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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Giant monitor lizards booted from Lumpini Park

The Bangkok Municipal Administration on Tuesday, removed 40 giant monitor lizards from Lumpini Park, a famous destination of joggers and tourists alike. It’s a common sight in Lumpini Park to see giant monitor lizards out in the open, getting some sun or crawling the pavements. An oasis right in the heart of Bangkok, Lumpini Park […]

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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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No more military trials for civilians

Civilians involved in trials related to national security cases will no longer be required to go to military courts. The junta, on Monday revoked the orders it has passed when it came to power two years ago. The interim charter grants the Junta chief the superior authority in national security and the recent development passed […]

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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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Thailand on Zika alert

It is estimated that more than 1.5 million cases of Zika virus have been reported globally since October 2015. The deadly virus, associated with microcephaly and Guillain-Barrè syndrome has been an international concern since its outbreak in Brazil in April 2015. After spreading through South America and reaching as near as Singapore and Malaysia, the […]

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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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Floods hit the North hard, Mekong rises at Nong Khai

Torrential downpours have caused severe floods in the North, hitting hard especially at Nan triggering landslides in more than 200 villages. Meanwhile, the border town of Nong Khai has been put on alarm following the continuing rise of water in the Mekong river. In Pai district, the residents has sought the assistance of authorities in […]

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NBTC to track all foreign nationals using special SIM cards

Tourists or not, a new plan by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) will require anyone who doesn’t hold a Thai passport to use a special SIM card which will help the authorities to track their locations. The SIM card will be employed to track the owner’s whereabouts at any instant. The plan to […]

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