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Avengers theme park closes in Bangkok after only 7 months

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Usually anything to do with the Avengers is a license to print money. But not in the case of  Southeast Asia’s first Marvel Entertainment theme park. The park, constructed at the Mega Bangna Shopping Centre in south-east Bangkok, is going out of business after just seven months.

Despite the fanfare when it opened in June 2018, the themed attraction didn’t seem to have met expectations, from poorly-managed operations,  low-quality productions and expensive ticket prices.

The Marvel Experience Thailand, a 20,000 square metre theme park which cost 1 billion baht to build is set to close on January 29. Entry prices were steep – 1,500 baht for adults and 1,350 baht for children.

A Director, Prachuap Ucchin of Demeter Corporation, the company which owns 37.5 percent of the theme park, told the SET (Stock Exchange of Thailand) yesterday shareholders had voted to shut the failing business.

“Hero Experience experienced financial problems and project management that did not go according to plan.”

Some critics noted that the theme park was focused on Marvel’s comic books rather than the more popular film franchise so that the target audience of youngsters were quite unfamiliar with the characters.

“You had a good thing in your hand, and you drove it to bankruptcy, what a shame.”

“What were you thinking of with the high ticket fees for people to go in and buy stuff?”

“The rides weren’t memorable enough to be viral. … You flopped due to the high prices and undetailed sculptures.”

“Think of the 320 baht daily wage of Thais when you set the ticket prices.”

“I’m a true Marvel fan, and I can’t make myself buy a ticket to set foot in that place.”

“The sculptures look like they came from a temple fair.”

Marvel Experience will remain open daily for one week until January 29. The local Marvel Experience opened in Bangkok on June 29.



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Syrian woman arrested with fake Spanish passport at Suvarnabhumi Airport

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Immigration officers at Suvarnabhumi Airport have arrested a Syrian woman with a fake Spain passport.

The Immigration Bureau reports that, while they were patrolling the airport, they found the woman who was acting suspiciously.

They asked to see her passport which had her name listed on the passport as Alampana Albana, a Spanish national. She was waiting for a flight to Germany.

Officers also found another Syrian passport which identified her name as Mrs Manal Ahmad Alnayed.

The woman admitted that the Syrian passport was her real passport. She told officers her husband, who lived in Germany, arranged it for her.

She says she purchased the fake passport in Malaysia. She received the flight tickets from a foreign woman at the KL airport.

Mrs Alnayed has been charged with illegal possession of, and using, a fake passport.

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Spanish man arrested in Bangkok over alleged raped

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Immigration Officers have arrested a Spanish man after he allegedly raped a handcuffed Thai woman.

INN News reports that the 30 year old Spanish man was arrested following the issuing of an arrest warrant for the alleged rape of the woman. The incident happened last Saturday at a luxury condominium in Thong Lor, Bangkok.

The female Thai victim told officers she and her friends were drinking at an entertainment venue in Thong Lor. She went back to her room with the Spanish man.

After that the Spanish man used handcuffs with the victim before biting her neck and raping her.

Immigration Officers discovered that the Spanish man has entered Thailand 38 times in the past. He works as a marketing consultant in Spain. Police are continuing their investigation and questioning those involved.

SOURCE: INN News

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Dog patiently watches over deceased master on Pathum Thani roadside

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A man, who had left home a month ago to live by the roadside with a stray dog in Pathum Thani, has been found dead. The dog was watching over the body when others discovered the deceased man. Pathum Thani is just north of Bangkok.

The deceased has been identified as 45 year old Surachai Khamsue. He was found lying by the side of a road in Moo 2 village in Tambon Klong Nueng, Klong Luang district, beside the old and un-roadworthy pickup that he had been using as a home.

His sister, 40 year old Chalermsri Sohsawaeng, told police that Surachai had left home to live in the car a month ago, and that she and other siblings had given him money to buy food.

Her brother liked to drink alcohol, she added. The body was sent for autopsy at Thammasat University hospital.

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