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Pridiyathorn urges bigger focus on trade
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:54:11 +0700

Former deputy prime minister and finance minister MR Pridiyathorn Devakula has launched a bid to boost national trading off the back of infrastructure development plans being pushed by the military regime.

Bidding nears for new bus terminal land site
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:54:00 +0700

Private firms will be invited to place bids, expected next month, for a new plot of land to house the inter-provincial bus terminal that will replace Mor Chit 2 station, Transport Co president Wuthichart Kalyanamitra said Monday.

NCPO hints at review of media curbs
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:54:00 +0700

The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) is expected to review its controversial directive seen to be curbing the media's freedom of expression.

4G delay could cause loss of $4bn
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:54:00 +0700

Analysts are warning that Thailand should brace for a huge opportunity loss in terms of productivity and the economy after the National Committee for Peace and Order (NCPO) suspended fourth-generation (4G) spectrum auctions for one year.

Miss Thailand Universe runner-up lashes back at pageant organisers
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:10:00 +0700

Sunnanipa "Namphet" Krissanasuwan, who was stripped of the third-place title in this year's troubled Miss Universe Thailand pageant, lashed back at event organisers Monday, insisting she did nothing improper and plans to keep her crown.

Embattled taekwondo coach apologises, but won't change methods
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:10:00 +0700

Thailand’s embattled coach of the national taekwondo team apologised over the punishment used against a badly prepared female fighter, but said he would not change his methods.

A day in photos
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:42:00 +0700

In today's photo gallery, we feature a crying beauty pageant, a protesting monk, wasps, Phra Suthep and Bangkok's main bus terminal.

NCPO agrees to review order
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:28:00 +0700

The military will likely bow to journalists' demand and amend its controversial No. 97 announcement.

Tension mounts as Indonesia prepares to announce election winner
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:28:00 +0700

Former general Prabowo Subianto, one of the two candidates in Indonesia's presidential election, has demanded vote counting stop until alleged fraud is investigated and settled.

Radio show to teach taxi drivers English
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:29:00 +0700

The Labour Ministry, FM 91 and Sukhothaithammathirat Open University will launch an English-learning pogramme for taxi drivers to better prepare them for the Asean Economic Community.

Travel News

Thief apologises twice – but keeps the money
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:18:00 +0700

A man whose wallet was stolen last month has received two letters from the suspected robber who wrote: "I'm sorry." The thief didn't send back the 2,000 baht in the wallet, however.

Narita airport to open 'capsule hotel'
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 15:01:00 +0700

CHIBA — A "capsule hotel" targeting passengers of early-morning budget airline flights is scheduled to open Sunday at a car park building adjacent to Narita International Airport's Terminal 2.

Powerful typhoon hits Hainan
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:16:00 +0700

BEIJING — A powerful typhoon killed one person and damaged several houses on the southern Chinese island of Hainan on Friday after claiming 54 lives in the Philippines.

Tour de France Thailand
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 06:03:59 +0700

On July 27, the second Road to Tour de France Thailand, celebrating the Tour de France, will take place on a 100km route in Nakhon Nayok province. The event will be held on the same day as the final round of the famous bicycle race in France.

Vote a wonder city
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 06:03:00 +0700

Bangkok has been voted through the next round of the New7Wonders Cities campaign.

Pushing onward, literally
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 01:10:00 +0700

Mountain bikers in Chon Buri and Rayong are definitely among the happiest cyclists in Thailand. With the many single tracks available in the two eastern provinces, bikers there do not have to ride the same trails every week, as is often the case in other parts of the country.

A day with a million toys
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 01:10:00 +0700

Ayutthaya is famous for its many Unesco World Heritage Sites. It is a city where tourists can ride elephants, take river cruises and sample the local culture and lifestyle. Few visitors to the province, however, are aware that it also boasts a toy museum with more than a million toys from all over the world.

Chumphon’s understated charms
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 01:04:00 +0700

The coffee cherries were ripe, a bright, appetising red. Even from a distance, the scarlet berries stood out clearly on the long, straight branches of Coffea canephora, the botanical name for the species commonly known as Robusta. This type of coffee is widely grown in the South and, according to statistics compiled by the Office of Agricultural Economics, more than half the land devoted to...

Women-only train carriages on Aug 1
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:42:00 +0700

The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) will re-introduce a Lady Car project on Aug 1 to restore the confidence of passengers following a horror murder on a southern train.

I think I'm turning Japanese
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 07:11:00 +0700

Wishing to take a trip to the Land of the Rising Sun? Well, mark your calendar and see what you can learn from the popular Japanese travel fair, which will return to CentralPlaza Grand Rama IX next week.

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