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Issue 8 / March 2012

Amongst the various Chinese By : Mr. Rup Krishen Baqaya

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Lomprayah Team Editor in Chief Photjanard Kantiwong

Executive Editor Wanitcha Sukchet

Senior Writer Supanat

Editorial Staff Vorapong Vongvarotai Juntiya Laoniyomthai Muslin Chupradit Jiraporn Boonta

Art Director Methakritsada Wanngoen

Editor’s Talk Welcome all the readers to March. This month is the beginning of summer. Not only is it the most popular time for foreigners to travel to Thailand, but it’s also summer vacation for all the students to travel with their friends. Lomprayah Magazine would like to suggest outdoor activities and an adventure of the sea to all travelers, including presenting the hottest trends that’s just right for everyone this summer. If you want to know, follow up inside. Close up with ITB Berlin, the biggest and most complete exhibition of the tourism industry. Recall the loss of Whitney Houston. In addition to these, many activities will be happening this month, such as the International Kite Festival XII at Hua Hin, Khoa Wang at Phetchaburi, etc. We wish to invite everyone to travel and have new and happy experiences in Thailand. Just like the campaign of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, “Wish You Were Here.” You can join us at https://www.facebook.com/lomprayah

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Cover Story

ITB 2012

7-11 MARCH

THE WORLD’S LEADING TRAVEL TRADE SHOW Event Profile

ITB Berlin is one of the renowned trade shows related to the travel and tourism industry of Germany. Held at the Messe Berlin for a period 5 days, this focused trade show enlightens the visitors and qualified buyers about the global travel, tourism and hospitality sectors and highlights the exotic destinations of more than 180 countries such as Albania, Algeria, Malawi, Bahrain and many more under one roof in a friendly environment. Giving a huge exposure to the entire tourism industry of the region, this show welcome more than 11163 exhibitors from various nations to exhibit their newest tour locations, hotel services, resort facilities and many more to render the perfect holiday and travel experience to all the interested visitors. The ideal business to business platform provides an ideal opportunity for the exhibitors to generate sales and meet with their industry peers and qualified buyers among 170000 visitors.


Exhibitor Profile

Over 11163 exhibitors from more than 180 countries are expected to be the ITB Berlin, who wants to generate business and promote their image among the well targeted buyers. Tourist organizations, traffic carrier, tour operator, hotel business, research institute, educational institution, tourism associations and institutions, travel technology, information and reservation systems, travel agency, business travel, publisher, press and telecommunications are present at the show. Covering a huge exhibition area of about 160000 meter square, with numerous exhibition booths, this event helps the exhibiting companies to showcase their products with convenience and promote their brand extensively.

Visitor Profile

A large number of attendees, as high as 170000 visitors, are expected to be at the ITB Berlin show. Tour operators, travel trade members, travel agency, hotel enterprise, tourist organizations, publisher, press, PR, consulting, advertising agency, traffic carrier, research institute, establishment for education development, business travel, tourist association, institution, exhibition organizer, congress and conference organizer, travel technology, information and reservation system are present at the show. Market observers, senior decision makers, corporate executives and business analysts also attend the show at each of its editions.


ITB BERLIN 2012 OPENS ITS DOORS The 46th ITB Berlin, which takes place from 7 to 11 March 2012, is a more political event than ever before: the European debt crisis, turmoil in the Arab countries, climate protection and sustainability, as well as EU emissions trading. All these topics will be discussed at the ITB Convention by leading figures from the travel industry. The UNWTO Silk Road Minister’s Summit is taking place for the second time at the world’s leading trade fair for the international travel industry. The official partner country of ITB Berlin in 2012 is Egypt. Dr. Christian Göke, Chief Operating Officer of Messe Berlin: “At the start of the ITB Berlin Convention Hans-Werner Sinn, President of the Munich-based ifo Institute, will be analysing economic developments in Europe and around the world. The future development of tourism in Arab countries will be discussed by the tourism ministers of Egypt, Morocco and Jordan in conversations with political and business representatives. Safety and sustainability in the cruise industry is the subject being dealt with by the CEO Cruise Panel. ITB Berlin leads the field not only in terms of its exhibitor portfolio but also as a platform for the dissemination of knowledge.”


