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    Monsoon blows waste onto Hua Hin beach

    Chaiwat Satyaem, Published on 20/10/2012

    » Tourists planning to swim at Hua Hin beach are thinking twice after the entire 10-kilometre stretch of sand was littered with garbage blown ashore by monsoon winds.

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    Heavy rain forecast until Monday

    Published on 09/06/2018

    » Heavy rain will blanket most of the country until Monday, according to the Thai Meteorological Department.


    Reckless development sows seeds of disaster

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 09/08/2018

    » As monsoon rains have struck the Mekong region recently, some countries have been hit hard by flooding. These disasters reflect the fact that the region's development projects have not fully recognised climate change impacts and so lack plans to deal with them.

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    Clinging in the rain

    News, Published on 04/08/2018

    » People huddled under umbrellas or taking shelter from rain are a common sight now the monsoon season has arrived. In recent weeks Bangkok has seen its fair share of rain and flooding during storms.


    Clinging to hope

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 21/05/2018

    » They have survived many challenges, from a genocide that killed nearly 3 million of their people, the ultimate fight for freedom from Pakistan, a series of coups since independence in 1971, and the assassination of the Father of the Nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. But the people of Bangladesh still find it in their hearts to help those even less fortunate than themselves, in this case hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees.


    Rainy-Season Struggles Only Bangkokians Understand

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 13/07/2018

    » The monsoon season not only brings heavy rain showers but also makes your Bangkok life a tad more difficult. Not sure what I'm getting at? Read on and see if you agree (and commiserate) with me.


    How to enjoy the majesty of Phu Soi Dao

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 11/07/2018

    » Unless you have shut yourself from all news, you must be aware that it's wise to avoid visiting certain caves or venturing off the Andaman coast during the monsoon season. However, at several destinations in Thailand, this is the period when the beauty of nature reaches its peak, thus in some ways the best time to be there. Phu Soi Dao is one such place.


    Bollywood parties big into the small hours

    Life, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 29/06/2018

    » Monsoon season may have arrived in Bangkok, but on Sunday it rained Bollywood stars as the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) put on a spectacular melange of glitz and glamour at the Siam Niramit Theatre in Bangkok. The grandest celebration of Indian cinema, the 19th IIFA Awards returned to the City of Angels for the second time since their inception in 2000.


    Chinese warned over Thai weather

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 23/09/2018

    » The Chinese embassy in Bangkok has issued a safety warning to tourists travelling to Thailand during next month's "Golden Week" holiday, after six drowning incidents involving Chinese visitors occurred in August, according to a report by the <i>South China Morning Post</i>.


    Escaping the city heat

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 17/08/2017

    » The monsoon season may not be ideal for visiting certain places. But in the case of Phu Soi Dao, the mighty mountain and national park of Uttaradit on the border with Laos, this rainy period is the best time to climb it.

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