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  2. Electricity supply cuts in Kathu By The Phuket News Photo: PEA / file PHUKET: The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) has announced that the electricity supply will be temporarily shut off in parts of Kathu on Tuesday (Apr 23) as work is carried out on improving the distribution system. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096550-electricity-supply-cuts-in-kathu/
  3. Electricity supply cuts in Kathu By The Phuket News Photo: PEA / file PHUKET: The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) has announced that the electricity supply will be temporarily shut off in parts of Kathu on Tuesday (Apr 23) as work is carried out on improving the distribution system. The areas to be affected by the power outage, from 9am to 4:30 pm, include Ket Ho intersection on Wichit Songkram Rd, Anuphas Golf View Village, Soi Mongkhon Mansion, Phuket Country Club, Soi Bang Wad, Soi Muang Chao Fah and Thung Thong Ice Factory. Read more at https://www.thephuketnews.com/electricity-supply-cuts-in-kathu-71175.php#Lm7wX1TIMLm25WpJ.99 -- © Copyright Phuket News 2019-04-23
  4. You're lucky. I dreamed of a shoe box at the bottom of a lake. I had to live in a hole in the road and eat gravel for breakfast.
  5. Sure, they want white folks here. Those that can meet a very minimal financial requirement. The ones living in denial are ex-pats continually blaming all their life problems on the Thais and Thai government. Their denial is sad, but true....
  6. Man arrested after slashing 82 year old woman in Krabi By Kritsada Mueanhawong A man has been caught after slashing an 82 year old woman in Krabi today. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096549-man-arrested-after-slashing-82-year-old-woman-in-krabi/
  7. Man arrested after slashing 82 year old woman in Krabi By Kritsada Mueanhawong A man has been caught after slashing an 82 year old woman in Krabi today. The 52 year old man who is reported to have psychological problems was caught after he used a long knife to slash the 82 year old woman named Wieng Imkasem. Full story: https://thethaiger.com/news/krabi/man-arrested-after-slashing-82-year-old-woman-in-krabi -- © Copyright The Thaiger 2019-04-23
  8. First of all I note the poster to whom I replied has not been able to "back up" his/her claims. Is it not you who claims to have Muslim friends, so why do you constantly vilify 1.5 billion Muslims who cause no harm. It's a tiny minority who are ignorant, cruel violent jihadists breaking all the laws of humanity, even those articulated in the Koran.
  9. Seriously? If they want to make a difference, DON"T FLY. Go somewhere they can reach by bus, train or car ( electric of course ). Stop ruining other countries with your demands for flashpacker accommodation, stop ruining nice beaches with horrid concrete hotels, stop overwhelming fragile ecosystems by walking all over them, stop polluting the atmosphere with jet engines. Even better, stay home and volunteer to work for a charity during your holiday. Finally, stop with the faux concern for the environment, when things like "eco-friendly accommodation" is a charade. Want "eco-friendly accommodation" go live in a cave and cook over a dung fire.
  10. Thanathorn submits clarification on shareholding to EC Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit today reiterated his denial that he had violated the election law by applying to run in the March-24 general election while still holding shares in a media company. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096548-thanathorn-submits-clarification-on-shareholding-to-ec/
  11. Thanathorn submits clarification on shareholding to EC Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit today reiterated his denial that he had violated the election law by applying to run in the March-24 general election while still holding shares in a media company. Lawyers of the party today submitted a letter of clarification about Thanathorn’s share-holding in V Luck Media Company to the Election Commission’s Office. One of the lawyers, Mr. Worawut Butmart, insisted that Thanathorn had fully complied with the law and had transferred all his shares in the media firm on January 8, the morning of his return from campaigning in Buri Ram. Worawut also said that he felt the Election Commission (EC) was trying to wrap up the case before May 9th, not allowing the firebrand Future Forward party leader a chance to defend his case. Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/thanathorn-submits-clarification-on-shareholding-to-ec/ -- © Copyright Thai PBS 2019-04-23
