Weather service says potent storms on the way

first_imgA relatively dry couple of weeks in Vancouver and surrounding areas comes to an end Saturday.The National Weather Service issued a statement that says “the first in a series of potent weather systems will push into the region on Saturday.” One to three inches of rain is expected to fall on Saturday. Snow levels will drop to 4,000 feet and could accumulate at pass levels.Sunday will bring a lull in the system. Enjoy it: A more powerful storm is due Monday. Check out Columbian weather blogger Steve Pierce’s take on the return of “Old Man Winter.”Patchy fog will figure into your commute this morning. It’s expected to slip away around 10 a.m. This afternoon will be cloudy with a high of 51 degrees.last_img read more

Railways doubles ticket cancellation charges trims refund option validity

first_imgIndian Railways has now doubled the charges levied on cancellation of tickets and made the refund valid only till four hours before the scheduled departure of a train.The new rules from the public transporter, which are effective from 12 November, are targeted at preventing black marketing of tickets, thereby assisting “genuine passengers” to obtain confirmed tickets.Passengers will now have to pay Rs 60 instead of Rs 30 towards cancellation of a second-class confirmed ticket 48 hours before the scheduled departure of a train, while the fee will be Rs 180 for a Third-AC ticket.”There will be no refund after the departure of a train and one has to get the refund four hours before the scheduled departure as per the revised refund rules,” PTI quoted a senior railway ministry official, as saying.”The rules were revised to discourage touts and ticketing agents who engage in black marketing of tickets,” said the official.The refund option for wait-listed and reservation-against-cancellation (RAC) tickets will be available till half-an-hour before the scheduled departure of the train.The cancellation charge for second-sleeper class ticket has been increased to Rs 120 from Rs 60, while the charge will be Rs 200 for Second AC, according to a notification from the Railways.Also, the cancellation fee will be 50% of the ticket between 12 hours and 4 hours before the scheduled departure of the train.The main idea behind a change in the Railway Passengers (Cancellation of Ticket and Refund of Fare) Rules, 2015, is to reduce the “scope of misuse”, said the official.last_img read more

Softbank to split domestic and global operations by December 2016

first_imgSoftbank Group said Monday that it plans to split the domestic mobile and telecommunication business in Japan and its overseas operations into two wholly-owned subsidiaries. The Tokyo-based telecommunications company mapped the reorganisation efforts that will be carried throughout the year.Softbank appointed new leaders to supervise the domestic and overseas businesses separately. The company’s president and COO Nikesh Arora, who previously worked at Google, will take charge of the overseas management of the company, while Ken Miyauchi, Softbank’s head of mobile operations in Japan, will oversee all the domestic businesses.”[Softbank] has decided to materialise its previously announced strategic direction, which is to position its two core businesses (domestic operations and global operations) as future growth drivers,” the company said announcing the move Monday.The reorganisation is unlikely to have a major impact on Softbank’s consolidated financial results in fiscal year ending March 2016 and fiscal year ending March 2017. The unconsolidated financial results would be shared at a later time. The domestic subsidiary of Softbank, including holdings and stakes in Yahoo Japan and Gungho Online Entertainment Inc., was worth close to 1.2 trillion yen as of March 7, Bloomberg reported. The company’s international investments are spread across a wide range of technology and Internet firms, including Alibaba and Sprint, and were valued at about 8 trillion yen as of last Friday.The move awaits shareholders’ approval, which is planned for June in Softbank’s general meeting of shareholders. But splitting the domestic operations from its overseas investments, which includes the ailing US telecom Sprint business, would rest some investors’ worries about the domestic earnings being used on turning around Sprint’s losses, Hitoshi Sato, senior analyst at InfoCom Research, told the Wall Street Journal.Softbank also invested in China’s ride-sharing company Didi Kuaidi Joint, India’s e-commerce company Snapdeal and an online retail company Coupang in South Korea, all of which will remain under the branched-out overseas division.last_img read more

