£10 Million Tourism Development Given Approval

A £10 million development project for a new city centre hotels inverness, dubbed “The House of Bruar of the North”, which has promised the creation of at least 100 new jobs in the area, has recently received planning permission from the Highland Council.

Planning officials exercised their legal powers to give the approval to the Tomatin Trading Company’s long-standing plans for a development containing a 99-bedroom hotel, alongside farm shop, 200-seat restaurant, as well as a drive-through bakery, shops and a filling station.

The development’s managing director, William Frame, says that the 12-month development could start sometime in spring, which he says would create 40 construction jobs, followed by 70 long-term hotel and retail posts, initially. He states that he’s pleased that the Highland Council has given approval for planning, which he says means that the company can work on the hard part, which is getting the development done and creating a new city centre hotels inverness that represents the best in food, drink, gifts and hospitality that Scotland can offer.

Community leaders including Inverness South councillors, Duncan Macpherson and Ken Gowans, welcomed the project with open arms, saying that it would be a huge boon to the southern gateway of Inverness.

The 3.5-acre brownfield site had detailed mixed-use approval for hotel, restaurant and retail, which it received back in 2007.

Work on getting the project set up was delayed due to a number of factors, including complex planning conditions, the banking crisis that hit the country, as well as the confirmation of a new roady layout for the dualling of the nearby part of the A9.

The site the hotel is to sit in used to be occupied by the Freemore Hotel, and, then, a Little Chef, the latter demolished in 2008.

Mr. Frame, says that getting planning permission has been a long slog, requiring a lot agreement from many people, and now that it’s moving forward, he is grateful for the Inverness planners and excited to see economic development…

Cllr. Gowans says that this new large-scale development would be really good for the surrounding area, set to bring in a lot of revenue, and he also expects that the community will be happy to back the project as well.

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The Tattoo Master Of The Kingdom Of Thailand

It was a decade and a half ago when Angelina Jolie showed the world the new tattoo she got from Thailand. It has five lines and the texts are Buddhist blessings that run down the length of her back. As soon as the news broke, the spiritual tattoo of Thailand was raised to a global level. The artist responsible for her tattoo is Ajarn Noo Kanpai and he then become really famous which contributed to the rise of the tattoo tourism in the country. Tourists would book a villa in Koh Tao to have their vacation as well as their spiritual tattoo on the same trip.

In local language, the spiritual tattoos are known as sak yants which is deemed by the Thais to hold spiritual powers. These tattoos are often done by masters of magic and the monks of their religion. This belief started in 1605 with then warrior king believed to be protected by the tattoos and the belief remained intact for thousands of years.

Sak yants, yantra meaning Buddhists scriptures combined with geometric designs, were originally from Southeast Asia. Modern day history revealed that sak yants were used by mafias and gangs to protect them as they commit crimes.

According to Ajarn Noo Kanpai, the sak yant master, the tattoo he made for Jolie is called the “ha taew” or five rows in English. It is about the birth of Buddha until he reached enlightenment. Ha taew is believed to bring balance as well as positivity to the life of the wearer.

Noo shared that he was only in fourth grade when he learned the art. He exchanged the gangster life to that of monkhood but he declined to become master of the temple because of his love for doing the sak yant.

After years of training with the monks, he opened his own tattoo institute which is a located 20 miles from the city of Bangkok inside a shrine with two storeys. He now has disciples whom he is training. Tourists are visiting Thailand and booking villa in Koh Tao but before they leave the country, they usually visit his samnak and have their tattoo.

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The Best Place For Accommodation Is At The Patong Hotel In Phuket

This article will enable you to work out the best places to be in Phuket and why you should be there. Maybe you want to be in the party central of Phuket, which is Patong, or be at a more peaceful and relaxing Rawaii or Nai Yang, where you can easily go to the party areas or busy street markets. Or you want to be in a Patong hotel in Phuket with the whole family. Here, you’ll know the various types of accommodation in Phuket which will suit your preference and budget.

Just a piece of advice, prices can vary from high season to low season, where it can reach up to 50%. If you’re coming for the low tourist season, it can be from May till October. For the high tourist season, you’re coming in November till April. Personally, the best time to visit Phuket is during October as it’s the last month of the low season and there isn’t much rain to spoil your vacation.

What It’s Like in Patong?