Demand outstrips supply All available space in the 26 halls on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds will be occupied when the 10,644 exhibitors from 187 countries present every aspect of the value-added chain of the tourism industry. In many of the halls there is not enough space to meet the demand. As a result this year’s ITB Berlin will include more two-storey stands than ever before. Messe Berlin is again expecting some 110,000 trade visitors from all over the world. A new feature, the ITB Buyers’ Circle, is intended to make it easier for leading buyers from small and medium-sized firms as well as the very biggest companies to conduct business

at the fair. Prior to the fair international buyers have applied for the 500 places in an exclusive lounge with separate meetings rooms and a range of other services. Just under 50 per cent of them will be coming from Europe, 23 per cent from Asia, and nine per cent each from North America and the Near and Middle East. Four per cent each will be attending from Africa and from Central and South America.


The smartphone is transforming the travel industry

Travel technology is a dynamic and upand-coming sector. All the space in Halls 6.1, 8.1 and 10.1 has been reserved since December and, due to exceptional demand, exhibitors in this sector can also be found in Hall 25 for the first time. A total of 236 providers of technology are presenting their products, and the display will include a joint stand from Thailand for the first time. In the eTravel World in Hall 7.1c some well-known companies as well as new start-ups are displaying their latest apps and innovations for the fields of mobile travel services and social media. Companies such as Reevoo and Review Pro from Social Review Management are focussing their attention on some new aspects. On Saturday, 10 March, suppliers from more than ten different categories will be on the stage presenting mobile travel applications for smartphones in 30 minute sessions. Published to coincide with ITB Berlin, the expanded and updated book “Mobile Travel App Guide - Edition 2012 powered by ITB� presents the results of investigations into over 120 mobile applications.


Bloggers discover ITB Berlin

Asia continues to expand

The eTravel World and the ITB Berlin Convention offer a wide range of events of particular interest to bloggers. Some 200 international bloggers are expected to attend an event entitled “Travel Massive@ITB Berlin� this year on the evening preceding ITB Berlin. A special information portal has been created for them at www.itb-berlin.com/blogger. The highlights of the programme will be the New Media Summit, staged by PhoCusWright, and the ITB Media Summit, where well-known bloggers will be discussing the changes taking place in the media landscape. At the eTravel World tourism offices and bloggers will be discussing how, and with what degree of success, travel bloggers can market destinations. An example of best practice is provided by the iAmbassador project for the destination Jordan, which has been implemented by Reine Gammoh of Visit Jordan and the blogger Keith Jenkins, who will be jointly presenting it.

Asia is very strongly represented at ITB Berlin this year, and in Hall 26 alone it features 17 new or returning exhibitors. Making their first appearance, from China, are Jin Jiang International Hotel, Chateau Star River Series, China WuXi, Yunnan Road Travel Co., Ltd. and Hangzhou Tourism Commission. Mongolia is also bringing new exhibitors to Berlin: Mongolia - Great Genghis, Juulchin World Tours, Mongolian Travel LLC and Mongolia Samar Magic Tours. East Timor is following up its successful debut in 2006. And North Korea is again of up-and-coming destinations. As part of represented at ITB Berlin. Hanuman Travel from Cambodia is another addition to the range the Indonesian display, the Bali pavilion is also making its first appearance. Also making their debut at ITB Berlin, from Vietnam, are Come & Go Vietnam, Vietravel Group and IT&T - Indochina Tourist and Trade.


