Top 10 places to retire overseas

We find the best-value hot spots for retirees. For sale Set in four acres, with stunning views of the Pyrenees and surrounding countryside, this impressive 18th-century house in the southern Gers embodies French charm. There is even a separate pigeon-house, awaiting renovation. £877,700 with Savills (020 7016 3740; www.savills.co.uk) Different people picture their retirement in different […]

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Mai-BS Thailand Signed 350 Rooms Hotel At Phuket Thailand

The resort development will be on approx. 100 Rai (160,000 square meters) of prime land covered with beautiful mature tropical hardwood trees, and most of the hotel rooms will overlook Patong Beach and Town. Mai-BS (Thailand) signed an agreement with Yangrangsi Company Limited based in Phuket, Thailand for the development of a new 350 Room […]

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High-speed train project off tracks

By The Nation Parliament will delay the decision on negotiating a framework agreement between Thailand and China on a high-speed train project as the opposition and senators have not obtained details of the multi-billion-baht venture, which they say relies too much on Chinese technology. With the Senate and the House of Representatives planning to request […]

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Phuket’s Indigo Pearl Voted Asia’s Leading Design Hotel at World Travel Awards 2010

Distinctive Phuket lifestyle resort, Indigo Pearl, has been honoured as Asia’s Leading Design Hotel at the World Travel Awards 2010, Described as the ‘Oscars’ of the travel and tourism industry. The World Travel Awards which is monitored and independently audited is the foremost and most prestigious awards program in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry […]

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JFE Steel to build a continuous galvanizing line for autos in Thailand

JFE Steel Corporation has announced that it will construct Thailand‘s first continuous galvanizing line for automobiles at the Hemaraj Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate of Rayong Province in southeastern Thailand. JFE Steel’s wholly owned subsidiary JFE Steel Galvanizing (Thailand) Limited will handle construction and operation of the facility, as well as sales of hot dip galvanized […]

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Project puts trains back on Cambodia's rails

The railroad is many things to people in Cambodia: playground, garbage dump, open-air toilet, livestock grazing ground, a dry path for traversing swampy terrain. What it has not been for many years is working transportation for either people or freight. In fact, train service was halted completely last year. That may change soon. Development specialists […]

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'An off-peak return from Singapore to Scotland…'

Cambodia provides ‘missing link’ in Iron Silk Road rail project By Andrew Buncombe, Asia Correspondent Cambodia‘s railway – for so long the victim of war, turmoil and the neglect that has beset the country – is poised to get moving again. Officials yesterday formally opened the first section of a new network that will stretch […]

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Keppel FELS gets LOI for two jack-up drilling rigs

Bangkok, Thailand, based Mermaid Maritime Public Company Limited and Keppel Offshore & Marine subsidiary Keppel FELS Limited have entered into a Letter of Intent with a combined value of about US$360 million. It covers construction at the Singapore shipyard of two jack-up rigs (plus options for two more) for a new Mermaid-led joint venture: Asia […]

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Cambodian rail line opened to help regional trade

Source: Reuters Cambodia has reopened a stretch of railway destroyed during the country’s war and officials described it as a step towards boosting regional trade through rail links with neighbours. The Asian Development Bank is contributing $84 million to a $141 million project to repair 650 km (400 miles) of railway linking Cambodia‘s capital, Phnom […]

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