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  • Tom 7:48 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , air transport, air transport promotion, , , , , , , Chinese tourism, Chinese travelers, , kingdom, , Pullman Hotel, , , , , , , , , , travelled   

    AOT promoting air travel 

    Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok, Thailand

    Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok, Thailand: commons.wikimedia.org

    The Airports of Thailand (AOT) will arrange a seminar on air transport promotion with emphasis on leading Chinese tourism entrepreneurs.

    AOT President, Serirat Prasutanond, said the seminar will take place on 2-3 December at the Pullman Hotel in Bangkok. The seminar is expected to help increase air travel to Thailand in preparation for the economic recovery. The president said air travel in the Kingdom was improving.

    Throughout the year, an average of 700,000-750,000 Chinese travelers visited Thailand. This was less when compared to the 1.1 million people who travelled to Thailand before the economic crisis.

    More visitors from China are expected to travel to Thailand, especially towards the last two months of the tourist season, said Sansern Ngaorangsi, an executive of the Tourism Authority of Thailand. (NNT)

  • Tom 7:23 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: biological diversities, , humans, , , kingdom, , marine animals, mountaintop, , , natural history museum, , , , , Sea Natural Museum, , Thai Island, ,   

    Thai Island and Sea Natural Museum 

    Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn once said “To love our natural resources is true patriotism” and the Royal Thai Navy is a true patriotic entity of the Kingdom. The navy’s Thai Island and Sea Natural Museum in the eastern province of Chon Buri is concrete proof of the navy’s environmental conservation effort.

    The museum was initiated by Her Royal Highness who has concern for marine natural resources. The museum, located on the mountaintop of Ma Jor in Sathaheep district, was completed in 2007.

    Proudly serving as Thailand’s first natural history museum, it is a one-stop display of biological diversities, plants, and marine animals. Spreading over 16 Rai or 100 hectares, it overlooks Samae Sarn and other eight surrounding islands. The museum hopes to create harmony between humans and nature and to help instill environmental awareness in people from all walks of life. (More …)

  • Tom 9:26 pm on September 23, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , budget hotel’, , Central Group, , , Indiana Jones, kingdom, , the Lost World, trends   

    Central Group eyes 77 hotel constructions in the next 5 years 

    Central world Thailand

    Central world Thailand

    Central Group aims to construct 77 hotels in the next five years in an effort to become a hotel giant in Thailand.

    Central Group also announced its hotel business grew by ten percent each year, and has eyed becoming the hotel leader in the kingdom. (More …)

  • Tom 11:26 am on September 5, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , Chakri Naruebet, , cosmetic, females, GPS, , , HTMS Chakri Naruebet, , jellyfish, kingdom, Koh Kram, microchip, , , plastic bags, , , , Sea Turtle, seafarers, shells, Sri Lanka, , , , ,   

    Navy to the rescue! 

    What more appropriate source of aid for the imperilled turtle than a body of seafarers?

    You’re allowed to touch the larger turtles.

    You’re allowed to touch the larger turtles.

    Apart from providing a semi-permanent berth for the world’s smallest and the Kingdom’s only aircraft carrier, the HTMS Chakri Naruebet, and operating a restaurant which serves up some surprisingly tasty seafood dishes (cooked by navy personnel, no less!), the country’s largest naval base in Sattahip, a district of Chon Buri, is also the unlikely home for a sea turtle conservation centre.

    Commercial turtle fishery was outlawed in Thailand back in 1947 and since 1950 the Royal Thai Navy has been responsible for the welfare of sea turtles born along the Chon Buri coast and on islands off Sattahip. Of these, Koh Kram boasts the largest turtle hatchery in the country and is the birthplace of some 30,000 of the little critters each year. (More …)

  • Tom 6:56 am on September 3, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , citizenship, , , kingdom, , , migrant labourers, , national paper airplane contest, passports, , ,   

    Stateless boy may not join origami contest in Japan 

    Mong Thongdee

    Mong Thongdee

    A Myanmar boy has not yet been able to obtain official permission from the Thai government to participate in an origami competition in Japan.

    Mong Thongdee was born in Thailand to Myanmar migrant labourers. He was denied Thai citizenship since his parents are Myanmar migrants.

    The boy, who has been studying in a primary school in Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Mai, won the national paper airplane contest and was invited to compete in Japan’s Origami Plane Association competition from September 19-20. (More …)

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