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Thailand to Develop ‘Isaan’ Region.

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Thailand to Develop ‘Isaan’ Region.

Thailand’s government is investing in a new motorway between NE Thailand and Bangkok together with a 60km stretch of dual-track train line between NAKHON RATCHASIMA (Korat) and Khon Kaen. This is part of a larger project to upgrade the region’s freight transport to Thailand’s main deep sea port. The governments plans to invest heavily in…

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Stranger Than Fiction: Crime in Thailand

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Stranger Than Fiction: Crime in Thailand

Someone asked me over the weekend whether it’s difficult to find stories for the Buriram Times. Thailand is such a rich source for bizarre crime stories that I think it’s unlikely we’ll ever struggle in that category. Some of the stories you just couldn’t make up. Of course crime in Thailand is not unusually high…

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Beautiful Wedding Celebrated In Buriram

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Beautiful Wedding Celebrated In Buriram

On Monday October 10 2016 a wonderful wedding took place in the village of Ban Buathong just outside of Buriram. Our good friends David and Oraya decided to tie the knot in some style and invited a large number of friends and relatives, many of whom had travelled from Australia, to celebrate the wonderful occasion….

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Buriram Golf Society Matchplay Final

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Buriram Golf Society Matchplay Final

A prolonged period of elimination brought our two finalists toe to toe or tee to tee, to battle it out for the coveted Buriram Golf Society Matchplay Cup. Martin Moyle & Peter Thripp had fought their way through the ranks of hopefuls to stand tall on the first tee on the morning of Friday, 7th…

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Generous Online Donors Help Buriram Grandpa and Granddaughter

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Generous Online Donors Help Buriram Grandpa and Granddaughter

A Buriram grandad lost his life savings in a wallet and a picture of him with his granddaughter searching for the wallet went viral on social media. The savings of 15,000 baht were vital to the family and  the loss was obviously very concerning but generous Thai donations poured in and totalled about 1.1 million baht as…

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Buriram Marathon, “Time To Start Training”

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Buriram Marathon, “Time To Start Training”

The Buriram Marathon has been set for Sunday February 12th 2017. This great fun event will set off from the Chang International Circuit. There are various distance options that you can enter ie. the full 42.195 kilometres or you can go for 21.1K, 10K or 5.5K. The runners will gather at the circuit from 3…

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Isan Food Favourites a Top Ten from Buriram.

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Isan Food Favourites a Top Ten from Buriram.

The North East of Thailand has long been famous for its unique food. An important part of the culture, food is always present at family gatherings. As you probably know there is a wide range of very distinctive tastes. Here’s my Top Ten of Isaan Food – You can find all these in Buriram. Number…

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The “Silk Road” Now Leads To Buriram

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The “Silk Road” Now Leads To Buriram

Residents of secluded Ban Sanuan Nok, located some 15 kilometers east of downtown Buriram, have earned an enviable reputation for their silk cloth. The local silk cloth is characterised by elaborate patterns and design influenced by their Cambodian heritage. The village has opened up to tourism which supplements incomes and spreads the word about the…

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Visit Angkor Wat – Seventh Wonder Of The World

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Visit Angkor Wat – Seventh Wonder Of The World

Angkor Wat listed in World Wonder List is only a few hour’s drive from Buriram and is a must see destination. It is located about six kilometress north of Siem Reap, Cambodia. Angkor Wat was built in the first half of the 12th century by King Suryavaiman II. The estimated construction time was 30 years….

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Spiders In Thailand

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Spiders In Thailand

Continuing our series of articles on creepy-crawlies in Thailand, we take a brief look at our eight-legged “friends”, spiders. There is no shortage of big, hairy, scary spiders in Thailand, including tarantulas, black widows, giant orb spiders and huntsmen. Spiders are usually not aggressive but they can give you a nasty, mildly painful bite which…

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