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Srettha urges arms deals delay
Tue, 03 Oct 2023 05:22:00 +0700

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has asked the armed forces to delay their arms procurement plans for the 2024 fiscal year so the government can spend its budget to help those who are most in need, sources said.

PM meets Bank of Thailand chief after shock rate hike
Mon, 02 Oct 2023 15:26:00 +0700

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin said his meeting with central bank governor Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput at Government House on Monday discussed economics and finance.

Thai Airways flights from China almost full after visa waiver
Mon, 02 Oct 2023 15:10:00 +0700

Thai Airways International says flights from China have been over 90% full after Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy temporarily relaxed visa rules for visitors.

Phetchabun 'unprepared' for sudden visitor spike
Mon, 02 Oct 2023 08:26:00 +0700

Phetchabun needs to take urgent action to tackle a sudden surge of visitors after Si Thep Historical Park was listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site on Sept 19, according to officials.

Chinese 'hungry to invest'
Mon, 02 Oct 2023 06:05:00 +0700

Bilateral trade ties with China will continue to deepen but the new government must strive to remain neutral in any US-China conflict, according to the president of the Thai-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (TCCC).

Thai, HK cops eye gangs
Mon, 02 Oct 2023 05:49:00 +0700

Hong kong: Thai police are seeking to bolster cooperation with their counterparts in Hong Kong to combat transnational human trafficking rings.

Thailand braces for week of heavy rain, rising waterways
Sun, 01 Oct 2023 16:42:00 +0700

Heavy rains will be expanding nationwide and the levels of waterways will be rising throughout the first week of this month, government agencies warned on Sunday.

Govt sees B140bn from China tourism after visa waivers
Sun, 01 Oct 2023 14:46:00 +0700

The government expects to attract 2.9 million arrivals and 140 billion baht in revenue from a Chinese tourism boom as a result of a new five-month holiday period visa exemption programme, part of a bid to help strengthen the nation’s wobbly economic recovery.

Arpichya claims surprise golf gold for Thailand
Sun, 01 Oct 2023 14:02:00 +0700

HANGZHOU: World number 206 Arpichaya Yubol claimed an unlikely gold medal in the women's golf at the Asian Games with a two-stroke win on Sunday as India number one Aditi Ashok gave up a seven-shot lead in a disastrous meltdown to settle for silver.

Srettha forced to act as wet weather worsens
Sun, 01 Oct 2023 10:24:00 +0700

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin on Saturday ordered a prompt response to floods now occurring in several provinces in upper Thailand, with the northern run-off from the Yom River expected to trigger more floods in provinces downstream, including Sukhothai and Phitsanulok.

Travel News

Floral fantasy, food galore, dancing fountains and more at Wynn Palace
Thu, 13 Jul 2023 18:09:00 +0700

Located in the Cotai zone of Macau, Wynn Palace, the younger sister property to Macau's first Las Vegas-style resort Wynn Macau, puts on a really big show from the moment guests arrive to the moment they leave to ensure a truly memorable stay.

Timeless heritage meets modern luxury
Thu, 13 Jul 2023 16:29:00 +0700

It is rare that in “new” countries like Singapore one gets to stay in a building with a rich heritage.

The Eastern & Oriental Express returns to Southeast Asia
Thu, 13 Jul 2023 13:24:00 +0700

The Eastern & Oriental Express is back on the rails in Southeast Asia after a long hiatus.

Collect NFTs to unlock special travel deals
Thu, 13 Jul 2023 10:49:00 +0700

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has launched the 3rd season of the Amazing Thailand NFTs project. Thai and foreign tourists can collect virtual art items at tourist attractions and landmarks throughout Thailand between July 20 and Aug 31, to use for privileges and special discounts until Dec 31.

A vanishing heritage
Mon, 10 Jul 2023 09:47:00 +0700

If it were not for a handful of visitors, the Chao Mae Thap Thim Shrine would completely vanish. Flanked by metal sheet fences, a narrow alley leads to the remnants of age-old communities. An entrance is adorned with red lanterns. A facade is painted with mythological figures. A roof is embellished with tile dolls. The smell of burning incense wafts through the open gate. Inside, deities are...

Heal your soul in luxury at Varana Hotel Krabi
Fri, 07 Jul 2023 05:00:00 +0700

In the South, environmentally conscious vacationers can spend a weekend staying at Varana Hotel Krabi's minimalist but elegant rooms to sate their wanderlust. Focusing on sustainable living, this brand-new luxury hotel crafts a wonderful wellcation experience for those searching for both mental and physical renewal.

Casetify opens first global flagship store in Osaka
Thu, 06 Jul 2023 15:10:00 +0700

Casetify, a Hong Kong brand best known for smartphone cases and accessories, aims to open more stores with its flagship standalone in Osaka, Japan being the latest. It also happens to be the brand's first global flagship standalone store.

Tracing ancestry
Thu, 06 Jul 2023 06:08:00 +0700

With Thailand serving as a significant commercial hub for centuries, Chinese merchants played a key role in bridging cultural linkages through marine trade prior to the establishment of diplomatic ties between Thailand and China in 1975. To celebrate the 48th anniversary of this milestone, Life explores Bangkok's early communities to learn more about our ancestry.

Centara launches exciting Isan offers
Thu, 06 Jul 2023 06:08:00 +0700

Centara Hotels & Resorts launches Love Isaan offers valid for a limited time at three hotels in the northeastern region.

Banyan Tree Krabi
Thu, 06 Jul 2023 06:08:00 +0700

Normally after the rush of high season, few would dare go out and brave the rain. But it can be a good time to make a journey to the southwest. Despite thick cloud and patchy drizzle, I found peace at a remote seaside resort. Only a 40-minute drive from the airport, Banyan Tree Krabi offers soul-searching experience unlike any other.

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