Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Suvarnabhumi Airport Quick Facts

Official name

Suvarnabhumi Airport. First Official day of operation was September 28th, 2006. Suvarnabhumi (or sometime spelled Suvarnaphumi) replacing Don Muang Airport as Bangkok International Airport which was in operation for 92 years. The name Suvarnabhumi was chosen by HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej which means "The Golden Land", specifically referring to the continental Indochina. "Golden Peninsula"or "Golden Land" is a traditional name for the Thailand-Cambodia-Laos-Burma region

How is it pronounced

Airport Code

Suvarnabhumi Airport will inherit its IATA airport code BKK from Bangkok Don Muang International Airport.


The airport is located in Racha Thewa in the Bang Phli district of Samut Prakan province, 30 kilometers east of Bangkok. ArchitectsThe airport was designed by Murphy/Jahn Architects


The airport has 2 parallel runways (60 m. wide, 4,000 m. and 3700 m. long) and 2 parallel taxiways to accommodate simultaneous departures and arrivals. It has a total of 120 aircrafts parking bays (51 with contact gates and 69 remote gates) and 5 of these are capable of accommodating the Airbus A380 aircraft. With a capacity of handling 76 flight operations per hour, both international and domestic flights will share the airport terminal but will be assigned to different parts of the concourse. In the initial phase of construction, it will be capable of handling 45 million passengers and 3 million tonnes of cargo per year. Between the airport hotel (Novotel Suvarnabhumi Hotel) and the terminal building are the two 5-storey car park buildings with a combined capacity of 5,000 cars.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Thai Restaurant Review - Good View Bar & Restaurant


Established in 19 January 1996, The Good View has now become one of the most influencial bar restaurant in Chiang Mai. Influential in this context, The Good View has been giving a great example of enjoying Chiang Mai by dining and wining, with good music in a good atmosphere.

The Good View is a restaurant & bar which accompanied by live bands
performing live music for the main entertainment. The concept has never changed but it is always added with new style. In another word, "Updated".

Located in the Chiang Mai's famous entertainment street, the Charoen Raj Rd, the Good View is one of the main focus for the locals and visitors to experience Chiang Mai way of wine and dine.

Wine & dine besides the well known Ping River, The Good View serves a fashionable traditional food and drinks. Also, The Good View serves international Thai cuisine, European cuisine, and Japanese cuisine. With the above wide range of food menus, The Good View also have an extensive selection of wine, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and amazing choices of cocktails.

Designed in contemporary wooden style, The Good View gives an easy atmosphere and semi-formal place to experience Chiang Mai nightlife.

With the same above concept, the Good View has extended its presence by opening another branch in Bangkok and lay it on the shore of the famous Chao Phraya river at the Charoen Krung Rd.

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Sunday, May 14, 2006

Bangkok Feature Hotel - Grand Mecure Bangkok Park Avenue

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Hotel Class: 4 Stars
(Rates from $45)

Conveniently located in a quiet lane just off bustling Sukhumvit Road, the Grand Mercure Park Avenue is a 4 star hotel offering 221 elegantly decorated rooms and restaurants featuring Italian and Thai cuisine. The BTS Phromphong sky train station is 500metres from the hotel, providing easy access to other entertainment areas in the city. For business travellers, the hotel offers easy access to the famous Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre, only 10 minutes drive away. Part of Grand Mercure Brand properties of Accor Hotels.

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The Similan Islands - Divers Paradise


Ko Similan is by far the most beautiful group of dive sites that we have in Thailand and one of the best areas for diving in the entire world. Many people comment that the most fantastic thing about the Similans is that we have two radically different types of environments all rolled together into one destination. Nowhere else in the world will a diver find such diverse topography in such a small area.

The Similan Islands, located about one hundred kilometers northwest of Phuket, are composed of nine granite islands covered in tropical jungle, washed by a clear blue tropical ocean and blessed with some of the world's finest beaches. Similan comes from Malay fisherman who named it "The Nine Islands" (Sembilan is "nine" in Malay) and now the islands are identified by a name–in Thai–and a number; for example, Ko Huyong (Island #1), located at the southern end of the chain or Ko Miang (Island #4) located in the middle. The islands have achieved national park status and thus are fully protected under Thai law. The National Park Authority maintains their presence on two of the islands: Ko Similan (Island #8) the largest, and Ko Miang (Island #4). Recently, the islands have come to the special attention of the Thai Royal Family which further protects them from possible abuse. Currently there is limited accommodation available on the island, but hopefully soon this will be stopped as the island doesn't have the resources to support land-based tourism. There are no resorts on any of the islands and hopefully it will stay this way.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

