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This is the Paknam Observation Tower. The outside has been completed for several years now. But we are still waiting for them to finish the inside. However I heard that it is nearing completion and it should be opened to the public this year. THREAD.

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These are the latest photos from inside the Paknam Observation Tower. It is said to be more than 90% finished.

📷 Weerawat Thongkong

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These are some photos of the Paknam Observation Tower taken over the years. The foundation stone ceremony was in 2012. The first photo was taken in 2013. The last in 2016. It was scheduled to open in 2017. Note the Skytrain with no rails.

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Good morning from Bangkok Railway Station. Today I’m on an excursion train to Suan Son Pradipat Beach:…

This is a live THREAD 🧵 of the day trip. Follow @ThaiTrainGuide for more photos and details.

#BKKdaytrip #thaitrain #railway #trains #Thailand #rail ImageImageImageImage
Tickets for the day excursion to the beach cost only 120 Baht in 3rd Class fan or double if you want air-con in 2nd Class. I prefer with open windows as easier to take photos. However, this time I’ve booked an inward facing seat as it gives more leg room for this 5 hour journey. Image
Breakfast on the train today is my usual. Stir-fried basil with minced pork. The cost with a fried egg was 30 Baht. Not the most generous of portions but good value for the price. Anyway, there will be more food opportunities later.

#thaitrain #railway #trains #ThaiFood Image
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#China is building #PLA naval facility in northern portiion of #Cambodia’s #Ream #NavalBase on the #Gulf of #Thailand. #PLAN
Back in 2019, #China signed an agreement allowing its armed forces to use a #Cambodian #NavalBase to boost its ability to project military power around the globe.
The deal allows #China to use the base for 30 years, with automatic renewals every 10 years after that. #China would be able to post military personnel, store weapons & berth warships. A #Chinese company is also constructing a very large airport very close to the Naval facility.
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Opening session of the 4th OIC Conference on Mediation "Experiences and Prospects" hosted by the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the General Secretariat of the OIC in Jeddah on 5-6 June 2022…
Secretary-General, Mr. #Hissein_Brahim_Taha: #Mediation is of great importance to #OIC, as the 4th session of the #Mediation Conference is being held at a critical juncture, and at a time when the world is in dire need of mediation, dialogue & negotiations to resolve conflicts. Image
Secretary-General: 60% of the conflicts in the world occur in the #OIC Zone, so OIC Member States have a strong commitment to resolving the outstanding conflicts in a peaceful and lasting manner. ImageImageImageImage
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Good morning from Wongwian Yai Station in #Bangkok. Today I’m on a #BKKdaytrip to Samut Songkhram by train. This is a live THREAD 🧵 of the trip. Also follow @ThaiTrainGuide for more photos and information.

#รถไฟไทย #thaitrain #railway #trains #rail #Thailand ImageImageImageImage
[2] Even if you are not catching a train, Wongwian Yai Railway Station is a great place to explore and buy some food.


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[3] Tickets for the one hour train trip to Mahachai (Samut Sakhon) are only 10 Baht in 2nd Class with fan. The seats are hard but it doesn’t really matter as the journey is short.

#Thailand #thaitrain #railway #trains #BKKdaytrip ImageImageImageImage
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Dozens of Israeli businessmen travelled to #SaudiArabia w/ Israeli passports. Saudi - #Israel cooperation is not only economic but also covers security and intelligence levels. It is about time to stop hiding this ambiguity and long-term relationship and Saudi support to Israel.
#SaudiArabia allowed #Israel/i airlines to use its airspace for flights to and from the #UAE and #Bahrain. But Israel has not yet received such access for flights to #India, #Thailand and #China, which as a result are significantly longer than they need be.
In late 2020, former PM Benjamin Netanyahu, ex-Mossad chief Yossi Cohen, and then-US secretary of state Mike Pompeo visited the city of Neom to meet with the crown prince Mohamad Bin Salman, in the first known high-level meeting between an Israeli and a Saudi leader.
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Six prizes were presented at #WHA75 to 7 remarkable individuals & health entities institutions from across the globe, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to public health and development.
Find out more about the 2022 awards
Professor Mehmet Haberal from #Turkey receives this year’s Ihsan Doğramaci Family Health Foundation award, which recognizes an individual or a group for their service in the field of family health #WHA75 Image
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This is TOO EXCITING not to tweet.

