Address 2:39 min. on The BBC 24 February 2021.
Attenborough: 'We face the collapse of everything."
Gives stark warning on climate change to UN
"If we continue on our current path, we will face the collapse of everything that gives us our security. Food production. Access to fresh water. Habitable ambient temperature.
And ocean food-chains. And if the natural world can no longer support the most basic of our needs, then much of the rest of civilization will quickly break down. Please make no
mistake: climate change is the biggest threat to security that modern humans have ever faced. I don't envy you the responsibility that this places on all of you and your
governments. Some of these threats will assuredly become reality within a few short years.
Agroforestry How to bring life to dying soils and increase production.
Christine Ro, BBC 26 February 2021.
BOOKS & Publications
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Our Rice Fields
Thailand's unknown deadly disease saved offline AlJazera 2016-08-08 |
Tropical Herbs & Health Foods
love & marriage · Thai Secrets ·
InterNations connecting global minds |
Asia's deadly secret: The scourge of the betel nut |
Longest serving farang...
How many foreigners are living in Thailand? |
| Bangkok Airport Safety in Issue
offline Sabei sabei |
Hunting down dissidents: China's
reach into Thailand | Royal Decree blows work
permits wide open by Jerrold Kippen (July 2018)
Bangkok among the world's 20 most dynamic cities JLL 01 Feb 2019 |
Pilot: Boeing has lost my trust
CNN March 25, 2019
Thailand's King Vajiralongkorn crowned BBC 4th May 2019
TV Interview with Thai King: "Thailand is a
land of compromise"
Daily foreign exchange rates by the Bank of Thailand
Screenshots from a YouTube video published 17 Dec. 2018
More at The Lost Passport Guide to Southeast Asia. |
Photo credit Koh Lipe Thailand |
And yet more at YouTube video by Travel Stories 10 Jan. 2021 |
Professional Thai language video
Lipe Secret on YouTube by GoGanGuar 27 November 2020 |
Lipe Tourism: Take a full tour and dive around the island for 4 days 3 nights
Thai language video 15 Jan. 2021.
How the world has an unexpected chance to reset PRODUCED BY SEBASTIAN DIAZ AND MEREDITH TURITS for the BBC.
Covid-19 has forced us to make major adjustments to how we think and thrive. Surprisingly, some of these shifts have bettered us, and even offered hope for how we'll go forward.
BBC Worklife asked people about positive changes they've experienced amid the crisis, and their hopes for the future.
More on the BBC News website with voice contributions
11 December 2020.
ON THE LEFT:
A row of Ford Ranger Raptors: Front and rear conversion from an F-150. "I would rock the hell out of one of these things," says CB.
Boost and Boobies in Bangkok 09 Dec 2020
Bangkok Motor Expo. Car prices in Thailand are insance. |
CB Media on YouTube and in
Thai language by Rodzing Thailand:
A Ford Ranger "that was transformed until it looks like the F-150. The front, the rear and the height has a 5-inch lift set and a 24-inch wheel,
14-inch width ET-76, which is a very brutal specification. But when you put it on a newly built Ford Ranger it looks slim and beautiful."
Racing enthusiats see
$2,250,000 - 1,036 hp - 250 mph - MacLaren Speedtail versus RAF $133 million (export-price) 1,200 mph F-35B Lightning Fighter Jet on
YouTube 26 April 2020, 15 million views.
Die Prinzen: Das alles ist Deutschland Die Prinzen 18 Dezember 2006
| Original presentation on YouTube
Lady Diana Candle in the wind (Goodbye Englands rose) - Elton John
Where would you rather be?
PATTAYA Panorama from Unix Condo 2017 by Nord794ub Creative Commons Attributions-Share Alike license.
anonimously and view instant results limit one time per day click >
Where I would rather be.
Survey started November 2020.
Killer Mobile Phones: die verschwiegene Gefahr
Elektro Smog Stopp den 5G-Ausbau |
Microwellen: Die Waffe am Ohr
EUROPAEM EMF Guideline 2016
Confidential Report -
U.S. District Court |
Articles: EM - Radiation Research Trust | Schwseiz: Petition für
How Well Do You Know Thailand? Take a
General Knowledge Quiz online Undisclosed, absolutely private. |
Check your birthdate: The World at 7,000,000,000,000
The birthplace of the traditional Thai massage
Among the towering spires and ceramic inlaid stupas of Bangkok’s Wat Pho temple are a group of inscriptions from the 19th Century. Shaded by the wooden eaves,
these large marble plaques, known as the Epigraphic Archives of Wat Pho, divulge the secrets of the Thai way of life and are one of the earliest recordings of
the techniques of one of Thailand’s most revered therapies: Nuad Thai (Thai massage).
See article by Claire Turell BBC 08 July 2020.
Left image credit Mai Thai Massage
Right: Plaques Wat Pho -
credit: laughingmango/Getty Images - fair use.
Expat retirees in Thailand see their good life slide away.
The high foreign exchange rate for the Thai baht. Immigration rules including mandatory health care.
"[F]or those living here on fixed savings or pensions, the baht's strength has decimated their income. British expats have lost about 30% of their purchasing power
following the pound's plummet in the wake of Brexit.
"The financial squeeze comes amid changes to visa rules for retirees. As of February last year, foreigners must have a security deposit of 800,000 baht ($25,364) in
a Thai bank account for two months prior to application or a monthly income of 65,000 baht; or a combination of the two totaling 800,000 baht.
"Applicants must now also have health insurance [with exceptions]. For someone aged 75, for example, that is a "big problem" as the premium could be as much as 100,000 baht per month,
said Sebastian Brousseau, CEO of Isaan Lawyers.
"Research by Kasikornthai Bank estimated that in 2016, there were 68,300 foreigners over 50 years old holding long-stay visas, a 9% increase over the preceding two years.
The market's niche but lucrative potential is prompting huge investment from health care operators."
