Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort
Nestled on 160 acres of ancient jungle in Northern Thailand, the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort overlooks the fabled convergence of two rivers and three countries. (Thailand, Myanmar and Laos) The region boasts a rich cultural heritage, as seen in the many hill tribe peoples of which a component part of their history can be viewed at the nearby Hall of Opium Museum. At the Anantara Golden Triangle, the natural and cultural merge at our unique onsite Elephant Camp, modelled on traditional mahout villages and home to the resort’s very own gentle giants.
AGrowth - Thailand’s first global AgTech Accelerator
It’s often said that farmers are the backbone of every country. But in many parts of the world agriculture is slow to embrace new technology often because of economic circumstance or limited opportunity. Employing 38% of the national workforce but accounting for under 10% of the country’s GDP, the agricultural sector is a vital part of Thailand's economy. But the majority of Thailand's farmers continue to use traditional practices, creating a significant opportunity for modernization and digitization. Enter AGrowth. Thailand’s first global AgTech Accelerator. The AGrowth program, by the National Innovation Agency, in partnership with the Research & Innovation for Sustainability Center, SIAM KUBOTA Corporation, and powered by Nest, supports startup businesses and entrepreneurs from around the globe, in delivering breakthrough technologies. The Agrowth programme began with 240 entrepreneurs who were invited to present their ideas for empowering the agriculture industry. From here, 10 projects were selected. 12 weeks later, the 10 selected startup companies from Australia, Hong Kong, Nigeria, India, Malaysia, the USA, and Thailand were back together to show proof of concept to a room full of mentors and investors. The pioneering deployment-ready innovation included….. New crop management systems, drone aerial crop predictions and urban farming solutions. Agrisource Data from the USA is using its own unique software to analyze crops in a way that’s truly off this planet. The team at GetzTrac from Thailand is helping farmers to make better use of their machinery. A key area is tech focused on sustainable agriculture that helps address the concerns of today’s hungry world. No doubt some of the ideas planted and grown from these initiatives will yield great results in the future of agriculture in Thailand and beyond.
A Bikers Treff in Sakon Nakhon
Thailand is perhaps one of the best bike bike destinations in the world. Many parts of the country are thinly populated and bikers can ride its fabulous roads with very negligible traffic. Whilst the north east doesn't have as many curvy mountainous regions as the stunning north, its peaceful rural landscapes are well worth exploring. In this story we take a glimpse of how a bunch of expats enjoy a lunch stop-off on their ride through Sakon Nakhon. www.vilamasranch.com .
Intercontinental Resort Pattaya - New Year Party 2020
Enjoying an evening at one of Pattaya best and most beautiful resorts! The Destination Thailand team wishes a Happy New Year to all it's friends and 12,000 subscribers. It was a great year of growth. We were lucky enough to enjoy our New Year countdown at the Intercontinental Resort in Pattaya. Here is a quick recap of our evening!
Royal Flora Ratchaphruek Chiang Mai - How it all started!
This amazing Chiang Mai attraction is a horticultural exhibition in the city where visitors can admire thousands of species of trees and flowers on 80 hectares of landscaped gardens. The original Royal Flora Ratchaphruek was a flower festival held in 2006 to 2007 in the Thai city of Chiang Mai. At that time it drew almost 4 million visitors. It was one of the celebrations hosted by the Royal Thai Government in honor of King Bhumibol, the world longest reigning monarch.
