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Get Well Soon(er) in Krabi!

Both expats and Thai locals alike, often make a trip to Bangkok if they require extensive medical treatment or a major operation. Although many Thai provinces boast world-class hospitals, the medical centres in Bangkok enjoy a particularly good reputation, at home and even abroad. The standard of medical care is so high in fact, that many so-called ëmedical touristsí flock to Bangkokís hospitals from around the world, and especially countries such as the United States where the cost of similar treatment at home can be prohibitively high.

Tourists who come to Bangkok for their medical care often intend to kill two birds with one stone. They want to benefit from the high quality treatment in state-of-the-art medical facilities, followed up by an exotic holiday to help set them on the road to recovery. Although Bangkok may be the destination of choice for an operation, many patients prefer to recuperate in a far more relaxed environment afterwards. Continue reading Get Well Soon(er) in Krabi!

Ton Company in Krabi, Thailand offers valuable property investments and property management

The Ton Company in Krabi, Thailand is an independent architectural, development and general building contractor firm that offers valuable property investments to those wanting to own luxury holiday villas. Established in 2000, the company works with a team of in-house experts to create vacation villas for private ownership and/or rental. Continue reading Ton Company in Krabi, Thailand offers valuable property investments and property management

Visit the Khlong Thom Museum and learn about the Southern Silk Route Through Krabi, Thailand

The Khlong Thom Museum is home to a number of artifacts unearthed in nearby areas that prove the existence of the Southern Silk Route through Krabi, Thailand. Most of the artifacts tell Khlong Thom’s story of when it was a major port, trading and manufacturing center. The relics include Roman glass and stone beads, pieces of pottery, official seals, ship fragments, and tools and utensils dating from the second through the 7th century. Continue reading Visit the Khlong Thom Museum and learn about the Southern Silk Route Through Krabi, Thailand

New laws regulating sale of alcohol effective immediately in Thailand

New laws regulating the sale of alcohol in Thailand is effective immediately. The Prime Minister’s Office made the announcement on January 24 that alcoholic beverages can only be sold from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. daily. Mr. Samarn Futrakun, Director General of the Office of the Alcohol Control Committee stated that the total amount of hours in a day that alcohol can be purchased is capped at 10 hours. Continue reading New laws regulating sale of alcohol effective immediately in Thailand

English language newspapers and magazines in Krabi, Thailand

Whenever you travel abroad, it’s always nice to be able to read a newspaper or magazine in your own language. You won’t have any problem when visiting Krabi, Thailand, as there are several English language newspapers and magazines available there. You can find them in bars, pubs, tourist-shopping areas, and bookstores. Some are free of charge. You can also access free and subscription publications online. Continue reading English language newspapers and magazines in Krabi, Thailand

Travel to historic Kanchanaburi, Thailand: Inspiration for the movie “Bridge on the River Kwai”

When visiting Thailand it is highly recommended that you travel to Kanchanaburi, the location that was the inspiration for the iconic movie “Bridge on the River Kwai”. The tragic story associated with the bridge is an internationally important historical landmark. The bridge, also known as “The Death Bridge”, is still in use today and is located in Kanchanaburi west of Bangkok, close to the Myanmar border. Continue reading Travel to historic Kanchanaburi, Thailand: Inspiration for the movie “Bridge on the River Kwai”

The significance of rice in Thailand

In Thailand, as in other Asian countries, rice plays a significant role in the country’s identity. Rice (khao) is not simply food. It represents an entire culture. There are historical, social, agricultural, economic and spiritual roots attached to this tiny grain. In Thailand, the day begins with “morning rice” and ends with “evening rice”. Continue reading The significance of rice in Thailand

Discover delicious and exciting food tours in Bangkok, Thailand

Visitors may think it a bit strange to take a food tour in Bangkok, Thailand. However, it is actually a very good idea, especially for first-timers who don’t know their way around the city. The tours provide a safe way to travel, touch on the major food venues, allow for interaction with people from around the world and with locals, and fills the stomach with wonderful food. Continue reading Discover delicious and exciting food tours in Bangkok, Thailand