"Thailand's birth rate last year dropped below 600,000 for the first time and took the country's TFR fertility rate down to 1.51, which is "extremely low", said Dr Kamthorn Pruksananonda,
chairman of a sub-committee on reproductive medicine at the Royal Thai College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
The World Health Organization and World Bank have said that if a country's TFR goes under 2.1, its proportion of elderly will surge and problems associated with
migrant workers will rise." Bangkok Post 12 Febuary 2021.
"The Thonburi Healthcare Group (THG)
Jin Well-being County in 2018, a 3.7-billion baht retirement city complete with a hospital and apartments aimed at wealthy
Thais and Asians. The group plans to build a 43-hectare facility in Krabi targeting largely Westerners in the coming years, said Jin Well-being manager Ken Chen.
"It'll be more like a five-star hotel," said Chen. At 99,000 baht per sq. meter, Jin Well-being's apartments are not cheap, but for foreigners they could help bypass
some of the stringent retirement visa rules, said Chen."
Pattaya has been popular with foreign expats and tourists since American servicemen flocked there during the Vietnam War. (Photo by George Styllis)
GEORGE STYLLIS, Contributing writer 05 March 2020 at NIKKEI Asian Review.
Pilgrims lick shrines to defeat coronavirus saying "the shrines in Qom are places for healing"
Middle East Monitor.
Iran's Revolutionary Guards' airline Mahan Air ran hundreds of flights around the world after 'lockdown'.
"Coronavirus by air: The spread of Covid-19 in the Middle East.
"An investigation by BBC News Arabic has analysed flight tracking data and open source footage which shows how Iran's largest airline" ...
Mahan Air ran hundreds of flights to and from Iran, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates and Syria between late January and the end of March. All these countries gave Mahan Air permission to land while
... their own bans on routine flights from Iran were in place.
"Sources within the airline told the BBC that dozens of Mahan Air’s cabin crew were showing symptoms of Covid-19 and that when staff tried to raise concerns about the airline’s management of the
crisis and provision of safety equipment, they were silenced."
The US has banned Mahan Air for its links to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.
See video produced by: Nader Ibrahim, Owen Pinnell and Manisha Ganguly at the
BBC 05 May 2020.
Thailand has reported 2,969 coronavirus infections with 54 related deaths, mostly in the
15 million densely populated Bangkok metropolitan area. Wearing face masks has been the rule from the beginning early on. Also, the tropical sun, 30+ Celsius daytime heat, and high humidity of the
Thai summer months, which coincide with spring in the Northern hemisphere, seem to be a factor.
At Bangkok's King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital
ICU nurse Suparvadee is scared of getting infected and "the virus leaking from the hospital," said Suparvadee, who has worked in the intensive care unit
for 14 years.
But despite her worry she encourages patients to have hope. "I keep telling patients that they are not fighting alone," she said.
Suparvadee's job involves knowing every detail of each patient's condition. The novel coronavirus outbreak had also forced staff to learn a new workflow
because none of them has experience with this kind of virus, she said. Since March 9, her hospital has treated nearly 200 coronavirus patients. Staff pride
themselves on having not lost a single one.
By Jiraporn Kuhakan at
30 April 2020. Photo credit Reuters/Atit Perawongmetha fair use.
Thailand has been more fortunate than Western European countries. With a population of 70 million people, as of 03 May 2020,
reportedly being held in extrajudicial detention centers for speaking out about China's
response to the pandemic." By Rachel Sharp, Jack Elsom and James Tapsfield for
Mail online and
Mail online by Glen Owen, both dated 02 May 2020.
NY Post by Mark Moore 04 May 2020.
Intelligence Bombshell: China lied about lab accident and outbreak at its Wuhan Institute of Virology
A 15-page report by a Five Eyes security alliance between the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand claims to have evidence that the Xi Jinping regime hushed-up an accident involving tests on bats gone
wrong, releasing the coronoavirus Covid-19, making whistle-blowers disappear, branding Beijings secrecy and 'assault on international transparency' by silencing its most vocal critics and scrubbing any online
skepticism about its handling of the health emergency from the internet.
The report claims to "have found evidence the virus spawned at the Wuhan Institute of Virology close to the wet market China claims it
came from, and unearths 'risky' research on bat-related diseases stretching back years."
Huang Yan Ling, a researcher at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and thought to be patient zero for the global pandemic, mysteriously disappeared and her biography was deleted from the lab's website.
"The institute has denied she was so-called 'patient zero' and said she is alive but has not been seen since. Other whistleblowers including businessman Fang Bin, lawyer Chen Qiushi and former state
TV reporter Li Zehua are
For hundreds of years indigenous groups have warned that destroying the environment leads to disease and adversely affects lives and culture.
By Rachel Nuwer at the
BBC 04 May 2020.
"Years of isolationist rhetoric had consequences too. Citizens who saw China as a distant, different place, where bats are edible and
authoritarianism is acceptable, failed to consider that they would be next or that they wouldn't be ready. (China's response to this crisis had its own
problems, but that's for another time.) 'People believed the rhetoric that containment would work,' says Wendy Parmet, who studies law and public health
at Northeastern University. 'We keep them out, and we'll be okay. When you have a body politic that buys into these ideas of isolationism and ethnonationalism,
you're especially vulnerable when a pandemic hits.'"
How the Pandemic Will End.
Excerpts from the article by
25 April 2020.
"Much about the coming years, including the frequency, duration, and timing of social upheavals, depends on two properties of the virus, both of which are
currently unknown. First: seasonality. Coronaviruses tend to be winter infections that wane or disappear in the summer."
"It depends, for a start, on making a vaccine. If this were a flu pandemic, that would be easier. The world is experienced at making flu vaccines and does
so every year. But there are no existing vaccines for coronaviruses until now, these viruses seemed to cause diseases that were mild or rare
so researchers must start from scratch. The first steps have been impressively quick."
"Whether through accumulating herd immunity or the long-awaited arrival of a vaccine, the virus will find spreading explosively more and more difficult.
