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. Check Rates Pattaya Hotel

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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. Check Chaing Mai Hotel Rates

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