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  • Tom 9:28 pm on December 1, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , , City of Angels, credit, , , , , , , historic, , , street, Surin, , , , , , 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 1:23 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , Arts and Crafts Center, , , , , , , , , Surin, , 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 3:52 pm on September 12, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: boxer, , , Buakao Paw Pramuk, , , , , , K-1, model, , Nak Muay, Surin, , Thai boxers,   

    Thai boxer Buakao Paw Pramuk catapulted into international limelight 

    Buakao Paw Pramuk

    Buakao Paw Pramuk

    Buakao Paw Pramuk is sweating, and even bleeding from time to time, because a fight with a Japanese boxer is approaching.

    Buakao grew up in the northeastern province of Surin on the Thai-Cambodian border. Thai boxing became a part of his life when he was eight years old. At the age of 15, the young man decided to leave his hometown in search of stardom. (More …)

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