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Thousands join picnic-style rally against coup
Fri, 27 Nov 2020 21:11:00 +0700

Pro-democracy demonstrators transformed the busy Lat Phrao intersection into a giant picnic area on Friday evening as they rallied to pledge their opposition to military coups.

Quarantine in Thailand: The good, the bad and the boring
Fri, 27 Nov 2020 19:12:00 +0700

At eight in the morning, the doorbell rings and a familiar voice announces that my breakfast is ready. Like every morning in the past nine days, I open the door to find no one in sight — just a plastic container of food on a small table.

Thailand signs deal with AstraZeneca for Covid vaccine
Fri, 27 Nov 2020 18:14:00 +0700

Thailand has signed an advance agreement with AstraZeneca to secure a supply of its Covid-19 vaccine and for local production with technology from the British-Swedish firm.

19 more Covid-19 cases
Fri, 27 Nov 2020 12:14:00 +0700

Nineteen new cases of Covid-19 infection were reported on Friday, all quarantined arrivals and 14 of them Thais, raising the total to 3,961.

FTI demands tougher currency measures to save exports
Fri, 27 Nov 2020 08:01:00 +0700

Thailand must check the runaway gain in its currency as it makes it harder for exporters to compete in the global market, according to the Federation of Thai Industries.

SRT signs 5 projects worth B40bn
Fri, 27 Nov 2020 05:00:00 +0700

The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) on Thursday signed five more contracts, worth about 40 billion baht, for work on the Thai-Chinese high-speed railway project between Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat).

Tourism prospects opaque
Fri, 27 Nov 2020 04:16:00 +0700

The tourism sector may have to wait until 2022 to see "normal" revenue, described as 80% of the pre-pandemic level, as major markets are reluctant to ease travel measures unless there is distribution of a successful vaccine, says the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).

Prawit sets out river stance
Fri, 27 Nov 2020 04:00:00 +0700

Thailand says it supports sustainable development along the Mekong River with fewer boundary impacts to make sure that no one is left behind and all should gain equal benefits from the international river's natural resources, says Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon who delivered the statement during a meeting of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Council.

Covid-19 vaccine purchase contract to be signed Friday
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 16:59:00 +0700

A forward contract to acquire a Covid-19 vaccine that can be produced locally will be signed on Friday, marking the next step forward in the battle against the virus, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Thursday.

TEST YOURSELF: Not just 'tall, light and skinny'
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 15:46:00 +0700

A Hong Kong model is promoting all skin tones and sizes

Travel News

Into the outdoors
Fri, 27 Nov 2020 04:00:00 +0700

Getting back to nature is always a great idea, yet sometimes it seems to be a trade off for modern conveniences. Thanks to the rise of camping sites across the nation that come well-equipped with amenities, we can have the best of both worlds. Bring out the adventurer in you while delighting in modern comforts. This may be the perfect time to explore Thailand's abundant nature. Here's where to...

First trickle of tourists in October as curbs ease
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 14:22:00 +0700

A total of 1,201 foreign tourists were reported in October after a ban in April aimed at averting coronavirus outbreaks, as the country gradually opens up to a select number of visitors to help its struggling, tourism-reliant economy.

Guidelines for global vaccine distribution
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 13:01:00 +0700

Guidelines to ensure that the air cargo industry is ready to support the large-scale handling, transport and distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine are in place according to the International Air Transport Association.

Hipsters unite
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 08:10:00 +0700

The pictures of people kayaking and paddle boarding along Klong Ong Ang were still vivid in my memory. The activity was organised in the middle of this month to promote the canal makeover as well as Klong Ong Ang Walking Street. The photos triggered me to visit the site to see if the canal's water was clean enough for people to kayak or if I could find anyone doing so during my visit last...

The Bayview Hotel, Pattaya
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 05:00:00 +0700

This property in Central Pattaya is one of five Sukosol hotels, three of which are in the resort city and the other two in Bangkok. It has 260 rooms and suites.

Koh Lanta bridge on the cards
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 05:00:00 +0700

The Department of Rural Roads plans to build a 1.95km suspended bridge connecting Ban Hua Hin to Koh Lanta in Krabi.

Honouring a legend
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 04:00:00 +0700

It's that time of year again, and Kanchanaburi's River Khwai Bridge Week is back, starting this Friday and continuing until Dec 6.

Qantas to require Covid vaccine on international flights
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 12:45:00 +0700

SYDNEY: International travellers will need to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to fly with Australia's Qantas, the company has said, the first major airline to suggest that such rules could become common across the industry.

Travel fair woos foreign residents
Fri, 20 Nov 2020 18:19:00 +0700

The Tourism Authority of Thailand launched its ‘Expat Festive Deal 2020’ event last week that will take place at the EmQuartier shopping mall Bangkok from 1000 to 2100, 20 to 22 November.

THAI confirms winter schedule
Fri, 20 Nov 2020 18:00:00 +0700

Thai Airways International has released details of its winter flight schedule, valid from 1 January to 27 March 2021.

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