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  • Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:15 | Anonymous


    Bangkok Hospital is proud to provide expert mental health assistance through our online portal. Good mental health lets you enjoy every moment to its fullest.

    To find out more information, please visit https://www.bangkokhospital.com/en/bangkok-mental-health-rehabilitation-and-recovery-center

    For  making an appointment, call us at 02-310-3751, or simply dial 1719.

    You can also get in touch with us by e-mail, at info@bangkokhospital.com Appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

    Our psychiatrists will make a professional assessment according to standard criteria, before the service begins.

  • Monday, May 25, 2020 12:45 | Anonymous

    Bumrungrad launches "60-Second Service," responding to the new normal trend

    Bumrungrad Hospital launches the new "60-Second Service" to make it faster, more convenient, and easier to access such basic services as vaccination and drug-dispensing, in the safest manner.

    A service befitting the COVID-19 situation, it also reflects a trend in providing such services that will likely become a new normal after this pandemic is over.

    That is, the services can be rendered within 60 seconds after consulting with doctors and getting prescriptions.

  • Monday, May 18, 2020 12:41 | Anonymous

  • Thursday, May 14, 2020 13:56 | Anonymous

  • Monday, May 11, 2020 13:09 | Anonymous

    Anxiety and stress in times of uncertainty

    Anxiety and stress when isolating and social distancing

    Anxiety and stress, how to support the family in these challenging times

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2020 13:33 | Anonymous

    • FutureTales Lab by MQDC is ASEAN’s first center for future studies to bring benefits to society.
    • The futurology center seeks to be a proactive research center for future solutions, capturing and analyzing emerging trends to share with government and the private sector so help them prepare for possible future scenarios.
    • The center reveals 10 trends to watch for in the post-COVID-19 era, helping society to react and adapt to future circumstances

    20 April 2020, Bangkok – The COVID-19 pandemic facing the world today has a major impact in all areas of life, from economic, social, and political aspects to the constantly evolving way of life. So an important question arises: How will the outbreak change the way people live their lives? FutureTales Lab by MQDC is here to help you explore the answer by analyzing the impact and tapping into future social scenarios. The center predicts 10 top trends that will impact the social landscape to enable people to respond effectively to all changes.


    “We understand the importance of emerging trends and the implications of what will happen to the world,” said Mr. Visit Malaisirirat, CEO of Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited (MQDC). “To enable all parties in the government and private sector to further understand outcomes and better design new policies, we intend to assist them in proactively reacting to future challenges, developing new residential products and solutions, and delivering services that meet the lifestyle needs of people in the future. All of these are based on the concept of ‘For All Well-Being’, which means truly creating a better quality of life for all on earth in a sustainable way. Therefore, we have established ‘FutureTales Lab by MQDC’, which is the first research center for future studies in ASEAN.”


    Dr. Karndee Leopairote, Chief Advisor to FutureTales Lab, which serves as a research unit of MQDC, said: “A research team at FutureTales Lab by MQDC has highlighted important factors and issues, and then analyzed them by using the web of impact model to identify possible impacts on future society after the COVID-19 outbreak. There are 10 emerging trends for Thailand to watch and react to in various areas, including lifestyles, residential behavior, the application of technology, travel, and healthcare, as well as the overview of government policies.”


    Top 10 trends from FutureTales Lab by MQDC are as follows:

    1.Social Structure – A new social structure will emerge with common rules and regulations globally. These will be universal and focus mainly on health and security. Backed by the emergence of IOT infrastructure and systems, people are increasingly likely to give greater importance to health and life quality. People will tend to sacrifice personal data and privacy in return for greater protection of health, properties, and the well-being of their families.