Australian retailer recalls Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D

first_imgCapcom has caused a bit of a stir on the 3DS by shipping the game Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D with permanent save games. That means as soon as you start saving the game those saves will exist on the cartridge forever.It was initially thought Capcom had done this to stop the game being traded in and re-sold used, but the Japanese publisher has denied that without actually explaining why they did it.Regardless of how gamers react to the news of permanent saves, the “feature” is already causing problems. In Australia, EB Games has decided to recall all copies and not sell it. The reason is thought to be a simple one: the retailer offers a 7-day return policy on new games, but if a games has permanent saves they can’t accept it back. So rather than break their store policy they won’t sell Mercenaries 3D at all.With the game confirmed as shipping to the U.S. and Europe with permanent game saves in place, you have to wonder how many other retailers will refuse to stock it due to a returns policy?Read more at VooksMatthew’s OpinionDon’t most stores have a returns policy for new games? In fact, isn’t it the law in a lot of countries?If that’s the case then retailers are going to be put in a difficult position: don’t sell the game and lose out on a lot of sales, or risk having a return and then not being able to re-sell the game?I think some of the major chains might already be in touch with Capcom asking for a solution. With that in mind, I’d hold off buying the game until this issue has been resolved.last_img read more

Romanian cave sealed for 55 million years is full of strange creatures

first_imgAs humans were evolving in the plains of Africa, a different kind of evolution was taking place in Romania. The insectoid residents of Movile Cave were cut off from the outside world more than five million years ago, and that made for a very unusual ecosystem when the cave was discovered and opened up in the late 1980s. Movile Cave is believed to be the most isolated ecosystem in the world, and scientists are only just beginning to unravel its secrets.It has taken years to begin cataloging the creatures in Movile Cave for several reasons. First, it’s a dangerous environment with a poisonous atmosphere. Getting into the cave requires some familiarity with spelunking and diving, too. You have to go down a narrow 20-meter shaft, then climb through tiny limestone tunnels before reaching the main cavern. The Romanian government has also been very selective about who is permitted in the cave for fear of upsetting the delicate ecological balance. Only a few dozen scientists have been allowed to visit.Waterscorpion eating a crustacean.The few who have ventured into Movile Cave have discovered it’s crawling with life — literally. The residents of Movile Cave are not concerned with the high levels of carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulphide in the air. With just half the usual concentration of oxygen, human visitors need breathing equipment to survive. The cave gets more crowded with insects the worse the air gets.Most creatures in Movile Cave are believed to have arrived over five million years ago when limestone sealed the entrance. Most insects have since adapted to the complete darkness by losing their eyes and pigmentation. Many have also developed longer legs and antennae to feel around in the dark. There are unique species of spiders, waterscorpions (above), centipedes, pseudoscorpions (top), leeches (below), and more.The ecosystem relies entirely upon chemosynthetic bacteria that extract carbon from the air without the aid of light. The most numerous bacteria use carbon dioxide, and others get their carbon from methane. The bacterial film on the water and walls is where all the nutrients enter this ecosystem, and it’s the only known example of such a system. Small animals eat the slime, and larger animals eat them.Scientists are interested in the animals in the cave, of course, but the bacteria could provide hints to how life worked when Earth was young. With the high heat, toxic air, and low light, conditions are very similar to Earth billions of years ago. Some are also exploring the idea of repurposing these bacteria to fight global warming, as carbon dioxide and methane are the biggest culprits.last_img read more

