Suvarnabhumi dykes heightened to 4 metres
– October 19, 2011 8:03 am
The Suvarnabhumi International Airport Wednesday heightened its earthen dykes to four-meter-high and piled up one-meter-high sandbag barriers along surrounding roads, in a bid to prevent flood. Airports of Thailand (AOT) acting director Somchai Sawasdipol said that the Highway Department since October 10 helped heightened and strengthened the dykes, which would complete today (Oct 20). While the Lat Krabang Canal would be dredged to help support more excessive water, the airport also worked with the Royal Irrigation Department to drain floodwater in the airport’s south into the sea speedily. The airport also set up a sandbag making center by volunteers to assist flood-affected people.
What can be of more intrinsic beauty than Bludenz with its beautiful landscape, surrounded by towering mountain ranges, its green valleys and water streams and creeks you can drink from.
We march towards an epoch where such sights become increasingly rare.
So, why you still can visit the jewel of the Alps :
Bangkok is always worth visiting, see the Mae Nam , the “Mother of Water” from the fast running passenger boats plying the river from Nonthaburi to Klongthoey, and invigorate the scents, the mystic of the orient, make a stopover at ‘Tha Ratchawongse‘ , visit Yaowarat , enjoy its culinary delights, the bustling China Town with its markets, vendors, Sampeng.
My personal favorite is a side alley of ‘Charoen Khrung‘ , with one of the best ‘Bami‘ Noodles, delicious noodles with slices of pork , served at lunch for 50 cents. Unbeatable taste and real simple, yet nonequivalent succulent taste for next to nothing.
The more you visit, the more you will like the city, its traffic jams easily avoidable nowadays with new, modern transport facilities. See ‘Phahurat‘, the old Siam, and see how the city looked like 100 years ago….
Enjoy a “Latte” in one of the many “Starbucks“, or visit my own personal favorite, O’Brians at “Thanya Building”, BTS ‘Sala Daeng‘ station adjacent, ground floor. Free wireless, fast broadband internet as an additional freebie.
Sip the best juice, freshly prepared in front of you at the “Tokyu” in MBK building, BTS “National Stadium”, 3 rd floor, ” the mixture for a ” healthy skin”, made of fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and cranberries. All in deep, purple red, the juice is as excellent as it can be.
Never before seen Thai Vegetarian Dishes and a cooking school run by the expert owner of this restaurant. The price is reasonable, walk up the distance from ‘Phra Arthit‘ boat station find it, just cross the canal bridge and you will find it on the main street (You can also jump on a bus 53, or 32 and it will take you there. Ask if you cant find it.
Bangkok, a way of life, is always exciting.
Forget the many vice holes and you will see another, different Bangkok.
The Aburi gardens are located on a hill in the Akwapim mountains, an hour drive from the capital of Accra.
Imposing, over 100 years old … Bombax tree (picture below)
Some historical background :
Aburi spreads over a relatively small strip of land immediately west of the main Accra-Koforidua Road, and set amongst lush green mountain landscape. One can reach Aburi via Accra-Koforidua Road.
The town’s principle tourist attraction is undoubtedly the Aburi Botanical Gardens. Located immediately north of the town limits, the Aburi Botanical Gardens has a history dating back to 1890, and in it’s history has seen many great VIPs visit it’s impressive grounds, both from Ghana & abroad.
Ghanaian Heads Of State such as General I.K. Acheampong, Lieutenant-General F.W.K. Akuffo, and Flight-Lieutenant J.J. Rawlings, have all planted trees on the grounds, as have such figures as Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles of Great Britain, President Nicolae Ceauşescu of Romania, and President Pál Losonczi of Hungary.