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Bangkok – ‘Preserve the charm of Pak Klong Talad’

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Architecture professor says a special committee should be setup to ensure famous Pak Klong Talad market area retains its appeal.

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PAK KLONG TALAD is not just one of Bangkok’s wholesale flower markets but also an area rich in charm and history. Given this, academics have proposed a joint committee be set up for footpath regulations to ensure the attractive aspects of the area stay well-preserved.

Bangkok Metropolitan Admini-stration (BMA) should talk to vendors, who stand to lose business, as well as the land owner or lessees to find a good solution, Silpakorn University Architecture Professor Chatri Prakitnonthakam told the Nation via phone yesterday.

A joint committee should be set up, with academics, vendors, landlords, and city officials, to find the solution that satisfies all parties while improving the landscape and preserving the area’s charm, he said.

There also needs to be moderators to ensure talks go smoothly, who could be from the Siam Museum, which used to carry out research on the Pak Klong Talad area, or university people with a good knowledge of the area, he added.

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Lek-Prapai Viriyahpant Founda-tion historian Sudara Suchaxaya said street vendors were an icon of the Far East and should be preserved as part of the area’s charm. She urged the BMA to do more than clear vendors off footpaths, warning that pushing them out to the road would force them to set up shops that could add costs and drive up the price of |flowers.

She suggested the area should be regulated as a market and each street vendor provided with a stall.

Sudara recalled Pak Klong Talad was first a fish market before turning into a flower market 60 years ago. Back then, flower farmers from the Thon Buri side reached the market by boat and sold local flowers from the roadside. Later the products ranged wider to orchids and many imported flowers.

Previously 1,700 vendors of Pak Klong Talad and the nearby Saphan Phut Bridge were told to move out and relocate to three privately-run sites nearby – Yod Piman Market, Tha Din Daeng Market and Songserm Kankasetthai Market. Many vendors lamented that such markets would charge monthly rent plus an expensive “Pae Jia” membership fee.

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Flower vendor Prapaksorn Ananthamanee, who has sold marigolds at Pak Klong Talad for over 20 years, said the relocation to Yod Piman meant a rental fee of Bt8,000 per square metre a month for eight hours use a day – and time beyond that charged hourly. Her selling of thousands of marigolds would require a bigger space, costing Bt40,000 per month, she said, and a membership fee would be Bt500,000 to Bt1 million.

No rent at Pak Klong Talad and vendors can trade 24 hours

As there was no rent at Pak Klong Talad and trade could be around the clock, she only paid a monthly cleaning fee of Bt300 and sometimes a Bt500 fine to city bylaw enforcers for dirtying the area.

“Moving to the new place, I’d have to hike flower prices to survive. If flowers piled up due to lack of customers, it would affect farmers,” she said.

Meanwhile, farmers growing roses on 3,000 rai in Tak’s Phop Phra district, whose blooms are sold at Pak Klong Talad, also objected to the BMA plan. They said it would deprive them of sales outlets. The new locations proposed could not sufficiently support the vendors, they claimed.

In the meantime, the BMA governor’s chief adviser Wanlop Suwandee led officials to inspect Wat Rakhang Khositaram in Thon Buri yesterday – to ban unauthorised people using space in and around the temple for trade and illegal parking service. Previously, some 52 vendors were told to leave by Monday and move to other places, such as Bang Khun Sri Market or Pata Pinklao mall area.

The BMA has already reclaimed Klong Ong Ang from vendors between Saphan Han to Saphan Lek and regulated areas in Klong Thom and Tha Chang to Tha Phrachan. Talks on Monday between BMA officials and Pak Klong Talad vendor |representatives failed to come up with a solution, but were continuing as of press time last night.

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Source: The Nation

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Light of Happiness: Doubts emerge over Bangkok’s THB40 million light installation

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The Office of the Auditor General of Thailand is investigating Bangkok’s THB40 million “Light of Happiness” light installation after it was widely criticized by the public.

The three-dimensional light exhibition in front of City Hall, which consists of five million light bulbs, will shine bright in Bangkok from Dec. 30 to Jan. 31 as the government’s New Year gift to citizens and tourists.

But Auditor-General Phisit Leelavachiropas said the City Administration used emergency budget for the project, which was unnecessary as the installation had been planned months in advance.

Phisit also pointed out that the procurement of supplies for the project was done even before the City Administration announced the winner of the bidding for the project, reported Thai PBS.

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Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra posted photos of the light installation on his Facebook as the public questioned if the pretty lights were really worth the money.

“Excuse me. Could you spare some budget and fix some surveillance cameras? Citizens are in trouble. When there’s a crime, you can never catch the criminal,” the top comment said.

“Please show us the receipt from the contractor,” another comment said.

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Asia commemorates tsunami of 11 years ago

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In Southeast Asia was Saturday commemorated the 2004 tsunami. The tsunami that followed a massive earthquake in the Indian Ocean cost in that year to about 230 000 lives. Most people died in Indonesia, where the memorial according to media is primarily used to draw attention to measures to ensure that such a disaster does not have to take place once. With the commemorations and processions the inhabitants of the affected areas are hoping to keep up the momentum in improving safety measures. In Sri Lanka, where some 40,000 people were killed by the tsunami, the disaster is commemorated with two minutes of silence.

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Thailand and other nations in and around the Indian Ocean held memorial services yesterday on the 11th anniversary of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami that killed about 230,000 people.

