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Subdued defiance as Navalny laid to rest
Fri, 01 Mar 2024 22:03:00 +0700

MOSCOW - Standing under grey skies holding red and white bouquets, Russians queued patiently along pavements leading towards opposition politician Alexei Navalny’s funeral on Friday, two weeks after his death in a Siberian penal colony.

Surrogacy to be legalised for foreigners
Fri, 01 Mar 2024 17:57:00 +0700

Authorities are preparing to change the surrogacy law to welcome foreign couples to have surrogate babies in Thailand, according to the Department of Health Service Support.

Phuket couple apologise for beach steps incident
Fri, 01 Mar 2024 16:46:00 +0700

A Swiss man who allegedly kicked a woman for sitting on the steps near his Phuket villa, and his Thai wife who berated her, apologised on Friday for their actions.

Your horoscope for Mar 1-7
Fri, 01 Mar 2024 15:56:00 +0700

Your spot-on horoscope for work, money and relationship from Guru by the Bangkok Post's famously accurate fortune teller. Let's see how you will fare this week and beyond.

Srettha maps air hub goal as Songkran festival nears
Fri, 01 Mar 2024 06:03:00 +0700

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has set an ambitious goal to make Thailand a regional aviation centre and one of the world's five largest cargo distribution hubs.

PM pushes South plans
Fri, 01 Mar 2024 05:54:00 +0700

The government has vowed to develop and promote the three southernmost provinces into tourist attractions for global travellers and to ramp up investments across the deep South.

Beach steps bust-up leads to charges
Thu, 29 Feb 2024 20:23:00 +0700

PHUKET: Police have determined that the steps to a luxurious seaside villa in Thalang district were actually built on public land, after the property’s owners were reported for assaulting a woman they claimed was “trespassing”.

Australia-bound heroin worth B21m seized
Thu, 29 Feb 2024 16:16:00 +0700

About 21 million baht worth of heroin has been seized from two Australia-bound parcels of moisturising cream tubes at the Suvarnabhumi airport mail centre.

Thailand upgraded in global freedom survey
Thu, 29 Feb 2024 14:58:00 +0700

Thailand has been upgraded to “partly free” from “not free” in an annual survey by the US advocacy group Freedom House, despite its observation that the winner of the 2023 election was prevented from forming a government.

Immigration Bureau refutes Indonesian woman's entry denial claims
Thu, 29 Feb 2024 12:45:00 +0700

The Immigration Bureau has dismissed allegations made by an Indonesian woman who claimed that she and her husband were denied entry into Thailand for their honeymoon due to a cash requirement.

Travel News

Floral fantasy, food galore, dancing fountains and more at Wynn Palace
Thu, 13 Jul 2023 18:09:00 +0700

Located in the Cotai zone of Macau, Wynn Palace, the younger sister property to Macau's first Las Vegas-style resort Wynn Macau, puts on a really big show from the moment guests arrive to the moment they leave to ensure a truly memorable stay.

Timeless heritage meets modern luxury
Thu, 13 Jul 2023 16:29:00 +0700

It is rare that in “new” countries like Singapore one gets to stay in a building with a rich heritage.

The Eastern & Oriental Express returns to Southeast Asia
Thu, 13 Jul 2023 13:24:00 +0700

The Eastern & Oriental Express is back on the rails in Southeast Asia after a long hiatus.

Collect NFTs to unlock special travel deals
Thu, 13 Jul 2023 10:49:00 +0700

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has launched the 3rd season of the Amazing Thailand NFTs project. Thai and foreign tourists can collect virtual art items at tourist attractions and landmarks throughout Thailand between July 20 and Aug 31, to use for privileges and special discounts until Dec 31.

A vanishing heritage
Mon, 10 Jul 2023 09:47:00 +0700

If it were not for a handful of visitors, the Chao Mae Thap Thim Shrine would completely vanish. Flanked by metal sheet fences, a narrow alley leads to the remnants of age-old communities. An entrance is adorned with red lanterns. A facade is painted with mythological figures. A roof is embellished with tile dolls. The smell of burning incense wafts through the open gate. Inside, deities are...

Heal your soul in luxury at Varana Hotel Krabi
Fri, 07 Jul 2023 05:00:00 +0700

In the South, environmentally conscious vacationers can spend a weekend staying at Varana Hotel Krabi's minimalist but elegant rooms to sate their wanderlust. Focusing on sustainable living, this brand-new luxury hotel crafts a wonderful wellcation experience for those searching for both mental and physical renewal.

Casetify opens first global flagship store in Osaka
Thu, 06 Jul 2023 15:10:00 +0700

Casetify, a Hong Kong brand best known for smartphone cases and accessories, aims to open more stores with its flagship standalone in Osaka, Japan being the latest. It also happens to be the brand's first global flagship standalone store.

Tracing ancestry
Thu, 06 Jul 2023 06:08:00 +0700

With Thailand serving as a significant commercial hub for centuries, Chinese merchants played a key role in bridging cultural linkages through marine trade prior to the establishment of diplomatic ties between Thailand and China in 1975. To celebrate the 48th anniversary of this milestone, Life explores Bangkok's early communities to learn more about our ancestry.

Centara launches exciting Isan offers
Thu, 06 Jul 2023 06:08:00 +0700

Centara Hotels & Resorts launches Love Isaan offers valid for a limited time at three hotels in the northeastern region.

Banyan Tree Krabi
Thu, 06 Jul 2023 06:08:00 +0700

Normally after the rush of high season, few would dare go out and brave the rain. But it can be a good time to make a journey to the southwest. Despite thick cloud and patchy drizzle, I found peace at a remote seaside resort. Only a 40-minute drive from the airport, Banyan Tree Krabi offers soul-searching experience unlike any other.

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