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Chiang Mai, Thailand

Pattaya- Danish Man Attacked By RUSSIAN Teenagers

Via: Pattaya Daily News

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Lt. Col. Phattharasa Dechphakkul (Investigation officer of Pattaya city police station, Chonburi province) was notified that there was a foreign man who had been assaulted by 2 Russians using knives, severely injuring him. The incident occurred at the public park in front of the Royal Cliff hotel on Phra Tamnak hill so he coordinated with the rescuers to take the injured victim to Pattaya Memorial hospital.

When the police arrived at an emergency room at Pattaya Memorial hospital they found the injured foreign man a Mr. Vasiliy Klausen, aged 25, Danish nationality who had sustained  severe wounds of being hacked by a sharp object to his left arm and right chest. Upon questioning the injured man the officers perceived that the trouble makers were 2 Russian men that assaulted and used the knives to attack Mr. Vasiliy severely injuring him before fleeing the scene.

Then police then went to the incident point at the public park on Phra Tamnak hill but only found traces of blood and from questioning the local people in the nearby area there nobody knew about the incident so the officers inspected the CCTV near the area but it was out of order.  However, the police will investigate the injured victim again after he recovers.

http://www.pattayadailynews.com/en/2014/01/31/danish-man-attacked-by-russian-teenagers/

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HAPPY HOLIDAY!

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January 31, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chiang Mai – Bikini Girl on Moat Wall called a Disgrace

Via: Chiang Mai – City News

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On 27th January at 10 a.m. a non-Thai female aged around 25 – 30 years old wearing only a white bikini posed for a foreign male photographer on the moat wall, at the Hua Lin Corner. Many people passing by stopped and criticized the pair for disrespecting a sacred place.

A Facebook user named ‘Dancezone Thailand’ wrote on his wall: “I just saw a foreign woman wearing a bikini at Hua Lin Corner. I stopped the car and argued with them until they stopped shooting. I was ready for a fight! Hahaha. Many people stopped to see us fight.”

According to people on social media the couple argued back saying that the wall was not a temple so why shouldn’t they shoot, but they left anyway.

http://www.chiangmaicitynews.com/news.php?id=3085

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Related Post:

‘English Girls Walking Around a Temple in Bikinis”

https://seattle99.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/chiang-mai-english-girls-walking-around-a-temple-in-bikinis/

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personal thought:

It might be my imagination, but it seems like we’ve had an abudandance of ‘stupid-ass’ tourists this high-season.

I wish they’d go home!

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January 28, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Thailand – ‘Photo of the Day’ by Suwanmonkol

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See more wonderful photos by Suwanmongkol, HERE:

http://www.suwanmongkol.com/gallery_landscapes_new.php

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It truly is, the ‘Land of Smiles’.

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January 26, 2014 Posted by | Thai Smiles | , , | 1 Comment

Bangkok – Coldest Day in 30 years!

Via: Bangkok

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Something is wrong in the Thai capital. Did you feel an unfamiliar impulse to reach for a sweater this morning? Is that little film of sweat missing from your upper lip?

Yeah, our Viking friends from Niflheim will disagree, but we can only describe today’s weather as cold.

The people who keep track of such things agree, declaring today to be the nation’s coldest in 30 years.

“Bangkok hit its coldest record in 30 years Thursday morning when the temperature fell to 15.6 Celsius (60Fahrenheit!),” said Songkram Aksorn, Deputy Director General of the Thai Meteorological Department.

After several years of cool seasons that were anything but mild, this year’s cool season – commonly called the “only-kind-of-hot season” – has lasted for almost three months.

In the kingdom’s northern and northeastern climes, where it gets genuinely cold, 63 people have died, though most were ill already. That’s more than twice the fatalities of last year.

Anti-government protest leaders shrug off the relative cold in a city where the slightest dip sends Bangkokians scrambling for fur-lined coats for their pets and selves.

“It’s been cold but not freezing, and Thai people generally enjoy cool weather the same way Westerners enjoy sunny skies,” said Akanat Promphan, protest spokesman.

The cold weather results from a northern cold front which has also affected Thailand’s rice crop, The Nation reported.

http://bangkok.coconuts.co/2014/01/23/winter-has-come-bangkok-today-coldest-30-years

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personal thought:

The anti-government protestors want to shut Bangkok down. Well I suggest, +/- 1o centimetres of SNOW, would work!

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January 24, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Chiang Mai expands airport

Via: Bangkok Post

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The northern city’s airport is embarking on an upgrade to cope with surging traffic demand, particularly from China, whose citizens have been flocking to the northern Thai city.

The upgrade, estimated to cost just over 100 million baht, includes adding an eighth apron for large aircraft, expanding the international arrival hall and domestic departure hall, improving toilets and creating an OTOP centere.

The work is expected to be carried out this year as the airport plans to de-bottleneck its facility to deal with rising passenger and aircraft traffic, said Lukchai Chaleoyprach, the airport’s general manager.

The airport also plans to extend its operating hours around the clock, up from 6am to midnight now, especially to accommodate charter flights to and from China after midnight, starting in April.

