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    Bangkok voted Best-Value City in the World

    Bangkok voted Best-Value City in the World
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    BANGKOK, 2 July 2011 (NNT) – Bangkok has been voted the World’s Best-Value City in the June 2011 issue of the Sunday Times Travel Magazine, one of the most popular monthly travel magazines of the UK, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).

    TAT Deputy Governor Chutaporn Rerngron-asa announced that the honor was awarded to the Thai capital city as part of the Value for Money Awards 2011 arranged by the Sunday Times Travel Magazine.

    The award was voted by magazine readers, including writers and experts who cast their votes on direct experience from their visit to Bangkok in the past year. The criteria used include the city's best value in terms of admission fees to places of attraction and transportation fees.

    The award also featured Bangkok as ‘the Best Street Food on the Planet’ where tourists can enjoy various kinds of food, both Thai and foreign, offered at inexpensive price on both sides of the streets.

    Other cities receiving the award are Buenos Aires of Argentina, Havana of Cuba, Cape Town of South Africa, Mumbai of India and Istanbul of Turkey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    The award also featured Bangkok as ‘the Best Street Food on the Planet’ where tourists can enjoy various kinds of food, both Thai and foreign, offered at inexpensive price on both sides of the streets.
    yes here's the profile of the readers
    http://www.travelezine.co.uk/profile.html

    PROFILE
    • Average age is 44
    • 63% of readers are female
    • Av. household income £75.5K
    • Av. cost of a main holiday is £2,600, with 2.8 main holidays per year.
    • 15% spent over £5,000 per main holiday
    • Av. cost of last short break was £600
    • No1 European destination - France / Monaco
    • No1 worldwide destination - USA (not Florida or West Coast)
      Beach/resort holidays are the number one type of holiday - 44%
    • City breaks were the second most popular - 21%
    CIRCULATION
    • ABC Circulation figure 67,461
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    yeh its looks like they rally need inexpensive street food

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    Other cities receiving the award are Mumbai of India
    Up there with Mumbai, must be a great honor for Bangkok

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Other cities receiving the award are Mumbai of India
    Up there with Mumbai, must be a great honor for Bangkok
    Was in Havana a couple of weeks ago. Awful place with two-tier pricing.

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    Was in Phnom Penh a few weeks ago.

    Food, drinks and lovely 20 yr old girls open to anything, endless people who can speak English despite being educated to the age of 3, and the locals possessing an average IQ that rose above double digits made quite a pleasant change.

    It did still smell of sewerage though, so not completely different to BKK.

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    Was in Perth a few weeks ago, actually I live here.

    Don't bother coming unless your a filthy rich bastard, its getting so expensive these days average families are finding it a struggle.

    When I'm in Thailand its like its free, fok dudes, cant wait to retire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57
    When I'm in Thailand its like its free, fok dudes, cant wait to retire.
    I thought you already had.

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    £1 = Aust $ 1.44
    how's that affecting the tourist numbers ?

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    They must have asked me when i was drunk,it always seems cheaper then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveun View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Other cities receiving the award are Mumbai of India
    Up there with Mumbai, must be a great honor for Bangkok
    Was in Havana a couple of weeks ago. Awful place with two-tier pricing.
    was in Jamiaca and Mexico a few months ago. Awful places with 2 tier pricing.

    Nothing compares to Bangkok value wise, that is why i go there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by terry57
    When I'm in Thailand its like its free, fok dudes, cant wait to retire.
    I thought you already had.
    I would assume that he has already fucked dudes too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    Was in Perth a few weeks ago, actually I live here.

    Don't bother coming unless your a filthy rich bastard, its getting so expensive these days average families are finding it a struggle.

    When I'm in Thailand its like its free, fok dudes, cant wait to retire.
    Terry

    That why I have not been home for 7 year.
    Perth is 1 of the best City in the world, if you have alot of money.
    I will stick around here in Thailand till the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by terry57
    When I'm in Thailand its like its free, fok dudes, cant wait to retire.
    I thought you already had.
    I would assume that he has already fucked dudes too.

    Hey Socal have you found the large condoms to put over your head.


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    Quote Originally Posted by blue View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    The award also featured Bangkok as ‘the Best Street Food on the Planet’ where tourists can enjoy various kinds of food, both Thai and foreign, offered at inexpensive price on both sides of the streets.
    yes here's the profile of the readers
    Sunday Times Magazine

