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Thai navy rescues 7 crew from sunken trawler in rough seas off Surat Thani

Seven Thai crew members of a capsized fishing vessel were safely plucked from stormy seas about 20 nautical miles off the coast of the southern province of Surat Thani by…

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Asian highway blocked by heavy flooding in Thailand’s Chumphon province

Land travel between Thailand’s southern provinces and Bangkok has been disrupted in Chumphon province, as the Asian highway, the main artery, is heavily flooded, rendering it impassable to all vehicles…

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Search on for a tiger which strayed out of Huai Kha Khaeng wildlife sanctuary

Wildlife officials have been trying to track down a wild tiger, called “Vichit”, after it wandered out of its habitat in Huai Kha Khaeng wildlife sanctuary a few days ago….

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Road to nowhere in Thailand’s Yasothon is an embankment resembling a road

The mysterious asphalted road running to nowhere through a rice field in Maha Chaichana district of the north-eastern province of Yasothon, which has been the subject of an investigation by…

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Massive blaze at engine oil warehouse in Nakhon Pathom now under control

Fire crews have managed to control a huge fire at an engine oil warehouse in Samphran district of Thailand’s central province of Nakhon Pathom, after battling the blaze with chemicals…

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Measures discussed to help Thailand’s struggling entertainment sector

Thai Labour Minister Suchart Chomklin is scheduled to meet with representatives of musicians, artists, pubs and bars today (Monday), to discuss their problems and ways to ease their suffering, since…

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70% voter turnout in Thailand’s first sub-district elections in eight years

About 70% of eligible voters went to the polls on Sunday to cast their ballots in Thailand’s first nationwide Tambon (sub-district) Administrative Organization (TAO) elections in eight years, according to…

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Flowers for every feeling

After months of being unusually quiet, Bangkok’s biggest flower market Pak Khlong Talad is ready to welcome shoppers today, Saturday, with a flower installation called “Form of Feeling @ Flower…

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Panic buttons installed in Khao Yai national park for distressed tourists to call for help

Ten pole mounted emergency call buttons have been set up at different points along the mountainous routes in Khao Yai national park, to allow visitors in distress to alert park…

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Water pipe helps police catch fleeing drug suspect in Thailand’s Suphan Buri

Thai police, in the Muang district of the central province of Suphan Buri, yesterday (Wednesday), offered “wai”, a traditional Thai way of greeting or showing respect, to a huge water…

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Official in Prachuap Khiri Khan probed for allegedly approving an illegal car race

The civil works and town planning office of Thailand’ssouthern coastal province of Prachuap Khiri Khan has launched an investigation into an official for allegedly issuing a permit unlawfully, for a…

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403,235 krathong baskets collected from waterways across Bangkok

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) collected 403,235 krathong from canals, lakes and other waterways in the capital, following the annual Loy Krathong festival on Friday night. Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang…

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Over 77% people polled will not join Loy Krathong festival over COVID concerns

Over three quarters (77.3%) of people surveyed in a recent poll, conducted by Bangkok Poll, said that they will not take part the Loy Krathong festival today (Friday), citing COVID-19…

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DPM Prawit to join PM for Loy Krathong, while 66% of those polled will not take part this year

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan says he will join Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha for the traditional Loy Krathong festival tomorrow night, at Phadung Krung Kasem canal, “to float away all…

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This photo taken on August 27, 2021 shows taxi drivers waiting for customers at Bangkok Railway Station, more commonly known as Hua Lamphong, in Bangkok. The vast majority of services of the station at Hua Lamphong will move to a new rail hub on the capital’s northern outskirts later this year.

Demerit point system for Thailand’s public transport drivers from Dec 1

Starting December 1st, Thailand’s Land Transport Department will begin using a demerit point system for public transport drivers of buses, taxis, tuk-tuks, and motorcycle taxis, with the ability to suspend…

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Thailand’s sea gypsies hope upcoming local elections will lead to improved livelihoods

Thailand’s indigenous Moken (Mawken or Morgan) tribe, commonly called sea gypsies or sea nomads, living in five of Thailand’s southern provinces have high hopes that the upcoming Tambon (sub-district) Administration…

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Mekong giant catfish season begins in Kaeng Krachan Dam

Twenty Mekong giant catfish, the largest weighing 182kgs, have been caught in the three days since officials at the Kaeng Krachan Dam in Thailand’s central province of Phetchaburi opened the…

