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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- A German-language news post about a recent cabinet decision trying to increase the birth rate reminded me that I wanted to post about the age distribution in Thailand already. The DOPA statistics page has the age distribution for every year since 199
It's 2018! And time for me to update the Top 10 Phuket Hotels list, but I've made it a "Top 12". There is only 1 new hotel in the 2018 list - much of the top 10 is similar to 2017 although slightly re-arranged. For each hotel there are links for chec
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Amanda Siddharta JAKARTA, Dec 16 One late afternoon here in the Indonesian capital, Marcella, sitting calmly in a caf, asked if she was allowed to smoke. As she lit up a cigarette, the 31-year-old started recounting a harrowing experience she went th
World War II history buffs, here's one that you might appreciate. Shortly after the Japanese invasion of Burma in 1942, the bucolic little burg of Ye-u in Sagaing Region got caught up in the ravages of war. The town's freshly minted Myoma Cinema was
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According to the Pantone Institute, the organization that forecasts global color trends and advises companies on color in brand identity and product development, the Color of the Year 2018 is ultra violet. On Pantone's website they
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So, how was 2017 for you? A bit odd? To many changes in the world? I know this is a Phuket Blog, but a review of 2017 has to mention a few world events. Like last year I feel a bit helpless, blogging about our nice trip to Krabi or finding an interes
A draft environmental law being considered by the NLA is being pushed for approval on 19 January 2018. Community members, scholars, and activists have criticized the bill for failing to resolve environmental problems and for an EIA process that canno
Mingalar Cinemas has been on my radar quite a bit of late. The Yangon-based movie theater chain (Myanmar's largest) has been quietly opening new locations across the country, venturing beyond their traditional mainstays of Yangon and Mandalay. Last D
The new year started the same way as the last year ended considering the Royal Gazette announcements - both the final one and the first announcements by the Fine Arts Department on historical sites. On December 28th, the historical site Wat