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This photograph taken on June 20, 2021 and received courtesy of Radchadawan Peungprasopporn via her Facebook account on June 22, 2021 shows an elephant searching for food in the kitchen of her home in Pa La-U, Hua Hin. (Photo by Radchadawan PEUNGPRASOPPORN / FACEBOOK / AFP)

Image of wild elephant poking its head into Hua Hin kitchen becomes a meme

A picture of a wild elephant poking its head into the kitchen of a house, in the Thai resort town of Hua Hin, shared online yesterday (Tuesday), has now become…

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720 more “fancy” lamp posts worth 68 million Baht approved for Samut Prakan

Despite widespread public criticism of inappropriate spending and alleged over-pricing, the Racha Thewa Tambon Administration Organization (TAO) Council, in Bang Phli district of Thailand’s Samut Prakan province, has decided to…

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Loud bang heard, green light seen in Thailand’s North could be a bolide

The mysterious explosive sound and turquoise glow seen and photographed in northern Thailand on Tuesday evening could be a bolide, a kind of very bright meteor, said the National Astronomical…

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Reopening of Phuket and Surat Thani to foreign tourists confirmed for July

Thailand’s cabinet has confirmed that Phuket will reopen to fully vaccinated tourists on July 1st, under the “Phuket Sandbox” project, as planned. Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, in…

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Holding centres set up in Songkhla for asymptomatic COVID-19 cases as hospitals fill up

Two holding centres have been established in Jana and Ranot districts of Thailand’s southern province of Songkhla, to accommodate asymptomatic COVID-19 patients, as hospitals there are reaching capacity. According to…

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Schools in several provinces closed as COVID-19 infections re-emerge

Schools in several of Thailand’s provinces have been ordered to close, just a week after the start of the new school term, as a number of students have been found…

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Samut Sakhon governor complains of too few vaccines as “Give Back Vaccines to Samut Sakhon” hashtag goes viral

Samut Sakhon Governor Veerasak Vichitsangsri is publicly complaining that his province will be getting fewer vaccines than requested, as many netizens in this coastal province change their profile hashtag to…

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Parachutist dies in jump from mountain summit in Lopburi province

Parachutist dies in jump from mountain summit in Lopburi province

A parachutist was killed as he encountered sudden wind turbulence, after parachuting from the summit of a mountain in Thailand’s central province of Lopburi on Sunday. The victim, a 53-year-old…

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Yala Madrasa COVID-19 cluster spreads to 190 people in 12 Thai provinces

The COVID-19 cluster at a madrasa, an Islamic boarding school, in Thailand’s southernmost province of Yala, has now led to 190 infections in 12 provinces, according to the Disease Control…

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A student undergoes a temperature check as schools reopen due to the easing of restrictions after a temporary closure to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Bangkok. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Schools, students and parents not ready for online learning – Suan Dusit Poll

Most schools, students, and their parents are not ready for online learning, required by the COVID-19 situation, for a number of reasons, according to an opinion survey conducted by Suan…

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Madrasa in Yala ordered closed as many students got COVID-19

An Islamic boarding school, in Thailand’s southern border province of Yala, has been ordered to close after many students were found infected with COVID-19. The Dawah Centre of Thailand, in…

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Phuket prepares for fully vaccinated foreign tourists, as 63% of locals inoculated

Thailand’s resort island of Phuket is preparing to open to foreign tourists in less than two weeks, with 63.3% of the local population having received their first doses and 30.2%…

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Rayong’s hazmat processing company demanded ฿1.3 billion for environmental damage

Pollution Control Department is demanding that a hazardous waste processing and recycling company in Rayong province pay compensation of more than 1.3 billion baht for damage caused to the environment…

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Possible corruption in provincial lamp post procurements

Thailand’s netizens are sharing images of “fancy” lamp posts, with Thai sculptures on the top, in many rural areas. One of them is in Nakhon Si Thammarat and has led…

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Phitsanulok schools closed after one day of reopening following COVID-19 infections

Six schools in Chart Trakarn and Nakhon Thai districts of Thailand’s northern province of Phitsanulok have been ordered to close until further notice, after only one day of school reopening…

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Prominent doctor urges postponement of Thailand’s reopening to foreign tourists in July

