Thailand – Bangkok, Plane Spotting

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Bangkok, Thailand, April 2016. Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport is non-stop action and for visitors on foot with a reliance on public transport nearby Lat Krabang is an ideal location to obtain some landing shots. One station before the airport, Lat Krabang is situated on the extended centreline to Bangkoks landing runway and offers very close views of […]

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SONGKRAN, (Water Festival) Thais New Year

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SONGKRAN, (Water Festival) Thais New Year

Songkran 2016

Khao San Songkran shortened to 2 days to save water

Khao San Road is one of the most popular places in the city to water fight for Songkran. It has amongst the biggest, and wildest, crowds. But this year the party in the backpacker district will be shortened to just two days due to the worst water shortages in 20 years and government requests to save water.

Khao San Songkran will take place on April 13 and 14, between Banglampoo intersection and Kokwua junction from the morning of the 13th until 9pm each evening, according to Pol. Col. Rangsarn Praditapohn, superintendent of the Chanasongkram police station.

Songkran on Khao San is beloved for many reasons but one of them is the joy of seeing locals and tourists playing together with abandon. The shortened celebration means less of that but it’s also a hardship for many of the vendors who depend on making a lot of money during what is usually a three-day event on Khao San.

Piyabutr Jiuramonaikul, president of the Khao San Business Council, said that business owners of Khao San are pleased by the two-day celebration limit. He expects that tourists will use water guns but hopes that people won’t use talcum powder or show too much skin.

In response to the initiative to keep the water festival alcohol-free, he doesn’t expect the authorities to have much luck, especially trying to enforce the initiative on foreign tourists.

Alcohol is a big part of the modern Songkran celebration, and Khao San is one of the locations where people can imbibe heavily. Piyabutr thought that they may be able to cut consumption by 10 percent this year and maybe another 10 percent the following year. He doesn’t expect that they can remove alcohol completely from the celebration.

To keep the area safe, over 150 CCTV cameras will be recording and nine new security gates to keep weapons or alcohol from being brought into the closed streets. 300 police officers will also be patrolling the area 24-hours a day for the two-day celebration, according to Thai PBS.

Source: Coconuts

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Bangkok – Holiday travel: more buses to be put on during New Year period

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Good news for Bangkok residents traveling to the provinces for the holidays: officials announced today they would put on more inter-province buses to accommodate the mass influx of travelers during the New Year period.

The Transport Company said this would serve up to 135,000 people daily during the holiday. It will also offer a 15 percent discount for tickets bought in advance.

Officials also announced cheaper boat fares today, following the drop in diesel price.

Starting today, the fare for the Saen Saeb canal route will be cut by THB1 from the usual price, Marine Department deputy director Nut Jabjai said.

The department had promised to cut the fare for that route once the diesel price dropped below THB21 per liter, which it did on Wednesday when it dropped by 70 datang to THB20.59, Thai PBS reported.

Officials will also consider cutting other boat fares for routes along the Chao Phraya river.

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Anantara Rasananda, Koh Phangan – Thailand

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Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas, Located along beautiful Tong Nai Pan Noi Beach, Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas offers spacious villas and suites with free WiFi, private pool and terrace. It also features a fitness room.

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Suites and villas are elegantly decorated in a modern Thai design. Situated in a garden setting, rooms are fitted with a 32-inch LCD TV with Apple TV, home entertainment system and iPod docking station.

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Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas can help to arrange private boat transfers from Samui airport. Public ferry transfers are also available from Tong Sala Pier.

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Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas can help to arrange private boat transfers from Samui airport. Public ferry transfers are also available from Tong Sala Pier.

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Other amenities include an espresso machine and rain shower. Services such as in-villa massage or dining are available.

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Rasananda’s Bistro @ The Beach offers outdoor dining and serves a blend of local and western food with a seaview. It also has a champagne and wine lounge. Private beach dining is offered.

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#Bangkok Attack ‘linked to Uighur deportations’

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PM dismisses police claim, blames human traffickers for blasts.