Successful niche providers Two very successful sectors, in Hall 4.1, are Experience Adventure and ECOtourism & Expeditions. This is where Greenland is presenting its trekking and adventure travel on its own stand for the first time. Many new providers from Mexico and Brazil are exhibiting, along with Geoparcs. Such international organisations as Rainforest Alliance, Atmosfair, Myclimate, Ecpat, Tourism Watch, TourCert and The International Eco Tourism Society for sustainable travel are also promoting their services under the same roof. First introduced in 2010, the Gay & Lesbian Travel section is expanding and can no longer be considered merely a niche sector. Many countries have already become successfully established with city or beach destinations. This growth is also reflected by the expansion of the Gay & Lesbian Pavilion at ITB Berlin, where Brazil and Greece are represented with their own stands for the first time.


Overview of the Convention highlights The ITB Berlin Convention, from 7 to 9 March 2012, addresses some topics that will become increasingly relevant in the future. The many panel discussions and papers presented by well-known experts and practitioners from tourism and associated areas will provide visitors to ITB Berlin with much useful information and valuable suggestions for action. A wide range of topics will be covered by the ITB Berlin Convention 2012, from business and politics to corporate social responsibility (CSR), health and technology. Admission to the convention is also available to holders of regular tickets to the ITB Berlin trade fair. The current economic situation and its impact on tourism will be discussed by the distinguished economist and President of the ifo Institute in Munich, Prof. Dr. Dres. H.c. Hans-Werner Sinn, in his keynote address entitled “Global economic developments and the situation in Germany and Europe“. This event is part of the ITB Future Day in Hall 7.1b, London Room. The first day will conclude with an event that will be one of the highlights of the fair. Under the heading “The Arab rebellion: an Arab Spring or tourism ice age?” experts on the Arab world will discuss the changes that can be expected in the tourism industry and the possibilities that are being offered. The discussions will take place on 7 March at 4.15 p.m. in Hall 7.1a, New York Room 1. Leading figures in the cruise industry will be providing information about on-board safety and about the environmental protection aspects of cruising. Among the speakers will be Michael Bayley, Executive Vice President International, Royal Caribbean Cruises and Enzo Visone, CEO, Silverseas Cruises. The Executive Panel will be meeting on 7 March at 4.30 p.m. in Hall 7.1b, London Room.


The first day will conclude with an event that will be one of the highlights of the fair. Under the heading “The Arab rebellion: an Arab Spring or tourism ice age?” experts on the Arab world will discuss the changes that can be expected in the tourism industry and the possibilities that are being offered. The discussions will take place on 7 March at 4.15 p.m. in Hall 7.1a, New York Room 1. Leading figures in the cruise industry will be providing information about on-board safety and about the environmental protection aspects of cruising. Among the speakers will be Michael Bayley, Executive Vice President International, Royal Caribbean Cruises and Enzo Visone, CEO, Silverseas Cruises. The Executive Panel will be meeting on 7 March at 4.30 p.m. in Hall 7.1b, London Room. Technical progress and its benefits for the travel industry will be another topic covered by the Convention. Arne Bleckwenn, Chief Executive of Wimdu.de, will be using this internet platform, which acts as an agency for private accommodation, to show how the internet makes shared ownership possible. A similar objective is being pursued by Markus Barnikel, CEO, carpooling.com, with the subject of “Ride Sharing – the smart transport alternative of the Future”. Arne Bleckwenn will be speaking on 9 March at 4.15 in Hall 7.1b, London Room, and Markus Barnikel at 1.45 p.m. in Hall 7.1a, New York Room 3.


In addition to ecological and economic issues, the ITB CSR Day will also cover various aspects of social sustainability. The subject of “Accessibility” will form part of the programme for the first time. Another session will deal with the rapidly growing number of environmental and sustainability seals of quality and their credibility for industry and the consumer. During the ITB CSR Day the tour operator Studiosus will be explaining about the subject of human rights in the travel industry.

