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5-year visas coming up?

Tourism Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul on Tuesday said that she would bring up the issue of long term visas to immigration and security agencies’ notice. Long term visas was again brought up by the Minister for Tourism Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul on Tuesday, a matter which has been in discussions for quite a while. While countries in the […]

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Bangkok bus service to get private operators

Government mulls revoking the legislation of 1983 which granted Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) the sole right to operate bus services in the city. The cabinet, on Tuesday passed a resolution, that in effect, will revamp the public road transport service in Bangkok. The resolution will allow private bus operators to start services in the […]

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Bangkok beats London to become world’s top travel destination

In a ranking announced by global technology company MasterCard, Bangkok pulls down London to become the most popular travel destination of 2016. Bangkok, capital of the second largest economy in ASEAN is named the world’s most popular choice among travelers. Despite a coup by the ruling Junta in 2014 and recent extreme attacks on the […]

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Phuket turns digital hub

At the ‘Startup Thailand and Digital Thailand 2016’ event held in Phuket, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said the island province of Phuket will be made into a startup hub as well as a smart city. The government commits itself to turning Phuket into a startup businesses hub as well as a smart city. The plan […]

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58th Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair: Market stays hopeful

At the eve of the 58th Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair, hopes are up for Thailand’s Gems and Jewelry market which forecasts a growth of 10 percent in exports this year.  Opening the fair, Commerce Minister Apiradi Tantraporn said that the gems and jewellery exports are expected to reach $7.9 billion this year, marking a […]

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PM orders MRTA to meet Purple Line target

The Purple Line recently launched, connecting Nonthaburi to Bangkok, has failed to meet its target of 70,000 commuters a day, following which Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) to attract more commuters to the rail line. Major General Sansern Kaewkamnerd, spokesperson for the government explained that the […]

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Zombie Books: A case of clearly evolved bookstore

So, RCA is famous for its loud and lively entertainment corners with party music booming out of most corners. Clearly, a calm and quiet bookstore in the area seems contradictory to the idea. Hence, Zombie Books. Meet the new kid on the block, which is more than an array of book racks.  Featuring a gallery, […]

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‘Go Bike’ motorcycle taxi app launched in Bangkok

Go Bike, an app for motorcycle taxi and parcel delivery services has been launched in the city. The mobile application which can be availed from Google PlayStore and other app stores will now allow smartphone users in the city who are traveling or out by themselves to be picked up by motorcycle taxies. Previously, apps […]

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THAI to reboot direct flights to US by 2017

Thai Airways International (THAI) will fly direct international flights to the US from next year, a relaunch after continuous Los Angeles flights were ditched from service quite sometime ago following losses incurred to the company. The United Nations have imposed a ban on THAI and the service will be rebooted only if the ban is […]

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Techsauce summit sees green light for entrepreneurs in Bangkok

Techsauce summit, a conference hosted by Techsauce media this weekend in Bangkok saw scores of youngsters including entrepreneurs and investors. The summit is being held at Centara Grand at Centralworld this weekend, 23rd & 24th July. With forums including Why Thailand needs crowdfunding and Everything you should know to enter Indonesia market, the conference means to […]

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