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Pridiyathorn woos regional firms with tax breaks
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:00:00 +0700

SINGAPORE: The government launched a charm offensive targeting 300 top regional business leaders here on Wednesday saying tax incentives that would make Thailand an attractive location for a regional headquarters will be announced within a month.

New DNA test result out today
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:00:00 +0700

The result of a DNA test on the son of a village head who was accused of possible involvement in the Koh Tao murders will be known today, as police warned they could take action under the Computer Crime Act if damaging speculation about the case persists.

Thailand, Cambodia to boost tourism
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:04:00 +0700

Thailand and Cambodia agreed on Thursday to a joint cooperation plan on tourism, but Preah Vihear temple was left out of the loop.

A day in photos
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:38:00 +0700

In today's photo gallery, we feature students singing, a homeless man caring for his two young daughters, soldiers training and a white whale swimming with her calf.

FPO cuts GDP growth outlook to 1.4%
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:34:00 +0700

The Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) has cut its economic-growth projections for 2014 to 1.4%, down from the earlier forecast of 2%, due to slowing exports.

String of deadly train-car collisions spurs rail crossing upgrades
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:27:00 +0700

Another day, another train-car collision.

Home mortgages
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:12:00 +0700

Certain banks in Thailand are offering home mortgages, but this is offered through their overseas branches and it is not done in the country. Watch the video to learn more about the regulations and requirements.

DNA swab taken from Koh Tao leader's son
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:49:00 +0700

A DNA sample was taken from the son of an influential local leader on Koh Tao on Thursday and the result of comparisons with samples collected from a murdered British tourist were expected within 24 hours, police said.

Sriracha Tiger Zoo
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:00:00 +0700

The Sriracha Tiger Zoo, situated on the outskirts of Bangkok amd Pattaya, enables up close and personal experiences with tigers unlike many other places. The zoo also claims to have the largest tiger population in the world.

PM to push temple as tourist draw
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:00:00 +0700

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is expected to discuss with his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen the possibility of developing the Preah Vihear Temple as a joint tourist destination.

Travel News

Qatar adds Bangkok to A380 flights
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:34:00 +0700

Qatar Airways plans to become the third airline to fly the A380 jet to Bangkok after rival Emirates and home carrier Thai Airways International.

BA eyes new routes to Myanmar
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:30:00 +0700

Chiang Mai - Fresh from launching two routes to Myanmar from its newly established hub in Chiang Mai this week, Bangkok Airways is casting a keen eye on two more cities.

THAI cancels some Chiang Mai flights
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:30:00 +0700

Thai Airways International will cancel some flights to Chiang Mai and reschedule other services on its northern route for the safety of passengers during the Loy Krathong festival.

Narita to open low-cost terminal
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:50:00 +0700

CHIBA — Narita airport near Tokyo will open Terminal 3 as an exclusive facility for low-cost carriers on April 8, the airport's operator said Thursday.

THAI resumes Luang Prabang flights
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:51:00 +0700

Thai Airways International has relaunched a direct flight between Bangkok and Luang Prabang.

Loy Krathong in the Central Region
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:00:00 +0700

One of Thailand's most popular festivals, Loy Krathong, falls on the Full Moon of the 12th lunar month, which this year is on Nov 6. Here are some celebrations in the Central Region.

State of the art
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:00:00 +0700

If you are getting bored with shopping arcades, theme parks, Buddhist temples or other attractions in Bangkok, art galleries might be a viable alternative.

Thailand makes expat top 10
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:00:00 +0700

Thailand has been listed in the top 10 destinations for a balanced expat lifestyle in 2014, according to the seventh annual Expat Explorer survey by HSBC.

A view from the top
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:00:00 +0700

Free-falling at 3,600m, you are spellbound. Your head stops forming ideas. Your body goes numb. Fear dissipates. You find yourself riding on clouds. The roar of the wind that unfurls your body against gravity goes silent.

Chilled out Dan Sai days on the back of a bike
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:00:00 +0700

At 6am on the streets of Loei's Dan Sai district the air is fresh and few cars disturb the morning calm. It's the perfect time for biking.

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