Archive | September, 2013

Thailand: ‘Cheap’ for Construction

17 Sep

According to the recently released 2013 report “International Construction Costs:  A Change of Pace” from leading consultancy group EC Harris, construction costs in Thailand are among the cheapest in the world, coming in at 39th position out of the 47 countries surveyed.  The annual study, which benchmarks building costs in 47 countries across the world, is outlined in a full report that can be downloaded here.

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Change of focus for Full Moon Party

3 Sep

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports in Thailand have announced that they will introduce new water sports activities at the Full Moon party to try and give a new atmosphere for party goers that doesn’t just focus on the party and excessive drinking.

The Ministry will also boost security starting next month to help ensure safety of tourists on the island.

See full article at http://www.bangkokpost.com/breakingnews/367728/government-plans-water-fun-for-full-moon © Post Publishing PCL. All rights reserved.

Koh Phangan Airport Update

3 Sep

Construction continues on Koh Phangan’s airport site with the facility now scheduled for completion in September 2014.

The Phangan airport will support the expansion of Kan Air, however will also be open to other carriers meeting the airport capacity guidelines and will operate only from dawn to dusk.

The airport terminal is being designed to blend in with the beautiful natural environment that overlooks spectacular ocean views.

See full article at http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/tourism/367524/phangan-airport-due-in-2014. © Post Publishing PCL. All rights reserved.