Once Flower Upon A Time at Dasada Gallery Khao Yai

Once Flower Upon A Time at Dasada Gallery Khao YaiDasada Gallery Khao Yai in Prachin Buri recently kicked off its annual flower festival, which will be held until 28 February, 2018.

Under the concept of “Once Flower Upon A Time”, this year festival once again highlights colourful flower displays in greenhouses. The highlight is the Dasada hydrangea, at 30-40cm in diameter and available in purple, pink and blue. It is a special hydrangea species cultivated by Dasada, which said to have taken at least five years to develop this special breed. Besides the opportunity to marvel at the Dasada hydrangea in all colours and forms, visitors will also have the chance to view a 7-meter long floral dress made of the hydrangea.

The festival also features a wide variety of phalaenopsis orchids in many different colours, displayed along with interactive techniques; a dancing fountain; flower mapping, Chrysanthemum flower showcases; a café in a greenhouse, and a night floral tunnel.

Visiting time is from 09.00 – 21.00 Hrs. Admission fee is 250 Baht for adults and 150 Baht for children. The Dasada hydrangea is also available for sale.

Once Flower Upon A Time at Dasada Gallery Khao Yai

Once Flower Upon A Time at Dasada Gallery Khao Yai

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Enjoying the beauty of Thailand: A handy guide for women travellers

Thailand’s golden beaches and city delights have attracted millions of women travellers, with numbers increasing by the year.

As a woman, holidaying solo (or even with friends) overseas can be a bit daunting at first – but from the moment you step off the plane, you’ll notice that Thailand is a wonderful place for women travellers. A wide range of tailored products and services – specially identified by TAT – from accommodation, to transport to shopping (and everything in between) is on hand, so that when you wave goodbye to the ‘Land of Smiles’, it’s really a ‘see you again soon’.

Here are some tips to get the most out of your stay:

Come prepared

Make the most of the female-friendly travel resources available that will help make your stay a memorable one, like the TAT’s ‘Women’s Journey Thailand’ app available on the App Store or Google Play. More information is also available at https://womensjourney.tourismthailand.org.

Be street smart

Carry what you need, so you don’t have to rely on others – and remember that even in the smartphone age, batteries can easily run flat. So, while they may seem old-fashioned, it’s still good to carry hardcopy back-ups, like a small amount of cash, a map, a few useful phrases and telephone numbers, and the address of your hotel in Thai.

Above all else, a little vigilance and common sense goes a long way – just like when you’re at home, be aware of your surroundings and keep to well-lit areas. If you do venture into new areas, introduce yourself to the locals so that if anything unexpected were to happen, you have friendly faces to turn to.

Know where you’re heading and how to get there

Getting around in Thailand is generally quite easy, but it pays to plan a bit in advance, and ask local advice before you set off. There’s lots of English on street signs and public transport, while Bangkok and other key tourist destinations have extensive security camera networks. Friendly staff at every BTS Skytrain or MRT underground station are on hand during all operating hours, and can help you with any queries or advice.

When in Rome (or even in Bangkok)

It’s a tried and trusted mantra for travellers: “Do as the locals do”. Thailand is a Buddhist country, so it’s respectful to be aware of things that might be considered less than appropriate. Whether you’re a man or a woman, remember that Thais value modest dress and good manners, and public displays of affection are generally kept to a minimum. And remember, a genuine smile will go a long, long way.

If you find yourself in a tough spot…

Even the best laid plans sometimes come up with surprises, so tourists are encouraged to be vigilant when it comes to their surroundings. Thankfully – if something does happen – specially trained and trusted Tourist Police units are on hand for travellers nationwide, so whether you find yourself in Bangkok, Phuket, Ko Samui, Chiang Mai, or anywhere else, don’t hesitate to give them a call any time by dialling 1155.

Equipped with these tips, women can be assured that wherever they choose to travel nationwide, they will have access to products and services that are tailored for them, and will make their visit both convenient and enjoyable.

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BMTA suspends the use of cash boxes in buses after technical problem

Bangkok Mass Transit Authority has suspended the installation of cash boxes on 1,800 public buses after it has found out that the cash boxes which were equipped in 800 buses for a trial run did not function properly.

An informed source said that Mr Natthachart Charuchinda, the board chairman of the city bus operator, had ordered a stop to the installation of the cash boxes in the remaining 1,800 buses.

As for the 800 buses which were already equipped with the boxes, the source said that BMTA would negotiate with the Ch Thavee Company, which was contracted to install the cash boxes and E-ticket system on 2,600 buses at a cost of 1,665 million baht to change the terms of the contract.

Technical problem has occurred with the cash boxes during the peak hours with the boxes appear to be unable to accommodate with too many coins during the peak hours.

The source pointed out that since spider tickets would be in use in the next two years allowing commuters to use just one E-ticket with all modes of mass transit system such as bus and train as well as tube, cash boxes would no longer be used by then.

It was reported that Transport Minister Pairin Chuchotethavorn had given a policy guideline to the BMTA management � that is before an open bid is to be staged by BMTA, it should invite interested bidders to conduct demonstrations so that the bus operator can make assessments of the bidder’s offers.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)