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Students attend morning assembly as schools reopen due to the easing of restrictions after a temporary closure to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Bangkok on February 1, 2021. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

Sharing school vans blamed for COVID infections among students in Ubon Ratchathani

Travelling together in school vans by students of different schools, in Muang district of Thailand’s north-eastern province of Ubon Ratchathani, is being blamed for new COVID-19 infections by provincial health…

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Two Vietnamese fishing boats seized in Gulf for fishing illegally in Thai waters

Two Vietnamese fishing boats and their five crew members were apprehended by the Thai navy on Tuesday, following an incident in the Gulf of Thailand the previous day, in which…

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Thai cabinet approves nomination of 6 parks, mangrove forest as UNESCO World Heritage sites

The Thai cabinet, at its meeting in the southern province of Krabi on Tuesday, endorsed a proposal from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to nominate six national parks…

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Thai K-pop star ‘Lisa’ honoured by her hometown

Thai-born K-pop star Lalisa “Lisa” Manoban of the girl group “BLACKPINK” was given an honourary award by her hometown of Buri Ram’s Provincial Education Office on Tuesday, for her contribution…

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Mango plantation for sale in Ang Thong, following massive stork invasion

The owner of a 20-hectare mango plantation in Sawaeng Ha district of the central province of Ang Thong has put it on the market, and the sale includes tens of…

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Communities in Chiang Mai locked down until Nov 24 as COVID infections surge

Fifteen communities in the municipal area of Chiang Mai province were locked down yesterday (Thursday) until November 24th by the provincial governor, as COVID-19 infections continue to spread. Everyone living…

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Dog therapy pilot project to be launched in two Thai prisons

Thailand’s Department of Corrections is working on the launch of a pilot dog therapy project in prisons in Nakhon Ratchasima, Ratchaburi and Rayong provinces, according to Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin….

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Muslim leaders in Pattani set example by getting COVID-19 vaccinations

Religious leaders in the southern border province of Pattani have visited the vaccination centre, in the conference room of the provincial Islamic committee, to receive COVID-19 vaccine shots in an…

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Tourists return to Thailand’s chilly natural attractions

Tourists are flocking to embrace the cool breezes and the beautiful sunrises at the Phu Ruea National Park viewpoint, in Thailand’s northern province of Loei, as temperatures fall to just…

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J&J vaccine administered in Sa Kaeo may have been smuggled from Cambodia

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is claimed to have been administered to a man by a private clinic in Thailand’s eastern province of Sa Kaeo, is suspected to have…

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Car found in Chao Phraya River in Nakhon Sawan, to be recovered today

On Monday night, rescue workers located the sports utility vehicle of a man from Suphan Buri who drove into the Chao Phraya by accident and drowned last Friday night, in…

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This handout photo from the Royal Thai Army taken in late April 2021 and released on May 3, 2021 shows military personnel detaining illegal immigrants in an undisclosed location near the border areas between Thailand and neighbouring countries

Influx of illegal immigrants to Thailand prompts COVID concerns

Thai authorities have been asked to increase field checks on factories and businesses, to make sure that they hire properly registered and fully vaccinated migrant workers from neighbouring countries, to…

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Doi Inthanon National Park to reopen to visitors on Wednesday

Chiang Mai’s Doi Inthanon National Park, Thailand’s highest peak, will reopen to visitors this Wednesday, for the first time in several months. Visitors are attracted by the cool breezes and…

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Body found in Chao Phraya River after 2.5-day search with help of underwater robot

The body of a 27-year-old man, plunging along with his car into the Chao Phraya River in the Muang district of Thailand’s Nakhon Sawan province on Friday night, has been…

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Clubhouse attacks on Isaan cause concern

#ClubhouseToxic remained a top-trending hashtag on Thai Twitter over the weekend after a group of users began an online discussion discriminating against “Isaan” people, referring to those born in the…

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Thailand aspires to be hub for herbal products and cannabis-based medicines

Thailand aims to become an international hub for the production and export of herbal products and cannabis/hemp-based medicines, to boost revenues for farmers and the country, said Deputy Government Spokesperson…

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The problem with sex education in Thailand

In Thailand, sex education is combined with health education. 3rd graders, usually between 8 and 9 years old, will begin learning about sexual harassment at school, with teachers explaining what…

