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    Highlight is this hotpot curry chicken











    Very nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Froggy View Post
    Montong durian was going for 80-100 baht/kg last month now what I saw on the streets was like 150.

    Dirian I bought is not mongtong, it's kanyao, generally much more expensive compare to mongtong. My durian yesterday was 350 baht/kg which is considered inexpensive cos I've bought kanyao at 750 baht/kg before
    wow, at different time and place, price is variable.
    Can u educate us on the diff types of durians found there ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by melzp View Post
    wow, at different time and place, price is variable.
    Can u educate us on the diff types of durians found there ?
    Am afraid I can't cos I don't really eat durian, not a fan

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    dusit thani at night





    All night entertainment places on asna bucha day were closed. For example patpong area mostly dead like the agogo bars but the market vendors were open

    infamous black pagoda as seen in the documentary whores glory opening scene where they shine laser beams down at passers by



    At 12 am and it's totally dead



    Foodland supermarket smack right in silom has a great western restaurant along with mostly western food products and items being sold



    Pretty ok meal



    Anyway it's back to bangyai the next day.

    Time to walk thru the market talat bangyai. Pretty standard place for most market places all over LOS but at least this place isn't too close to BKK for it to be too touristy and not too far from BKK that you cannot access easily and quickly via taxi/mrt/van etc.













    The pizza vendor here was pretty good in making these pizzas




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    Friend runs a pet grooming business where she fetches dogs from surrounding homes, cuts their fur/grooms them then sends them back to their owners homes. It's pretty tough work cos you need to drive thru the expressway.

    Her own dog. I think it's a poodle with pink nose and features with extremely long claws



    One of her customers dogs. After a bit of searching on the net it's a pomeranian breed.



    It's getting it's hair cut



    Almost done



    What a cutie it looks pretty good and cute after having its fur all shorn pretty short looks better than before



    2nd dog getting cut by the worker. I think it's the same breed even though this one looks different from the first



    Afterwards it's a drive to Wat Lam phraya and the floating market. Trip took pretty long cos of the long traffic jam as it was a religious holiday and a weekend.





    This was in the afternoon around 2pm was really hot and even though the floating market isn't as big as say amphawa or mae klong it does have its charm and it's not so touristy compared to mae klong.





    Our eating spot



    Satay with clams and prawns eaten with bare hands no soap in the toilets.



    One of the temples



    River tour boat ticketing booth. Closes at 3pm. Due to the long jam and after eating and lack of knowledge couldn't take this tour as it was 4pm





    Anyway you can feed the cat fishes surrounding the floating market



    Afterwards it's a drive to another location called the paseo park. It's similar to CDC crystal design centre as in a shopping mall surrounding by many eateries but paseo has a japanese theme thruout the entire area so it looks like you're in japan.

    Sakura flowers



    The jap restaurants there are standard ones found all over thailand.

    Bonus pic: An exibhition about mosquitoes in chamchuri square located opposite wat hua lamphong.


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    Thai Airways Lounge in Suvarnabhumbi Airport

    Entrance








    Food area




    The bar




    Serving chicken rice today




    Dinner at the bar


    Double gin tonic


    Dinner

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    Did Chiangmai for a couple of days. Dejavu after 4 years, personally for me. Have a soft spot for Lanna culture. A sinkie crony resident there let me stay in one of his vacant condo units. Understand there is a core sinkie resident group (100? linked up in FB). Met up with 2 for eats, over DFS Ka Va Lan. Interesting characters to venture out in CNX, and mind you they are not old foggies type but still virile at 40+

    Nice quiet spot, at Chiangmai Business Park aptly called My Hip Condo 2 (next to Big C Extra) -with suburban feel, cafes and 3km across to Central Festival. Commute is easy, now with both Grab and Uber -instead of relying on songtaews or taxi tuk tuks. Grab is legit, but not Uber yet. Affordable thb60-80 across city, but allow up to 15mins wait.

    View from condo, across some lake and khuntoke restaurant



    One of the 2 24hr cafes, with apt name



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    A 1 lady mini-stand at 0700, selling wholesome sandwiches @ thb25 (with pork cutlets).



    Had massaman curry, and fried rice

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    Just had to do my fix for khao soi (at nice speciality cafe in airport). Choice of usual pork, chicken, beef and surprise sea food too. Plumbed for beef with kiam chye trimmings


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    Tuesday lunch at Phetchaburi






    Jacuzzi in living room



    Steam room




    Pork jerky




    Kailan




    Strange to find black chicken soup in a place like this








    Seabass sweet & sour




    Lunch




    Jacuzzi in bedroom




    Always enjoy lunch here

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    Govt to seize 12 of Yingluck’s bank accounts
    politics July 25, 2017 01:00
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    First civil liability action taken over rice-pledging row

    TWELVE of Yingluck Shinawatra’s bank accounts will be seized by the Department of Legal Execution in the first civil liability action against the ex-premier whose rice-pledging scheme has been alleged to have caused huge financial damages to the country.

    Somchai Sujjapongse, permanent secretary for finance, said the Finance Ministry, representing the government as the plaintiff, was also pursuing other assets belonging to the ex-premier.

    The asset seizures are stipulated by a civil liability committee’s earlier resolution for Yingluck to pay Bt35 billion in compensation to the state to cover heavy losses in the rice-pledging scheme, estimated to amount to several hundred billion baht.

    Ruenwadee Suwanmongkol, director-general of the Department of Legal Execution, said the agency had already received the Finance Ministry’s list of Yingluck’s bank accounts for seizure.





