Divine yoga clinic, Bangkok

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Divine Yoga is one of the premier yoga studio providing classes for different disease management for the prevention, curative and rehabilitation of physical, mental and emotional problems. Our classes are based on the teachings of Bihar school of yoga ( one the most respected and integrated system in the world) under the guidance of Sanjiv Chaturvedi ( who have done master degree in applied yogic science from Bihar school of yoga) having experience of teaching more than 200 k people around the world for last 13 years. Divine yoga is working with the universities, schools and hospitals to provide simple, scientific and systematic yoga classes for all purpose. We have private and group classes for the –
1. Pre/Post natal.
2. Blood Pressure.
3. Migraine/headache/vertigo/
4. Neck/back/knee pain.
5. Mental stress/insomnia
6. Digestive problem/obesity
7. Thyroid problem
8. Menstrual /menopause management
9. Heart problem
10. Respiratory problem.
11. Special stress management classes for corporate.
12. Skill and personality development for school children.
13. Rehabilitation yoga classes for injuries, cancer, AIDS, and other diseases which need modern medicine to recover.
Our classes are developed according to the need of an individual with the combination of physical posture, breathing , relaxation and specific meditation classes based on the teachings of Satyananda yoga ( Only in south east Asia).

Thai students receive medals from invention competition

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Thai students have received six medals from the International Exhibition for Young Inventors in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The Secretary-General of the Basic Education Commission said that OBEC had selected 10 inventions from students around the country for a showcase at the 10th International Exhibition for Young Inventors 2014 (IEYI 2014) in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The Shrimp Peeling Device from the Phichit Pittayakom School in Phichit received a gold medal, while two other inventions namely the ‘Gelatinous Bacterial Cellulose (GBC) process from recycled rubber processing water’, and the meatball molding machine both received silver medals.

The Secretary-General added that other inventions achieved special awards: the latex collection groove shooter from Pattani, the heat and stain resistant cloth from Nonthaburi, the helmet with fastener alarm from Songkhla, a fish feeder with a built in touch sensor from Mae Hong Son, and a motorcycle anti-theft device from Phitsanulok.

Thai students who participated in the event are expected to return to Thailand on Monday at 8:10pm.

The exhibition was held from 29th October – 2nd November 2014 with young inventors from many countries: Egypt, India, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Nigeria, Indonesia, Thailand, and Hong Kong. Next year’s IEYI event will be held in India. –

See more at: http://thainews.prd.go.th/CenterWeb/NewsEN/NewsDetail?NT01_NewsID=WNSOC5711030010030#sthash.OwEgTKtc.dpuf

50% Off !!! for Deluxe : 45 sq.m. at Centre Point Hotel Silom Bangkok Thailand

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Save 50% for Deluxe : 45 sq.m. at Centre Point Hotel Bangkok Thailand

Room only rates

Special for booked and stayed : Now – 31 October 2014

Get complimentary early check in at 10.00 hours and late check-out at 18.00 hours
Get free WIFI internet access in room.
Get free flow access in Executive Lounge
Get free 10% discount at Blue Spice Restaurant excluding drinks.

Infant 0-3 year(s):      Stay for free if using existing bedding.
(If you need a cot there may be an extra charge.)
Children 4-12 year(s): Stay for free if using existing bedding

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Spacious single room (city view) with 1 queen-size bed / Twin bed (on request), 1 bathroom (separated shower and bathtub).
•  Extra bed charge THB 1,200++ per set per night (maximum 1 set).

About Centre Point Silom Hotel

Centre Point Hotel Silom near the Chao Phraya River reminds visitors of Bangkok’s rich maritime history in the olden days. The road on which it is located is also the city’s first western-style thoroughfare with shop-houses lining both sides.

Centre Point Hotel Silom, situated on the top of Robinson Bangrak Department Store and at the bank of Chao Phraya River, is in proximity to Saphan Taksin skytrain (BTS) station and Sathorn ferry pier; aiding quick and easy transfer to:

The Grand Palace,
Emerald Buddha Temple,
Wat Pho Temple,
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and
Asiatique – the Riverfront and Community Mall(night bazaar).

The Hotel’s building is in the Jewelry Trade District of Silom and Sathorn road.
It takes just a 5 min. drive to BKK Sea Shell Museum, and Sri Mahamariamma Temple; a mere 10 min. drive to Pat Pong (night life), and a short 15 min. drive to China Town.

Guests can enjoy the use of the Hotel’s outdoor saltwater swimming pool, fitness center, sauna, free wireless internet, a business center, conference room and a coffee corner.

Accommodations comprise of magnificent rooms with dining area, fully equipped kitchen, toaster, microwave, refrigerator, washing machine with dryer, and iron amenities (on request).