It's unlikely to disappear entirely. The vaccine may need to be updated as the virus changes, and people may need to get revaccinated on a regular basis,
as they currently do for the flu. Models suggest that the virus might simmer around the world, triggering epidemics every few years or so."
Corona Virus 'dies faster in direct sunlight'.
William Bryan, the under secretary for science and technology at the US Department of Homeland Security, says the coronavirus may be killed faster under
increased temperature, humidity and sunlight.
"We identified that heat and humidity is a weakness" of the virus' ability to spread, Bryan says, showing data suggesting that the virus could survive for
90 seconds under direct sunlight, and for 90 minutes without any solar contact.
The findings are an "emerging" result of their work, Bryan says. BBC News 23 April 2020.
Bangkok and Saigon under water by 2020? Revised method for calculating land elevation levels paints grim picture for areas that are home to 150 million.
"Rising seas could affect three times more people by 2050 than previously thought, according to new research, threatening to all but erase some of the world's great coastal cities including Bangkok.
"The authors of a paper published this week developed a more accurate way of calculating land elevation based on satellite readings, a standard way of estimating the effects of sea level rise over large areas, and
found that the previous numbers were far too optimistic.
"The new research shows that some 150 million people are now living on land that will be below the high-tide line by midcentury."
Bangkok Post 02 November 2019.
Severe Covid-19 patients at University of Chicago Medicine are responding to Gilead's investigational antiviral medicine remdesivir.
"[W]hen we start [the] drug, we see fever curves falling [...] [W]we do see when patients do come in with high fevers, they do [reduce] quite quickly. We have seen people come off ventilators
a day after starting therapy. So, in that realm, overall our patients have done very well."
Article by Adam Feuerstein and Matthem Herper at
STAT news 16 April 2020. |
See also open letter from the lab by Daniel O'Day 10 April 2020.
The US's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorised emergency use of the Ebola drug remdesivir for treating the coronavirus.
BBC 02 May 2020.
Thai government pushes school reopening to 01 July 2020
The Thai government announced today, 07 April 2020, that government schools will be permitted to reopen from 01 July instead of 16 May 2020, which was in the original date.
A spokesman sid that the government acknowledged that "the first semester of the 2020 academic year will have to be adjusted and schools will be permitted to start the semester on July 1,
a near two month delay from the previously anticipated May 16 start date first proposed by the Education Ministry.
"International schools will announce their own re-opening dates at some stage."
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At KC Art Gallery formerly on Walking Street, Pattaya 30 December 2009
Baan Kamlangchay in Chiang Ma, eine Dorfgemeinschaft im Norden Thailands.
Ferien und Langzeitaufenthalte in Baan Kamlangchay. Eine Grossfamilie für
Demenzkranke und ihre Angehörigen in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Betreiber: Martin Woodtli. Mobile: +66 86 913 36 14 email@example.com
Die thailändischen Betreuerinnen und Betreuer sind die eigentlichen Schlüsselpersonen. Sie kümmern sich tagtäglich liebevoll um unsere demenzkranken
Gäste. Die niedrige Fluktuationsrate in den vergangenen Jahren und das grosse Interesse, für Baan Kamlangchay zu arbeiten, zeigt deutlich, dass die
Angestellten sich in unserer Familie wohl fühlen.
Was hat dazu geführt, dass Baan Kamlangchay so bekannt und erfolgreich geworden ist? Ich setze es im Wesentlichen mit dem Pioniergeist von mir und meiner Mutter in Verbindung.
Ermutigt und motiviert hat mich sicher auch die Tatsache, dass aus einer tragischen Familiensituation ein neues Lebenswerk entstehen konnte. Eine Grossfamilie eben, die in ihrem Wirken
stets überschaubar bleibt und zu einem festen Bestandteil des Dorflebens geworden ist.
"NPH is a condition that is not well understood yet," says Dr Fasano. Untreated, people may wind up in a nursing home, or die from
complications. See also Siriraj Hospital
Mahidol University Bangkok [offline], and
Alzheimer's Association and
Normal pressure hydro-cephalus, or NPH, is not Alzheimer's, and it's treatable:
'There was no hope': Treatable disease often mistaken for Alzheimer's with
similar symptoms. The BBC 25 August 2019. 700,000 Americans are afflicted, but that only about 20% of
people living with the condition been correctly diagnosed.
Bangkok Hospital, Phuket
Bumrungrad International Hospital, Bangkok Memory
Clinic. At Bumrungrad, we have a Memory Clinic to specifically work with Dementia (of which Alzheimer’s disease is the most common).
The Memory Clinic treats memory based conditions which cause
dementia, such as:
Brain Tumors, Creutzfeldt-
Jakob Disease (CJD), Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB), Fronto-temporal Dementia,
Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI),
Dementia from movement disorders:
Motor Neurone Disease,
Katy N. Johnson, James J. Johnson, and Lily Sarafan (2009), "Happy to 102". To order from amazon.com
Interview on ABC (YouTube).
Britain's Home-Care Crisis/Failure 2017 - BBC Documentary Panorama on YouTube 30 min.
Armutszeugnis eines wohlhabenden Landes: Pflegenotstand in Deutschland SPIEGEL TV magazin YouTube Februar 2018
Out of time: Elderly care in Germany DW English 05 June 2018
Senior Care -
You Are Never Alone in Thailand
New mandatory health insurance requirement for certain "retirement visas"
Phuket Immigration confirms
mandatory health insurance for O-A ‘retirement’ visas not in force Phuket News 03 August 2019
YouTube Video update 07 June 2019 News ThaiVisa and
Phuket News slightly different on details
"Home care business - how to win over baby boomers"
Article by Siam Commercial Bank Economic Intelligence Center 20 April 2017
Individual Home Care or "Care Facilities for Elderly Assisted Living in Thailand" Article by
Ryan Zander 2017-01-05 at iglu.com
"The rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated," said Mark Twain while on a world speaking tour in London, 1897.