The Royal Barge Procession

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The Royal Barge Procession to Commemorate the Sixtieth Anniversary of His Majesty's Accession to the Throne

On the occasion of the visit of the Head of States to celebrate the Sixtieth Anniversary of His Majesty's Accession to the Throne, the Royal Thai Navy is organizing a Royal Barge Procession to be performed on 12 June 2006 at 1930. The procession will travel from Wasukri Royal Pier to the Temple of Dawn. His Majesty the King will preside over the performance along with of Head of States from 28 Nations. The Procession will comprise 52 barges: 4 royal barges: Suphannahongse, Anantanagaraj, Narai Songsuban H.M. King Rama IX, and Anekchatbhuchongse. Crew of all the barges were drawn from various departments of the Royal Thai Navy


For more information, please contact Captain Korkiart Pundee, Head, Public Relations Section, the Naval Secretariat Department +66 02 475 4437

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Sunday, May 07, 2006

Thai LifeStyle - Q Bar Night Club

The undisputed heart of this party city, Bangkok Thailand, Q Bar has ushered in a new standard for bars and nightclubs in South East Asia. Located on Sukhumvit Road, Soi 11 Q bar hosts the largest selection of spirits and cocktails in Bangkok. The resident DJ's spin the latest grooves from around the world, such as House music, Hip-hop, chill out lounge, and Soulful Jazz. All packed into a New York lounge style atmosphere. Nightlife in Bangkok will never be the same.

The visually stunning club. With black upholstered walls highlighted by vivid lighting, is accented with retro '50s and '60s swivel chairs and leather sofas on which the likes of Matt Dillon, Oliver Stone, Eric Cantona, and Michelle Yeoh have lounged while soaking up the resident DJ's mix of chill-out and club tunes. Billed as the first New York style cocktail bar in the Thai capital, Q bar attracts an edgy, cosmopolitan crowd.

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Saturday, May 06, 2006

Koh Samui

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May Feature Destination

Koh Samui has more than it's fair share of beautiful beaches, ranging from quiet, laid back beaches with few people and authentic Thai villages to beaches that are busy, with modern resorts with lots of people and attractions. Located fairly close to the port of Nathon, Maenam beach had some of the first bungalows on Koh Samui. Maenam beach is a four kilometer stretch of firm, clean sand and sparkling water. Maenam is located on the north side of Koh Samui, east of Bang Po. The warm water is perfect for swimming, snorkeling, sailing and other water sports. There is an interesting village here with a definite Chinese influence. Lots of wooden shophouses with a Chinese flavor, and even a small Chinese temple! MORE...

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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Grand Mercure Park Avenue Bangkok

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Grand Mercure Fortune Bangkok

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Hotel Class: 3 Stars
(Rates from $63)

The Fortune Hotel rises 26 floors above the city and is annexed to Fortune Town, a major shopping arcade with 500 shops and restaurants opened in 1992. All 406 tastefully furnished bedrooms are equipped with aircon, bath, shower, minibar, personal safe,radio, cable television and in-house movies, IDD phone. The hotel offers 24-hour room service plus a choice of superb Chinese, Japanese and traditional Thai restaurants. An international cuisine buffet is located in the Orient Express coffee shop. One of the Mercure brand properties of Accor Hotel in Thailand

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Saturday, April 15, 2006


November 1 ,2006 – January 31, 2007

In 2006, the Thai nation comes together to celebrate the most auspicious occasions of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 60th Anniversary or the Diamond Jubilee of His Majesty’s Accession to the Throne together with His Majesty’s 80th Birthday Anniversary.

To mark this momentous occasion, “Royal Flora Ratchaphruek” is one of the grand celebrations being hosted by the Royal Thai Government in honor of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX), the ninth ruler of the illustrious Chakri Dynasty and the world’s longest reigning monarch. His Majesty is ‘Father of the Nation’ and ‘Beloved King’ to the Thai people.

Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2006 represents a concerted effort of the Thai people to create one of the world’s most beautiful international horticultural expositions as an expression of deep love and respect for their Beloved King who has won the hearts of Thai people across the Kingdom through His Majesty’s tireless dedication to bringing about a better quality of life of for the Thai people through His Majesty’s gifts in agricultural projects as well as valuable lessons in life.

