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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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Thai government to negotiate with Karens residing in national park

Karens in the upper Banggloy 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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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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A nurse fills a syringe with a vial of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine at the Pasteur Institute, in Paris, on January 21, 2021. (Photo by Christophe ARCHAMBAULT / AFP)

A guide to Thailand’s largest ever vaccination programme

Prioritising both safety and speed as it faces a new wave of COVID-19 infections, Thailand is poised to launch its largest ever inoculation programme when the first batch of AstraZeneca…

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A taxi driver waits for customers on an empty Khao San Road, once a popular tourist destination before the Covid-19 pandemic, in Bangkok on January 19, 2021. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Bangkok to ease restrictions on 13 types of business from Friday

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will ease the restrictions and allow 13 types of business to reopen from tomorrow (Friday), with strict disease control measures in place. Game Arcades; but…

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33 provinces, including Bangkok to suffer air pollution until Sunday

Bangkok and 32 other provinces across Thailand are being affected by air pollution today (Thursday), with the likelihood that the problem will get worse tomorrow and Saturday, because of poor…

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People are seen in a slum along railroad tracks in downtown Bangkok on June 15, 2020. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Thailand’s poor regions may be left behind in race for COVID-19 vaccines

Many municipalities’ eagerness to procure COVID-19 vaccines for their residents has roused suspicion of political motives and concerns about inequality between residents of richer and poorer areas. Local authorities have…

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Putting old-town Phimai back on the map

A university research group sets out to show off the oft-forgotten charms and culture of Phimai Once the crepe-like rice cake sitting on the filter cloth over the steaming pot…

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Thailand’s Chai Nat province now free of COVID-19 as last eight patients recover

Thailand’s central province of Chai Nat has been cleared of COVID-19 infections after the last eight patients tested negative for the virus, with five of them being discharged from their…

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Chonburi province extends lockdown to prevent further spread of COVID-19

The Governor of Chonburi, Pakarathorn Tianchai, has extended the provincial lockdown, which restricts travel to and from Si Chang Island, until further notice. The Marine Office of Chonburi is also…

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A lab technician wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) collects RNA from Covid-19 coronavirus test samples at the Urban Institute for Disease Prevention and Control in Bangkok on January 11, 2021. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Chon Buri records no new COVID-19 infections today

Not a single new COVID-19 infection has been reported in Thailand’s coastal province of Chon Buri today, one of the five Red Zone provinces. Dr. Vichai Thanasophon, deputy provincial health…

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Chiang Mai to reopen its night market this week

Chiang Mai is preparing to open its popular night market tomorrow (Wednesday), after no new COVID-19 cases have been recorded there for 6 consecutive days. Chiang Mai governor, Charoenrit Sanguansat,…

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Critics inject doubt over Thailand’s vaccine deal with China

As contagion-hit Thailand rushes to register two COVID-19 vaccines, a debate has sprung up about the efficacy of one of the candidates – China’s CoronaVac. Even the Global Times, a…

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This photograph taken on January 4, 2021 in Paris, shows figurines next to a vaccine vial reading “Covid-19 vaccine”. (Photo by JOEL SAGET / AFP)

Pulmonologist suggests both Thais and migrants inoculated first dose within this year

Thai pulmonologist, Dr. Manoon Leechawengwongs, is suggesting that Thailand provides first dose inoculations to all Thais and migrants within this year, rather than half the country being inoculated with 2…

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(FILES) In this file photo a pharmacist fills a syringe to prepare a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for front-line health care workers at a vaccination site at Torrance Memorial Medical Center on December 19, 2020 in Torrance, California. – Canada announced on January 12, 2021 a deal to secure an additional 20 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, which would allow for more than half of Canadians to be inoculated before summer. The American and German pharmaceutical giants will also accelerate deliveries of their jointly-developed vaccine over the coming months, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a news conference. (Photo by Patrick T. FALLON / AFP)

PM will allow local administration to buy FDA-approved vaccines

Local government bodies in Thailand will be allowed to acquire COVID-19 vaccines using their own budgets, but the vaccines must be approved by the Food and Drug administration of the…

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A student passes through the inspection gate on the first day of the reopening of the International Pioneers School in Bangkok on June 16, 2020, following its temporary closure due to the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic. – Some schools in Thailand have reopened as they adopted preventive measures such as social distancing and regular disinfection to halt the spread of the virus. (Photo by Romeo GACAD / AFP)

Millions of kids suffer ‘COVID slide’ as Thai education hit by new virus wave

The fresh wave of COVID-19 is threatening to plunge Thai students into a deeper “summer slide”, a recent report by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) suggests….