Protein complex may help explain magnetic sensing in insects and animals

first_img New protein nanoparticles allow scientists to track cells and interactions within them Scientists have studied animals, such as homing pigeons, that are able to use the Earth’s magnetic field to orient themselves, for quite some time, but have yet to uncover the actual mechanism behind the ability. In this new work, the researchers believe they may have found the underlying chemistry, even if they have not been able to connect it directly to magnetic sensing.The researchers picked up where other research left off—with a light sensing protein called cryptochrome that has been identified in the eyes of some animals–some have suggested it may play a part in magnetic sensing. But, because the protein is not sensitive to magnetism, the team reasoned that it might team up with another protein that is. To find out, they searched the genome of a fruit fly that is known to sense magnetic fields, until they found a gene responsible for creating a protein (called CG8198, which they renamed to MagR) that would respond to iron. They then polymerized that protein and coupled it with cryptochrome and then watched, using a microscope, what happened when iron objects were brought near. The team reports that the protein complex lined up like a needle in a compass.The researchers acknowledge that their findings do not prove that the protein complex is responsible for magnetic sensing, but suggest it seems possible—if the protein complex lined up inside the eye of a pigeon, for example, it could cause a reaction with other proteins or even cells, that in turn could impact nerve cells. They note that the protein complex exists in many organisms that have demonstrated magnetic sensing, including in the eyes of pigeons—they are calling on the research community to conduct other studies to determine if removing the complex from magnetic sensing insects or animals, causes them to lose their magnetic sensing abilities, which could indirectly prove that they form the basis for the ability. If such efforts prove fruitful, then the next logical step would be to study the complex further as it exists inside living animals to determine exactly how it works. Explore further Journal information: Nature Materials The biocompass model of animal magnetoreception and navigation. Credit: (c) Nature Materials (2015). DOI: 10.1038/nmat4484 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with Peking University, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Tsinghua University has identified a protein that aligns with a magnetic field when polymerized and coupled with another well known protein. In their paper published in the journal Nature Materials, the researchers suggest the protein complex may be the means by which many insects and animals orient themselves using the Earth’s magnetic field. © 2015 Phys.org Citation: Protein complex may help explain magnetic sensing in insects and animals (2015, November 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-11-protein-complex-magnetic-insects-animals.html More information: Siying Qin et al. A magnetic protein biocompass, Nature Materials (2015). DOI: 10.1038/nmat4484AbstractThe notion that animals can detect the Earth’s magnetic field was once ridiculed, but is now well established. Yet the biological nature of such magnetosensing phenomenon remains unknown. Here, we report a putative magnetic receptor (Drosophila CG8198, here named MagR) and a multimeric magnetosensing rod-like protein complex, identified by theoretical postulation and genome-wide screening, and validated with cellular, biochemical, structural and biophysical methods. The magnetosensing complex consists of the identified putative magnetoreceptor and known magnetoreception-related photoreceptor cryptochromes (Cry), has the attributes of both Cry- and iron-based systems, and exhibits spontaneous alignment in magnetic fields, including that of the Earth. Such a protein complex may form the basis of magnetoreception in animals, and may lead to applications across multiple fields.last_img read more

Flash Sale Best Discount on Android Smart TV Box Options Includes Lenovo

first_imgLooking for good TV Box options at a decent price? You’ve come to the right place. That’s right, today we have a bunch of new smart TV Box models available for you at amazing discounts. Our list includes the Lenovo G66, Xiaomi 4SE and many more. So let’s dive in to see some more details on the discount options available.Amazing Discount On Lenovo G66, Xiaomi 4SE, And MoreWe would like to point your attention to the limited availability of the offer. All smart TV Box options are up for a price drop which is applicable for a limited amount of time only. If you fail to avail the offer on time, the price cut will revert back to its original model. So be sure to avail it on time. Now, let’s get down to the list.Tanix TX9Main Features:● It runs on the Android 7.1, which is stable to use. You can connect to a world of content and entertainment at home with the box● Amlogic S912 Octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 64bit CPU. With high-performance CPU known for a fast speed● Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity. Easy pairing with most Bluetooth-enabled devices● Support dual band WiFi of 2.4G and 5.8G, with 1000M LAN portIf you’re interested, the Tanix TX9 is available at a good 12 percent off for a limited time. This makes the price of the set top box come down to just $59.99. Head over to this link to get it.Beelink GT1Main Features: ● Amlogic S912 CPU with octa core is rapid and stable, it can give you a high-speed feedback and smooth response.● Android 7.1: Comparing to the former version, people can easily install or uninstall applications and games.● Dual Band WiFi: 2.4G plus 5.8G can improve the speed which can implement multi-task.● 1000M LAN can improve the net speed and the performance to a large extent.● H.265 and VP9-10 Profile-2 decoding will offer you high definition pictures and movies.● It owns the 3D noise reduction filter which is convenient for you to enjoy the high-quality entertainment.Beelink GT1 is a great choice if you’re choosing from our list as it houses all the necessary features that you can ask for. It is available at an impressive 33 percent off, which makes the price come down to just $54.99. Head over to this link to get it.Lenovo G66Main Features● Supports 4K resolution and H.265 decoding, high-definition imaging effect● 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM, large capacity allows you to enjoy more pleasure● RK3288 processor ensures more smooth and flexible operation● 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz Wi-Fi, dual-band Wi-Fi brings you high-speed wireless transfer experience● Supports many different video, audio, and photo formatsLenovo G66 is probably one of the finest options on our list. It includes support for 4K resolution and much more. If the Lenovo G66 entices you and fits your needs, it is available at a massive 23 percent discount. This makes the price come down to just $53.99. Head over to this link to get it.MeCool KM9Main Features:● Latest Android 9.0 with the cheapest price, intelligent UI and settings● Powerful Amlogic S905X2 CPU, 4 core, ARM Cortex-A53, provides you with ultra-fast running speed● 2.4 + 5GHz dual-band WiFi, more steady transmission and stronger signal● 4GB LPDDR4 + 32GB / 64GB ROM, large storage for collecting more films and apps● LED breathing light, blue for working, cyan for standby● USB 3.0 port for fast transmission and stable signal● 4K and H.265 ultra HD image, Mali-G31 MP2 GPU, high-definition display● 3D ultra-shock for immersive experienceIf you’re up for it, the MeCool KM9 is available at a 21 percent discount, which makes the price come down to just $51.99. if the set-top box fits your needs, it comes with a handful of useful features. Head over to this link to get it.Xiaomi 4SEMain Features•Voice control function, control TV box through voice• Multiple video images to meet your needs• Cortex A7 CPU• 2.4G WiFi• H.265 decoding• Artificial intelligence TV box, gold-plated HD HDMI cable• Supports Chinese languageXiaomi is known for its quality and the Xiaomi 4SE is no exception. If you’re up for it, the Xiaomi 4SE is available at a good 6 percent discount. There are a lot of things that the Xiaomi 4SE. It is available at just $46.99. Head over to this link to get it.That’s all for our list of smart tv box options available at a discount. There will be more deals in the future so be sure to check them out. Also, the discount is only available for a limited time, which means that it will be wise for you to act fast.This is all for now, folks. Are you willing to get the Lenovo G66? Let us know in the comments. Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

