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SOKON DFM MINIBUS

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SOKON DFM MINIBUS. Reg April 2012. White, 5 gears. 1300cc, 85HP, LPG Gas. 7 seats. Low price, financing available. Telephone Erik: 081 857 9961. Pa: 086 147 8787.

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If you are a frequent visitor or resident of Pattaya, it is likely you’ve witnessed a transformation on Pratumnak Hill. Right in the middle of this ever-changing seaside neighborhood is a phenomenon known by many as “The Nordic Village”. The New Nordic Group exploded onto the property development scene a few years ago and has proceeded to take over a large sector of Pratumnak Hill transforming it into a holiday destination in its own right. Restaurants, bars, spas, shopping and a dizzying array of accommodations.

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What Experience is Your Website Delivering to Mobile Users?

What Experience is Your Website Delivering to Mobile Users?

Most businesses accept that having a website is integral to the success that they achieve. This might be stating the obvious, but stay with me here….as not everyone has grasped the concept of how their website is viewed across multiple platforms, especially mobile devices.

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The Beauty and Benefits Of Radio Advertising

The Beauty and Benefits Of Radio Advertising

If you own a business you will know the complexities of trying to run a good marketing campaign to coincide with your sales activities. A common mistake is to cut back on marketing when times are hard as this is precisely the time when you should be directing more customers towards your particular product or service.

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3 Surefire Tips for Successful Real Estate Investment

3 Surefire Tips for Successful Real Estate Investment

Purchasing a home to live in, a home to rent out, or a property to sell for a higher price at a later date are three different types of real estate investments. Regardless of where you fall on the scale though, whether as a foreigner or a Thai citizen, there are always numerous factors to take into account.

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If there is blood in the streets-that is your opportunity

If there is blood in the streets-that is your opportunity

In the question and answers section one member asked, that if in view of the current economic chaos, did I think that in the future, markets would continue to grow?

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