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Thai workers look at job advertisements displayed at the Labour Ministry in Bangkok.(Photo by PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL / AFP)

Household debt in Thailand highest in 12 years

COVID-19 can be blamed for pushing Thai household debt to its highest level in 12 years, around 480,000 baht per household, said The University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce…

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Children’s Day YouTube video melts hearts, sparks hot debate on inequality 

With Children’s Day last Saturday (Jan 9) mostly limited to online activities due to the Covid-19 outbreak, a YouTuber stole the show with her video about poor kids in a…

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Pattaya is a ghost town, but a handful entrepreneurs persevere

It was often said that Thailand’s world famous seaside resort town of Pattaya never sleeps. That was broadly true, until late last month, when the country’s second wave of COVID-19…

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Expert says construction of field hospitals necessary before hospitals overflow

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Siriraj Hospital, Dr. Prasit Watanapa, said today that field hospitals are necessary, especially in areas experiencing increasing numbers of COVID-19 infections. These temporary…

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Loei closes schools and lottery market after finding more COVID-19 cases

Loei province has ordered all schools and a lottery market to close for 14 days after a family tested positive for COVID-19. One case in the province is a 78…

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Only essential travel allowed to and from 5 Thai provinces

An announcement in the Royal Gazette states that Samut Sakhon, Chon Buri, Rayong, Trat, and Chanthaburi are designated as the highest level strict control zones and will see tougher travel…

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Koh Larn under full lockdown

On the popular Larn Island off Pattaya, the local community resolved unanimously to lockdown the island until January 20th. Sorasak Thongbongpetch, secretary of the island’s community, said the decision has…

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Rayong police commander removed over gambling-related COVID-19 outbreak

The provincial police chief of Thailand’s eastern province of Rayong has been removed from his post and transferred to work at the operations centre of the Royal Thai Police, known…

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Pattaya to rebrand for sustainable growth

What’s next for the city after the coronavirus pandemic? The City of Pattaya is redefining its urban model as it aspires to become a city that appeals to tourists, businesses…

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Police to delay legal proceeding against illegal immigrants in Thailand

Thai Immigration Police will delay taking legal proceedings against illegal migrant workers who have been in Thailand for at least a year, or those whose residence permit expired recently, saying…

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Ghoulies, ghosties and things that go bump In the night

A new exhibition shines the spotlight on ASEAN’s best-known spirits Sensational street food, warm hospitality, exotic cultures and beautiful nature are not all that countries in Southeast Asia have to…

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‘Little Myanmar’ COVID-19 cluster a ‘big lesson’ for Thailand

COVID-19 fears are rising in the run-up to New Year following the discovery of infection clusters in Thailand’s “Little Myanmar” and concern over possible super-spreaders. Lab tests have confirmed around…

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Private sector says Thai government not strict enough on illegal border crossings

Suphan Mongkhonsutee, the president of The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), said the issue of illegal immigrants in Thailand is the result of careless government measures which do not prevent…

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Thai troops on full alert at the borders to stop illegal entry to the country

Thai military strength has been increased and put on full alert along the country’s borders, to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19, especially from Myanmar. Army Commander-in-Chief General Narongphan Chitkaewtae…

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Two new and rare soft coral species found in the Gulf of Thailand

Marine researchers from Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Science have recently found two new soft coral species, the first of their kind, in the sea around Samae San Island, in the…

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3-month extension of state of emergency in three restive southern provinces

The state of emergency in the three southern border provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat is to be extended for another three months, from December 20th, for security reasons. The…

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PMO ministerial assistant to negotiate with Chana locals on 4th day of protest

The government sent the assistant to the minister to the prime minister’s office, Suporn Attawong, to negotiate with the Chana residents, who have camped in front of government house for…

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Protest against Chana Industrial project entering its 3rd day

The protesters from Chana district, in Thailand’s southern province of Songkhla, have already been camped in front of government house for two nights. They are asking government to scrap the…

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Dance performance “7” Sends Messages in Movement

Pichet Klunchun and his troupe of dancers treated their audience to a visual feast on Monday, December 7, majestically capturing the messages of seven core human rights treaties in his…

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People line up to have their temperatures taken as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus at the Ministry of Transport at the border crossing over the second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge in Mae Sot in Tak province on October 29, 2020. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

We must develop a conscience to prevent a second wave of COVID-19

Thailand has been praised on the international stage for the way it is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. But the recent cases, discovered in several provinces, resulting from a group…

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COVID-19 scare in Chiang Rai as everyone returning from Myanmar last month to be screened 

