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Change for the better in tribute to our beloved King
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:36:00 +0700

The late King Bhumibol Adulyadej ascended to the throne in 1946 and was crowned as Rama IX in 1950, becoming the world’s longest-reigning monarch in 2016. Throughout his 70-year reign, he introduced great changes to his country with the ultimate goal to better the lives of his people regardless of their race, religion and socioeconomic status.

Performing for King Bhumibol
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:26:00 +0700

Student and professional artists are striving to be at their best when they perform traditional nang yai and khon in their final farewell to the late King. - Jetjaras Na Ranong and Karnjana Karnjanatawe

Air force repeats drone warning
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 06:14:00 +0700

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has urged the public to inform the air force if they find anyone operating drones during the royal cremation ceremonies this week.

Central Plains brace for severe floods
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 05:13:00 +0700

Communities living along the Chao Phraya River in Central Plains areas are suffering as run-off from the river continues to rise.

Visitors flock to flower tunnel
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 04:30:00 +0700

Locals, volunteers, and vendors joined hands to turn 400 metres of the road along the Pak Klong Talad flower market into a spectacular "Flowers for Father" exhibition, to pay final respects to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Ratchanok claims Superseries victory
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 04:30:00 +0700

Just a few days from the royal funeral ceremony for the beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej, an inspired Ratchanok Intanon claimed her first Superseries title in 18 months, winning the Denmark Open.

Government denies giving temple purge order
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 04:30:00 +0700

The government did not issue an instruction to Buddhist temples to destroy non-Buddhist sacred objects, including statues or images of Hindu gods, said government spokesman Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd.

Anupong caught napping over speed guns
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 04:30:00 +0700

For quite a few people in the three restive southernmost provinces, Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda is best remembered for the fraudulent handheld GT200 bomb detectors and the 350 million baht surveillance air ship which rarely flew, but most of the time sat wastefully at a hangar in a military camp in Pattani's Nong Chik district.

A pyramid scam waiting to topple
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 04:30:00 +0700

Thais came to know about Ponzi scams back in 1997 after more than 10,000 people were duped out of billions baht in a high-profile oil investment scam, orchestrated by Chamoi Tipso, aka Mae Chamoi, and her accomplices.

Q3 earnings may offer SET uptick
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 04:30:00 +0700

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) index is expected to trade in a range of 1,680 to 1,730 points this month, with a possible upside coming from target price upgrades following an announcement of third-quarter earnings, says Tisco Securities.

Travel News

The seeds of a quiet revolution
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:04:00 +0700

Coffee is among the significant cash crops that the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej used to fight against Thailand's poverty and narcotics trade. The story began from a few coffee plants he found in a remote village on Doi Inthanon.

Floral Tribute to King Bhumibol
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:04:00 +0700

From Oct 21-28, the Miracle of Life Foundation, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and residents of Pak Klong Talat Community will host the "Flowers For Father" floral display along Chak Phet Road in Phra Nakhon district, Bangkok. The event is aimed at expressing their gratitude towards King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Where nature grows
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:04:00 +0700

Bicycles for rent are placed not far from the entrance gate of the royally-initiated Laem Phak Bia Environmental Research and Development Project in Phetchaburi's Ban Laem district. At the other side of the gate are souvenir outlets with a big signboard displaying the words Lan Pholuang in Thai and "Ban Laem Products Market" in English.

Thai aviation boost
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:04:00 +0700

The airline business will jump ahead next year after the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) removed Thailand's red-flag status on safety concerns, according to the Kasikorn Research Centre.

Following history's trail
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:04:00 +0700

During the Ayutthaya Period, Queen Suriyothai was killed while trying to defend her husband King Maha Chakkraphat during a battle with invading Burmese forces.

Famed Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo to be moved next year
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:46:00 +0700

TOKYO: The Tokyo metropolitan government said Monday it has set the time for relocating the operations of the Tsukiji fish market to the nearby Toyosu waterfront area at between September and October 2018.

Japan travel firm to open 10 more robot-staffed hotels
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:34:00 +0700

TOKYO: Japanese travel company HIS Co said on Monday it will open 10 more hotels staffed by robots in Tokyo, Fukuoka, Osaka and Kyoto by March 2019.

Tourist hotels booked up ahead of funeral of revered king
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:48:00 +0700

Hotels in Bangkok's bustling old town, home to the Khao San Road backpacker enclave favoured by foreign tourists, are booked up as Thailand prepares to host the lavish funeral of its revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej next week, the hotel association said on Monday.

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