Artikel tagged “Asien”

  • Indonesian President Jokowi declares Asian Games 2018 open

    Indonesian President Jokowi declares Asian Games 2018 open

    PHOTO: Thai PBS The Asian Games 2018 torch relay has finally completed its one-month-long journey covering a total distance of 18 thousand kilometers and touring 53 cities and districts in 18 provinces across Indonesia, Anatara News reported.

  • Hilton Phuket helping with English lessons for Kamala students

    Hilton Phuket helping with English lessons for Kamala students

    Markus Kosch, general manager of Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa, together with hotel management teams, recently visited a local school in Kamala to assist with English lessons for the day whilst providing sponsorship for the school valued at 100,000 baht. The donation was made to the Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation in May 2018 in order to support the organisation in hiring English teachers for the school. Learning English in Thailand has become mandatory for students as the hospitality industry is the now the biggest industry in Thailand, especially for young people living in Phuket

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    Three year old suffocates in Pattani school van

    WARNING: This story may be distressing to some readers Pattani police have charged a school van driver after a three year old girl was forgotten and locked in a vehicle at a school and subsequently died of suffocation.

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    Phuket 13 beaches get ‘star’ treatment from environment office

    13 Phuket beaches have received certificates after passing environmental tests and qualification.  34 business operators in the Andaman provinces also received wastewater management certification.

  • The moral police want to ban students being together, anytime, anywhere.

    The moral police want to ban students being together, anytime, anywhere.

    Thailand’s ‘fun police’, under directions from the Thai government, are attempting to stop students doing… well, what students and young people do, anytime! Manager Online reports that, not just content with forbidding Thai teenagers enjoying the company of the opposite sex in public and banning wandering about at night, new measures have been proposed by the Ministry of Education (now endorsed by a ministerial committee) that ban students from having sexual contact anywhere, anytime. The education authorities wanted powers to sanction students for ‘inappropriate and promiscuous behaviour’ anytime. Now they seem to have got their wish. The draconian measures have received plenty of free advice from social media with many decrying the ‘moralistic government’ meddling in the lives of the people

  • Government tackles electronic waste at local level

    Government tackles electronic waste at local level

    Electronic waste has become a major environmental problem in Thailand, such that the Government is now getting Tambon chiefs and kanmans to help educate locals and tackle the problem at the community level. At a deserted factory outside Bangkok, skyscrapers made from vast blocks of crushed printers, Xbox components and TVs tower over black rivers of smashed-up computer screens. This is a tiny fraction of the estimated 50m tonnes of electronic waste created just in the EU every year, a tide of toxic rubbish that is flooding into south-east Asia from the EU, US and Japan.”   The Guardian The Provincial Administration Department director-general Arthit Boonyasophat is instructing all district chiefs to dispatch teams led by kamnans (tambon officials) and village heads to check electronic waste-recycling factories

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    Mong Tongdee’s hopes of citizenship are looking up

    PHOTO: Thai PBS Nine years ago young Mong Thongdee was a smart 12 year old kid living in northern Thailand with a special skill. He was an expert at making, and flying, paper planes. His story, and his battle to go over seas to represent Thailand, made headlines when it was found that he was just one of thousands of stateless people

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    Surviving Phuket’s rip currents: everything has changed

    (12 minute read) By Associate Professor Robert Brander, PhD, Coastal Geomorphologist, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia Daren Jenner, Marine Safety Officer, International Surf Lifesaving Association. Rip currents are strong, narrow seaward flowing currents, like ‘rivers of the sea’, that exist on many beaches when waves are breaking across wide areas. These potentially deadly currents are also responsible for the vast majority of beach rescues by lifeguards around the world, and are the main cause of beach related drownings.

  • Ouch! Pickup collides into 30 million dollar car.

    Ouch! Pickup collides into 30 million dollar car.

    If you’re going to collide with another vehicle your best bet is a small dent on a Honda Jazz or Toyota – cars which have lots of cheap spare parts around. And no one harmed of course

  • Ouch! Pickup collides into 15 million baht car

    Ouch! Pickup collides into 15 million baht car

    If you’re going to collide with another vehicle your best bet is a small dent on a Honda Jazz or Toyota – cars which have lots of cheap spare parts around. And no one harmed of course.