The main tourist spot in Phuket is Patong, where you find a beach with thousands of people seated on lounge chairs, jet skiing, and those selling anything from clothing, sunglasses, massages, ice cream and a lot more. On the streets of Patong are bars, lady boys, ping pong shows, lanterns and actual garbage. In Patong, your nostrils smell burns that will make you get used to it. However, when it rains, the odour should go away.

If you want to go shopping in Phuket, then Patong beach is the place to be. Here you get a wide variety of options from traders selling designer clothing, handbags, watches, shoes and non-designer items as well. You can haggle with the vendors till you reach your budget.  You can say that you certainly had a nice buy here. After that, take what you purchased to the Patong hotel in Phuket to keep so it won’t get lost.

To be in the low tourist season, you will practically enjoy staying in Patong, where it’s apparently very quiet. This can definitely be an experience you won’t forget, especially if booked in a Patong hotel in Phuket that suits your budget.

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Volunteers Invited To Clean The Beaches Of Eastbourne

The seaside resort of Eastbourne derives most of its income from tourists and companies involved in a wide range of industries from trade and retail, healthcare, manufacturing, technology and education. On the seafront, you will see seaside hotel in Eastbourne, some Victorian hotels and a pier. Most of the clients are business travellers who are attending conferences, meetings or public events.

Many people certainly enjoy going to beaches but recently, oceans are being filled with plastic rubbish. Every year, a massive beach rubbish recording operation is being organized by The Marine Conservation charity. Thousands of volunteers go to the seafront to pick up and record every piece of rubbish even if it just a small piece of plastic that damages ocean life.

Once the figures are accumulated across the UK, the public will get an idea of what is being deposited on the beaches around Britain. The charity is inviting the public to take part in Great British Beach Clean. The beaches where the cleanup will take place in and around Eastbourne include Holywell, Birling Gap, Brighton, Ovingdean, Peacehaven, Rottingdean and Pett Level.

Each cleanup will take about two hours for those who wish to sign up. The statistics that will be gathered will be used to create change and make organizations responsible from the government, local councils, fishing industry, manufacturers and water companies.

The beach looks pretty clean when you look at it but behind the blue waters you will see tiny bits of plastic or even huge industrial components and packaging that are lethal to aquatic life. The Great British Beach Clean is the largest beach cleaning project and survey in the United Kingdom. The information that volunteers have managed to collect has made a significant impact on beach litter. Micro-plastics started to be banned in personal care products and better types of wetwipes are produced.

If you are one of the volunteers, be informed that there is a seaside hotel in Eastbourne that offers the cheapest rates available in the market. There are single rooms, double rooms, family rooms, suites and a dedicated disabled access room. There is free Wi-Fi on all the rooms and public areas.

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Unique Dining Experiences In Bangkok

Despite the launch of the Michelin Guide in Bangkok, the defining moment for the culinary industry of the city still lines in its eclectic restaurants and food establishments. Many people used to go to Bangkok bars and nightlife but that is slowly changing as the new generation are looking for eateries that are worth posting in their social media accounts and those that offer a unique experience.

Leading on the list of unique dining experiences in Bangkok is Gaggan which was founded by an Indian native, GagganAnand. This restaurant changed the Indian food industry in the country through the 25 courses on its tasting menu. Each of the dish on the menu is represented by an emoji and diners would appreciate that each has very little information provided because not all might get excited to known that they pastry they so like is actually made using goat’s brain.

ThitiwatTantragarn is another chef that introduced a new eclectic choice in Bangkok food sector. He established in Chang Chui market what is now known to be as the first restaurant with insects on the menu. The restaurant is called Insects in the Backyard and the chef clarified that his choice of ingredient is not only pure gimmick since he spent many years to research about the advantages of eating insects.

Craving for sweets changed with the introduction of the Hello Kitty House located in Siam Square One. The cafe is decorated with everything pink and the face of the famous character can be found in different parts of the restaurant even the seats. They even sell sparkling wine with Hello Kitty brand for £60.

If the sweetness at the Hello Kitty cafe is not enough, there is another stop worth trying and it is called the Unicorn Cafe. The theme revolves around the mythical one-horned creature. The furniture and decors are filled with unicorn images and fluffy unicorn toys are displayed all over the cafe. They menu is also focused on the unicorn theme with rainbow cakes and unicorn salads to choose from. The main focus of these restaurants, like Bangkok bars and nightlife, is to lure adults rather than kids because after all they are the ones posting in social media and making these eclectic food choices known all over the world.

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