THE Chinese team won the top prize of 100,000 baht at the Tourism Authority of Thailand “Shopping Challenge 2016” in Bangkok, The event was open to teams from Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philipines, Indonesia, India, South Korea, China, Laos, Taiwan, Brunei, Japan and, for the first time, Australia. The “Shopping Challenge” of the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale 2016 was unveiled on Wednesday, June 15. Participants of the shopping challenge were given a budget of 10,000 baht ($140) as well as a list of goods they need to bargain for in the malls of Bangkok’s famous Ratchaparasong district, like MBK, Siam Paragon, Zen, Siam Center, Central World, Central Embassy, EmQuartier, Terminal 21,5 Gaysorn and Amarin Plaza. The shopping time limit was 90 minutes. The Amazing Thailand Grand Sale 2016 includes 15,000 tourism business operators in more than 110 department stores and shopping centres in seven major tourist destinations in Bangkok, Pattaya, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Hat Yai, Hua Hin and Udon Thani. Outlets will offer discounts of up to 80 per cent on goods and services as a way of boosting revenue and promoting Thai product internationally. Amazing Thailand Grand Sale starts on June 15 and ends on August 15. Photo by Chhim Sreyneang
Coconuts are a source of both refreshing water and delicious meat. However, many consumers tend to discard the remnants, including the shells, as mere waste.