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  • Tom 11:26 am on September 5, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , Chakri Naruebet, , cosmetic, females, GPS, , , HTMS Chakri Naruebet, , jellyfish, , Koh Kram, microchip, , , plastic bags, Restaurant, , , 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 8:02 pm on August 30, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , chefs, Conrad Centennial Singapore, dim sum, diners, fusion, Golden Peony, Restaurant, siew mai, tastes, the Conrad, the Conrad Bangkok   

    Mouthfuls of flavour / Liu Restaurant, the Conrad Bangkok 

    Dim sum

    Liu Restaurant, the Conrad Bangkok, is offering diners a special opportunity to sample the dim sum creations of two master chefs from the Golden Peony Restaurant in the Conrad Centennial Singapore.

    Continuing until this Sunday, Chefs Chung Ho Shi and Yiu Kit Lam are joining us from Singapore to present their own style of dim sum, a fusion of tastes, textures and colours, all of which are tiny bite-sized compositions. (More …)

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