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‘Tawan’ and ‘Bam’ hit the campaign trail
Fri, 24 Mar 2023 21:14:00 +0700

Two young activists who staged a 52-day hunger strike to press for the release of political prisoners and abolition of the lese-majeste law have hit the campaign trail again, asking political parties to take a stand on the sensitive issue.

Thaksin: I'm ready for jail if I come home
Fri, 24 Mar 2023 17:06:00 +0700

TOKYO: Fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra says he is ready to serve his prison term in Thailand provided he is allowed to spend the rest of his life with his family, regardless of the results of the coming election.

Two hospitals to return Chuvit's donations
Fri, 24 Mar 2023 16:40:00 +0700

Two public hospitals have announced that they will return donations of 3 million baht each to whistleblower Chuvit Kamolvisit, who came under fire over the source of the money.

Your horoscope for Mar 24-30
Fri, 24 Mar 2023 14:55:00 +0700

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

U-tapao expansion likely delayed
Fri, 24 Mar 2023 06:33:00 +0700

U-tapao airport expects a delay to the first phase of its expansion plans as some conditions have not been approved by authorities, with the carrying capacity reduced to less than 12 million passengers in the initial stages, says U-Tapao International Aviation Company (UTA).

Plan in place to safeguard votes abroad as poll nears
Fri, 24 Mar 2023 06:24:00 +0700

The Foreign Affairs Ministry is gearing up for advance voting by Thai citizens abroad, with a system to be introduced to monitor the voting in real time.

Industries uneasy over banking crisis
Fri, 24 Mar 2023 05:38:00 +0700

Domestic car and motorcycle sales may bear the brunt if Thai financial institutions are affected by the risk of failed banks in the US and Europe, says the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).

UTN introduces its economic specialists
Fri, 24 Mar 2023 05:13:00 +0700

The United Thai Nation Party (UTN) has introduced its new economic team tasked with spurring economic development and growth.

PM 'sure' of UTN's chances
Fri, 24 Mar 2023 04:01:00 +0700

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has downplayed speculation that the United Thai Nation (UTN) Party will be excluded from the government coalition following the next general election, which is set to take place in May.

Police defend delayed response to Phetchaburi gunman
Thu, 23 Mar 2023 19:04:00 +0700

Police delayed their response for 14 hours before killing a gunman in Phetchaburi because he was not an “active shooter” targeting people at random, according to a deputy national police chief.

Travel News

A land of giants
Thu, 23 Mar 2023 05:00:00 +0700

As our car wound through the Khotcha-anajak project, also known as the Elephant Kingdom, one of my friends gestured enthusiastically out the window and her eyes twinkled with delight like a child when she spotted elephants ambling about seeking food in a green meadow.

Ice Magic headed to Bangkok
Thu, 23 Mar 2023 05:00:00 +0700

Ice Magic: Fantasy On Ice, presented by Apollo Entertainment Media, is set to cool things down in Bangkok from April 18 to July 16 with sub-zero temperatures for real ice and snow activities. Held at The Market Bangkok, this will be the winter playground's first-ever appearance in Thailand. It also will be the largest pop-up ice and snow attraction ever constructed in the country.

Centara turns 40 this year, reveals 2023 plan
Wed, 22 Mar 2023 14:28:00 +0700

This year is a milestone year for Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator. Centara will celebrate its 40th anniversary, add several new properties to its global portfolio and pursue sustainable growth in a bid to become one of the world’s leading hospitality companies five years from now.

Samui's Cape Fahn Hotel partners with Virtuoso
Thu, 16 Mar 2023 05:55:00 +0700

Cape Fahn Hotel, Private Islands, Koh Samui recently announced its new partnership with Virtuoso Australia/New Zealand Region, a global network of travel advisers who work with top destinations and a vetted portfolio of the best travel brands globally. This now opens the door to travellers across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and beyond who seek quality and value at select holiday destinations...

The Soul Luxury Wellness and Mindfulness Resort
Thu, 16 Mar 2023 05:55:00 +0700

The Sun came out and shone brightly as we approached the newly opened Soul Luxury Wellness and Mindfulness Resort in Saraburi, however, chilly breezes were blowing in gusts to keep us cool.

Flying high
Sat, 11 Mar 2023 13:06:00 +0700

April is sneaking up on us fast and soon it will be time for the annual Thai holiday season. To ensure you get the best in airfares, Emirates is hosting a travel fair until March 12 at the Fashion Hall in Siam Paragon.

Disaster to destination: Fukushima snow wows tourists
Thu, 09 Mar 2023 15:19:00 +0700

FUKUSHIMA, Japan: Tourist Benjamin Tuffy’s family spent their winter holidays in picture-perfect snow in Japan. But they weren’t at the country’s famed ski resorts in Hokkaido or Nagano — they picked Fukushima.

TAT anticipates 6m European visitors
Thu, 09 Mar 2023 05:10:00 +0700

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) expects 6 million tourists from Europe this year, roughly 80% of the pre-pandemic total, generating more than 420 billion baht as part of total revenue of 1.5 trillion baht by year-end.

Special deals at Somewhere Koh Sichang
Thu, 09 Mar 2023 04:00:00 +0700

Somewhere Hotel, Koh Sichang, the first boutique hotel from Cape & Kantary Hotels, launches the Escape package offering special hotel promotions for booking and stays from now until Oct 31.

An image of Nan
Thu, 09 Mar 2023 04:00:00 +0700

In the northern town of Nan last week, in 35°C midday heat, a colourful procession of villagers wearing distinctive ethnic attire made its way to Wat Phra That Chae Haeng down a lengthy staircase, aside which a pair of naga sculptures stood like guardians. A number of classic wood litters carried replicas of a gold, bell-shaped pagoda as well as various Buddhist offerings such as Lanna-style...

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