Through Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2006 -- International Horticultural Exposition for His Majesty the King, the Thai people come together to express their utmost gratitude for His Majesty’s benevolence, care and concern. Time-honored traditions will be observed; only the very finest available will be presented to the ‘Devaraja’ or ‘Divine King’. This will be an exposition that deserves the name “International Horticultural Exposition for His Majesty the King.”

Thailand will be joined by her international friends -- nations with whom Thailand has shared history, cultural, diplomatic and trade ties, many spanning the centuries. Over 30 countries are expected to participate in ‘Gardens for the King’. The International Gardens will feature unique or innovative landscaping and horticultural highlights from the participant’s homeland.

The expo site is situated on 80 hectares of land at the Royal Agricultural Research Center in Mae Hia sub-district, Muang district, Chiang Mai Province in Northern Thailand. Set amidst the lush landscape of the surrounding mountains, the location provides a picture-perfect setting for Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2006.

A one-of-a-kind event, Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2006 is being organized to present to the world the marvels of plants and breeds of over 2,200 species of tropical plants and flowers. 2,500,000 plants in total will be enriching the land and the minds of onlookers.

Presented under the theme of ‘To Express the Love for Humanity’, conceptual designs and layouts of the event have been conceived to function seamlessly with and to complement the remarkable geographical surroundings.

Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2006, one of the world’s finest tropical flower, fruit and plant expositions befitting the name, Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2006 – International Horticultural Exposition for His Majesty the King, will be hosted in the city of Chiang Mai from November 1, 2006 to January 31, 2007.

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Saturday, March 18, 2006

Bangkok Feature Hotel - Grand Mecure Bangkok Park Avenue

Hotel Overview - Grand Mecure Bangkok Park Avenue

Hotel Class: 4 Stars
(Rates from $45

Conveniently located in a quiet lane just off bustling Sukhumvit Road, the Grand Mercure Park Avenue is a 4 star hotel offering 221 elegantly decorated rooms and restaurants featuring Italian and Thai cuisine. The BTS Phromphong sky train station is 500metre s from the hotel, providing easy access to other entertainment areas in the city. For business travellers, the hotel offers easy access to the famous Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre, only 10 minutes drive away. The Itlian Resturant Viva Vino offers fantastic Authentic Wood burning oven Pizza. A Must try if you happend to be in the area!

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Technology Trend - Motorola SLVR L7


If you thought the RAZR V3 was cool, you'll love the latest addition to Motorola's line of super-chic, super powerful phones, the SLVR L7. Packing all the great functionality of the RAZR V3, plus a few more bells and whistles like removable memory, the SLVR L7 adopts a thin, candy-bar form factor that is sure to turn heads. The SLVR L7 also adds support for iTunes, allowing you to play, sort, store and manage your music right on the phone. With long-range Bluetooth, support for video playback, a VGA (640 x 480) camera and a gorgeous color screen it's a must-have phone for those who want to stay on the cutting edge.

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Monday, March 13, 2006

Chiang Mai Hotel - The Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi

Hotel Overview - The Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi

The Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai, is conveniently located in the northern part of Thailand. With meeting room facilities, a grand ballroom able to accommodate up to 400 people, and the very latest technological support, the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi offers an ideal venue for business and social gatherings of every kind. A distinctive feature of the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi is its local market built in the local traditional northern Thai style with a series of shuttered wooden shop-houses providing guests with a unique and comfortable shopping experience. A choice of restaurants and the Oriental Culinary Academy offer guests at the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi a range of exotic dining options. A library with several thousand volumes of books, journals and periodicals related to the region’s art, culture, cuisine and traditions, is also available at the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi. The of 144 well-appointed guest suites, pavilions and villas at the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi offer a range of amenities to ensure a relaxing stay. Recreational facilities at the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi include spa amenities, two outdoor tennis courts, two air-conditioned squash courts, and a state-of-the-art fitness centre.

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Saturday, March 11, 2006

Songkran Festival: Bangkok

This traditional Thai custom of merry-making is the Kingdom's most 'sanuk' (fun-filled) festival, celebrated with tremendous enthusiasm, nation-wide, once a year. In most parts of the country, Songkran extends over a period of 3 days.
Known the world-over for its characteristic tradition of water-throwing ranging from a courteous sprinkle or a polite splash, to harmless water pistols and showers from garden hoses to the well-aimed bucket or water-cannon delivered in a festive spirit. Without a doubt, on the practical side, Songkran is a refreshing solution to "beating the heat" in the hottest season of the year. There is a however a much deeper significance to "Songkran".

