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    Drowning adds to Koh Tao's misery

    Online Reporters, Published on 06/10/2014

    » SURAT THANI – Koh Tao’s misery continued over the weekend after a Belgian drowned off the resort island still rocked by the murder of two British backpackers there last month.

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    Suspect in Danish rape arrested

    Online Reporters, Published on 06/10/2014

    » CHON BURI – A man jailed for nearly seven years for attempted murder has been arrested for allegedly raping a Danish tourist near Pattaya.

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    Abbot urges speedy end to temple row

    News, Lamphai Intathep, Published on 30/08/2014

    » Wat Sa Ket abbot Phra Phromsuthi has begged the public and media to stop its criticisms over a temple scandal.

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    Artistic cross-fertilisation culminates in free BACC show

    Life, Published on 18/06/2014

    » Five prominent figures in the South Korean performing-arts scene and six local artists are joining to present what they have learned from each other this Sunday. They are currently participating in a short artist-in-residence programme at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) and Korean Cultural Centre, which winds up on Saturday.

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    Ban on Phatthalung gold rush

    Assawin Pakkawan, Published on 31/05/2014

    » Phatthalung — A large amount of gold is believed to be buried in a palm plantation here during World War II, triggering a gold rush despite a prospecting ban.

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    British Embassy retreats in Phuket

    Published on 08/11/2013

    » The Bangkok-based British embassy has announced that its honorary consuls in Phuket and Koh Samui will no longer provide any notarial services, such as income verification letters for immigration purposes. British citizens requiring official documentation must now deal with the main site British embassy in Bangkok. A spokesman said that 70 percent of the notarial work in Phuket and Koh Samui was the provision of income letters and these could be applied for by post and did not require a special journey to the metropolis. The embassy claims that it is rationalizing services in order to concentrate resources where they are best needed, for example, assistance for Brits in distress. In its last issue, Pattaya Today revealed that, as regards Pattaya, where no notarial services have been offered since late 2012, it was now optional whether Brits obtained their income verification letters from the British embassy in Bangkok or from the consulates of other countries in the resort. In a statement, the British embassy stated that it was concerned about a potential loss of income if other consulates assumed responsibility, subject to agreement by the Thai Immigration Bureau. It is not known whether the embassy is telling its nationals the same thing in Phuket and Koh Samui.

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    Tourism needs clear direction from above

    Published on 19/09/2013

    » The government’s plan to achieve 2.2 trillion baht in tourism revenue in 2015 depends on clear action and policies, according to tourism-related experts. Dr. Naligatibhak Sangsanit, head of DASTA (Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration), said that simply relying on bigger numbers doesn’t necessarily lead to bigger revenue on the scale anticipated.

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    Myanmar locals slam Dawei contractor

    Published on 17/09/2013

    » A group of angry Myanmar villagers have accused Thai construction giant Italian-Thai Development PCL (ITD) of failing to keep its promise to compensate them for losses caused by the building of new roads for the Dawei deep-sea port and industrial project.

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    Orchestra on The Beach at Cha-Am

    Published on 10/09/2013

    » The Cha-Am Municipality invited an international orchestra from the Fine Arts Department of Thailand to provide a free musical performance on the beach on 16th August 2013. The opening  of the concert was performed by the Mayor of Cha-Am Mr. Nukul Pornsomboonsiri.

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    Moon cakes: not just pie in the sky

    Published on 10/09/2013

    » The Chinese have given us much to celebrate, not least Chinese food, which has seemingly left its indelible mark on every continent around the globe. Perhaps it is fitting that the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, second only in importance to the Spring Festival, brings with it another Chinese delight – the moon cake.

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