When you think...
you are ready to retire in amazing Thailand with assisted home care when needed, there may be
A Place for You
Changing perspectives on elderly care in Thailand
[T]here is no registration or state licensing of private nursing homes in Thailand. Therefore, the exact number of nursing homes
that provide long-term care is unknown. However, it is known that the number of nursing homes is increasing in Bangkok and other urban areas, and
that the number of families that employ paid caregivers is also rising. The number of day elderly training center is also increasing rapidly
to about 500 establishments in the country as a whole, however there are no regulations regarding educational and training standards, and the
number of students of these facilities are limited. More by Denise Lääveri (2013), Institutionen för Socialvetenskap, Ersta Sköndal Höögskola,
Stockholm, Sweden -
Article online |
Is this most
luxurious retirement village in the world? 30 Nov 2015 | Mont Azure Phuket Luxurious retirement
village aimed at British ex-pats who may have spent much of their working lives in Asia. Estimated year of completion 2018
Potential for retirement properties in Thailand Bill Barnett 6 August 2019
Why foreigners keep
coming to Thailand for retirement 24 June 2012 | Thai developers catering to elderly as society ages Bangkok Post 8 September 2017.
MR. NO-CONTACT, Daniel Holmes. Caution: A challenged British CEO is typically and arrogantly unresponsive, never to answer emails.
Otium Living Pte. Ltd., operator.
Kamala Senior Living
Asia's newest luxury lifestyle retirement community for independent living in Phuket by 4 Thai leading real estate developers. See also
The Phuket News 14 Sept. 2017
Key Factors Driving Senior Living & Care in Thailand PowerPoint - PDF by Dr. Nart Fongsmut, Director of Malee Group PLC, age-care specialist, contact at
Otium Living (UK) |
Bio by MarketScreener.
Picture: Dr. Nart Fongsmut, MD
The top seven places to retire, by Bob Budden 04 Jan 2016: Panama, Ecuador, Malaysia, Spain, Malta, Portugal, Thailand.
"These days most of us can expect our retirement to last for more than a couple of decades. So, with life expectancy on the rise where you choose to spend
those twilight years is more important than ever."
"From tropical towns in Thailand to coastal comforts in Central America, our guide to the seven best countries to retire has it all."
BBC online |
Jullian Gordon Linkedin
Kho Chang Island huts © ThaiSunset
Lotuswell Hua Hin website
Deutschsprachige Seniorenheime in Thailand Pflege unter Palmen - Deutsche Senioren in Thailand
ZDF YouTube 2018-02-21
18 Treffer für Senioren- und
Pflegeeinrichtungen in Thailand Haus der Pflege und Hilfe Phuket
Ban Tuschai Duu Lää
Besprechung Wohnen-im-Alter.de Ein Zuhause für Demenz-Erkrankte im Paradies
Artikel Der Farang 14.12.2012 |
Thep Tien Thong,
Wellness Resort Soeng Sang, Provinz Nakhon Ratchasima -
Prospekt PDF |
Ban Farang Surin - familiäre Altenpflege in Thailand |
Lanee's Residence Lanee’s Residenz stellt sich vor |
Senioren Residenz ausserhalb von Pattaya |
Lotuswell Hua Hin website |
siehe auch YouTube Video
Lotuswell Hua Hin BILD: Lebensabend in Thailand - Im Altenheim des Lächelns |
Toa Yin Chi Chiang Mai - Wellnessurlaub und Seniorenresidenz |
Baan Sammi Natur-Resort Chiang Mai |
Baan Kamlangchay DEMENZDORF für Demenzkranke in Chiang Mai:
24-Stunden Pflege mit Familien-anschluss SPIEGEL TV:YouTube Video |
Baan Naam Faa Hansjürg und Saengduean Haller- Phongsuk, Senioren Residenz Chiang Mai |
Vivobene Chiang Mai
Sunshine International Hua Hin Info |
Sunshine Residences Sprachen English & Deutsch.
In the UK average costs range from GBP 2,186 for basic residential care to over GBO 3,036 a month with nursing care.
In Switzerland, people are expected to contribute to costs amounting to anything between US$5,000 and $10,000 a month.
In Thailand the figure is closer to US$3,000 (GBP 1,821) a month - and that for a care package that is likely to be more comprehensive.
"Exporting Grandma to care homes abroad," BBC article 5 Jan 2014
No retirement home for me, thanks |
offline by Kate Ashford, BBC, 5 October 2015
Five Star Villas & Condos Managing Director Robert Watson (UK), Pattaya.
Siam Real Estate Thailand Properties by
Richard Lusted, Founder (UK) and staff.
Rente under Palmen Thailand und die Suche nach dem Bl¨ck ZDF 09 April 2019 |
Pflege unter Palmen - Deutsche Senioren in Thailand ZDF 21. Februar 2018 |
Zu Gast in Thailand HR Fernsehen 11. Aug. 2019 |
Richtig gut: Altenpflege in Thailand. Dr. Volker Wangemann in
Der Farang 12/2009 offline |
Darf man Oma nach Thailand abschieben? Jauch-Talk 05.11.2012 |
Als Rentner in Thailand |
Dement unter Palmen ZEIT online 28.06.2011 |
Urlaub für immer
BILD 01.08.2011 |
All inclusive bis
ans Lebensende News DE 13.03.2012: «Typische Pflegeheim-atmosphäre herrscht hier nicht» |
Schweizer Rentner in Thailand 3sat Video on YouTube |
Kurz gefragt - Cornelius Steger Lotuswell Hua Hin - DER FARANG 02.09.2006 |
Forum für Senioren |
Suche Senioren-einrichtungen Deutschland FAZ.net Services |
Portal für Senioren |
Seniorenheim Schweiz |
Was bedeutet beutreutes Wohnen? |
"Altenpflege in Thailand: Alt werden im Paradies"
Thailand Aktuell -
Altersruhesitz in Thailand: Stadt oder Provinz? |
"Diagnose Alzheimer: Mildes Wegdämmern oder Absturz ins Dunkel?" Youtube
hartaberfair 14.10.2013 Wer hilft den Anghörigen?"
