Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Q2, 2009 - starting of the bubble burst.

CBRE Thailand has released the latest Bangkok Residential Sales Market View for Q2 2009. In the analysis, I can summarize that the significant change in Q2 of 2009 is that majority of property buying comes from Thais (80%) not foreigners as the last year. Thai people buy property as an alternative option for investment and they strongly believe that prices are not going to fall.

CBRE also sees that the real buyers are not speculators but end users and buy-to-rent investors. The company also says that the prices of the high end sector are not rising in the near future.

From my view, we can see, in the near future, the rental price will be decreased significantly due to oversupply of property in prime locations of Bangkok and decreasing of foreigners. There are thousand of units to be completed in a few years but foreigners are moving away from Thailand due to worldwide economic slump. So we can see the price war in the rental market soon. The bubble is nearly burst.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Stone (Granite) Mortar and Pestle

Stone (Granite) Mortar and Pestle

Made in Thailand of carved granite, this durable high quality product is an important tool for Thai cooking as well as around the world. Won't chip or crack. Each mortar is cut from a solid granite rock and carefully carved by hand. Hefty 12 lb weight, this product has remarkable visual appeal and is the finest mortar and pestle on the market. We use the finest raw material available. Mentioned as the best mortar and pestle in America by The Wall Street Journal (Feb 16, 2007).

* Made in Thailand of the finest raw material
* Handmade from a single block of granite, 3 sizes available
* Indestructible, will not chip or crack no matter how hard you pound
* Received top endorsement from celebrity chef David Rosengarten
* Beautiful appearance, a work of art to show off in your kitchen

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Stone (Granite) Mortar and Pestle

Vatch's Thai Street Food (Paperback)

Vatch's Thai Street Food (Paperback)

Product Description
Food stalls are an essential part of Thai life and can be found on nearly every city street, bustling market or railway platform across the country. Most Thai's eat at open air specialist food stalls at least once a day, simply because they provide the freshest, most authentic and tasty Thai cooking there is. This book introduces key street dishes from across Thailand that are simple and easy to prepare at home. Recipes originate from every area of this beautiful country, providing a balanced mix of meat, seafood, vegetarian and sweet dishes. In addition the `before you begin' section, introducing ingredients and cooking techniques, provides all you need to take up your wok with confidence.

Over 100 easily mastered and autentic one-dish meals from the market stalls, food-carts and noodle-boats of Thailand from the premier Thai restaurateur, chef and author. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Thai for Beginners (Paperback) by Benjawan Poomsan Becker

Thai for Beginners (Paperback)
by Benjawan Poomsan Becker

Product Description
An easy to use Thai language textbook designed for either self-study or classroom use. Teaches all four language skills speaking, listening (when used in conjunction with the cassette tapes), reading and writing . Offers clear, easy, step-by-step instruction, building on what has beenpreviously learned. Used by many Thai temples in America. Recommended books to be studied along with Thai for Beginners are Thai for Travelers (a practical Thai phrase book) and Speak like a Thai series by the same author.

About the Author
Benjawan Poomsan Becker was born in Bangkok and spent her childhood in Yasothon, a small province in Northeast Thailand. Her family is ethnic Laotian, so she grew up speaking both Thai and Lao. She graduated from Khon Kaen University in Thailand in 1990, with a B.A. in English. Benjawan gained extensive experience teaching Thai to foreigners while studying for her M.A. in Japan with the Japan-Thailand Trade Association and Berlitz Language School, and in the US with Thai temples, Stanford University and private students. She now resides in Berkeley, California where she continues to write and publish books on the Thai and Lao languages. Her books include "Thai for Beginners", "Thai for Intermediate Learners", "Thai for Advanced Readers", "Thai-English/English-Thai Dictionary for Non-Thai Speakers", "Improving Your Thai Pronunciation", "Practical Thai Conversation DVD Series", the popular "Speak Like a Thai Series" and many other titles on the Thai language.

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Thai for Beginners

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Address Chidlom Studio for RENT

Compact unit in Bangkok CBD location where short walking distance to BTS Chidlom station and Central Chidlom. Brand new. Size 38.5 Sq. m. 27000 baht/month. Click Here for contact details.