#Germany started proceedings against #Italy at the #ICJ for alleged violations of its sovereign immunity.

It’s been a long time in the making. Many of us are probably not surprised. 🫢

It’s time for Germany v. Italy—Reloaded.

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After the ICJ’s 2012 judgment in Germany v. Italy (link below), the Italian Parliament passed Law 5/2013. That law required Italian courts to decline jurisdiction in claims against Germany of the kind which had given rise to the ICJ litigation. 👩🏻‍💼…
Little did they know that the #ConstitutionalCourt would declare that law unconstitutional a year later, in the now-famous Sentenza 238/2014. 🙅🏻‍♂️

The Constitutional Court declared that the law was incompatible with the fundamental right…
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The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has just issued a pilot notice (NOTAM) informing airlines around the world of the latest measures for air travel to #Thailand. This will be effective from 1st May 2022 onwards:…

Translation in THREAD ⤵️
1. Passengers who have been fully vaccinated are able to enter #Thailand without having to do any COVID-19 testing. However, passengers are advised to do an ATK test if they have symptoms.
2. Passengers who have not been vaccinated or not fully vaccinated can do a RT-PCR test 72 hours before departure and will be able to enter the country without any additional COVID-19 testing. Otherwise they will be quarantined as ordered by quarantine officials for five days.
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This morning, I took a boat trip from my resort on Koh Phi Phi Don to Maya Bay. Koh Phi Phi Lay has only recently reopened to tourists after been closed for just over three years. This is a short THREAD of that experience.
[2] Boats are no longer allowed to enter Maya Bay and moor on the beach. They can go to the entrance to the bay for taking pictures. Boats have to then go around to the back where there is a jetty. We were there at 9:30am and I counted 40 boats. Mainly long-tailed boats.
[3] As Koh Phi Phi Ley is part of the national park, you have to pay an entrance fee. 400 Baht for foreigners and 40 Baht for Thais. When you arrive at Maya Bay on the other side, there is a viewing platform to look down on the beach and a snack shop. #Thailand
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🚙 Today I have been invited by the Bangkok office of TAT to join a Thai media trip to Pathum Thani. There will be seven stops along the way. This will be a live THREAD 🧵 of the one-day trip. Hopefully you will discover some new places near Bangkok. #BKKdaytrip #Thailand ImageImageImage
[01] Wat Sri Samosorn in Pathum Thani province is a popular destination for people seeking wealth. Here you will find a unique 2.59 meter high Thaow Wessuwan Giant who is the God of Treasure.

📍MAP:… #BKKdaytrip #Thailand ImageImageImageImage
The Thaow Wessuwan Giant at Wat Sri Samosorn is different to ones at other temples as he is holding a bag of gold coins and is guarding a treasure box at his feet. People pay respect by putting gold leaf on the statue. Red coloured items are also offered. #BKKdaytrip #Thailand ImageImageImageImage
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On the sidelines of #OIC48CFM, FM @SMQureshiPTI held 1️⃣6️⃣ bilateral interactions with visiting dignitaries.

Follow this thread for details ⬇️

FM @SMQureshiPTI met FM Sameh Hassan Shoukry of Arab Republic of #Egypt ahead of #OIC48CFM.

➖ They exchanged views & perspectives on a wide range of bilateral, regional & int’l issues.

🗓 20 March 2021



FM @SMQureshiPTI met the SG @OIC_OCI HE Hissein Brahim Taha ahead of #OIC48CFM.

➖They reviews agenda & exchanged views on expected outcomes.

➖They also discussed issues confronting the Ummah.

🗓 21 March 2022


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🇹🇭 Twitter has launched @HiCommunities for people to tweet on fixed topics. It is similar to Facebook groups.

