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National Parks moots new ways to deal with rising number of tourists

​The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation is in talks with private players in the tourism sector to resolve issues of overcrowding at parks, most of them ecologically sensitive.  With tourist season on the horizon, the authorities are becoming increasingly alert to find new ways to deal with the increasing number of tourists. […]

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Hostile marine creatures at Phuket, authorities ban swimming

Portuguese man-of-war, also known as blue bottle or floating terror is an aquatic creature found predominantly in the Indian, Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans that is capable of quite a sting.  Beaches of Phuket had an unexpected visitor from the oceans this week. The aquatic creature, originally a siphonophore, has a big gas bladder called […]

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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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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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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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Women’s Journey Thailand to be launched on August 1st

In accordance with Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s 84th birthday on the 12th of August, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is launching Women’s Journey Thailand – a women-centric tourism campaign aimed at women travelers from around the globe. TAT is calling out to women travelers to come explore Thailand in the month of August when they’ll be availed […]

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BKKSR: A Cinema for indies and classics

Bangkok’s cinemas heartily welcome horror, comedy or rom-com flicks that would see masses coming in for a night out or to spend some time with their dear ones. But when the preference changes to less-obvious art-house movies, indie films, documentaries and avant garde productions, it becomes a little less easy to find screening spaces; that is until “BKKSR” […]

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Chiang Mai ranked #2 in the The World’s Best Cities awards

Travel and Leisure announced its World’s Best Awards 2016 and much to our surprise, Chiang Mai has grabbed the #2 spot. While Bangkok slipped through the rankings to be satisfied with 14th place from last year’s #6 spot, Chiang Mai came out the the best Asian city, second only to Charleston, South Carolina. The list of […]

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When Buffaloes become Canvasses

While buffaloes and cattle has long been called canvas for God, artist Maitree Siriborn has literally turned buffaloes to her canvas for a noble cause. Harmless, non-toxic paints were used to color the buffaloes’ body to create awareness about the slump in their numbers. The colorful beings will be featured in an exhibition to be […]

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Fire engulfs Thong lor pub early Tuesday morning

In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, fire  broke down on a pub on Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok. Fortunately, no casualties occurred. Funky Villa, a single storey building on Soi Thong Lor 10 in Watthana district was the pub that literally were on fire.The pub reported the incident around 2 am in the morning according to […]

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