Price of building materials to raise

Discussion in 'House Building Forum' started by alanthebuilder, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. alanthebuilder

    alanthebuilder Administrator

    Price of building materials is meant to raise 7 % in around 3 months ....Tax Im guessing .

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  2. nomad97

    nomad97 Ordinary member Staff Member

    Cost of new homes to rise by 14% then! ;;haha;;;;haha;;;;haha;;
     
  3. Ivor the Engine

    Ivor the Engine Nowhere man

    Tax on booze has gone down. WooHoo!


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  4. Prakhonchai Nick

    Prakhonchai Nick Surin Founding Father

    Can you supply evidence of that please.
     
  5. Ivor the Engine

    Ivor the Engine Nowhere man

    I’ve seen boxes of Chang for sale now for 580b & was told about further reductions from a friend who paid 200b less this week for his usual box of wine.
    Sorry no link.


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  6. Prakhonchai Nick

    Prakhonchai Nick Surin Founding Father

    Strangely have seen nothing in the Thai press, but I did note last week that the 2 litre packs of Mar y Sol wine were 50bt/pack cheaper than previously in Tops.

    Nothing showing on Google - conceivably a promotion
     
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  7. Yorky

    Yorky Surin Founding Father

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  8. gotlost

    gotlost Surin Founding Father

    This Buddhist Temple In Thailand Is Made Of Beer Bottles, And It’s Not A Hoax!
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    In a society where it is believed that the temple premises and alcohol don’t go hand in hand, this Buddhist temple in Thailand has banished all these norms by building a temple using recycled beer bottles. Just 500 km away from Bangkok, lies this remarkable Buddhist temple named Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew or ‘the temple of a million bottles’.

    How did this idea emerge?
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    Situated at the Khun Han district of Sisaket province, this unique idea of constructing a temple with beer bottles came in the mind of the monks in 1984. Finally, after getting tired of the mounting waste littered in the area, the old monks of the temple encouraged the locals to deposit beer bottles for recycling.

    Over the years, the temple authorities managed to collect a sufficient amount of bottles to use them for the construction of the temple premises which consists of 20 buildings. Everything from the prayer halls, tourist bathrooms, crematorium, to even the mosaics of Buddha are made of this recycled waste.

    And, do they have a preferred choice of bottles?
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    Yes! The green bottles of Heineken and brown bottles of the local Thai Beer have been used for the construction.

    In fact, this creative and eco-friendly initiative started by these old Buddhist monks has left everyone speechless!

    Isn’t this cool? This Buddhist temple can now be an add-on to your Thailand Vacation. Take a look at our best Thailand packages and make your vacation a fascinating experience!
     
  9. Prakhonchai Nick

    Prakhonchai Nick Surin Founding Father

    Surely Heineken is a relatively recent beer. Weren't the Kloster green bottles of the 80's and 90's any good?
     
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  10. gotlost

    gotlost Surin Founding Father

    Over in Satuek you could learn how to build with mud.
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  11. Ivor the Engine

    Ivor the Engine Nowhere man

    The bottle Temple is worth a look if your passing. Not too far from home for me either.
    There is a resort near to ‘Pattaya Noi’ with mud huts. I’ve stayed there once.
    For those who don’t know ‘Pattaya Noi’ is nowhere near Pattaya. It’s a picnic area along the huge reservoir east of Ubon (near to Bottle temple).


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  12. gotlost

    gotlost Surin Founding Father

    Visited it on the way back from the passport office in Ubon. As you said it is well worth the time.
    GPS 14.6183342504, 104.418738824 (Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew)
     
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  13. nomad97

    nomad97 Ordinary member Staff Member

    There is another Little Pattaya 40 kilometres west of Khon Kaen. We paid a visit earlier this year while hunting dinosaurs. Not impressed, the tide was so far out it was nearly dry. We drove down to the lakeside and left almost immediately.
     
  14. Ivor the Engine

    Ivor the Engine Nowhere man

    I think the one after Ubon is (was?) the biggest expanse of water in Thailand.


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