For decades while much of South-east Asia experienced a massive increase in international travellers, Vietnam – and especially Hanoi – suffered from a severe hangover of a violent and destructive war and countless years of government isolationism. However, things began to brighten with the USA under the presidency of Barak Obama when once frosty relations between America and Vietnam began to normalize and US businesses such as Coca-Cola began to reignite foreign investment.
Thanks in part to the Internet, there are now many ways to book in advance a vacation to Halong Bay in Vietnam. Get the right boat, the right company, and the right weather and Halong Bay will live in your memories for a long, long time. However, join the wrong boat, have the wrong company, and hit bad weather and a trip to this UNESCO World Heritage Site will quickly become a nightmare you can’t escape.
Dr. Orawan Holistic Institute was established back in 1988 by the world-famous guru in holistic health, Dr. Orawan Kitchawengkul M.D. Over the decades, her philosophy has remained the same: blend the best of Eastern and Western medicines effectively and harmoniously. This holistic approach has given birth to a whole range of innovative solutions for holistic health and natural beauty treatments. Dr. Orawan’s commitment to incorporating the best solutions and treatments has energized her clients who now not only look younger but feel healthier as well.
From a regular pharmacist to the owner and managing director of Smooth E Company Limited, a Thai brand that has successfully traded to international standards for the past 20 years. Dr. Sangsuk Pithayanukul perfectly blended his status as a scientist, marketing strategist, and a man who understood human emotions to become one of Thailand’s top marketers and creator of the quality toothpaste ‘Dentiste’, which is currently now experiencing massive success in Japan. All of this success has stemmed from the entrepreneurial genes of the good doctor.
If you ever attended a wedding or business event in Bangkok a few years ago, the chances are you would have been faced with a drinks menu that was limited to wine, beer – usually Singha, and a choice of whiskey mixes. In fact, this tried and tested format would have continued ad nauseum if it hadn’t been for the introduction of a drinks company that shook event organisers out of their reverie.
The entrepreneurial business life of Phumiphan ‘Oud’ Bunjapamai, Chairman at TKI, Thailand’s leading retailer of Patek Philippe luxury watches, began when he was very young; a Grade 4 student to be exact. In 1946, his father set up his own jewellery shop called Tok Kwang in Bangkok’s Chinatown and several decades later the family-run company began specializing in luxury timepieces