Archive for February, 2013

THE TITANIC IS BACK!

THE TITANIC IS BACK!

Yes that’s right! Titanic 2 is not a name of some movie sequel, but the real ship. An Australian billionaire, Clive Palmer presented the blue prints of the Titanic-2 at the Intrepid, Sea, Air and Space Museum. He said the ship will trace the original ship’s route of Trans-Atlantic crossing. The construction work is planned to start very soon in China and the ship is estimated to set sail in 2016.  This cruise ship will be a close replica of the first Titanic that hit an iceberg and sank in Read more [...]

Bangkok Restro Wins 3rd on the Asia’s List!

World 50 Best Restaurants of Asia

Recently the world’s 50 best restaurants awards announced the list of ‘world’s 50 best restaurants of Asia’. We are proud to announce that one of Bangkok’s restaurants, ‘Nahm’ bagged the 3rd position in the list.  A total of 5 restaurants from Thailand won a position in the list. The chef of ‘Nahm’, David Thompson is of Australian origin. It won’t be exaggeration if we said that he cooks Thai cuisine better than most natives themselves. It is a realistic restaurant space with Read more [...]

Oscars in Asia: Ang Lee Wins Best Director Award!

Ang Lee Wins Best Director Award!

For the first time in the history of Oscars and Asian film maker has won the award of the ‘Best Director’ category. Director Ang Lee of Taiwanese origin created one of the most spectacular movies of this year. The renowned film ‘life of pie’ based on the bestselling book of the same name by Yann Martel was released last year. Experts had speculated it to be the most impossible story to be turned into a movie. But Ang Lee took up the challenge and even won. ‘Life of pie’ won 4 Academy Read more [...]

Nepalese Woman Conquers Mt Everest Twice, Within a Week: Earns a Guinness World Record

Mount Everest Chhurim Sherpa

Did you know that almost 3000 people have climbed the supreme Mt Everest since it was 1st conquered by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary? Many more had tried but few were successful. Even then, no one so far has climbed the beastly mountain twice within a gap of just a week. Last year a 29 year old Nepalese woman conquered the 8,848 meter high peak on May 12 and repeated the same trek again on May 19, within just a gap of 7 days. Chhurim Sherpa the young and courageous adventurer was recognized for Read more [...]

A Vacation To The Red Planet ‘Mars’

Dennis Tito

The first man ever to travel the space as a tourist is back with another plan for a space tour. This time he eyes the red planet ‘Mars’. The American multi-millionaire and space travel enthusiast, Dennis Tito is chalking out his privately funded round trip to Mars. The trip is planned to span over 501 days in the year 2018. Dennis Tito had made a historical record in 2001, when he spent a grand total of $20 million for an eight-day trip to the International Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz Read more [...]

Welcoming 2 New Members In The Family: Ring Tailed Lemurs

Ring Tailed Lemurs

Earlier this month at Khao Kheow Open Zoo we welcomed 2 new members in our family. In the Lemur Land two healthy female babies of Ring Tailed Lemurs were born. Lemurs are typically the natives of Madagascar. The word lemur is derived from the roman word ‘lemures’ which means ghosts or spirits. It is largely researched that there are five major families of lemur with 30 sub species, of which many are now extinct. The Ring Tailed Lemurs are a beautiful species recognized for their long tail with Read more [...]

A Union Planned In Heaven, Quite Literally!

Air Asia Airlines

There is good news for travelers, especially the Asian travelers. The desirous entrepreneur and founder of AirAsia Airlines, Anthony Francis Fernandes aka Tony Fernandes has proposed a new collaboration that is going to boost the slumping aviation industry of India. Frenandes, who is of Indian origin and based in Kuala Lumpur founded the AirAsia in 2001. He formed the company by mortgaging his house right after the 9/11 attacks. This shows the fierce optimism of Mr. Fernandes. He is probably the Read more [...]

Gear up for an ultimate Thai adventure @ Khao Kheow open zoo

Khao Kheow Forest Zoo

Nothing gets better than 1 Day Eco Adventure + Flight of the gibbon + After Dark Safari Package. This 3-in-1 adventure tour is designed in such a manner that you can enjoy every aspect of Khao Kheow Open Zoo’s fun filled ambience. Experience the entertaining activities of eco adventure tour like, Breakfast with Suriya (Orangutan), Bird aviary, Wildlife animal presentation, Penguin Parade, etc; at early morning. After this sit down and enjoy somemouth-watering Thai and international delicacies at Read more [...]

Endangered Hog Nosed Bat: Conserve Wildlife To Conserve Yourself

Hog Nosed Bat

The number of endangered species is constantly shooting up. The conservation groups and other authorities from across the globe need to join hands and work together to tackle these issues in tandem. Activities such as experimentation of various kinds, consumptions, medicines and many so called innovations are affecting several species. The Hog-nosed bats are part of the endangered species. The conservation status of Hog-nosed bats is vulnerable as per the statistics from the International Union for Read more [...]

Loving your planet this Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentines Day

We all know that the popular V-Day is celebrated as an expression of love by most youngsters. We also know that it is celebrated in memory of and named after a saint.  But how did it all start? During the 270 A.D an early Christian saint named Valentinus spread the message of love and secretly united soldiers who weren’t allowed to marry with their beloveds. He was later caught by the then roman king and sentenced to death. The saint sacrificed his life in the process of spreading the importance Read more [...]

The Year of Snake Celebrated at Khao Kheow Open Zoo

The Year of Snake Celebrated at Khao Kheow Open Zoo

We welcome you all in the year of Snake. In Khao Kheow Open Zoo, this time around we celebrated the Chinese New Year with much zeal and eco-consciousness. Our Zoo Director, Mr. Khun Su-ri-ya Saeng-pong shared a few wise details with our guest about the growing need of wildlife conservation. He also revealed this year’s mascot, a huge snake entwined with a dragon. It was a 30 meter long model and was made of natural elements like coconut leaves, palm fronds and wooden branches. The zoo looked Read more [...]

Happy Chinese (Lunar) New Year 2013: Spreading Happiness @ Khao Kheow Open Zoo

Happy Chinese Lunar New Year 2013

Even though the world partied their way into the New Year on 1st January, for people in South East Asia, the New Year celebrations are just about to begin. Chinese New Year marks the end of cold winter and beginning of the colorful spring. It also marks the beginning of agricultural time and is thus related to concepts of growth, fortune and good health. The lunar New Year is celebrated in countries influenced by the Chinese culture such as Brunei, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea, Singapore, Read more [...]