Apart from marking a new beginning, Songkran is also a time for thanksgiving. It is an important time for individuals to reflect upon the many acts of kindness and thoughtfulness each has personally experienced and to remember how such acts of generosity and compassion bring peace, happiness and well-being. Songkran is also the time for reunions and family ties are renewed.

At the heart of each Thai custom and tradition, there is always a logical reason for its existence. The festive elements of the celebration, the cultural values, the social code of conduct and individual belief and practices are intertwined. Songkran embodies the traditional Thai cultural values.

The underlying significance of Songkran is the process of cleansing and purification - the purging of all ills, misfortune and evil and starting the New Year afresh with all that is good and pure. Water is symbolic of the cleaning process and signifies purity.

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Sunday, March 05, 2006

Bangkok LifeStyle - Muay Thai

Muaythai History

Muaythai is the devestating "science of 8 limbs" from Thailand developed over 1000's of years.
The exact date of the creation of this fighting art is not known but it is widely believed to be over 2000 years old. Many other martial arts are believed to be this ancient though many of them were only created in the last 100 years (Aikido, Taekwondo, Karate).
Muaythai used to be referred to as Pahuyuth (multi-faceted fighting style) a couple of hundred years ago, but muaythai itself is only a part of the whole Thai fighting system that covers weapons and groundwork which many refer to as Ling-Lom, though this is not the correct name for it. Many people do not know about this "no holds barred" of muaythai and there are very few people that can teach it.

The Thais are a tribal people and have had to defend their country from many invaders throughout their history. It has been developed year by year passing from teacher to student for as long as the Thais can remember. Muaythai is often referred to as the science of eight limbs as it employs not only punching and kicking techniques but elbows and knees as well.
It could be said that Muaythai currently is split into two parts, the ring sport and the martial art. The art side contains many techniques that cannot be performed in a ring with gloves on.

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Technology Trends - Mobile Phones Sony K800i

Get the best picture

With the K800i, it’s hard to take a bad picture. Get the picture you want with BestPic™. The unique thing about this feature is that 4 of the resulting images were shot immediately before the camera key is pressed to complete the shot, and 4 immediately after. Pick the best. Delete the rest.

Enhanced imaging
A built-in xenon flash unit gives you real photographic light where lighting conditions are not optimal and K800i eliminates red eye making sure that the pictures you take are simply the best. A camera stabilizer function compensates any small movement of your hand when you’re taking a picture and shooting video.

Blog this
When you’ve taken a photo, you can share it straight away using Bluetooth™, multimedia messaging or blog it. Take a photo add text and send it to a blog site. The site is created the first time you blog a photo and in return get a text message with the Web address and log in data. Send the address to friends and share your life in pictures.

Take and print
On each side of the 2” QVGA color screen you have photo keys to make using your K800i camera phone easy. For printing, the K800i supports the PictBridge standard. Connect the phone directly to a PictBridge-compliant printer using the USB cable and print your photos without a PC.

3G makes it possible
With proven 3G technology built-in, mobile Web browsing, photo blogging, downloading of multimedia content and video calling become a pleasant experience. Visit real internet sites with the Access NetFront™ browser and subscribe to automatic news updates with RSS Feeds. Multitask with K800i. Be engaged in a call or listen to the music player or FM radio while you search for information on the Web.

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Saturday, March 04, 2006

Thailand LifeStyle - Pattaya Music Festival

Pattaya Music Festival

17-19 March Pattaya Beach, Chonburi

Enjoy your first summer breeze in Pattaya : the entertainment beach, shake your body with dance and hiphop, beat your heart with pop and rock or show dance on the white sand with the beautiful jazz and easy listening. Let Pattaya Music Festival be your wonderful moment in March

Bands and singers featured in this year are Makoto, Ken F4, Baby Vox, Next, Tony and JTL, Pru, Joey Boy & Gancore Club, Ebola, Clash, Blackhead and Armchair. Please note that there is usually the scarcity of accommodation during some festivals such as Loi Krathong and Songkran . In that case, early booking of at least one month before the festival may be required.

