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Thailand’s richest man is building Bangkok’s tallest skyscraper
Thu, 27 Feb 2020 06:24:00 +0700

Thailand’s richest man wants to set another record.

PM takes flak over military residence
Thu, 27 Feb 2020 06:01:00 +0700

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha faces the prospect of being taken to the Constitutional Court over his allegedly unlawful occupation of an army residence.

Operators banking on huge discounts
Thu, 27 Feb 2020 04:07:00 +0700

Outbound tour operators are offering extraordinarily cheap tour packages to South Korea and Japan as a way to cut losses from the coronavirus outbreak amid fears that returnees could carry the virus back home.

Virus panic pushes SET off a ledge
Thu, 27 Feb 2020 04:04:00 +0700

Thailand's benchmark equity index tumbled to its biggest one-day loss since 2014, plunging below 1,400 points as rising local coronavirus infections shattered already fragile investment sentiment.

Don't hide travel history: Govt
Thu, 27 Feb 2020 04:01:00 +0700

The Public Health Ministry is warning people against withholding information to public health officials and suggesting state agencies and companies issue an advisory and/or a temporary ban on visits to Covid-19 affected countries, as it steps up efforts to contain the spread of the virus.

School students join rally trend
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 19:46:00 +0700

High-school students have joined university students in staging pro-democracy protests, led by all-girls Satriwithaya School in Bangkok on Wednesday.

Military cyber war funding 'needs clear answers'
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 17:55:00 +0700

The exposure of budget funding for a cyber war against southern peace activists by the army needs clear answers from Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, a banned Future Forward Party MP said on Wednesday.

Korea infections top 1,200: Virus update
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 17:26:00 +0700

Thailand reported three new cases of coronavirus as mounting cases across the Middle East, Europe and Asia sparked concern the outbreak is widening into a pandemic.

Thailand has 3 new coronavirus cases, urges travel disclosure
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 13:37:00 +0700

Thailand has confirmed three more novel coronavirus cases, taking the country’s total to 40, and authorities criticised one of the patients for denying a trip to Japan and said the country will step up efforts to contain the disease.

New coronavirus patient concealed return from Japan
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 12:14:00 +0700

An elderly man has put 30 staff of B.Care Medical Center in Bangkok's Sai Mai district at risk of contracting the novel coronavirus after denying he had travelled overseas. He later admitted he had travelled to Japan and tested positive for the Covid-19 virus.

Travel News

Celebrate world heritage at Ayutthaya
Thu, 27 Feb 2020 04:01:00 +0700

Lined with ruins of historical palaces and temples, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Historical Park will come back to life and return visitors to its glory days as the "Yor Yos Ying Fah: Ayutthaya World Heritage" fair returns to the ancient capital from March 13-22.

Another day in paradise
Thu, 27 Feb 2020 04:01:00 +0700

'Khon Thai?"

Airport screening to be boosted
Sun, 23 Feb 2020 04:01:00 +0700

The Ministry of Public Health is closely following the rapid outbreak of Covid-19 in Italy where 14 people were found to be infected in one day.

Peaceful spirits
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 04:01:00 +0700

Bali, especially for people like me, is not about following in the footsteps of Eat, Pray, Love. (I am more of an eat, prey, love kinda person). It is much more than a book or a movie. It is a place to relax, unwind and immerse in Balinese culture. To kick off 2020, there would be no better place to take a break from the world than Amandari.

THAI cancels flights due to virus
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 21:07:00 +0700

Thai Airways International will cancel some flights to eight countries this and next months as the coronavirus outbreak has crippled air travel.

Cacha Bed Old Town Hotel Bangkok
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 04:01:00 +0700

The hotel is housed in a building that originally belonged to Prince Krom Luang Pichit Preechakorn, one of King Rama IV's sons and the country's first president of the Supreme Court. The century-old architecture was constructed not long after Charoen Krung Road was completed. It sits near the point where the Sam Yot city gate once stood. This is a convenient and stylish base for those wishing to...

A new dawn
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 04:01:00 +0700

Thai classical music was heard from afar. The pleasant melody was like a welcome message to visitors wandering in the Sukhothai Historical Park in Sukhothai province.

Worth the climb
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 04:01:00 +0700

If you are one of those waiting for the chance to climb Khao Lom Muak, which boasts one of the best views of Prachuap Khiri Khan's coastline, you had better get yourself ready. Wing 53 Air Base, on which the 300m-tall seaside hill is located, will allow the public to do so from tomorrow until March 1, coinciding with the province's annual tourism and Red Cross fairs.

Thai Airways waives change fees on some flights due to virus
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 20:29:00 +0700

Thai Airways International is offering free changes of destination for holders of flight tickets to Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore.

Japanese cancel tours en masse
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 19:01:00 +0700

Thai tourism has been dealt another massive blow after 80% of Japanese tour groups cancelled packages to Thailand, prompting tour operators to urge airlines to reduce flight frequencies as Thais travelling to Japan also dropped by 20%.

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