Bangkok was a small port village called Bang Makok, I was allocated a community of Chinese immigrants who traded with the city of Ayutthaya, the former capital of Siam. When this fell into the hands of Burma in 1767, the new King Taksin stable 'the capital to Thonburi (now part of Bangkok) on the western side of the river. The city has experienced in recent years a very rapid industrial development and is one of the most economically dynamic cities of south-east Asia and has more than 9 million inhabitants. The local population likes to think that he is emerging as a regional center competitive against Singapore and Hong Kong, but is adversely affected by poor infrastructure and massive social issues due to its rapid growth. It is also a favorite destination of world tourism.
The video that we show tells some moments of life in the metropolis Thai emphasizing scenes of some characters among which an athlete of Thai boxing and a beautiful girl. Well made. Some parts are made in technology timelapse.
The video was made by Laurent Tixhon with a 5D Mark II, a 50mm f/1.4, a 16-35 f/2.8 and a 100 f/2.8 macro.
Miss a steadycam (Steadicam Merlin) and the music is Time by Hans Zimmer.
Bomb blasts damage fragile Indonesian economy2002-10-14 10:53:00 by bali
Southeast Asian markets tumbled Monday as investors across the region reacted to the Bali bombings that killed more than 180 and sparked fears of new terrorism.
In Jakarta, stocks tumbled more than 9 percent, and markets sank in Bangkok, Manila and Kuala Lumpur on investor fears of "Bali Effect" copycat attacks.
The Indonesian rupiah plummeted against the dollar.
Some invest...iser canceled all its charter trips to Bali until Christmas.
Meanwhile, organizers of an upcoming energy conference, the Seventh Annual Condensate Forum, shifted their meeting from Bali to Singapore because of security concerns.
More than 5 million foreigners visited Indonesia in 2001 -- about 1.5 million to Bali alone -- accounting for about $5 billion in foreign exchange earnings
Satan has arrived in Singapore2005-05-05 17:08:21 by Bartleby_Tutu
Dicing with vice
Apr 21st 2005 | BANGKOK
From The Economist print edition
The government legalises casinos
"WE WANT Singapore to have the X-factor, that buzz that you get in London, Paris, or New York." That is how Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore's prime minister, announced his government's decision to legalise gambling in the country, in the form of two larg...os on a new council it is setting up to combat the ill-effects of gambling. But Mr Fong, for one, says he is not interested in helping the authorities clean up a mess of their own making. Instead, he wants to pursue his campaign. Some FACTS supporters are even urging him to convene a public demonstration; but, given the government's authoritarian instincts, he says, that is too much of a gamble.
Bangkok's Bumrungrad International Hospital is2009-08-22 10:03:38 by timebuilder
A JCI-certified facility. It services more than 200,000 foreigners a year, including 55,000 Americans. That's just one hospital. There are over 100 JCI-certified hospitals in 25 countries and more are being built everyday in places like Costa Rica, India, and Malaysia.
Different destinations seem to specialize in different treatments. Costa Rica is known for dentistry while Brazil is popul...ix doctors in the U.S. is an Indian. A third consideration has to do with language. English is spoken in Indian hospitals.
To further attract medical tourism to Malaysia from neighboring Thailand and Singapore, the Malaysian government has been cracking down on so-called "fake hospitals." Recently six healthcare centers allegedly run by phony doctors have been closed down.
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