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Friday, March 03, 2006

Chiang Mai Hotel - Lanna Palace

Hotel Overview

The Lanna Palace Hotel is the luxury hotel in Chiang Mai. The hotel is located in the center of town only 2-3 minutes from the Night Bazaar and 10 minutes from the airport. All of Lanna Palace Hotel’s 205 comfortable deluxe rooms or suites are fully furnished with modern amenities. Guests can relax at the Lobby Bar or enjoy a romantic evening at the Chinese Restaurant on the top floor of the 14-story Lanna Palace Hotel Chiang Mai. Conference and convention room at the Lanna Palace Hotel Chiang Mai is splendidly decorated and fully equipped for meetings, seminars, reunions and wedding receptions.

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Sunday, February 26, 2006

Thai LifeStyle - Full Moon Party

In the early 90's the Full Moon Party still was somewhat a "secret". One of the hideaways from "mainstream tourism" for the party people and the backpackers. The number of participants were just a small fraction of the massive crowds you will find on Had Rin Nok at full moon nowadays. The atmosphere were naturally more intimate back then, but few remembered how it really started, a couple of friends playing guitar and dancing in front of a tape recorder on the beach, next to a beach fire.

The party people on Samui and Phangan (most of them 20-30 years old) could sit for a week just playing guitar and cards, waiting for the next full moon. Then, most people arrived to Koh Phangan with the regular, rather slow ferry. The smaller and faster speed boats became popular later on. The full moon party people were not that hard to recognize. Batik style shirts and sandals, flip flop style, were common clothing. Dreadlocks or "hippie style" hair as well. As soon as the moon was visible, the party started. Music pumped out from the small sound systems located at the Had Rin restaurants. People danced, danced and danced...

I was in my twenties at this period and these parties was almost the ultimate source of enjoyment at this time. To sit down in the sand, cheering a bucket of mekong whisky, soda and coke in the light of the gigantic round light source in the clear sky. Dancing with new friends and just be one with the moment. I wonder how many thousands of girls and boys who have made new friends from all over the world, under the moon shine at Had Rin Nok.

There also were an illegal side associated with the party. Even though Thai "whiskey" and beer was, and is, the most used "stimulant" by far, some people chooses to use other illegal substances. There is no exaggeration to the fact that some people behaved rather odd, also after the sunrise. For some of these people, it led to a very unexpected ending of their holiday, ending up in the Surat Thani prison after being arrested by a policeman dressed in a hawaii shirt and shorts. Some has even ended in a psychiatric hospital caused by drug related psychosis.

I have not been going to the party for many years now. I guess it would maybe somehow ruin my memories from the past. What makes your day in your youth is not necessarily what will make you happy in your thirties. Or who knows, maybe I will give it a try one day. I will (try to) not mind all party kids laughing...

Text by CT (visit Samui.org for more info...)


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Saturday, February 25, 2006

Kanchanaburi Hotel -Pavillion Rim Kwai Resort

Hotel Overview

In graceful landscaped gardens on the bank of the River Kwai at the centre of the River Kwai valley, the pavillion Rim Kwai Resort is restled half way between Kanchanaburi and the rawan Water fall. A few hours drive from Bangkok, the resort is one of Thailand ‘s most beautiful national parks, close to Kanchaburi town Pavillion Rim Kwai Resort features all 194 well-appointed guest rooms incluting standard, deluxe suites, and private pavilion amidst abundant greenery. Enjoy breath taking views of the surrounding mountains, forest, and river from a private balcony in each room.

Hotel Location :

Located halfway between Kanchanaburi and the Erawan Waterfall, the resort is in one of Thailand's most beautiful national parks yet only minutes from Kanchanaburi Town and a few hours drive from Bangkok.

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Kanchanaburi Hotel - Cumsaed River Kwai Resort Hotel

Hotel Overview

Ensconced on the beautiful landscape of Kanchanaburi, the cumsaed River Kwai Resort offers its hafural charm belying the majestic splendours within. It is conveniently established at the headquarters of the prestigious Kanchanaburi Province, within walking distance of the dazzling River Kwai. The elegant resort features luxurios accommodations including one bedroom and two bedroom villas fully equipped with kitchens, living and dining areas, and more. Experience a various and exhilarating range of activities, indulged guest service, innovative cuisine along with a superior spa that you enjoy the ultimate in a resort destination.

Cumsaed River Kwai Resort is 128 km. from Bangkok and only 19 km. from downtown Kanchanaburi or a mere 20 minutes of pleasant driving on the highway.

