Posted by admin on March 11th, 2013
Once again it’s the most holy time of the year. JTTJ wishes everyone good fortune, health and blessings of Lord Buddha. Makha Bucha as we all know is the biggest festival of Thailand.
There is an interesting story behind this festival. During the entire life time of Lord Buddha two massive gathering of Buddhist monks spontaneously took place to honor him over a gap of 45 years. Coincidently both the days were the full moon day of the third lunar month called ‘Makha’. The first gathering of Read more [...]
Posted by admin on March 8th, 2013
Won’t it be nice if humans also practiced gender equality like the animals? Humans might be the most advanced and developed creature, but it still leaves a lot of room for us to learn the basics from these supposedly unintelligent animals. Man has not only imposed his superiority on the animal kingdom but also on his better half or equivalent, ‘the women’. This year the Khao Kheow Open Zoo of Thailand urges our societies to take up the cause of gender equality on the occasion of International Read more [...]
Posted by admin on March 6th, 2013
The Khao Kheow Open Zoo is not just full of nature’s charisma but also the warm nature of its people which offers you some exciting Eco Tours. Here is the details of one of the Eco Half Day Tour; Enter the zoo and the first thing you do is accept a welcome drink. Famous for its wide variety of fauna and flora, here you not only admire the nature but get close to them. Breakfast with Suriya; witness the gentlemanly orangutan entertain the visitors with his acrobatics and frivolous humor. Khao Kheow Read more [...]
Posted by admin on March 5th, 2013
The Eco adventure tours in Khao Kheow Open Zoo are some of the best half day getaways in Thailand. If you have a couple of hours to spare and want to make the best of it, come along. These trips are best designed as per the fast and busy lifestyle of today. Once you enter into the premises of this zoo time will stop and so will all the stress at least for the few hours, you spend here. The Khao Kheow Open Zoo is famous for its several conservation shows such as the Journey to the Jungle Show, After Read more [...]
Posted by admin on March 3rd, 2013
Japan is one the rare nations that has an entire festival dedicated to its daughters. The Doll Festival or as locally known ‘Hina Matsuri’ is a grand event. For those who don’t know this will come as a surprise that the festival actually originated in China.
The tradition says that in Olden China relatives would gift little girls with paper dolls which they would submerge in a nearby stream. With the doll floating away it seems that the misfortune and imperfections of the girls would also Read more [...]
Posted by admin on February 28th, 2013
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 [...]
Posted by admin on February 27th, 2013
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 [...]
Posted by admin on February 26th, 2013
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 [...]
Posted by admin on February 26th, 2013
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 [...]
Posted by admin on February 25th, 2013
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 [...]
Posted by admin on February 24th, 2013
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 [...]