become a shelter for hundreds of homeless people. The city’s plaza means much more for many lives.

    Against the magnificent backdrop of the illuminated Wat Phra Kaew and Grand Palace, a great number of homeless and displaced hit the sacks around Sanam Luang night after night. (More …)

  • Tom 7:20 pm on September 1, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , Bangkok Smile, booklets, campaign, , , Grand Palace, , Pra Athit pier, , , , , tourism along the Chao Phraya, , , , , travel booklets, ,   

    Bangkok launches “Experience the Charm of the Chao Phraya River” campaign 

    Chao Phraya River

    Chao Phraya River

    The Governor of Bangkok today opened the “Experience the Charm of the Chao Phraya River” event, which will throughout the day hand out travel booklets to tourists along the river. The campaign has the objective to create continual economic growth for the next year with cooperation from 100 private organizations.

    Bangkok Governor Mom Rachawong Sukhumband Paribatra presided over the launching of the campaign created in cooperation between the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and the Bureau of Culture’s Tourism Office. The campaign is aimed at promoting tourism activities along Thailand’s most major river – the Chao Phraya. The campaign, designed to use booklets to dispense information on tourism along the Chao Phraya and in Bangkok, is part of efforts to stimulate the economy at the community level. (More …)

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