YouTube hartaberfair 28.10.2013 |
Im Pflegedienst SRF Report Video 2016-08-07
The Jakarta Post 14 February 2018
How Asia's populaton is aging 2015-2040 Scenario
Thailand has the third most rapidly aging
society in the world.
Living with the dead in Indonesia - BBC Video 20 April 2017
(9:22 minutes, 2 million views).
Thailand Retirement Info & Reference Services
Tourism Authority of Thailand information |
Expat Focus Thailand - Retirement |
THAIWEBSITES.COM Info - retirement communities, nursing homes |
Thai-Services.com Elderly Care, Home Care, and Home Cleaning Services, Hua Hin |
The Privilege Living a service organization |
Lanna Care Net, Chiangmai a service organization |
Thailand50 a service organization |
Pattaya Retired information |
Centa Care Translation Service in Chiang Mai |
Retiring in Asia |
Retirement Living Information Center Senior Publications |
Rasimon Article: "Assisted Living," Pattaya Mail 24 Feb 2012 |
The Caring Phuket Nursing Home
Thailand - Retirement Facilities:
Thailand's Last Resort | 101 East with Martin Woodtli's Baan Kamlangchay
and Peter Brown's Care Resort, Chiang Mai on AlJazeera 01 May 2020
Website Vivobene Village Chiang Mai advertisment:
Vivo bene (Thailand) YouTube video |
Video and public Thai-English video on YouTube |
Thailand Altern im Paradies YouTube 2012 |
Wie hoch muss die Rente sein? Jahr 2020 mit Florenz Kittel - YouTube.
Ban Tschuai Duu Lää House of Help & Care
Slideshow - Diaschau
Mabprachan Garden Resort Absolute Living - Greater Bangkokg area |
Absolute Living Long Lake Hillside Resort, Pattaya
YouTube Video |
Golden Years Hospital - Bangkok: Home nursing svc, ambulance center, rehabilitation. |
Baan Mee Suk Nursing Home Amphur Sansai, Chiang Mai |
Care Resort Chiang Mai |
Koh Samui Retirement Village - assisted living svc. available |
Mandara Assisted Lifestyle Pattaya |
Nursing Resort Pattaya Eastside - Hua Yai See
YouTube video |
Panorama Villas Hua Hin |
Liste von Seniorenresidenzen in Thailand - ThaiWell
List of Retirement & Nursing Homes in Chiang Mai by Chiang Mai Buddy.
Sunshine International Hua Hin Info |
Sunshine Residences Language English & Deutsch.
What do retirees do in Thailand? YouTube Video by newly arrived couple |
How older people are treated in Thailand YouTube |
Thailand versus U.S. living standards Video on YouTube by
Thailand Retirement Helpers by Godfree Roberts |
Why I Moved to Chiang Mai Rob Palmer's story - Video on YouTube |
Living a middle-class lifestyle in Thailand Interview on YouTube.
Health Hospital, Dental Clinics, Specialized Health Facilities,
Sports & Healthy Activities
Thai retirement visa:
Thai retirement visa ThaiSunset |
Thai retirement visa YouTube Video by Siam-Legal |
Thai retirement visa YouTube Video by G.A.M. Legal Alliance
Slideshows and Videos:
YouTube Thailand & Farlang Videos Exhibition: Gauguin - Van Gogh - Monet YouTube 32 min.
Pattaya 'Art Show' (SWF) slideshow 15MB
Visit Pattaya's Walking Street night & day (SWF 22 MB)
Pattaya, Hua Hin, Surat Thani Coast (SWF) October 2009 slideshow
Family holiday on Koh Chang 2009 on YouTube
Khao Lak, Phang-nga, Prince Songkla University, Surin Beach Phuket (SWF) October 2009 slideshow
Robert's Takuapa - Khao Lak near Phuket. A retirement residence on a palm oil plantation
The Particulars of Robert's Takuapa Country Residence - Palm Oil Plantation
Pak Thong Chai evening market (SWF) January 2010 slideshow
Gogh is grooming his fighting chicken 22 Dec 2011- Watch on YouTube
Paul Harvey: A Letter from God with images from ThaiSunset.com
Video 1 Jenny riding her green rubber cow in the rain
Video 2 Phuket Surin Beach Oct 2009
Video 3 Khao Lak Beach #1 north of Phuket 23 May 2010
Video 4 Khao Lak Beach #2 23 May 2010
Video 6 Karin just born September 2012
Video 7 More Isan village dancing natural healing
Video 8 Isan - Animistic Healing and Dancing - Songkran 2012 [2055 BE]
Video 9 Yai Lod's animistic healing party 19 May 2013
Video 10 Animistic Devotion to Make Money Part One 2020-03-23
Video 11 Animistic Devotion - Part Two 2020-03-24
Video 12 Monks Drumming at the Temple at Ban Chiang, Thailand
Video 13 Overloaded pickup truck cruising along, nearly tipping over...
Video 14 Elementary School Christmas 2019 inculturation
Video 15 Pak Thong Chai - Isan village home 2019
Video 16 Police arrest at the January 2020 Children's Festival at Pakthongchai
Video 17 Fireladder ride at January 2020 Children's Festival in Pak Thong Chai
Video 18 Thai monks on daily alms round Nakhon Ratchasima 2020-01-15
Video 19 Toyota Vios Sport after high-speed collision - December 2011
Video 20 Kids playing hide and seek in Isan during coronavirus-school-lockdown March-June 2020
Video 21 Go hampster, go! Healthy hampster doing its daily amazing up to 5-mile runnin exercise.
