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Businesses want normalcy restored fast in Bangkok

April 9th, 2010 · No Comments

By GREG LOWE IN BANGKOK THE Thai government’s declaration of a state of emergency in Bangkok and surrounding provinces will not significantly affect investor confidence in the country, says Thailand Trade Representative president Kiat Sittheeamorn. The business community supports the government’s efforts to clear so-called Red-Shirt anti- government protesters from their rally point at Ratchaprasong […]

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Colin Mason – A Short History of Asia review

April 7th, 2008 · No Comments

It is folly to talk of Asia as if it was a unified entity. It is home to more than half the world’s population and comprises some 53 countries. However, the continent today does suffer from a “certain commonality of problems”, according to Colin Mason author of A Short History of Asia. Underdevelopment, poverty, disease, […]

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Jerry Hopkins – Thailand Confidential

March 31st, 2008 · No Comments

It’s hard to deny Thailand’s intrinsic charm has made it one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. The kingdom’s magnetism pulls in more than 10 million visitors each year, with white westerners, aka farangs, making up a third of this figure with an average of around 10,000 arriving each day. Along with the flow […]

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Things to do in Hua Hin

March 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

In Thailand’s seaside town of Hua Hin, there are several great places to visit if you don’t want to sit on the beach all day. Greg Lowe gives a tour of Hua Hin’s other attractions. With a legacy dating back to the reign of King Rama III, Hua Hin started off as a seaside village […]

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Things to do in Pattaya

March 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Pattaya is notorious as a sleaze and sand sort of place, but the city is starting to move upmarket and there are several interesting sights around the city. Greg Lowe goes in search of the other side of Pattaya. ‘Cultural’ and ‘Pattaya’ are words not normally used in the same sentence. The latter more often […]

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