From 2017 you can drive from India to Thailand

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The idea of driving down to Bangkok in a car or bus from any northeastern state may become reality by 2017, with India signing a memorandum of understanding with Myanmar on opening four-lane motorways to promote trade and tourism from the northeastern states into that country, and on to Thailand, and eventually Cambodia and Vietnam as well.

Noting that the proposed trans-Asian highway was a very old project that had failed to take off so far, security sources said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was keen to operationalise a planned superhighway linking Guwahati to Bangkok via Mandalay and Yangon, Myanmar’s former capital.

The sources added that the external affairs ministry was also exploring the possibility of starting passenger bus services between Moreh in Manipur and Mandalay. New Delhi wants the bus service started as soon as possible.

The trans-Asian highway is part of the “Mekong-India Corridor” intended to link Indian markets with China, the sources said, saying the PM had told officials to convert the “Look East Policy” into “Action East Policy”.

The Northeast Frontier Railway was given a six-month deadline to commission tracks linking the border states to augment infrastructure development.

The new superhighway will open up new oil and gas opportunities off the coasts of Myanmar and Vietnam, and enable easier access to Japanese products made in Thailand, the security sources said. The trans-Asian highway will also be connected to NH2 to facilitate an opening direct from New Delhi to Southeast Asia. The many stumbling blocks to the project are being cleared on a priority basis, the sources added.

Source: http://manipurtimes.com/news-article/the-peoples-chronicle-news/item/12688

Centre Point Silom Bangkok presents Special Rate for One Bedroom Grand Suite(90 sq.m.) at THB 2,999

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Centre Point Silom Bangkok presents Special Rate for One – Bedroom Grand Suite(90 sq.m.) at THB 2,999 per room per night! Breakfast Included!!!
Booked: Now – 31 October 2014
Stayed: 01 September – 31 October 2014
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CENTRE POINT HOTEL SILOM

Centre Point Hotel Silom near the Chao Phraya River reminds visitors of Bangkok’s rich maritime history in the olden days. The road on which it is located is also the city’s first western-style thoroughfare with shop-houses lining both sides.

Centre Point Hotel Silom, situated on the top of Robinson Bangrak Department Store and at the bank of Chao Phraya River, is in proximity to Saphan Taksin skytrain (BTS) station and Sathorn ferry pier; aiding quick and easy transfer to:

The Grand Palace,
Emerald Buddha Temple,
Wat Pho Temple,
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and
Asiatique – the Riverfront and Community Mall(night bazaar).

The Hotel’s building is in the Jewelry Trade District of Silom and Sathorn road.
It takes just a 5 min. drive to BKK Sea Shell Museum, and Sri Mahamariamma Temple; a mere 10 min. drive to Pat Pong (night life), and a short 15 min. drive to China Town.

Guests can enjoy the use of the Hotel’s outdoor saltwater swimming pool, fitness center, sauna, free wireless internet, a business center, conference room and a coffee corner.

Accommodations comprise of magnificent rooms with dining area, fully equipped kitchen, toaster, microwave, refrigerator, washing machine with dryer, and iron amenities (on request).

Thailand has surpassed the United States in beachfront hotels and resorts

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Thailand has surpassed the United States in the number of hotels truly set on its beaches, according to a survey of more than 11,000 hotels in 109 countries released on Friday.

Thailand, a rising superstar in global tourism, has beaten the world’s most famous, traditional beach destinations including Spain, Mexico, USA, Greece and Turkey to take the number one position in the newly announced Global Beachfront Awards. Thailand won top spot with over 1,250 true beachfront hotels and resorts, followed by the USA with 1,016, Mexico with 943, and Spain with 736 and Greece with 576.

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This win follows Thailand’s meteoric, 88% rise in tourist numbers over the past five years, overriding both the global depression and its own well-publicized, internal political upheavals. Street violence and grenade attacks in Bangkok did little to slow the country’s burgeoning tourism business, which consistently outperformed all other global players by wide margins over the last five years. Figures from the United Nations World Tourism Organization (WTO) show that in 2013, for the first time, Thailand rose to join the world’s Top 10 most visited countries. This world-winning performance was powered by millions of international visitors flocking not to its golden temples but mainly to its beautiful tropical beaches. Last year 12 of Thailand’s 27 million international tourists visited the island of Phuket alone – and it has 12 more widely scattered beach destinations with over 30 beachfront resorts each.2014-08-15 16.26.10

Issued by The Beachfront Club, whose website maps beachfront hotels in detail not seen elsewhere, the Global Beachfront Awards claim to have accounted for over 12,000 accommodation establishments on beaches in 109 countries. The awards are a measure of the number of true beachfront accommodation establishments a country offers, and include all levels from beach bungalows to luxury, 5-star resorts. ‘True beachfront’, by the criteria of this Club, includes only those hotels directly on a beach or oceanfront with no road or traffic between the rooms and the water.