Fully Unlocked Razer Phone 2 Gaming Smartphone Discounted to 39999 MSRP 800

first_imgYou can pick up a brand new Razer Phone 2 gaming smartphone for a stunning low price of just $399.99 which is representative for a 50% discount.If you put all the current gaming phones side by side, the Razer Phone 2 will come out on top all the time thanks to its minimal design and stunning 120Hz display. It’s powerful, gets the job done and commands a price tag that will surely bring some water in your eye. Not today, as the smartphone is discounted by 50%, bringing the price down to just $399.99, allowing the majority to get a taste of this beast without burning a hole in the wallet.For your money, this is what you are going to get:LIMITED TIME OFFER: Promotional discount available for a limited time.120Hz ULTRAMOTION QHD 5. 72-INCH DISPLAY: the fastest mobile gaming display, now brighterQUALCOMM SNAPDRAGON 845: With a custom vapor chamber cooling systemDUAL FRONT-FACING STEREO SPEAKERS: Featuring Dolby Atomos and a THX Certified DACWIRELESS FAST CHARGING: With large internal 4, 000 mAh batteryNETFLIX READY: View content in HDR and Dolby Digital Plus 5. 1STORAGE: 8GB RAM / 64GB storage + micro SD Slot (up to 2TB)You get a nice and large display that is HDR ready, loads of performance, ample amount of RAM, all for a low price of just $399.99. So, what are you waiting for? Head over to Amazon right now and make use of the deal before it expires!Buy Razer Phone 2 (New): Unlocked Gaming Smartphone – Was $800, now just $399.99 Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

HaitiUN launch urgent 2013 aid appeal

first_imgNo related posts. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The Haitian government and the United Nations on Tuesday launched an urgent appeal for $100 million toward humanitarian aid for 2 million citizens threatened with famine, illness and natural disaster in 2013.The aid would go to people whose lives are most in danger, Johan Peleman, head of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Haiti, told AFP.According to Peleman, three years after the giant earthquake that struck the country killing 250,000 people, there are still spikes in malnutrition and the cholera epidemic.The financial aid would help cover immediate needs for the rest of the year, notably for the most vulnerable 935,500 people who have not yet received assistance and who are at-risk of cholera or from the hurricane season.A statement from the U.N. mission said the money was targeting 800,000 people in need of emergency food assistance, 120,000 displaced who are waiting to return home, 100,000 potential cholera victims, and at least 225,000 people who could be affected by the hurricane season. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

