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Myanmar junta leader to attend Asean summit
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:33:00 +0700

Gen Min Aung Hlaing, Myanmar's junta leader, will attend an Asean summit in Jakarta where representatives of the bloc are expected to discuss Myanmar's situation, according to Thailand's Foreign Ministry.

Global Covid deaths top 3 million
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 17:11:00 +0700

The global Covid-19 death toll passed three million on Saturday as the pandemic continues to speed up despite vaccination campaigns, leading countries like India to impose new lockdowns to fight spiralling infection numbers.

Songkran road death toll at 277
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 17:01:00 +0700

A total of 277 people were killed and 2,357 injured in more than 2,300 road accidents during the Songkran holiday this year, according to official data.

Two Covid deaths, 1,547 new cases
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 12:59:00 +0700

Two more deaths and 1,547 new Covid-19 cases were reported on Saturday, bringing the totals to 99 fatalities and 40,585 cases.

Council hints at layoffs
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 08:50:00 +0700

The Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT) estimates the industry's unemployment rate in the second quarter could reach between 2-2.5 million as reopening plans might be delayed if the government cannot flatten the virus curve within a month.

Govt shelves harsh action
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 07:00:00 +0700

The government on Friday strengthened Covid-19 control measures with a special focus on 18 "highest risk" provinces -- but decided against drastic measures like lockdowns and curfews.

Phuket sandbox timeline to be reset
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 04:33:00 +0700

The Tourism and Sports Ministry needs to reset the timeline for the Phuket sandbox because the province may not have enough vaccine doses following the new nationwide spread of the virus.

No curfew, gatherings banned for 2 weeks
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 17:46:00 +0700

Authorities have decided against a curfew but schools will be closed while large gatherings and other high-risk activities will be suspended for two weeks from Sunday to control the fast-spreading new Covid-19 outbreak.

Day 6: 29 deaths, 310 injuries
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:52:00 +0700

Twenty-nine people died and 310 injured in 313 road accidents on Thursday, the sixth day of the seven-day Songkran road safety campaign.

Uni project aims to help communities
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0700

Elderly care does not only provide health checks and guidelines on self-care to senior citizens but it also improves safety and convenience in the environment they are living in.

Travel News

Wellness just for you
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 04:00:00 +0700

A simple Google search of wellness programmes or retreats will have you bombarded with countless results. It's not at all difficult to book wellness treatments around Bangkok or in the provinces if you feel like doing a healthy getaway. But the numerous options out there can be overwhelming, and unless you take the time to also research what these treatments are, you might end up signing for...

Trouble in paradise
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 04:00:00 +0700

It has been a bad year for tourism and a boom in the travel and hospitality sector would no doubt be good for the economy. However, it could also be a nightmare for people living and working amid the flux of transient tourists. It wasn't that long ago that we saw media reports of tourist misbehaviour from carving names on ancient Egyptian bas reliefs to chasing geishas down the streets in Kyoto....

A sacred day cruise
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 04:00:00 +0700

The seated Buddha image of Phra Buddha Trai Rattananayok, also known as Phra To or Luang Pho To, is majestic. The statue is housed in a vihara (prayer hall) at Wat Kanlayanamit in Thon Buri on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River.

Loei marks Ton Dokmai Festival
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 04:00:00 +0700

In Loei, the Hae Ton Dokmai Festival will be organised at Wat Sri Pho Chai in tambon Sang Pha, Na Haeo district this month.

New archaeological centre in Udon Thani
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 04:00:00 +0700

The Fine Arts Department (FAD) will open Ban Chiang Archaeological Research Centre in Udon Thani.

Narita airport starts facial recognition trial run for faster travel
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 14:06:00 +0700

TOKYO: Narita airport, near Tokyo, started on Tuesday trialing the use of facial recognition for international travellers, with no need to show passports or flight tickets after check-in.

Green dream features atomic superyacht
Sat, 10 Apr 2021 18:00:00 +0700

SINGAPORE: A nuclear-powered ship full of scientists, activists and billionaires, sailing the world and examining the state of the oceans. That’s the dream of entrepreneur Aaron Olivera, who believes the novel vessel will help raise environmental awareness.

Seaside staycation
Fri, 09 Apr 2021 04:00:00 +0700

With no shortage of comfort, a stay at the seafront retreat of Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa is as uplifting as ice cream on a hot summer's day. Having just celebrated five years of being in operation, the resort continues to soar in popularity among families despite the pandemic. Solo vacationers and couples will also have an experience that is as sublime as the experience had by the kids doing...

Silavadee Pool Spa Resort, Koh Samui
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 04:00:00 +0700

Standing on the tranquil Laem Nan beach, Silavadee Pool Spa Resort on Koh Samui has long been a popular holiday getaway for local and foreign vacationers and honeymooners to indulge in the romantic ambience and have fun doing a wide range of leisure activities.

Take a trip to Japan, no passport required
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 04:00:00 +0700

Omotenashi, loosely translated as Japanese hospitality, is one of the impressions that always captures the hearts of visitors to Japan.

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