“True beachfront is the first choice of beach-lovers worldwide” says website founder John Everingham, an Australian and long-term resident of Thailand. “Especially for those who travel halfway around the planet, and spend large sums of money seeking the perfect beach.” The website is designed, he says, to help people find beachfront hotels anywhere on the planet while avoiding the misleading advertising of hotels that pretend to be on a beach, when in fact they aren’t. “Old hotel brochures were often designed to leave out roads and make a hotel appear to be right by the sand. Today it’s still commonplace on websites,” he says. “The Beachfront Club allows users to avoid such misleading advertising.”

This photographer’s own work shooting Phuket hotels in the 1990s became the inspiration for the website. Assigned to hide roads and make the hotels look like they were right on the beach, when they weren’t, his embarrassment and motivation for the website is documented in a CNNGo story: http://travel.cnn.com/bangkok/visit/new-online-database-shows-travelers-…

Measuring only true beachfront hotels might not give a complete picture of a country’s beach tourism industry, says the Everingham. “However, it provides a good look at the top end of each country’s industry. It helps show how tourism has penetrated a country’s beaches, and shows how much choice each country provides to beach-loving visitors. One old-style, large hotel with hundreds of rooms cannot satisfy as many different tastes as several smaller ones scattered on different beaches.” Smaller, more personalized hotels, boutique and creative, says this web entrepreneur, are the trend all across Southeast Asia, the region of the world with the fastest growth by far in international arrivals, according to the WTO’s figures.

Thailand’s taking the number one position in the Global Beachfront Awards will surprise many, just as it did the website’s Bangkok-based creators. Wei Liang Yu, Chinese wife of the founder, the cartographer and a company director, says that when they began they first guessed that Thailand might have about 300 beachfront hotels. But then, as Everingham walked virtually every beach in the country, photographing and GPS-marking all beachfront hotels, the numbers climbed wildly, soaring beyond 1,200. Everingham also walked virtually beach in Bali, Vietnam and Myanmar that has a beachfront hotel, and is now working through the Philippines.

A second set of global awards, the Global Destination Beachfront Awards, has also been released by The Beachfront Club. This counts the total beachfront accommodations in a single beach destination within any country. Once again, Thailand triumphs as Koh Samui’s 270 qualified hotels overtakes the 250 in Riviera Maya, Mexico, while Crete Island in Greece comes in third with 194, and Mallorca in Spain follows with 187. See the full lists below.

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Thailand’s second win helps cement its high rank in the beach tourism business. “People may think Thai beaches are lined by bamboo and thatch bungalows,” says the beach-combing founder. “But the backpacker places have been replaced by huge numbers of mid-range, air-con rooms. And boutique and luxury resorts are now the standard, sprouting up on even the remotest islands. Thai beaches are an industry ablaze, and sometimes out of control.”

Rapid growth in beach tourism has not been limited to Thailand, however. Its neighbours also showed solid upswings in 2013, with Southeast Asia enjoying the biggest year-on-year increase of any region in the world. In spite of the deep crises in Western economies, the traditional beach destinations also enjoyed some growth over the five years from 2009 to 2013 – though it was comparatively slow. While Thailand enjoyed the huge 88%, five-year increase that thrust it into the world’s Top 10 tourism countries, Spain had a modest 16% increase, with Turkey and Greece trailing behind that. The Caribbean saw less than 10% growth over the same period, WTO figures show.

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Momentum in global beach tourism shows a clear migration from the old destinations to the new, tropical islands and beaches of Asia. With long-distant air transport times and costs at all-time lows, beach-lovers are willing to spend 10 or more hours on a plane in the search for newer beaches and more natural environments.

Thailand, with shores facing both Pacific and Indian Oceans, and hundreds of islands in each, is clearly the biggest winner in the latest blush of humanity’s on-going love affair with the beach. Now that it’s right at the top of global beach tourism, it will need to consider something it has not yet stopped to ponder, says The Beachfront Club’s John Everingham – how to preserve its beaches’ natural beauty and help it stay on top.

Source: http://www.eturbonews.com/49224/thailand-has-surpassed-united-states-beachfront-hotels-and-resor

Advance booking save 49% ! CHAOPHRAYA DELUXE (river view) 45 sq.m. at Centre Point Hotel Silom Bangkok Thailand

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A high-level Indian parliamentary delegation led by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar will leave for Bangkok Friday to attend 122nd assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to be held March 27-April 1.

