The Spirit Of Bangkok

May 31st, 2010, 09:12 AM
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Even though I haven't been back to Thailand in two years, Carol and Brad always keep me informed about what is going on there. Our friend Gene just returned from spending 3 months there during out winter. I just hope the recent events haven't destroyed tourism to my favorite city. Hopefully things will return to normal in short order, and I look forward to returning.
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May 31st, 2010, 09:56 AM
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In BKK 10 - 14th, pook, en route for glory, then back June 1 - 10. Dogster will singlehandedly restore Thailand's tourist industry.
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May 31st, 2010, 10:44 AM
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You might want to take a look at a calendar, dogster. Check your tickets too...
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May 31st, 2010, 11:42 AM
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dogster... what about the last half of JULY?? Will you be in BKK then? I plan to help the tourism industry at that time. The BKK markets will once again flourish!

Did you say you WERE in BKK from MAY 10th to 14th? Brad was there then. I don't quite get your dates.
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May 31st, 2010, 03:50 PM
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Excellent news dogster and Bangkok appreciate it already! I presume you will be here 10 - 14th June and then 1 - 10 July?
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May 31st, 2010, 04:23 PM
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You are probably right, hanuman. I hope dogster comes back to clarify his dates of travel.
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May 31st, 2010, 08:41 PM
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10 - 14 June then 1 - 10 July. Altho' maybe I'll jump a Jayarvarman Mekong cruise on 3 July. Who knows?

I'm even flying [arghhh] Thai.

But frankly, after my recent literary efforts, I think there's a cruise fatwa out on Dogster. Well, so there should be...
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Jun 1st, 2010, 03:25 AM
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Awesome photos ...
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Jun 6th, 2010, 04:38 PM
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Hanuman,
Your reports during & after the sad events were wonderful, thank you so much.

We're hearing warnings on Australian radio this morning of another possible uprising in Bangkok. What's your take on it?
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Jun 6th, 2010, 06:03 PM
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Bokhara2,

There are no indication of another "uprising" at the moment and things are quite peaceful right now. There was an attempt of trying to vote out the government coalition parties last week, no confidence debate, but that did not succeed.

Usually there are some sort of protests or demonstrations happening in Bangkok perhaps the Australian media is reporting on them. Example, farmers wanting more for the State controlled prices for rice or unions wanting the government to increase the minimum wages etc, but these are peaceful and they occur around the government building or offices district and not the commercial areas.

If I do hear of something that's NOT normal then I'll let you know.
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Jun 7th, 2010, 07:52 AM
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Speaking of the minimum wage proposal of the union, i am an economic student, and as the information provided by the wikipedia, the GDP per capita of the Thailand is USD 3939 per year, which is 10748 baht per month.... is this a realistic number of government compared to the real life, Hanuman? Secondly, is the minimum wage much different from this amount? I mean no offense, just wish to understand how big the the gap between practical life and official figure. Thank you
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Jun 7th, 2010, 08:10 AM
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yeelong,

Here's a good website for such information: http://www.boi.go.th/english/how/demographic.asp

IMO it's hard to find any labour or worker at the minimum wage pay level. X 2 or 3 and you will find skill workers for manufacturing etc. More legislation being passed every year for hiring foreign workers and they will work for the minimum wage.
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Jun 7th, 2010, 04:13 PM
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Thanks Hanuman, hope life remains tranquil in your beautiful country.
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Jun 8th, 2010, 07:42 AM
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Thanks Hanuman
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