Bangkok September 2020

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September 2020

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BANGKOK HOTELS

OFFER SPECIAL

“STAYCATION” DEALS

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

- Future Rail Plans For Bangkok, Pattaya And Beyond

- Just The Statistics

- Thailand Business News

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Cover Story

If you are already

living in Bangkok,

booking a hotel in the

same city may seem a

little alien, since most

people normally associate

using a hotel

when they are far from

home.

However, a “staycation”,

the name given

for a short holiday in

the same place that

you live, allows you to

change the scenery for

a memorable experience

and enjoy some

pampering without

travelling too far. Money

saved on airfares

or other travel can be

used to upgrade to a

higher quality hotel or

can be spent on the

hotel premises so that

you can enjoy services

such as spa treatments,

tours, or luxury

buffet meals.

Indeed, currently

“staycation” deals in

Bangkok are plentiful.

Hotel operators know

that whilst Bangkokians

can’t so easily go

overseas there is still

much on offer when

staying in the Thai

capital.

Some deals include

free lunches or dinners

with free flow drinks.

Others include access

to executive lounges

with unlimited snacks

and mini buffets. Look

out for deals that offer

a bottle of Champaign

in your room on arrival.

Others still, offer

generous dining credits

that can be used

at various in-house

restaurants.

Apart from supporting

the Bangkok hospitality

industry, there

are plenty of benefits

to visiting hotels during

this time when they are

less busy than normal.

The pressure on

services is lighter, allowing

you to enjoy a

much more personal

touch. This could be

anything from avoiding

queues at check-in

to attentive and rapid

concierge services.

Hotels are usually in

a position to offer

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BANGKOK HOTELS OFFER SPECIAL

“STAYCATION” DEALS

extras to guests during

quiet periods. For example,

if theydon’t have

full occupancy they

are able to be much

more flexible with their

rooms, offering perks

such as extended late

checkout. In some hotels

checkout can be

extended until 5pm or

even 8pm meaning that

you can enjoy the entire

last day of your stay in

the hotel without having

to rush to checkout by

lunchtime.

The same also goes

for check-in. If you arrive

early then many

hotels now offer early

check-in during the

morning hours. Of

course all this is subject

to room availability,

but at times when hotel

occupancy is low it is

becoming increasingly

common to see it offered.

Lower occupancy

also means a quieter

time. This could mean

that you wont have

neighbors in the room

next to yours, or that the

restaurants will be quieter

at breakfast time.

The pool may be more

peaceful and the gym

may be not so crowded

affording you a choice

of exercise machines

all with standing availability.

Then of course there

are plenty of things to

do in Bangkok even

outside of the hotel.

From visiting parks to

riverboat rides or day

tours to heritage sites

or bustling markets, it

is sometimes easy to

forget how much Bangkok

has on offer.

Seldom do people

enjoy tourist attractions

in their hometown.

Yet, millions of tourists

travel from far and

wide to come to Thailand

to sample some of

the delights on offer in

Bangkok, which, if you

live here already, are

right on your doorstep!

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THAILAND

BUSINESS NEWS

CENTRAL GROUP’S

“THE 1” LAUNCHES

NEW DIGITAL

LIFESTYLE SCHEME

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Central Group’s “The 1” loyalty

card has now launched a digital

lifestyle scheme, collaborating

with leading digital technology

companies to offer more to its

customers. Approximately 1 billion

baht has been invested in

business alliances with the likes

of digital firms such as Adobe and

Accenture.

Ton Chirathivat, Central The

1 Ltd.’s president, was quoted as

saying, "The new "The 1" platform

was launched earlier this month.

The new platform aims to deliver

the best experience for all lifestyles

of over 17 million users,"

adding, "This latest iteration of

The 1 will renovate Thailand's experience

economy like never before

and is part of Central's digital

transformation."

“The 1” loyalty card and associated

membership boasts 25 per

cent of the entire Thai Population.

It provides users with a way to

collect points on purchases from

a wide variety of outlets including

Central Group stores, Robinsons,

Tops, Family Mart, Power Buy

and many others. These can be

redeemed for coupons, cash and

discounts on over 2,000 brands in

different sectors including hotels,

food outlets, gas stations and

hospitals amongst others.

