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From sports star to coach
Tue, 17 May 2022 04:09:00 +0700

The significance of the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games for Thai athletes varies from person to person. For Thai-American Trecia Roberts, a former national 100m hurdles star-turned-coach, it launched her dream to have Thai athletics represented at the Olympics -- a tribute to the nation her mother is from.

5,238 new Covid cases, 40 more deaths
Mon, 16 May 2022 15:20:00 +0700

The country registered 5,238 more Covid-19 cases and 40 new fatalities during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Monday morning.

Spraying deemed 'pointless' against Covid
Sat, 14 May 2022 17:37:00 +0700

SHANGHAI: Leaving a fine mist of disinfectant in their wake, China’s hazmat-clad health workers are cleaning homes, roads, parcels and even people — but more than two years into the pandemic, experts say it is a futile measure against Covid-19.

Prinn faces new indecency charge
Sat, 14 May 2022 16:02:00 +0700

Police say they will summon the embattled former deputy leader of the Democrat Party, Prinn Panitchpakdi, to acknowledge a charge of indecent exposure next week.

6,736 new Covid cases, 54 more deaths
Sat, 14 May 2022 12:30:00 +0700

The country registered 54 more Covid-19 fatalities and 6,736 new cases during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Saturday morning.

Prayut meets with overseas Thais, shrugs off political concerns
Sat, 14 May 2022 06:00:00 +0700

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha disregarded calls for him to step down and said he is doing what's best for the country, in comments made on Thursday to overseas Thais during his visit to the United States.

BoT continues to ease forex regulations
Fri, 13 May 2022 10:06:00 +0700

The Bank of Thailand (BoT) is persevering in its commitment to relax foreign exchange regulations as part of its development of a new foreign exchange ecosystem to stabilise the exchange rate in the longer term.

Climate-smart rice farming a win-win
Fri, 13 May 2022 06:23:00 +0700

Sawanee Phorang, a 44-year-old farmer from Suphan Buri's Doem Bang Nang Buat district, recently changed her traditional rice farming practice by adopting laser land levelling (LLL), an innovative technology she claims has completely transformed her way of life.

Biden makes $150m commitment to Asean leaders
Fri, 13 May 2022 06:10:00 +0700

WASHINGTON: United States President Joe Biden opened a gathering of Southeast Asian leaders with a promise to spend $150 million on their infrastructure, security, pandemic preparedness and other efforts aimed at countering the influence of rival China.

'We're open for business'
Fri, 13 May 2022 06:05:00 +0700

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will use the Asean-US Special Summit in Washington, DC which is set to end later on Friday, to tell the world that Thailand is ready to welcome international travellers back with open arms.

Travel News

South Korea to add international flights, ease quarantine for overseas arrivals
Sun, 15 May 2022 16:44:00 +0700

SEOUL: South Korea plans to add 230 international flights per week in June and ease mandatory quarantrine rules on overseas entrants as Covid-19 conditions have been contained while the country has returned to normalcy.

Similan, Surin, Lanta parks to close for regeneration
Sun, 15 May 2022 16:07:00 +0700

Mu Ko Similan, Mu Ko Surin and Mu Ko Lanta national parks will close on Monday in an annual tradition to let nature rehabilitate itself during the monsoon season.

Hong Kong looks to boost tourism with new campaign
Fri, 13 May 2022 04:00:00 +0700

As the fifth wave of Covid-19 fades and life returns to normal, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) recently unveiled a revitalisation strategy to highlight Hong Kong's fresh views and open the door to travellers.

Cool white
Fri, 13 May 2022 04:00:00 +0700

Following its debut at Meliá Koh Samui in 2020, Spanish hospitality brand Meliá Hotels & Resorts opened Meliá Phuket Mai Khao last December, and, as you may already be aware, Meliá Chiang Mai opened its doors last month. I checked into Meliá Phuket Mai Khao for a quick getaway on an idyllic beach.

Myanmar junta to reopen borders to tourists
Thu, 12 May 2022 16:44:00 +0700

Myanmar's junta will allow tourists to apply for visas after a break of more than two years, state media said Thursday, sparking calls by an activist group for foreign travellers to stay away.

Global tourism recovering, but not back to pre-pandemic levels
Thu, 12 May 2022 15:45:00 +0700

PARIS: Global tourism is roaring back to life despite Covid travel headaches and the effects of the war in Ukraine, but it has yet to return to its pre-pandemic health.

Thai AirAsia seeks solid recovery plan
Thu, 12 May 2022 04:58:00 +0700

Thailand should draw up a long-term recovery plan for tourism as part of the national agenda instead of waiting for organic growth as the travel market remains stagnant, with lower demand than in previous years, according to the executive chairman of Thai AirAsia.

So close yet worlds apart
Thu, 12 May 2022 04:00:00 +0700

The gentle winds cooled the summer heat as I sat on the bank of the Nakhon Chai Si River, taking in a beautiful view of the waterside hamlet and lush landscapes of the small town of Sam Phran in Nakhon Pathom province. It's only a 90-minute drive from the hustle and bustle of downtown Bangkok in order to breathe in some fresh air on the weekend.

Anantara Bophut Koh Samui gets new suites
Thu, 12 May 2022 04:00:00 +0700

Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort recently unveiled new pool suites in time for the return of travellers to Koh Samui.

Proud Group to open water park in Phuket next week
Wed, 11 May 2022 04:00:00 +0700

Proud Group, a property arm of the Liptapanlop family, is scheduled to hold a soft opening of its Andamanda leisure entertainment complex and water park in Phuket next week, one year behind schedule due to the pandemic.

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