SB kicks off “52 Weeks of Design”, forms Designer Connect

  SB Design Square, a centre of furniture, home decoration items and design services, launched “52 WEEKS OF DESIGN by SB DESIGN SQUARE”, the first campaign of this year, to inspire and give new ideas to home-decorating enthusiasts. In addition, the company plans marketing activities to boost total sales by 10 percent on year in line with the recovery of the property market.

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888 Villas – luxurious living in the heart of Pattaya

  888 Villas is a luxury townhome super project in the heart of Pattaya. It is located less than 1km from the city centre and just 1.5km from Bali Hai Pier. The area has been specially chosen to respond to the growing needs within Pattaya, offering a ‘luxury lifestyle’.     The townhome designs have an elegant appearance with a contemporary style and many unique features incorporating western architecture. The interior layouts at 888 Villas are designed to provide spacious living in a practical environment that meets all your needs.…

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Top of the Gulf Regatta to increase accessibility to sailing

Organisers of the Top of the Gulf Regatta Presented by Ocean Marina have been promoting sailing in the Gulf of Thailand for 13 years and as the award-winning regatta enters its 14th edition (27th April to 1st May) at Ocean Marina Yacht Club, organisers are looking to make the sport more accessible with a demonstration of the all-new S\V14 – a boat designed especially for people with disabilities which has been built in Thailand.

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SCB becomes south-east Asia’s first bank to engage investment in 1QBit

  Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), through its financial technology subsidiary Digital Ventures, has announced a strategic investment in 1QBit, a software company focused on quantum and quantum-inspired computing based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The investment makes SCB the first bank in south-east Asia to actively engage with quantum technology and its applications in financial services.

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Purple reigns: Do you know what 2018’s Colour of the Year is?

    Did you know that it is actually someone’s job to sit down and name the colour of the year every year?   What a great gig, right?  When I first heard that “colour of the year” was a real thing I had a lot of questions.   Who decides?  How do I know what the colour of the year is?  What difference does it make to me?  I’m not Mr Fashion Conscious.  I’m not some kind of designer or artist that has to keep up with every trend. …

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A four-year-old child could understand this

    I’m not very good with social media. It’s probably an age thing.         I’m definitely from the Groucho Marx school of thinking. In the film Duck Soup, he said: “Clear? Huh! Why a four-year-old child could understand this! Run out and find me a four-year-old child, I can’t make head or tail of it.”   That’s me! I muddle through Facebook, don’t recall ever Tweeting in my life, don’t know how to get back into my LinkedIn account and wouldn’t recognise an Instagram if it reared…

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Tattoo: What’s the point?

      When I used to go to the beach as a young lad in the 1960s, we’d see the occasional man with a modest tattoo on his arm or chest. Often it was simply an image of an anchor like in the Popeye cartoons. By the very late 20th century, tattoos began to leave the shadows, so to speak. Today, they are downright mainstream, particularly among young people. And as the popularity of tattoos continues to grow, so does the concern about potential risks. Dirty needles can pass…

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What are you looking at? Part III Half-price Paradise

  This is the final installment of a three part series examining the desirability of expatriating or retiring in Thailand. Previously we have looked at health care, safety and this month we’ll take a gander at most prospective resident’s number one concern, cost of living.   Before we dive in, allow me to offer three observations as a sort of disclaimer and to pre-argue what are sure to be objections to what I have to say.   First off, there is no one measuring stick for cost of living in…

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