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Nightlife In Buriram (updated)

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Nightlife In Buriram (updated)

Nightlife in Buriram; With the advent of the racing circuit, many more people are visiting Buriram for the first time so obviously they’ll be wanting to know about the entertainment on offer and especially nightlife in Buriram which can be a bit hidden away. Whilst there are a number of bars and restaurants around the…

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Harvest Time Modernizing In Thailand

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Harvest Time Modernizing In Thailand

The rice harvesting season is just about over and farmers large and small have been gathering in the precious crop throughout the Province. Having been raised on a farm in England, I am well aware of the importance of harvest time. The weather can be both friend and enemy. Rain is needed to make the…

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Protect Yourself From Pollution

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Protect Yourself From Pollution

We take for granted that the quality of our air is good when it may not be. The hazards in our air are invisible demons we can’t see until it is way too late. The news starts to pay attention when in places like India the air gets so smoggy they can’t see. Far before…

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Bhuddism in Buriram

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Bhuddism in Buriram

We see it all around us on a daily basis in Buriram. People humbly feeding monks in the morning, various different fantastical parades, glorious temples, somewhat dangerous rocket festivals, plus many other wonderfully curious events right in front of our eyes. But do we understand it? Do we really know what all this great fuss…

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The Buriram Man Who Met Neil Armstrong

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The Buriram Man Who Met Neil Armstrong

I had heard before a little about the man who is reputed to have been in Buriram for some forty five years. Obviously possessing a rich tapestry of both experience and knowledge of Thailand, Karl Kunz was an intriguing possible interview. He is a man you may well have seen whizzing past you on a…

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Isaan Microwave

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Isaan Microwave

Secretly, the Thais have invented an outdoor microwave. Not to be outdone by modern technology, these clever chaps have been baking chicken in a makeshift microwave for decades. Their cunning device is constructed using only a metal box, a glass bottle (filled with water), and some dried grass. The outdoor “microwave” can cook a whole…

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Beautiful Buriram City

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Beautiful Buriram City

Having gone through extensive redevelopment over the last few years, I think we can safely say, Buriram city centre is indeed a beautiful place to be. Due to the ongoing work of Buriram council, slowly but surely the centre of Buriram has become increasingly pleasing to the eye year on year. Specifically the moats, waterways,…

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HM Queen Sirikit in Hospital With Lung Infection

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HM Queen Sirikit in Hospital With Lung Infection

The Bureau of the Royal Household announced on Thursday night that Her Majesty the Queen had been admitted to Chulalongkorn Hospital for medical treatment for “lung inflammation” on Wednesday. Her condition was said to be improving, she can breathe normally and has eaten. According to the announcement, HM the Queen had a high fever on Wednesday and…

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Thai Rocker Sek Loso Gets Suspended Sentence For Assault.

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Thai Rocker Sek Loso Gets Suspended Sentence For Assault.

Hugely popular Thai musician  and cultural icon, Seksan Sukpimai, better known as Sek Loso, was given a two-year suspended jail sentence after being found guilty of assaulting a woman in April this year. Sek is lead singer with band Loso – one of  their most popular songs being “Som Sarn”, which features an acoustic guitar intro…

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Super Moon Over Asia

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Super Moon Over Asia

On Monday, the world witnessed the biggest ‘supermoon’ since 1948 and it was especially stunning in Asia:   So what is a ‘supermoon’? Quite simply it is when the moon is in it’s ‘full’ phase and at the same time comes closest to Earth in its monthly, elliptical orbit (known as perigee). It was the…

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