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83 Bangkok pubs shuttered over safety concerns
Sat, 06 Aug 2022 17:24:00 +0700

Bangkok governor Chadchart Sittipunt has ordered all 50 districts in the city to carry out safety checks at entertainment venues, following the fatal nightclub fire in Chon Buri and another recent fire incident in the Silom area.

Asean: No Myanmar junta at summits unless peace progress
Sat, 06 Aug 2022 09:24:00 +0700

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia's foreign minister on Saturday said the Southeast Asian regional bloc had decided that Myanmar's ruling generals would remain barred from any of its meetings until they show progress on a peace plan.

Thailand's digital agility hits rock bottom
Sat, 06 Aug 2022 08:22:00 +0700

Thailand has been ranked at the bottom of nine Asia-Pacific markets for digital agility, based on a study commissioned by Workday, a provider of enterprise cloud applications.

Opening hours for entertainment venues to be revised
Sat, 06 Aug 2022 08:00:00 +0700

The Tourism and Sports Minister is planning to propose new opening hours for entertainment venues, allowing them to open until 4am to revitalise tourism sentiment during the upcoming high season.

NRCT develops new breathalyser test based on old diabetes device
Sat, 06 Aug 2022 05:00:00 +0700

The National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) has introduced a prototype of a breathalyser that can detect those infected with Covid-19 with 97% accuracy.

Prayut wants swift pub fire action
Sat, 06 Aug 2022 04:00:00 +0700

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered another investigation into the Chon Buri pub fire that killed 14 people and injured 36 others after an initial probe found the establishment had been illegally altered and operated.

Convicted luxury car importer arrested
Fri, 05 Aug 2022 20:29:00 +0700

Police on Friday arrested a car importer who had jumped bail five years ago after being sentenced for dodging tariffs on imported luxury cars.

Inferno pub illegally built, operated
Fri, 05 Aug 2022 16:04:00 +0700

The pub that burned down early Friday morning, killing 14 people and injuring 38 others, was illegally built and operated.

Fourth monkeypox case found in Bangkok
Fri, 05 Aug 2022 14:26:00 +0700

Thailand's fourth case of monkeypox has been confirmed in Bangkok on Friday. The patient is a woman with a record of visiting entertainment venues popular with foreign tourists.

Fire at Chon Buri pub kills 14, injures 38
Fri, 05 Aug 2022 08:38:00 +0700

CHON BURI: Fourteen people were killed and 38 others were reported injured by a fire at a crowded pub in Sattahip district early Friday morning.

Travel News

Special events for Queen Sirikit's birthday
Thu, 04 Aug 2022 04:00:00 +0700

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has organised a series of special events titled 'Miracle Of The Arts Of The Kingdom' in celebration of the 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit The Queen Mother this month.

Abode of the gods
Thu, 04 Aug 2022 04:00:00 +0700

Cicadas sang a chorus as the forest opened out. I peered into the darkness and traced the distant contour of a monumental religious complex, a remarkable feat of human civilisation. Keyed up with my first visit, I crossed a floating bridge, a soon-to-be-dismantled construction, over a large moat in the midst of lush vegetation. Before dawn, I arrived at Angkor Wat.

Into the sea
Thu, 28 Jul 2022 04:00:00 +0700

As the plane continued its flight to the southern town of Trang, my travel companions and I learned that there was a 70% probability of rain during our trip, so we didn't anticipate spending time on the beach tanning. But as we landed and all we could see was a brilliant blue sky gleaming over the Andaman Sea, it seemed like we had struck lucky.

TAT names 12 dark sky locations
Thu, 28 Jul 2022 04:00:00 +0700

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in collaboration with the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand recently announced 12 locations across Thailand registered as a Dark Sky Park. This is to promote Dark Sky Tourism under the Amazing Dark Sky in Thailand concept.

Le Méridien Bangkok
Thu, 28 Jul 2022 04:00:00 +0700

My primary doubt as I was checking into Le Méridien Bangkok two weeks ago was whether the stay would be worth writing about.

Thai Airways to launch first flights to Saudi Arabia for 32 years in August
Wed, 27 Jul 2022 19:00:00 +0700

After more than three decades of suspension, Thai Airways International will restart commercial flights to Saudi Arabia next month on the back of improving relations between Thailand and the Middle East country.

Thailand, Caribbean 'top best tropic islands' for digital nomads
Wed, 27 Jul 2022 12:38:00 +0700

Thailand’s Koh Phangan is one of the ideal locations for remote working if cost is an issue, according to Zenefits, a human resources software company, which ranked 50 tropical islands against seven factors: population, average temperature, WiFi speed, cost of accommodation, average daily budget, ease of travel to the island from the United States, and things to do and see.

Travellers must complete online declaration before flight to Hong Kong
Mon, 25 Jul 2022 19:47:00 +0700

HONG KONG: All incoming travellers from overseas must complete their Covid-19 health declaration online from Thursday before flying into Hong Kong under a new requirement by the government to speed up processing at the airport.

Your well-being, your way
Fri, 22 Jul 2022 04:00:00 +0700

Over the last two years, self-care and well-being have become buzzwords in our collective zeitgeist like they never have before. And if you're looking for a practical kick-start -- yours truly included -- you may want to consider Banyan Tree Veya Phuket, the new well-being resort by the world's leading hospitality group Banyan Tree Group. It is an intimate pocket of 23-villa resort dedicated to...

Hua Hin mayor plans tower atop mountain
Thu, 21 Jul 2022 17:57:00 +0700

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: The mayor of Hua Hin has a dream to build a tower on a mountain as a new tourist attraction.

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