    Besides the civil liability lawsuit, Yingluck is also facing a Supreme Court verdict on a criminal charge in which she is accused of negligence in her official duties while implementing the rice-pledging scheme, resulting in corruption and substantial financial losses. The high court’s verdict is due on August 25.

    The civil liability lawsuit has a 10-year statute of limitations, so authorities can list more assets owned by Yingluck to be seized, Somchai said.

    He declined to disclose the amount of bank deposits in the 12 accounts to be seized by the government.
    Based on Yingluck’s declaration of assets after leaving the prime minister’s office, her total assets amounted to more than Bt615 million, most of which were in the form of land and other properties, investments and loans. Bank deposits at the time were worth only Bt24.9 million.

    Somchai said the Finance Ministry was waiting for more information about Yingluck’s assets from other agencies before it proceeded with further action.

    The civil liability committee’s chairman Manas Chaemweha said Yingluck would be held accountable for causing damage to the state during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 rice production seasons. Total compensation for financial losses has been estimated at Bt178 billion, Yingluck’s share of which as prime minister was 20 per cent, or about Bt35 billion.
    The ex-premier has been charged with failing to take sufficient action to prevent corruption and substantial financial losses from the scheme, despite repeated warnings from the National Anti-Corruption Commission.
    However, the committee said Yingluck could not be held responsible for an additional Bt115-billion compensation for losses during the 2011-12 production season.

    Meanwhile, the Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) yesterday reported that it had found irregularities in the rice-pledging scheme after inspecting warehouses in Sukothai province, where 5 per cent of the white rice listed in the previous government’s rice-pledging scheme reportedly turned out to be a mix of inferior rice varieties.
    The PACC stated that rice paddy from other provinces had been taken to Sukothai to take advantage of its rice-pledging scheme, including old rice from previous production seasons.

    So far, the PACC has identified a total of 990 cases of irregularities in the rice-pledging scheme with Nakorn Sawan having the most cases, followed by Kamphaeng Phet and Sukothai provinces.
    Yingluck’s legal team has petitioned with the Administrative Court seeking an injunction in response to the move to confiscate her assets, according to Noppadon Laothong, one of her lawyers.

    In April, the Central Administrative Court dismissed Yingluck’s petition for an injunction concerning a pending civil liability action seeking compensation from her. The court ruled that there was no need for a court injunction at that time because no asset seizures had occurred.

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    Persecution?


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    Had Indian on Tuesday at Indian Host Restaurant, they served one of the best lamb curry


    Its a nice all glass restaurant












    Start with simple samosa



    Yellow daal



    Garlic naan



    Chicken biryani






    Softest mutton ever melts in your mouth



    Nice spread

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    Photo from: www.suvarnabhumiairport.com

    Singapore, HK visitors to enjoy fast immigration

    national August 01, 2017 01:00
    By MAYUREE SUKYINGCHAROENWONG
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    VISITORS FROM Singapore and Hong Kong will soon be breezing through immigration at Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang international airports as authorities implement a new scheme to allow them to use automatic passport scanners currently reserved for Thai nationals.

    Immigration bureau commissioner Pol Lt-General Nathathorn Prousoontorn said the move would reduce the immigration processing time per person from about one minute to 20 to 30 seconds, and eligible visitors would not have to queue for about 30 minutes as is now the case.

    “We plan to introduce this new system for those from Singapore and Hong Kong this month or next month. Cooperation with Singapore on the matter is nearly 100 per cent complete, but for Hong Kong we need more discussions,” he told The Nation.

    There are a total of 52 automatic passport check machines at Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang, some of which will be allocated for foreigners. Nathathorn said they were currently available for Thai nationals on arrival and departure, but only 70 per cent of them used the machines.

    Software will be installed on the machines so they can also read information on the passports of the foreign visitors. The system will later be extended to border checkpoints in Nong Khai and Sa Kaew provinces.
    “Those who want to use the privileges will be required to register with the Thai immigration office before they come to Thailand, so we can upload their information to our system,” Nathathorn said. “Once registered, they will be able to enjoy the privileges when they enter and exit the country.”

    Visitors from Hong Kong and Singapore were chosen to use the machines because they made more frequent visits to Thailand compared to people from other countries.

    “It is true that 9 million Chinese tourists visit Thailand each year, while visitors from Hong Kong and Singapore were much fewer – about 1 million,” Nathathorn said. “But Chinese tourists usually visit Thailand once and never come back. Those from Hong Kong and Singapore come here several times per year.”
    The bureau plans to expand the privilege to countries with no-visa requirements such as Australia and parts of Europe. However because of security concerns, it will not be available to visitors from parts of the Middle East, South Asia and Africa.

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    VISITORS FROM Singapore and Hong Kong will soon be breezing through immigration at Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang international airports as authorities implement a new scheme to allow them to use automatic passport scanners currently reserved for Thai nationals.
    Not bad, so we are the VIPs now.

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    Breakfast in Siam Bayshore Pattaya


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    Want to recommend a great Italian restaurant in Pattaya I newly discovered yesterday, Acquapazza. Was recommended by my fav Italian restaurant in Bangkok Peppe. As the name suggest Acquapazza specialises in Italian seafood.








    Very interesting wine cellar



    Started compliment - fish pate



    Carried my favourite Primitovo in the cellar, this is our first bottle of 3






    Nice ham






    Beautiful Italian cheeses



    Mushrooms, veges and soft cheese



    French mussels




    Maldive tuna, so so sweet




    Giant Trevally




    Finished with snapper in clam soup

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