The ITB Berlin Convention has created a new format dealing with the subject of health tourism. In cooperation with visitBerlin, nine companies and destinations will be presenting their concepts in four minute slots at the “ITB Health Tourism Battle”. By pressing a button the audience will be able to decide on the best concept, and the creator will be rewarded by a city tour to Berlin.

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Horoscope By : Mr. Rup Krishen Baqaya

Amongst the various Chinese Signs

A big hello to all my readers. We are in the month of March now. In February i had written about the relationships between the various signs in Western astrology. My friends at Lomprayah were not satisfied with that and commented that it was routine stuff and they wanted something different on relationships.That gave me the idea to write about relationship amongst the various Chinese signs.So here we go.

Rat

1.Rat to Rat: - No conflicts.Congenial and cooperative relationship. Compatible to a good extent.Will work as a team. 2.Rat to Ox: - An excellent match.Mutual love and understanding. Very sympathetic to each other. 3.Rat to Tiger: - Will just tolerate each other.No conflict,but no special attraction either.A moderate relationship.


4.Rat to Rabbit: - Amicable relationship.No strong clashes of will. No difficulties in getting along to a certain degree. 5.Rat to Dragon: - A very good match.Will achieve success, happiness and prosperity together. 6.Rat to Snake: - Will cooperate to a good extent. Special bond possible if there is mutual understanding and happiness. 7.Rat to Horse: - Unhappiness and strong conflicts. Personality clashes and bitter rivalry. 8.Rat to Sheep: - Some animosity and unsympathetic feelings. Have nothing much in common. Do not relate well to each other.

9.Rat to Monkey: -Highly compatible. Very successful union. Have deep understanding of each other.Will find love and contentment. 10.Rat to Rooster: - Not a lasting relationship. Difficulties in communication. Will avoid each other’s company. 11.Rat to Dog: - Mutual respect for each other. No large differences or struggle for dominance. Will cooperate for common good. 12.Rat to Boar: - Moderately happy relations. No personality clashes. Compatible to a good extent.Share common aims.

Ox 1.Ox to Ox May have areas of common interest,but no deep understanding of each other.Will cooperate only when necessary. 2.Ox to Tiger: - Personality clashes and bitter rivalry.No understanding of each other. Animosities and mutual distrust. Unable to resolve differences.


3.Ox to Rabbit: - No major conflicts. Congenial relationship. Compatible to a good extent. Can work as a team.

10.Ox to Dog: - Some animosity and unsympathetic feelings.Have nothing much in common. Will not relate much to each other.

4.Ox to Dragon: - Mutual respect for one another. Workable relationship.No large differences or struggle for dominance. Can cooperate for common good.

11.Ox to Boar: - No personality clashes. Compatible to a certain extent. Acceptable but a cold relationship. No struggles or lasting bonds either.

5.Ox to Snake: - Very good match. Will be sympathetic to each other’s feelings.Relate extremely well.Will form gainful and lasting ties.

Tiger

1.Tiger to Tiger: - Compatible to a cer6.Ox to Horse: tain extent only. Have small - Not a lasting union. At best they can animosities and reservahave moderately congenial relationships. tions about each other. Will There will be communication barriers. work together only if they have a common goal. 7.Ox to Sheep: - Will just tolerate each other at best. 2.Tiger to Rabbit: Certain degree of indifference and conflict - Will tolerate each others company. in their union.No warmth in the relationship. No large clashes but not very communicative or sympathetic to each other. 8.Ox to Monkey: - Have reservations about each other. 3.Tiger to Dragon: No outright confrontations, but will not find - Mutual respect and cooperation. any common ground. There may be some clashes for dominance but will be able to resolve differences.A 9.Ox to Rooster: moderate match. - Excellent union. Very successful team. Good communication. Will find love 4.Tiger to Snake : and happiness together. - Mutually suspiscious of each other. Indifferent or unsympathetic to each other. Cannot relate to one another. Conflicts and strong animosities.


