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« Απάντηση #585 στις: Ιανουάριος 04, 2019, 16:27:57 μμ »
Thai lady who donated 2 million baht from her lottery win in 2017, struck lottery again in 2018


People tend to call you a fool for believing in lottery tickets. "The system is rigged", "it's a once in a lifetime chance", and the classic "stop wasting money".
To the naysayers, we present Suwana, a 53-year-old woman from Thailand's Ang Thong province.
According to Shin Min Daily, Suwana purchased a lottery ticket back in 2017.
While she didn't expect to win, she managed to bag the grand prize of 30,000,000 baht (US$933,705).
Being the kind soul that she is, Suwana donated 2,000,000 baht (US$62,247) to build a temple and has been frequently donating to temples around Thailand ever since.
Towards the end of 2018, she found that a lottery ticket seller was not able to sell his last 7 tickets of the year, making them invalid come 2019.
Suwana bought out all the tickets from the seller, not to try her luck, but to help the man clear his stock.
She probably has an angel watching her back because 1 out of the 7 tickets she bought won her 12,000,000 baht (US$373,482) for the last draw of 2018.
Even winning that much money has not changed her personality, she will continue donating her money to charities and temples around Thailand.
Congrats again Suwana! We can only hope the rest of the world follows in your generosity.
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Tourists 'threatened with death penalty' for taking selfies on beach in Thailand
« Απάντηση #586 στις: Απρίλιος 06, 2019, 13:08:38 μμ »
Tourists could face being threatened with the death penalty for taking selfies on a beach near a busy airport in Thailand, according to reports.


The beach close to Phuket International Airport is popular with holidaymakers - but people taking pictures while planes take off have reportedly angered airport bosses who say it could distract pilots.
Wichit Kaewsaithiam, the airport's Deputy General Manager, said: "We are setting up a safety zone which will be categorised as a strictly prohibited area that does not allow people and tourists to take pictures.
"Aside from this area, local people and tourists can still come to take pictures as usual."


Posing for a photo on the notorious beach


A plane can be seen flying overhead

Airport chiefs also reportedly warned tourists against flying drones and shining laser pens in the area to avoid distracting pilots.
Speaking about the acts which could distract pilots, Mr Kaewsaithiam told the Bangkok Post : "The maximum penalty is the death sentence."
Monrudee Gettuphan, a director at the Phuket International Airport, previously said officials were concerned about the safety of people who take selfies near planes, it is reported.
An official reportedly said people need to stay away from the restricted zone to prevent injury.
The warning was also to protect people's hearing being damaged by aircraft engines, reports said.

According to the Daily Mail , an official said: "The penalty for anyone failing to comply with this regulation includes the death penalty, a life sentence, or a jail term of between five to 20 years, as per the Air Aviation Act 1978."

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/tourists-threatened-death-penalty-beach-14242470
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« Απάντηση #587 στις: Ιούνιος 01, 2019, 14:36:20 μμ »
HEALTH - More than 20,000 people in Thailand have been infected with dengue fever since January, 25 of whom have died, disease control officials said. Suwanchai Watthanayingcharoenchai, disease control department chief, said the number of infections has doubled compared to the same period in 2018.
In Bangkok alone, nearly 900 cases of dengue and one mortality were reported from January to March, according to the Bangkok Health Department.
Most patients are children aged 5 to 15 years old, but adults are also at risk. Statistics show that the disease is particularly endemic in areas by the Chao Phraya River such as Thonburi, Khlong San, Bang Kho Laem and Yannawa Districts.
Among the 11 diseases listed in the announcement, dengue, leptospirosis, influenza, diarrhea and conjunctivitis are most prevalent in urban areas. Some of these diseases can be deadly if left untreated.



http://www.khaosodenglish.com/featured/2019/05/31/dengue-outbreak-soars-with-other-wet-season-diseases/
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Western Expats Fleeing Thailand for Malaysia
« Απάντηση #588 στις: Ιούλιος 03, 2019, 20:46:18 μμ »
Western expats who are tired of countries like Thailand where discrimination is the norm, are thrilled to be moving to Malaysia, where they can buy a house they want, do the job they want, get an easy visa and work permit and more.