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GISTDA reports over 190,000 hectares of rice fields damaged by recent flooding

More than 190,000 hectares of paddy fields in Thailand’s central and north-eastern regions have been damaged by prolonged flooding, according to the Geo-informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) based…

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Tough protector of forests in Thailand’s Narathiwat transferred to Nakhon Sawan

Peerawat Waeda-oh, the chief of Namtok Seepo National Park in Thailand’s southern border province of Narathiwat, who has earned a reputation for being tough on illegal loggers, has been transferred…

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Thai police seize US$3.6m in counterfeit dollar bills in Nakhon Pathom

Thai police seized 36,000 counterfeit US$100 bills, a printing press and arrested four women today (Wednesday) in a raid ona house in the central province of Nakhon Pathom. Deputy National…

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Half submerged freighter involved in estuary collision to be salvaged

Thailand’s Marine Department has ordered the owner of cargo ship, OPK3, to salvage the half-submerged vessel in three days. The ship collided with another freighter, NP Pathum Thani, in the…

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Two freight ships collide in estuary of Chao Phraya River, no casualties

Two freighters loaded with cargo containers collided in the estuary of the Chao Phraya River today (Tuesday), in front of Samut Prakan provincial hall. There are no reports of injuries…

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Thai employee of company implicated in used medical glove scandal jailed for 4 years

Thailand’s Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court has sentenced a Thai employee of the “Paddy the Room” trading company to four years in prison. The firm allegedly exported about…

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A spark of life in Chiang Mai’s tourism sector

Many travellers have been heading to Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Mai, where four districts have reopened for tourism as this year’s cold season gets underway. Fog was seen this…

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Thailand’s Hua Hin resort town ready to welcome tourists again

Many businesses in Hua Hin are hoping that reopening the country might offer a glimmer of hope, while Thai tourists are unsure if welcoming foreigners again will increase the infection…

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Students attend morning assembly as schools reopen due to the easing of restrictions after a temporary closure to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Bangkok on February 1, 2021. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

Many schools in Thailand reopen for in-person learning

Many schools around the country resumed on-site classes for the second semester today, after being closed since May due to COVID-19 pandemic. At Bodindecha School in Bangkok, the director, Wisit…

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Phuket “Smart Bus” service resumes on Monday to help promote tourism

After being suspended for about a year due to the pandemic, the Phuket “Smart Bus” will resume normal operations on Monday for foreign tourists and local commuters. The company said…

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Controversial Buddhist preacher Phra Maha Praiwan to leave monkhood

One of two controversial monks, Phra Maha Praiwan Worawano, well known for unorthodox preaching, has announced his intention to leave the monkhood after his teacher and mentor, Phra Ratchapanya Suthee,…

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Thai PM agrees to Loy Krathong festival being held nationwide

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has given the greenlight to the state and private sectors to hold this year’s Loy Krathong festival, provided that there are adequate health safety measures, under…

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Ancient sculptures depicting the Jataka are part of the exhibition at the Phra Pathom Chedi National Museum. (Photo by Fine Arts Department)

Discovering Dvaravati: Phra Pathom Chedi National Museum re-opens

Closed to visitors since April 2019, the Phra Pathom Chedi National Museum is now reopening with a new and spectacular exhibition, which includes the Inscription of Wat Phra Ngam, the…

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Two killed, three seriously burnt in factory chemical explosion in Rayong

Two workers were killed and three others sustained serious burns when a chemical storage tank exploded at a factory in Thailand’s eastern province of Rayong on Tuesday afternoon. The Map…

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No hazardous chemical residue found from blaze at foam factory in Pathum Thani

No dangerous chemical residue has been found and the air quality in Pathum Thani province remains normal, according to the Pollution Control Department, following a fire that broke out on…

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Anchilee Scott-Kemmis, Miss Universe Thailand 2021

Thai-Australian model Anchilee Scott-Kemmis crowned Miss Universe Thailand 2021

Having won this year’s national crown last night (Sunday), Thai-Australian model Anchilee Scott-Kemmis will compete in the global Miss Universe 2021 pageant, to be held in Eilat, Israel this December….