    2.Resilience & Agility by Force – Although trust between individuals will tend to diminish after the COVID-19 pandemic, collaborations between organizations and industries are expected to increase. The government sector, however, might take longer to adapt to changes and will be more subject to adjustments. Fundamental laws will be altered. Online meetings/conferences will also become available and accepted. This crisis might lead to a drastic, but positive, change in the economic landscape. It means government and business organizations can take advantage of the current situation by providing their staff and workers with free online training, or redesigning a new work process that can reduce the use of organizational resources.

    3.Global Emotional Crisis & Touchless Society – An emotional crisis will spread among people who struggle to adjust to not being able to live a normal life. It can lead to unbalanced thoughts and emotions. For example, the younger generation is likely to grow up switching from traditional greetings such as handshaking or hugs. Increasing social and physical distancing will lead to more noticeable emotional health concerns such as lack of attentiveness and lowered sense of care. Co-working spaces might be transformed into sharing spaces with boundaries or more dedicated space for individual use. Contactless space will be more prevalent and generally equipped with voice recognition and AR.

    4.Public Space/Indoor Technology with Health Factor – Decreased public trust and rising safety concerns over public places will lead businesses like large malls to design more reliable responses and develop tools to make consumers feel more comfortable and safe. Sanitizing systems have become as important as air conditioning, water supply, and electricity systems. Clean air quality standards in buildings will be essential.

    5.Prioritizing Space over Convenience – Home-buying decisions are changing. In the past, residences were packed in metropolitan locations near rail routes, which was a key decision factor. But the current outbreak influences how people will work in the future. Office workers can work from home without needing to go to the office every day. Homes no longer need to be in an urban area or be small condominiums in a CBD. Now residential locations can be in suburban areas and provide larger space with a garden. Vacation homes can become main residences.

    6.Everything at Home – The current virus outbreak will cause the economy to be developed at home. This changes how people live their lives as they become more accustomed to staying home, working and doing different activities at home. Requirements are therefore changing. Rather than seeking a small place to live in, people are likely to demand more space. They will want to facilitate a variety of activities. Condominiums are no exception. They must provide enough space for cooking, working from home, and taking exercise.

    7.Proactive Healthcare Platforms – With the COVID-19 pandemic hitting the world, platforms for healthcare and disease prevention have become increasingly important. City infrastructure, buildings, and houses need to be equipped with physical and mental healthcare platforms as a fundamental service.

    8.Last-Mile & Same-Hour Logistics – Consumer behaviors are changing. These bring about rising demand for short-distance transport within a radius of 1 km as well as quick delivery within 1 hour.

    9.Wearable Devices – Prioritizing Health & Safety over Privacy – Growth is expected for wearable electronic devices. Consumers will tend to sacrifice personal data in return for greater security. For example, there will be more applications getting deeper access into personal data, knowing our locations on a real-time basis and evaluating the risk we are facing. Safety and privacy will be a matter for consideration.

    10.Super Food & Food Supply Chain Transparency to Personal Food Supply – Most consumers used to eat for psychological functions such as taste and socializing. From now on, though, they will be more aware of nutrition and health. They must make sure that all ingredients are up to standards of safety and hygiene. More and more consumers have started their small city farms.


    “These are 10 trends that will change the way people live their lives after the COVID-19 pandemic. FutureTales Lab by MQDC believes our predictions will help all sectors in society prepare to react and adapt to the ‘Next Normal’ we expect to see in the post-crisis era,” said Dr. Leopairote.

  • Monday, April 27, 2020 09:25 | Anonymous

  • Monday, April 27, 2020 09:12 | Anonymous

    Today, millions of people around the world have recently started working from home (WFH) because of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. We would like to share some advice from Dr. Alisara Arirachakaran, Head of the Sports Medicine & Lifestyle Center 

    How to establish a designated workspace correctly?

    In your house you should only try to work in one area. Try not to do work on the bed or on the sofa. The best workspace is at a desk or table so that you can arrange proper ergonomics during your day.

    How to work from home productively with care for your body and mind?

