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Thailand: Much too big to be a monitor

Thailand: New law for front and rear seat belts from 5 September

Pattaya: huge flooding

Bangkok: new trucks for waste separation

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Direct bus from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya

Direct bus from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya

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Pattaya : its train station

Pattaya : its train station

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Thailand: Much too big to be a monitor

Big surprise for the inhabitants of a small village not far from Ayutthaya. The large monitor they were observing in a canal connecting the Lop Buri River to the Pa Sak River was a crocodile over 2 m long. The animal was captured and sent to a wildlife sanctuary. The authorities remind that people killed and eaten by large predators are rare!

Thailand: New law for front and rear seat belts from 5 September

The new seatbelt regulations come into force on 5 September. This means that all passengers in the front and rear seats will have to wear seat belts. Violators will have to pay 2,000 Thb. For families without a child seat, they have until 4 December to equip themselves. This law is also accompanied by a general increase in fines for speeding, the absence of a helmet (from 500 to 2000 Thb), the fine for failing to stop at a pedestrian crossing increases from 1000 to 4000 Thb, etc.

Pattaya: huge flooding

Sunday night was very rainy! It was a hard wake-up call! Many people noticed that the roads had become rivers. For example, there was 30 centimetres of water on roads such as South Pattaya, Pattaya Beach, Walking Street and Soi Buakhao. City officials also warned residents to beware of snakes that may enter their homes to escape the flooding.

Bangkok: new trucks for waste separation

The pilot project “No Mixed Waste” started on Sunday 4 September. The aim is to get as many people as possible in the capital to sort their waste. The project aims to encourage the population to separate their waste into two categories: food (green bag) and the rest (black bag). The city has therefore bought new generation trucks. These trucks are equipped with a rear-mounted compactor and a side cabin for storing food waste. A first test phase will take place in three districts: Pathumwan, Phayathai and Nong Khaem.