Thailand News Summary for Sunday

Thailand News Summary for Sunday

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All the latest news from Bangkok and Thailand for Sunday and what’s on this weekend can be found on this blog updated throughout the day and also on Twitter @RichardBarrow

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UPDATES FOR SUNDAY:

  • One killed, two wounded in 3 separate shootings in Pattani on Saturday night, Sunday morning (MCOT)
  • Seven dead in van-truck crash (Bangkok Post) http://goo.gl/KWV4t 
  • Six hurt in condo fire (Bangkok Post) http://goo.gl/6Gu0s 
  • A Bangkok-Ubon train hit a pick-up truck this morning injuring 4 people (Pic @Huk_31_Koratpic.twitter.com/jLmfHIZBrn
  • K Village is a dog friendly shopping mall in #Bangkok that even has a dog toilet http://buff.ly/16hoyul 
  • Fast & Furious 6 has made more than 84 Million Baht in the first 3 days in #Bangkok. Should surpass 100M by the end of the weekend.
  • Bangkok Farmers’ Market to become a weekly event starting in June http://buff.ly/ZlyXSz 
  • Thai tour guides complain Russians are stealing their jobs (Bangkok Post) http://buff.ly/12VkBXt
  • Young Thai monks struggle with gender issues (Bangkok Post) http://buff.ly/178bbgd
  • Tana ‘Bom’ Eamniyom landed the role of a lifetime playing Ad Carabao in a biopic on the iconic band (Bangkok Post) http://buff.ly/13UmMZ5
  • Learn how to eat healthily in #Bangkok by joining a raw food class http://buff.ly/12VslIY
  • Push to get elephants out of cities (Bangkok Post) http://buff.ly/ZlNxcK

On Sunday afternoon, I went for a short cycle ride between BTS Udom Suk and BTS Phrom Phrong. Here are a few of my photo tweets:

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LOCAL NEWSPAPERS:

INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPERS:

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WEATHER FOR THAILAND: 

  • The moderate southwest monsoon over the Andaman sea, Thailand and the Gulf of Thailand becomes weak. There remains isolated heavy fall also over the western Central, the East and the South west coast. People should be aware of severe conditions. The waves are likely to be about 2 meters high in the Andaman Sea. All ships should proceed with caution during 1-2 days. [MORE]
  • Weather for Bangkok: Scattered thundershowers mostly in afternoon to evening from west to east. Temps 26-36°C [Live Rain Radar]
  • Highest temperature in Thailand yesterday was 37C in Nan. In Bangkok the hottest was 34.4C.

NEW MOVIES THIS WEEKEND IN THAILAND:

  • Three new movies this week in Thailand: “Fast & Furious 6”, “Crush” & cartoon “Epic”. Still showing: Great Gatsby, Star Trek & Iron Man 3.
  • “Fast & Furious 6” got off to a good start in Bangkok making 24.4 Million Baht on the first day. Will most likely reach 100M Baht by Sunday

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EVENTS THIS WEEKEND IN BANGKOK AND THAILAND:

  • Thailand Mobile Expo 2013 Hi-end will take place at QSNCC (ศูนย์การประชุมแห่งชาติสิริกิิติ์) from 23-26 May.
  • Human Acrobats Show at Seacon Bangkae on Phetkasem Rd at 4:30pm & 6:30pm until Sunday. Free admission
  • Ice Cream Festival 2013 at CentralPlaza Chaengwattana until Tuesday
  • Funarium on Sukhumwit Soi 26 is holding a musical festival for children this weekend from 10am-4:45pm. Fun activities & songs
  • Last chance today for “World of Seafood 2013” at Impact Challenger Hall 1, Muang Thong Thani

EVENTS COMING SOON IN BANGKOK AND THAILAND:

  • Phi Ta Khon Ghost Mask Festival in Loei Confirmed for 10-12 July 2013 http://buff.ly/111xxel
  • USA Fair Returning to CentralWorld on 31 May-2 June 2013 http://buff.ly/16e1X1D
  • Hua Hin Jazz Festival 2013 | Thai Travel News by Paknam Web http://buff.ly/10QGmUa
  • Anantara Announces Dates of Elephant Polo Tournament http://buff.ly/17Yy2dz 
  • Siam Tulip Festival (เทศกาลท่องเที่ยวดอกกระเจียว) in Chaiyaphum from 9 June-31 August
  • Over 1,600 shops can be found at the OTOP Midyear 2013 fair from 28 May to 2 June at Muang Thong Thani.

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THAILAND BLOGS:

TODAY IN THAI HISTORY ON TWITTER:

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