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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 »

Thailand has world’s most congested roads – Survey

Thailand has world’s most congested roads – Survey Drivers in Thailand have it worst with road congestion, reported a new survey on traffic conditions across 38 countries worldwide. Thailand leads with the highest average hours spent in peak congestion (61 hours) last year, ahead of Colombia and Indonesia (47 hours) as well as Russia and the United States (42 hours). The Global Traffic Scorecard survey, conducted by US-based transportation analytics firm Inrix, also showed Los Angeles topping the list of the world’s most gridlocked cities. Drivers there spent… Read more »

CIArb-Thailand – Accelerated Route to Fellowship/FCIArb – course on 20-21 April in Bangkok

CIArb-Thailand – Accelerated Route to Fellowship/FCIArb – course on 20-21 April in Bangkok Dear members, CIArb-Thailand will be offer the “Accelerated Route to Fellowship/FCIArb” course on 20-21 April in Bangkok. This is a great opportunity for anyone in Thailand who would like to progress towards becoming a CIArb Fellow/FCIArb without having to travel outside of Thailand to take this course and for a fraction of what the course normally costs elsewhere. Successful candidates will also have the opportunity to take the final Fellowship assessment course (Award Writing) in… Read more »

Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) in Thailand CPD Event #1/2017 : “Crystal Lagoons

Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) in Thailand CPD Event #1/2017 : “Crystal Lagoons” on THU. 2 March 2017, 18:00 hrs. Dear Members-AIQS & Guests, Please find attached information for the AIQS upcoming Event : “How Crystal Lagoons increases the ROI and demand on real estate developments” by Crystal Lagoons to be held on : 1. Date : THU. 2nd March 2017, Registration starts at 18:00 hrs. 2. Venue : Novotel Ploenchit Hotel – 9th Floor, Ballroom Room, Bangkok (BTS Ploenchit – exit Gate 4) 3. Fee :… Read more »

Lighthouse Club Myanmar (Yangon) Branch – Monthly Networking Event – February 2017

Lighthouse Club Myanmar (Yangon) Branch – Monthly Networking Event – February 2017 Lighthouse Club – Yangon Branch 22 February 2017 “Union Bar” at 42 Strand Road – 7 pm Dear Members, Please note that we have a change of venue for this month’s Lighthouse Club – Yangon branch networking event. We are also back having the event on Wednesday. This month it will be held at “Union Bar” at 42 Strand Road, 7 – 9 pm Wednesday, 22 February. Thanks to this month’s sponsor Urban Signage. Thank you…. Read more »

Invitation to Joint Seminar on “Guerrilla Tactics in International Arbitration”

Invitation to Joint Seminar on “Guerrilla Tactics in International Arbitration” “Guerrilla Tactics in International Arbitration” Bangkok, Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 16.00-17.30 pm We are delighted to invite you to attend a seminar jointly hosted by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), Thailand Branch, the Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC), and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Thailand addressing “Guerrilla Tactics in International Arbitration”, followed by a networking cocktail reception. Objectives The terms “Guerrilla Tactics” have been difficult to define but prominent arbitrator Michael Moser described them as “unusual, unconventional… Read more »

Angkor Wat launches website

Angkor Wat launches website Apsara National Authority launched a new Angkor tourism website www.angkor.com.kh, last week, to improve and offer more accurate travel information on services as well as the background history of the World Heritage site. Agence Kampuchea Presse reported the authority was developing a new website that does not only provide detailed information of tourist sites under its management, but also encourages feedback from browsers. Apsara Authority deputy general director, Sok Sangvar, was quoted saying the online site would also serve as a platform to get… Read more »

Lighthouse Club Myanmar (Yangon) Branch – Monthly Networking Event – January 2017

Lighthouse Club Myanmar (Yangon) Branch – Monthly Networking Event – January 2017 Venue: “Parami Pizza” 56 Sayer San road Date: Tuesday, 24 January 2017 Time: 7pm – 9 pm. Sponsor: Sin Pauk. Entry: Beer 10 USD / 14,000 Kyat Wine 16 USD / 22,000 Kyat and light snacks will be served Lighthouse Club CONTACT: John S. Anderson AT myanmar@meinhardt.net Click the image to increase its size.

First ferry from Pattaya safely arrived in Hua Hin

First ferry from Pattaya safely arrived in Hua Hin The first ferry service between Pattaya and Hua Hin will be launched on January 17 after a successful test run of the service from Pattaya to Hua Hin on Thursday following several postponements due to strong winds and high waves. 200 passengers who included Thai and foreign tourists, members of the media and locals were on board Royal One ferry at the Balihai pier in southern Pattaya for the journey to the fish market pier in Hua Hin. The… Read more »

Thailand 10-year visa not for everyone

Thailand 10-year visa not for everyone Thailand’s 10-year visa, currently in the pipeline, will be available to specific nationalities according to the latest update. Approved in principle by the Thai Cabinet, last Tuesday, full details including the cost and actual introduction date are still pending. However, according to reliable posts on Facebook the 10-year visa will initially be available to citizens of France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the Unites States. In Asia, citizens of China, India, Japan and Taiwan will be eligible. The… Read more »

Thai Government Approves 10-Year Visas for Foreigners Over 50

Thai Government Approves 10-Year Visas for Foreigners Over 50 Affluent foreign residents over 50 will soon be able to apply for 10-year visas, a government spokesman said Tuesday. Intended to promote Thailand as a hub for medical services, the policy was approved by the interim cabinet on Tuesday, according to spokesman Athisit Chainuwat. It would replace one-year renewable visas and come in two installments of five years each, Athisit said. It was not immediately clear when the plan would be implemented. Applicants must either earn a monthly salary… Read more »