The EU to Increase the Availability of Data for AI and Blockchain

first_imgGreat guest post by Aubrey Hansenmoritz320 / PixabayOn June 6, the Council of the European Union announced that they will be providing companies with higher access to important data in regards to artificial intelligence, blockchain, and various other tech areas. Alexandru Petrescu, President of the Council released a statement, explaining that this will “help Europe to become a world leader in this crucial area.” What data will be available?The decision by the Council of the European Union states that they will be increasing the amount of content to be classified as Public Sector Information. Anything classified as such is open for use by EU companies, organisations, start-ups, and individuals. Public Sector Information can take the form of any medium, including print media, audio files, and electronic documents. In this case, it will likely be taking the form of complex databases covering a wide range of topics. The press release by the EU lists the following databases which they will be opening access to: “geospatial, earth observation and environment, meteorological, statistics, companies and company ownership, and mobility”, further adding that these will be available either for free or at a nominal cost.Who will benefit from this?This ruling has been designed to benefit AI, blockchain, and other tech companies who wish to expand their dataset and improve their tools. The amount of information which will now be open to public access means that organisations can easily expand their projects far beyond what they had initially planned. It will also be especially helpful for start-ups who might not have the initial funding to purchase data or the time to gather their own. Essentially, it allows businesses to kickstart new areas of their projects much sooner than expected, giving them an upper-hand on the world stage. Velas CEO Alex Alexandrov is heading up one such business which could benefit from the EU’s approach and commented that “The EU, in my opinion, is farther ahead in crypto laws and has created a much better environment for banking and regulations. The US tends to focus more on punishment vs guidelines, while the EU is working toward allowing businesses to feel they are wanted and working with new industries in a much clearer way. This led to many companies moving there?—?Estonia, Czech Republic and Switzerland (Shengen zone). This is one of the reasons why my newest venture Velas or Virtual Expanding Learning Autonomous System, is based in Zug, Switzerland.” Perhaps those who will benefit the most are companies who partake in both artificial intelligence and blockchain technology together, such as the aforementioned Velas, DeepBrainChain, and others. These companies are using artificial intelligence to build powerful and reinforced blockchains designed to be impervious to malicious behaviour and human error. Velas uses artificial intelligence to run its new hybrid Delegated Proof of Stake consensus algorithm, and DeepBrainChain uses artificial intelligence to provide privacy controls to its users. Companies like these will soon be able to appreciate a massive pool of knowledge, the likes of which will clearly help them grow and expand quicker than planned. With the EU recognising the necessity of helping out the blockchain and artificial intelligence industries, hopefully other governments will make the same moves in the future, subsequently bringing forth a new and more powerful era of tech.last_img read more

Bangkok curfew extended arrivals target lowered

first_imgThe remains of a charred Central World SFW Central World in flames before collapsing As the Thai government finishes stamping out the last few pockets of resistance in Bangkok, the curfew in the capital city and surrounding areas has been extended until Saturday.On the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) website, people were told they would not be allowed to leave their homes from 9pm to 5am from now until May 22, as advised by the Centre for the Resolution of the Emergency Situation (CRES).Yesterday’s clashes between Red Shirt protesters and government troops has left the city charred, with banks, the stock exchange and the city’s largest shopping mall burnt out.However, local life in Bangkok has gone on as usual according to local media, with hotels as well as street hawkers continuing business operations today.But Thailand is now faced with rebuilding its reputation as one of the most popular and value-for-money destinations on earth as the riots have undeniably tarnished its image as the “land of smiles”.On Tuesday, the Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT) further dropped its tourist arrivals target for 2010 from 14 million to 13 million. It had initially aimed for 15.5 million arrivals.Thailand’s annual revenue target was also slashed by a fifth from 600 billion baht to 480 billion baht (US$14.8 billion).Ten major countries including the US, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Taiwan, Germany, the UK, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Spain and China have issued travel warnings against Bangkok visits.center_img Source = e-Travel Blackboard: J.Llast_img read more

Petrol price at local pumps set to jump

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The petrol price at local pump stations will be just under R14 a litre of 95 unleaded or lead replacement petrol when the price increases by 31 cents tonight.The exact price will be R13.99 as from midnight tonight, 1 cent below the R14 mark.So, do yourself a favour and fill your tank today!Related storiesWednesday fuel price increase to hit motorists hardPetrol price droplast_img

