Thai police arrested suspects after serial bombings

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Thai police arrested suspects after serial bombings

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After the series of bombings and arson attacks last month in tourist areas in the south of Thailand (Trang, Hua Hin, Surat Thani, Phangnga, Phuket), is the first suspect arrested. Reported Theerasawat Suchart, deputy chief of the national police.

On 11 and 12 August exploded eleven bombs within 24 hours, mainly in tourist resorts in Hua Hin and Phuket. While four were killed and dozens injured, including four Dutch people.

When we warning about the safety in Thailand, after so many requires from scary customers, we post this on Google #LocalGuides, but @CorrieD  #+Corrie Davidson moderator on Google see our post warnings only as #Spam and we get unexpected blocked.
Her answer was clear, my postings has no value and was spam.

How we can explain such bullshit to the public and our very scary customers ???

Happily the police make progress and arrest the first suspects.

Read more on: Bangkok Post / The Nation

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Thai government to use Pokémon Go craze to boost tourism


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The Ministry of Tourism and Sports plans to promote the country’s tourist spots with the popular smartphone game Pokémon Go.

Since the augmented reality game requires players to walk around real-life places to capture the digital monsters on their screen and level up, why not use it to encourage tourists to come catch some Pokémons in Thailand?

In the ministry’s initial plan, twelve cities in Thailand have been selected as must-see tourist sites. The selected cities are aligned with the Ministry’s own Tourism Gateway campaign.

They expect Thailand’s tourism revenue could increase by 15 percent with the launch of Pokémon Go Thailand, reported National News Bureau of Thailand.

However, reports of accidents and crimes associated with users of the game have made it a controversy. This has led to a ban in several countries.

Addressing this issues, the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Pongpanu Sawetaroon said that authorities involved in the project have a list of protocols and policies in place to ensure the highest degree of safety and convenience for tourists as the game is expected to kick off in September.

The Ministry is now making preparation for their negotiation with the telecom company True Corporation, who will own the exclusive right to Pokémon Go in Thailand. This will be done in order for both parties to decide on an appropriate course of action, reported Thai PBS.

In the negotiation, True will be expected to come up with safety measures for users of the game. Pongpanu was quoted as saying that he did not want a repeat of the incident where two men walked off a cliff while playing Pokémon Go in California.

Source: Coconuts.co

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Close to the big Roads / BTS (skytrain) and Shopping Malls.

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Songkran, Water-Festival, Thai New Year

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Thailand celebrate Songkran (Water Festival) Thai New Year, 13 until 15 April (Every year)

Special is that everybody celebrate.
You see business people and fralangs, (foreigners) the normally walk in a suit with a tie also playing with water like kids.
You really get wet, when you walk on the streets.
Protect your belongings, like your mobile en wallet in a plastic big.
In all supermarkets you can buy special Songkran-Bags, and hanging these on your neck.

The big places like Khao San Road (Backpacker area) Sukhumvit (Nana) and Patpong in Bangkok. People come celebrate from all over the world.
Also Chiang Mai is a great place to see and celebrate.

Songkran 2016

With the low water in the river (Chao phraya) the premier in Thailand want cut the Songkran days in 2 days. (13 and 14 April) But all know before nobody goes listen, and play with water anyway.

We wish you very nice holidays and stay safe.
Not get angry when you get wet.

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Five Star Hotel cheapest in Kuala Lumpur

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Many people like some luxury when they are on vacation, but would prefer not to much money to spend. We have therefore put together a list of which cities you average the least and the most paid for a five star hotel.

The lowest price paid for a five star hotel is in the Malaysian Kuala Lumpur, only € 96 per night. Also in Istanbul (Turkey) and Warsaw (Poland) was to pay a five star Hotel. There payed travelers average 105 euros and 124 euros per night, and examined by Hotels.com.