TESCO LOTUS

OPERATOR TO OPEN

MORE STORES

Ek-Chai, The operator of the ubiquitous

Tesco Lotus stores across

Thailand, intends to open two or

three more new Tesco Lotus hypermarkets

and up to 150 new Tesco

Lotus Express stores during

this year.

The Tesco Lotus Express

stores have been very popular

since they bridge the gap between

convenience stores and the larger

hypermarkets. Customers who

want quick access to a broader

range of products are choosing

Express stores for their ease of

access and parking.

Customer director Vorawan

Phianlikhitwong was quoted as

saying, "To respond to customers'

demands, we've also developed

new retail models: the Tesco-Lotus

pop-up store and the Tesco

Lotus Express kiosk in front of

Tesco Lotus hypermarket," adding,

"The first pop-up store was

opened a few months ago on

Bang Na-Trat Road to access

customers who don't want to visit

our large hypermarket, and two

Tesco Lotus Express kiosks in

front of Tesco Lotus hypermarket,

selling only snacks, coffee

and beverages, were opened five

months ago at Sukhumvit 50 and

Phatthanakan."

LOW COST AIRLINES

NOT SO OPTIMISTIC

ABOUT NEAR-TERM

FUTURE

Budget airlines in Thailand were

under pressure in the first half of

2020 as international travel all

but ground to a halt. Thai Air Asia

stated that it carried 4.8 million

customers in the first half, down

58 per cent. However, this included

the nearly normal months

of January and February. Since

March 22nd borders have been

closed and the second quarter

saw a much sharper downturn.

Meanwhile, Thai Lion Air said

it saw passenger numbers fall

nearly 60 per cent. It is unlikely

that the airline will restart international

flights in the next three

months.

Nuntaporn Komonsittivate,

head of commercial operations

at Thai Lion Air was quoted as

saying, "We've followed developments

from authorities on a daily

basis and have to accept the reality

that border reopening is not

easy, as we need agreement from

both sides.”

The airline is hoping that government

stimulus of the domestic

sector, in particular enticing people

to travel further than driving

distance, will provide a cushion

for the next few months.

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FUTURE RAIL PLANS FOR

BANGKOK, PATTAYA AND BEYOND

The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of

Thailand (MRTA) has set out plans to expand

rail lines in Bangkok and has also announced

future schemes in other cities.

In Bangkok, the Brown Line will be extended

from Khae Rai to Yaek Lam Sali

and the Purple Line will run from Tao Poon

to Rat Burana. These two projects will be

completed in 2026 and 2027 respectively.

The announcement was made at the MR-

TA’s 28thanniversary event.

These new projects follow news that the

tender process was opened for the operation

of the Orange Line that connects Thailand

Cultural Centre with Bang Khun Non.

More lines in Bangkok are also expected

to be planned and built going forward.

MRTA governor Pakapong Sirikantaramas

was quoted

as saying,

"The MRTA aims at elevating the lives of

city dwellers, providing more convenience,

by developing the transit areas of various

[modes of public] transportation.”

In other major cities, new rail lines are

being planned. Nakhon Ratchasima will see

its Green Line get the go ahead, which will

connect the Save One Market to the Baan

Nari Swat Protection and Occupational Development

Centre. Completion is expected

to be in 2025.

By 2028, in the northern city of Chiang

Mai, residents there will be able to travel on

the "Chiang Mai Light Rail Transit” system

linking Nakornping Hospital to Mae Hiais.

To the south, Phuket will see a long

awaited monorail connecting Phuket International

Airport to the Tha Chalong Intersection.

This has long been an extended

taxi or bus ride and so it will be a welcome

addition to the resort island. Completion is

expected by 2026.

Meanwhile, under what is expected to be

a public-private partnership (PPP) model,

Pattaya is gearing up to build its own monorail

linking the upcoming high-speed rail

(HSR) station to Pattaya’s downtown areas.

Construction is expected to commence in

2023 and the line should be operational by

2027. Currently the plans are at the public

hearing stage and will then

await cabinet approval

following environmental

impact assessments.

Eighty per

cent of Pattaya's

residents

were

in favor of

the monorail,

which

will come

at a cost

o f

approximately 26 billion baht.

Initial plans of the routing, which may

be subject to change, show the 9km long

monorail starting at the HSR Station to the

east of Sukhumvit Road and then traversing

Pattaya North Road with 4 stops before

turning left into Pattaya Sai Song road. An

additional 6 stops are expected as the line

extends in a north/south direction, including

Pattaya North Road station, Pattaya Central

Road station, Pattaya South Road station

and Thap Phraya Intersection before

the monorail terminates at Bali Hai Pier.