Two die in Van Reenen crash

first_imgThe Suzuki flipped in the air before landing on its roof. The driver of the truck commented that, “I was just driving along when suddenly there was a bang from behind me. I looked in my rear-view mirror and I saw the car in the air.” Emergency workers from Ladysmith, Van Reenen and Harrismith rushed to the scene, but it was too late for the two young men in the car. Their ages are unconfirmed at this time.It is believed that the deceased are the driver and front-seat passenger. Another passenger, who is believed to have been sitting in the back of the car, sustained moderate injuries and was taken to hospital to receive further treatment. The driver of the truck sustained slight injuries.The highway was closed for a short period of time so that the scene could be cleared.UPDATE:Van Reenen police are investigating a case of culpable homicide. The deceased have not yet been formally identified. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Two men have sadly lost their lives in a fatal accident on the N3 along Van Reenen’s Pass. The accident happened late last night (Friday) when a white Suzuki Alto allegedly rear-ended a truck. Both vehicles were travelling towards Johannesburg at the time.last_img read more

Related These 5 spa breaks will make you a happier

first_img RelatedThese 5 spa breaks will make you a happier personAnd relax…These feel-good trips will change your life – or at least your lifestyle – to make you a happier person in just a few refreshing days.Not just for families: 10 things you never knew about TUIIf you think TUI package holidays are all about kids and beaches, think again. The company offers a huge range of holiday options, from trips around Vietnam to five-star luxury hotels for adults only. Here’s a few things you probably didn’t know about TUI…7 holiday flights of the weekNeed a big break? From Goa to Dubai to Bangkok, seven flights to take you to holiday heaven. Famed for its spas and health resorts, Thailand is generally a good value country, but top notch masseurs, mud baths and treatments don’t come cheap.However, you don’t need to get a bank loan to enjoy the best of Thailand’s spa resorts – Skyscanner introduces the budget version of the bling spa.Thailand is currently the most popular long haul destination for British tourists; our recent summer 09 travel trends analysis showed that interest in the destination has risen by 271% compared to last summer – more than any other destination.Luxury SpasChiva-Som is probably the best known luxury spa in the country and has been for the last 15 years. Located in Hua Hin on the Gulf of Thailand, 185 kilometres south of Bangkok, its small size hasn’t stopped it from attracting big names.The likes of Elle Macpherson, Liz Hurley and Kate Moss have all been covered in therapeutic mud whilst listening to the sound of zen in the lotus position at some point. Chiva-Som has been consistently rated by Conde Nast Traveller as the world’s best destination spa, and it has extensive fitness and holistic health facilities to help guests relax and rejuvenate. Evason Phuket and Six Senses Spa is a newer player on the spa scene. Set amongst 64-acres of beautifully landscaped tropical parklands and gardens, Evason Phuket looks out to stunning views across the Andaman Sea.The resort follows the Six Senses philosophy of environmental responsibility whilst offering guests a vast array of personal services and facilities. Evason’s service standards ensure close attention to detail and a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.Spas on a BudgetThe problem with these big name spas is that they don’t come cheap. Rubbing seaweed wrapped shoulders with the stars means paying a premium. The ambience, beautiful gardens, private pavilions, undivided attention from discreet, professional hostesses and therapists, “free” cups of herbal tea, floral foot baths and silk robes, all have to be paid for somehow. For example, three nights in the cheapest room at Chiva-som costs US$3090 in high season, which does include 150 minutes of spa time.But there is a cheaper, albeit less glamorous way to get very similar services, just minus the luxurious extra touches. Ideal for those who have a more realistic budget for their bhat.Swap the boutique hotel for a beach hut, and you’ll be able to get all that Thai expertise from the comfort of your own beach towel. As long as you’re happy to forgo fancy décor and luxury interiors, you can pick up a two hour massage for around 300-500 baht – about a third of what it will costs you in a big hotel.And don’t be put off from indulging in a therapeutic Thai massage by the seedier type of service that is often associated with Thailand. Roaming masseurs offer their skilled hands on most of Thailand’s more popular beaches, ideal if you need a pummelling after a long hard day lying on the beach.The best bit is that you don’t have to go far from your sunbathing spot and it’s not just massages on offer; you can also get pedicures, manicures and hair braids, all for a fraction of the price you’d be paying at the Chiva-Som or a Six Senses upmarket resort.Find cheap flights to BangkokReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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