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Bullion rallies but risks remain
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 06:21:00 +0700

Gold prices have been riding a high as the pandemic and geopolitical uncertainties linger, with anticipation of a bullion rally reaching US$2,000 per ounce looming on the horizon.

Agencies told to find ways to mitigate dam impact
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 06:00:00 +0700

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon has urged authorities concerned to discuss and find ways to mitigate the possible environmental impact from the Sanakham Dam project in Laos in the upcoming scheduled public hearings.

Education ministry to push for full school opening
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 05:00:00 +0700

The Ministry of Education will this week ask the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) to allow 4,500 schools nationwide to open fully.

'Boss' case may be revived
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 04:00:00 +0700

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed the independent panel examining the 2012 hit-and-run case against Red Bull scion Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya to see whether it can be revived, despite it being officially closed after the prosecutors decided not to arraign him on a charge of reckless driving causing death.

Second body of capsized ferry found, 3 still missing
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 19:16:00 +0700

KOH SAMUI: Another body of a crewmember of the ferry sunk off this resort island was found on Monday, leaving three more who were still missing in rough seas and strong currents that obstructed the search operation.

CAAT lifts entry ban on select foreigners
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 17:58:00 +0700

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has lifted an entry ban on four groups of foreign nationals, in line with the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration's (CCSA) easing of Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Curfew in Melbourne as global virus cases top 18m: Virus update
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:45:00 +0700

MELBOURNE: Australia's second-largest city started a six-week curfew and the Philippine capital was ordered back into lockdown, as the number of global coronavirus cases on Monday topped 18 million.

3 new Covid imports, but 10 weeks since last local transmission
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:15:00 +0700

Thailand on Monday reported three new imported coronavirus cases, for an accumulated total of 3,320. The death toll remained at 58.

Storm Sinlaku pounds North, Northeast
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:27:00 +0700

Chiang Mai and Loei provinces took a pounding from storm Sinlaku as it moved into Thailand, with heavy rain and flash-flood warnings still in force until at least Tuesday.

Report card on Prayut 2.0 regime
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 05:44:00 +0700

It's been a little over a year since the Prayut 2.0 government took over. For those who voted for the Palang Pracharath Party in the hope that stability would ensue, that appears to have been wishful thinking, as the coronavirus pandemic and sporadic domestic political protests have shown.

Travel News

Taking tourism forward
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 04:00:00 +0700

The pandemic is no excuse to not move forward. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is joining hands with 40 public and private agencies as well as academic institutes in a project, the Rural Tourism Awards, aimed at promoting and upgrading community tourism in the Kingdom.

Europe's fading night trains win reprieve
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:45:00 +0700

PARIS: It was one of the quintessential European travel experiences.

Green recovery
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 04:00:00 +0700

The streets of the city have roared back to life, rush hours are a thing once more and the busyness of Bangkok has returned. On one hand, it's great that everything seems to be coming back to normal.

Airlines face a long path to recovery
Thu, 30 Jul 2020 12:39:00 +0700

A major industry poll of professionals from across the global aviation industry reached a consensus that widespread recovery of the industry could be up to three years away.

House of history in Songkhla
Thu, 30 Jul 2020 04:00:00 +0700

Panya Phoonsin, 50, has a passion for collecting old items. An engineer, he also loves history. His century-old house on Nakhon Nok Street in the old town of Songkhla is now open as a private museum to display his favourite collections. He calls it "238 Inspiration House".

Get on your bike in Rayong
Thu, 30 Jul 2020 04:00:00 +0700

The Tourism Authority of Thailand will organise the "Happy Bike Rai Covid" programme in Rayong on Saturday and Sunday.

Where the lotus blossoms
Thu, 30 Jul 2020 04:00:00 +0700

At the front end of a long wooden boat, I stood up to appreciate the full view of the natural world around me. There weren't as many lotus blossoms to be seen as in my previous visits years ago but the peaceful marshland was still full of life. A variety of plants and animals were still celebrating the life-giving rain that had stopped just a few minutes ago. It's hard to believe that in 2016 this...

Vietnam closes Danang airport after virus outbreak
Tue, 28 Jul 2020 10:11:00 +0700

HANOI: Vietnam has suspended all flights to and from Danang for 15 days after at least 14 cases of the novel coronavirus were detected in the city, the government said on Tuesday.

Travel back in time
Sun, 26 Jul 2020 04:00:00 +0700

Nestled in Kanchanaburi, Mallika City 1905 AD has isolated itself from the outside world and exists in a 19th-century time warp, in which all 300 staff members dress in period costume and play the roles of farmers, vendors, artisans and villagers to simulate the old Siamese lifestyle along the Chao Phraya River.

Heaven and hotel
Fri, 24 Jul 2020 04:00:00 +0700

"Heaven, I'm in heaven." You can technically sing this line from the song Cheek To Cheek, originally sung in the 1935 film Top Hat, during your stay at InterContinental Phuket Resort.

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