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Qatar, Etihad add Bangkok flights from Middle East
Wed, 27 May 2015 07:15:00 +0700

Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways will increase their flight capacities between the Persian Gulf and Thailand in response to stronger travel demand and fiercer competition.

Thai hearts of gold
Wed, 27 May 2015 06:23:00 +0700

Re: “Migrants’ plight brings out the worst of Thai psyche”, (Opinion, May 22).

Thailand-Japan rail project gets cabinet green light
Wed, 27 May 2015 05:30:00 +0700

The rail development partnership between Thailand and Japan is moving ahead, with the draft of a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) given the go-ahead by the cabinet yesterday.

Thai TV risks forfeit of B1.6bn
Wed, 27 May 2015 05:30:00 +0700

Cash-strapped Thai TV Co risks its letter of guarantee worth 1.6 billion baht being seized by the regulator if it returns two digital channel licences to the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC).

Central, Mall Group lock luxury horns
Wed, 27 May 2015 05:30:00 +0700

Central Group and arch rival The Mall Group are competing head-on with new anchors and aggressive marketing strategies to draw shoppers to their luxury malls.

Tanasak wants migrant burden shared
Wed, 27 May 2015 03:30:00 +0700

Sharing the burden of dealing with the Rohingya migrant crisis with other countries will be among the key issues Thailand will raise at a major regional meeting in Bangkok on Friday.

Media group submits charter changes
Wed, 27 May 2015 03:30:00 +0700

Four media organisations have proposed changes to the draft charter which they say will ensure freedom of the press. 

Panel tackles hospitals on overcharging
Wed, 27 May 2015 03:30:00 +0700

Two options have been proposed as measures to curb alleged overcharging for medicine and medical services at private hospitals, a panel working on the problem said Tuesday. 

Passing the buck won't end evil trade
Wed, 27 May 2015 03:30:00 +0700

When Malaysia and Indonesia ended their policy of pushing Rohingya boat people back to sea last Wednesday, Thailand was hard-pressed to come up with something to avoid being seen as the heartless one in the bunch.

Energy conservation begins at home
Wed, 27 May 2015 03:30:00 +0700

One of the most important policy challenges facing Thailand is how to promote electricity conservation.

Travel News

Food street icon in peril
Wed, 27 May 2015 03:30:00 +0700

Bangkok's most popular food street is being cleared of sellers and diners. Sukhumvit's Soi Santisuk is needed by developers, who already have the plans and blueprints for a condominium. Or, to be a little more exact, yet another condominium building.

‘Art Valley’ to be built in Seoul
Tue, 26 May 2015 21:21:00 +0700

‘Art Valley,’ a district dedicated to promoting culture and art, would be created around Banpo Bridge with a length of 3.7 kilometres, which connects Some Sevit, the artificial islands on the Han River in Seoul, with Seoul Arts Centre.

Trang diving spots to close for four months
Tue, 26 May 2015 13:44:00 +0700

Many islands, diving and snorkeling sites in the southern province of Trang will be closed to tourists from June 1 to Sept 30, the chief of the Hat Chao Mai National Park confirmed on Tuesday.

Singkhorn Pass upgrade celebrated
Sat, 23 May 2015 17:57:00 +0700

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN — Residents and businesspeople from Thailand and Myanmar converged on Singkhorn Pass on Saturday to celebrate its upgrade to a border crossing that will be open seven days a week.

Eiffel Tower reopens after staff walk out
Sat, 23 May 2015 02:45:00 +0700

PARIS - Paris's iconic Eiffel Tower was shut to tourists for several hours on Friday as staff walked off the job to protest a surge in gangs of pickpockets roaming around the monument.

Blooming Lovely
Thu, 21 May 2015 07:14:00 +0700

No trip to the Netherlands is complete without a visit to the tulip fields. And the best place for tulips is Keukenhof, one of the most beautiful spring gardens in the world. It happens that the park, which is located in Lisse, a small village southwest of Amsterdam, is open only from mid-March to mid-May every year. So the good news is you have almost one whole year to plan if you wish to visit...

Fruit and vegetable fair
Thu, 21 May 2015 07:13:00 +0700

The “Good Quality Fruits and Vegetables Fair" will take place at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem Market near Makhawan Rangsan Bridge on Ratchadamnoen Avenue until the end of the month.

Finding dhamma in Yangon
Thu, 21 May 2015 01:30:00 +0700

Although Myanmar has opened itself up to tourism for almost two decades, the old capital city Yangon and its suburbs can still boast largely unexplored Buddhist art and culture.

Disney opens its world's largest retail store in Shanghai
Thu, 21 May 2015 00:30:00 +0700

SHANGHAI - The Walt Disney Co opened its first Chinese retail store on Wednesday, before the launch of its first mainland theme park, as it seeks to sell Mickey Mouse and friends to the Asian giant's middle classes.

Life's a beach
Thu, 21 May 2015 00:30:00 +0700

Because of the nature of my job, I get to stay at many fancy hotels. Alone. And often on weekends when most people spend time with their families. Trust me, there's a huge difference between work and holidays. But during my recent visit to The Sarojin located on the aptly called White Sand Beach near Khao Lak, Phangnga, I had company: my bike.

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