Archive For The “Miscellany” Category

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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Buriram Times Group Expand Their Coverage

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Buriram Times Group Expand Their Coverage

The Buriram Times are pleased to announce that they are expanding their coverage of local and national news throughout the North East of Thailand. The new company, ‘Times Group Thailand’, has acquired Khon Kaen Times which is already established and in the New Year will launch the Udon Thani Times. The success of the Buriram…

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Thai-Farang Rockers At Paddy’s Irish Bar Friday November 24

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Thai-Farang Rockers At Paddy’s Irish Bar Friday November 24

The date for the above event was incorrect in our previous article. Fortunately, I have the note that landlord Mike handed to me with the dates for the next three months. So far, five different people have read the date as 27, NOT 24 ! Sorry Mike, I always hold my hand up when I’m…

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Buriram Create New Points Record With Hard-Fought Win At Chonburi

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Buriram Create New Points Record With Hard-Fought Win At Chonburi

Buriram re-wrote the record books when they reached their target of 86 points with a 2-1 win at Chonburi. It was a tight game with few clear openings, though the best chances fell to the Champions. They should have taken the lead early on when Supachok progressed down the left before crossing low. Jakkaphan allowed…

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Buriram Times Offline For A Couple Of Days

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The Buriram Times will be offline over the weekend due to the reporter’s short break to watch Buriram United attempt to break the Thai League points record tomorrow at Chonburi. Sorry for any inconvenience caused but “Come on Buriram !!!”

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Thai Women Now Officially The Second Heaviest In Asia

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Thai Women Now Officially The Second Heaviest In Asia

Thai women are now officially the second fattest group of people in Asia. Only Malaysian women tip the scales worse on average. The head of Thailand’s Diabetes’ Association painted a grim picture of a nation getting more and more obese. Poor diet and insufficient exercise are to blame – with diabetes, heart conditions and blocked…

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Buriram GOMS Ring-Pull Competition Winner Announced

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Buriram GOMS Ring-Pull Competition Winner Announced

And The Winner Is……. For the last four weeks GOMS Member Bob has been going around Muang Buriram with his ‘Guess How Many Ring Pulls’ Competition, Both Thai and farang have entered. Bob has raised over 2500B from this competition which go to GOMS Buriram Charities. The winner was revealed at The GOMS meeting HQ…

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Government And Media Have Not Handled Excise Tax Rises Very Well

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So finally we know what the rise in excise taxes actually are. However, the lack of information from the government was disappointing to say the least. Too many vague statements did little to reassure people whose livelihoods were going to be affected. Certain elements of the media also need to examine themselves very closely. Some…

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Oli Wine Bar Open Seven Days A Week

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Oli Wine Bar Open Seven Days A Week

As of now Oli Wine Bar in Buriram is open every day of the week. Opening hours are 1pm until 11pm. Daily specials are still on the menu. Bon appetit !

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What Can Thai Football Learn From Japan ?

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What Can Thai Football Learn From Japan ?

Having been in SE Asia for five years now, I have watched a lot of football from various parts of the continent. As a keen follower of Buriram United I have seen many matches both domestically and in the Asian Champions League. Traditionally, Thai teams struggle in the Champions League, particularly against the South Koreans…

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