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Pattaya deputy mayor Manote Nongyai was

quoted as saying, "For the future development

of Pattaya, it is necessary to reduce the use

of private cars while moving towards public

transport in the form of an electric rail system

to distribute wealth, promote tourism and help

the industrial sector.”

The Pattaya monorail project is designed to

connect Pattaya with the government's already

well-established Eastern Economic

Corridor (EEC) project.

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While bar charts, line graphs

and simple numbers are hardly

capable of providing the defining

answer to many economic,

social and political questions,

they are certainly a good way of

obtaining a general overview of

any particular subject.

Each month the Business

Supplement will look into a

brace of statistical information

and provide readers with what

we consider to be the central elements

of these figures.

THAILAND HAS MORE

WOMEN THAN MEN

The number of females as a

share of the total Thai population

stands at 51.3 per cent as

of the latest census statistics at

the end of 2019.

It was not always the case

that there were more females

than males in the Kingdom.

In 1970 the female population

made up only 49.9 per cent of

the total, but it has been steadily

rising and by 2008 stood at 50.9

per cent.

Since then the imbalance

has further increased at a remarkably

steady rate of 0.07

per cent each and every year.

By 2012 the ratio was 51.1 per

cent and by 2015 it was 51.2 per

cent.

Today’s ratio of 51.3 per cent

may not seem like much of a

deviation from the 50 per cent

perfect balance of equality, but

a little mathematics can put the

number into light. It means that

for every 100 men there are

102.7 women, or for every 100

women there are only 97.5 men.

Thailand is not the only

country to have more women

than men, and indeed there are

much starker examples.

In Russia, for every 100

women there are only 86.8 men.

In Eastern European countries

such as Estonia and Lithuania

the numbers are similar at 88

and 85.3 respectively.

Conversely in China there

are 106.3 men for every 100

women due in part to the practice

of sex selective birth preferences.

At the extreme end of the

scale the UAE in the Middle

East has 274 men for every 100

women meaning there are nearly

three times as many men as

women.

Other Middle Eastern nations

also have high imbalances, with

Saudi Arabia, Oman and Qatar

sporting 130.1, 197 and 265.5

men for every 100 women.

The average for the world is

101.8 men for every 100 women.

THAILAND ALMOST

DOUBLED ITS INTER-

NATIONAL RESERVES

Thailand almost doubled its

international reserves in the

10 years from 2008 to 2018. At

2018 the number stood at 205.6

billion U.S. dollars.

As per the definition provided

by the IMF, international

reserves are a combination of

a country’s foreign exchange

on hand, its monetary gold reserves,

its reserve position in

the IMF, and the value of its US

Dollar Special Drawing Rights

by its monetary authorities.

In 2008 Thailand had just

over US$111 billion in international

reserves, but in the two

years following the worldwide

great financial recession of that

year, reserves in Thailand actually

increased by 24 per cent

per year to stand at US$172 billion

by 2010.

Yet for the next 6 years international

reserve growth slowed

and even slipped into negative

territory in some years. From

2010 to 2016, international reserves

grew by just 0.15 per

cent on average. The following

year saw a jump of 17.91

per cent with reserves topping

US$202.5 billion.

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FOREIGN CURRENCY UPDATE

yet. The 1.30 mark remains portend Yen strength. The

an area of interest since Sterling

has not traded significant-

from 107.09 to 106.98 after

JPYUSD cross rate moved

ly above that level for quite dipping to a low of 104.68,

some time. It will be interesting

to see if that level can hold Against the Thai Baht the Yen

and so is flat over the period.

as a foundation for more gains was similarly flat rising from

ahead. Against the Thai Baht, 0.2910 to 0.2968 before falling

the pound moved from 39.67 back to 0.2897.

The DXY Dollar index, the

index that measures the U.S.

Dollar’s value against a basket

of major currencies, fell sharply

in value, moving from 96.02

all the way down to 93.10. Behind

the move was the specter

of more money printing by

U.S. authorities in the form of

even more stimulus, coupled

with near zero interest rates.

