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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 »

Got a minute? Eight interesting facts about time and work

Got a minute? Eight interesting facts about time and work Before the Industrial Revolution, the working week for most people in Britain was dictated by nature’s cycles and the demands of the task at hand. But, as Professor Emma Griffin discovers in Clocking On, the rise of factories turned time into a commodity. Since then, workers have become increasingly unable to escape the clock. 1. Selling the time was once a job – and not all that long ago In the nineteenth century, industrialisation and the development of… Read more »

Twelve management jargon gems we all love to hate

Twelve management jargon gems we all love to hate Why does our boss insist we “go forward” to lands of “deliverables,” stopping off on the “journey” to “drill down” into “best practice”? Management euphemisms have flooded the working landscape. With the new series of W1A on our screens and Thinking Allowed exploring the phrases we all love to loathe, we have gathered together the ultimate collection of cringe-worthy, toe-curling business buzzwords, guaranteed to have you spinning in your swivel chair. 1. Touch base If your colleague asks you… Read more »

10-YEAR VISAS NOW AVAILABLE: THAI IMMIGRATION

10-YEAR VISAS NOW AVAILABLE: THAI IMMIGRATION The much awaited 10-year visa for foreign retirees is now available, the top commander of the immigration police said Wednesday. , though staff seem to be unaware of the announcement. Lt. Gen. Natthathorn Prohsunthorn said the new visa will come in two installments of five years each. It can be issued for foreigners from 14 countries who meet set conditions, such as having three million baht in bank account. “It is now effective,” Natthathorn said by phone. “Foreigners can apply for it… Read more »

Lighthouse Club Yangon branch networking event – 30 August 2017

Lighthouse Club Yangon branch networking event – 30 August 2017 Time Out Sport Bars, Novotel Max Hotel, Pyay Road, 7 – 9 pm Please note that we have a change of venue for this month’s Lighthouse Club Yangon branch networking event. This month it will be held at Time Out Sport Bars at Novotel Max Hotel, Pyay Road, 7 – 9 pm Wednesday, 30 August 2017. Thanks to this month’s sponsor ABB Limited (Myanmar Branch).  

Bangkok’s taxis 7th cheapest in the world

Bangkok’s taxis 7th cheapest in the world It doesn’t come as any surprise that Bangkok has placed in the top ten cheapest cities in the world to take a taxi, according to the 2017 Taxi Price Index, conducted by Carspring, a British online used car dealership. Out of the 80 most visited in the world, Bangkok ranks 7th place on the taxi price index. Based on a three-kilometer journey, the cab fare in Bangkok is only THB55, or just over USD1.64. Cairo came up on top, with the… Read more »

Thai Airways rated as world’s best economy airline

Thai Airways rated as world’s best economy airline Thai Airways International has been rated among the best airlines in the world by airline review firm Skytrax. Earlier this week Skytrax held its ‘World Airline Awards’ at the Paris Air Show, with Thai Airways claiming the title of World’s Best Economy Class, along with awards for Best Airline Lounge Spa Facility and Best Economy Class Onboard Catering. Thai Airways was also rated as the 11th best airline overall. Bangkok Airways also took home two awards: World’s Best Regional Airline… Read more »

Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi named among the world’s worst airports

Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi named among the world’s worst airports Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok has been named among the top 10 worst airports in the world, according to a new study which measured punctuality, quality and service. Bangkok Suvarnabhumi was ranked in 9th place out of the ten worst airports. The survey was compiled by AirHelp, a firm which specializes in helping customers get compensation from airlines for flight delays, who asked passengers to rate 76 international airports. Passengers were asked their opinion on quality of service, passenger facilities, terminal… Read more »

Lighthouse Club – Yangon Branch – 31 May 2017 – 7 pm

Lighthouse Club – Yangon Branch – 31 May 2017  – 7 pm   Please note that we had a last-minute change of venue for this month’s Lighthouse Club Yangon branch networking event. This month it will be held at Gallery Bar, 2nd Floor Sule Shangri-La Hotel, 7 – 9 pm Wednesday, 31 May 2017. Thanks to this month’s sponsor Krislite Lighting Specialist. Thank you. All are welcome.

Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) in Thailand CPD Event #2/2017 – “Soil Stabilization Techniques and applications in Asia”

Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) in Thailand CPD Event #2/2017 – ““Soil Stabilization Techniques and applications in Asia”” on TUE. 16 May 2017, 18:30 hrs. Dear AIQS members / Guests, Please find Flyer – AIQS CPD Event – Soil Stabilization on 16 May 2017 for the AIQS upcoming Event #2/2017 : “Soil Stabilization Techniques and applications in Asia” by Mainmark Ground Engineering Co., Ltd. to be held on : 1. Date : Tuesday 16th May 2017, registration starts at 18:00 hrs. 2. Venue : Novotel Ploenchit Hotel… Read more »

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

Lighthouse Club – Yangon Branch – 29 March 2017 – The Tea Factory, No.2 Kanyeiktha Street, Kabaaye Phayar Road – 7 pm Dear Members, Please note that we have a change of venue for this month’s Lighthouse Club – Yangon branch networking event. This month it will be held at “The Tea Factory” at No.2, Kanyeiktha Street, Kabaaye Phayar Road, 7 – 9 pm Wednesday, 29 March 2017. Thanks to this month’s sponsor SONDER Living, Heritage Capital Investment (HCI) & Pool & Spa Myanmar (PSM). Thank you. All… Read more »