By any standards, it's been quite a week for Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. On Tuesday, she was given an audience by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. Later this afternoon she will be greeting US President Barack Obama in Bangkok. Later this week it's the Chinese premier. In between all of that she's managed to squeeze in a natter with British PM David Cameron. It certainly sounds a bit more interesting than my week.
Like many of his predecessors President Obama enjoys a game of golf. A "lefty", he is occasionally spotted on the White House putting green practising those awkward six-footers. So it is perhaps appropriate that when he lands today at Don Mueang Airport one of the first things he will see is the Kantarat golf course, which commands a unique setting as it stretches between the two main runways.
Having a golf course in such an unusual location has come in useful on the odd occasion. In the late 1990s, a 747 overshot and ended up on the 14th fairway. Fortunately there were no injuries. The hole was later dubbed "The Qantas Approach".
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