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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 »

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 »

New Retiree Visa Rules Bewilder Thai Immigration

New Retiree Visa Rules Bewilder Thai Immigration 1 February 2019 Days after new rules changed how visas are processed for foreign retirees, immigration officials are already pushing back against them, according to sources inside the bureau. Starting 1st March 2019, foreign retirees must either show a monthly income of at least 65,000 baht or hold a minimum of 800,000 baht in Thai banks. They must maintain that amount for three months after a visa or extension is granted, after which they can only take out half. The new… Read more »

ICC Thailand Dinner Talk on “Regional Economic Integration: Perspectives on its Impact on International Arbitration Practice in Asia”

ICC Thailand Dinner Talk on “Regional Economic Integration: Perspectives on its Impact on International Arbitration Practice in Asia” To assist for a greater understanding of arbitration and ADR both within Thailand and internationally, the Commission on Arbitration and ADR of ICC Thailand is holding the arbitration dinner talk on “Regional Economic Integration: Perspectives on its Impact on International Arbitration Practice in Asia” by Mr. Samuel Seow, Senior Legal Counsel, Samuel Seow Law Corporation on Thursday 28th February 2019 at 18.30 – 20.40 pm., Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Hotel. The dinner talk is open to… Read more »

Foreigners now need to keep 800k in Thai bank for three months AFTER retirement extension is granted – Thailand

Foreigners now need to keep 800k in Thai bank for three months AFTER retirement extension is granted – Thailand 31 January 2019 Thai immigration have announced a major change regarding the financial requirements needed when applying for an extension of stay based on retirement, often referred to as a retirement visa. Confirmed in police order No. 35/2561 obtained by Thaivisa, foreigners who apply for a retirement extension using the 800k baht in the bank or the combination of income method now need to keep 800k baht in the… Read more »

The Thai guesthouse that saved the remote village of Pilok in Kanchanaburi

The Thai guesthouse that saved the remote village of Pilok in Kanchanaburi After her family’s tin mine closed and her husband passed away, Glennis Setabandhu was determined to keep the community together. By John McMahon 25 January 2019 “The roads are not so bad today, but in the rainy season it can be quite difficult,” said Glennis Setabandhu as we waited for a battered truck to slowly make its way down the steep boulder-strewn road. “Sometimes their trucks can’t make it all the way and guests have to… Read more »

Lighthouse Club – Yangon Branch – 30 January 2019 “Time Out Sports Bar”, Novotel Yangon Max, 7 – 9 pm

Lighthouse Club – Yangon Branch – 30 January 2019 “Time Out Sports Bar”, Novotel Yangon Max, 7 – 9 pm Lighthouse Club – Yangon Branch event will be held at the “Time Out Sports Bar @ Novotel Yangon Max”, Pyay Road, Kamayut Tsp, Yangon, Myanmar on 30th January at 7 pm. Thanks to our sponsor HAFELE (Myanmar) Ltd. Thank you. All are welcome. Contact: nawannieaung AT meinhardt.net

Bangkok Lighthouse Club Networking Evening – January 16, 2019 – Radcon (Thailand) Co.,Ltd.

Bangkok Lighthouse Club Networking Evening – January 16, 2019 – Radcon (Thailand) Co.,Ltd. Bangkok Lighthouse members welcome back all and happy new year, please see email flyer for our first event this year, we have moved it to the 3rd week to allow everyone to return from holidays. Please also note annual fees are now due. We are looking forward to seeing all of you show your support for the club Lighthouse Club Networking Evening – January 16, 2019 – Radcon (Thailand) Co.,Ltd.

Society of Professional Engineers in Thailand (SPET) Annual Dinner 2019

Society of Professional Engineers in Thailand (SPET) Annual Dinner 2019 Dear SPET Members, Please find the attached flyer for the 2019 Annual Dinner which will be held at The British Club on 24th January 2019. —- Annual Dinner, 24th January 2019, 18.30hrs at The British Club, Silom Soi 18 Guest Speaker: Cindy Sirinya Bishop will present “#DontTellMeHowToDress” Cindy Sirinya Bishop is a Super Model, Actress, TV Host and Activist who is possibly best known for her role as the host of Asia’s Next Top Model. Cindy is involved… Read more »

Myanmar Electric Power Conference and Exhibition 2019

Myanmar Electric Power Conference and Exhibition 2019 Date: January 17 and 18 Venue: Sule Shangri-la Hotel, Yangon The Electric Power Exhibition and Conference 2019 will showcase the latest products and technologies in the power industry that are much in demand in the region. This event can help you raise your company’s profile and stay ahead in competition in the Myanmar market, which has one of the fastest-growing  power market  in Southeast Asia. The event will give companies a chance to expand business in the country and develop new… Read more »