Sivaporn Dardarananda Activities Post

Monday, May 28, 2007

Christopher Cross Live in Bangkok

Christopher Cross gives a concert in Bangkok at the Thailand Cultural Center where the acoustics are excellent. His voice is still strong and his guitar playing is outstanding. Christopher Cross was last in Bangkok in 1982 and this time he gives an outstanding and memorable performance. Rochana, Busaba and Anchalee also get their picture taken with Christopher.

Khun Karantarat celebrates her birthday at Tohkai Restaurant at the newly opened Esplanade entertainment center, her favorite hangout.

A bird's nest in our garden.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Patrapa is framed by a perfect semi-circular rainbow,

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

We attend grand dinner celebration for new Royal Decorations vested upon our friend Privy Councillor Dr. Kasem Wattanachai. This is mainly due to his active work as Sec. General of the Pradabok Foundation.
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Monday, May 21, 2007

Khun Charoen and Khunying Wanna's daughter gets married at The Plaza Athenee.
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Sunday, May 20, 2007

Dr. Sumet Tantivejkul takes a brief rest at Camp 1, Sublangka Wildlife Sanctuary, between his very busy schedule.
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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Mangrove Reforestation in Trat Province

The mangrove rehabilitation and reforestation project for Trat Province is nearly complete, for a total of about 20,000 rai. Our only reservation is that the reforestation areas have been mono-culture.
Naturally propagating mangrove: Center photo shows mangrove tree pods on the tree. At the right time the pods detach, fall and implant themselves in the soft soil below(Bottom photo) to grow up as another tree.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Minnie & Snoopy's Baby Beagles

Tungmeng and Tangmae are one month old today.
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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Went to inspect Koh Chang as member of the Parliamentary Committee on Natural Resources and Environment From May 5 - 7, 2007.
Due to the rapid haphazadous development of Koh Chang under the DASTA program initiated during the Thaksin regime and fueled by greedy characters from all over, I found Koh Chang, especially the western side, to be a pile of junk. Safety is a major issue, both road safety and beach safety. Roads are narrow, winding and dangerous. Road fatalities are weekly. Five jurisdictions are responsible for the roads. Emergency assistance appears none existant. So don't have a beach accident either. Commercial construction is without planning and looks like a real helter skelter mess. By law beaches are public, but the land grab on Koh Chang is complete and the public do not have access to the beaches, since all resorts have made sure that it is very difficult to pass through their property. Water pollution in the bays from sewage and oil from boats is significant. Coral is dying off. It was my first time and I really don't know why I would want to go again.