  12. Cups cost money... "F*** the cup, pour it in my hand for a dime"...
  13. Multiple entries on Visa exempt, not a tourist, refused for abusing system, You think Canadian IO would allow foreign nationals to abuse your system as you have done in Thailand? At 59 one would expect a little more common sense
  14. Push for sustainable travel to save the planet By THE NATION Organic farming and hand-picking of tea leaves are becoming popular activities in agro-tourism. AS THE world marked Earth Day yesterday (April 22), digital travel platform Booking.com released findings from its annual sustainable travel report. Research reveals that almost three-quarters (72 per cent) of travellers believe that people need to act now and make sustainable travel choices to save the planet for future generations. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096547-push-for-sustainable-travel-to-save-the-planet/
  15. Push for sustainable travel to save the planet By THE NATION Organic farming and hand-picking of tea leaves are becoming popular activities in agro-tourism. AS THE world marked Earth Day yesterday (April 22), digital travel platform Booking.com released findings from its annual sustainable travel report. Research reveals that almost three-quarters (72 per cent) of travellers believe that people need to act now and make sustainable travel choices to save the planet for future generations. While results were relatively consistent across ages, almost three-quarters (74 per cent) of 46-55 year olds believe most strongly that this is needed, followed by millennials at 71 per cent. The views expressed by travellers across the world are timely, considering the special report that the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued in 2018. The report warned that the world has just over a decade to restrict global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, beyond which the risk of floods, droughts and extreme heat will significantly worsen. Eco-mmodation Consistent with overall intentions to make more sustainable travel choices, sustainable stays are growing in popularity, with almost three-quarters (73 per cent) of global travellers intending to stay at least once in an “eco-friendly” or “green” accommodation when looking at the year ahead. This is the fourth consecutive year that Booking.com research has seen this figure trend up, from 62 per cent in 2016 to 65 per cent in 2017, and 68 per cent in 2018. Additionally, 70 per cent of global travellers say they would be more likely to book an accommodation knowing it was eco-friendly, whether they were looking for a sustainable stay or not. However, when it comes to recognising a sustainable place to stay, almost three-quarters (72 per cent) reported that they were not aware of the existence of eco-labels for vacation accommodations, while well over a third (37 per cent) affirmed that an international standard for identifying eco-friendly accommodation would help encourage them to travel more sustainably. Some 62 per cent would feel better about staying in an accommodation if they knew it had an eco-label. Sustainable struggles Despite the best of intentions, it’s not all plain sailing for would-be green travellers. The report also exposes the common barriers travellers face when making sustainable travel choices: 37 per cent of global respondents agreed that they do not know how to make my travel more sustainable, while 34 per cent agreed that although they do see options to travel more sustainably, other options tend to appeal more. About 36 per cent of the global respondents also said that they cannot afford the extra cost of sustainable travel, and 34 per cent agreed that their agenda constrains them in the sustainable choices they can make. Also, 34 per cent of global respondents agreed that sustainable travel destinations appealed to them less than other destinations, while 50 per cent said that they understand what they can do to travel more sustainably. Travel companies have an important role to play here in the eyes of travellers: 71 per cent of respondents think that travel companies should offer consumers more sustainable travel choices. On the other hand, almost half (46 per cent) of global travellers acknowledge that they find it harder to make sustainable choices while on vacation than in everyday life. Almost a third (31 per cent) admitted their vacation is a special time during which they do not want to think about sustainability. Aspirations to action Research results also indicated that travellers would be more encouraged to travel sustainably if there were economic incentives offered, such as tax breaks, when choosing eco-friendly options (46 per cent). This is closely followed by online booking sites offering a sustainable or eco-friendly filter option (45 per cent). When it comes to in-destination experiences, over half (52 per cent) of global travellers said they now alter behaviours to be more sustainable while travelling, such as walking, riding a bike or hiking whenever possible. Plus, 68 per cent would like the money they spend on travel to go back into the local community. Likewise, almost three-quarters (72 per cent) were seeking authentic experiences that are representative of the local culture, while two in five (41 per cent) request that travel companies offer tips on how to be more sustainable while travelling. As well, 56 per cent of respondents said that if there was an option to offset the carbon footprint on their vacation accommodation, they would do it. “This is the fourth consecutive year that Booking.com has commissioned its sustainable travel report and it’s heartening to see the sustainable travel motivations and intentions amongst travellers, though it’s clear that complex challenges continue to exist when it comes to fully realising these,” said Pepijn Rijvers, senior vice president and head of accommodation at Booking.com. “As a global travel leader, we are continuously looking at ways we can innovate across our platform, from accommodation to experiences and transport, testing different ways to best surface information and support customers in their sustainable travel choices, as well as providing support and investment to foster innovation in the sustainable tourism space through our Booking Booster, Cares Fund and Cares Lab start-up programmes. It’s important that all those in the travel ecosystem, from established companies to startups, destinations, accommodation, transport and attraction providers as well as travellers themselves, come together, as it’s only through collaboration that meaningful change will continue to gain momentum.” SourceL http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/Tourism/30368150 -- © Copyright The Nation 2019-04-23
  16. Pathetic evil pigs. And that is a gross understated description of these two sub-humans.
  17. "Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krau-ngam said negotiations could lead to a lower compensation amount, as the court’s verdict against the Transport Ministry and the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) is regarded as final." Can't see what there is to negotiate... unless the government doesn't have enough spare cash to pay up on time!
  18. 5,000 people out of a population of over 300 million. WOW! If it was carried out in California or NY, I'm sure the result will be completely different from one carried out in Texas.
  19. Big whoop. It's a coffee cup. A cheap, plastic coffee cup. For $5. They already offer a discount to people who bring their own cup.
  20. Why do the trump supporters always site hatred sure I think the guy is a dirt bag but he truly bought that on himsielf just sounds to me like that’s all they got
  21. Woman held for forcing five-year-old daughter into prostitution By The Nation A 28-year-old woman has been arrested in Chachoengsao's Phanom Sarakham district for allegedly selling her five-year-old daughter for sex in exchange for payments of Bt200 to Bt300 each time, provincial police deputy chief Pol Colonel Kriengkrai Boonson told the press on Monday. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096546-chachoengsao-woman-held-for-forcing-five-year-old-daughter-into-prostitution/
  22. Woman held for forcing five-year-old daughter into prostitution By The Nation A 28-year-old woman has been arrested in Chachoengsao's Phanom Sarakham district for allegedly selling her five-year-old daughter for sex in exchange for payments of Bt200 to Bt300 each time, provincial police deputy chief Pol Colonel Kriengkrai Boonson told the press on Monday. The woman and the 52-year-old unnamed customer were arrested and the girl rescued on Sunday evening in an isolated location in Tambon Nong Yao. The man was reportedly using a sex toy on the child in a pick-up truck's cargo bed when police showed up to arrest them, police said. The arrest stemmed from a complaint filed with the Dhamrongtham Centre over alleged child abuse. The mother was charged for procuring a child for prostitution, illegal detention and coercion, while the man was charged for raping a minor under 16 and molesting a minor under 15. Initial police investigation showed that the woman had allegedly prostituted her child for several months before the arrest. The child has been put under the care of the Social Development and Human Security Ministry. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30368165 -- © Copyright The Nation 2019-04-23
  23. Now there’s progress. You acknowledge there are two sides to this.
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