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Saturday, February 18, 2006

Bangkok Hotel - The Davis

Hotel Overview - The Davis

The Davis Bangkok, Bangkok's first boutique hotel, is unique in almost every sense of the word. Nearly all rooms are designed with different themes so can offer a guest a different style for each visit. Communication options at the Davis Bangkok comprise a wireless environment through the ground floor (housing the Gallery Cafe and Club 88, our jazz experience), as well as throughout the meeting rooms. Other modern equipment offered for meetings and seminars at the Davis Hotel include unique 'white boards' in each meeting room.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Bangkok LifeStyle - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Book Review - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

A darker book than any in the series thus far with a level of sophistication belying its genre, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince moves the series into murkier waters and marks the arrival of Rowling onto the adult literary scene. While she has long been praised for her cleverness and wit, the strength of Book 6 lies in her subtle development of key characters, as well as her carefully nuanced depiction of a community at war. In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, no one and nothing is safe, including preconceived notions of good and evil and of right and wrong. With each book in her increasingly remarkable series, fans have nervously watched J.K. Rowling raise the stakes; gone are the simple delights of butterbeer and enchanted candy, and days when the worst ailment could be cured by a bite of chocolate. A series that began as a colorful lark full of magic and discovery has become a dark and deadly war zone. But this should not come as a shock to loyal readers. Rowling readied fans with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by killing off popular characters and engaging the young students in battle. Still, there is an unexpected bleakness from the start of Book 6 that casts a mean shadow over Quidditch games, silly flirtations, and mountains of homework. Ready or not, the tremendous ending of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will leave stunned fans wondering what great and terrible events await in Book 7 if this sinister darkness is meant to light the way.

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Sunday, February 12, 2006

Bangkok LifeStyle - Bangkok 100 Rock Festival 2006


The Biggest Rock Festival in southeast asia by 100 Pipers and Matching Entertainment in association with Seed 97.5 FM and Coca Cola (Thailand) Experience The World Class Rock Festival in Bangkok during February 18th and 19thAt Lakeside,Muangthong Thani

Oasis Future Heads
Franz Ferdinand Placebo
Ian Brown Snow Patrol
dEUS Maximo Park
Flure / Ebola / Modern Dog Bodyslam / Big Ass

Venue Lakeside Muangthontani
Location Changwattana Road
Show Date 18th -19th February 2006
Door Open 14.30 hrs.
Show Start 04.30 - 12.00 hrs.

Bangkok Hotel - Grand Hyatt Erawan

Hotel Overview

Grand Hyatt Erawan, Bangkok

Address: 494 Rajdamri Road, Prathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

Located adjacent to the famous Erawan Shrine and centre business district, Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok has redesigned its 387 guestrooms and suites with a contemporary new look, featuring stunning Thai artwork, stylish furnishings and direct broadband Internet access. The hotel also offers authentic cuisine in eight different restaurants, and is conveniently linked to surrounding shopping centres, office towers and Skytrain stations through the Sky Bridge. For special events, themed galas and meetings, the elegant Grand Ballroom accommodates 1,500 persons with six other function rooms, recently refurbished to present a more modern look, for up to 250 persons. In addition, the residence, Bangkok's first residential style multi-functional event facility is open as the new exciting possibilities for important occasions accommodating upto 500 persons.

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Bangkok Hotel - The Oriental

Hotel Overview

The Oriental

Address: 48 Oriental Avenue, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

For over 125 years royalty, heads of state, authors and artists have all followed the legendary Chao Phraya river through the heart of Bangkok to the doors of one of the world's most luxurious hotels - The Oriental.

The Oriental is a favored oasis, voted by leading international publications as one of the finest hotels in the world. Its magnificent location on the banks of the fabled River of Kings and luxuriously appointed rooms and suites provide a stunning and lavish backdrop for the Bangkok International Film Festival.

"If only all hotels could be like this."

Conde Nast Traveler USA, Gold List 2003

Monday, February 06, 2006

Bangkok Hotel - Four Seasons Hotel

Hotel Overview

Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok is centrally located on Rajadamri Road, one of the city's most famous boulevards linking Bangkok's main business, entertainment, and cultural districts with exclusive world-class shopping. The hotel is situated facing a beautiful 18-hole golf course, part of The Royal Bangkok Sports Club, which also includes a horse racing track.
Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok features 340 superbly decorated rooms including 34 suites offering guests the utmost in comfort and luxury. The refurbishment, completed in 1997, includes an addition of rich elegant silks from Jim Thompson, hand-crafted Thai furniture exclusively designed for Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok and unique Thai accents and antiques. Each room or suite is decorated with an exquisite hand-painted silk mural and hand blown glass or hand-crafted northern-Thai style antique lacquer lamps.

