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Muay Thai Global Popularity Increased Due To UFC And MMA

One of the activities offered by Phuket resort with pool access is the opportunity to learn the basics of ancient martial art and the traditional Muay Thai. Muay Thai is actually a practical fighting technique that started in the middle of the 18th century and became a sport. Many visitors to Thailand watch Muay Thai contests for entertainment.

Lion Fight Promotions that was founded in 2010 is North America’s premier Muay Thai organization that has successfully promoted the dynamic sport in the United States. The growth of Muay Thai’s global popularity has increased significantly due to UFC and MMA. Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu are the two fundamental disciplines associated to MMA. Together, the two sports cover every aspect of unarmed combat.

Will Magnus “Crazy Viking” Andersson become one of the world’s best in Thailand’s Muay Thai? Crazy Viking is a Phuket-based Muay Thai champion who invaded Las Vegas last March 30. He took on US-based Brazilian fighter, Washington Luiz at Lion Fight 53. Andersson was confident from the beginning and knew that he will win the middleweight bout. He made a big impression after forcing a 3rd round doctor’s stoppage because his opponent could barely continue to fight.

Andersson started learning Muay Thai 10 years ago in Halmstad, Sweden. He wanted to learn how to fight after experiencing a beating at the school playground. He wanted to be able to defend himself so he joined the local Muay Thai club along with 5 of his friends. Andersson believed that Muay Thai is too good to walk away from.

After 3 years, Andersson had his first amateur fight and won. He won 13 fights and he is now on the path to becoming a Swedish and Nordic champion. For the past 2 and half years, Andersson has been training in Thailand where he flies the flag of the Kingdom as sponsored fighter.

Aside from the chance to learn Muay Thai, Phuket resort with pool access also offers the unique aqua gym experience. The resort wants its guests to experience their best memories in Phuket from the wide range of activities that have become part of hotel life. There is always an activity for everyone including children.

Thailand And Southeast Asia To Remain Resilient Despite Economic Turmoil, Says New Nordic Group

According to the New Nordic Group, Thailand, together with other emerging economies in Southeast Asia, are in a good position to prosper despite the increasing rates of the US Federal Reserve Bank for the next twelve months, as well as tariffs from the United States.

Investments

The rising construction, hotel, and hospitality management company recently invested in a 4 star hotel in Pattaya. With 152 rooms, the 4 star hotel in Pattaya is set to be a huge project for the area, together with a family vacation area in Phuket.

The New Nordic Water World in Phuket features facilities that families from all over the world would enjoy. Situated in a 377,000 square-feet property, it has recreational facilities for both children and adults, studio rooms, and one and two bedroom condos as well.

The New Nordic Group

It isn’t uncommon for the New Nordic Group to have ten or more buildings being developed at one point in time. They expect a new infrastructure to be completed each month. They employ more than 1,000 employees all around the world, providing strives to one of the largest markets: Chinese tourists. The recent developments in Thailand have been just right, as the country is China’s top choice in tourism. In 2016 alone more than 9 million Chinese tourists visited Thailand.

Aside from hotels and resorts, the company also constructs and manages condos, villas, apartments, and holiday villages with their own leisure facilities. They have various real-estate options for those who want to relocate or start a new business in a new location.

About the Company

The New Nordic Group is a real estate firm based in Hong Kong with various developing projects in different areas in Southeast Asia including the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, and Cambodia. They are currently working on 100 projects.

CEO Kurt Svendheim first came to Asia in 2008 and saw the region as a potential location for land development and holiday apartments. Bringing is 30 years of expertise in the field; he has built a company with young and dedicated professionals in real estate, finance, hotel and hospitality, and development.

Budget Friendly Attractions In Bangkok

Bangkok is the capital of Thailand. The city is popular for its nightlife and street food. Scores of tourists visit the city from around the world to experience the happening nightlife of the city and shop at the high-end designer malls and the Street Side shopping destinations.

The city has a range of tourist attractions and accommodation options to suit the budget and preferences of different travellers. Family and business travellers looking for a convenient hotel in Sukhumvit can book their stay with the hotel in Ploenchit, which offers world class amenities and modern conveniences.

Apart from shopping in the glitzy malls and experiencing the high-end nightlife at the happening bars and fine dining restaurants, Bangkok also has some budget friendly attractions for the tourists.

  1. Lumphini park

It is the largest park in the city. Tourists can enjoy taking a boat ride in the lake or explore the beautiful garden on foot. There are many activities like yoga classes, kite flying sessions, orchestral concerts, and Tai-chi classes happening in the park. The park is just ten minutes away from the convenient hotel in Ploenchit and can also be reached through BRT and MTS trains.

  1. Dusit Zoo

The zoo is located near the Dusit Palace. The zoo is home to over sixteen hundred animals from around the world. Kids love visiting the zoo and have a look at the different animals like the hippos, Bengal white tigers, Asiatic Blacks bears and the giraffes. The zoo conducts plenty of entertainment activities and shows all through the day. The zoo is located in the old city. Tourists staying at the hotel in Ploenchit, can take the BTS to victory monument and then a taxi to the zoo.

  1. Bang Krachao

Tourists wanting to get away from the maddening traffic and crowded streets of the city can plan a day trip to Bang Krachao. The man-made island hosts a floating market on the weekends. You can also visit the Sri Nakhon Kuenkhan Park on the green island and explore the wide expanse of green space. The island is located at Samut Prakan. Tourists staying at the hotel in Ploenchit, close to the Ploen chit BTS, can take a train to BTS Bang NA and hire a taxi from the Bang Na BTS to Bang Na pier to take a ferry to the Bang Krachao.

Similan To Ban Overnight Stays Starting October

Tourists and their liveaboard in Thailand can no longer stay the night in Similan Island starting in October of 2018, as new regulations are put in place by the local government to limit the impact made by travellers to the tourism destination, marked as a national park.

The island will only be available for day trips starting by October, with the government putting in a new policy in order to make it easier for them to maintain the island’s natural resources, according to Thon Thamrongnawasawat, a marine ecologist, Deputy Dean of Kasetsart’s University’s Faculty of Fisheries and the Chairman of the committee the Thai government set up in order to draft a new national master plan for the care and maintenance of the country’s marine resources.

Dr. Thon says that the Moo Koh Similan National Park sees an overwhelming volume of travellers, and these new regulations, starting with the day-trip only option is the first, concrete step for dealing with the issue. Tourists, he say, can still trek, swim, dive, and travel in their liveaboard in Thailand but when the day ends, they have to leave.

The ban will start in effect by October 2018, when the marine park officially opens its doors to tourists, following its closure early in May. The island is the only island, out of nine in the national park, that has bungalows and camping space for visitors. The overnight stay facilities on the island were operated by the state government.

The announcement was made by the National Park Office of the National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation  on the 25th of May. With regards to the ban, the department has already started work dismantling the bungalows and camping facilities on the island, and Director SongtamSuksawanq says that they’re almost done getting rid of them all.

He says that, while environmental concerns were the primary concern, there have also been inquiries on the cost-effectiveness of maintaining these facilities. He says that the island is an ill-fit for overnight stays given the limited space and lack of fresh water, compared to the larger islands in the country.

In response, Director Suksawanq says that they are currently working on an alternative policy for the island.