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MPs urged to opt for direct CDA election
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 05:44:00 +0700

Legislators are being urged by a civil group to vote for a charter draft that embraces the direct election of Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA) members to prevent political influence in the drafting process.

A legend reduced to rubble
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 05:00:00 +0700

The Si Sao Thewes residence, also known as Ban Si Sao and the long-time home of former prime minister Gen Prem Tinsulanonda, is being demolished.

Phuket 'a patient in coma': governor
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 04:50:00 +0700

Phuket's governor on Monday asked all stakeholders to help restore its economy as quickly as possible after figures show the province has lost more than 400 billion baht since the outbreak of Covid-19.

Rally leaders face charges
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 04:00:00 +0700

Two police complaints have been filed against student protest leaders -- which include an accusation of lese majeste -- after the weekend protest at Sanam Luang, according to the assistant commissioner of the national police force.

No new virus cases, but preparations against possible second wave
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 13:25:33 +0700

The government reported on Monday that there were no new coronavirus cases and the total remained at 3,506, with 59 deaths.

Legendary Si Sao Thewes residence being demolished
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 12:53:00 +0700

Si Sao Thewes residence, the long-time home of the late Gen Prem Tinsulanonda, a former prime minister, statesman and president of the Privy Council, is being demolished, according to military sources.

Protesters' new democracy plaque removed overnight
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 10:08:00 +0700

The new plaque symbolising democracy that was installed on Sunday morning by protesters of the United Front of Thammasat and Demonstration at Sanam Luang has been removed overnight.

How small businesses can survive today’s uncertainty
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 06:51:00 +0700

All kinds of businesses in every industry are suffering the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and the uncertainty it has brought upon our economy. At a time when even many larger businesses are barely managing to stay afloat, what will be the fate of small and medium businesses?

Special visa provisions prompt TAT inquiries
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 06:30:00 +0700

The special tourist visa (STV) scheme is starting to gain momentum as overseas offices under the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) report high interest from tour agents.

Tourists face arrest, jail for overstaying
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 05:30:00 +0700

More than 150,000 foreign nationals need to have their tourist visas renewed by Sept 26 or face a charge of overstaying, warned Pol Col Pakpong Sai-ubol, deputy spokesman of the Immigration Bureau.

Travel News

Japan opens museum memorialising Fukushima nuclear disaster
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 18:43:00 +0700

FUKUSHIMA, Japan: A museum that archives and exhibits items related to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster opened on Sunday in the northeastern Japan town that hosts the stricken power plant, helping to preserve memories and pass on lessons to future generations.

Khao Yai closed as storm brings down rocks and trees
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 15:28:00 +0700

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Khao Yai National Park in Pak Chong district was temporarily closed to visitors after runoff from tropical storm Noul brought down several rocks and trees on sections of a road leading to the popular tourist site.

Town of peace and tranquility
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 04:00:00 +0700

Living up to its name, Santiburi is a slice of peace and quiet on the secluded 300m stretch of Mae Nam Beach in Koh Samui.

Destination: Wellness
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 04:00:00 +0700

Built around a cave temple that once served as a meditative retreat for Buddhist monks, Kamalaya Koh Samui manages to top many other wellness retreats that I have been to. This is largely because its focus isn't only to provide you with a peaceful sanctuary that is an escape from the rest of the world but also to help you find a deeper understanding of yourself. The thoughtfully prepared food,...

Covid-19: Call to sing off the same hymn sheet
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 12:37:00 +0700

The European Tourism Manifesto Alliance, the voice of the European travel and tourism sector, calls on member states to urgently agree on harmonised travel restrictions and ensure swift implementation to help the sector survive this unprecedented crisis.

Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 04:00:00 +0700

There are not many places where ultimate luxury becomes one with the wilderness. This resort nestled on a forest-covered hillside on the bank of the winding Ruak River that separates Thailand from Myanmar, not far from the point where the waterway reaches the larger Mekong, is one of the rare few. Despite its location on the northern border, the property is ­convenient to reach from Bangkok. And...

A tranquil paradise
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 04:00:00 +0700

Calm waves slowly reach Ao Khao beach on Koh Mak, a tiny island in Trat. The water was warm and crystal clear. A school of little fish swam near the shore while a sea bird stood on the shoreline waiting for its opportunity. Just then in the blink of an eye, it dipped its head into the water and successfully caught its prey and flew away.

New speedboat service
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 04:00:00 +0700

A speedboat service between Koh Samui in Surat Thani and Si Chon district in Nakhon Si Thammarat has been launched.

Great outdoors calling? Then get out to Bitec
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 04:00:00 +0700

If you're a golfer, a scuba diver or an addict of outdoor activities hunting for new gear, it's wise to wait until next month when the Thailand Golf & Dive Expo and the Traveller Expo take place.

Singaporeans to get vouchers to boost domestic tourism
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 15:21:00 +0700

SINGAPORE: From December, all Singaporeans aged 18 years and above will receive S$100 worth of vouchers for local hotel stays, attractions tickets and tours, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) said on Wednesday.

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