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    Chiang Mai - Rich and Famous

    [SIZE="6"]Marc Faber[/SIZE]



    A Revolutionary Collection
    Talking to Dr. Mark Faber

    April, 2004

    On the banks of the Ping, in the heart of the city, is a building, so well hidden that strangers who stumble across it can but gape in awe at its unexpected magnificence.

    This is Dr. Marc Faber's office. A gigantic Indian red building with golden trimmings tucked away in a quiet soi off the Chiang Mai - Lamphun Road, near the Chiengmai Gymkhana Club. Next to the office, is an old teak house where Dr. Faber and his beautiful wife Supatra, from Nonthaburi, live.

    Dr. Marc Faber, a.k.a Dr. Doom, is an Asian f i n a n c i a l l e g e n d . Born in Switzerland, he is the author of the avidly read monthly investment newsletter, The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, The Great Money Illusion and the upcoming book Tomorrow's Gold, Dr. Faber is heralded as one of the foremost authorities on Asia's economy. He made his fortune in real estate in the north of Thailand in the eighties while living and working in Hong Kong where, in 1990, he started up his own company, Marc Faber Limited, which acts as an investment advisor, fund manager and broker/dealer. Supatra was the owner of her namesake, Supatra, a famous Thai restaurant in Hong Kong for many years and is now spending much of her time between Chiang Mai and Bangkok.

    Read more > Chiang Mai Citylife - - Get to know Chiang Mai better with these in-depth articles about Chiang Mai, Thailand.





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    Bangkok Airways

    [SIZE="6"]Dr Prasert Prasarttong-Osoth [/SIZE]
    President of Bangkok Dusit Medical Services Public Co. Ltd. since November 1, 2009 and serves as its Group Chief Executive Officer.
    Chief Executive Officer of Bangkok Airways Co., Ltd. - nett worth ~ $1.8 Bn



    [SIZE="6"]Capt. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth[/SIZE]
    President of Bangkok Airways Co., Ltd



    Bangkok Airways (and the Prasarttong-Osoth family) built this magnificent home on the Ping River a few 100m from HRH Chiang Mai residence >



    Bangkok Airways Profile [From their website]

    Bangkok Airways first began air transportation services in 1968—established as "Sahakol Air", it became the first private aviation company in Thailand. Initially, the airline provided charter services by means of its first operational aircraft, "Trade Wind", a two-engine 9-seater plane. Regular charter assignments came from the OICC (an American construction company), USOM, and a number of other organizations, which at the time, were engaging in oil and natural gas exploration in the Gulf of Thailand.

    Due to the rapid growth of tourism and business investments in Thailand, air transportation has become an increasingly important aspect contributing to both the Kingdom's economic growth and its infrastructure development into becoming a major destination capable of hosting several million overseas visitors per year.

    In order to fulfill the increasing demands for air transportation, Bangkok Airways officially began its operations in 1986 as the country's first privately-owned domestic airline; initially offering scheduled flights from Bangkok to Krabi, Korat, and Surin. Presently, Bangkok Airways has obtained permits to operate scheduled flights over 20 different major routes—covering nearly all major resort destinations in Thailand. Additionally, the airline has also obtained permits to fly internationally to Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, China, and Japan.

    Bangkok Airways has also invested in building and maintaining its own privately-operated airports at Samui, Sukhothai, and Trat. These developments provide Thailand with more air transportation hubs to in order to facilitate increasing air traffic volume.

    More re Bangkok Airways here > Bangkok Airways - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    More photos here > https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chian...=photos_stream
    Cheers, Rob.
    Lifes journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well-preserved body, but to skid in sideways totally worn out, shouting: holy s.h.i.t what a ride!

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    Is Thaksin not hiding away up there somewhere?
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    Looks like a Chiang Mai BM's reputation has spread all the way to New York

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
    Looks like a Chiang Mai BM's reputation has spread all the way to New York

    That's not our Moo - it's only a "medium". 55555!

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