5.Tiger to Horse: - An excellent match. Trust and understand each other. A very successful team.

2.Rabbit to Dragon: - Have common grounds of interest. May have some personality clashes but will strive to sort out the differences.

6.Tiger to Sheep: - Workable only to a certain extent. No outright confrontation but no deep ties either.Not a lasting relationship.

3.Rabbit to Snake: - Workable relationship. Will tolerate each other to achieve mutual goals. No deep attraction or strong bonds.

7.Tiger to Monkey: - Rivalry and personality clashes. No areas of common interest. Cannot see eye to eye.

4.Rabbit to Horse: - Animosity and strong conflicts. Cannot relate to each other. Have nothing much in common. Uncooperative relationship.

8.Tiger to Rooster: - Slight reservations and communi- 5.Rabbit to Sheep: cation gaps. Moderate to cold relation- - An excellent match. Mutual love ship. Irritating or indifferent at best. and understanding. Have much in common. Successful and prosperous union. 9.Tiger to Dog: - An excellent match. No difficulties 6.Rabbit to Monkey: in communication. Can achieve much - Petty differences and rivalry. Modsuccess and prosperity together. erate relationship. Will tolerate each other to a certain extent. Cannot achieve com10.Tiger to Boar: plete trust. - Secure and successful match. Will find Love and happiness together. 7.Rabbit to Rooster: Very cooperative relationship. - An excellent match. No difficulties in communication. Can achieve much Rabbit success and prosperity together. 1.Rabbit to Rabbit: - AMutual re- 8.Rabbit to Dog : spect and no struggle - Very compatible and rewarding unfor dominance. No ion. Deep trust and understanding for one problems in commu- other. Will find prosperity and happiness nication.Will live to- together. gether peacefully.


9.Rabbit to Boar: - A good match. Have mutual interests and are sympathetic to each other’s vibrations.

Dragon 1.Dragon to Dragon: - No major conflicts. Congenial relationship. Reasonable compatibility. Will work as a team together. 2.Dragon to Snake: - Will cooperate and will understand each other. Successful and compatible relations. Mutual happiness. 3.Dragon to Horse: - Moderate ties.Have respect for each other. Some struggle for dominance, but will communicate to resolve their differences. 4.Dragon to Sheep: - Agreeable but not very warm relations. Moderately sympathetic to each other with some similar interests. 5.Dragon to Monkey: - An excellent match. Deep affinity and mutual understanding with each other.Will be happy together. 6.Dragon to Rooster: - A very compatible and successful match. Will find happiness and prosperity together.Will establish deep and lasting bonds.

7.Dragon to Dog: - Strong conflicts and animosities. Cannot trust one another. Unable to resolve their differences.Highly incompatible. 8.Dragon to Boar: - Cordial and workable relations.. No large differences or serious struggles for dominance.Will cooperate for common goals.

Snake 1.Snake to Snake: - Good understanding of each other. No clashes. Could form strong bonds if they find areas of common interest. 2.Snake to Horse: - Some conflicts and confrontations. Have difficulty in seeing eye to eye. Nothing much in common. Cold relations. 3.Snake to Sheep: - Moderately cordial relations. Reasonable compatibility. No underlying conflicts. Will combine their efforts where feasible. 4.Snake to Monkey: - Cannot understand or communicate much with each other. Clashes and conflicts if there is no common goal. Gains must be very large for them to cooperate.


5.Snake to Rooster: - An excellent match. Will trust and understand each other very well. Highly compatible and successful union.

2.Horse to Sheep: - Strong affinity and attraction for each other. A very compatible and successful relationship.

6.Snake to Dog: - Mutual respect and some areas of common interest. No large conflicts. Good compatibility. Will cooperate amicably.

3.Horse to Monkey: - Will cooperate to a certain degree to achieve common goals. Share some common interests but no strong ties.

