Tuesday, March 28 2006 @ 10:00 PM EST Contributed by: news
It sounds strange but Alisa Allapach, 22, and Peter Kongkasem, 29, are the first ice dancers to compete for Thailand.
Both skaters were born in Los Angeles, California to Thai parents and both competed in the United States before skating for Thailand. The couple finished 13th at their first major ISU event, the 2006 Four Continents Championship. Earlier in the season, they competed at the Asian Figure Skating Championships in Taipei, Taiwan.
Their silver medal at the event was the first for Thailand in winter sports.
Saturday, March 11 2006 @ 09:42 PM EST Contributed by: news
Thai and foreign firms, including international brands like Toyota and Hard Rock Cafe, said they have not noticed any impact so far from a boycott called by opponents of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in their latest bid to pressure the premier to resign.
Hardrock café was on Saturday night as busy as ever, Heineken beer was ordered as if it was free, and it was hard to find a place to stand.
Thaksin is facing mounting pressure to quit over allegations of corruption and abuse of power amid public outrage over his family's tax-free sale of a nearly 50 pct stake in telecom firm Shin Corp to a group led by Singapore's state-linked Temasek.
Tuesday, February 28 2006 @ 06:26 AM EST Contributed by: Anonymous
We would like to present the 2006 Bangkok International Soccer 7s Tournament, 22 and 23 April 2006 (Open & Masters Men – 26 teams).
The second Bangkok International Soccer 7s tournament will be held in the kingdom's capital in April. This tournament will be for the Open ans Masters team categories. The tournament will be conducted at the Harrow International School on a grass field.
Thursday, February 16 2006 @ 11:08 PM EST Contributed by: news
The Scorpion Queen and Centipede King of Thailand tied the knot on Valentine's Day, dressed in blood-stained wedding dresses and exchanging vows in a coffin.
Beginning with a parade along the beach, the wedding was set at the Ripley haunted house in Pattaya, a resort city southeast to Bangkok, where seven couples who agreed to have this creepy ceremony to mark their love received blessings from Buddhist monks and passer-bys by Thai tradition.
Tuesday, February 14 2006 @ 08:08 PM EST Contributed by: news
The Ratchada Grand Theatre in Bangkok is one of the world's grandest stages. For its feature show, Siam Niramit, a theatrical spectacular of Thai art and cultural heritage, heavy fog was required for several scenes.
Held nightly in the luxurious 2,000 seat Ratchada Theatre, Siam Niramit stars 150 performers with over 100 stage crew and technicians on hand for support. It is in fact one of the largest stage productions in the world. With a stage area measuring 65m wide by 40m deep, the task of covering this immense space in fog posed a unique challenge.
Thursday, February 09 2006 @ 10:45 PM EST Contributed by: news
After spending its first two years with DJs spinning “global grooves”, the Conrad hotel’s nightclub 87 recently changed its policy and also its name, to club 87 plus.
According to the management the Plus comes in the form of a bigger dance floor, private booths, dancers, theme nights every Friday and Saturday and, most notably, a live band.
This month, from Tuesday to Sunday, there’s a six-pieces outfit called The Unit with members from the US, Canada and the West Indies, who mix soul and funk in four sets running from 9:30 pm to 1:50 am. In between, the DJ throws in pop, electronica, dance and salsa.
Thursday, February 02 2006 @ 06:10 AM EST Contributed by: news
Jet Li mentioned to the media recently that he wasn't overly concerned with the box office success of his latest and possibly last martial arts movie Fearless. It's the message that counts according to Li. But that hasn't stopped the pic from raking up an impressive $7.47 million across Southeast Asia since its release on January 26th.
Taking advantage of the media attention surrounding his latest release, Li has been leading the charge in the call for China's growing film industry to force Hollywood to cater to local tastes.
Friday, January 20 2006 @ 10:42 PM EST Contributed by: news
The producers of the Hollywood film "Crash Bandits" has selected Thailand as its main location for shooting a film which potentially can generate significant income for local people, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Governor Juthamas Siriwan said here on Friday.
"Crash Bandits" producer Elie Samaha decided to shoot the 6 billion Baht (US$ 250 million) film in Thailand, according to Mrs. Juthamas.
Production is scheduled to start in February, she said, adding that Hayden Christensen from Star Wars has been cast in a leading role in this new action movie.
Friday, January 06 2006 @ 01:47 AM EST Contributed by: news
Likay is an old form of Thai musical theatre. Patravadi has modernized Likay in a new musical production Chalawan… a legendary crocodile prince who has turned human and lived in a crystal cave with his 2 wives.
Human beings have wisdom and ability to control one’s desire. By having the look of human being but not able to control the desire, then one is no different than animals. The exciting story of Prince Chalawan is presented in Likay style with Thai classical songs, dance and music, choreographed in Thai classical dance with modern techniques to suit the crocodile charactors by the team of Patravadi Theatre whom for many years have achieved in reviving the old Thai performing arts and literature into today entertainment.
Thursday, January 05 2006 @ 07:39 PM EST Contributed by: news
Southeast Asia's first four-dimensional (4D) theater, 4D Magix, made its debut in Singapore's island resort Sentosa, according to Channel NewsAsia report on Thursday.
This edge-cutting splash worth 3.5 million Singapore dollars (about 84.4 million Thai Baht) is furnished with special seats, which come equipped with in-built speakers, seat vibration, leg ticklers and water features to guarantee the audience a live and vivid experience.