Sunday 18 March 2012

Cili Padi Authentic Malaysian Restaurant in Bangkok

Regret  to inform that Cili Padi will be closed from 1st till 28th August 2012. Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Good news!!! Cili Padi has relocated to a more comfortable and spacious venue as in the address stated below. The nearest BTS station is Surasak BTS Station and another 10-15 mins walk to get to here.

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Cili Padi Authentic Malaysian Restaurant
107/3, Thanon Pan(Soi Wat Khaek),
between Silom Soi 13 and 15.
Silom Road, Bangrak,
Bangkok 10500.
Tel: 02-6351167
Opening hours: 11.00-22.00hrs  Ramadhan opening hours: 12.00-23.00hrs
Closes on 1st Friday of the month.

Contact person: Khun Fahmi Sabri - 087 8641234

# Free Wifi available.

Saturday 17 March 2012

Night spots to close April 8-10 2012 for princess' funeral

BANGKOK: -- Night entertainment venues will be asked to suspend their businesses from April 8-10 during the funeral of Her Royal Highness Princess Bejaratana, while other private enterprises will be asked to fly national flags at half-mast on their premises, PM's Office permanent secretary Thongthong Chandrangsu said yesterday.

Television and radio broadcasts should air programmes or content considered appropriate during the three-day period, he added.

Updating the progress of the preparations for the funeral service, he said the crematorium for the late Princess is coloured in gold - the standard colour for a royal funeral - and pink, the shade representing Tuesday, the day of the princess' birth.

"The combined shades of the crematorium are especially soft and reflect femininity," Thongthong said.

This crematorium is smaller than that built for the late HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana, because HRH Princess Bejaratana's body is contained in an urn, while that of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana was placed in a casket.

Three rehearsals of the April 9 funeral service for HRH Princess Bejaratana have been scheduled for this month. Two minor rehearsals are set for this Sunday and March 25, before a grand rehearsal on March 31.

The main pavilion, crematorium and other buildings will be open for the public to visit from April 11-17. A permanent exhibition in honour of the late princess will be installed at Nakhon Pathom's Sanam Chandra Palace, which was built by King Rama VI. HRH Princess Bejaratana, who died last July 27 at the age of 85, was the only child of King Rama VI.

The late princess' ashes will be collected on the morning after the April 9 cremation and escorted to Dusit Maha Prasart Throne Hall. On April 12, a ceremony will be held to mark the ashes' permanent placement in the Throne Hall.

A meeting of the government's organising committee on March 24 will be attended by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, the chief adviser to the panel, at the suggestion of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, who is the executive chairman of the panel.

-- The Nation 2012-03-17

Monday 12 March 2012

Higher Thailand Taxi Meter Rates in Mid April 2012

Taxi Meter Rates Set to Increase in Mid-April

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BANGKOK: -- The Transport Ministry has approved an increase in taxi meter rates planned to go into effect on April 16.

Phum Palang Taxi Cooperative manager, Kasemsan Chompoodaeng, said the Land Transport Department under the Transport Ministry approved the meter rate increase. However, he said the ministry has not yet concluded what form the price increase will take.

The Land Transport Department will discuss with the Energy Ministry, the PTT and taxi operators. All details will be finalized by April 16, which is the date that the new fares will begin.

As of now, four forms of fare hikes have been proposed. Firstly, the startling price of a cab will be maintained at 35 baht, while meter rates per mile will increase. Conversely, an alternative proposal is to increase the starting price to 40, 45 or 50 baht.

Kasemsan stated that taxi operators have been minimally affected by the energy price hike since the PTT has shouldered most of the burden on the Natural Gas for Vehicles, or NGV, at two baht a liter from January 16 through April 16.

After that, the taxi operators will be facing a gas price hike, so they will be forced to raise taxi fares. Moreover, the Transport Ministry will improve the standard of taxi services.

As of now, there are around 100,000 cabs, and only 80,000 of them has registered with the Ministry. The Ministry will set a limit on the number of cabs so that taxis do not outnumber passengers.

-- Tan Network 2012-03-12