All people who travelled between Myanmar and Thailand’s Chiang Rai province in November have been told to report to health officials or village heads for COVID-19 screening, as the provincial…

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Consumers warned not to buy grilled blue-ringed octopus because it is highly toxic

The Marine and Coastal Resources Department has issued a public warning to exercise caution when buying grilled octopus or squid in markets, after grilled blue-ringed octopus was discovered in a…

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Justice Minister admits substance seized in Chachoengsao is not Ketamine

Thailand’s Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin admitted today that authorities have not found any Ketamine in the approximately 11.5 tonnes of materials seized from a warehouse in Chachoengsao province on November…

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Pandemic respite for Thai ‘sea gypsies’ threatened by mass tourism

Coronavirus has wrought havoc across the world, but for Thailand’s “sea gypsies” it has brought welcome respite from the threat of mass tourism. Since the pandemic began, life has been…

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Flash flood alert in 10 southern provinces due to tropical depression

Thailand’s Office of National Water Resources issued a warning, to people living in 10 southern provinces today, to brace for flash floods tonight and through tomorrow, due to a depression…

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Meteor shower visible from Thailand tomorrow night from 7pm

Stargazers across the country will have a chance to watch spectacular fireballs streaking across the sky tomorrow night (Thursday), from around 7pm, according to the National Astronomical Research Institute of…

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Two villages in Sa Kaew province declared epidemic zones after pigs die of PRRS

The Sa Kaew provincial livestock office has declared two villages in Tambon Nong Wa, of Khao Chakan district, temporary epidemic zones after breeding pigs in several farms died of a…

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Northern Thailand faces more rain and strong winds midweek

Typhoon Goni, which tore through the Philippines on Sunday leaving a trail of destruction, has weakened to a tropical storm as it moves over the South China and toward central…

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Very heavy rains to fall over most of Thailand as Typhoon Molave weakens

Those living in 55 provinces, in Thailand’s northern, northeastern, eastern, central and southern regions, have been told to brace for very heavy rain today (Thursday), as Typhoon Molave reached the…

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Heavy rain from Typhoon Molave to lash most parts of Thailand through Friday

Most parts of Thailand, starting with northeastern and eastern regions, will be hit by heavy rain from tomorrow until Friday, resulting from Typhoon Molave, which is heading toward central Vietnam,…

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Three illegal immigrants caught at Thai-Myanmar border with ฿8m cash

Thai security officials seized about 8 million baht in cash from three Chinese nationals today. They had slipped across the porous Thai-Myanmar border, in Mae Sot district of Thailand’s northwestern…

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Yala’s secret sparkle

Mention must-see tourist attractions in the southern province of Yala and the ones that immediately spring to mind are the sea of morning mist at Ai Yoeweng, the Piyamit Tunnel…

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“Chao Phraya Sky Park”: Bangkok’s new landmark

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has formally opened a new landmark, the Chao Phraya Sky Park, which straddles the Chao Phraya River, linking Bangkok with its sister city, Thonburi. The…

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Cabinet launches “Rao Thieu Duaykan” program to boost domestic tourism

From July 15th, Thai people can apply for a Government subsidy, to cover part of their hotel and food expenses for travel out of their home provinces, under the “Rao…

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Finance Ministry considers incentives for Thais who spend on local tourism 

Thailand’s Finance Ministry is to roll out an incentive scheme to encourage Thai people to travel and spend domestically, in order to revive the local tourism industry, hard hit by…

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Child nursery operators appeal for permission to reopen

Operators of more than 80 privately owned children’s nurseries today lodged an appeal with the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration, through the Office of the Permanent Secretary of the PM’s…

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Can COVID-19 kick-start long-distance learning?

The debate over when Thailand’s schools should reopen has become highly politicized, but it has also led to an intriguing question of whether Thai students are prepared for an increase…

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“Pantry of Sharing” campaign unlocks Thais’ spirit of generosity

The Pantry of Sharing initiative has spurred Thais’ willingness to help out those in need. It remains to be seen, though, whether this new spirit of giving will last amid…

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In this Thursday, April 30, 2020, photo provided by the Save Elephant Foundation, a herd of 11 elephants walk along a dirt road during a 150-kilometer (93 mile) journey from Mae Wang to Ban Huay in northern Thailand. Save Elephant Foundation are helping elephants who have lost their jobs at sanctuary parks due to the lack of tourists from the coronavirus pandemic to return home to their natural habitats. (Save Elephant Foundation via AP)

Thai elephants, out of work due to coronavirus, trudge home

BANGKOK (AP) — The millions of unemployed in Thailand due to the coronavirus include elephants dependent on tourists to feed their voracious appetites. With scant numbers of foreign visitors, commercial…

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A hairdresser tends to a customer at a barber shop, which was reopened after an easing of measures to combat the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, in Bangkok on May 3, 2020. (Photo by VIVEK PRAKASH / AFP)

Thais emerge to a “new world” after lockdown

After falling silent for more than a month under lockdown, Lek’s hairdressing salon in Bangkok is suddenly echoing to the sound of appointment calls after Thailand began relaxing restrictions on…

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New classroom arrangements in the wake of Covid-19 outbreak in Tak-based Ban Huuai Nok Kok School.

