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Vaccination booking fraud details emerge
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 17:48:00 +0700

Corrupt workers who sold Covid vaccination slots at Bang Sue Grand Station slipped up when they registered 2,000 people for inoculation through a gate reserved that day for a few hundred foreigners registered through the Foreign Ministry.

US 'here for Thais in time of need'
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 06:00:00 +0700

The first batch of 1.5 million Pfizer vaccine doses donated by the US is scheduled to arrive in Thailand on Friday under a US government (USG) Covid-19 assistance programme. Michael Heath, ChargeĢ d'Affaires of the US Embassy in Thailand, answered written questions, asking him about US support for Covid-19 vaccine distribution.

Phuket governor orders entire island sealed off
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 04:00:00 +0700

The Phuket governor has ordered the entire island sealed off, with travellers from other provinces not allowed to enter Phuket starting from Aug 3, while the fate of the Phuket Sandbox scheme is yet to be determined.

HM King pardons inmates
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 04:00:00 +0700

More than 200,000 prisoners have been granted a royal pardon on the auspicious occasion of His Majesty the King's 69th birthday on Wednesday, including 35,000 inmates who will be released on parole.

Hi-speed rail work delayed over curbs
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 20:52:00 +0700

The government's ban on moving construction workers during the latest Covid-19 uptick has adversely impacted the progress of the Thai-Chinese high-speed rail project, the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) said on Tuesday.

High infection rate in Samut Sakhon.
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 13:28:00 +0700

SAMUT SAKHON: Another 1,094 coronavirus infections were reported in this dark red-zoned province on Tuesday, as the governor ordered the immediate isolation of symptomatic people who give positive antigen tests, without waiting for hospital tests.

The power of social learning in reskilling at scale
Mon, 26 Jul 2021 06:21:00 +0700

Outside a few specific industries, the last 18 months have been challenging for our businesses and our people. The rapid unlearning and relearning for a situation that changes daily has been hard for everyone.

Almost half of Thais trust social media for Covid info: poll
Sun, 25 Jul 2021 10:10:00 +0700

Medical personnel and other experts provide the most reliable sources of information about the Covid-19 pandemic, but almost half the population trust social media, according to the result of an opinion survey by the Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, or Suan Dusit Poll.

1,000+ cluster at Phetchabun's chicken factory
Sat, 24 Jul 2021 15:27:00 +0700

PHETCHABUN: More than 1,000 coronavirus infections were detected at a chicken processing plant in Bung Sam Phan district of this province. Most of them were Myanmar migrant workers.

Travel News

Ao Phangnga reopens on Sunday
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 04:00:00 +0700

Ao Phangnga National Park in the southern Phangnga province will open some attractions to welcome tourists starting on Aug 1.

Up close and personal
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 04:00:00 +0700

To participate in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics 2020, Life has gathered virtual tours to let you experience Japanese culture, visit iconic tourist attractions and the cities where the Olympics and Paralympics are hosted. Some virtual tours also offer a chance for you to meet admired athletes worldwide while you stay at home.

Samui ferry promotion
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 04:00:00 +0700

Raja Ferry has launched a one price promotion ticket for visitors to travel to both Koh Samui and Koh Phangan in Surat Thani.

'Purified': Japan's hikers return to Mount Fuji
Sun, 25 Jul 2021 11:45:00 +0700

MOUNT FUJI (JAPAN) - For a year, the peak of Japan's iconic Mount Fuji has been off-limits because of coronavirus, but now hikers are flocking back to catch the spectacular sunrise above the clouds.

Hotel investment remains flat
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 04:00:00 +0700

Hotel investment in Asia Pacific remained flat in the first half of 2021 with US$3.7 billion in sales, a decline of 3.7% year-on-year, according to JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group.

Patong to get art displays
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 04:00:00 +0700

The Colourful Phuket campaign will run until the end of this month to welcome tourists to the resort island.

National Museum extends exhibit
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 04:00:00 +0700

The National Museum will extend its current exhibition, "Evolving Civilisation: From Lop Buri To Ayutthaya Periods", to Sept 30.

From mansions to mangrove forests
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 04:00:00 +0700

Like many others, I am not in the mood to travel during the partial lockdown but that will not stop me from exploring. From my computer screen, I can explore various sites in Bangkok and also other parts of the country. This will at least give me an idea of places to add to my itinerary in the future.

Domestic flight bans in force
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 12:48:00 +0700

The ban on domestic passenger flights to or from 13 dark-red zones of maximum and strict Covid-19 control took effect on Wednesday.

Samui quietly reopens to vaccinated foreign travellers
Thu, 15 Jul 2021 12:45:00 +0700

Koh Samui opened to vaccinated foreign tourists on Thursday despite a nationwide surge in Covid-19 cases propelled by the Delta variant.

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