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Si Racha Chonburi Thailand

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Si Racha (ศรีราชา) is in Eastern Thailand, between Bangkok and Pattaya, and is the gateway to the island of Ko Sichang.

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Si Racha, (Siracha, Sri Racha or Sriracha), Chonburi Province. Si Racha district is about one hour’s drive from Bangkok. Si Racha’s port and nearby Laem Chabang, the largest port in the country serving the eastern seaboard industrial provinces. Pattaya is 30 km south. 10 km north of Si Racha is Bang Saen, a seaside resort popular with locals. Chonburi Province is one of the more industrialised provinces of Thailand, although most of the province is hilly, agricultural plantations.

Many Japanese and Korean expat workers live in the area and work on the nearby industrial estates. The town itself has a newly redone waterfront, but doesn’t have much in terms of sandy beaches.

Get in

Most buses between Bangkok and Pattaya that run along Sukhumvit Road stop at Robinson’s or at Tukcom. A modern eight lane motorway has been built connecting the eastern seaboard with Bangkok, as well as to U-Tapao International Airport. It is the only airport in southeast Thailand to have direct flights, bypassing Bangkok. Older Sukhumvit Road road goes through downtown Si Ratcha to Chonburi and Pattaya, but is often congested.

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  • Khao Kheow Open Zoo235 Moo 7, Bang Phra (Road 4036 west from Hwy 7).  08:00-18.00, night safari 19:00The zoo is a blend of forests, wild animals, aviary, and responsible animal management. Sponsored by HM Queen Sirikit, the zoo has grown in size, scope and importance. More than 300 species and 8,000 animals populate the 5,000 rai sanctuary. Six of the newer residents of the zoo are rare white tigers from the Memphis Zoo in the US. Khao Kheow is described as a “wildlife bank” as many animals are on the endangered species list. The zoo is known for success in breeding some of these endangered animals. One such project is breeding the rare clouded leopard. Other endangered mammals at the zoo include the Asian wild dog, Malayan tapir, and tiger. Rare Asian bird species draw bird watchers from around the world. The walk-though aviary is Asia’s second largest with over 80 species. Endangered bird species at the zoo include the black necked stork and white crested laughing thrush. The zoo features a daily ‘penguin parade’ show and a night safari into the African Savanna and Cats Complex zones. 150-300 Thai Baht, night safari 200-400 Thai Baht.
  • Sriracha Tiger Zoo341 Moo 3, Nongkham.  Si Racha Tiger Zoo has up to 400 Bengal tigers as well as other animals on show. 350 Thai Baht.

What to do

Festivals

  • Ancestral Spirits Ceremony FestivalApril. This festival is based on an old custom of the people from Chonburi. It is held every year between 19-21 Apr on Ko Loy Sri Racha. Activities include a parade, traditional folk costume, spirit ceremonies, demonstrations, and lots of local delicacies.

Buy

The town has a Robinson’s department store and a cinema.

Eat

Si Racha is famous in Thailand for its seafood, served with a fiery chili sauce known as nam prik si racha (น้ำพริกศรีราชา Si Racha spicy sauce).

  • Jay Nong’s (Bang Phra Subdistrict, Si Racha District, Chonburi Province). But if you want to eat seafood prepared home-style, nicely cooked and very inexpensive, go to Jay Nong’s Restaurant, which is beside the road. Each dish is cooked to order. It is roughly across the road from the pier fishermen use to land the catch from their boats. Order the food at the shack-like shop and then cross over to sit at the tree-shaded stone tables and chairs near the pier. Only a few dishes are available, and they include pla het khone dipped in batter and fried, the same fish prepared as a pad cha, fried with fresh basil, chillies and garlic, or as a tom yam and khao pad pu (crab fried rice). Superb gaeng pa pla het khone (het khone fish prepared tom yam or spicy curry style) and pla het khone dipped in batter and fried.

Where to stay in Si Racha

There are a few guest houses for 400 Thai Baht/night on the stinky waterfront.

