Tenzin Dawa (2018) - Alzheimer's: The Number One Killer.
Prevention and Reversal of Cognitive Decline
Amazon US |
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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 hydrocephalus, 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. "NPH is a condition
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
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 |
"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
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 £2,186 for basic residential care to over £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 (£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? |
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.
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:
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
Hotel Groups and Chains Hotels and Private Residences in Thailand
Dusit Hotels & Resorts worldwide Dusit Thani Pattaya Hotel
Royal Cliff Beach Resort Pattaya
Wongamat Privacy Residence Pattaya
Slideshows and Videos: Exhibition: Gauguin - Van Gogh - Monet mp4 32 min.
Wat Luang Phor Toh near Sikhio, Nakon Ratsima
Koh Chang August 2009 on YouTube or from
ThaiSunset patience loading
Pattaya 'Art Show' slideshow 15MB
Visit Pattaya's Walking Street night & day slideshow 21MB
Pattaya, Hua Hin, Surat Thani Coast October 2009 slideshow
Khao Lak, Phang-nga, Prince Songkla University, Surin Beach Phuket October 2009 slideshow
Robert's Takuapa - Khao Lak - Puket Retirement Residence on Palm Oil Plantation (now sold)
Pak Thong Chai evening market January 2010 slideshow
Gogh is grooming his fighting chicken 22 Dec 2011- Watch on YouTube
Paul Harvey: Letter from God
Paul Harvey A Letter From God via Thailand - 15 min. slideshow (78 MB patience)
"Ein Brief von Gott" auf Deutsch
gesprochen von Michael Schemmann
Lyrics with German translation
Other 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 5: Karin just born September 2012
Video 6: More Isan village dancing natural healing
Video 7: Isan - Animistic Healing and Dancing - Songkran 2012 [2055 BE]
Video 8: Yai Lod's animistic healing party 19 May 2013
Video 9: Monks Drumming at the Temple at Ban Chiang, Thailand
Video 10: Overloaded pickup truck cruising along, nearly tipping over...
Video 11: Elementary School Christmas 2019 inculturation
Video 12: Pak Thong Chai - Isan village home 2019
Video 13: Police arrest at the January 2020 Children's Festival at Pakthongchai
Video 14: Fireladder ride at January 2020 Children's Festival in Pakthongchai
Video 14: Thai monks on daily alms round Nakhon Ratchasima 2020-01-15
Ayuttaya One Square Mile of Thailand - Jonathan Head BBC 31 August 2012
Chiang Mai morning market |
Pictures Thailand - Photo Gallery |
Koh Yao Noi Island |
Backpack Thailand |
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 |
by Michael Schemmann, university professor emeritus in Thailand. Paperback
216 pages, illustrated ISBN 978-1480241411
Order online from ThaiSusnet Publications
or from Amazon
Amazon US paperback |
Amazon UK paperback |
Amazon DE paperpack |
Amazon US eBook kindle |
UK eBook kindle |
DE eBook edition
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
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.