BANGKOK – Over the last few decades Thailand has attracted expatriates to the country to work, stay long periods of time to explore the country, or retire.
In addition, Thailand has always been a place of interest for the traveller within the SE Asian region, where many like to stay medium- to long-term, sight-seeing, travelling, and ‘just hanging out’.
Retirement in Thailand is part of a global trend of people relocating from high income countries to lower income countries.
Thailand is now no longer the haven for those who want to retire in the country like before.
For many the dream of living in Thailand has turned sour, where cultural and social problems have brought abrupt endings their Thai lifestyle.
According to a recent article in Tastythailand.com more and more expats are leaving Thailand for greener pastures and many are moving to Malaysia.

Why Malaysia You Ask

No Discrimination For Western Expats – Unlike Thailand, which discriminates against western expats in the types of jobs they can do, the types of property they can buy, the bank loans they can get (or not!) in work permits, visas, and many more things, Malaysia does not discriminate.

Western expats who are tired of countries like Thailand where discrimination is the norm, are thrilled to be moving to Malaysia, where they can buy a house they want, do the job they want, get an easy visa and work permit and more.

Malaysia is Multi-Racial – Unlike some other countries in the region, Malaysia is a multi-racial, multi-ethnic society and open to everyone. The three main cultures, Malay, Chinese and Indian create an interesting Malaysian society yet still leave it open for other cultures to join and thrive.

Living in Malaysia, you’ll experience the main Malay, Chinese and Indian festivals, food, literature, clothing, religion, and culture, along with offerings from the Thais, British, Americans, Vietnamese, Australians, Dutch, French and more.

Affordable Healthcare – Healthcare in Malaysia is world-class and more affordable than in the United States. Doctors and hospitals are the same standard, or better, than American doctors and hospitals and care is world-renowned. In fact, healthcare is so good in Malaysia, it’s one of the top destinations for medical tourism. Living in Malaysia, you can only imagine how good your healthcare options will be.

Education – Malaysia’s education system is largely based on the British system and, consequently, is better than some other countries in the region such as Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. Mandatory subjects include Malay and English, so any children you have are likely to grow up fluent in both languages.

Education is inexpensive and, if you prefer private education, this is available also with many international schools that use the British, American and Australian systems.

Ease of Language – Unlike in some other countries in the area, English is spoken by most people in Malaysia. When an expat moves to Malaysia that fact can immediately make life much easier, as there’s no need to speak the local language to get things done.

Buying a house, a car, setting up utilities, buying furniture and household items, everything is easier due to being able to deal with things in English.

Good Infrastructure – Malaysia has a world-class infrastructure. Roads are excellent. The water supply, sewer systems and power grids are stable and telecommunications, including phones and internet, are phenomenal.Moving to, living and working in Malaysia for western expats is made even easier due to its western-standard infrastructure.

Food – Western expats love Malaysia because the food is wonderful. With Malay, Indian and Chinese cuisine being the most popular foods, you’ll also find American, British, Vietnamese, Thai, French, German, Spanish and on and on. Food is also cheap. An average meal at many of Malaysia’s restaurants is only $2-$4, and if you eat at the food courts and markets, it’s even cheaper.

Cost of Living – One of the big reasons many western expats are moving to Malaysia is the cost of living. As low as neighboring Thailand, salaries are higher, so standard of living is slightly better.

In Malaysia, you can live on one quarter the salary of most western countries and live well, which is why western expats who are retirees love living here. Apartments are cheap, buying homes is cheaper than in Europe and the US, healthcare is cheaper, eating out is cheaper, and shopping is cheaper.

If you are looking for a country that is developed yet not going to kill your bank account, then Malaysia is it.

If you are a western expat looking for a new country to move to, moving to Malaysia may just be the thing for you. The Malaysian government is also currently promoting a new program called “Malaysia My Second Home:, encouraging foreigners to either move to Malaysia or spend an extended period of time there.


https://www.chiangraitimes.com/western-expats-fleeing-thailand-for-malaysia.html
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Western Expats Fleeing Thailand for Malaysia
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