Yet, although gold, silver and

stocks all rose, there was no

sign of inflation which would

normally be something seen

as a result of increased money

supply. Thus the consensus

appears to be that the excess

liquidity is finding its way into

select assets possibly in readiness

for a steeper drop in the

Dollar along with higher inflation

in the future. Against the

Thai Baht, the dollar weakened

also, moving down from

31.67 to 31.12.

The British Pound has

arguably been one of the beneficiaries

of the weaker Dollar

moving up from 1.2569

to 1.3092 to the Greenback.

There was consolidation at

the highs but no reversal as

to 40.74, a gain of 2.5 per

cent.

The Japanese Yen has not

yet taken to the stage as a

safe haven currency as may

have been expected at a time

of Dollar weakness. This could

be due to rising asset prices,

which typically do not

The Russian Ruble further

weakened against an already

weakening U.S. dollar, moving

from 70.79 to 72.75, a move of

almost three per cent. News of

Russia being the first country

to roll out a vaccine did little

to reverse sentiment. Against

the Thai Baht, the Ruble

fetched 0.418 baht, down from

0.438.

The Euro, as the largest

weighted currency against

the US Dollar, rose as it was

naturally on the other side

of the Dollar trade. The Euro

extended its stellar rally from

1.1403 to 1.1840 almost in a

straight line. Interestingly, the

European Central Bank has itself

embarked on massive QE

and monetary easing over an

extended period of time, so it

is worth keeping in mind that it

is also printing money at a fast

rate. Against the Thai Baht,

the Euro moved from 35.86

to 36.83, another new multimonth

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“Bits n Bytes”

STEVE DICKENS

THE GLOBAL FIBER OPTIC NETWORK EXPLAINED

As we scroll through Instagram

or cue up another episode on Netflix,

most of us give little thought to

the hidden network of fiber optic

cables that instantaneously shuttle

information around the globe.

This extensive network of cables

– which could stretch around

the Equator 30 times – is the connective

tissue that binds the internet,

and thanks to our insatiable

appetite for video streaming, it’s

growing larger with every passing

year.

A Series of Tubes

The late Senator Ted Stevens

drew laughter for describing the

internet as a “series of tubes” in

2006, but as it turns out, most of

the information moving around the

world does, in fact, travel through a

series of tubes. Undersea fiber optic

tubes, to be exact.

The way this system functions

is deceptively simple. Light, which

is beamed into a fiber optic cable

at a shallow angle, ricochets its

way along the tube at close to light

speed until being converted back

into an electrical signal at its destination

– generally a data center. To

increase bandwidth further, some

cables are able to carry multiple

wavelengths concurrently.

Impressively, this simple method

of bouncing light through a tube

is what moves 99% of the world’s

digital information.

The Glass Superhighway

Since the first undersea fiber

optic cable, TAT-8, was constructed

by a consortium of companies in

1988, the number of cables snaking

across the ocean floor has risen

dramatically. In fact, over 100 new

cables will have been laid between

2016 and 2020, with a value of

nearly $14 billion.

Increasing bandwidth requirements

have transformed content

providers from customers to cable

owners. As a result, tech giants like

Google and Facebook are taking a

more active role in the expansion of

the global fiber optic network. Google

alone had at least five cable

projects set for completion in 2019.

The Last Mile

Much like Amazon struggles

with the “last mile” of deliveries, the

transmission of digital information

is much less efficient at the data

center level, where servers are

connected by traditional electric

cables. These short-range cables

are far less efficient than their fiber

optic counterparts, losing half their

running power as heat.

If this inefficient use of energy

isn’t solved, internet-related activity

could comprise a fifth of the world’s

power consumption by 2030.

Thankfully, a related technology

– integrated photonics – could keep

the high-definition videos of the future

streaming. Although the silicon

wires used in integrated photonics

do not guide light as effectively as

fiber optics, the ultra-thin wires are

far more compact. Photonic chips

paired with burgeoning terahertz

(THz) wireless communications

could eventually form the backbone

of a 6G network. Short-range THz

signals would hitch a ride on silicon

wires via tiny photonic chips scattered

around population centers.

Before this efficient, high-capacity

future is realized, researchers

must first solve the puzzle of manufacturing

photonic devices at scale.

Once this method of data transmission

hits the mainstream market, it

could drastically alter the course of

both computing and global energy

consumption.

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KEY REASONS WHY MITSUBISHI TRITON IS POPULAR

Merely 2 years since its global

launch, Mitsubishi Triton has proven

to be a popular choice with drivers in

Thailand. The strategic global model’s

popularity has increased steadily, positioning

it as the 3rd best-selling pickup

truck in Thailand.