Will impoverished children lose out on education in new normal?

The wide education gap dividing the haves and the have nots threatens to become a chasm now that schools have been closed as part of measures to contain the Covid-19…

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Cabinet maintains four public holidays in May

The cabinet today rejected the CCSA’s proposal to postpone the four public holidays in May. The official holidays are May 1st Labour Day, May 4th Coronation Day, May 6th Visakha…

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Summer storms to affect most parts of Thailand today and tomorrow

Thailand’s Meteorological Department has warned people in most parts of the country to brace for summer storms, bringing with them strong winds, lightning and isolated hail, today and tomorrow. The…

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Thailand looking for a path out of lockdown

The lives of hundreds of millions of people around the world have come to a standstill as lockdowns, quarantines, social distancing and bans on public gatherings are enforced to curb…

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18 foreign tourists arrested at party on Pha-ngan Island

Eighteen foreign tourists were today detained by Thai police for partying at a rented house on Pha-ngan Island, home to the popular full-moon parties, in violation of state of emergency…

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Unemployed migrant workers allowed to leave Phuket

A group of unemployed migrant workers were allowed to leave the resort island of Phuket to return home yesterday (Tuesday), as the provincial administration agreed to temporarily lift the travel…

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Yuichiro Ono (left), Character Designer and Creator of Business Fish. He created many other characters including Masked Wrestler Q, Moai-kun, Mr. Egg, etc. That Achieved 698 million sticker downloads worldwide. His unique artstyle has become popular among Western and South East Asian users on Social Media.

Digital Stickers – From 2D artwork to creative communication

Every day, social media develops new ways to connect people in their daily lives. One of the latest trends is “Digital Stickers”. Usually, a sticker is a type of self-adhesive…

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Police smash cross-border surrogacy racket

Police have arrested a Chinese man and woman, and found at least seven Thai surrogate mothers, in coordinated raids of illegal assisted-reproduction clinics in Bangkok and vicinity. The pair are…

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Two cruise ships dock in Phuket today

Two cruise ships from Malaysia and Singapore, carrying about 2,400 mostly European passengers and crew, docked in Phuket deep-seaport this morning for a brief visit. Provincial health officials boarded the…

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Japanese long-stayers in Chiang Mai

Many retirees around the world dream about living their life in other countries, and Thailand is one of the best destinations. In Chiang Mai, there is a group of Japanese…

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Thai universities tighten measures on travel to and from China 

Several Thai universities with student exchange programs with Chinese universities, or a large contingent of Chinese students, have taken measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus on campus. Rangsit…

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Hotels in Hua Hin monitoring arrivals from China after coronavirus case

All hotels in the popular seaside resort town of Hua Hin have been instructed, by the district chief officer, to check the passports of all Chinese tourists and to immediately…

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Rescue workers help Australian out of ravine at waterfall in Phang-nga

Rescue workers, and officials from the Phang-nga provincial public disaster prevention and mitigation office, spent more than five hours, working in darkness, to bring to safety a female Australian who…

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First baby leatherback turtle hatches today in Phang-nga

Officials in Thailand’s Khao Lampee-Haad Thai Muang National Park, in the southern province of Phang-nga, were overjoyed today (Sunday) when this year’s first baby leatherback turtle hatched and emerged from…

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Public Health Ministry’s cannabis clinic fully booked until March

Thailand’s first full-time cannabis clinic has become so popular that it is now fully booked into March, with more than 12,000 people having signed up to receive treatment. Public Health…

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Search under way for two young girls missing in sea since Saturday

Search and rescue operations resumed this morning for two young girls who went missing, and are believed to have drowned, after they were swept into deeper waters by a series…

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The Mekong nations — China, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam — are struggling to ensure sustainable development, jeopardising hundreds of millions of lives. (Photo: AFP)

The 97 kms between China and mastery of the Mekong

Ninety-seven kilometres of rocks in Thai waters stand between Beijing and dominance over the Mekong, a mighty river that feeds millions as it threads south from the Tibetan plateau through…

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