The airport also plans to extend its operating hours around the clock, up from 6am to midnight now, especially to accommodate charter flights to and from China after midnight, starting in April.

The airport also plans to extend its operating hours around the clock, up from 6am to midnight now, especially to accommodate charter flights to and from China after midnight, starting in April.

Eight airlines operate domestic flights through Chiang Mai with 14 routes, and 19 carriers have international flights through the city with 18 routes. Chiang Mai airport is connected with Chinese cities on 10 routes.

The current upgrade is meant to address specific constraints that emerge during peak hours. After the upgrade, the international arrival hall’s space will be increased to 3,000 square metres from 1,000while the domestic departure hall will jump to 3,500 sq m from 1,000 sq m.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/aviation/390987/chiang-mai-expands-airport

January 23, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 1 Comment

Bangkok – Tension mounts after blast wounds 36 protesters

Via: Reuters

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An explosive device tossed at anti-government protesters wounded 36 in central Bangkok on Friday and tension rippled through the Thai capital after several days of relative calm that had suggested the movement was running out of steam.

Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban blamed the government for the attack and said it would not dent the morale of thousands who on Monday stepped up a two-month agitation, bringing parts of Bangkok to a standstill and occupying ministries.

“The explosion was the government’s doing,” Suthep said at a rally later on the edge of the capital’s Lumpini Park. “We are not afraid and we will fight on.”

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/17/us-thailand-protest-idUSBREA0G09520140117

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HAPPY HOLIDAY!

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January 18, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Chiang Mai – English girls walking around a temple in bikinis

Via: Living Thai

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This afternoon police in Chiang Mai were called to Wat Phra Sing in the center of Chiang Mai that there were 3 foriegn girls walking around the temple dressed in nothing but bikinis.

The police escorted 2 of the girls to a shop so they could buy some clothes to cover up.

The girls were given a warning and allowed to leave.

http://www.livingthai.org/english-girls-walking-naked-around-a-temple-in-chiang-mai.html

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January 15, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Thailand – Protesters Move to Shut Down Bangkok

Via: New York Times

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Antigovernment protesters seeking to block next month’s elections took over major roads in Bangkok on Sunday as they began their campaign to shut down the city.

In this vast metropolis of well over 10 million people, the protesters were unlikely to paralyze all movement and commerce. But they vowed that by Monday morning they would close busy intersections, make major government offices inaccessible and besiege the homes of top officials in the administration of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, whose party is likely to win the general elections if they are held on Feb. 2.

“We have to shut down Bangkok,” said Ratchanee Saengarun, a protester who stood in the middle of an intersection in the city. “This is our last resort.”

By late Sunday, protesters had blocked a number of roads with double-decker buses and sandbags, and had diverted traffic.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/13/world/asia/protests-thailand.html?_r=0

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HAPPY HOLIDAY!

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January 13, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Bangkok – US Embassy advises citizens to stockpile: cash, food and medicine

A Thai fashion college student conducts a photo shoot with soldiers keeping guard near the Government House in Bangkok

As political tensions are set to reach breaking point in Bangkok this coming week, the US Embassy is now advising American nationals in the capital to make sure they stock up on some much needed essentials, including cash, food, ‘dates’ (See photo), and medicine.

“We advise you to plan ahead. It is prudent to ensure you have a week’s supply of cash, keep your mobile communications devices charged, and stock a two week supply of essential items such as food, water, and medicine.”

Below is the official release in full from the US Embassy in Bangkok dated January 10, 2014.

http://bangkok.usembassy.gov/011014securitymessage.html

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NOTE: Protests are expected to occur elsewhere in Thailand, including near Chiang Mai University scheduled for Sunday afternoon, January 12.

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January 11, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 2 Comments

Jomtien – Elderly German Man Robbed Of 50,000 THB ($1,500 USD)

Via: Pattaya Daily News

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At 4.00 a.m. Pol. Capt. Witsanu Chaisuwan (Deputy Inspector of Pattaya city police station, Chonburi province) was notified from bystanders that they found a foreign man who had been attacked who asked them for assistance near Boonkanjanaram temple, Jomtien second road, Moo 12 Tambon Nong Prue, Amphur Banglamung, Chonburi province. So he rushed to inspect scene together with a police team.

At the incident the officers found foreign man a Mr. Franz Eibl, aged 75, German nationality; he had a swollen face a broken nose and black eyes. Therefore, the officers coordinate with the rescuers to perform first aid. From questioning Mr. Franz Eibl he said that while he was walking back home suddenly there was a pickup which cut in front of him and a group of men got out of the pickup truck and beat him unconscious but when he woke up he found that 1,000 Euros was missing.

From questioning bystanders they said that Mr. Franz Eibl was sitting leisurely in front of the market then he lost control while walking up some stairs and fell down the stairs injuring himself so they assisted him by performing first aid. Afterwards, Mr. Franz Eibl took the police to inspect the area where he was assaulted. From inspecting the scene there was no CCTV, however, the officers will inspect and question the bystanders again in order to find out what really happened.

http://www.pattayadailynews.com/en/2014/01/09/elderly-german-man-robbed-of-50000-thb/

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January 10, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment