Thursday, September 16, 2010

Earthquake aftermath in Padang, Indonesia 2009

On September 30th 2009 a magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck just offshore of the town of Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia. The quake toppled buildings and started many landslides, smashing homes and swallowing up entire villages. The following day, as rescue workers arrived and residents tried their best to dig out and help the survivors, another unrelated quake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck less than 1,000 km south of the original epicenter. Each of the two quakes had at least one aftershock greater than 5.0 as well. Over 1,000 people are known to have died, an additional 3,000 still missing. Officials reported that the death toll was more than 700 .
The authorities dealt with more than 2,400 injured and a further 200,000 people affected.
Mighty US Army assembled crews around its camps in the US and Pacific. And on next day of earthquake mobile hospital are set up in Padang, and chopper start flying survivals and aid supply trough international aids agency to villages in hills of western Sumatra.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Mass funeral- for good luck seeking Thai's

At time of political and economical turmoil, as at present day Thailand, many Thai
people are seeking new life and good luck in future. At Buddhist Temple 120 km
from Bangkok there is service for this. At cost for about 4 Euro , plus donation after
you filling, Buddhist monks provide you funeral rites. Trowing all bad luck in you life
by dying and getting reborn again, or just pretending for minute you are dead and
lying in coffin. For one hour and half you attend you own funeral rites where monks
are chanting funeral rites Buddhist chant. After you have to lye down in you own
coffin where monks are chanting everything bad in you old life is gone for minute;
you are getting up from you dead and chant with Buddhist monks that everything in
new life will be good.
There are 2 session in the morning and two in afternoon. On working days about
120 good luck seeking Thai's perform their own funerals. On weekends or days just
before national lotery day, twice monthly, the temple is full with many hundreds of
good luck seeking Thai's.
There are 9 coffins at Temples funeral rites sala (number 9 is lucky number
generally in thai belies). So good luck seeking Thai are on waiting queues one by
one there are dead for minute and after jumping out of coffin as reborn. Price is
affordable so young and old, male and female from all social layers. In the coffins
corner are lucky numbers if you need for lotery to start new life.


Friday, July 04, 2008



Saturday, March 29, 2008


Small group of supporters of former Thai Premier Thaksin Shinawatra and present PPP government, they brand them self as DEMOCRACY BODYGUARDS and they express theirs democracy values at protests against their opponents

Thursday, February 07, 2008


                                                    Female Minister taking seat
                                                        Premier Samak ready to rule
                                 Foreign Minister Noppodan ready to represent Thailand
                                              Interior Minister Chalem speak to the press

Friday, April 06, 2007


Part of Burma and north Thailand where covered, for weeks in March, in thick haze due to forest fires. The Thai Government declared on 3 northern province a disaster zone due to heavy haze caused by forest fire

Thursday, April 05, 2007


Yusuf Irwandi, Aceh rebels commander delivered his anti tank rocket launcher to EU peace monitors.GAM (Free Aceh) rebells suronder the first 78 wepons to EU peace monitors. And year latter Irwandi run in election for governor of Aceh province. And against all odds Yusuf Irwandi was the vinner of governorship post


Spoting two women without chilbab (head cover) WH jump to action.
Aceh is only province in Indonesia where sharia law (Islamic law) is rule of day. Sharia law was introduced in Aceh province by presidential decree in 2001 by then Indonesian president Gus Dur (Abdurahman Wahib) with hope to ease rebellion in Acehe. 2005 was year when sharia started to be implemented. Islamic dress code and behivior are enforced trough office of Wilayutul Hisbah (religios police) office trough Aceh province who are employed as civil servants. Banda Aceh town WH office has staff of 45 13 are women with salaries of about 110 US dollar a month.The first 3 time violater of Islamic dress code are warned and registered. Gambling and adulatory is punished by public wiping