Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Electric Motorcycles

Thanks to the Chinese, you can now buy an Electric motorcycle in Thailand. These silent savers come in at 800 and 1200 watts. A charge of 6-8 hours gets you 70-80 km of travel. Top speed about 40 km/h. The model shown is a Vestor-b 2008 and runs 38,500 Baht. One that looks more like a Honda Dream comes in at 36,500 Baht. Check out the Vestor.

The only problem seems to be the main dealership is in Mukdahan.

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Crown Property Bureau holds 3,493 acres in Bangkok

Valued at $35 billion, the King and the Crown Property Bureau is placed at Forbes richest monarch.

World’s longest-reigning monarch. His Crown Property
Bureau, through which he holds wealth, granted
unprecedented access this year, revealing vast
landholdings, including 3,493 acres in Bangkok. More...

Some say it's not an accurate report.


Sunday, August 10, 2008

First Thai Gold Medal

Good to see Thailand on the board with a Gold from Ms. Prapawadee in weight lifting. Her mom passed out during the competition.. hope she's ok.

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Saturday, August 09, 2008

Bangkok Dangerous - the remake

In theaters soon the Nicolas Cage movie Bangkok Dangerous, the remake of the 1999 movie Bangkok Dangerous.

From IMDB:

Both this version and the 1999 version of Bangkok Dangerous were directed by Oxide Pang Chun and Danny Pang. Jason Richman has joined the original writers with this screenplay. This new version is in English; the 1999 version was in Thai. There are also rumored to be some major changes in the storyline and characters.

The picture was shooting during the 19th September Coup d'etat. Nonetheless, filming only stopped for six hours. The Armoury department claim they fired the only shots in the coup.


Sunday, August 03, 2008

Thai Town gets funding

Recent article about how Thai Town was granted $250,000 in Preserve America grants, along with another $250,000 in other public and private matching funds.

"...Thai Town, which runs along Hollywood Boulevard from Normandie to Western avenues, is home to about 46 Thai business, including silk shops, massage parlors, bookstores and restaurants. About 10,000 Thais live in the neighborhood, Martorell said, representing about one-fifth of the Thai community in Southern California."

For a fairly decent movie on the subject, checkout Province 77.