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Over the last couple of weeks I have been spending a lot of time moving everything from my old blog to this new site. I have neglected my wife a little bit and she is showing signs of discontent :)   Therefore I am forced to publish this picture of her and our cats.

My Wife - Kwang
24 May 2019

Just a few minutes drive to the south west of Chiang Rai town is Singha Park. It wil be on your right hand side as you come from town. You can't miss it, just look out for golden dragon looking beast (as per the The Beer Singha brand).

As you can guess, it is owned by the same people who own Singha beer. In my view, it is an excellent community project from a big company giving something to the people. Entry is free.

Singha Pak Entrance
22 May 2019

Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has announced that fees charged for rubbish disposal in Bangkok are going to rise from 1 Baht a day to over 3 Baht a day. Another sensible decision. It appears that Bangkokians only pay 7% of the cost of rubbish disposal at the moment. I hear people shout 'but rubbish disposal should be paid from taxes' The trouble is very few 'garbage producing' people pay tax!

Landfill Site - Just Outside of Bangkok

Yes, there is a beach in Chiang Rai although there is no sea and no sand. Chiang Rai beach is an area on the banks of the River Kok about 5 Km from the town centre.

Chiang Rai Beach Sign

There are obviously other areas in Chiang Rai that have some good bars, restaurants etc but this map is about Jetyod Road only. It is the only area where there is P4P for available as far as I know but as I have stated elsewhere, P4P is not available in all the bars. So please do not assume it is.

Chiang Rai Clocktower
18 May 2019

It has been reported that the 7 - Eleven outlets in Thailand (thousands of them) are going to start offering a courier service within the country. Word has it you will be able to take a package into any 7 - Eleven 24 hrs a day for delivery anywhere in Thailand.

7 Eleven Sign