  • The City Hotel6/126 Sukhumvit Road ,   Has very clean rooms. Swimming pool, two restaurants, shuttle bus to take you on selected stops in the city. 2,825-10,005 Thai Baht.
  • Citadines Grand Central Sri Racha99/9 Thetsaban 1 Road ,   The property has studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. Offers housekeeping, Wi-Fi, an electric safe, a LCD television and steam iron and board for each apartment.
  • Cityview Residence107/2 Surasak Sanguan Road ,   Check-in: 12:00, check-out: 12:00890-1890 Thai Baht.
  • Seaview Hotel50-54 Jerm Jom Pol Road ,   Check-in: 12:00, check-out: 12:00890-1890 Thai Baht.

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  • Take the boat to Ko Sichang.

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Myanmar Leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Others Detained by Burmese Military

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Myanmar’s military-run Myawaddy TV announced Monday the military was taking control of the country under a state of emergency, because of a lack of action on the military’s claims of voter fraud in November elections.

The announcement came hours after Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and other ruling party officials were detained in a move that raised concerns of a possible coup. The actions came the same day a new parliament was supposed to be inaugurated.

Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint were taken early Monday, said the spokesman for the ruling party, the National League for Democracy.

“I want to tell our people not to respond rashly and I want them to act according to the law,” spokesman Myo Nyunt said Monday, shortly before he was detained as well.

“As far as we know, all the important people have been arrested by the Burmese military,” he said. “So, now we can say it is coup d’état. In Naypyidaw, Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint has been arrested, I heard. But we are not sure about members of Parliament in municipality compound, but we can assume that they have been arrested, too.”

In a statement, the White House said, “The United States is alarmed by reports that the Burmese military has taken steps to undermine the country’s democratic transition,” adding that the U.S. urges “the military and all other parties to adhere to democratic norms and the rule of law, and to release those detained today.”

“The United States opposes any attempt to alter the outcome of recent elections or impede Myanmar’s democratic transition and will take action against those responsible if these steps are not reversed,” the statement said.

FILE - Myanmar State Counselor and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives to vote early ahead of the Nov. 8 general election, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Oct. 29, 2020. According to a party spokesman, she and other have been detained in a early-morning raid.
FILE – Myanmar State Counselor and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives to vote early for the Nov. 8 general election, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Oct. 29, 2020. According to a party official, she and others have been detained in a morning raid.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken added that the United States “stands with the people of Burma in their aspirations for democracy, freedom, peace, and development,” and called on the military to immediately reverse its actions.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged Myanmar’s military leadership to resolve any differences through peaceful dialogue.

“The Secretary-General strongly condemns the detention of State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, President U Win Myint and other political leaders on the eve of the opening session of Myanmar’s new Parliament.  He expresses his grave concern regarding the declaration of the transfer of all legislative, executive and judicial powers to the military,” Guterres spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said in a statement.  “These developments represent a serious blow to democratic reforms in Myanmar.”

Australia, India and Singapore have all expressed their concerns about the situation in Myanmar as well.

Phone and internet service in major cities in the country had been disrupted, according to multiple reports. MRTV, the state broadcaster, was off the air, reporting on Facebook that it was having technical issues.

Soldiers were in the streets of both the capital, Naypyidaw, and the largest city, Yangon, according to multiple reports.

Monday’s developments followed months of tensions after the National League for Democracy’s landslide victory in November elections. Myanmar’s military claimed there had been voter fraud, an allegation rejected by the country’s election commission.

On Saturday, the Tatmadaw, the official name of Myanmar’s military, released a statement arguing that voter fraud had taken place and the international community “should not be endorsing the next steps of the political process on a ‘business as usual’ basis.

“The Tatmadaw is the one pressing for adherence to democratic norms,” the statement read. “It is not the outcome itself of the election that the Tatmadaw is objecting to. …Rather, the Tatmadaw finds the process of the 2020 election unacceptable, with over 10.5 million cases of potential fraud, such as nonexistent votes.”

