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The most dangerous countries to drive in

New study rates your chances of dying in a car around the world.   African nations dominate the list of most dangerous countries to drive in the world.   Planning a trip to Namibia or Thailand? If so, you may want to think twice about driving there. New research has determined the countries where you are most likely to die in a car accident. The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute study entitled “Mortality from road crashes in 193 countries: A comparison with other leading causes of death”… Read more »

Lighthouse Club – Yangon Branch – 31 October 2018

Lighthouse Club – Yangon Branch – 31 October 2018 “Brunch Society”, Sule Pagoda Road, Yangon, 7-9 pm Dear Members, Please note the Lighthouse Club – Yangon branch event will be held at the “Brunch Society”, on 31st October at 7 pm. Thanks to our sponsor New Green Light Group (NGL). Thank you. Best regards, nawannieaung AT meinhardt.net

New Work Permit rules confirmed by Phuket Employment Office Chief

New Work Permit rules confirmed by Phuket Employment Office Chief The Chief of the Phuket Provincial Employment Office, Kattiya Pandech, has confirmed to The Phuket News this week that new provisions issued by Royal Decree in March are in effect, allowing foreigners with work permits to legally work in any field, anywhere in the country, for any employer as long as the work being done in not on the list of occupations prohibited to foreigners. 1 September 2018 This means that foreigners who have been issued work permits… Read more »

Society of Professional Engineers in Thailand (SPET) Monthly Members Meeting – 20th Spetember 2018

Society of Professional Engineers in Thailand (SPET) Monthly Members Meeting – 20th Spetember 2018 SPET Monthly Members Meeting on 20th Spetember 2018 – Talk on “Investigating the cause of metallurgical failures in ships” By Dr Jonathan Sykes – Resident Director of Dr JH Burgoyne & Partners (International) Ltd – Singapore . 20th Spetember 2018, 6:30pm at the British Club, Soi 18, Silom Road, Bangkok See Flyer    SPET Flyer 20-Sep 18 by Jonathan Sykes Burgoynes

Lighthouse Club – Yangon Branch – 29 August 2018

Lighthouse Club – Yangon Branch – 29 August 2018 Lighthouse Club – Yangon Branch – 29 August 2018 “Timeout Sports Bar”, Novotel Hotel Yangon, Pyay Road, Yangon, 7-9pm Dear Members, Please note the Lighthouse Club – Yangon branch event will be held once again at  the “Timeout Sports  Bar” at Novotel Hotel Yangon, Pyay Road on 29 August at 7 pm. Thanks to our sponsor ABB. All are welcome. Best regards, Nway Darli Kyi Wynn Secretary darli AT meinhardt.net Mobile: +95(9)5100758  I  Office: +95 9 262239842  I  www.meinhardtgroup.com  … Read more »

Thailand – Working – Labour Law – Work Permits latest

Thailand – Working – Labour Law – Work Permits latest Phuket Law: Working without a work permit now possible (Part 1) The general rule is that someone who is not a Thai citizen must obtain a work permit if he or she wants to work in Thailand. Recently, however, Thailand has made a few significant exceptions to this general rule, as well as, some other notable changes to the foreign work permission regimen. Read more at https://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-law-working-without-a-work-permit-now-possible-67692.php#srY1eDGykZTsR7QF.97 Phuket Law: Royal Decree blows work permits wide open (Part 2)… Read more »

This Airline Was Just Voted the Best in the World for the 4th Time

This Airline Was Just Voted the Best in the World for the 4th Time 17 July 2018 More than 20 million travelers voted in Skytrax’s 2018 2018 World Airline Awards, and the clear winner for world’s best airline was once again Singapore Airlines. The awards ask respondents to rate a total of 335 airlines on a scale of one to five based on categories like cabin service, airport assistance, and onboard offerings. Singapore Airlines, which has ranked as the best airline in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards… Read more »

CIArb-Thailand pleased to welcome 3 new Fellows

CIArb-Thailand pleased to welcome 3 new Fellows CIArb-Thailand is pleased to announce and welcome three new Fellows (FCIArb) to our Branch all of whom completed their Fellowship requirements in International Arbitation  (the Accelerated Route to Fellowship assessment course, Award Writing Examination, and Peer Interview) over the past two years here in Thailand. Weeraya, Kay Kian, and Bhavish were formally awarded their CIArb Diplomas in International Arbitration and successfully completed their peer interviews on Friday, 6 July 2018. Source: http://ciarbthailand.org/news/?p=205

Vietnam versus Thailand as an expat retirement destination

Vietnam versus Thailand as an expat retirement destination Southeast Asia is now one of the most popular destinations for retirees looking to expand their horizons whilst benefiting from a relatively low cost of living. The two favourites, Thailand and Vietnam, both offer the year-round warm to hot weather Britons can only dream of, and American snowbirds find the solution to long, dark winter days in their home country as well as an established expat community to enjoy. Both countries provide a comfortable lifestyle as well as a good… Read more »

Dusit Thani – A Bangkok Landmark bids farewell

Dusit Thani – A Bangkok Landmark bids farewell 13 June 2018 Located at the corner of Silom and Rama IV Roads, the Dusit Thani will soon be torn down to make way for a new development ONCE THE leading – not to mention tallest – hotel in Thailand’s capital, the Dusit Thani Bangkok Hotel has always been a venue of choice among the Thai elite for fine dining, entertainment and wedding receptions. Famous for its illustrious design and five-star Thai-style hospitality services, over the years it has become… Read more »