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US Passport Renewal Tips

Recently I had to renew my U.S. passport, not a task anyone looks forward to. However, I got through the process relatively unscathed and wanted to share some tips with you that will help if you also find yourself needing a new passport.  1.  Passport renewal must be done in person …

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I’d like to thank Tara Osterstock for this tip about a nearby Mr. D.I.Y. store in Pakkred. While teaching Story Time at Bumble Bee Free Library, she handed out gorgeous jewel-like stickers to the children for their crafts  project. I was in search of unique stickers for ESL class. Tara had …

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Sub-Zero Ice Skating Rink

One way to stay cool as the hot season approaches is to go ice-skating right here in Pakkred. Sub-Zero ice skate rink, located on the 4th floor of Esplanade Mall on Ngamwongwan-Khaerai Road, is open 7 days a week (Mon-Fri noon-8:30pm, and Sat-Sun 10:30am-8:30pm). Discounts are offered every Wednesday, when …

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Island Daytripper: Koh Kret

No it does not have sandy beaches and no you don’t have to fly to get there. Koh Kret is but a stone’s throw from Nichada and you can cycle or drive to the foot ferry on the nearby Chao Phraya River at Wat Klangkret. The island is car and …

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Snake Bite Response

Doctors in all local hospital emergency rooms speak some English. All can treat snake bites. Nearby private hospitals: World Medical Center  02-836-9977  2.4 km from Nichada Mongkutwattana General Hospital 02-574-5000 5.4 km from Nichada Nonthavej Hospital 02-596-7888  7.8 km from Nichada When anyone is bitten by a snake, it is …

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Meet Our Muslim Neighbors

Originally featured in the April 2014 issue of Thani Talk Thai law protects freedom of religion, and the kingdom’s religious inclusiveness is evidenced by the many places of worship for a myriad of faiths in our Nonthaburi community. For example, six different worship venues are regularly listed in Thani Talk, …

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