🧵 This is a THREAD👇of 𝗧𝘄𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 either based in #Thailand or with a Thai theme.

Let me know in the replies if you can recommend others. Image
[01] 🇹🇭 Thailand Pass Community: “Everything you need to know about applying for a Thailand Pass and the various schemes, Test & Go, Sandbox and Quarantine. We are happy to help you for free.” #Thailand…
[02] 🇹🇭 Thailand Foodies: “Help share pictures of your favourite food and restaurants in Thailand. Not just Thai food. Any food that you can buy and eat here.” #Thailand…
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The @CDCgov is listening! Today, @EthnicMediaSvc hosts a roundtable with Bhutanese, Burmese, and Uyghur refugees and how these communities have managed the pandemic. #refugees #COVID19 #healthequity #publichealth #RIM
Speakers include: Faustina Palmatier, Karen Society of Buffalo; Aung M. Naing, President and Co-founder, Network of Myanmar American Associations @netmaa Sudarshan Pyakurel, Executive Director, Bhutanese Community of Central Ohio
Also: Parshuram Chamlagai: Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh; Omer Kanat, Founder and President, Uyghur Human Rights Project @Omerkanat1 @uyghurproject
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In this month’s cover of @CTCWP I look at the who/what/where/when/why/how of Iranian external assassination, surveillance, & abduction plots, based on a personal dataset.

A thread 🧵👇 Image
2. This study is based on a dataset that includes 98 cases of assassination, abduction, attack, & surveillance plots by the #Iran regime from Dec 1979–Dec 2021 Image
3. WHO is targeted by #Iran? Of the 98 cases, 42 target dissidents, 31 target Jews/Israelis, 24 target diplomats, 24 target Western interests, & 7 target Gulf interests (note: some cases target multiple) Image
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Here is the #Covid19 round up for Wednesday. All the facts which matter in one handy thread.

Starting with the recently published #UK figures which show a surprisingly large fall in cases, bucking the recent trend of smaller reductions...
Wednesday is usually the day with the highest newly reported #Covid19 cases in the #UK, but numbers are down today, indeed by 27%.

However, I believe it's probably a blip and we may see higher numbers tomorrow and/or Friday.

But Covid deaths continue to fall. From 199 to 164
Looking at new #Covid19 cases by country within the #UK, good to see Scotland falling again.

#England 29,703 (-30.5%)
#NIreland 2,294 (-20.6%)
#Scotland 6,756 (-9.3%)
#Wales 903(-19.7%)
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Today I’m on a boat trip organized by the @MFAThai for Thai media to explore historical neighborhoods along the river in #Bangkok where foreigners used to live. The trip is called "ย่านฝรั่งในบางกอก" (Foreign Quarter in Bangkok). This is a live THREAD of the day trip #Thailand
Wat Rachathiwat in Dusit district was originally established pre-Ayutthaya. It was given its present name by King Mongkut who once resided here. Of interest is the Khmer style ordination hall with murals in a fresco style by an Italian artist.

In 1674, King Narai granted land in Bangkok to the Portuguese community to build the Church of Immaculate Conception. Later, Vietnamese Christians settled here. The present church building dates back to 1847.

