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FFP set to dismiss seven 'cobra' MPs
Sat, 14 Dec 2019 06:11:00 +0700

The Future Forward Party (FFP) is planning to axe seven renegade MPs on Monday for their votes against the party during a House session.

Soaring baht deals blow to Phuket tourism
Sat, 14 Dec 2019 06:11:00 +0700

The economy of Phuket is entering a period of recession. Despite a 4% rise in visitor numbers this year, revenue from tourism is falling, according to research conducted by Prince of Songkla University's Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism.

Brexit now certain but new challenges loom for UK
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 20:14:00 +0700

LONDON: Britain was speeding toward Brexit on Friday after Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a crushing election victory, ending three years of uncertainty since the country decided to leave the European Union bloc.

Premchai bailed, tagged, released
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 17:17:00 +0700

KANCHANABURI: Italian-Thai Development president Premchai Karnasutra and two co-defendants were granted conditional bail by the Supreme Court on Friday after an overnight stay in Thong Pha Phum prison.

Thanathorn calls on supporters to rally in Bangkok
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 15:40:00 +0700

Future Forward leader Thanathorn Juangruangruangkit has "invited" the party's supporters to rally in Pathumwan district of Bangkok on Saturday evening and demand "justice".

Unesco lists Nuad Thai as an 'intangible cultural heritage'
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 15:02:00 +0700

Unesco has listed traditional Thai massage, Nuad Thai, on its prestigious World Heritage list.

TEST YOURSELF: That song stuck in your head
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 13:35:00 +0700

Love them or hate them, some songs just get stuck in your brain

Premchai in convict clothing, awaits court's bail decision
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 11:02:00 +0700

KANCHANABURI: Construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta arrived at Thong Pha Phum Court in prison clothing on Friday morning to await the Supreme Court's bail decision on his poaching conviction.

Fishermen vow 10,000-strong rally
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 10:11:00 +0700

Fishing groups from 22 coastal provinces on Thursday vowed to gather in Bangkok for a mass rally to pressure the government into relaxing laws and regulations they say are threatening their livelihoods.

EC plans to petition for FFP's dissolution
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 09:29:00 +0700

The Election Commission (EC) is drawing up a petition asking the Constitutional Court to disband the Future Forward Party (FFP) over a loan case and expects to submit it to the court shortly, an EC source said.

Travel News

Walking streets to open Sunday in Bangkok
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 19:03:00 +0700

The walking street campaign to encourage more spending and boost tourism will start on Sunday in Bangkok before expanding to all provinces the following week.

Chinese owner ready to revive Thomas Cook
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 17:56:00 +0700

Thomas Cook is set to be relaunched by its Chinese owner, who plans to use the 178-year-old British tour operator’s brand on a travel platform targeting European customers.

Volcano disaster puts spotlight on NZ adventure tourism
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 11:45:00 +0700

WELLINGTON: Adventure tourism is a key part of New Zealand's international appeal but the White Island volcano eruption is a tragic reminder that such activities carry genuine risk that must be better explained to travellers, experts say.

Our little corner of the world
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 04:01:00 +0700

Located about 2km from the 400-year-old Krue Se Mosque in Pattani's Muang district, Barahom is a low-profile seaside community that opened its doors to tourists on travel packages only last year.

Terminal opening
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 04:01:00 +0700

U-Tapao Rayong-Pattaya International Airport has officially opened Terminal 2.

Villa Maxima
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 04:01:00 +0700

This two-bedroom northern-style teakwood house is located within the same compound as the home of its owner Chayasiri Vichayarak who, together with her late husband Wichai Pitakworrarat, restored an old riverside mansion and converted it into the highly acclaimed hotel Praya Palazzo a decade ago. For a couple of years now, Chayasiri has let go of the Bangkok property. This small-scale pet project...

Thon Buri Palace open to the public
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 04:01:00 +0700

Once a year Thon Buri Palace, the former royal residence of King Taksin the Great, is open for the public to visit without the need to apply for permission. That special time of year is here again.

Fresh calls for bridge to Samui
Wed, 11 Dec 2019 10:11:00 +0700

SURAT THANI: Local tourism and health figures are calling for the construction of a bridge to link Koh Samui with the mainland, in a bid to boost tourism and speed up hospital transfers from the island.

Bike trail being built around Angkor park
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 14:59:00 +0700

Cambodia is constructing a 23-kilometre bicycle trail around the Angkor Archaeological Park to provide safety for cyclists and help reduce traffic congestion on main roads.

Thailand tipped to become Chinese cruise hotspot
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 12:15:00 +0700

LONDON: The world’s biggest cruise-ports operator is looking to expand in Southeast Asia, a budding hotspot for Chinese voyagers that could eventually rival the Caribbean and Mediterranean.

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