Posts Tagged ‘Thailand’

Big Family Summer Special

Take a break take your family and enjoy the 4 days / 3 nights cruise around the famous Phang Nga Bay on board of the unique chines jung style vessel “Suwan Macha”

Escape with your family for an exciting 4 days cruise

Get your spot today on board of this unique vesselFamily Package incl.

2 Adults traveling with up to 2 children
Free of charge in separtate cabin for children (up to 16 years of age)

Accomandation for 4 pax in two Twin / Double cabin : 100.400THB     only 50.200 THB

Cruise Schedule departure from Port in Phuket:

 Departure : 02.00 pm (14.00)   Departure : 07.15 am (07.15)
 05th of June 2012  17th of July 2012
 12th of June 2012  24th of July 2012
 19th of June 2012  31st of July 2012
 26th of June 2012  07th of August 2012
 21st of July 2012
 28th of July 2012
 04th of August  2012
 11th of August 2012  more dates are available in September

 

Feel the history on board of Suwan Macha while cruising along the Phang Nga Bay, Phi Phi Island and KrabePackage Includes:

* Join-in roundtrip transfer between Hotel – pier – Hotel in air conditioned van
* English speaking service and services of qualified crew during the cruise
* 4 days cruise with stops and visits as metioned in program without guide
* 3 overnights on join-in basis in twin or duble sharing cabin.
* 2 lunches on board and 1 lunch on Phi Phi Island
* 3 dinner on board
* Coffee, tea & drinking water on board and during meals
* Admission fee and Entrance fees, Insurance (Thai standard)

Remarks:
Above offers are for last minute booking; maximum 14 days before departure on selected dates.  Booking is subject to availability.  Special offers cannot be combined.  Additional land arrangement is excluded.

Interesting?   Click here for more detailed information 

We are looking forward to welcome you on board

 

 

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Plan your Scuba Diving Vacation 2012  with our ADEX  Specials.

With ADEX 2012, Asian largest Scuba Diving Showcase, held in Singapore from 13th – 15th of April 2012 ahead it is our pleasure to offer to all our friends and customer some interesting offers for your scuba diving vacation plan 2012 and 2013.

Meet part of our team of South East Asia Dreams during the ADEX in Singapore, just drop a SMS to +66 81 958 3310 (Mrs. Heike Garcon-Suiheran) and select a meeting point and time.  Or get your brochure at the booth of Diveguide.com Stand Number:  J02.  We are really looking forward to meet you in Person.

Explore our new destination INDONESIA on board of one of Indonesians finest liveaboard vessels:

save your spot on board of indonesia finest liveaboard vessels

or maybe just a long weekend at an amazing dive resort north of Bali with a lot of diving around the famous wreck of  U.S.A.T Liberty or the colorful house reef :

Spend some time in Bali with unlimited shore dives

Or spend some time around one of the world wide best dive sites in Malaysia – SIPADAN ISLAND.  Choose between one of our Resort or Liveaboard Package and save from our ADEX Special

Scuba diving Resort and Liveaboard Package around Mabul and Sipadan in Sabah/Malaysia

or maybe just the classic PHUKET ISLAND Package. With daily direct flights from Singapore, Phuket became an interesting destination for those who just like to send a few days away from home for some diving, entertainment and great food.

Hotel and Scuba Diving Daytrips Package in Phuket / Thailand

For those who never visit the famous SIMILAN ISLAND, here are some options for your liveaboard trip between November 2012 and April 2013.

Scuba diving liveaboard trips around SImilan Island, Southern Island or Mergui Archipelago

or maybe just charter with your friend your own vessel for your own scuba diving dream?

Charter your own vessel and plan your individuel trip with friends and family

 Above packages are only small selections of our program. Get your individual ADEX Special for all your confirmed bookings starting from today until latest 22th of April.   Travel period depending on the package.  Get an extra 5 % by pay the full amount of your trip by end of April.

For more information, details or your booking please contact us via email: info@southeastasiadreams.com

 

 

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Muay Thai in the spotlight

February 28, 2012 by TTRweekly

AYUTTHAYA, February 24, 2012 –  More than 300 Muay Thai boxers will be in Thailand, 17 to 23 Marc,h for the 8th Thai boxing tournament and festival, to showcase what is audibly one of world’s most specular contact sports.

World Wai Kru Muay Thai Festival

The week-long event will see competitors and Thai boxing enthusiasts from 30 countries including the United Kingdom, Canada, Russia, South Korea, France, Ukraine, and South Africa.

Wai Khru Muay Thai Ceremony Officially known as the World Wai Kru Muay Thai Ceremony and Miracle Muay Thai Festival, the event is being organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand at the Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Historical Park, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province in Thailand.

Muay Thai is Thailand’s top national sport with historical links to the heritage and culture of the country dating back centuries. Its first appeared as a village sport known as Muay Boran or “ancient boxing”, and was a derivitive of unarmed combat moves used by Siamese soldiers that were taught alongside skills in using a fighing scabarb known in Thai language as the Krabee Krabong.

Ayutthaya, is also home of a legendary hero, Nai Khanom Tom, who according to popular narratives, gained his freedom from Burmese rulers by emerging victorious over Burmese prize fighters with his combination of his fighting skills as well as his faith in a religious ritual that preceded all bouts.