A prominent doctor has urged the postponement of Thailand’s reopening to fully vaccinated foreign tourists without quarantine requirements in July, under the “Phuket Sandbox” project, citing the current low vaccination…

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Indonesian fisherman rescued off Phuket after being adrift without food for nine days

An Indonesian fisherman was safely rescued from the sea, off Thailand’s Phuket Island, after having been adrift without food in his small fishing boat for nine days. The boat was…

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Most patients infected by Delta variant in Udon Thani recover

Twelve of the 17 people in Thailand’s northeastern province of Udon Thani, who were found to be infected with the Delta, or Indian variant of COVID-19, have fully recovered and…

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Samui welcomes fully vaccinated domestic tourists without quarantine

Samui Island is now welcoming fully vaccinated tourists, from within Thailand, without the need to go through a 14-day quarantine, according to Samui Island District Chief Teerapong Chuaychoo. Citing a…

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Chiang Mai eases restrictions on eateries, malls, convenience stores from Wednesday

Citing the low daily COVID-19 infection rate, of fewer than five cases for the past seven days, the provincial communicable disease committee of Chiang Mai has decided to ease some…

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Inoculation vans to tour Thailand vaccinating the elderly, bed-ridden, caretakers

A caravan of COVID-19 inoculation vans, from the Public Health Ministry, began inoculating people over 60, bed-ridden patients and their caretakers in Bangkok today (Tuesday), before going on to tour…

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Snake hunters seek hunt of king cobras terrorising a village in Trang

A team of snake hunters, from Thailand’s southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, is on its way to a village in Muang district of the neighboring province of Trang today,…

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Thai researchers breed and release endangered bamboo sharks to the ocean

In the Gulf of Thailand, fisheries researchers use a guideline to scuba dive to the ocean floor where they release baskets full of young bamboo sharks into the wild. The…

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Ratchaburi noodle factory closed after 28 workers found with COVID-19

An instant noodle factory, in Ban Pong district of Thailand’s Ratchaburi province, has been ordered to close for 14 days from today (Monday), after 28 workers tested positive for COVID-19…

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2,419 new COVID-19 cases today, with new cluster in Bangkok’s Rama 9 area

A new cluster of COVID-19 infections has been found at a condominium construction site in the Rama 9 area of Bangkok, where 347 workers have been infected, as 2,419 new…

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Indian COVID-19 variant found in 235 people in 10 of Thailand’s provinces

235 people have been infected with the Indian variant of COVID-19, or B.1.617.2, to date, in 10 Thai provinces, with most in Bangkok, according to the Department of Medical Sciences…

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Loei province postpones vaccination appointments due to vaccine shortage

The Loei provincial administration has decided to postpone vaccination appointments until further notice, as the province is allocated only 600 doses of COVID-19 vaccine per week. On the Facebook page…

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Provincial governors told to keep close watch on infections in workplaces

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has instructed all provincial governors to keep a closer watch on COVID-19 infections in factories and other work places after they have, of…

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Four cases of Indian variant of COVID-19 found in Udon Thani province

Four people, including a 13-year old girl, in Thailand’s northeastern province of Udon Thani, have been diagnosed with the Indian variant of COVID-19, but their conditions are not serious and…

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Six sub-districts in Phetchaburi’s Khao Yoi locked down for 14 days from Monday

The provincial communicable disease committee of Phetchaburi has ordered the lockdown of six adjoining sub-districts in Khao Yoi district, from Monday for 14 days, after a new cluster of COVID-19…

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391 poultry plant workers in Saraburi infected with COVID-19

An additional 146 workers at a chicken processing plant, belonging to CPF Company in Thailand’s central province of Saraburi, have been found infected with COVID-19 today (Sunday), bringing the total…

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Sriracha Tiger Zoo puts its 11 elephants up for sale

Thailand’s famous Tiger Zoo, in Sriracha district of the eastern province of Chon Buri, is offering its 11 elephants for sale, after the zoo closed on April 30th due to…

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Chiang Rai to impose strict travel restrictions from Dark Red zone from Friday

The northern province of Chiang Rai’s communicable disease committee is imposing travel restrictions on all arrivals from the country’s four Dark Red zone provinces – Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani and…

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Fishermen in Rayong demand compensation for sea reclamation

