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    Re: Singapore News About Thais/Thailand

    Hmm...Sorry that I've overlooked it.
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    How about this? Can it be counted even though its an old news? But you know, its really difficult to find news about Thais and Thailand in Singapore. One questions remain, by one look upon a person, how do I know if the person is from thai? Anybody knows how?

    Singapore Girl's Thai too

    By Karamjit Kaur, Aviation Correspondent
    Singapore Airlines (SIA) will soon feature stewardesses from the Land of Smiles in its famous sarong kebayas. --ST PHOTO: NEO XIAO BIN

    SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA) will soon feature stewardesses from the Land of Smiles in its famous sarong kebayas.

    The carrier conducted its first recruitment exercise in Thailand last month.

    http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking...ry_588152.html

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    Singapore Girl? She's Thai too
    Posted on: Fri, 08 Oct 2010 02:49:16 EDT

    SINGAPORE, Oct 08, 2010 (The Straits Times - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --

    Singapore Airlines (SIA) will soon feature stewardesses from the Land of Smiles in its famous sarong kebayas.

    The carrier, which conducted its first recruitment exercise in Thailand last month, said it expects the pioneer Thai batch to start flying by March next year.

    The airline already has foreign air stewardesses from Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and China.

    SIA spokesman Nicholas Ionides said the recruitment of foreign crew is driven by language and service requirements, among other factors.

    On the decision to recruit in Thailand, he said: "The culture of service and hospitality that the Thai people are well-known for should be a good match for the premium customer service that SIA takes pride in delivering."

    The airline did not say how many Thai crew it intends to recruit. But The Straits Times understands that the intention is to bring in about 40 for a start.

    Of its total pool of close to 7,000 cabin crew, about one in seven are non-citizens or permanent residents.

    All cabin crew are based in Singapore.

    Industry watchers pointed out that SIA's recruitment policy sets it apart from many other carriers in the region that hire only citizens or permanent residents.

    A check of several airline websites confirmed this. Malaysia Airlines, for example, takes in only citizens, while Cathay Pacific and Qantas hire only citizens and permanent residents.

    SIA's policy has got the full backing of its largest union, said Mr Alan Tan, president of the Singapore Airlines Staff Union, which represents cabin crew.

    He said: "First, it gives us a wider pool of people to select from, and from a service perspective, having crew of different nationalities also allows us to offer our customers a more personalised service."

    Mumbai-based engineer Sashi Aggrawal, 28, who flies SIA regularly, agreed.

    He said: "I think it makes a difference especially for older and less regular travellers. When you see a person you associate with your home country, the comfort level immediately goes up."

    Mr Ionides said that typically, cabin crew recruited from overseas would serve on flights to and from their countries of origin, as well as other international routes.

    Whether the girls are from India, Korea, Japan or Thailand, they all undergo the same training -- a 15-week programme that includes training in and out of the classroom.

    Asked if they also receive the same pay, Mr Ionides said such details are confidential. He added though that remuneration typically consists of a basic salary and flight allowances, in addition to annual leave and other benefits.

    Local girls earn a starting basic pay of about S$1,300 a month but with flying and other allowances added, the monthly package usually goes up to more than S$2,500.
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    Re: Singapore News About Thais/Thailand

    Here's another one which I managed to find under Thailand Friends which celebrated loy Krathong festival in Singapore.

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    http://www.thailandfriends.com/entry...-Krathong-Ever!!

    Below are the links on what is loy krathong.

    The origins of this festival is said to be from India as it is similar to that of Deepavali where celebrants release floating lanterns into the Ganges river as thanksgiving to the deity for giving them life throughtout the year. The writings of H.M. King Rama IV in 1863 stated that the Buddhists in Thailand adapted the original Brahmanical festival, as a ceremony in honour of the original Buddha, Siddh?rtha Gautama.

    http://www.discoversingapore.org/DS/...thong_2009.htm
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    Thai girls become our SIA stewardess, they will end up like Songkhram Nanfa drama!
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    Re: Singapore News About Thais/Thailand

    PJ, I must say your Thai is really good while mine is truly poor To me, Songkhram means to mean the water festival, and what is Nanfa?
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    Re: Singapore News About Thais/Thailand

    Quote Originally Posted by peiyan View Post
    PJ, I must say your Thai is really good while mine is truly poor
    The magic keyword is a little bit of more practice and you are ready to go!
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    Re: Singapore News About Thais/Thailand

    สงคราม songkram = war
    นางฟ้า nangfa = angels
    Songkran is the water festival 13 Apr annually.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hXDE...eature=related

    Yes, they came to SG to shoot a part of the drama! That's why I don't wish to see songkram nangfa story to happen in SIA. 555+
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    Thanks for your info
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    Re: Singapore News About Thais/Thailand

    Today news. I hope the Thai Girl can recover sooner

    Girl hit by train at AMK MRT station, hospitalised

    Police are investigating an incident where a 14-year-old Thai girl fell onto the tracks at Ang Mo Kio MRT station

    A 14-YEAR-OLD Thai girl was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital with bodily injuries after being hit by a train at the Ang Mo Kio MRT station on Sunday morning.

    Ms Felicia Chen said on Twitter that she 'saw the accident victim under the train before the MRT officers ushered us down from the platform.

    'Her lower limbs were broken, can see the knee bone jutting out, head bleeding'.

    The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) received a call at 11.11am informing it that a girl had fallen onto the tracks. The SCDF said her lower limbs were severely injured but she was conscious the whole time.

    Commuters said they experienced delays of between five to 10 minutes on the North-South Line. But train service was not disrupted, said an SMRT spokesman.

    The SMRT is assisting the police with its investigation.

    http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking...ry_652498.html
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