In an official press release for the event, TAT Governor Suraphon Svetasreni said, “…the festival aims to promote Thai martial arts as a legacy that reflects the wisdom of the ancestors and hails its role in safeguarding the independence of the country from generation to generation.”

This year, festival highlights include a Muay Thai exhibition, performances and a full-fledged tournament as well as educational sessions for visitors who have a keen interest in sports and Thai heritage. There will be associated activities; such as, demonstrations of  Thai handicraft production and Thai cooking.

Wai Khru Muay Thai Ceremony will be held 17 March at Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Stadium and the Miracle Muay Thai Festival will be held at the Ayutthaya Tourism Centre from 17 to 28 March 2012. Other activities, such as World Championship for amateurs, Amateur Muay Thai World Championships, Pro-Am Muay Thai World Championships and Muay Thai training camps will be held 16 to 23 March at the Suphachalasai Stadium in Bangkok.

More information, contact, activities promotion division, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Tel: 02-2505500 ext 3490 to 3494, or TAT call centre 1672, or log in to http://www.muaythaifestival.com/.

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Hot air flying festival

 October 12, 2011 by TTRweekly

BANGKOK, 12 October 2011 – An international hot-air balloon festival returns to Chiang Mai, 25 to 27 November, Tourism Authority of Thailand announced last week.

Thailand International Balloon Festival 2011 will use the northern town’s Prince Royal’s College venue this year with a promise of a bigger turnout of hot-air balloons.

There will be 15 hot air balloons floating in the Chiang Mai sky over two days and five tethered balloons for visitors to see the hot air balloon up close.

To be hosted by Earth Wind and Fire Company, the event is held annually. It was held in Nakhon Nayok, last year and there were around 21 hot air balloons joining the festivities.

The theme for this year will be Glow Night & Festival of Light.

According to the host, it hopes to attract a mix of Thai and international visitors for the three-day event.

 

Hot-air balloon teams from around Asia are expected to compete at the festival.

“Thailand International Balloon Festival is a high season opener for Chiang Mai,” said TAT deputy governor Vilaiwan Twichasri.

The entrance fee is Bt50 per person.

The festival dates back to 2007 when it was hosted by Pak Chong in Nakhon Ratchasima province. The organizers now say they intend to keep the event in Chiang Mai rather than hosting in different destinations.

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Kanchanaburi Highlights

 

 Along the Death Railway

The notorious Burma-Siam railway (best known as the “Death Railway“) was built by American, Dutch and Commonwealth prisoners of war.  The railway was a Japanese project driven by the need for improved the support the large Japanese army in Burma. During the construction, approximately 13,000 prisoners of war died and were buried along the railway. An estimated 80,000 to 100,000 civilians / chiefly forced labor brought from Malaya and India or conscripted in Siam (Thailand) and Burma (Myanmar) also died in the course of the project.  Two labor forces camps, one in Thailand and one in Myanmar (Burma) worked from opposite end towards the center. The aim was to complete the construction within 14 months. The Works started in October 1942 and was completed by December 1943. The total length of the line was 424 kilometer.

A Journey on the Death Railway Train by using the track overhanging the River Kwai on the old wooden viaduct is included in all our packages.

 

 

 

Thailand–Burma Railway Centre in Kanchanaburi is an interactive museum, research and information center. It is dedicated to presenting the history of the Thailand-Burma-Railway. The fully air-conditioned center offers the visitor an educational and moving experience.

 

 

 

 

 

Next to the Thailand–Burma Railway Center the Allied War Cemetery  gives the 6.982 victims of the Japanese imprisonment, which built the Burma Railway (Beat), the last peaceful rest.

 

 

 

 

 

Bridge

Bridge over the River Kwai is much known for the 1957 move “The Bridge on the River Kwai”.  Besides the question how much of the film was real or how much was fiction, the real history of how the railway though Thailand (Siam) was build is a horrific story.  Actually the Japanese ordered to build two Kwai River bridges (one of steel and one of wood) to help move Japanese supplies and troops. One bridge was built of wood approximately 100 meters upriver from the current bridge, during the construction of the iron and concrete bridge (also rebuilt in 1945 when the iron bridge was bombed). No remnants of the wooden bridge remain.

 

 

 

 

 

The Hellfire Pass (known by the Japanese as Konyu Cutting)  got his name from the POWs (prisoner of war) and Asian labors during  World War II. Stony mountains were cut by prisoners of war in this inhospitable jungle to lay tracks of the Death Railway. They cut and blasted with force trough rock by hand to clear the area.  The destroyed railroad leads to ‘Hin Tok’ bridge and ‘Konyu’ cutting, pass for the former Burma Railway (today also called the “Death Railway”).  Covered by jungle after closing the pass, the area has been reclaimed from the jungle as a profound war memorial.  The pass is known for the harsh conditions and heavy loss of life during the construction by its suffered labors.  To build the pass within a very short time frame, construction had to continue through the night by torchlight which resemble a scene from Hell, prisoner reported. A small museum (Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum )next to the pass gives a lot of detail information. The memorial complex (Hin Lek Fai) was settled in memory of the allied prisoners of war and conscripted from India, Burma, Malaysia, who suffered and died during the construction of the railway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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