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Thai university urged to protect monarchy related tradition

Chulalongkorn University’s administration has been urged to do something about the Student Union’s controversial decision to cancel a customary procession, featuring the Phra Kieo coronet, during this year’s traditional soccer…

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Security increased at key sluice gates to prevent unauthorised opening

Thailand’s Royal Irrigation Department has ordered all sluice gates in key dykes to be guarded around the clock after a recent incident involving the unauthorised opening of a gate in…

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A motorist rides a scooter along a flooded road after heavy rain in Bangkok on March 9, 2021. Jack TAYLOR / AFP

Another storm to hit Thailand late next week, heavy rain forecast

People living in Thailand’s eastern, lower central, and upper southern regions are advised to brace for heavy rain next Friday and Saturday when an atmospheric depression is expected to make…

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Court rules suspect in Nakhon Sawan police custody died of deliberate suffocation

The Nakhon Sawan provincial court ruled today (Wednesday) that the drug suspect, who was seen in video footage with his head covered by plastic bags while in police custody at…

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‘Winter Is Coming’ – Thailand’s cold season to begin next week

Thailand is expected to enter the cold season next week and the periods of chilly weather will last longer, 5 to 7 days at a time instead of just 3…

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Medics at Udon Thani hospital protest over unpaid hazard allowances

About 50 nurses and other medical personnel working at the Udon Thani provincial hospital have protested to the management over its alleged failure to pay them hazard allowances for having…

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New seamless travel through toll plazas on Motorway No 9 from October 29

Thailand’s Highways Department will put the new M-Flow toll system on tests from October 29th at Dan Tap Chang and Dan Tanya Buri toll plazas on Motorway No 9, which…

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Bangkok warned of 0.40m rise in Chao Phraya River between October 23-30

Thailand’s Department of Public Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has notified the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to advise the city’s riverside residents to brace a rise in the level of the…

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Truckers stage rally to demand diesel price peg at 25 baht per litre

Hundreds of trucks and their drivers, affiliated with the Land Transport Federation of Thailand, gathered this morning (Tuesday) at muster points on six main routes in different parts of the…

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More field hospitals set up, 22 more villages locked down in Pattani as COVID cases surge

22 more villages in the Sai Buri district of Thailand’s southern border province of Pattani have been locked down and more field hospitals set up to cope with the steady…

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Thailand’s Khao Kheow Open Zoo defends elephant swimming shows

Khao Kheow Open Zoo, in Thailand’s eastern province of Chon Buri, will continue holding elephant swimming shows for tourists despite social media criticism, alleging cruelty to animals, after a picture,…

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Yala tightens travel restrictions, controls at government offices, banks to contain COVID-19

The Yala provincial administration, today (Monday), started tightening up travel restrictions by requiring all travellers entering this southern border province of Thailand to have received at least one dose of…

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PM asked to review appointment of army general to take charge of pandemic in south

Bhumjaithai party-list MP Suphachai Jaismut has asked Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to review his order appointing one of his advisors, General Nattaphon Narkphanit, to take charge of a new command…

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Flood woes caused by dam overflow in Suphan Buri province

Flood woes caused by dam overflow in Suphan Buri province

Many households and low-lying areas located along the Tha Chin River, in Thailand’s central province of Suphan Buri, are submerged after excess water overflowed the spillways of the Krasiao Dam…

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Villages near Phu Tub Berk mountain placed under COVID lockdown until end October

The Phetchabun provincial governor has ordered two villages, next to Thailand’s famous mountain resort of Phu Tub Berk, closed to all outsiders from Monday until end of this month after…

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Tourism minister hopes New Year appearances of world famous artists in Thailand will inspire the young and the disabled

Thai Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn says that he is also looking at the non-financial benefits of the planned appearances of two world famous artists, Thai-born pop artist Lalisa…

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30 medics at the Maharaj Hospital in Nakhon Si Thammarat have tested positive for the virus.