Mitsubishi Triton’s appeal comes

from its powerful exterior design,

premium interior appointment and

finishing, race-bred 4WD system

that improves off-road performance,

advanced passive and active safety

features, and class leading performance

and functionality. All these are

combined together in a package that

has been 'Engineered Beyond Tough’

to offer commercial users durability

and reliability, with the required refinements,

comfort and ride quality sought

after by pickup truck enthusiasts. And

here are the top 4 reasons why Mitsubishi

Triton is a popular buy.

1.Powerful and Stylish Design

The first striking feature of Mitsubishi

Triton is its powerful exterior design.

The advanced 'Dynamic Shield’ design

language gives the required robust,

size and presence of a pickup

truck with an upmarket and premium

disposition. Designed with a 'Rock

Solid’ concept reflects toughness that

is fully underpinned by engineering

prowess and know how.

The front-end is accentuated by

the higher positioning of the auto-levelling

Bi-LED headlamps and fog

lamps, giving Mitsubishi Triton a bold

look. At 700 mm above ground level,

the head- and fog lamps are less vulnerable

to water damage on flooded

roads or stone chips from vehicles in

front.

Inside, the stylish interior of Mitsubishi

Triton is an expression of a

progressive and robust theme with

frame surroundings for switch panels

and air outlets. A premium high-quality

look and feel is created by soft-touch

materials and stitching on the center

console, armrests and parking brake

and leather for the complete premium

feel.

2.Advanced Safety

System

Another quality of

Mitsubishi Triton that

has endeared it to

so many drivers is

its high impact-safety

cabin structure or RISE

(Reinforced Impact Safety

Evolution) body. RISE body has

been tested in challenging conditions

around the world. Consequently, occupants

are protected by an efficient energy-absorbing

structure that is highly

deformation-resistant.

To augment that, Mitsubishi Triton

is equipped with class leading and advanced

active safety and driver assistance

systems. They include Forward

Collision Mitigation (FCM) system

that detects vehicles and pedestrians

ahead; Blind Spot Warning with Lane

Change Assist (BSW with LCA) that

helps avoid sideswiping another vehicle

when changing lanes by alerting

the driver. The system detects a collision

probability with a vehicle coming

from behind moving to the same

direction from the side or rear bumper.

Mitsubishi Triton also comes with Rear

Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) that helps

avoid collisions when reversing and

Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation

System (UMS) that reduces accidents

resulting from improper use of the accelerator

when moving off or reversing

in car parks and other confined spaces.

Other advanced safety technologies

also include the Multi Around

Monitor that uses 4 cameras to monitor

the area around the vehicle, with a

bird’s eye view image of obstacles on

the display, and Parking Sensors that

provide assisted parking.

3.Super Select 4WD-II

For its capability on the move, Mitsubishi

Triton comes with Active Stability

Traction Control (ASTC) that features

the tough and proven Super Select

4WD-II system. This provides the

pickup truck with superior all-terrain

performance. Super Select 4WD-

II features 4 drive modes. 2H (2WD

High-Range) is best used for normal

road conditions and for fuel efficiency.

4H (4WD High-Range) is on full-time

all wheel control allowing to drive relatively

high speed on slippery surfaces,

4HLc (4WD High-Range with Locked

Transfer) is ideal for rugged terrain

with low-grip surfaces while running

on relatively high speed. And 4LLc

(4WD Low-Range with Locked Transfer)

provides maximum traction for

off-road conditions. In 4LLc, drivers

can choose from 4 off-road modes including

Gravel, Mud/Snow, Sand, and

Rock settings.

4.Responsive Performance

Last but not least, another reason

why the Mitsubishi Triton is a popular

choice is its performance. Starting

with its 2.4L MIVEC VG Turbo Clean

Diesel engine. Mitsubishi Triton has

class leading output that is channeled

through the latest 6-speed automatic

transmission that improves performance

and enhances fuel economy

and engine durability. It also results

in more powerful acceleration with improved

refinement. It is also biodiesel

B20-compatible.

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nationwide for more information and

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FITNESS & YOU

- THE KEY TO A BETTER LIFE -

NO RESPONSE TO AN

EXERCISE ROUTINE

MAY INDICATE YOU ARE

A NON-RESPONDER

Exercise science has a name

for people who train hard in a certain

way, yet don’t really get to see

much in the way of change for the

effort they put in. That name is

‘non-responder’.

