Bangkok recovery is now encouraging

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The Curfew still remains in force in Bangkok as clean up operations continue and order in the city and provinces is resorted. Even so headlines of last 2 days still show dangers are still present.

The Bangkok CentralWorld management just sent me by our office provider SERVCORP gives some good news about our office in there. In it they advise the extent of the fire damage generally to the Centralworld complex on the 19th May 2010.

Centralworld management advised that the Zen department store has been completely damaged and Zen Tower is partly damaged.

    Initial inspections show the following areas have not been damaged:

  • Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Center at CentralWorld
  • The Offices at CentralWorld
  • Isetan Department Store
  • TK Park
  • SF World Cinema

They told me for now people will be not be permitted in the premises until more inspections are carried out.

In the face of the miseries people have suffered, we know of no-one in our circles who have been hurt. The good news is we may soon be able to return to work in our office which survived the arsonists work.

I have Been in Singapore today and now in the terminal 3 lounge waiting to board a plane for Melbourne as I write this. This will be my last post on this subject but I am keen in future to tell some of the stories about leaders in business and the community I saw who handled a very hard situation well to look after their people and their customers in the face of the crisis.  There are many lessons to learn and acknowledge. as it is still continuing.

As an information record, here are the last couple days headlines from The Nation

? Military nurse killed in drive-by shooting

? Bail applications for 114 red shirts denied

? Arisman negotiating to surrender

? C4 bomb found on pick-up truck in Pratunam

? Probe underway for three schools torched despite curfew

? Two M67 grenades found in pick-up truck of red-shirt guards

? 7 Bangkok districts to be declared disaster zones

? PM vows to move the country forward

? 13 Khon Kaen reds get suspended jail term

? Man found suffocated on fourth floor of CentralWorld

? Prosecution of reds involving in mayhem

? Nov 14 poll date should be postponed:

? Public utilities services around Rajprasong could resume Friday

? CRES sets up rapid respond units to help people

? Government sets up rally relief centre

? CRES announces it has done clearing streets around Rajprasong

? Free services to send red shirts home completed

? Dearth toll from May 14 rises to 52: BMA emergency centre

 

Footnote

imageOur office providers SERVCORP. who thru the crisis, kept me up to date on events in the Rajprasong area and Centralworld give us great service. When we needed they found alternative accommodation so we could continue business. I recommend them highly and include their details here if you want to have local office needs, not only in Bangkok but mostly anywhere.

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