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Thailand sets to cut greenhouse gas emission by 20% after 2020

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BANGKOK, 26 June 2015 – The first meeting of the National Committee on Climate Change (NCCC) is drawing up Thailand’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) with a goal to voluntarily reduce greenhouse gas emission by 7-20 per cent within 2020. 204 more words

Asia

Apple Music costs just $2 per month in India, 80% cheaper than the U.S.

”Apple tends to not care much about price competitiveness,” Josh Horwitz reports for Quartz. “Without telco subsidies, which typically occur only in rich countries, consumers looking to buy an iPhone 6 in Asia will have to shell out as much as $600.” 141 more words

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Chiang Mai

Lack of updates for a couple of months cos… kind of just packing up my working life, storing things in a box for a while, and getting ready to let down my hair, take a break, and travel :-) 106 more words

Wanderlust

Thailand lowers 2015 rice output forecast by over 2 million tonnes

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The Thai government lowered its forecast for this year’s main-crop rice output by over 2 million tonnes, according to the latest report from the Office of Agricultural Economics, as the major rice-producing nation battles with a severe drought. 305 more words

Doraemon replaces live cat for Thai rain ritual

In the village of Wang Luang in northern Thailand’s Phrae Province, there is a traditional ritual held to end a drought that involves putting a live cat in a cage, parading it around town and splashing it with water… 142 more words

Funny

Never Eating Shrimp Again

Most of our seafood comes from Thailand and Southeast Asia, particularly shrimp. After reading the horrific story of one man who was lured to the fishing industry by the promise of money but ended up being a slave, I have decided against eating certain types of fish. 309 more words