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The southern provinces of Phuket and Krabi held religious rituals to make merit for the deceased and to remember those who were lost, as well as the heroes who rescued others. Similar activities were held in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and elsewhere in and around the Indian Ocean where the tidal waves reaped death and destruction, as far away as coastal Africa.

A total of about 230,000 people died from the December 26, 2004 tsunamis, one of the deadliest natural disasters on record.

Phuket Governor Chamroen Tipayapongtada led officials in white and members of the public offering alms to 26 Buddhist monks at the city hall yesterday morning, while Laem Phet monastery near Patong Beach hosted a Buddhist merit-making event.

An Islamic ritual was also held at Bang Tao Beach in Tambon Cherng Thalae.

At the Mai Khao tsunami memorial cemetery, the “Eleven Year in Memory of Tsunami” event was held with a ceremony for Buddhists, plus Christians and Muslims. It was attended by the relatives of victims, officials and representatives from various embassies.

At the tsunami memorial stone area behind Sunwing Hotel, the Phuket Longstay mid and advanced Aged Japanese Association (PLAJA) hosted a tsunami anniversary event and a religious ritual in which three Japanese monks prayed for the deceased and missing in the disaster. In the evening, a tsunami anniversary exhibition, a mourning ceremony, a Christian ritual and a Buddhist teaching were due to be held at Patong.

Similar events were held in Krabi, while those who survived the deadly waves said they still could not forget the drama.

Krabi governor Pinit Boonler hosted the ceremonies for three faiths on Koh Phi Phi yesterday, during which divers also went underwater to lay wreaths at the undersea memorial at Ao Ton Sai.

Bee-ah Changreu, 58, who came to remember her friend and relatives who lost their lives in the waves said she still had the horror of tsunami – with bodies lying on beaches – vivid in her mind as she was also on Koh Phi Phi when the disaster occurred.

Ranong province did not host a tsunami anniversary service yesterday. Officials opted instead for a campaign for public knowledge on how people can protect themselves and survive disasters in the future. Provincial governor Suriyan Kanchanasil said related agencies would soon survey evacuation routes and re-arrange them, as well as fix disaster warning towers to be ready for use, to boost public confidence.

But several people still showed up at memorial sites in Ranong to lay flowers in memory of the deceased.

On December 26, 2004, the 9.1-magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami that hit coastal communities across the Indian Ocean. The waves hit six provinces on the Andaman coast – Krabi, Phang Nga, Phuket, Ranong, Satun and Trang. It left at least 5,400 people dead and 2,800 missing.

Residents in Aceh held services yesterday also in memory at least 165,000 people killed in Indonesia’s westernmost province.

“We can never forget this day. It brings us a lot of pain. My heart sinks as I think of my son,” 42-year-old resident Anjammal Thangadurai said. She lost her 5-year old son in the tragedy.

Sources: AD.nl & The Nation

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Thailand – Breaking records: 30 million visited Thailand this year

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Tourists walk pass a cut-out cardboard figure of a tourist policeman along Khao San Road in Bangkok.

Authorities want to figure out how to get tourists to stay longer and spend more money

It may have made its name as the ultimate backpacker destination but Thailand hopes to attract a more well-heeled kind of traveller in the future, its tourism minister said today, as the kingdom announced record arrivals for 2015.

The vital tourism industry remains one of the few economic brightspots following a year in which the junta-led government has struggled to kickstart the kingdom’s stumbling economy.

By the end of the year Thailand will have received more than 29.6 million foreign visitors, Minister for Tourism and Sports Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul told reporters.

“Our goal is to focus on quality and how to make tourists stay longer and spend more money,” Kobkarn said, adding officials would target women, luxury holiday makers and sports tourism.

This year’s tourist arrivals are a significant jump from the 24.8 million who visited in 2014 – when the country was wracked by months of debilitating street protests and a military coup – and 26.5 million in 2013.

“Revenue from the tourism industry accounted for 14.5 percent of our GDP,” Kobkarn said.

After years of largely impressive economic expansion during the 1990s and 2000s, Thailand’s growth has significantly slowed, leading some to dub it the sick man of Southeast Asia.

Thailand’s planning agency expects this year’s growth to be between 2.7 and 3.2 percent, an improvement on last year’s negligible expansion but still one of the poorest performing economies in Southeast Asia.

Some independent economists have suggested growth could be as low as 2.5 percent.

Army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha seized power in May 2014, ousting a democratically elected government that he accused of being corrupt and running costly populist policies.

But his vow to kickstart growth has largely fallen flat.

The country’s key agricultural sectors – including rice and rubber – have struggled with falling global prices, curbing the amount of crops produced and taking money out of Thais’ pockets.

The country also remains one of Southeast Asia’s most indebted economies, denting consumer confidence.

In a recent note to clients Capital Economics said Thailand’s tourism industry had weathered a deadly bomb attack in Bangkok in August that appeared to target ethnic Chinese tourists.

“In 2015 we estimate that tourism will contribute 2 percentage points to GDP growth. Without this boost, the economy would hardly have expanded at all,” Asia economist Krystal Tan wrote.

However Tan warned that there was “almost no chance” of 2016 matching this year’s figures, citing capacity constraints – particularly at Thailand’s already hard-pressed airports.

Tourism minister Kobkarn said she hoped Thailand could attract 32 million visitors in 2016.

Source: Coconuts.com

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