Monday, February 20, 2006

Bumrungrad International Hospital - Bangkok, Thailand

Bumrungrad International (BI) Hospital (Bum-rrrun-gradt) is a world-famous hospital in Bangkok that is doing extremely well catering to expats and to foreign medical tourism. It's the largest private hospital in SE Asia and they're still building. This picture is of their entrance. Any taxi driver should know this hospital (if you show them the name/address in Thai). Or you could get off the Skytrain at the Nana Station (E3, Exit 1) and walk toward the Amari Boulevard hotel and down Soi 3 to your right. There are a bunch of places to eat along the road, but being Bangkok - it does get hot.

The reception staff were very professional, the wait times not that much at all, the cost very good and the overall hotel-feel so nice. People fly-in from all over to Bumrungrad. They're famous thru-out SE Asia as well as the Middle East and the United States. You can go online and read your doctor review, education, and languages - and then book an appointment before you arrive. Not sure about traveling to Thailand for medical procedures? People go for expensive operations, skin cancer checks, routine medical exams and a lot of plastic surgery or maybe you need some liposuction. I've heard their adjoining hotel is also very convenient. Intel Corp. has even released a 2006 case study of BI upgrading their IT infrastructure based upon the Intel Xeon processor.

Bumrungrad was featured for their skill in catering to international medical tourism in 60 Minutes, Conde Nast Traveler, and Reader's Digest. 33 Sukhumvit 3 (Soi Nana Nua), Wattana, Bangkok 10110 Thailand, Telephone: +66 (0) 2667 1000, Dental Appointment: +66 (0) 2667 2300

Airline Water - AirAsia

Can anyone guess which airport?

AirAsia's online potable water. Click on the picture to see the lettering on the side of the truck. How does it make you feel after seeing this truck deliver your drinking water? Is airplane water safe to drink? AirAsia is Southeast Asia's answer to discount airline travel (think Southwest Airlines). Singapore has Tiger Airways, the Thais and Malaysians have AirAsia, Thai Airways has Nok Air and Jetblue is around the corner.

Below are a few links on the subject.

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