About 400 small fishing boats converged off Takuan beach, in Muang district of Thailand’s eastern province or Rayong, to demand compensation from the state for the anticipated impacts on their…

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33 illegal migrants from Myanmar arrested in Kanchanaburi province

Thai security forces arrested 33 illegal migrants from Myanmar in a forest in Sangkhla Buri district of the western province of Kanchanaburi today (Sunday). The Lat Ya Special Task Force…

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Gems market in Chanthaburi closed for 14 days

The famous Gems Market, or Gems Road, in Thailand’s the eastern province of Chanthaburi has been ordered to close for 14 days, after a group of 52 African gem traders…

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8 Thai hospitals closed after patients conceal facts about their COVID-19 exposure

Eight hospitals in Thailand have been temporarily closed after their medical personnel became infected with COVID-19, or had to be quarantined, because a number of patients concealed facts about their…

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COVID-19 patients concealing their chronology infect 20-30 Thai medics per day

78 nurses from 17 hospitals in Bangkok have had to self-isolate after dealing with COVID-19 infected patients who lied about their recent movements, according to the Confederation of Thai Professional…

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Nurses in 14-day quarantine after infected patient conceals chronology

Nurses at a hospital in Thailand’s southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat have had to enter quarantine, after a COVID-19 infected patient allegedly refused to disclose their true chronology. At…

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A tourist enjoys the view of the Hong islands from the infinity pool of a resort on Koh Yao Yai island in the Andaman Sea. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Will Thailand’s new COVID surge kill a plan to restart tourism in July? 

Although the third wave of COVID-19 has hit Thailand hard, key decision-makers are still keen to launch the “Phuket Sandbox” on July 1. The sandbox will trial Thailand’s reopening by…

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Family seeks explanation for relative’s death 2 days after COVID-19 inoculation

A 24-year old woman’s family say they suspect her death, two days after inoculation, might be related to the COVID-19 vaccination. Mrs. Sangwan Puangthong told a Thai PBS reporter, in…

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A Covid-19 field hospital set up on the outskirts of Bangkok. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

A quick look inside Thailand’s field hospitals

With daily COVID-19 cases hitting successive record highs over the past few weeks, Thailand is now busy setting up field hospitals across the country. Field hospitals have opened not just…

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Floating solar cell platforms in the reservoir. (Photo by Reuters)

Thailand close to completing massive floating solar farm

Thailand is close to completing one of the world’s biggest hydro-floating solar hybrid projects on the surface of a dam, part of steps towards boosting renewable energy production after years…

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“Time to sacrifice” – Another lonely Ramadan in Thailand

From cancelled Iftar feasts to suspended mosque prayers in the provinces with 50 COVID-19 infections or more, almost all Muslims across Thailand are bracing for a bleak fasting month of…

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3 elephants killed by a falling Ta Khian tree in Chiang Mai during freak storm

Three elephants were crushed to death under the weight of a huge falling Ta Khian (Hopea Odorata) tree and three others suffered injuries at an elephant shelter in Mae Wang…

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The huge challenges facing Thailand’s ageing society

National Elderly Day on April 13 serves as a reminder that Thai society is ageing fast. The country is facing a multitude of challenges as its elderly population expands rapidly…

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Chonburi records 40 more COVID-19 infections related to entertainment cluster

Chonburi province has reported 40 new COVID-19 cases, all related to entertainment venues in various cities, including Bangkok, according to the provincial health department. There are another 510 people, considered…

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Why Bangkok’s Chao Phraya Promenade is still a dream

Unveiled as a grand facelift for Thailand’s best-known river, the Chao Phraya Promenade project has made zero progress since its opponents secured an injunction from the Central Administrative Court early…

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Thai government allows food to be sent to IDPs in Myanmar

Thai authorities are allowing local civic groups to send basic food and supplies to displaced Karen villagers fleeing Myanmar army attacks along the border with Thailand. Five boats filled with…

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Thai Durian industry is facing serious regional competition

The Thai Durian industry is seeing serious competition in the Chinese market from neighboring countries, such as Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, according to the Thai Durian Institute. A 2020…

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A special kind of traffic cop in Phetchabun, keeping dead dogs off the road