Nakhon Si Thammarat quiet after being declared a COVID-19 “dark red” province

The Muang district of Thailand’s southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat has fallen quiet, with about half of the shops shuttered, light traffic and fewer people in public venues, after…

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Teachers brave tough terrain to deliver milk to children in Kanchanaburi

A group of about 20 dedicated teachers and volunteers braved four hours of rain, mud and flooded dirt roads in Thungyai Naresuan wildlife sanctuary, in Thailand’s western province of Kanchanaburi,…

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Thailand’s Similan Islands reopen with limited tourist numbers allowed

Mu Koh Similan National Park, in the southern province of Phang-nga, has reopened to tourists under its “new normal” measures, with no more than 3,850 visitors allowed per day. The…

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Thailand’s 20 major dams, reservoirs are in danger of overflowing

Irrigation officials have been advised by Thailand’s Office of the National Water Command Centre (NWCC) to manage the discharge of excess water from Thailand’s 20 major dams and reservoirs properly,…

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Sixth suspected insurgent killed in Narathiwat peat swamp

Thai security forces shot and killed a suspected insurgent in a peat swamp in Bareh Tai sub-district of Bacho district in Thailand’s southern border province of Narathiwat today. Using a…

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Pasak riverside residents warned of flooding as more water is discharged through dam

Pasak riverside communities were warned today (Wednesday) to brace for possible flooding and to move their valuable belongings to higher ground after the Pasak Jolasid Dam decided to triple the…

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5,000 households in six districts of Chanthaburi inundated after heavy rain all-night

Heavy rain throughout Tuesday night and early this morning dumped 300mm of water on Thailand’s eastern coastal province of Chanthaburi, flooding 162 villages and nine communities in six districts of…

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Thai people remember late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on the 5th anniversary of his passing

Thai people nationwide are paying their respects to late King Bhumibol Adulyadej today (Wednesday), on the fifth anniversary of his passing. At Siriraj hospital, where the late king spent most…

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Women row a boat with their dog through floodwaters in a neighbourhood in Ayutthaya on October 4, 2021, after tropical storm Dianmu caused flooding in 31 provinces across the country. Jack TAYLOR / AFP

Successive storms may cause floods in parts of central Thailand this week

People living downstream of Pasak Jolasid Dam in Ang Thong, Lop Buri, Saraburi, Suphan Buri, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi and Ayutthaya have been warned to brace for flooding as an indirect…

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This handout image Courtesy of Netflix shows a scene of South Korea’s “Squid Game” Season one. A dystopian vision of a polarised society, Netflix smash hit “Squid Game” blends a tight plot, social allegory and uncompromising violence to create the latest South Korean cultural phenomenon to go global. It features South Korea’s most marginalised, including the deeply in debt, a migrant worker and a North Korean defector, competing in traditional children’s games for the chance to win 45.6 billion won ($38 million) in mysterious circumstances. And losing players are killed. YOUNGKYU PARK / Netflix / AFP

Thai police warn youths may emulate violence seen in hit TV series ‘Squid Game’

Thai police have expressed concerns over South Korea’s hit survival drama TV series “Squid Game”, citing some violent scenes which may affect the mental health of some youths and lead…

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COVID-19 resurgence in Hua Hin and Chaiyaphum closes market and TAO office 

The Chatchai market, in Thailand’s resort town of Hua Hin, has been ordered to close for three days from Monday, after 30 people connected to the market were found to be infected with COVID-19. The mayor of Hua Hin,…

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Chiang Mai’s Muang Mai market closed for disinfection after new cluster of COVID-19 infections emerges

Chiang Mai’s largest retail market for fresh food, fruits and vegetables, Muang Mai, remains eerily quiet for a second day today (Sunday) after the provincial communicable disease committee decided to…

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Medics and health volunteers in Sa Kaew province wear school uniforms to convince students to get vaccinated

To allay concerns among students and their parents about undesirable side effects of COVID-19 vaccines, medics and public health volunteers responsible for vaccinating students in Thailand’s eastern province of Sa…

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High tide raises Chao Phraya River level, floods communities in Nonthaburi and Pathum Thani

Riverside households in Bangkok’s neighbouring provinces of Nonthaburi and Pathum Thani, which are not protected by floodwalls, have been warned to brace for flooding today (Sunday) due to the high…

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Customers of the riverside Chaopraya Antique Café react to a boat’s wake as they enjoy themselves in the extraordinary high water levels in the Chao Phraya River in Nonthaburi, near Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Thai riverside restaurant finds silver lining in floods

A flood-hit riverside restaurant in Nonthaburi, a busy town neighboring Bangkok, has drawn the attention of several international media agencies after becoming an unlikely dining hotspot in the face of…

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A covered beer tab at a restaurant in Bangkok. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Liquor sales banned in Chanthaburi following resurgence of COVID-19

