Nong Khai News Page 7
Added on 29/10/04
Naka Silk Village photos near Nong Khai
Some photos taken this week of the Naka Silk Village near Nong Khai that you can visit to buy silk shirts and dresses.
Added on 23/10/04
New Ferry Office in Nong Khai
Some photos of the new office in Nong Khai for Thai and Lao people to take the ferry across the Mekong.
Added on 28/08/04
Volunteering to teach in Nong Khai
It's harder to teach English at a school in Nongkhai now. At first everything was O.K. but now it's hard to do. Our school received a letter from the Director of the Office of Basic Education. A volunteer is to get permission at least 1 month before teaching at a school. A volunteer who can teach English must show a certificate in teaching. Our school needs volunteers.
Added on 22/02/04
We stayed at school for three days and two nights, between 18- 20 February on Love Nongkhai Far away Drug Project. All students and teachers participated on this activity. It started from 5.30 A.M.- 6.00 P.M. The governor presided over in the opening ceremony. The students' parents were impressed with this project because it encourages their children to love school, teachers, parents, friends and country.
Students will take the final tests on March 3-5 ,and then it's vacation time.
Added on 17/09/03
Tour Guide for Laos Tours.
Phonexay Silavan - Guide for Laos tours.
Phonexay (pronounced porn chi) can show you around Laos on your tour to his country. He recently completed a tour guide course after giving up being a Buddhist monk. You can see many photos of him on the website at locations in Laos and in Thailand. He completed his degree at the Buddhist University in Nong Khai and returned to Laos about the middle of 2003.
He speaks Lao, Thai and English. His English is very good and he is very cheerful, making him an asset for your tour.
He can meet your group at the Thai-Laos Friendship Bridge or at the airport in Vientiane.
He can get the Tour company he works with in Vientiane to organise your tour for you.
Send him an email to get him to show you Laos.
Added on 21/07/03
Volunteering in Nong Khai.
The Nongkhai experience was great. The school was very hospitable and went out of their way to make me feel comfortable and at home. I would recommend it to anyone. It is a rewarding experience and a valuable cultural lesson for anybody who has the time to do it. I'm glad I did and I will do it again as soon as I have the time available.
(Alan spent two weeks as a volunteer conversational English teacher in Nong Khai.)
Added on 14/02/03
Now I am busy making a new local Curriculum and scout camping. This year, the boy scouts will go hiking around the school and camping at the school on this Saturday and Sunday. The weather is very nice for them. The winter is nearly out. Our English speaking volunteer teacher Bimika will have a successful stay. I have prepared her schedule to stay with a student's family and some teacher's. Because our students need to practice speaking before graduation in M.6 it's good for them in the Practicing English Program of school. Then students will take the final exam at the end of this month.
Added on 26/01/03
National Cultural Festival.
The 27 National Cultural Festival is being held in Nongthin Park from 20 - 28 January. There are many shows from India, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia and all parts of Thailand. It is a very big festival.
Many tourists are visiting Nong Khai for the festival. Vehicles find it very hard to move around Nongthin Park.
Added on 03/01/03
It didn't work.
Total deaths from road accidents throughout Thailand from December 27 to January 1 were 514, which is about the same rate as at Songkran, with alcohol still being an important factor.
Added on 20/12/02
Throughout Thailand roadside sales of local wines will be banned and harsh penalties meted out for drunk driving and other traffic violations in a bid to cut down the New Year festival road toll. The road toll for the Songkran, the holiday in Thailand from 11 to 17 April, was 564 nationwide for the 7 days. Another 37,473 people were injured. Statistics were compiled from April 11, two days before the six-day Songkran long weekend. This comes to over 3 an hour.
Added on 19/12/02
While we would like to take Nong Khai boy scouts to the Scout Jamboree, we don't have enough money as it costs 10,000 baht / one boy scout. However we can join in this activity in many ways in the same time. The General Education Department gets schools to hold the activity "Thai Scout Activities During 20 Jamboree Months" such as Meet Foreign Scout Friends via Internet, Send our heart to Jamboree, Scout Tourist Guide, Scout Clean Up Beaches and Tourist Spots, Visit The Elderly, Gifts for The One Without a Gift, Photograph The One Without a Photo and others.
Added on 07/11/02
iTV may be sued on Nong Khai fireballs.
Broadcaster iTV reported the Naga fireballs are a fraud, not a natural phenomenon, and that the fireballs were orchestrated by Lao soldiers on the opposite side of the river bank shooting tracer rounds into the air. See report.
This report cannot be accurate as the rate of ascent of the fireballs is much too slow to be tracer rounds.
The small number of fireballs in the rainy conditions would have been a disappointment for the hundreds of thousands who observed this years display.
Added on 11/10/02
New Guest House on the Mekong near Nong Khai.
Big Snake Guesthouse is being built a couple of kilometres this side of Phon Phisai, which is 43 kilometres east of Nong Khai.
High quality bungalows are being constructed on the Mekong River. The one to three bedroom accommodation will be available from January 2003. Included are air-conditioning and private facilities with hot water showers.
Also being built are a swimming pool and a restaurant.
See their website Big Snake Guesthouse
Added on 15/09/02
September in Nong Khai.
On 23rd September, students will have the first final exam and then will take the entrance university exam next month. I am doing the final exam questions for them. In the holidays, I take a special course at Kremee Centre near the district officers house. Boat racing will be starting from 21-22 September in Nongkhai. And then it will have the biggest boat racing festival next month.
Added on 09/04/02
Angry! Stepson steams Duck to go with whisky.
42 Year old Mr. Precha Namvong of 126 Moo 1 Ban Pho Phonpisai District NongKhai, killed 25 Year old Mr. Subaun Thanoumsuk, his stepson.
Mr. Precha has given himself up to the police.
Police Lieutenant Colonel Prapan Narksa, the Police investigator at the police station in Phonpisai District, said Mr. Precha confessed to using a knife to stab Mr.Subaun.
Mr.Precha was angry with Mr.Subaun because he didn't go to find a job but stayed at home and drank whisky everyday.
On the day of the murder Mr.Subaun killed a duck and cooked it to go with his whisky. It was Mr.Precha's duck which he had for breeding to make money for his family. When Mr.Precha came back home he could see what his stepson had done. He was very angry with Mr.Subaun and he ran to take a knife from the kitchen and stab Mr.Subaun, who died. Mr.Precha ran away.
Added on 17/02/02
Laos Police Unload Narcotic Tablets
Police Major-General Sukit Udomsret at NongKhai learned from those concerned that people from Laos would be attempting to smuggle Narcotic Tablets into NongKhai, going ashore at Jommanee Beach under the Friendship Bridge.
The police Major-General Sukit commanded police Lieutenant Colonel Jarupon Yeeton to be in ambush to catch them.
The police waited. Two men from Laos will come. The police can see two men sitting on a long-stern boat come from Tanalaug village and stop at Jommanee Beach.
At Jommanee Beach the police see one man wait for the two men from Laos and when the long-stern boat stopped the police came from their hiding-place to search the two men from Laos. They find 2,000 Narcotic Tablets stuck around their body.
They 're named Sumjit and Satanvoug Sudtinavoug (43 Years Old). They're Police of Public Security from Laos.
The other man who waited for the two police from Laos saw the Thai police catch them and he ran away. His name is Somporn.
The two police from Laos confessed the Narcotic Tablets were bought from a Burmese person who lives in VangJaug and the two police men wanted to give them to Mr.Somporn who lives and works at NongKhai for 3,000 Baht.