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The most dangerous countries to drive in

New study rates your chances of dying in a car around the world.   African nations dominate the list of most dangerous countries to drive in the world.   Planning a trip to Namibia or Thailand? If so, you may want to think twice about driving there. New research has determined the countries where you are most likely to die in a car accident. The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute study entitled “Mortality from road crashes in 193 countries: A comparison with other leading causes of death”… Read more »

TrueVisions bags exclusive English Premier League (EPL) broadcast rights for the next three seasons in Thailand

TrueVisions bags exclusive English Premier League (EPL) broadcast rights for the next three seasons in Thailand 12 June 2019 TrueVisions Group has acquired exclusive broadcast rights for the English Premier League (EPL) for the next three seasons, starting from 2019-20 to 2021-22. All 380 matches will be broadcast throughout each season on all platforms — TrueVisions, TrueMoveH, TrueOnline and TrueID — a statement from Thailand’s largest pay TV operator said on Wednesday. The deal came after an agreement between Premier League and Facebook fell through in March this… Read more »

Lighthouse Club – Yangon Branch – 19 June 2019 “Gallery Bar”, Sule Shangri-La Hotel, 7-9pm

Lighthouse Club – Yangon Branch – 19 June 2019 “Gallery Bar”, Sule Shangri-La Hotel, 7-9pm Please note that this month’s Lighthouse Club – Yangon branch event will be held earlier on WEDNESDAY 19th JUNE to coincide with the GMS Rail Expansion Summit being held here in Yangon. The venue of this month’s event will be at the Gallery Bar Sule Shangrila Hotel. Special thanks to our sponsor for the month TBL Limited. Contact: nawannieaung AT meinhardt.net

Society of Professional Engineers in Thailand (SPET) Meeting June 2019

Society of Professional Engineers in Thailand (SPET) Meeting June 2019 Dear SPET Members, Please find the attached flyer for the next meeting to be held at the British Club, Soi 18, Silom Road, Bangkok at 6.30pm on Thursday 20th June 2019. “How to change Emperor?” By Michael Winckless, an unemployable ex-International Banker, ex-McKinsey consultant, ex-Finance Director and ex-Barrister who collects Roman coins to fill some of the time remaining until he is ex-Tinct. Another rather different presentation than our usual engineering scenario’s containing snippets of history you’ve never… Read more »

Thailand cracks down on expats changing or leaving jobs

Thailand cracks down on expats changing or leaving jobs 25 April 2019 All expatriates living and working in Thailand must now inform the authorities if they change jobs or leave their present job. In an announcement today, the Thai Labour Ministry reiterated all foreigners working in the country who’ve either taken a new job or left a previous position must inform the Department of Employment within 15 days of the change. Fines levied on those who fail to comply are set at between 10,000 and and 200,000 baht,… Read more »

Most trucks in Thailand tipped to be biodiesel B20-compliant

Most trucks in Thailand tipped to be biodiesel B20-compliant 10 April 2019 Energy policymakers announced yesterday that biodiesel B20 will be compatible with nearly all general trucks on the road in Thailand. Nantika Thangsuphanich, director-general of the Energy Business Department, said the majority of trucks on the road will be compatible with B20. Owners of Isuzu trucks should contact the Isuzu consultation centre to check and change lube oil and car filters when switching to B20. A guarantee letter from truck assemblers was sent to the department on… Read more »

Bangkok now a top 10 most expensive Asian location

Bangkok now a top 10 most expensive Asian location 13 March 2019 For the first time, Bangkok has the dubious distinction of being among Asia’s top 10 most expensive locations for expatriates. A rise in average rental prices this year caused by an influx of expats from China and an increase in tourism traffic have hit expatriates and put the city in 10th place on the annual list, with an average US$3,880 (Bt122,757) monthly rental cost for an unfurnished three-bedroom apartment. The findings were researched and published by… Read more »

Society of Professional Engineers in Thailand (SPET) Meeting March 2019

Society of Professional Engineers in Thailand (SPET) Meeting March 2019 Dear SPET Members, Please find the next meeting which will be held at 6.30pm at The British Club on 21st March 2019. “Preservation of Singapore’s historic Tanjong Pagar Railway Station platform for the new underground Circle Line Metro” By John Mennis, Vice-President, AECOM Completed on 3rd of May 1932, Tanjong Pagar Railway Station was the southernmost terminal of the Malaysian Railway (West Coast Line), which stretched northwards to the Malaysia-Thai border.  The line was in continuous operation until… Read more »

Bangkok Lighthouse Club Networking Evening – March 13, 2019 – The Beaumont Partnership

Bangkok Lighthouse Club Networking Evening – March 13, 2019 – The Beaumont Partnership Lighthouse Members, For this months networking we are going to a brand new venue in Silom.  TBP [The Beaumont Partnership] has offered to host the event at O’Malley’s in the bottom of United center. There is free parking for all so don’t fret or simply catch the train there! Gary from Riverfall has also kindly offered to set up a wine stand so you wine connoisseurs can sip wine to your heart’s content, please everyone… Read more »

Phuket Immigration clarifies Thailand’s new rules on retirement visas starting 1 March 2019

Phuket Immigration clarifies Thailand’s new rules on retirement visas starting 1 March 2019 Phuket Immigration this week clarified the new rules regarding applications for retirement visas, confirming only one major change: that for those applying using funds in a Thai bank account to support their application, a minimum of B400,000 must be kept in the account throughout the year. 16 February 2019 The rest of the “new” provisions have already long been in use, explained Phuket Immigration Deputy Chief Lt Col Archeep Jaroensuntisuk. “Phuket Immigration has received the… Read more »

Cambodia declared the cheapest country to retire in 2019

Cambodia declared the cheapest country to retire in 2019 International Living, a magazine that focuses on the best places to live and invest, named Cambodia the cheapest place to retire in 2019. The Kingdom came first this year in the cost of living category in the publication’s Annual Global Retirement Index. Earning full marks in the category, the ranking highlights the Kingdom’s attractiveness for retirees and expatriates in general. This is the fourth year in a row that Cambodia has topped the list in the cost of living… Read more »