Monday, 16 June 2014

Chanya Medical Clinic Jomtien

A very conveniently located clinic in the Jomtien area that speaks English is the Chanya Medical Clinic. We were there recently as we wished to avoid the costs of using a hospital, and the friend in need of medical assistance was an 87 year old Englishman with hearing difficulties and cellulitis which is a skin condition that older people often have when the ability to heal naturally deteriorates.

The check in procedure is at reception and a few minutes later we were being diagnosed by the professional eye of Dr Chanya who then leaves it to a superb nurse to clean the wound, inject an antibiotic and dress the wounds including a bump on the head.

The prices were much more modest than hospital charges and the convenience of being so close saved on travel as the dressing needed replacing on a daily basis. Later in the week we were there for a female friend who needed a check-up and the advice and procedure were similarly smooth and professional.

Lot's of different patients were seen at the clinic but the dressing of wounds seems to be the most frequent kind of medical case ranging from motorbike accidents, irritation from  new tattoos and elderly patients with skin complaints.

Chanya is a walk-in clinic without appointment and is open from 9.00am to 6pm Monday to Sunday though you may wish to check before heading out there on 038 303-762 just in case of any changes.

The full address is:
Chanya Clinic Jomtien
481/10-11, Thappraya Road, Near The Hanuman Statue Jomtien, Nongprue, Banglamung,
Chon Buri

20260, Thailand

The easiest landmark is only a dozen or so metres away from the Golden Statue (Monkey Statue or Hanuman Statue) at the small roundabout (or Hanuman roundabout) near the beginning of Jomtien Beach Road.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Jomtien Beach Aerial Shot by SAYAMA Travel

Unusually good aerial shot of Jomtien Beach, possibly taken by someone parasailing in a speedboat towing a parachute. SAYAMA travel have made an honest promotional video of Jomtien Beach during high season. It's much quieter now but during the peak season it really does look this bright, sunny, hot and popular on Jomtien Beach.
SAYAMA Travel also have a Twitter account.

Monday, 9 June 2014

Sattahip Naval Base & U-Tapao Royal Thai Navy Airfield

During the Vietnam War it was crucial for the United States to assist Thailand Militarily and so the Naval Base of Sattahip and Airbase of U-Tapao were built. This is a propaganda movie by the US military so it's a bit tedious in delivery. 

However it's an interesting insight into the scale of construction needed during those times.