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PM2.5 makes an unwelcome return
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 05:15:00 +0700

Fitness fanatics have been warned that getting their daily dose of training is about to become even more of a challenge and a health risk, with experts predicting a sharp rise in levels of PM2.5 toxic dust.

Foreign funds flock to Asia amid economic recovery
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 04:49:00 +0700

Foreign funds continued to flow into Asian stock markets in January, backed by the economic recovery and China's reopening, according to a Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) briefing on Tuesday.

Markets meant to limit climate change
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 04:40:00 +0700

Attempts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions are not restricted to environmental and technological approaches, as economic instruments are meant to support campaigns against global warming.

Banks strike back at cybercriminals
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 04:34:00 +0700

The local banking industry is developing the technological infrastructure to prevent cybercrime in the hard-hit financial sector, according to an adviser to a key anti-fraud body.

Parties urged to shun populism
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 04:01:00 +0700

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has warned against populist policies being rolled out by political parties to attract voters ahead of the upcoming general election, saying their election pledges could inflict financial burdens on the national budget.

Parents warned: Pot snacks and kids don't mix
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 20:42:00 +0700

A doctor is warning parents to be cautious with cannabis-infused products, after an eight-year-old girl was admitted to hospital after developing a serious adverse reaction to gummy candies containing an extract of the plant.

Latest Covid variant 'not a concern'
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 19:56:00 +0700

The new Omicron subvariant CH.1.1, which has been detected in 67 countries including Thailand, can evade immunity produced by long-acting antibody (LAAB) vaccines but its rate of transmission is low, according to the Department of Medical Sciences says.

Key online gambling suspect to surrender
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 19:47:00 +0700

A key suspect linked to the online gambling website macau888 plans to surrender on Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

Quake death toll passes 5,000 in Turkey and Syria
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 17:45:00 +0700

HATAY, Turkey: Rescuers in Turkey and Syria braved frigid weather, aftershocks and collapsing buildings Tuesday, as they dug for survivors buried by an earthquake that killed more than 5,000 people.

FDA defends vaccine shelf-life extensions
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 16:13:00 +0700

The Food and Drug Administration has said it was following the latest approved safety information when it extended the shelf life of some batches of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to 15 months from nine.

Travel News

Sky-high luxe at the Rosewood Phnom Penh
Sun, 05 Feb 2023 16:25:00 +0700

There is something to be said about countries like Cambodia, which have gone through deep periods of darkness only to emerge from them with grace and the will go on. Covid, be damned or so the busy streets of Phnom Penh would say. And nothing stands in the way of this testament more than the city's first skyscraper, rising 188 metres above the Cambodian capital, where the Rosewood Phnom Penh is...

Month of love destinations
Thu, 02 Feb 2023 16:11:00 +0700

Why celebrate the month of love at home? Now that the world has re-opened, it’s time to spread your wings and love. Instead of one day of romance, take a few days off and head to these locations for lasting memories.

Avios upgrade
Thu, 02 Feb 2023 06:05:00 +0700

Members of Qatar Airways Privilege Club can now collect and spend Avios points at almost 200 outlets at Hamad International Airport in partnership with Qatar Duty Free. In another innovation, passengers at all departure points will be rewarded with Avios points upon check-in which will be credited up to 120 minutes before flight departure.

Winter wonderland
Thu, 02 Feb 2023 05:23:00 +0700

Besides famous cities like Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto, the northernmost prefecture of Japan known as Hokkaido is a top tourist attraction, especially for those who enjoy the chilly winter season and sports. It is known for its volcanoes, natural hot springs and ski areas. There are many renowned ski resorts in Sapporo and around Hokkaido, but Niseko is one of the most popular ones.

Grab sees foreign users surge in Thailand
Wed, 01 Feb 2023 04:54:00 +0700

Super-app Grab reported a 45% surge in foreign users of its ride-hailing service in Thailand between the second and third quarters of last year, reflecting a recovery of tourism in the country.

GO! Hotel Bowin eyes bleisure market
Wed, 01 Feb 2023 04:00:00 +0700

GO! Hotel Bowin, a premium budget hotel in Chon Buri under real estate developer Central Pattana Plc, is now offering full services to both business and leisure visitors, and is targeting fast-growing groups such as staycation travellers, those on a workation, and digital nomads.

The joy of being
Mon, 30 Jan 2023 04:30:00 +0700

The Maldives might seem an unlikely place to go on a spiritual and wellness retreat. Though, when you think of it, the place is made up of atolls, surrounded by water, and water is an essential part of being human.

Chiang Mai ranked safest city in SE Asia
Sun, 29 Jan 2023 16:45:00 +0700

A website has ranked the northern city of Chiang Mai the safest in Southeast Asia - and No 32 in the entire world - according to a government spokesman.

Scenic train routes in Thailand
Fri, 27 Jan 2023 19:03:00 +0700

Trains allow you a slower pace of life, time to look out the windows and enjoy the journey you're on, a front-row seat to different sceneries. Whether you're a train buff or just looking for a new way to explore Thailand, here's a list of the most scenic railway routes and stations, most being destinations in their own right. Of course, they work as pitstops for photogenic content along the way.

So about time – Soho House Bangkok has arrived
Fri, 27 Jan 2023 05:00:00 +0700

The pleasure of seeing a full room of people connecting and having a good time is what drove Nick Jones to open the first Soho House social club on London's Greek Street in 1995.

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