THE BANGKOK bombing was the handiwork of an international human-trafficking network seeking retaliation against Thailand for the return of 109 Uighur to China and a crushing crackdown on their underground activities, police said yesterday.

“They got angry. They are from the same gang that attacked the Thai Consulate in Turkey,” national police chief General Somyot Poompanmuang said.

This is the first time that the Thai authorities have directly linked the bomb attack with the deportation of trafficked Uighur.

However Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha rushed to dismiss the police statement saying nobody had claimed responsibility for the bomb. “At this stage, there is no link. I don’t think so. It could be a normal crime and by ordinary human traffickers,” he said.

A team of senior Thai police was heading for Malaysia after reports that three suspects arrested by Malaysian police may have been linked with the Bangkok bombing.

Last month, two explosions rocked the Thai capital. The one on August 17 at the popular Erawan Shrine killed 20 people and wounded more than 100 others. At least five Chinese tourists were killed and many others hospitalised. The other blast on the following day at the Sathorn Pier caused no casualties.

The bombings in the heart of Bangkok shocked the entire nation, as no such attacks had ever taken place on Thai soil. They also hit the economy hard.

‘Deportations in line with law’

Somyot said that the deportation of the 109 Uighur to China was in line with international law, and that Thai authorities had repatriated illegal migrants to their home countries, not just China.

Thai authorities have issued arrest warrants for 12 suspects and are holding two of them at a temporary facility in a military base. Colonel Winthai Suvari, spokesman for the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), defended the choice of the detention location, saying their case was related to national security.

“It is also convenient for investigators who still need to interrogate the suspects and bring witnesses to identify them,” he said.

Deputy National Police chief General Chakthip Chaijinda left for Malaysia along with Special Branch Police chief Lt-General Chaiwat Getvorachai and deputy chief Maj-General Chanthep Sesavej. The team is expected to follow up on reports that the three suspected human smugglers arrested in Malaysia might have had some links to the Bangkok blasts. “Thailand and Malaysia will exchange information,” Somyot said.

Chakthip refused to speak to the media before his departure, other than saying that he “will return on Thursday”. Somyot said Thai authorities were still investigating the whereabouts of Abu Dustar Abdulrahman, or Izan, and the yellow-shirt man – two key suspects wanted for the bomb blasts.

A foreign news agency said a senior official of the Turkish government had recently denied that Izan had entered Turkey after the blasts. “We are investigating the matter,” he said.

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A Metropolitan Police source said one of the three women arrested at an apartment on Sunday had personal ties with a gang that helped the bomb suspects sneak into Thailand.

“We are preparing to seek an arrest warrant for her,” the source said.

This 39-year-old woman had taken the suspected bomber to the apartment rented by two university students and asked for their permission to leave some of his things there. The two students knew nothing about the bomb plot and have been released, the source added.

Police expect the military to transfer the woman to them on Saturday.

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Sheraton Grande Hotel, Sukhumvit #Bangkok

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Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, A Luxury Collection Hotel

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Directly connected to Asok BTS Skytrain Station and just steps from Sukhumvit MRT subway station, the luxurious Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit features award-winning restaurants and 24-hour room service. It also has a tropical outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi access in public areas.

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Featuring 300-thread-count cotton sheets and a walk-in closet, all rooms also include a flat-screen TV and well-stocked minibar. The private bathrooms feature both a bathtub and a shower. Guests receive welcome fruit in the rooms.

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Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, A Luxury Collection Hotel is located across from Terminal 21 Shopping Mall. It is about just over 1.6 km from Emporium Department Store and the Central Chidlom Department Store. The hotel is 3.2 km from luxury shopping at Siam Paragon.

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The Grande Spa provides relaxing massage therapies, and the modern gym has personal trainers and a sauna. Local and international newspapers, as well as a large collection of books, can be enjoyed at The Library.

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Orchid Café serves a full international buffet for breakfast and dinner, and menu options for lunch. Dinner can also be enjoyed at Basil. Other dining options include The Sala, poolside restaurant which serves breakfast during the weekend. The Sunday Jazzy Brunch is served at Orchid Café from 12 pm-3 pm. Live Jazz music is available at The Living Room.

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