Artikel tagged “chinese”

  • Miss Pinky Promise debuts to help reconcile the nation, or scare children.

    Miss Pinky Promise debuts to help reconcile the nation, or scare children.

    With the Government keen to find a winning strategy to help heal deep political wounds, you’d wonder why they’ve unveiled this creepy costume character to come to their aid. “Nong Kiew Koy”, or “Miss Pinky Promise”, has become an overnight social media sensation after being introduced at the Defence Ministry as a “mascot for reconciliation”

  • Bangkok’s Number Two. Who’s Number One?

    Bangkok’s Number Two. Who’s Number One?

    PHOTO: skyscrapercity.com Euromonitor International has released its annual Top City Destinations Ranking for 2017 covering 100 of the world’s leading cities in terms of international tourist arrivals. This year’s report includes forecast data up to 2025 and incorporates future travel trends to give further insight on how travel trends are borne out of the opportunities and challenges that cities face. According to the report… (roll the drums) …Hong Kong is the most visited city in the world, benefiting from its strategic location and relationship with China, followed by Bangkok, which has beaten London into third place for the third year.

  • Kicking off Phuket Vegetarian Festival

    Kicking off Phuket Vegetarian Festival

    Phuket’s annual vegetarian festival kicked off last night with religious rituals happening at the main Chinese shrines of the island with a large number of attendees including Phuket’s Governor, authorities, locals and tourists.

  • Second tragedy – another car found in California’s Kings Canyon

    Second tragedy – another car found in California’s Kings Canyon

    The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office in California has retrieved the bodies of two Chinese passengers and the wreckage of their rental Ford Focus that have been submerged in King’s River since early August. The vehicle was found near where a car containing two Thai students came to rest after plunging off a cliff in late July. The passengers were identified as 31 year old Yinan Wang of San Diego, and his wife, 32 year old Jie Song of China, who were last seen on August 6 at Crystal Caves in Sequoia National Park.

  • Vegetarian Festival, Phuket. By FAT MANGO

    Vegetarian Festival, Phuket. By FAT MANGO

    Watch Fat Mangos tribute to the most in-your-face festival on Phuket’s Annual Calendar. The annual Vegetarian Festival is celebrated throughout the Thailand, but the festivities are at their peak in Phuket, where about 35% of the population is Thai Chinese heritage. It attracts crowds of spectators because of many of the unusual religious rituals that are performed.

  • Phuket share-bike kicks off

    Phuket share-bike kicks off

    The bicycle provider for the share bikes project, Ofo, announced today (September 20) that their company, with the help of Phuket local government, are ready to release the first phase of 1,000 bicycles for the project. From October 1 for one month, Ofo will also offer free rides as a starting gift promotion for the project

  • 27 gamblers arrested with 8,000 Baht cash

    27 gamblers arrested with 8,000 Baht cash

    Early this morning (September 12), military and police teams searched a 2-storey house in Soi Sansuk 1 in Phuket Town and arrested 27 gamblers, including 11 men and 16 women. The place was used as a gambling house

  • Phuket Opinion: Scare tactics to keep Chinese safe

    Phuket Opinion: Scare tactics to keep Chinese safe

    PHUKET: A few weeks ago I was swimming at Racha Island, in Batok Bay. When I got out past the breakers I found myself face-to-face with a Chinese man on a boogie board.

  • Phuket Chinese tour bus driver flees fatal hit-and-run

    Phuket Chinese tour bus driver flees fatal hit-and-run

    PHUKET: A woman crossing Thepkrasattri Road in Thalang last night was struck and killed by a Phuket tour bus carrying Chinese tourists.

  • Two Chinese tourists mugged on the way to Cherng Talay supermarket

    Two Chinese tourists mugged on the way to Cherng Talay supermarket

    PHUKET: Two Chinese women on their way to a supermarket in Cherng Talay last night were attacked and robbed by two men on a motorbike. The women were walking to Tesco Lotus when the two men rode toward them.