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Cabinet approves tax on share sales
Wed, 30 Nov 2022 06:26:00 +0700

The cabinet has approved a financial transaction tax on individual stock investors, ending a four-decade waiver.

Thai digital banking matures
Wed, 30 Nov 2022 06:19:00 +0700

Thai banks score among the best for customer retention on mobile banking, alongside counterparts in the US, China, India and the UK, according to a global survey by Deloitte Consulting.

'Pinky' denies duping anyone as Forex trial begins
Wed, 30 Nov 2022 06:13:00 +0700

Actress Savika "Pinky" Chaiyadej and her mother on Tuesday told the Criminal Court they had never persuaded or duped anyone into investing in the Forex-3D Ponzi scheme.

Luxury homes raided in triad probe
Wed, 30 Nov 2022 04:00:00 +0700

Police raided 11 locations across Greater Bangkok on Tuesday, including a luxury housing project in the Lasalle area of Samut Prakan, where most units were found to have been purchased through a nominee with suspected links to a Chinese crime syndicate under investigation, according to a police source.

Ganja-smoking shops are illegal, ministry warns
Tue, 29 Nov 2022 18:05:00 +0700

Pot-smoking shops are illegal now that the Ministry of Public Health's announcement declaring the flowers of marijuana plants to be a herb requiring strict control has taken effect, the ministry warned on Tuesday.

Man angered by noise admits firing shots at school
Tue, 29 Nov 2022 14:53:00 +0700

A man facing a charge of attempted murder after 18 gunshots were fired into a primary school's grounds on Sunday has allegedly explained that he was angered by the daily noise from the school’s morning activities. There were no injuries.

More red-shirt leaders join Pheu Thai ranks
Tue, 29 Nov 2022 06:14:00 +0700

Two former leaders of the now-dissolved United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) have officially joined the Pheu Thai Party.

Govt to mull more stimuli for New Year
Tue, 29 Nov 2022 06:00:00 +0700

The Finance Ministry will on Tuesday submit to the cabinet for consideration a series of economic stimulus packages to boost consumer spending during the New Year period, a ministry source said.

Tourist arrivals set to slow next year
Tue, 29 Nov 2022 05:11:00 +0700

The tourism sector might be challenged by a slow market in the second quarter next year as there will be no more pent-up demand which fuelled the market this year, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).

Weed shops to provide smoke spots
Tue, 29 Nov 2022 05:00:00 +0700

Cannabis sellers on Khao San Road will be told they must operate their own smoking places to help keep the local environment free of the pungent smell of marijuana. The newly built Plantopia zone is one such venue that will allow cannabis sales and smoking for visitors.

Travel News

Koh Larn plans 'charter' for visitors
Tue, 29 Nov 2022 06:11:00 +0700

Residents of Koh Larn, a popular tourist island off Pattaya, are preparing to draft a set of rules called the "Koh Lan charter" for visitors and businesses to ensure that their way of life and the tourism industry can go hand-in-hand.

Park to be tabled for World Heritage status
Tue, 29 Nov 2022 05:55:00 +0700

Thailand's World Heritage Convention Committee, led by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon, is gathering details for an application for Udon Thani's Phu Phra Bat Historical Park for consideration as a Unesco World Heritage site.

Stylish stays at Meliá Chiang Mai, the third Meliá in Thailand
Mon, 28 Nov 2022 20:24:00 +0700

Spanish hospitality brand Meliá has gone up North to open Meliá Chiang Mai, its third Thai property following Meliá Koh Samui and Meliá Phuket Mai Khao. If no one tells you that Meliá Chiang Mai stands where the Pornping Tower Hotel stood, I bet you would think that it has been built from the ground up. Look at the before and after photos, you may agree with me that the transformation is very...

From past to present
Thu, 24 Nov 2022 04:00:00 +0700

On a Saturday morning, I strolled through a maze of narrow lanes in quest of a simple brunch at Bang Namphueng Floating Market, located in the Thai-Mon community of Bang Krachao. This was my second visit in two years and this time it was merely a stopover on my way to Samut Prakan.

Mercure debuts in Rayong
Thu, 24 Nov 2022 04:00:00 +0700

Mercure debuts the initial phase of its new resort in Rayong. Located on the eastern seaboard, Mercure Rayong Lomtalay Villas and Resort is set to become one of the region's trendiest beach resorts. Guests can now experience the resort's beachside offerings, including 51 rooms, suites and villas, as well as a pool-bar, restaurant, meeting room and spa facilities.

Most visitors to Luang Prabang now use China-Laos Railway
Wed, 23 Nov 2022 13:21:00 +0700

VIENTIANE: As tourists return to Laos in large numbers, over 85% of those heading to northern Laos' Luang Prabang province are using the China-Laos Railway.

Centara Anda Dhevi Resort & Spa Krabi reopens
Mon, 21 Nov 2022 18:47:00 +0700

Reopened on Nov 15, Centara Anda Dhevi Resort & Spa Krabi is welcoming back guests with "The Place To Be" offer, which includes saving and perks.

Illuminating the past
Thu, 17 Nov 2022 04:00:00 +0700

Last Saturday, Bangkok's sky was illuminated by a series of grandiose firework displays to mark the start of the 16-night Vijit Chao Phraya festival to promote Thailand's tourism during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) 2022 summit.

AirAsia rolls out best price campaign
Thu, 17 Nov 2022 04:00:00 +0700

AirAsia Super App is rolling out the Best Price Guarantee campaign, promising customers who can find a cheaper offer elsewhere a refund for the price difference. With this, customers no longer need to spend time comparing prices -- all they need is the AirAsia Super App best price guarantee.

Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort
Thu, 17 Nov 2022 04:00:00 +0700

A sandy path of the Shore Walk materialises in front of the Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort during low tide and the Sun reflects on the Andaman Sea waves, creating a mesmerising backdrop. Visitors can take advantage of this opportunity to explore the marine environment surrounding the tranquil Kamala Beach, while watching the locals demonstrate their fishing prowess.

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