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Sriracha Tiger Zoo

1Hugh Fox & Tiger Cub

The audience for this article is farang living in Bangsaen.  The Sriracha Tiger Zoo is a great way for someone from Bangsaen to spend an afternoon.  Burapha University is in Bangsaen and more and more visitors from many countries find themselves learning and/or teaching at Burapha University.  You go to the zoo to get three pictures in particular.  The first and most important picture is with a tiger cub!  There are two places to do this.  One has a nicer backdrop and an older cub.  The other one has a backdrop that is not as nice but the cub is younger.  I went for the younger cub since the backdrop doesn’t matter much anyway.  As of July 20th 2013, a farang pays 450 baht to get in and a Thai pays 180 baht to get in.  The picture with the tiger cub is an extra 150 baht but they print out the picture there and then and the quality of all such pictures at the Sriracha Tiger Zoo is excellent.  I did have some pictures taken with my digital camera but their scanned picture which can be seen above was far better.

2Hugh Fox & Scorpion Queen

The second must get picture is with the Scorpion Queen (pictured above).  I have seen this sort of thing before but was never tempted.  Generally some bozo in a T-Shirt is putting the scorpions on you.  The Scorpion Queen is a lot better than some bozo.  The lovely lady put about six scorpions on me and unfortunately the scorpions are black as was my Hawaiian shirt so I recommend wearing a lighter shirt so the scorpions are more visible.  There is a rumor that tigers don’t like red or orange so pick a color other than black, red or orange for your shirt that day.  Some Thai ladies had outfits with tiger prints on.

3Hugh Fox & Crocodile

The third must get picture is with the crocodile (pictured above).  Again you will run into this sort of picture set up all over Thailand but this crocodile was special.  The crocodile is gigantic and I have seen a lot of crocodiles while living in Thailand!  You use your own camera but it’s only a 100 baht versus the usual 150 baht.

If you want pictures with wild animals then there are plenty of places that provide this service in Thailand.  Pattaya has Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden and Bangkok has Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo that are similar to the Sriracha Tiger Zoo but both are not day trips from Bangsaen so if you are looking for some afternoon fun from Bangsaen then the Sriracha Tiger Zoo is the way to go.  The Sriracha Tiger Zoo website mentions their food but this is not why I would go there.

If you are hungry then I would recommend the Saturday buffet at the Pacific Park Hotel restaurant which starts at 6 pm which is when the zoo closes!  The buffet is 300 baht per person and features Japanese, Thai and Western dishes.  Sriracha is home to various Japanese factories and has many Japanese workers and expats living in Sriracha but finding a good reasonable Japanese restaurant that is gaijin friendly is actually not easy.  I would recommend the Zenmaru Udon restaurant pictured below for price and atmosphere.

4Hugh Fox & Zenmaru Udon Restaurant

They have little Japanese style rooms upstairs with a lot of ambience and I would order the chicken cutlet, with noodles under the cutlet and curry on the cutlet, but they just call it the curry dish.  The menu has pictures so just look for a breaded cutlet and you will do ok.  You can get more exotic Japanese food that is generally not available in more touristy Japanese restaurants but some of this food is too exotic and pricey but hey you only live once.  However, no Japanese beers at Zenmaru Udon!  Heineken and local Thai beers are available.  Zenmaru Udon is just down the street from the Pacific Park Hotel and if you pass a hospital then you have walked just past the restaurant.  The Pacific Park Hotel is in turn right next to the Sriracha Robinson which is also a lot of fun.

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Bangsaen: Burapha University Tour

This is the second post in a series of three posts about Bangsean. The first post was Bangsean: Nearby Shopping and Traveling.  The third post will be titled “Bangsean: Tour of Main Street”.

The audience for this post is non-Thai students or faculty at Burapha University that need to find their way around the campus.  This information may also be useful for expats visiting or living in Bangsean.  This post is a visual tour of Burapha University in Bangsean.  The goal is to provide an article that non-Thai can print out and use to easily navigate the campus.  The Burapha University campus is pretty big and Thailand can get pretty hot so walking around aimlessly looking for a particular building can be frustrating.

Below is a map in English of Burapha University:

Burapha University Map in English

Below are pictures of where the various faculties and administrative organizations are housed.  Links to specific faculties that have English information on line is also provided here.  I will add more pictures over the next week or so.  I provide links to general information about Burapha University at the end of this post.  The number of the building on the map above is provided in parentheses.