In the list of cities where people most paid for a five-star accommodation come remarkably many European destinations. The Italian Venice tops the list with € 408 per night in a five star hotel, followed by Paris (373 euros) and London (337 euros). In Amsterdam, tourists advantageous with an average price of € 246.

Lowest average price for a night in a five star hotel in popular destinations, paid by European travelers in 2015:

€ 96 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

€105 Istanbul, Turkey

€124 Warsaw, Poland

€139 Bangkok, Thailand

€144 Berlin, Germany

€148 Brussels, Belgium

€150 Marrakech, Morocco

€152 Budapest, Hungary

€153 Prague, Czech Republic

€153 Athens, Greece

€153, Madrid, Spain

Highest average price for a night in a five star hotel in popular destinations, paid by European travelers in 2015:

€408 Venice, Italy

€373 Paris, France

€337 London, England

€329 New York, America

€319 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

€316 Ibiza, Spain

€297 Cape Town, South Africa

€268 Barcelona, Spain

€268 Rome, Italy

€266 Singapore, Singapore

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Disneyland Shanghai

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For the Disney Fans: Shanghai opened over a small three months the doors of a new Disney park. Wondering how it will look like? We have the first pictures!

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On the photographs that can be seen are made from the air, the to build Disneyland Shanghai is nearing completion after more than five years.

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The amusement park has like all other Disney-parks the castle of Sleeping Beauty, but also Star Wars rides, a roller coaster and a special Pirates of the Caribbean island.

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Shanghai Disneyland will open on June 16. The first tickets for the theme park last Monday went on sale. Tickets to the park are not cheap. A ticket will cost in the high season $ 77. For children will be $ 58.

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Chinese Spring Lantern Festival

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The Spring Lantern Festival falls on the 15th day of the first lunar month.
In the fifteen days following of the Chinese New Year, China will celebrate the Spring Festival. People flock to parks to behold dragon dance and Chinese opera. And that goes cheerful and colorful.

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Love likes to have the final word, and on the last day of Chinese New Year celebrations, couples spend time together on what’s informally known as ‘Chinese Valentine’s Day.

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Hong Kong is a beautiful sight during this event, when colorful lanterns are hung in parks, flower markets and restaurants.

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The Lantern Festival of 2016 falls on February 22. There is no holiday for this traditional festival.

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Falling on the 15th day of the first lunar month, Lantern Festival is the first significant feast after Spring Festival, so called because the most important activity during the night of the event is watching various wonderful Chinese lanterns.
And because every household eats yuanxiao (a rice ball stuffed with different fillings) on that day, it is called Yuan Xiao Festival. For its rich and colorful activities, it is regarded as the most recreational among all the Chinese festivals and a day for appreciating the bright full moon, and family reunion.

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With a history of over 2,000 years, various traditional customs and activities are held during Lantern Festival that appeal to people of different ages, including watching lanterns and fireworks, guessing lantern riddles, performing folk dances, and eating yuanxiao.

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During the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD), Buddhism flourished in China. So in order to popularize Buddhism, one of the emperors gave an order to light lanterns in the imperial palace to worship and show respect for Buddha on the 15th day of the first lunar month. During the Tang (618 – 907), Song (960 – 1279), Ming (1368 – 1644) and Qing (1644 – 1911) dynasties, lighting lanterns became a tradition for Chinese people.

Today, when the festival comes, red lanterns can be seen in the street, in each house, and store. In the parks, lanterns of various shapes and types attract countless visitors. Visitors marvel that various lanterns so vividly demonstrate traditional Chinese folklore.

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Beginning from the Song Dynasty (960 – 1279), guessing riddles is regarded as an indispensable part of the Lantern Festival. People write all kinds of riddles on pieces of paper, and paste them on colorful lanterns to let visitors guess. If one has an answer to a riddle, he can pull the paper to let organizers verify the answer. Gifts are presented to the people who get the right answers.

Because this intellectual activity is exciting, people from all walks of life enjoy it.

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