📍MAP:… #Bangkok
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1/4) Pls Help! Two Japanese Cats Missing in Phuket: Japanese owner of two Japanese cats imported from Japan to Phuket is appealing for help for anyone on the island who might have seen the two felines now missing. #Thailand
#Phuket #ทาสแมว
(2/4) The two cats, Komo Chan, five-year old male and female Tama Chan, 6, went missing two months ago soon after they landed at the owner's tropical home in Phuket as a Thai staff had forgotten to shut the house's gate & the two Japanese cats decided to go out for an adventure.
(3/4) On Monday, the owner, Kim Chan, decided to put up large banners at various spots in Phuket with a reward of 30,000 baht each. She spoke to a reporter in tears on Monday saying she and her family are very attached to the two cats as they raised them from a very young age.
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(1/4) Another Night of Insomnia: Ploywarin Chiwarak, younger sister and the only sibling of detained monarchy-reform movement co-leader Parit "Penguin" Chiwarak, posted a message on her Facebook at 4am Monday saying she couldn'tsleep. #WhatsHappeningInThailand #Thailand
(2/4) This is another night that I couldn't sleep because I think of you," wrote Ploywarin, adding that earlier Parit told her when they met at the court where he face multiple lese majeste charges & said they both went back to their home in Lampang province in his dream.
(3/4) "But I don't know why I wasn't happy," Parit told Ploywarin. "How could you be happy when you're in jail," Ploywarin told Parit in the dream. Ploywarin said Parit then told her that he woke up and realised he was really in prison. #Thailand #WhatsHappeningInThailand #KE
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(1/3)Family of Waraluck Supwatjariyakul urges anyone who has an information about the driver of a red Ducati big bike to contact police after Waraluck was killed on a crosswalk on Phya Thai Road in front of Bhumirajanagarindra Kidney Institute Hospital, Bangkok, at 3.10pm Friday.
(2/3) Other vehicles stopped for the pedestrians at the crosswalk but not the big bike.
Waraluck, a young ophthalmologist, lost her pulse on the spot and died soon after. Another casualty was a police officer who was injured. #WhatsHappeningInThailand #Thailand #KE
(3/3) According to Don't Drive Drunk Foundation, 47 people were killed on the road in Thailand in the 24 hours period on Thursday and 2,676 injured - the day before Waraluck was killed.
Phya Thai Police can be reached at 02-354-6958. #Thailand #KE
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Q: What is the difference between Test & Go and Sandbox?
A: With Test & Go, you’re free to go anywhere you like in #Thailand once you have passed your 1st test. But you have to stay in a SHA++ hotel with a partner hospital on Day 5 while you wait for results of the 2nd test.
Q: What is the point of the Sandbox when Test & Go will now be open to people from all countries?
A: You must understand that the global pandemic is ongoing and things can change. If there is a major outbreak they could suspend Test & Go again and Sandbox will be the backup plan.
Q: I have already applied for a Thailand Pass for the Sandbox. Can I switch to Test & Go?
A: Yes, but you have to apply for a new Thailand Pass when registration re-opens on 1st February. Although some people got the QR Code straight away, it can take up to 7 days.
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A new study from #Thailand

#COVID19 breakthrough infection after #CoronaVac inactivated vaccine induced robust antibody responses & cross-neutralization of #SARS2 variants, but less immunity against #Omicron

Binding antibody levels in sera from patients with breakthrough infection (BI) were significantly higher than those in individuals who had received AstraZeneca Vaccine as a third vaccination. 2:
However, neutralizing activities against wild-type and variants including Alpha, Beta, & Delta were comparable in patients with BI & individuals who received a 3rd vaccination with AZ vax, which activities are exceeding 90%. 3/
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As #Myanmar 🇲🇲 enters 2022 the #PDF and allied resistance groups are taking the initiative across the country, launching multiple hit-and-run attacks on the military.

Fighting is especially heavy in the #Demoso Township in #Kayah state…
#Myanmar 🇲🇲: one example was an attack by the Eagles Army (#PDF group in Tigayaing Township) on two military patrol boats going down the Ayeryawady river.

Around 20 soldiers were reportedly killed by mine attacks on the boats. #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Myanmar 🇲🇲: another attack was launched by the Aung San Force (#PDF group in #Magway) who dropped explosives from a drone down on a military convoy of 150 soldiers below. #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
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Total Cost of living in Bangkok,Thailand

2018 - 2021
(4 years)

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1/ Total Overall Costs (2018-2021)

• 2 171 710 baht

• R1 044 088

US Dollar
• $65 411

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2/ Averages

Average yearly amount needed to live in Bangkok

• 542 927 baht
• R261 022
• $16 352

Average monthly amount needed to live in Bangkok

• 45 244 baht
• R21 751
• $1 362

(Based on personal costs)
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