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SOLD OUT: 4 Star Hotel Offering Rooms For 7,425 Baht Per Month

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The Eastin Hotel Makkasan Bangkok have announced that all the rooms on offer for only 7,425 baht per month have sold out in only 3 days.

Facebook went into a frenzy at the start of the week when the low-cost offer from the four star rated hotel went viral.

For just 7,425 baht plus a 5,000 baht security deposit you could enjoy:

• Free water and electricity
• Free Wi-Fi internet
• Complimentary welcome set (2 towels, 1 soap, 1 bath gel and 1 shampoo) at the time of check-in
• 30% discount on food & beverages (excluding alcohol)
• 10% discount on alcoholic beverages
• Air conditioning
• Swimming pool and gym access
• Mini fridge
• Cable TV (32 channels)
• Shuttle service from hotel to BTS (9 a.m.,12 p.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.)
• 24 hrs. security
• Microwave in the common area
• Vending machine in the common area
• Washing and drying machines in the common area

With free cable TV, aircon, electricity and wi-fi included in the price it’s hardly surprising the room sold out so quickly.



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Bus Driver Battles Through Deep Floodwater

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Footage going viral today shows a bus driver battling through floods which have killed at least five people in Nakhon Si Thammarat, southern Thailand.

The vehicle was swamped by the deluge after heavy rain the Thung Song district on Wednesday (December 2). Fields, homes and roads were submerged from the continuous downpours.

Another clip shows a fridge floating on a submerged road in the municipality.

Rivers had also overflowed, sending muddy torrents of floodwater onto the surrounding areas.



Officials said that at least five people have been killed in the floods and landslides that have hit due to the rain.

The region, close the border with Malaysia, has been lashed with storms and is expected to suffer more heavy rain and flash floods until December 4.

Officials said that 351 villages across 15 districts were flooded and that 16,709 households, or 47,939 people, had been affected. There were also reports of landslides.

Rescue teams in boats evacuated the stranded residents as they prepared for more rain.

Thailand’s Southern Meteorological Center warned that the province was on “red alert” due to the continuous rain.

Governor Kraisorn Wisitwong said he had instructed the provincial disaster and mitigation office to monitor the situation and provide assistance to affected people.

Trains and planes into the province have also been cancelled due to the weather.



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The Tallest Christmas Tree In Southeast Asia Unveiled At Central World

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Central World Giant Christmas Tree Unveiled

The tallest Christmas tree in Southeast Asia went up outside the Central World shopping mall in Bangkok this week.

Locals queued up for the unveiling then posed for pictures next to the 115ft (35 metres) tall artificial tree.

It is decorated with red baubles, gold ribbons and bronze fairy lights. Even the tropical palm trees have been wrapped in Christmas lights.

The display also includes an inflatable Santa, an ice-themed happiness tunnel, illuminated snowflakes and giant LCD display playing winter scenes.

Organisers will keep the display open every night until January 6.





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Hungry Elephant Wanders On To Family’s Driveway In Search Of Food

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A hungry grey elephant was caught on camera wandering onto a family’s driveway while searching for food in Chanthaburi province.

The homeowner heard his pet dogs barking so looked up from the balcony where he was resting and was shocked to see a wild elephant surveying the property for something to eat.

CCTV footage shows the three metre-tall jumbo inspecting the garage before leaving empty-trunked a few moments later.



Satap Mochit, 56, said he did not make a noise nor tried to scare the elephant away because he could anger the huge and hungry Jumbo.

He said: “Sometimes elephants visit our garden and the neighbour’s houses to look for bananas, coconuts, and rice. This time though, it walked much closer to the house.”

In the morning, Satap found huge footprints in the garden and a huge pile of elephant dung which they cleaned afterwards.

There were also several broken tree branches and scratches on the car where the elephant had rubbed against it before walking away.

An estimated 2,000 elephants are living in the wild in Thailand and a similar number in captivity. In the wild, they roam through the deep jungle and in the country’s protected national parks.

However, there is a conflict when they come in contact with humans who also use the area of farming and gathering food.

Elephants are a protected animal in Thailand and killing them carries a maximum prison term of up to three years and a fine of 1,000 baht.



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