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PM boosts indigo products on Italy fashion tour
Sun, 19 May 2024 08:02:00 +0700

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has offered leading Italian ateliers Thai indigenous indigo-dyed fabric as material for producing high-end fashion as the government looks to ramp up fashion commerce and trade exchanges with Italy.

Ministries to promote film spots
Sun, 19 May 2024 06:35:00 +0700

The Tourism and Sports Ministry has joined hands with the Culture Ministry to promote Thailand's film locations in a bid to achieve 7.5 billion baht in earnings from foreign film companies choosing to shoot their films in the country this year.

Push to sell old rice raises questions
Sun, 19 May 2024 05:53:00 +0700

Critics have slammed the government's plan to sell decade-old rice, accusing it of attempting to whitewash the loss-ridden rice-pledging scheme of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra's administration.

Court may suspend PM pending ethics ruling
Sun, 19 May 2024 05:37:00 +0700

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin may face suspension from duty if the Constitutional Court accepts a petition from a group of senators accusing him of violating a code of ethics over the appointment of a PM's Office Minister.

Ukraine struggles to hold eastern front
Sat, 18 May 2024 21:30:00 +0700

DONETSK REGION, Ukraine - For Ukrainian gun commander Oleksandr Kozachenko, the long-awaited US ammunition can’t come fast enough as he and his comrades struggle to hold off relentless Russian attacks.

Rights group decries ‘swap mart’ for dissidents
Sat, 18 May 2024 15:08:00 +0700

Thai authorities are assisting neighbouring governments to take unlawful actions against refugees and dissidents from abroad, making the country increasingly unsafe for those fleeing persecution, Human Rights Watch says in a report released this week.

SET makes another attempt to clear 1,400 hurdle
Sat, 18 May 2024 10:03:00 +0700

Thai shares continued to move sideways up, with the SET index struggling to clear 1,380 points (the next hurdle will be 1,400) throughout the past week, causing the market to stay rangebound.

Maybe it’s time to move on
Sat, 18 May 2024 09:56:00 +0700

The recent cabinet reshuffle, dubbed Srettha 1/1, has left three loyal veterans of the ruling Pheu Thai Party out in the cold.

Phuket set for infrastructure upgrades
Sat, 18 May 2024 06:26:00 +0700

The government has announced its development plan to upgrade Phuket's transportation infrastructure, including a new monorail system connecting the airport and Phuket Town.

SCB launches AI banking service
Sat, 18 May 2024 06:17:00 +0700

Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) has introduced banking services equipped with artificial intelligence (AI), aimed at expanding digital loans while improving control over non-performing loans.

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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