Thailand is a World Class Dental Implant destination
Thailand is home to some of the world’s best dentists and the destination of choice for people from around the world looking for dental implant solutions. The reasons are many: Internationally trained skillful dentists. No waiting lists. Value for money. And a wonderful place for recovery. Bangkok’s renowned Chulalongkorn University is now home to South East Asia’s first Implant Real-time Imaging System. Here at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery in the Faculty of Dentistry, the IRIS-100 machine from Taiwan features the utilization of optical tracking systems to instantly visualize the implant. The critical data gathered from the IRIS-100 assists the dentist in virtual navigation before surgery and real-time guidance during the actual implant surgery. In simple terms, think of Google maps or a car navigation system. The machine is set up to visualize the destination and then helps to guide the pre-planned placement of implants by avoiding dangerous areas. With the aid of this real-time imaging system, users can see the position of the drill and also data such as bone quality, nerve and sinus location. This means a dentist can create the perfect implant and ensure a perfect fit for every patient. Under the guidance of Professor Atiphan, Chulalongkorn, University’s finest dental academy graduates have already begun offering vastly improved dental implant surgery to a wide range of patients. Not only is the technology remarkably accurate, it’s also incredibly safe. Thanks to this advanced technology the likelihood of successful implant surgery is now higher than ever The procedure undertaken at Chulalongkorn University’s Dental Faculty is available to both local and international patients at affordable rates
Two thousand year old Christian Orthodox relic visits Thailand
An ancient Virgin Mary relic touched by Jesus and believed responsible for countless miracles arrives in Asia for the first time ever. The Orthodox Church in Thailand will shortly celebrate its 20th year in Thailand. What better way to honor the occasion then with the first ever visit of the Holy Ark of the Cincture to this nation and then onwards through South East Asia. Every religion has its holy relics. Many are attributed to both small and great miracles. For the Orthodox Christian Church the 2,000 year old cincture or belt of Mary, the Mother of Jesus is one such precious artifact. The belt is kept in a box. Tradition says the belt or girdle was made by the Virgin Mary herself, out of camelhair and touched by Jesus Christ.
Vilamas Farm - Living off the power grid in Sakon Nakhon
When Swiss expat Thomas Luescher and his Thai wife Kate Vilamas decided to develop their new farm in Sakon Nakhon from scratch, they had many challenges to contend with. The largest decision was regarding electricity. Rather than choosing to go on to the Government power grid they decided to go totally solo on Solar! Their farm has become a credible example of solo sustainability www.vilamasranch.com www.aero-engineering.net
Sakon Nakhon - Weaving stunning traditional Indigo fabrics
Sakon Nakhon is famous for its local traditional indigo dye wisdom handed down through the generations. Weaving cotton clothes and dyeing indigo is a common activity in the province. Woven Thai indigo textiles are made by a traditional all-natural process of cold-dyeing white cotton threads with a deep blue dye from the true indigo plant, then using these threads to weave into various patterns and designs. The true indigo color is always predominant, with other colored threads incorporated. Everything in this process is done by hand and requires a very high level of skill and attention to detail; everything used in the process is also completely natural and eco-friendly – no machinery or chemicals are used. www.vilamasranch.com
A Cycling Tour experience in Northeast Thailand
Siam Bike Tours visit Vilamas Ranch 35 kilometers out of Sakon Nakhon. Vilamas Ranch is a family venture operated by Swiss expat 'Thomas' and his Thai wife 'Kate'. Their self-sufficient farm is an ideal rest-stop for bicycle and bike tours travelling through the province. It offers a charming rural experience for travellers looking for the real Thailand www.vilamasranch.com www.siambiketours.com
Sunplay Asia launch in prestigious Bangsaray
Sunplay launch their luxury development in Bangsaray. The glamorous Gatsby themed party were joined by the members of Thailand’s Mercedes Benz Club. Sunplay Bangsaray is a collection of luxurious apartments and pool villas, set amidst beautiful tropical gardens, sunset sea views, and a private clubhouse offering a full range of sports and luxury concierge services. Located on Thailand’s east coast, Sunplay Bangsaray is 2 hours by motorway from the capital, Bangkok. Suvarnabhumi Airport which is Thailand’s main international airport is only 90 minutes away, while the fast expanding U-Tapao international airport can be reached in 30 minutes. A by-pass motorway and planned high-speed rail link will reduce journey times even further.