7.Snake to Boar: - Can neither relate to or understand each other. Deep and lasting conflicts. Cannot bridge communication gaps or settle their differences.

4.Horse to Rooster: - Some communication barriers and personality clashes. May be able to work out their differences, but can never be a warm relationship.

Horse 1.Horse to Horse: - Have a lot in common. Mutual cooperation and successful relationship. Good and lasting ties.

5.Horse to Dog: - Very happy and compatible union. Successful and prosperous together. Deep understanding and affinity for one another. 6.Horse to Boar: - Some areas of mutual interest. Moderately compatible. Neither any strong clashes nor any special attraction.

Sheep 1.Sheep to Sheep : - No rivalry. Could work together as a team. Have areas of common interest. A reasonably good match. 2.Sheep to Monkey: - No deep understanding or special need for each other. Have little in common. No attraction towards each other.


3.Sheep to Rooster: - Communication gaps and mutual reservations. Moderate ties. Will tolerate each other to a certain extent only.

Rooster

1.Rooster to Rooster: - Not much understanding of each other. There will be struggle for superiority and 4.Sheep to Dog: - Have few things in common. Cannot clashes of will. At best a cold relationship. relate to one another. No strong attraction. 2.Rooster to Dog: Very little compatibility. - Moderate to cool ties. Problems in relating to each other and some underlying 5.Sheep to Boar: - A happy and compatible match. Un- resentment. Will at best just tolerate each derstand each other very well. Will work well other. together and rely on each other for support. 3.Rooster to Boar: - May have some areas of mutual inMonkey terest. No deep understanding of each oth1.Monkey to Monkey : er, but will cooperate if necessary. - Have similar interDog ests. Will work successfully as a team. No deep 1.Dog to Dog: rivalry. A good match. - No conflicts. Congenial and coop2.Monkey to Rooster: erative ties. Compatible to a good extent. - Will be able to communicate only to a Will work together amicably for common limited extent. Limited understanding of each goals. other. Can at best tolerate each other. 2.Dog to Boar: 3.Monkey to Dog: - No serious personality clashes. No - Mutual respect and friendly feelings struggle for dominance. A moderate relafor one another. Will cooperate to a good ex- tionship. tent. No underlying animosities. Boar 1.Boar to Boar: 4.Monkey to Boar: - Underlying per - Share common areas of interest. No sonality clashes and difficulty in relating to each other. No clashes. A fairly good match. struggle for dominance. Will not try hard to resolve their differences. Not very compatible.


Lompraya News

LOMPRAYAH IN

During on March 7 - 11, 2012, a Lomprayah company had a chance to be a booth on behalf of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (Samui) at the ITB Berlin “The world’s leading travel trade show” to promote the company and travel in Thailand. The ITB Berlin exhibition for the travel industry is the biggest and most comprehensive. The exhibition consists of products, information technology products from different organizations which is held annually in mid-March at the Exhibition Center Messe Berlin in Berlin, Germany. There are participants more than 11,000 from 188 countries.

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Tourism Authority of Thailand’s and Phetchaburi province agreed to cooperate with Air Support Division - Border Patrol Police (Naresuan Camp), a Division of Specialty Training Division (Camp Rama VI), Association of Thailand sport under Royal Patronage, and Association of Thailand Kite Pilot that will be held on Thailand Kite and 12th International Kite in during 9 – 11 March, 2012 at Rama VI Camp, Cha Am, Petchaburi. In order to preserve and restore cultural as well as a unique cultural exchange between the national and international heritage. It also encouraged tourists on March under the theme “Fun Sport Music” in project “travel by Thailand can go every month “. For more information: Authority activities office: Tel. 2250 5500 to 3476. TAT Phetchaburi: Tel. 0 3247 1005-6. TAT Tourist Information Centre: Call 1672. www.thailandkite.com and facebook: Cha - am Kite Fest 2012.


