Mers draws closer to Singapore
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THE arrival of the Middle East respiratory syndrome in Thailand has brought the deadly disease closer to Singapore. The viral respiratory illness, which was reported first in Saudi Arabia in 2012, recently made a spectacular appearance in South Korea, where its outbreak is the largest outside its originating country.

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Indonesian Anti-drugs chief warns  against foreign boyfriends
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Indonesia’s anti-narcotics chief Friday warned women in the country to be careful when dating foreigners, suggesting they could be tricked into becoming drug mules. The remarks were the latest salvo in Indonesia’s war on narcotics and came after eight drug convicts, including seven foreigners, were put to death by firing squad in April, sparking international […]

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Thailand Calling a novel
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I’ve written a novel called Thailand Calling. It takes place mostly in the Pattaya and Bangkok bar scene. It’s received some good reviews and is worth a look if you want a fun summer read. It’s available from Amazon and other book sites. I would post the link if I could.

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Aussie Tenderloin Steak.
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Was lazy. Found some Aussie steaks in the freezer. Went for a tenderloin. At room temp. rub in some decent ground salt and pepper, then some EVOO. Some EVOO in a very hot pan and do each side for 2 mins. Do another 7 minutes on a lower heat, turning every few minutes. Put on […]

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Bangkok's Shopping Malls – An Overdose on Retail Therapy?
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Slow news day so far… The inside of Bangkok’s newest luxury shopping mall, EmQuartier. (DPA photo) Khaosod English / DPA June 28, 2015 Bangkok’s newest luxury mall rises above one of the Thai capital’s busiest commercial districts like an uneven jigsaw of white curves and sparkling glass. A collection of three buildings joined by walkways […]

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From London to the Lakes: Slap's Virgin Rail fail
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Why (oh fucking why) is the underground busy on a Wednesday afternoon? I was looking forward to a clear run to Euston, but no. Upon alighting at Victoria I was immediately sucked into a deluge of luggage and briefcases and recalcitrant tourist types wielding selfie sticks and bad manners. "Remove yourself from my path, Mr […]

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Sor Por Kor  clampdown?
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I noticed when passing the local cop shop that they had a few excavators, on lorries, parked up. On asking why I was told that the excavators had been found digging dams/ponds on Sor Por Kor land. The soil is sold off to others who want to build up their levels. This apparently is not […]

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Novice Attempts to Burn Down Monastery on First Day
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Police inspect the room of a new monk who attempted to light the monastery on fire in Songkhla. Khaosod English June 27, 2015 SONGKHLA — Police in southern Thailand say they have arrested a novice who allegedly attempted to burn down a monastery after smoking marijuana early this morning. The 16-year-old, who became a novice […]

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