Burapha University International College (41) – Pictures below

Burapha University International College Announcement

Admission to Undergraduate studies at International College 2011

International College Burapha University offers an International program
(all courses are taught in English).
The college is now opened for application for the academics year 2011. The details are as follows

Program offered

1. Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) concentration on:

1.1 Marketing

1.2 Management

1.3 Tourism and Hotel Management

1.4 Management Information Systems

1.5 Logistics Management

2. Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

2.1 Communication Skills for Human Resource Development

Admission requirement

1. National school system

1.1 Completion of Mathayom Suksa 6 or equivalent accredited by the Ministry of Education, or

1.2 Completion of Grade 12 from an International school accredited by the Ministry of Education.

2. Overseas school system

2.1 Completion of Grade 12 from the United State with a diploma and transcript.

2.2 Completion from the United Kingdom or a  school in  the  British system with a diploma or transcript that passed GCE “O” Level, GGCSE or IGCSE for major subjects.

Method of Selection

Interviewed by the committees of International College

Number of acceptance

Total 120 students (30 students in each subject area)

Documents for application:

1. Transcript

2. Three recent 1” photographs

3. TOEFL or IELTS results (if any)

4. A copy of a residential certificate

5. A copy of an identification card or passport

6. Medical records

Application Procedure

1. Email Admission

1.1. Download “Application Form” from http://buuic.buu.ac.th and send it back to buuic@buu.ac.th อีเมลนี้จะถูกป้องกันจากสแปมบอท แต่คุณต้องเปิดการใช้งานจาวาสคริปก่อน

2. Walk in Admission

2.1. Apply directly at Office of the Dean, 1st floor, International College, The Professor Dr. Suchart Upatham Building, before 10 August 2011.

Application fee is 200 Baht.

2.2. Summit the application form and documents to buuic(at)buu.ac.th

3. Apply by mail

3.1. Please post your application and all documents to Office of the Dean, International College, The Professor Dr. Suchart Upatham Building, Burapha University, 169 Longhad Bangsaen, Thambon Saensuk, Amphur Muang, Chonburi, 20131 Thailand.

4. Application fee is non refundable.

Announcement for qualified candidate

Name of the candidate who is accepted to study at International College will be announced 5 days after the college has received his/her application at http://buuic.buu.ac.th

Entrance Registration

See the announcement of qualified candidate.

Academic Calendar

10 August 2011 Fall Semester begins

Tuition Fees

Total cost of four-year full time enrollment = 490,000 Baht. The fee includes books, and Intensive English course (120 hrs.), Internet use, additional English courses, library access, computer facilities, selected study visit, student activities for student development and accident insurance. Non-degree seeking students can register for courses individually at 4,000 baht/credit hour.

 Central Library (36) – Picture above
 Computer Center (37) – Picture belowThis is where you can get your university password.  All campus universities require you to log in before you can use the computer.
Confucius Institute at Burapha University (80) – Picture above
Faculty of Fine Arts – Picture Below
 Faculty of Humanities and Social Science – Picture Above
 Faculty of Nursing – Picture Below
Faculty of Political Science and Law
 Faculty of Public Health – Picture Above
 Graduate School of Commerce -Picture Below
 Graduate Student Housing  – Picture Below
 Aquarium (2) – Picture Below
 Main Entrance – Picture Below

 QS1(42) – Picture Below This building is between the Main Library and the Burapaha International College and  has a large cafeteria and ATM machines for three different banks in the front.
 President’s Office (15) – Picture Below

 Faculty of Allied Health Sciences (6) – Picture Below

50th Anniversary Burapha University Building (25) below

The front of the 50th Anniversary Burapha University Building is the site for the outdoor graduation pictures and the university Christmas party.

Online Resources About Burapha University

Burapha University Official Website


Burapaha University on Wikipedia


Bangsaen: United Place Apartments

Bangsaen: Nearby Shopping and Traveling

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Ava Café at Burupha University International College

The number of dining choices at Burapha University in Bangsean, Thailand has increased dramatically with the introduction of Ava Café housed in the Burupha University International College building.  Ava Café does have a coffee house but offers so much more.  The café also has a full selection of Gelatos.  The café has a Thai style noodle area.  The café has Thai style cafeteria food.  In addition, the café has Thai style steak.  Pop Chick fried chicken is available.  Western food can be made to order.  The aesthetics of the café are fantastic.  The décor is  modern and tasteful.  Light from the windows floods the café and is reflected by the fine white linen and sandy wood tables to give the place an airy atmosphere.  The café seats fifty patrons comfortably.  There is a VIP area for teachers.  The service is excellent.  Anyone looking for dining a cut above the other dining areas at Burapha University should seriously consider dining at Ava Café.  The management can be contacted at:

Ava Café@ BUUIC.

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