    It is important to make sure that you stay healthy as well as sane during these difficult times. You can stay healthy by reducing junk food consumption, eating and exercising regularly.
    Staying “sane” may be a bit more difficult. Even mentally stable individuals might experience depressive tendencies due to social isolation, as it is a situation that most are not accustomed to. Spend 10-20 minutes each day calling family and loved ones, and video-call your friends from time to time to see how they are doing.
    Activities like playing games, watching series, and learning a new skill online can also be good activities to pass the time. Watching too much depressive news and thinking about all the things you can’t do may not be good for your mental health, so limit those activities to maybe only once a day, or even to every other day.


    What exercises or physical activities at home do you suggest to stay healthy and work effectively?

    I recommend that you maintain a regular exercise routine of 20-30 minutes per day, 3-5 days per week. Whether it is body weight training, lifting weights, using exercise bands, or other activities like yoga or Pilates. Having daily physical activity will keep you more alert and less groggy, pumping up your endorphins. Once you feel more alert you will be able to work more effectively as well

    Tips on motivation, setting goals, and scheduling tasks

    You should specify a list of long-term goals over a time period of weeks, and a list of short-term goals that you want to achieve on a daily basis. Maybe your goal today is to get in one work-out before dinner and to do all your laundry. Then set that list and do it! Try to sleep at the same time you usually do and get up at the same time every morning to maintain your routine. You should also aim to get 7-9 hours of sleep per night. If you go to bed at 3 am because you were watching Netflix, that’s fine but make sure you sleep until 10 am. Then the next night try to go to bed earlier, bringing your routine back to normal. It’s important to maintain a healthy routine and achieve goals so that you still feel that your life has meaning during these difficult times.

  • Tuesday, April 21, 2020 12:00 | Anonymous

    Written by  Bill Gladstone

    Having lived as an expat in Thailand for years, I know how difficult it can be to purchase a condominium.

    For many of my friends, this is a regular topic of conversation and there are rarely any straightforward answers. Word of mouth often gets the best results, as often you need to know someone who knows someone to help you get this done.

    Finding a property is not as simple as contacting an agent hoping they will understand all your needs and represent your best interests. For example, I’ve seen the same condo unit listed with different agents, but at different prices. The fair market price is often hard to find.

    This on its own can be a big problem. After multiple rounds of tough negotiations on a condo unit in the Sathorn Road area, a colleague of mine needed a loan to complete the purchase. Unfortunately, the price he and the seller agreed upon was well above the loan value the lender was willing to give. Eventually, the deal fell through and he had to start searching for a home again.

    Now seems to be a good opportunity to buy as market prices are becoming more reasonable. With Covid-19 worries and a weak economy, I’ve heard that both developers and resellers are willing to be more reasonable on price as they have been sitting on unsold units for longer periods of time over the past few quarters. This is also a good time to look at refinancing if you already own a condo, as the banks are offering more attractive interest rates.

    Recently, one friend of mine from Hong Kong did really well by starting his search with the lender first. In his case, UOB Bank’s international mortgage team was able to take his information upfront and clearly explain what he would need to do to secure financing once he found a home he was happy with. Based on his financial status, they were able to advise how much he could borrow, what type of interest rate he could expect, and help him prepare some of the paperwork in advance. Armed with this knowledge, my friend was able to find a condo unit in the Sukhumvit area both he and his wife liked, agree on a fair price with the seller and close the transaction as painlessly as possible. My friend said that with few professional mortgage lenders available to expats in Thailand, having the financing in place in advance provided real peace of mind in concluding his purchase of his home.

    If you’re an expat living here or abroad, and are ready to buy a condo in Thailand, doing your homework in advance can really save you time, money and prevent disappointment.

    If you need any assistance in purchasing a residential condo in Thailand, we are very happy to refer you to a professional international mortgage team. And if you have a personal experience to share related to this topic please do not hesitate to send it to Jen Meckhayai, the Executive Director of CanCham Thailand at ed@canchamthailand.org or submit your inquiry here.

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