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  1. The reply from the responsible persons in the Nation article is full of holes. An extra 4 planes on top of the expected 21 caused all this ? Don't believe it. 5,000 passengers arrived at the same time ? Equivalent to 10 fully loaded A380s. Don't believe it. The 5,000 is then used to explain the 5 hour wait based on 1,000 processed per hour. So not to worry, with the improved target of 1,800 per hour, the wait in a future similar scenario will be a rapid 2.75 hours. Glad they have honestly & throughly analysed the situation and prepared a comprehensive solution.
  2. About 5 years and longer ago Bang Saen used to be ok for a quick day or overnight trip from Bangkok. I noticed a gradual but obvious worsening in the water quality and amount of litter/pollution since then onwards, so I stopped going.
  3. That's good to know- thanks for sharing - will be useful for my folks next time they visit !
  4. Ah yes, of course. The favoured blame target.
  5. Aussie Man Falls To Death From Parasail On Phuket Beach

    Tragic event, quite harrowing to watch the video and must have been awful for his wife to watch things unfold. Be interesting to hear from a harness expert - which I am not - but the video does possibly suggest the groin straps were not fastened. I can see a strap underside his bum, but nothing around the legs or groin to provide a 'seat' to hold his weight. There appears to be two loose straps flapping around either side of his groin. The gentleman would then have had the parasail pulling up on his shoulders but no support underneath. Possibly manageable with arms tight at chest level but as soon as they were moved or raised above head height, gravity will take over. At 2.30 in the vid, I believe you can see him put his arms out sideways which is immediately followed by his slip from the harness.
  6. What are the lightest brand of Thai cigarettes?

    Mevius (formerly Mild Seven) Wind Blue are pretty light on the lungs. Confusingly they come in a sky/powder blue pack - not to be confused with the slightly stronger Mevius Sky Blue - which comes in the darker blue pack. The marketing team must have been drunk that day. 🤔 From experience, Mevius are available in many mom & pops and all modern retailers.
  7. So, whilst not TAT Governor, as the Government Minister resposnsible for 'Tourism & Sports' do you see any chance of a 'direct link' with TAT, with this organisation being within her Ministerial portfolio and with her making public tourism related proclamations...?
  8. I guess they are judging by per capita. India 25 deaths per million Thailand 84 deaths per million A pretty damning comparison !
  9. Exactly what I was going to mention, I recently purchased watches from Lazada and the Central online prices for the same products were 40-60% higher. Whilst Central may be able to rely on their name/brand & consumer idleness, if they want to grow in this market they need to take a serious look at their online pricing strategy!
  10. I don't get this answer, or the multiple likes , in respect of this particular story. I appreciate it is difficult to get insurance with an existing condition, but this guy had an acute, rather than chronic medical issue and I don't see why he can't sell his big bike/assets, as the previous poster suggested, for THB xxx,000 and use that money for urgent medical care. I had surgery & hospital stay of 1 week in Bangok, in a half-decent Bangkok hospital, for less than THB 150,000. If you 'self-insure' (whether your choice or not) you have to be prepared to cash-in on what you own to pay your medical fees when the time comes.
  11. Quality Chocolate in Bangkok

    I think you should be OK with Duc de Praslin actually, haven't used that branch but others I visited have a decent selection to prepare a gift box. They also have an outlet in Phuket.
  12. Rama 2 road (aka Route 35), where this accident happened, has to be one of the worst for traffic incidents in Thailand. I am not exaggerating when I say that every time I drive down there, I see the aftermath of a crash, most commonly pile ups of 3 cars or more. People drive way too fast and too close to each other for the conditions, desperate to get out of Bangkok and it's even worse on a Sunday night with the impatient return of weekend tourists. It seems to be treated akin to a motorway by most but it has numerous merges and exits, which can impact traffic flow and speed very quickly. Outside of Bangkok, route 35 also has some of the most dangerous u-turns in Thailand, where you need to evade traffic coming the other way at 120km/hr+.
  13. TrueVisions May Stop Showing HBO, Cinemax Sunday

    There's an article in today's Nation which indicates that the regulator remains unsatisfied with True's solution. The piece also mentions a website called Fongdi, which has a form you can submit signalling your 'displeasure' with these developments (button to switch to English in the bottom right corner.) Don't know what will come of it but I assume the more people that sign, then the more chance of True back down and providing extra new channels or a fee reduction. Over 1,000 people have signed so far.
  14. TrueVisions May Stop Showing HBO, Cinemax Sunday

    Unfortunately , you are spot on - channel 226 seems to be just channel 222 +1 hour. Some of the other new channels seem to mostly show TV series - run of the mill Forensics/detective stuff- can't really be called 'movie' channels. Overall seems like a very average set of replacement channels, combined with some other lost channels a couple of months back. Truth be told, like many others I have felt for a long time that I wasn't getting good value from TV for the subscription paid, it's time to investigate IPTV/other set top box providers !
  15. Video: Revenge of the Thai crocs - number three!

    I wouldn' t recommend the video if you are of a sensitive disposition. Not sure the man will be 'okay' for a while, clearly a major arm fracture which would likely require surgery. He was lucky it wasn't ripped clean off during the roll !
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