    PROFILE
    • Average age is 44
    • 63% of readers are female
    • Av. household income £75.5K
    • Av. cost of a main holiday is £2,600, with 2.8 main holidays per year.
    • 15% spent over £5,000 per main holiday
    • Av. cost of last short break was £600
    • No1 European destination - France / Monaco
    • No1 worldwide destination - USA (not Florida or West Coast)
      Beach/resort holidays are the number one type of holiday - 44%
    • City breaks were the second most popular - 21%
    CIRCULATION
    • ABC Circulation figure 67,461
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    yeh its looks like they rally need inexpensive street food
    What's to see elsewhere in the states? Certainly no one is going to see the farmland, I can only imagine that they'd be visiting Hawaii.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drawp View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by blue View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    The award also featured Bangkok as ‘the Best Street Food on the Planet’ where tourists can enjoy various kinds of food, both Thai and foreign, offered at inexpensive price on both sides of the streets.
    yes here's the profile of the readers
    Sunday Times Magazine

    PROFILE
    • Average age is 44
    • 63% of readers are female
    • Av. household income £75.5K
    • Av. cost of a main holiday is £2,600, with 2.8 main holidays per year.
    • 15% spent over £5,000 per main holiday
    • Av. cost of last short break was £600
    • No1 European destination - France / Monaco
    • No1 worldwide destination - USA (not Florida or West Coast)
      Beach/resort holidays are the number one type of holiday - 44%
    • City breaks were the second most popular - 21%
    CIRCULATION
    • ABC Circulation figure 67,461
    --
    yeh its looks like they rally need inexpensive street food
    What's to see elsewhere in the states? Certainly no one is going to see the farmland, I can only imagine that they'd be visiting Hawaii.
    New Yawk and Vegas, the national parks, skiing in the Rockies come to mind.
    “You can lead a horticulture but you can’t make her think.” Dorothy Parker

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    Are you serious?

    Quote Originally Posted by drawp View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by blue View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    The award also featured Bangkok as ‘the Best Street Food on the Planet’ where tourists can enjoy various kinds of food, both Thai and foreign, offered at inexpensive price on both sides of the streets.
    yes here's the profile of the readers
    Sunday Times Magazine

    PROFILE
    • Average age is 44
    • 63% of readers are female
    • Av. household income £75.5K
    • Av. cost of a main holiday is £2,600, with 2.8 main holidays per year.
    • 15% spent over £5,000 per main holiday
    • Av. cost of last short break was £600
    • No1 European destination - France / Monaco
    • No1 worldwide destination - USA (not Florida or West Coast)
      Beach/resort holidays are the number one type of holiday - 44%
    • City breaks were the second most popular - 21%
    CIRCULATION
    • ABC Circulation figure 67,461
    --
    yeh its looks like they rally need inexpensive street food

    What's to see elsewhere in the states?
    Certainly no one is going to see the farmland, I can only imagine that they'd be visiting Hawaii.

    What's to see elsewhere in the states?
    How about New Orleans, Chicago, the rockies, the smokies, the east coast, Jersey, oooops almost forgot, NEW YORK, Niagra, WASHINGTON DC.

    You have obviously been to none of these fantastic places. Farmland??? What the fuck? Please don't advertise that you are from the U.S. Are you? HAHAHAHA

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    How about Yosemite or going rafting down a river in Oregon ? Or going to a concert by one of your favourite musicians who rarely tours overseas ? Hearing JJ Cale play in some little bar daown Saywth (down South) would be a highlight for me. He's getting pretty old now.....

    Or perhaps finding out where your favourite actress/female singer dines regularly, and going there to sit at a nearby table so you can pretend to choke, and she hopefully performs the Heimlich Manoeuvre on you.......just to get a hug ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    Was in Perth a few weeks ago, actually I live here.

    Don't bother coming unless your a filthy rich bastard, its getting so expensive these days average families are finding it a struggle.

    When I'm in Thailand its like its free, fok dudes, cant wait to retire.
    The reason it is so cheap is because the Baht is way undervalued. Times are changing. Unless Thailand goes on some major socialist spree that will fuck up the economy, the Baht will rise for a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drawp:
    What's to see elsewhere in the states?
    Too much to see and do in the United States. In addition to those already mentioned. Hiking in the mountains. Bicycling in the country side, Sights in so many places NYC, Philadelphia, Gettysburg, Virgina. Sanoma and Napa Vally, Mier Woods, and the list is endless.

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    Actually the US is very good value these days, outside of the major conurbations anyway.
    Bangkok may well be cheap on a 'world cities' basis, but it sure doesn't look cheap from where I sit.
    Australia is a heart attack on a stick, awfully expensive now.

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    America is a great place for you Aussies and Euro-weenies to come and visit- we love your funny accents (which will add ten points to your assumed IQ and deduct 20 points from your presumed heterosexuality).

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Actually the US is very good value these days, outside of the major conurbations anyway.
    Bangkok may well be cheap on a 'world cities' basis, but it sure doesn't look cheap from where I sit.
    Australia is a heart attack on a stick, awfully expensive now.
    I was thinking the same. Udon is way cheaper than Bangkok and it has just as little to do.

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    I reckon that Bangkok is a great place to visit, lots of stuff to see and do

    living there full time got a little repetitive though, but that may have been because I lived in a hotel for months and months, not the best alternative

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