Video 22 Thai monks on daily alms round in a village near Pak Thong Chai, Nakhon Ratchasima 15 Jan. 2020
Ayuttaya One Square Mile of Thailand - Jonathan Head BBC 31 August 2012
Chiang Mai morning market |
Pictures Thailand - Photo Gallery |
Koh Yao Noi Island |
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Isan dialect |
Isan travel guide English/German |
Traveller 2000 Travel Agent & Tour Operator Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam ·
Ingrid's Welt Thailand Übersicht |
Tourism Thailand Destination Guide |
Herzlich willkommen in Thailand (Schweiz) |
North by Northeast - Thailand, Laos & Mekong Customized Tours |
Chiang Khan - Urban Idyll in Isan by Tom Cockrem |
The Future of Isan Newsletter Article |
Sitemap - Articles |
Angels in Isan SE Asia Veterans |
Asia gives you your youth back |
Mister Wood's & Madame's Xmas in Thailand
by Department of National Parks National Park. One of the world's top diving sites |
Mu Ko Similan National Park by Sawadee.com
The Similan Islands by Siam Dive n' Sail |
Similan Island Diving Guide by Phuket.com |
Tips och Fakta om Koh Similan |
Ban Thap Lamu /Tab Lamu Pier by Khao Lak Today (German) |
Satellite Map Ban Thap Lamu by google maps |
Krabi beach lover |
Vietnam Motorcycle culture with Old Harley Davidson (Patience - slow loading)|
your boat into Thailand Window on lifestyle |
Southeast Asia set to become a new EU
offline ALJAZEERA 19 Feb 2015 on the ASEAN reporting on the foreign ministers'
retreat EPA and questions.
Amazing Thailand - People
Getting married in Thailand:
Not just the dowry to worry about -
Bangkok's Sex Shops Street Bars Survive Graft Crackdown -
offline - Bloomberg 1 July 2015 |
The Thai 'National Character' exerpt from Suntaree Komin's (1990) book |
From Thai woman to all you farangs - Forum Bangkok Post |
People by MariMari.com | Thai festivals & holidays |
Thai Marriage Thai women from Isan |
The perils of marrying a foreign husband Pattaya Daily News 7 Dec 2008 and blog |
and Favorites high
quality digital photos © by 2006 Deva Deep | Bernard Trink
a fixture in Bangkok newspapers for decades formerly Bangkok Post - Nite Owl archived stories |
Bernard Trink interview with Stickman Bangkok: "Who is the most popular farang?" |
Stickman's Guide to Thailand Population, Poverty, and Prostitution |
The Philippines v. Thailand |
Thailand foetus find breaks abortion taboo - BBC 27 NOV 2010 |
Thailand police find 2,000 foetuses in temple - BBC 19 NOV 2010 |
A Sunday's trip to a temple in the hills August 2011 |
Survey of Westerners Living in Thailand by Stickman 2005 and beyond. "Until I left Australia, I had no idea how miserable life was." |
Two foreigners marry in Thailand (Isan) the local way (YouTube video) |
Rich Kazakhs Revive Polygamy as Women Seek Poverty Escape |
Kazakh offline - Bloomberg 03 Dec 2013
Severe drought predicted for Thailand and neighbouring countries The Thaiger
Isan is the poorest area of Thailand. This is due to bad climatic conditions (often hot and not enough rain). The south part of "ISAN" area
(Buriram, Surin, Si saket, Ubon Ratchatani) and also the area around Khon Kaen are really poor areas. Those areas are really dry with less rain
than in other Isan area. Every dry season sons and daughter-in-laws leave villages to work in Bangkok and leave their children with
grandparents to feed.
Learning to Pound Rice in Batad, Philippines gobackpacking.com |
All about brown rice - CopperWiki |
Rice Milling Rice Knowledge Bank |
Rice Milling Manual IRRI International Rice Research Institute |
Why are we more scared of raw egg than reheated rice? |
offline - BBC 02 Dec 2013
Many ignorant of waist-fat risk |
Printable version - BBC News 4 JAN 2010
Photo credits: Left -
United Kingdom - "Rice plantation, Isaan region". Right: Bangkok Bank Calendar February 2556 BE
Liver fluke eggs are excreted into the water system by infected people. At the university hospital of Khon Kaen University they receive around 2,000 patients
a year with a specific form of liver cancer called cholangiocarcinoma. Only around 200 of those can be treated, usually by surgery, cutting out the tumour from
the liver. The others are given palliative care, easing their discomfort, usually by draining bile ducts, until they die. The only effective remedy is prevention.
Doctors are trying to educate people about the risk.
BBC News 13 June 2015 online -
See also River fluke cancer warning by UdonMap.
Koi Plaa: The Thai dish that can give you
liver fluke cancer.
Where there are rivers or lakes in Isan (NE Thailand), the locals use the smaller fish, chop them up finely, mix them by hand with local herbs, lime juice,
live red ants, and serve it up raw. Koi Plaa is very popular but also dangerous; found to be behind a high incidence of liver cancer in the area.
Melioidosis: Thailand's unknown deadly disease online
Al Jazera 2016-08-08
Numerology Lucky Number Calculator by Prokerala Astrology.
What is numerology: Pseudomathematics?
What went wrong inside Boeing's cockpit of Etheopian Airlines 302 10th March 2019.
The BBC |
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216 pages, illustrated ISBN 978-1480241411
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Health Foods, Herbs, Natural Medicines etc. Organic Vegetable Garden Phuket |
Part Two and what you can grow well
in the tropics.
See also educational YouTube video
Best Vegetables that Thrive in Summer Heat & Tropical Climates
(42,000+ views) by John who "goes on a field trip to Koolau Farmers and Fukuda Seed Store in Honolulu Hawaii
to share with you some crops that thrive in the tropical climate of Hawaii and will also perform well in many summer time gardens."
The lifesaving food 90% aren’t eating enough of BBC 11 January 2019 |
The diet to save lives and feed us all BBC News 17 January 2019 PDF offline.
Water has memory - Water Memory 1980s discovery of Jacques Benveniste (2014 Documentary about Nobel Prize laureate Luc Montagnier) YouTube
Testosterone: Can it make you live longer?
offline - BBC News 4 Feb 2012
Black Galingale (Thai pronunciation as in Krachai Dam or Krachai Dum) is Thailand's Male Enhancement Herb, a Natural "Viagra" and other benefits promotions and a scientific study agree
Introduction to Thai Fruits Indigenous Tropical Thai Fruits
Herb supplements Pharmaceutical companies have provided us with some wonderful medicines. So has nature. A list of Natural
and Medicinal remedies by Ray Sahelian, M.D. Information on Medicinal herbs, Vitamins, Chinese Herbs, Spices, and Adaptogens.