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The Phra Nakhon Khiri

Diamond City in the 26th April 2012 Petchaburi Province and the Department of Fine Arts agreed to cooperate by The Phra Nakhon Khiri National Museum with Administrative Organization Phetchaburi, Tetsaban Phetchaburi and drinking water “Chang” will be held on Phra Nakhon Khiri - the Diamond City of the 26th anniversary 2012 during on March 28 - April 6, 2012, at the area of the Phra Nakhon Khiri (Khao Wang). Phetchaburi is the oldest city, importance and prosperity since ancient times. Phetchaburi is like a gateway to the South of Thailand. It is home to a diversity of technical grade as shown in the art and architecture. It remains to be seen as the It remains to be seen as the ancient place, the Grand Palace and other monastery in Phetchaburi. This province is attractions place. Activities for Wang-Pragob mountain. - Cultural and Traditions performances, including a demonstration of the currency in the diamond city, cooking food – local dessert, local palm sugar – kanom Jak, Arts and Crafts invention and fragrances. - The exhibition of a traditional life, Thai music, the sermon, the candle light procession around the Phra That Chom Phet. It also has volunteers take to visiting Phra Nakhon Khiri. It makes impression for the tourists who coming and see the Frangipani flowers fully open here only once a year. For more information: Public Relations, Petchaburi: Tel. 0 3242 8047 TAT Bangkok,Petchaburi office: Tel. 0 3247 1005-6. E-mail: tatphet@tat.or.th


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The world was shocked by the unexpected death of Whitney Houston, who died at 48 on February 12, 2012. Admired as one of the “greatest divas of all time”. I believed everyone well known a beautiful music of her. I’m glad to introduce her biography.

The world was shocked by the unexpected death of Whitney Houston, who died at 48 on February 12, 2012. Admired as one of the “greatest divas of all time”. I believed everyone well known a beautiful music of her. I’m glad to introduce her biography. Whitney Elizabeth Houston was an American recording artist, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, the Guinness World Records cited her as the most-awarded female act of all time. Her awards include two Emmy Awards, six Grammy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, and 22 American Music Awards, among a total of 415 career awards in her lifetime. Houston was also one of the world’s best-selling music artists, having sold over 170 million albums, singles and videos worldwide.

Houston began singing with her New Jersey church’s junior gospel choir at age 11. After she began performing alongside her mother in night clubs in the New York City area, she was discovered by Arista Records label head Clive Davis. Houston released seven studio albums and three movie soundtrack albums, all of which have diamond, multi-platinum, platinum or gold certification. Houston is the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits (“Saving All My Love for You”, “How Will I Know”, “Greatest Love of All”, “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)”, “Didn’t We Almost Have It All”, “So Emotional” and “Where Do Broken Hearts Go”). She is the second artist behind Elton John and the only female artist to have two number-one Billboard


Even if she will gone, but the song and the greatest voice are still in my heart. She is the inspiration for someone who is fighting and making dream to be real.


200 Album awards (formerly “Top Pop Album”) on the Billboard magazine year-end charts (Whitney Houston and The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album). Houston’s 1985 debut album Whitney Houston became the best-selling debut album by a female act at the time of its release. The album was named Rolling Stone’s best album of 1986, and was ranked at number 254 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Her second studio album Whitney became the first album by a female artist to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Houston’s crossover appeal on the popular music charts as well as her prominence on MTV, starting with her video for “How Will I Know Houston’s first acting role was as the star of the feature film The Bodyguard. The film’s original soundtrack won the 1994 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Its lead single “I Will Always Love You became the best-selling single by a female artist in music history. With the album, Houston became the first act (solo or group, male or female) to sell more than a million copies of an album within a single week period. The album makes her the top female act in the top 10 list of the best-selling albums of all time, at number four. Houston continued to star in movies and contribute to their soundtracks, including the films Waiting to Exhale and The Preacher’s Wife. The Preacher’s Wife soundtrack became the best-selling gospel album in history.