Sadly, if you are a non-responder

then there’s a good

chance you’ll never see any benefit

from the exercise regime you’re

using. Despite this, don’t despair. It

just means the regime you’re using

doesn’t suit your own unique biology,

and a simple change, or maybe

a more radical change will see

you start getting the benefits you

expect from all that training.

In 2001, an analysis of several

previously published exercise

studies found that a single exercise

routine could affect different

people in dramatically different

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ways, regardless of age, gender, or

other demographic factors. Some

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from a running routine, or build up

muscle mass from lifting weights,

and yet others on the same regime

might see their fitness levels

remain stagnant, or even end up

worse off than when they started.

The good news is that a study

conducted by the journal PLOS

One suggests there is no such

thing as a universal non-responder,

so if the workout you’ve been on

for the last six weeks, or months,

or longer, is not working for you,

there will be one out there that will.

The study authors had their

subjects go through three weeks

of endurance training and three of

interval training, with a few months’

break in between the two, and

measured each person’s fitness

at the beginning and the end of

each program. The results: “As a

group, they had gained admirable

amounts of fitness from both workouts

and to about the same extent,

but individually, the responses varied

considerably.”

The study showed around 33

percent of the people failed to

show much improvement in one of

the measures of fitness after three

weeks of endurance training. Similarly,

about 33 percent had not improved

their fitness much with interval

training. And after each type

of workout, some participants were

found to be in worse shape.

A majority of the participants, in

other words, had failed to respond

as expected after one of the workouts.

The researchers’ main takeaway,

though, is that each participant

had at least one workout

that did work for them. So, being

a non-responder to one type of exercise

never meant that someone

was a non-responder to all types.

The real downside to some extent

is that the only way to really tell

if you’re a non-responder to something

is through trial and error.

Yes, this means you have to battle

through four, five, six weeks of the

one style of training and see what

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SUDOKU

These Sudoku puzzles are pitched at a middle level: not too easy,

and not too frustratingly hard, for the average person.

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We will publish the solutions in next month’s issue.

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Last months sudoku answers

TRIVIA Quiz

ACROSS

3/ Pleasant (4)

5/ Impartial (4)

8/ Sharp pain (6)

10/ Consume food (3)

12/ Diffident (5)

13/ Occupational Health & Safety init. (3)

14/ Show purpose (6)

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1/ Innate (8)

2/ Elizabeth Regina (2)

4/ Domesticated feline (3)

6/ Difference of opinion (8)

7/ Presents (5)

9/ Byword (5)

11/ average-sized conurbation (4)

1. The two battles of Manassas Junction in the US Civil War are better

known by what name?

2. In what year did East Pakistan become independent and change its

name to Bangladesh?

3. Two English kings have never been crowned in Westminster Abbey

since William the Conqueror. Which two?

4. Aristotle was the tutor to which famous ruler?

1 2

3 4

5 6

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9

5. Which Greek city is often called the birthplace of democracy?

6. The Peloponnesian War was fought from 431 to 404BC between which

two Greek states?

7. Who is generally accepted as the chief author of the American Declaration

of Independence?

8. Who was George W. Bush’s first Secretary of State?

9. Which US Supreme Court justice headed the investigation into the

assassination of president John Kennedy?

10. To which country was General Douglas MacArthur referring to when

he said “I shall return”?

10 11

12

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1. Battles of Bull Run 2. 1971 3. Edward V & Edward VIII 4. Alexander the Great 5. Athens 6.

Athens and Sparta 7. Thomas Jefferson 8. Colin Powell 9. Earl Warren 10. The Philippines

Answers:

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ACROSS 3/Nice 5/Fair 8/Twinge 10/Eat 12/Timid 13/OHS 14/Intent

DOWN 1/Inherent 2/ER 4/Cat 6/Argument 7/Gifts 9/Adage 11/Town

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THE PARQ LEADS

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changes.

This is no different for the

property sector, where the integration

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touchless technologies with a

hygienic focus, including QR

code payments; automated card

exchange machines, and deep

cleaning measures – to create a

convenient and safe journey for

both tenants and visitors.

options, socially-conscious retailers,

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To underline The PARQ’s

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Incorporating the ultimate

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The PARQ introduces Thailand

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