Living the expat farm dream ..... in Sakon Nakhon Thailand
For many expats, living off the grid on a productive farm in northern Thailand is dream scenario. In this episode we meet Thomas Luescher and his close-knit Thai family who together are determined to make a success of their Vilamas Ranch and its offshoot business ventures. www.vilamasranch.com
Phoenix - Redesigning discarded luxury fashion brands in Bangkok
We visit the newly opened Bangkok workshop, within Galerie Adler, for Armelle Cohen’s “Phoenix” brand. It’s here that she is reshaping leather pieces that have been discarded by famous luxury brand name fashion houses into one-off handbag designs. Affordable fashion that reduces waste and sets every woman apart. Address: Galerie Adler Charoen Krung Road, Soi 45 BANGKOK. Visit: roserose.fr
Entrepreneurs pitch to Prince Andrew in Bangkok
Entrepreneurs representing Thailand and ASEAN Countries have been invited to pitch their ideas to England's Prince Andrew at a 2 day event in Bangkok (Nov 3 & 4) along with investors and influences. The final pitches will take place at Bangkok's premier riverside mall - Icon Siam. Prince Andrew, the Duke of York started pitch@palace in 2014 to help startups raise the funds they need to become a success. Hosted by: Global Entrepreneurship Network (Thailand) www.gethai.org
Pattaya's truly amazing Penthouse!
In this episode we meet the two prime creative people behind the indisputable best Penthouse in Pattaya. Located on the top of the upmarket and prestigious Pratumnak area, this Penthouse has unsurpassed 180 degree breathtaking views that can never be compromised. Combined with stunning interior design this property would be hard to surpass. Located less than 100 meters from the entrance to The Peach Exhibition Center, Amari Residences Pattaya shares its address with some of the most notable hotels in Thailand, namely The Royal Cliff and The Intercontinental and is merely five minutes away from either Pattaya City or Jomtien www.euro-design-furniture.com
Chiang Mai - One of Thailand's favorite destinations
Chiang Mai is a city in mountainous northern Thailand. Whilst it is a major growing city, it has managed to retain a relaxed ambiance reminiscent of it's early tourism days as a popular back backing destination. Founded in 1296, it was capital of the independent Lanna Kingdom until 1558. Its Old City area still retains vestiges of walls and moats from its history as a cultural and religious center.
Owning a piece of paradise in Bali
The New Nordic brand is perhaps one of the best known condominium developers out of Pattaya. Starting in Pratumnak, their unmistakable orange developments can now be seen throughout Thailand. .Their exponential growth over the past 10 years has now allowed then to expand around the world . Their latest conquest is in Bali. Bali is one of the most popular destinations in Asia and an increasingly popular place to invest. Join us as we explore some of the most famous sites on the ‘Island of the Gods’ along with the rediscovered appeal of the legendary Sanur Beach
Dream Yacht interior renovations in Pattaya!
Many sailors dream of visiting South East Asia with their luxurious yachts. The countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines are fabulous tropical cruising destinations and many boats cruise around for many years. Whilst in the region it is well worth considering to renovate in local countries that have high skilled professionals and save money! Pattaya in the Gulf of Thailand can offer such services. This episode introduces "Euro Design Furniture Pattaya" who have great experience in refitting dream yachts from Ocean Marina Jomtien Thailand #Thailandyachting #Thailandboating #Pattaya #boating #yachting #renovatingyachts #yachtinteriordesign #renovations #SouthEastAsia #Marina #Thailandmarina #JomtienMarina #OceanMarina
Sun World Lures Thai Travelers To Vietnam!
One of Vietnam's tourism leaders, Sun World, is focusing on attracting more tourists from the Land of Smiles. It's team recently held a roadshow in Bangkok in a bid to reach out to Thai travel agents. Sun World is part of Sun Group - one of the largest real estate developers in Vietnam. Its main activities are the development of holiday resorts, attraction parks and luxury properties. VIETNAM THAILAND Sun World Lures Thai Travelers To Vietnam!
Pattaya's leading developer Global Top launches Marina Golden Bay
Pattaya is a credible real estate investment competitor next to Bangkok. After several years of uncertainties major developers are moving forward and launching significant new projects. Confidence in the market is high. One of the lead developers in Pattaya.is Global Top Group. With over 40 years of experience in the international market they have an impressive record with 7 completed projects in the heart of the city. Their latest project is the massive 3 tower, 51 level condominium complex called Marina Golden Bay. It's flair will most likely become one of Pattaya's iconic landmarks