Police Senior Sergeant Major Chawinnatat Padungthammasanti, a traffic officer in Thailand’s northern province of Phetchabun, is not a typical traffic cop, who spends his days directing traffic and issuing tickets…

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“James Bond Island” in Phang Nga Bay to be assessed for stability

Deputy Director-General of Thailand’s Department of Mineral Resources, Montri Lueng-ingkasoot, said today that they will assess the stability of the limestone karst towers, which make up the chain of islands,…

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Rainy season expected to arrive prematurely in early May

Thailand’s irrigation officials have been told to brace for possible flooding, as the rainy season is expected to arrive sooner than normal this year, possibly in early May, and more…

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Modern cavers hop on and off a bamboo raft before climbing up steps to view the interior of Lod Cave, Mae Hong Son. (photo by Phoowadon Duangmee)

What lies beneath

Exploring the caves in the northern province of Mae Hong Son Mae Hong Son in April is hot and smoky. The high ranges and farmlands appear lifeless, the terrain is…

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Passing the torch of kite flying art

Kite masters of Thailand’s south set out to interest a new generation in the art of kite flying Not so many years ago, the winds heralding the arrival of summer…

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Recycling plant in Prachin Buri razed, damage estimated at millions of baht

A recycling plant, owned by Vasansipaphon Trading in Prachin Buri province, caught on fire yesterday afternoon. No fatalities were reported, but the damage is estimated in the tens of millions…

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Thai government to investigate online COVID-19 vaccine scam

The office of Prime MInister has ordered the Office of the Consumer Protection Board (OCPB) to investigate the unregistered online entity that has been advertising the ability to reserve for…

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Senior Thai official nabbed with two million baht in alleged bribes

The provincial chief of the natural resources and environment office, in Thailand’s northeastern province of Mukdahan, has been arrested by police for allegedly receiving two million baht in bribes from…

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Thailand to nominate tom yum kung for UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list

The Thai cabinet today endorsed the Culture Ministry’s proposal to nominate Thailand’s most popular dish, tom yum gung, for inclusion on UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list. Government deputy spokesperson, Ms….

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Walk-A-Tif: Multicultural Society in Bangkok Part 2

Thai society is diverse, people of different faiths live together peacefully. For example, this Charoenkrung neighborhood where the faithful of 3 religions have co-existed for more than a century. Have…

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Rare pink dolphins spotted in Thailand’s Mu Ko Ang Thong national park

Four rare pink dolphins were spotted swimming in the seas off Ao Kha beach yesterday (Thursday), on Wua Ta Lub Island of Surat Thani, by officials of the Mu Ko…

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Thai and Cambodian forces in tense stand-off over illegally felled logs

Thai border security forces are engaged in a tense stand-off with Cambodian troops, near the Thai-Cambodian border in the northeastern province of Ubon Ratchathani, where illegally-felled logs, worth about 15-million…

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Drug suspect’s cats seized in raid

The illegal drug suppression police have arrested a suspect, who is believed to be involved in a drug trafficking network allegedly run by Soradet Sonsiri, also known as “Kook Rayong”,…

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Sea turtle found dead after eating plastic waste

Plastic waste and a black liquid (assumed to be crude oil) are among the items found in the stomach of a green sea turtle carcass found on a beach in…

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255,000 people have received treatment for nose and eye irritation caused by pollution 

More than 255,000 people in Thailand’s northern provinces have received treatment for nose and eye irritation since the beginning of this year, mainly caused by excessive PM2.5 dust in the…

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Durian Custard Toast for Durian Season

Durian season is coming, and who doesn’t love durian? The scent of toasted bread, stuffed with homemade durian custard, is now a speciality at this food shop in Bang Pong district…

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Krue Se Mosque draws visitors to Pattani both for its beauty and the grief it has witnessed. (Photo by Phoowadon Duangmee)

Passage to Pattani: Finding beauty in grief in a small coastal town

Big cities like Bangkok, Pattaya, Chiang Mai and Phuket have traditionally drawn all the attention as Thailand’s most popular destinations. But the pandemic is now giving a small and little-known…

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Push to reopen Maya Bay

Maya Bay, one of the most popular tourist attractions on Thailand’s Phi Phi Islands in Krabi province, has been closed to visitors since mid-2018, due to over-tourism. The province is…