2006 Bangkok International Film Festival - Thailand

Now in its fourth year, the 2006 Bangkok International Film Festival (BKKIFF) is proud of our ever-growing popularity throughout the world of cinema. Over the years, we have worked hard to bring an exciting schedule of world-class films, informative workshops and symposiums, special tributes, the Bangkok Film Market (BFM) and, of course, the spectacular special events for which Thailand has become so well known to the viewing public.
Past festivals have featured award-winning films such as Lost in Translation , The Barbarian Invasions , Being Julia , Les Choristes , Born into Brothels , and The Motorcycle Diaries, to name a few. Our special guests over the years have included Jeremy Irons, Michael Douglas, Oliver Stone, Michelle Yeoh, Val Kilmer, Jackie Chan, Colin Farrell and Joel Schumacher as well as many others.

Bangkok Hotel - Majestic Grande Hotel

Hotel Overview

Located in the heart of Bangkok, the Majestic Grande Bangkok combines contemporary decor and state-of-the-art technology with hospitality which is uniquely Thai. The Majestic Grande offers 251 well-equipped guestrooms and friendly service. The business center at the Majestic Grande Bangkok provides all business amenities one would need. Business travelers will enjoy the amenities offered at the Rooftop Executive Lounge and on the Executive Floor. With a choice of restaurants, Majestic Grande offers the most delicious Thai, Asian and international cuisine. In addition, the Majestic Grande also presents ample opportunities for leisure activities and recreation including an exercise in the pool and/or gym and a traditional Thai massage.

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Saturday, January 21, 2006

Katathani Phuket Beach Resort Phuket

Hotel Overview

Located in a secluded cove of Kata Noi Beach, Katathani Beach Resort Phuket is less than 15 kilometers from Promthep Cave and Paton and Kata beaches. Katathani Resort is situated only 50 minutes drive from Phuket International Airport. All 220 ocean-front units at Katathani Resort have stunning views of the sumptuous gardens, pools and the blue Andaman Sea. The spacious suites have been furnished in a graceful modern Thai style, quietly decorated in earth-tones and natural materials. Katathani Resort ‘s three pools offer cool retreats from the tropical sun.

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Sunday, January 08, 2006

Bangkok LifeStyle - Watch Narnia at Siam Paragon

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

During the German air raids of WWII, the four Pevensie children -- Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy -- are sent out of London to take shelter at the country home of eccentric Prof. Digory Kirke, who happens to be the owner of a curious wardrobe. Peering into this wardrobe one day, Lucy finds herself in the snowy land of Narnia, which is mired in never-ending winter thanks to the magic of the evil White Witch, who has proclaimed that it will be always winter but never Christmas in the mystical land. Eventually the other Pevensies find themselves in Narnia, and the four children learn that they alone are the key to breaking the Witch's eternal winter. But while three of them trudge through the snow with some helpful Beavers to join forces with Aslan, the mighty Lion, the fourth takes a more treacherous path and falls in league with the Witch...

Friday, January 06, 2006

Sheraton Grande - Sukhumvit

The Luxury Collection is an assembly of renowned hotels and resorts, each with unique qualities that defy easy description.
At Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, luxury is a cool haven in a city pulsating with the contrast of ancient culture and the relentless pace of progress. A place of elegance and calm from which to experience the culture of Bangkok and the mysteries of the Orient.

Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit offers every facilities the discerning Guest may desire...
A choice of 445 rooms and suites, elegantly appointed in sophisted style. A delightful free-form tropical swimming pool and fully equipped health club... world class restaurants and lively bar.

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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Technology Trends - Mobile Phones

Nokia Mobile Phone

Nokia 6111 Review & User Opinion

Slide open the Nokia 6111 phone for fast and easy access to the menu, applications, browsing, music, pictures, videos and other phone functions. Capture, show, and share pictures and video – all in landscape mode with a 262,144-color display, megapixel camera, 6x digital zoom, and camera flash. When you need to get files from one device to another, the Nokia 6111 phone gives you true versatility with Bluetooth technology, infrared, Pop-Port™, and USB.