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Chinese New Year falls on 21st January 2012
Chinese New Year at Dicey Reilly’s
Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa
218 M.10 Beach Road, Pattaya 20260, Thailand
t: (66) 38 412 120 | f: (66) 38 429 926 |
The perfect excuse to celebrate Chinese New Year at the Pattaya Marriot Resort & Spa where our master chefs look forward to exceeding all your expectations, with an endless buffet of classic temptation. Baht 599 net.
For more information please contact 038 411 755 E-mail: email@example.com
logo copyright sumalai massage
159/14 Sukhumvit 55 Thonglor 7-9
Opposite Thonglor 8 Wattana BKK
Opening Hours: 9.00 – 24.00
Tel. +66 (0)2392 1663
Royal Thai Massage or Ayurveda Massage
Royal Thai Massage or Ayurveda Massage is unique and focus mainly on treatment. Emphasis on courtesy and ability to secure an outcome to Organs and tissue that is deep by increasing blood circulation and activity of nerve.
The massage is used in the palace. Thus, styles must be polite and usually by fingers and palms only pressing massage on the body (friction massage) not only for weight control and a weight in the direction of the force properly discharged, still with the soft focus.
Sumalai is one of the best Thai traditional massage available in Bangkok. The massage therapists I consider to be excellent to good in this order are: Na, Gee, Ja, Jan, Sei, and Mai.
Traditional Classic Thai Massage 60 min 200 Bht. 90 min 300 Bht. 120 min 400 Bht.
Foot Reflexology Massage 60 min 250 Bht. 90 min 400 Bht. 120 min 500 Bht.
Head-Neck-Shoulders Massage 60 min 200 Bht. 90 min 300 Bht. 120 min 400 Bht.
Foot Massage & Head, Neck, Shoulder, Back 250 Bht. 350 Bht. 450 Bht.
Aroma Touch Therapy 60 min 600 Bht. 90 min 900 Bht. 120 min 1200 Bht.
Thai Heritage Herbal Compress 60 min 500 Bht.
Body Scrub 60 min 500 Bht.
Facial Massage 60 min 500 Bht.
The price of Georges DuBoeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2011 in Bangkok is a whopping 1,499 Thai Baht (50 US Dollars) and Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau Georges DuBoeuf 2011 1,799 (60 US Dollars). Again, I will pass on this glorified grape juice due to the price, and I do enjoy having a bottle or two once a year in this tropical climate. For this price, even here, I can buy a much better wine from Bordeaux, or some other region in France. The price I am quoting is the retail price in a wine shop not the marked up price in a 5 star hotel. The same bottles, for instance, are selling in the United States in a wine shop for anywhere from $7.00 – $14.00, in France for about 1 and a half euros, in Japan the equivalent of $5.00 and they must be flown in by air, which is the same process as in Thailand. The big difference is, that in most countries in the world, they do not add the outrageous taxes of up to 400% levied on wines as Thailand does, making it one of the more expensive places in the world to buy wine. Think about Hong Kong with 0% tax on wines.
Beaujolais Nouveau is all about freshness and is better to drink as soon as possible, certainly there should not be many bottles remaining into the first weeks of the new year. Under French law, the wine may be released at 12:01 a.m. on the third Thursday of November however, this rule is not followed in Thailand as they start selling it as soon as they receive it, which could be a few days to a week before the date.
The Chinese have high culinary-regard for certain bird’s nests constructed by a swallow-like bird called a Swift. The nest is made from glutinous strands of the bird’s-saliva and is considered a supreme delicacy.
The tricky part of collecting edible bird’s nests is that if collected too late there is the possibility that eggs might be damaged, and if gathered too early the nests will be of inferior quality.
Pacific Swift, Edible-nest Swiftlet and Black-nest Swiflets are the species of swift that produce edible bird’s nests in Thailand, mainly in limestone caves on islands around Krabi, Phuket, and Nakhon Si Thammarat in southern Thailand.
After the first nest disappears, the female bird will automatically build a second nest, and collectors will wait a month before harvesting the second nest. The third nest, final production for the season, is where the baby birds will grow and the nest will not be harvested for three months.
As with most everything in this part of the world, and due to the high value of the nests, corruption is rampant and sometimes the unthinkable happens, the baby birds are thrown away to harvest the valuable third nest. The sad thing is that locals get very little money out of the businesses while, concession holders and governments who levy high taxes, become rich.