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Five elephants fall sick after eating grass laced with Paraquat weed killer

Three elephants, which have fallen sick after eating grass laced with Paraquat, in Om-goi district of Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Mai, have arrived at the elephant hospital in Lampang…

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200 year old temple chapel spared from demolition in construction of Purple Line rail project

The Ministry of Transport has assured that the two hundred year old Luang Poo Thuad Vihara (chapel) at Iam Voranuch Temple will not be affected by the construction of the…

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3,000 year-old skeletons found in Ang Thong

A 54 year old villager in Si Bua Thong sub-district, of Ang Thong province has found 3,000 year-old skeletons, apparently mummified, wrapped in shrouding and tied with ropes. The skeletons…

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Marital infidelity a hard (and illegal) habit to give up in Thailand

Hands up if you know someone who is having an extramarital affair. In fact, most people reading this will know of someone who is “playing away from home”, given surveys…

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This undated handout photo released by Chao Phraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital on January 14, 2021 shows a worker examining cannabis plants in a crop being grown in Prachinburi Province, to be used in dishes at the Abhaibhubejhr Spa Cuisine restaurant in Prachinburi, east of the Thai capital Bangkok. (Photo by Handout / Chao Phraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital / AFP)

Multipurpose marijuana could light up another economic engine for Thailand 

Marijuana could generate up to Bt8 billion for Thailand’s pharmaceutical industry over the next five years, but farmers stand to make little from growing the herb, experts say. Last year,…

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This photograph taken on November 2, 2020 shows visitors taking pictures of the gold plated stupa at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Thai tourism ministry proposes vaccine program in 5 tourism hotspots

Thailand’s Tourism and Sports ministry will propose that the Public Health ministry organize an inoculation campaign in 5 tourism provinces and discuss the prospect of vaccination passports. Tourism minister, Phiphat…

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Movement, manipulation and marvels

A traditional puppet troupe adds to the pleasure of exploring the slow life in an old Bangkok neighbourhood After watching a short performance, a foreigner in the audience was invited…

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AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Thailand

British-made COVID-19 vaccines from Oxford-AstraZeneca arrived in Thailand yesterday, according to a social media post by the Public Health minister, Anutin Charnvirakul. Anutin posted that 117,600 doses of the AstraZeneca…

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Thai police raid online casino networks in 7 provinces

Thailand’s cybercrime police raided 8 online casino networks in 7 provinces and arrested 19 people, out of 22 suspects targeted. The raids in Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Pathum Thani, Sara Buri, Rayong,…

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Offcials from the National park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department tried to negotiate with Karen in the national park. This photo was taken in February, 2021.

Thai government to negotiate with Karens residing in national park

Karens in the upper Bangkloi village, in Kaeng Krachan National Park of Phetchaburi province, are proposing that the National park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department allocate 2.4 hectares to each…

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First group of western tourists arrive in Phuket for villa quarantine

The first group of 59 European tourists arrived on Thailand’s resort island of Phuket from Indonesia on Sunday, under the “villa quarantine” program, which has been endorsed by the CCSA…

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Thai government to buy dried cannabis flowers from community enterprises

The Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) is to buy grade-A dried cannabis flowers from community enterprises at 45,000 THB per kilogram. The Plao-Ploen herbal development center in BuriRam province is the…

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Mexico to import edible edible cricket product from Thailand

Mexico’s government has resolved to approve the import of cricket powder from Thailand, specifically made from a species more commonly known as the house cricket, according to Thailand’s National Bureau…

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The documentary commemorating HM the King’s time in Australia

The Australian Embassy in Bangkok has released a documentary telling the story of His Majesty the King of Thailand’s time in Australia. The documentary, “King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua in…

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A Myanmar migrant worker carries a baby while waiting for a nose swab at a Covid-19 coronavirus mobile testing clinic in Pathum Thani province on January 10, 2021. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Pathum Thani closes 2 markets for 5 days

Pathum Thani, just north of Bangkok, has ordered two markets in Thanyaburi district to close for 5 days from today after COVID-19 infections were found to be linked to them….