A tropical health food - The Amazing Coconut --
More on our webpage Tropical Herbs & Health Foods
Loose weight, increase resistance to infections with coconut oil and products. |
Handle weight problems
Coconut oil and weight loss |
Coconut oil - the truth |
The history of coconut oil by Dr. Mark Atkinson |
How our cold pressed coconut oil is made
Thailand - land of the coconut |
Coconut milk in Thai food PDF view as HTML
Coconut sugar by Sweet Tree | Thai Food & Travel
Watch on YouTube Model Beauty Tip:
Coconut oil |
Superfood - Truth about coconut |
Virgin Coconut Oil Health Benefits explained by Dr Talbot |
Medical doctor lectures on benefits of coconut oil |
Coconut Oil as an Alternative Fuel in Thailand Thai language |
What is Virgin Coconut Oil? Heaven's Cure on YouTube
Coconut Oil As an Alzheimer's Treatment YouTube with Dr Mary Newport, March 2017
https://coconutketones.com/ Alzheimer's Disease: What If There Was A Cure?
Re-examining the Coconut-Oil-for-Alzheimer's Hype
by John Schappi Fix your digestion by Dr. Mark Hyman,
author of The UltraMind Solution YouTube and
UltraMind Solution Book at Amazon
UltraMind Solution Companion Guide PDF.
It can kill cancer
Graviola dried leaves for tea
Graviola: see the new book
What is a Graviola Tree? "Graviola (Annona muricata) is a rainforest tree, classified under the pineapple family Annonaceae.
Also known as soursop or raintree or Brazilian paw paw, it is found in the belt extending from Central America to South America, including parts of Brazil."
"The leaves, fruit, seeds, and stem are used to make medicine. Despite safety concerns,
graviola is used to treat infections caused by bacteria and parasites including leishmaniasis, a disease caused by parasites transmitted through
the bite of sand fleas; herpes; coughs; and cancer. It is also used to cause vomiting and to empty the bowels. Some people use graviola to help them relax.
Graviola is applied to the skin for arthritis. In foods, graviola is used in cooking and beverages. How does it work? Graviola contains many chemicals
that may be active against cancer, as well as disease-causing agents such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites."
Sources: MED INDIA and
Graviola Tree and Paw Paw Treatments
Can graviola (soursop) cure cancer? "In laboratory studies, graviola extracts can kill some types of liver and breast cancer cells that are resistant to particular
chemotherapy drugs." Cancer Research UK
Ken Love and Robert E. Paull, University of Hawaii, Coll. Tropical Agriculture, June 2011 online
"Widely circulated message claims that sour sop, the fruit from the graviola tree, is a miraculous natural cancer killer that is 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy."
But sideffects see Hoax-Slayer
Graviola juice home preparation on YouTube
"Graviolas can be grown from Thai seeds." Discovery Garden Pattaya and
Thunder god vine Wikipedia
"Treatment of Obesity with Celastrol extracted from the Tripterygium Wilfordi thunder god vine plant.
Despite all modern advances in medicine, an effective drug treatment of obesity has not been found yet.
Discovery of leptin two decades ago created hopes for treatment of obesity. However, development of leptin resistance has been a big obstacle, mitigating a
leptin-centric treatment of obesity. Here, by using in silico drug-screening methods, we discovered that Celastrol, a pentacyclic triterpene extracted from
the roots of Tripterygium Wilfordi (thunder god vine) plant, is a powerful anti-obesity agent."
"Celastrol suppresses food intake, blocks reduction of energy expenditure, and leads
to up to 45% weight loss in hyperleptinemic diet-induced obese (DIO) mice
by increasing leptin sensitivity, but it is ineffective in leptin-deficient (ob/ob) and leptin receptor-deficient (db/db) mouse models. These results indicate that
Celastrol is a leptin sensitizer and a promising agent for the pharmacological treatment of obesity." Ref.: Liu, Junli et al. (Harvard Medical School, Boston)
Schlankmacher aus chinerischen Gärten Artikel auf Deutsch
| Where to buy celastrol Article
| Side effects.
U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services warning: "Thunder god vine can cause severe side effects and can be poisonous if it is not carefully extracted from the skinned root.
Other parts of the plant—including the leaves, flowers, and skin of the root—are highly poisonous and can cause death."
Don’t buy this herbal treatment for rheumatoid: "In addition to being perfectly natural, thunder god vine is also perfectly poisonous. It’s been used as rat poison and has even been a component of some insecticides.
Just about every part of the plant is poisonous, except for the skinned root – and I still wonder how they managed to figure that out."
Best Health Nutritionals.
The Facts on Leptin: "Leptin is not our obesity hormone. Leptin is our starvation hormone," says Robert H. Lustig, MD, professor of pediatrics at the
University of California, San Francisco and a member of the Endocrine Society's Obesity Task Force. Leptin is a protein that's made in the fat cells, circulates
in the bloodstream, and goes to the brain. "Leptin is the way your fat cells tell your brain that your energy thermostat is set right," Lustig says.
The problem is that overweight people have large amounts of leptin, but their brains aren't getting the important signal to stop eating.
Article at WebMD.
Thai Wine Bottle shock: Thailand's unlikely emergence as a wine destination.
DW Article 01 April 2019
"Isan Pink Cadillac" - Copyright (c) ThaiSunset 2015
BBC News - Deja vu: The expats ruined by property scams in Thailand.
The sparkling seas and warm beaches of Phuket are a magnet for sun-seeking holiday-makers and, increasingly, for foreigners seeking a comfortable and cost-efficient retirement.
More than 100,000 foreigners have settled on the island - though some now bitterly regret it.
British expat Ian Rance and Irishman Colin Vard are now living almost penniless with their children on the outskirts of Bangkok as they struggle against overwhelming odds to
recover properties they bought on Phuket.