Three years after the release of her fourth studio album My Love Is Your Love, she renewed her recording contract with Arista Records. She released her fifth studio album Just Whitney in 2002, and the Christmas-themed One Wish: The Holiday Album in 2003. In 2009, Houston released her seventh studio album Look to You. But after she had a hard fought the property claim and her personal problems. Her funeral was held on February 18th at the Baptist Church, New Jersy. This church where she worked as a choir when she was young. Fans from every corner of the world mourned over the loss of this powerful and incomparable singer. Whitney Houston, who is a female artist, began pop music in the 80th as well as Michael Jackson. The dark skin singer is popular such as Janet Jackson and Anita Baker.


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Wow!! Welcome to March! Summer begins this month and we are at the end of the school semester for college and university students. Beaches in Thailand are the hot tourist attraction for foreigners who are on break. Besides swimming and relaxing at a resort, there are many other great activities for your holiday. Tip to Trip has some fantastic recommendations for you! Our first activity suggestion is really awesome: diving. The most spectacular places on earth for scuba diving and snorkeling are right here, in the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea. Diving is a favorite activity of tourists, both experienced and novice. There are deep diving places at in the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea, Koh Phi Phi in Krabi. Koh Similan and Surin in Phang Nga, Koh Racha in Phuket, Koh Chang in Trad, Koh Nangyun, Tao and Angthong in Surat Thani, Koh Chumphon Sea and Ha Yai in Krabi. Many famous movies where shot in these locations, such as James Bond.


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Among the many interesting activities provided by our tour agency is a special fishing and live octopus tour. After the tour, you can enjoy grilled squid and other delicious seafood. Our chef will cook your fish and serve it to you fresh. Here are the locations for the fish tour: Koh Noi –Yai Racha in Phuket, Mu Koh Similun National Marine Park in Phang Nga, Koh Nok and Koh Kai in Phang Nga, AoBang SapanNoi in Prachuapkhirikhan, Koh Samet and Koh Sichang in Chonburi, Koh Chang in Ranong and Rayong.


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Parasailing

Parasailing is one of the most exciting beach activities you can imagine. Everyone has seen parasailing in movies and on TV, but you can experience it yourself! Our boats are stable and safe, and our equipment is secure. Relax and have the adventure of a lifetime. Parasailing locations are: Pattaya, Phuket, Samui in Surat Thani

Jet-skiing or water skiing

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Jet-skiing is the perfect extreme sport for the beach crowd. Everyone has seen this sport, but you can really experience it yourself in beautiful Thailand. Jet-skiing locations are: Pattaya Beach, Jomtien Beach, Bang Saen in Chonburi, Hua hin in Prachuapkhirikhan, Patong in Phuket, Samui in Surat Thani as well as Bangkok

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Wakeboarding

Wakeboarding has become a super popular sport for both of Thai and foreigners. We provide the board, boots, helmet, parachute, and a fast motor boat for great fun. Come and experience it, you will never forget it! Locations: Pattaya, Phuket as well as Bangkok.

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Wind Surfing: Kite Surfing

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Wind Surfing is an activity that Thai people know well. This exciting sport gives you control in many directions for exciting action. We provide both a board and sail for you. For Kite Surf we supply all the necessary gear also. This is the most amazing sport for people who want to develop skill and have incredible fun as well. For people who want to learn Wind Surfing and Kite Surfing, you can rent the equipment from our participating groups including: Wind Surf Club, Royal Thai Feet, Marine Wind Surf Club. Locations: Sattahip, Chonburi, or private club such as Pat taya, Jomtien Beach, Bang Saen, Banpae, Hua –Hin, Phatong, Samui.

In addition to the above, there are many more relax activities such as sunbathing, playing volleyball, riding horses along the beach, live shows and other live entertainment such as Full Moon Parties.

Lomprayah in Magazine Issue 8 (03/2012) www.facebook.com/lomprayah  

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