Mar 25, 2019, 07:24 am

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This is still mainly a testing forum; but due to the data base problems of koratfart.com it might be used as an alternative instead. At the moment I cannot guarantee that it will remain; the software is a first release candidate (RC1) only. And it also depends upon how things are going on with koratfart.com.


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General Discussion / Wildlife corridor over Highway...
Last post by Johnnie F. - Mar 10, 2019, 12:36 pm
Bangkok Post reports, Animals have been spotted near the wildlife corridor above the new tunnels on Highway 304, linking Nakhon Ratchasima and Prachin Buri, which will was officially opened yesterday.

The wildlife corridor, which links Khao Yai and Thap Lan national parks, and the traffic tunnels are on the Kabin Buri-Pak Thong Chai route.

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These tunnels on Highway 304 linking Nakhon Ratchasima and Prachin Buri were officially opened on yesterday. Wild animals have already been spotted near the wildlife corridor above them. (Photo by Manit Sanubboon)


The entire complex was built by the Highways Department to enable the safe passage of animals across a road that has taken a high toll of wildlife and prevented the spread of animals between the two parks.

Prawatsart Chanthep, head of Thap Lan National Park in Na Di district of Prachin Buri, said all work has now been completed. Camera traps are also installed along the approaches to the corridor.

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They have captured pictures of many animals nearby, including  barking deer, deer, serow, leopard cats, wild boar and monkeys.

This showed that the animals had already started checking out the crossing. However, they were still reluctant to cross the corridor, possibly because they were not yet familiar with the sound of vehicles passing through the tunnels below.

Once they became accustomed to the noise, they would begin crossing the road to the forest on the other side, said Mr Prawatsart.

A tiger and other wild animals have been seen  near
the new wildlife corridor over Highway 304 in Prachin Buri province. (Photo by Manit Sanubboon)

Park officials had also found the tracks of  animals such as the Asiatic black bear and Bengal tiger near the corridor.

The national park head said construction of the tunnels and the wildlife crossing had cost more than 9 billion baht -- a worthwhile investment.

"In the future, there will be tourism management in the area. We will promote the planting of food crops in both national parks for wildlife. Pathways will be set up for the safety of the animals,'' he said.

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The wildlife corridor above the highway. (Photo by Manit Sanubboon)

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A serow spotted near the wildlife corridor. (Photo by Manit Sanubboon)

VIDEO: https://www.facebook.com/departmentofhighway/videos/262511714683644/?t=0
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General Discussion / Chokchai: Cyclist killed by ca...
Last post by Johnnie F. - Mar 10, 2019, 12:09 pm
The Nation reports about a cyclist having been killed on Friday evening at 7:28 PM on the Chokchai-Chaimongkol road in Ban Sao Diew village in Tambon Tha Ang, while obviously doing exercise, since he was wearing a cyclist exercise outfit.

The female car driver, 35, who asked police not to release her name, waited for police at the scene.

Police said the road was often used by bicyclists for exercise during the daytime because the area is dark at night.

Unfortunately the article does not say, whether the bicycle was equipped with head and tail lights and reflectors on the spokes, what is requirement in most Western countries. Certainly the main fault for the accident the car as the more powerful and bigger traffic participant has, but cyclists in Thailand still seem to lack a sense for defensive measures IMO.
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Support Desk / Re: Search Engine Optimization
Last post by Johnnie F. - Mar 10, 2019, 11:38 am
Getting a sitemap or a feed is still a problem. :-[
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General Discussion / Commission approves move to ra...
Last post by Johnnie F. - Mar 10, 2019, 11:25 am
The National Elderly Commission has agreed to raise the official age of elderly people in Thailand from 60 to 65, Social Development and Human Security Minister Anantaporn Kanjanarat said.


The elderly age is used by the government to determine eligibility for a monthly allowance.

Anantaporn said the commission agreed to amend Article 3 of the 2003 National Elderly Act to raise the elderly age.

Anantaporn said the commission also assigned a subcommittee to study possible impact and how to amend all laws concerned before an amendment bill will be submitted to the Cabinet for approval.

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30365476

That means government officials are given 5 years more to get their retirement stake. I wonder, whether they also raise pensions according to these 5 years more watching desks.
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General Discussion / USA wins "Miss International Q...
Last post by Johnnie F. - Mar 10, 2019, 09:38 am
The USA's Jazell Barbie Royale was crowned Miss International Queen 2019 on Friday night, March 8, in a contest billed as the world's largest and most popular transgender pageant. The second and third places went to contestants from Thailand and China, respectively. Held annually in Thailand's seaside town of Pattaya, the pageant was in its 14th year, bringing together transgender people from around the world. The contest took place at the Tiffany's - famous for its transvestite cabaret shows - where contestants dazzled the audience with national costumes, swimsuits and glamorous evening gowns. (Reuters)

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General Discussion / Re: Weather Forecast for Korat
Last post by Johnnie F. - Mar 10, 2019, 08:58 am


Date 10/03/2019

From 12:00 A.M. Today - 12:00 A.M. Tomorrow

Partly cloudy with hot to very hot. Isolated thundershowers mostly in the lower part. Minimum temperature 20-25 °C. Maximum temperature 37-40 °C. Southeasterly winds 10-15 km/hr.
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General Discussion / Re: Weather Forecast for Korat
Last post by Johnnie F. - Mar 09, 2019, 10:12 am


Date 09/03/2019

From 12:00 A.M. Today - 12:00 A.M. Tomorrow

Partly cloudy with hot to very hot. Isolated thundershowers mostly in the lower part. Minimum temperature 24-25 °C. Maximum temperature 37-40 °C. Southeasterly winds 10-15 km/hr.
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General Discussion / Korat Webcam
Last post by Johnnie F. - Mar 08, 2019, 10:26 am
Looking at a webcam you can see the real light and weather of a certain place. There are two webcams recently known to me in Korat:

Mike Newman's webcam image is updated if something actually moves but will be refreshed every two minutes. This camera is located in Tambon Baan Mai, about ten kilometers west of central Korat (Nakhon Ratchasima), Thailand. (About 250 K east northeast of Bangkok.)

The camera is active now and then, from about 6:00 AM, local time, until dark, so keep on checking.

http://www.mgnewman.com/live.html

Then there is one in Amphoe Pak Chong with weather data, that can play a time lapse.

http://map.bloomsky.com/weather-stations/gqBxp6apnJSnnae4
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General Discussion / Re: Weather Forecast for Korat
Last post by Johnnie F. - Mar 08, 2019, 10:13 am


Date 08/03/2019

From 12:00 A.M. Today - 12:00 A.M. Tomorrow

Partly cloudy with day hot. Isolated thundershowers. Minimum temperature 18-25 °C. Maximum temperature 36-38 °C. Southeasterly winds 10-15 km/hr.
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General Discussion / Re: Weather Forecast for Korat
Last post by Johnnie F. - Mar 07, 2019, 03:55 pm


Date 07/03/2019

From 12:00 A.M. Today - 12:00 A.M. Tomorrow

Partly cloudy with day hot. Isolated thundershowers. Minimum temperature 18-25 °C. Maximum temperature 36-38 °C. Southeasterly winds 10-15 km/hr.
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