In the past week, Myanmar’s military had dismissed rumors it would launch a coup after the military’s commander-in-chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, told senior officers that the constitution, which outlaws a coup, could be revoked if the laws were not being properly enforced.

Over the past week, the military has deployed an unusually high number of tanks around the capital city, raising alarm among civilians and government officials.

Supporters of Myanmar's military take part in a protest against election results, in Yangon, Myanmar, Jan. 30, 2021.
Supporters of Myanmar’s military take part in a protest against election results, in Yangon, Myanmar, Jan. 30, 2021.

Myanmar’s newly elected Parliament was expected to convene for its first session in Naypyidaw on Monday (Feb. 1).

The arrest of leaders in Myanmar, also known as Burma, is just the latest events in a country that has struggled between civilian and military rule and raises concerns that the nation’s transition to a democracy has stalled.

A British colony until 1948, Myanmar has been ruled by dictators backed by the military from 1962 to 2010.

An uprising in 1988 pushed for an election in 1990, which the National League for Democracy (NLD) party won in a landslide, but the elected members of Parliament were imprisoned, and the dictatorship continued.

Aung San Suu Kyi, the daughter of Myanmar’s independence hero, General Aung San, who was assassinated in 1947, emerged as a leader in the pro-democracy rallies and in the NLD. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 while under house arrest.

In 2010, Senior General Than Shwe announced the country would be handed over to civilian leaders, who included retired generals. They freed political prisoners, including the lawmakers from the National League for Democracy, and Aung San Suu Kyi, who was elected in a 2012 by-election and later became the state counsellor of Myanmar.

But Aung San Suu Kyi, 75, while popular among Myanmar’s Buddhist majority, has seen her international reputation decline over her government’s treatment of the country’s mostly Muslim Rohingya minority.

In 2017, an Army crackdown against the Rohingya, sparked by deadly attacks on police stations in Rakhine state, led hundreds of thousands of Rohingya to flee to neighboring Bangladesh. The International Criminal Court is investigating the country for crimes against humanity.

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First EU country declares corona pandemic over

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The EU country Slovenia has declared the Corona pandemic in its territory over and opened its borders for EU citizens from Friday. As the government announced in Ljubljana on Thursday evening, the quarantine obligation continues to apply to immigrants from other countries. EU citizens, however, can now travel to the small Alpine and Adriatic country for summer vacation almost without restrictions .

Slovenia Coronavirus since reopening
234,811
Confirmed
0
Confirmed (24h)
4,187
Deaths
0
Deaths (24h)
1.8%
Deaths (%)
219,232
Recovered
0
Recovered (24h)
93.4%
Recovered (%)
11,392
Active
4.9%
Active (%)

The situation in Slovenia is better than in all other countries in Europe, which is why the health emergency declared on March 12 will be lifted, Prime Minister Janez Jana said, however, precautionary measures such as the social distancing rules, the obligation to wear a face mask and the ban on public gathereing remains in place, as this is necessary because the risk of spreading the virus can not be ruled out, the government said.

The authorities of the Balkan state, which has two million inhabitants, have reported a total of around 1,500 Covid-19 cases of infection and 103 people have died but recently, the number of new infections has decreased significantly.

By declaring the pandemic in the country over, the government is avoiding an automatic extension of the package of measures to provide financial support to the population and businesses that have been hit by the crisis, according to radio broadcaster Radio Slovenija.

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31 March : Rockdale has 18 infections in Georgia reported

30/3/20 : Rockdale has 18 infections in Georgia reported

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Rockdale has 18 Coronavirus infection confirmed with 1 Covid-19 death reported and 0 patients have recovered so far. All data has been reported by the Public Health Office in Rockdale to the Governor’s office of the US state of Georgia.

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Number of Covid-19 Infection in Rockdale Georgia: 18
Number of death reported in Rockdale: 1
Number of Recoveries in Rockdale : 0
Number of current Covid-19 (Active) patients in Rockdale : 0

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