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Thailand discovers naturally carbonated water fountain in Kanchanaburi

Thailand’s Department of Groundwater Resources has discovered an underground, highly carbonated and drinkable water source in Kanchanaburi province. The department’s director-general, Sakda Wichiensilp, said that this is the first of…

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200 underground gambling dens still operating across Thailand

There are about 200 underground gambling dens operating nationwide, and 47 are in the Bangkok metropolitan area, according to a government panel, set up last month to investigate the potential…

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Illegal gambling a trump card for opposition in censure debate against govt 

Illegal gambling will be among the issues fired at Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and nine members of his Cabinet in next week’s censure debate. The grilling – scheduled for February…

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Why Skytrain fare hike may end up wrecking Bangkok’s mass-transit success story  

Bangkok commuters are crossing their fingers and hoping that the Central Administrative Court will stop the maximum BTS Skytrain fare being raised from Bt65 to Bt104 on February 16. The…

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Customers walk past seafood stalls at a market in Thailand’s southern province of Narathiwat on January 18, 2021. (Photo by Madaree TOHLALA / AFP)

No coronavirus contamination found in 117 samples of Thai seafood

No coronavirus contamination was found in 117 seafood samples taken from markets in Bangkok and other provinces between November 2020 to January 2021, according to the department of medical sciences…

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Thailand takes momentous step to legalise abortion

In a defining moment for male-dominated and conservative Thailand, the country is now shifting its stance from anti-abortion to pro-choice. Parliament last month (January) voted to make abortion legal during…

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A tiny historic town well worth a detour

Not far from the well-known beaches of Khao Lak, Takua Pa offers a delightful reminder of bygone days Takua Pa, 25 kilometres northeast of Khao Lak and some other of…

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Happy Meals: cannabis-infused cuisine now being served

Prachin Buri’s hospital offers cannabis dishes and snacks to enthusiastic patrons No culinary trend could possibly beat the gastronomical delights of a cannabis menu! Just a read of the menu that…

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Magnificent Mae Kuang Dam. PHOTO by Yoteyord Klangsombut

Northern pleasures: off the beaten track in Doi Saket

Chiang Mai remains one of the most popular destinations for the long holiday celebration but lesser-known Doi Saket offers attractions of its own With the Thai Cabinet adding 8 special…

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Samut Sakhon residents pray for governor felled in Covid battle

As the new wave of COVID-19 exploded in Samut Sakhon, the governor leading the fightback always managed to keep a smile on his face, radiating much-needed confidence to his team…

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All schools, except in Samut Sakhon, expected to reopen on February 1st

Thailand’s Education Minister Nuttapol Teepsuwan has announced that all schools and educational institutes under the ministry’s supervision will resume in-person classes on February 1st, with the exception of those in…

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Dozens arrested for alleged involvement in We Tour Together scheme scam

Over 60 people, including hoteliers, shop-owners and subscribers to the government’s “We Tour Together” tourism-promotion program, have been arrested by police in Chaiyaphum and Phuket provinces for alleged involvement in…

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High risk group poses a serious COVID-19 concern in Samut Sakhon

A senior health official in Samut Sakhon province has expressed serious concern over a high-risk group of about 15,000 people who are still travelling and working as normal and risking…

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166 Myanmar detainees in Ranong to be repatriated after failed escape attempt

166 illegal migrant workers from Myanmar will be deported on Thursday, through the border checkpoint in the southern province of Ranong, after several of them tried to break out of…

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A student uses hand sanitiser as she arrives at a secondary school in Bangkok on July 1, 2020, as schools reopened after being temporarily closed due to the threat of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. – Pupils in Thailand returned to school on July 1, though with strict rules to prevent fresh coronavirus outbreaks, as the kingdom pushed towards normality with the pandemic raging on beyond its borders. (Photo by Romeo GACAD / AFP)

Education ministry details school fees are to be refunded by private schools

Private schools, which provide online learning during the lockdown, must refund certain fees and charges to parents, either in cash or by credit note, said the Office of the Private…

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Myanmar workers left stranded in Kamphaengphet province

Kamphaengphet local police reported that nine Myanmar workers were abandoned on the side of a road in Muang Kamphaengphet district by their employer yesterday. The police had to communicate with…

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Thai Army uses special task forces to disinfect schools in and around Bangkok

The Thai army has deployed special task forces to clean and disinfect schools in Bangkok and its suburbs, before onsite classes resume on February 1st, according to the army’s assistant…

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