Ruined Englishman Ian Rance with his Thai family
Both men lost all their investments through frauds that neither of them imagined were possible.
"I'd made my money in England and had enough to retire I thought. I was looking for a place that was warm, a place that had some rule of law, where I could live in safety and peace," says Rance, a chartered surveyor and professional arbitrator from Hertfordshire, who arrived in Phuket in 2000.
Read the story on the BBC "The Phuket property nightmare." |
offline - 25 September 2015.
What attracts young Thai women to date and marry older foreign men?
"Not all Thai women who married foreigners are prostitutes. Even if they are, they were not subjected to social gossip as severely as in the past. Thai
women do not feel ashamed to marry foreigners like the ones in the late 1960s and 1970s. Marrying foreigners seems to be positive enough for them. Some have
continued sending home money. The total amount is estimated at 40,000 million baht [US$ 1.2 billion] per year.
"Nearly 70% of Isan women who married foreingers completed only primary school, their pre-marriage income amounted to between 2,900 to 4,600 baht
[US$ 90 to US$ 145] per month, whereas their post-marriage income [from a foreigner] amounted to as much as 45,000 baht [US$1,400] per month, even though most of them
were just housewives."
Source: "Dissertation" by Vilas Duangkumnerd (2009), NIDA.
See also Lady of Pattaya by Michael Schemmann (2005)
Photo © 2009 by ThaiSunset.
Cheating German Scammed By Thieving Thai Mistress
- Pattaya Daily News 2013-03-27 on ThaiVisa.
Ban Nakhe rice field slide show.
Thailand - Education
Education in Thailand Wikipedia
What's wrong with Thailand's education? FCCT Foreign Correspondent's Club of Thailand 19 August 2020 YouTube
Speakers: (1) School teacher Kunthida Rungruengkiat explaining the system, (2) a 16-year old outraged student, (3) the delighted university professor of 48 years Dr. Kovit Wongsurawat, and
Thammasat B-School Prof. Dr. Pavida Pananond.
Thai English skills dip for third year: Bangkok Post 05 November 2019
Thai education failures
Part 1: Ridiculous O-NET questions
Part 2: Test scores, standards and accountability
PISA scores & a challenge for the 21st century. ASIAN CORRESPONDENT - 23 Feb 2012
"Thai students perform so poorly compared to those in other countries far and near. Not only that Thai students rank near the bottom in international
standardized test scores, they even flunk national standardized tests year after year."
Thai Teachers Fail Exams on Own Subjects - Nationwide tests ring alarm bells
Bangkok Post 8 June 2010 |
Die Welt 11.06.10 |
Top 100 Best Private and Public Thai Schools in Thailand (2014-2015) in terms of popularity by Thai School Directory sataban.com
List of International Schools in Thailand by IAST International Schools Association of Thailand |
Schulen in Thailand Siam-Info |
Schools & Education in Phuket by Phuket.net |
Bilingual English-Program Schools (EP Schools) in Bangkok and Thailand
International Schools in Thailand
Thai-Chinese Girl from Isan c. 1987 Pattaya Art 2010
Left: Streaming from Imago
Mundi Luciano Benetton Collection: Red Coup
by Wasan Suttikasem (2014)
Right: Ali King (2015), Daliliah 2 (cropped). Source: Saatchi Art Collections, Artists of the Week 4-10-2017, 14 Artworks
Saatchi Art Collections
Picture: Rapunzel bei Lung Lin, 5, 28th September 2017
June 2019 | Karin May 2019 | Girl "Jenny" with black long hair 5-2019
Blue Girl by Karin (7 years) 2020-01-22
Red Sunflower by Karin January 2020
Koh Samui drone flyover by Florian Kittel 2019-06-12
Travelers Spend More Money in Thailand Than Anywhere Else in Asia -
Bloomberg Article 10 October 2018
In 2007, a 34-year-old man from the Stockholm area died after being
electrocuted in his hotel shower in a resort in Patong.
Chian Rai cave rescue Chaos erupted in the cave where 12 young footballers were
missing after a rescue worker had been shocked by a short-circuiting water pump and fainted.
Young elephant dies in fatal electrocution The Nation 2013-06-14
The mystery of the three elephants – electrocution suspected
2 boys die from electrocution in Bangkok condo block The Nation 2024-05-31
British man's wife is electrocuted in front of horrified Thai foam party when hot spotlights
causes wiring to melt Mail Online 2017-04-18
Thai man miraculously survives electrocution LiveLeak 2018-05-12
Top 10 ways to avoid Dengue Fever The Thaiger 24 November 2018.
I hate Thailand by James on YouTube 18 Nov 2014 -
3,491,565 views |
Family homestay accomodation Discover faces, not empty places -
Experience the local way of life Andaman
Unterkunft bei Gastfamilien Gesichter entdecken, keine "leeren Betten" -
100 Best Things to do in Thailand by Jen Review's Jen Miller, like
Visit the Grand Palace in Bangkok; Elephant Trekking; Have a Thai Massage; Spend an Evening in Nana Plaza; Climb the Sathorn Unique Tower; Take a trip to Koh Phi Phi and many many more...
Aretha Franklin 1942-2018
I Say a Little Prayer for you...
9 October 1970
You make me feel like a Natural Woman - and President Obama Emoltional she performed before
dignitaries at the Kennedy Centre Honours on Sunday, 6 December 2015. YouTube 7.5+ million views.
"In Performance at the White House" February 2016 (PBS on YouTube) President Obama sings And here's the original
Ray Charles "What'd I say"
Police CCTV Video MP4: 14 January 2019 Thailand 30150
Road accidents in Thailand are 2nd in the world after Libya: 24,000 people are estimated to die on Thai roads every year; 73% of those killed are motorcyclists;
36.9m vehicles ply Thai roads - it's gone up by 30% in the last five years. See BBC News
"Life and death on Thailand's lethal roads" by Jonathan Head 19 January 2017.
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