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PricewaterhouseCoopers in Bangkok, Thailand; advert for job at PwC in Bangkok

David writes:

“I noticed the following role for “Office Boy” by PwC accountants in Thailand. This could be seen as ageist and sexist, but hey it’s not in a first world country. I thought it was interesting that reputable companies are happy to act like this in other countries.”

Anyone?

Building relationships, creating value?

Office Boy (Global Careers, PWC)

Rescue workers at the scene of a cave in northern Thailand where 12 boys and their football coach were trapped

The Guardian reports:

All 12 boys and their football coach have been successfully rescued from a cave in northern Thailand after more than two weeks trapped underground.

“The 12 Wild Boars and coach have emerged from the cave and they are safe,” the Thai navy Seal unit said on its official Facebook page. It added: “Hooyah.”

Thai cave rescue operation ends with all 12 boys safe (The Guardian)

Pic: The Straits Times

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BBC reports:

“There has been a large explosion close to a shrine [Erawan Shrine] in the centre of the Thai capital, Bangkok. Local TV has initially reported five dead and 20 injured and quoted police as saying it was caused by a bomb.”

“The BBC’s Jonathan Head, who is at the scene, says there is a huge amount of chaos with body parts scattered everywhere and a crater that does indicate a bomb attack.”

Explosion rocks central Bangkok (BBC)

Pic: Breaking911

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Mike writes:

10 years ago [yesterday] Phi Phi Island, Thailand, was devastated by the tsunami. We left the island the following morning and returned home to Ireland. We later continued our travels, and several months after the tsunami found ourselves back in Phi Phi. Here is a little piece I put together from talking to some of the amazing people of Phi Phi Island.

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Wat Rong Khun – the ‘White Temple’ in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand.

Designed by architect Chalermchai Kositpipat in 1997, the incredibly ornate structure is currently in the process of being rebuilt after it was almost destroyed by an earthquake in May of this year.

MORE: Thailand’s White Temple Looks Like It Came Down From Heaven (Bored Panda)