A ban on the sale of alcoholic drinks has been introduced in Thailand’s eastern province of Chanthaburi, from today (Thursday) until the end of the month, to contain the spread…

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Heavy rain forecast for most parts of Thailand, 14 provinces warned of flash floods

People living in Thailand’s central, lower north-eastern, eastern and southern regions have been warned to brace for heavy rain in the next 24 hours, which may result in flash floods…

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Bangkok’s riverside communities warned of rising waters in Chao Phraya River

Residents of 11 riverside communities in Bangkok, located outside the protective flood walls, have been advised to track the water situation in the Chao Phraya River closely, which is expected…

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Rescue workers try to save hundreds of pigs from drowning in flood water

Many pigs have drowned while some were saved by rescue workers after water from the swollen Chi River swept into riverside pig farms in Phra Yuen district of Thailand’s north-eastern…

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Parents of children at child development centres to receive 2,000 baht subsidy

The Thai cabinet approved a 1.32-billion-baht fund today (Tuesday) to help ease the financial burden of parents whose small children are receiving pre-school education at child development centres across the…

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Thailand’s annual Vegetarian Festival begins without usual fanfare

The country’s annual vegetarian festival kicked off Tuesday in many provinces around the country, with measures to prevent COVID-19 spread in place, and without the usual fanfare. The festival, which…

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Bodies of 4 suspected insurgents found in forest swamp in Narathiwat after six-day siege

The bodies of four people, thought to be insurgents, have been found shot to death in a forest peat swamp in the Bareh Tai sub-district of Bacho district in Thailand’s…

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Train services to southern destinations beyond Yala temporarily suspended

Local train services from Hat Yai town to destinations beyond the southern border province of Yala have been suspended from today (Monday) until further notice after a train was shot…

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Residents in 6 northeastern Thai provinces warned to prepare forevacuation as Chi river rises

Thailand’s National Water Directorate has issued an advisory,for riverside residents living in 28 districts in six north-eastern provinces, to move their valuables to higher ground and be ready for evacuation…

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Sukhothai province on October 1, 2021. (Photo by Sukhothai Public Relation Office)

Another Great Flood looming for Thailand? Experts weigh the risks

With the overflowing Chao Phraya flooding more provinces, Thais are worried their worst fears could soon be realized – a recurrence of the Great Flood of 2011, which claimed more than 600 lives…

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One officer killed in clash with insurgents in Thailand’s Narathiwat province

An army officer was killed in a firefight with insurgents hiding in a forest peat swamp in the southern border province of Narathiwat on Saturday night, as government forces tightened…

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Riverside communities in Nonthaburi province are now under water

Hundreds of households in riverside communities in Bangkok’s neighbouring province of Nonthaburi, which are not protected by flood walls, have been flooded since Saturday as the swollen Chao Phraya River…

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144 teams of medics sent to help flood victims in 17 flooded provinces

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has sent 144 teams of medics to help flood victims in 17 provinces and they have already treated more than 8,000 people, mostly suffering from…

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Body of missing boat skipper found 70km from his capsized tug in Ayutthaya

The decomposing body of a man, believed by the driver of the tug boat which capsized in front of Wat Panang Choeng in Ayutthaya province on September 29th, was found…

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People living adjacent to Chao Phraya River in Chainat province warned of possible flooding

Thailand’s Royal Irrigation Department (RID) sent an urgent letter to Chainat’s provincial governor today (Saturday), asking him to warn people living on both banks of the Chao Phraya River to…

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Foreign tourists can now apply to stay for up to nine months in Thailand

Foreign tourists can now stay in Thailand for up to nine months without the need of travel abroad to have their visas extended, three months on the initial visa with…

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Large haul of guns seized, 51 people arrested in nationwide crackdown on illegal firearms

Police have seized more than 300 guns, over 3,500 rounds of ammunition of various calibres and arrested 51 suspects in nationwide crackdown of illegal firearms. The seized firearms, many of…

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Thai fermented fish thrown at PM’s vehicle by opponents

Yesterday (Thursday), the prime minister and his security team were confronted by disapproving local residents during his visit to Nonthaburi province. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was visiting there to inspect…

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Huge volume of water to be diverted to Suphan Buri before high tide

Taking advantage of the low tide in the Gulf of Thailand, irrigation officials have stepped up efforts to divert the massive amounts of water in the Chao Phraya river basin…

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