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Student loses leg after second cross-jab, then dies
Tue, 26 Oct 2021 16:05:00 +0700

A student who developed blood clots after getting her second Covid-19 vaccine shot and her left leg was amputated has since died of a haemorrhagic stroke after brain surgery.

PM backs B100m NYE plan
Tue, 26 Oct 2021 06:00:00 +0700

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has defended the government's plan to spend some 100 million baht to secure K-pop sensation Lalisa "Lisa" Manobal of Blackpink and Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli for the New Year's Eve celebrations.

Thai HR: Moving toward 2022
Mon, 25 Oct 2021 11:00:00 +0700

How must performance management change? How can we build the new combination of skills required at speed and scale? Who can we learn from now? These are three questions on the minds of Thai human resources practitioners.

Moderna shots to arrive in 2 weeks
Sat, 23 Oct 2021 17:06:00 +0700

The first lot of half a million doses of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine will arrive in Thailand in two weeks, raising the question of how they will be allocated between the two buyers.

How Russia built its digital Iron Curtain
Sat, 23 Oct 2021 14:39:00 +0700

Russia’s boldest moves to censor the internet began in the most mundane of ways — with a series of bureaucratic emails and forms.

Chiang Mai field hospital ready for tougher cases
Fri, 22 Oct 2021 18:21:00 +0700

CHIANG MAI: The field hospital in this northern province is adjusting to admit more Covid-19 patients with moderate symptoms instead of only people with no or mild symptoms as local case numbers are on the rise again.

Travel News

Chinatown preserves its past
Thu, 28 Oct 2021 04:00:00 +0700

It became more convenient for local folks and tourists to travel to Bangkok's Chinatown after the Wat Mangkorn MRT station opened in late 2019, giving Charoen Krung Road a sense of urban life.

Thailand reopens: what you need to know
Wed, 27 Oct 2021 15:39:00 +0700

Thailand's once-lucrative tourism sector is a shadow of its former self after months of coronavirus travel restrictions. But on Monday, the kingdom reopens its doors to vaccinated travellers from more than 40 countries.

Which Asia-Pacific countries are re-opening to foreign visitors?
Wed, 27 Oct 2021 15:11:00 +0700

Thailand's re-opening to vaccinated foreign tourists marks a major easing of border controls for Asia, where governments have been far slower to roll back coronavirus travel curbs than in much of the West.

S. Korean tourist locations borrow 'Squid Game' themes as life slowly returns to normal
Wed, 27 Oct 2021 14:25:00 +0700

SEOUL: Local and district governments are rushing to borrow the themes of “Squid Game” to ride on the popularity of the global hit Korean thriller series as they are ready to accommodate visitors in full force when South Korea starts returning to normalcy by lifting virus mitigation restrictions.

Cambodia to re-open to international travellers
Wed, 27 Oct 2021 06:59:00 +0700

Foreign tourists will soon roam Cambodia's ancient Angkor Wat temples once again, after officials on Tuesday flagged a partial reopening to vaccinated travellers.

K-pop star sought for countdown
Wed, 27 Oct 2021 06:39:00 +0700

The Tourism and Sports Ministry plans to send an official invitation to bring K-pop sensation Lalisa "Lisa" Manoban of Blackpink to the New Year celebration in Phuket and kick off the country's new tourism year.

Grand Palace to open up Monday
Wed, 27 Oct 2021 06:22:00 +0700

The Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha inside the same palace grounds will reopen to the public on Nov 1, the Royal Household Bureau announced on Tuesday.

National Museum expands exhibitions
Thu, 21 Oct 2021 05:00:00 +0700

The Department of Fine Arts now invites visitors to more exhibition rooms at the National Museum Bangkok where they can learn more about history and archaeology dating back to the 18th Buddhist century.

Remembering the Dvaravatis
Thu, 21 Oct 2021 05:00:00 +0700

Once a thriving trading hub on the banks of Tha Chin River, the ancient town of Nakhon Pathom is home to a slew of historical ruins and temples reminiscent of pre-historic human settlements and the Dvaravati civilisation.

Walking on 'Air': New York's newest skyscraper attraction
Wed, 20 Oct 2021 07:45:00 +0700

NEW YORK: What does it feel like to hover over 1,000 feet (300 meters) in the air? A new tourist attraction opening in New York this week tries to answer that question.

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