Inside the Sathorn Unique, One of Bangkok’s ‘Ghost Towers’

Inside the Sathorn Unique, One of Bangkok’s ‘Ghost Towers’ Urban archaeologist Dr Hank Snaffler, Jr of Abandoned Journey took his camera into the Sathorn Unique, a 50-storey never-completed skyscraper in downtown Bangkok. Construction started 14 years ago, but development was killed after the 1997 Asian financial crisis, leaving the Sathorn Unique to the same fate […]

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Who sells or distributes solar panels for home use in Thailand?

We recently received an email from a reader enquiring: “Do any of your members know of a reliable company from which I can purchase, import solar panels and ancillary equipments, as I have a “Plan” to make the house I am going to build for retirement…”? Does anybody know? Don’t think I’ve ever seen any […]

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Thailand Immigration Regulations Tightened, Vientiane embassy takes stern stance

The Thai embassy in Vientiane, Laos is no longer issuing 60 day tourist visas to applicants who have 3 previous visa stickers already on their passport. Tourists returned from Vientiane said that the embassy had taken a stern stance towards tourists who have been using tourist visas to stay indefinitely in Thailand. An embassy spokesperson […]

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Fly to the luxurious Soneva Kiri resort on Thailand’s Koh Kood Island

IF YOU want the most memorable breakfast experience in Thailand, it helps to have a head for heights. If you’re a guest at the Soneva Kiri resort, on the verdant island of Koh Kood in the Gulf of Thailand, you can enjoy your breakfast a number of ways. For complete privacy, you can have it […]

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How Much Do You Need to Retire? An Expat Case Study

Creveling & Creveling protects its client’s privacy. The following is a fictitious example designed to demonstrate the type of financial decision-making required to achieve financial security and does not refer to any specific case. The Situation: John is a single American expatriate, age 45, living and working in Thailand. Until recently, he hasn’t been in […]

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Thailand construction News Reader’s Email on Building Information Modelling (BIM)

We received the following email. If anybody is interested in this subject or would like to be put in touch with the emailer, please go to our Contact page and email us. Thank you. Dear TCN I was wondering if you could advise me whether Building information modelling (BIM) is taking off at all over […]

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Exceptional number of hits on ‘Thailand Construction News’ website Construction Article

Are people trying to intentionally manoeuvre this News Article to be our ‘Most Read’ Article, or is there a genuine interest? On 9 February 2011, we uploaded a news article captioned “Zinc InVision to launch 28 hotels across Mid-East in $180m plan” which ran as follows: “Zinc InVision, a joint venture between Thailand’s InVision Hospitality […]

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