Oriental Bangkok - 2006 edition

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Every Year we update our latest editons and add new material. The harvest for this year's Oriental Bangkok editon was in particular rich. New in the 2006 edition In addition to the fact that almost all pages have been rearragned, the design straightened and new photographs added, the entire book has been re-edited and updated. Totally new are: 1 the Ramayana fan - new picture replacing the old gold logo 9-10 new double page - new pool plus hotel reflection in water: Heavenly tranquillity at The Oriental - a small oasis between the terrace and the main pool. 12-13 - preface - Traveller's Notepad - new arranged, photographs updated. 14-17 Anna - the story of Anna Leonowens and the mentioning of the movie - banned in Thailand - had to be edited 33 new colour picture and new historic picture of old main entrance with garden statue 36 King Chulalongkorn - additional praise; Anna Leonowens - additional information (footnote) 49 New picture: historic dining room (ca 1900-The dining room with the first electric chandeliers and ceiling fans.) 51 trade in Siam - rearranged 52-53 first time published: The Oriental, as it stood between the 1890s and the 1920s.(in colour!) 60-61 Anusor - the famous Oriental lift-boy 62-63 Professor Maxwell Sommerville - rearranged 64-65 The Author's Lounge 66 new postcard from 1911! 69 an original letter from the hotel, ca 1915 70 Dan Sweeney - poster and 4 new historic images, ca 1925 73 Somerset Maugham rearranged 77 colour picture of ship Belgenland added 78-79 Flyer from 1920s (new!); Presenting: A classic Oriental wind chime from 1925 - today a rare collector's item. click here to see a pop-up window: bkkmoh-1920-windchime.jpg 83 Barbara Hutton picture added 85 new - An original menu from 1935 86 The label sports the new name of the country: Thailand 87-89 - new editorial content about the background - declaration of war of Siam against America (from the Carl Fritz memories) 92-93 The Oriental's terrace at breakfast time 94 Breakfast on The Oriental terrace 104 new 1950s garden picture with Embassy Wing 110 new pool square picture 115 Lord Jim's private dining room 118 new colour photograph of the old Embassy Wing (dated: 1973) 120 new Thai cooking school 122 new members of staff added 126 - moments of delight advertising campaign - 3 page boys 135- the Adisorn Lodge 133-153 entire VIP section edited, rearranged and new names added 153 He's a Fan advertising campaign 155 - Epilogue edited and updated ***********************************

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