“The assembly will hold a general debate on the political, economic and social situation in the world with reference to the overall theme of ‘Parliament at the heart of political reconciliation and good governance’,” said a release issued by the Lok Sabha secretariat Thursday.

Ms Reddy (left) watches as Dr Karan Singh (centre left), president of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, presents the Thai edition of the book ‘India: Timeless Splendour’ to Thai Culture Minister Teera Slukpetch at the opening of the Indian Cultural Centre near the Indian Embassy on Soi Sukhumvit 23 in Bangkok in September.

While hopping around the city to various farewell events in her honour, India’s outgoing ambassador to Thailand, Latha Reddy, took out time during her annual health check-up at Bumrungrad Hospital to talk to Bangkok Post about her achievements during her three-year tenure in Bangkok.

“I have always been in love with this city ever since I first stepped foot here in 1969 as a young student,” said Ms Reddy. She stayed a full month in the city during her initial trip to Thailand as a tourist, she added.

A week ahead of her departure to India as the Secretary for East Asia, Ms Reddy takes pride in the progress in bilateral relations between India and Thailand.

“My greatest achievement has been the signing of the India-Asean FTA during the Asean chairmanship by Thailand,” she sai, with a broad smile.

The Asean-India free trade agreement was signed in August this year in Bangkok, after years of negotiation and with plenty of hard work from the staff of Ms Reddy, who was determined to iron out any obstacles.

“Now what I am hoping for is the FTA to be expanded to include the investment and service sectors as well,” she said. The initial FTA, set to be implemented on Jan 1, 2010, only covers trade.

Ms Reddy, who has served in the Indian diplomatic service for more than three decades, sees the rapid growth of trade between Thailand and India as the other big achievement of her tenure in Bangkok.

Trade between Thailand and India has risen by nearly 130% since she came to Thailand. Last year it reached about US$6 billion, up from only $2.6 billion in 2006. Next year the two-way trade is expected to pass $10 billion after the India-Asean FTA takes full effect.

Last year’s trade figure was mainly from the 82 items on the early-harvest list of the India-Thai FTA – one agreement that failed to materialise in Ms Reddy’s tenure.

Years of talks have failed to achieve any Thailand-India FTA agreement, but the two sides are very close to a deal in the very near future, said Ms Reddy.

“After all the FTAs are in place, the trade between the two countries will see a tremendous growth,” she said.

Ms Reddy has convinced Thai companies of the potential of India through organising seminars and product shows and by insisting Indian companies attend.

“Today we have so many Thai companies that are investing in India, I cannot name all of them. But the likes of Italian-Thai [Italian-Thai Development Plc], Preuksa [Preuksa Real Estate Plc], Dusit Thani, Charoen Pokphand Group, Delta Electronics and many others are all actively participating in expanding their operations that they already have in India,” she said.

Italian-Thai Development has bought a company in India and is winning various infrastructure projects, she said. Preuksa has built a housing complex in Bangalore and is planning to expand to other cities, while hoteliers like Dusit Thani are looking at lots of Indian cities, she added.

After only two years in the Indian market, Delta Electronics aims for its sales there to reach $1 billion soon. Charoen Pokphand Group has expressed its interest in food processing operations in India, in addition to its existing aquaculture operations.

Indian companies have also been actively participating in Thailand’s economic development.

“Over the years I have been here, Tata has come here. We have had the Shriram Group from India too and others,” she said.

Tata Group, one of India’s largest conglomerates, expanded its operations in Thailand when it bought a steel plant from the Siam Cement Group and renamed it Tata Steel Plc. Another Tata unit, Tata Motors, has started a pickup truck manufacturing plant in Thailand, taking advantage of Thailand’s status as a world pickup production hub.

“All this is helping bring the age-old ties between the two countries closer,” said Ms Reddy. The high-level political delegation visiting the two countries has helped cement ties, she added.

Ms Reddy has also tried to deepen cultural ties between the two countries, which she sees as going “hand-in-hand” with economic links.

During her tenure, the “head” sculpture by Indian artist Ravinder Reddy (no relative) was erected at CentralWorld complex. An Indian cultural centre has also been set up in Bangkok, the first since the two countries established diplomatic ties more than 60 years ago, where Thais can discover India’s classical music, dance and yoga.

“We have managed to secure funds from the Government of India to have teachers in the field of music, dance and yoga along with other operational needs,” she said.

The centre’s director reports to the culture ministry in India, she added.

In Ms Reddy’s view, such measure can cement relations and bring economic benefits, as increasing trade with India is a win-win situation for both countries.

Source: http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/economics/27853/indian-ambassador-leaves-on-a-high

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