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Railways, trams to hit fast-track in 2018
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:01:00 +0700

This will be a "strong" year for plans to kick-start provincial public transport systems across the country, with such plans in at least five provinces on the government's radar, says Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning (OTP) chief Chaiwat Thongkamkoon.

Authorities acting fast after disasters sap tourist confidence
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:09:00 +0700

PHUKET: A spate of tourist speedboat accidents that have injured many foreign and Thai passengers has prompted officials to expedite stricter safety measures to allay the fears of prospective tourists who plan to visit popular marine attractions in Krabi and Phuket.

The importance of testing assumptions in the disruptive world
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 05:49:00 +0700

In my previous article, I touched on the downfalls of the comfort zone and how stepping into the discomfort zone is critical in our rapidly changing world. In this article, I will push further into how testing our assumptions through discomfort is important in our disruptive world.

Police boast of anti-trafficking achievements
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 04:35:00 +0700

Thai police boasted several achievements in fighting human trafficking last year, highlighting prosecution against wrongdoers including government officials.

Govt crises 'entirely of own making'
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 04:30:00 +0700

The Pheu Thai Party says the government now faces crises entirely of its own making which threaten its downfall.

Regime 'strays from the path of reform'
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 04:30:00 +0700

Deputy Democrat Party leader Nipit Intarasombat has offered his take on why Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will prefer to be an unelected prime minister after the general election.

Foreign 'Romeos' continue preying on wealthy Thai women
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 04:30:00 +0700

Foreign gangs behind romance scams targeting wealthy Thai women are flourishing, despite intensive efforts to crack down on the crime.

Graftbuster victims have little faith in a just verdict
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 04:30:00 +0700

While the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) is probing Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon over his luxury watch scandal, some politicians once indicted by the anti-graft body for false asset declarations are unconvinced the regime's No.2 man will face the same fate as they did.

Mirror, mirror who's the fairest PM of all?
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 04:30:00 +0700

Bangkok Poll, of the research centre of Bangkok University, reported over the weekend that the popularity rating of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has dropped to 36.8% from the 52.8% recorded in its opinion survey conducted in May last year.

Fear of fallout over baht's rise
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 04:30:00 +0700

The baht's continuous rise is once again the topic of contentious discussions, with businesses operating in the real sector making the most noise.

Travel News

Authorities acting fast after disasters sap tourist confidence
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:09:00 +0700

PHUKET: A spate of tourist speedboat accidents that have injured many foreign and Thai passengers has prompted officials to expedite stricter safety measures to allay the fears of prospective tourists who plan to visit popular marine attractions in Krabi and Phuket.

Lanna's silver temple
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 04:00:00 +0700

Wat Sri Suphan, also known as the Silver Temple, is located on the famous Saturday walking street, Wua Lai Road, in downtown Chiang Mai.

The innocent isle
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 04:00:00 +0700

A country just beginning to realise its tourism potential can be a wonderful place to visit. You can enjoy its natural delights free of the scams and overcrowding associated with more famous destinations that have had their charms tainted by the very industry that first put them on the map.

UK shifts Thai visas to India
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:13:00 +0700

In June this year, United Kingdom Visa & Immigration will relocate its visa decision-making centre for Thai nationals from Bangkok to New Delhi in India.

The restaurant with rooms
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:00:00 +0700

The island of Phuket is no stranger to tourists and, unfortunately, that can be a bad thing in some ways. Beaches can be crowded, neighbourhoods can be loud, and the relaxing, seaside escape from the concrete jungle can actually just become a transfer to a seaside jungle. Despite this, there are still pockets of seclusion and serenity on the island of Phuket, and while some places are really...

The road less travelled
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:00:00 +0700

While mass tourism is overwhelming the highlighted attractions in Nan, small communities hidden on the back roads allow visitors to know the peaceful face of the province.

Flower fair in the capital
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:00:00 +0700

From Feb 2-4, the "NaiLert Flower & Garden Art Fair", one of Thailand's most prestigious floral events, will take place at the Park of Nai Lert in the heart of Bangkok from 9am-8pm.

The stream of history
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:00:00 +0700

A stroll along Klong Khumuang Doem is worth a try for tourists. This area boasts various places with historical, religious and cultural importance.

The long and the short of it
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:00:00 +0700

'Normally, how many kilometres do you bike?" This is one of the questions people often ask me when they learn that I like to cycle. And the most exact answer I could come up with would be: "It depends."

Water lilies in Nongkhai
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:00:00 +0700

Nongkhai has launched Wang Bua Daeng, a reservoir of pink water lilies, as its new attraction.

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