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  • NEWS

    Tourism and Sports Ministry mulls levy for tourists

    Business, Dusida Worrachaddejchai, Published on 24/05/2019

    » The Tourism and Sports Ministry is considering the possibility of imposing a tourist levy to use for improving local attractions and insurance coverage for foreign visitors.

  • OPINION

    Tourist tax could work

    News, Editorial, Published on 28/05/2019

    » The government's fresh initiative to charge a tax on tourists who visit Thailand is not a bad idea. But it should not be executed until the government has mapped out an effective plan to manage and allocate the potentially huge revenue generated from the levy.

  • BUSINESS

    EV prices to approach B1m in 3-5 years as market develops

    Business, Erich Parpart, Published on 14/06/2019

    » Increasing competition, the arrival of charging stations and lower production costs will drive down the price of an electric vehicle (EV) to a more affordable 1 million baht within 3-5 years, says Yossapong Laoonual, president of the Electric Vehicle Association of Thailand.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A royal discovery

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 03/06/2019

    » A decade ago when a male elephant was brought from the southern province of Krabi to live in an elephant conservation centre in Maha Sarakham in the northeast, only Khruba Thammunee Thitadhammo, a monk who founded the centre, believed that it was a white elephant.

  • OPINION

    The Power of one

    News, Postbag, Published on 03/06/2019

    » Re: "King Power wins contract bid", (BP, June 1). Is there anyone the least bit surprised that King Power has "won" another 10-year monopoly to operate the duty-free shops at Suvarnabhumi airport?

  • OPINION

    Pulling hens' teeth

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 05/06/2019

    » After the debacle we have witnessed in the last few weeks with "experienced" politicians pushing for ministerial positions, going back on their previous promises to voters and looking for power incommensurate with their electoral results, the Future Forward Party's problem with a "young and boisterous" member seems rather minuscule.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The lives of others

    Life, Sawarin Suwichakornpong, Published on 07/06/2019

    » Born in 1969 to a farming family in Chon Buri, Pimjai Juklin -- aka Duanwad Pimwana -- is one of Thailand's preeminent writers of contemporary fiction. After briefly working as a journalist, Duanwad started writing short stories. She was first published in 1989 in a local Thai magazine. In 2003, she published her first novel, Chang Samran (Bright), which won the SEA Write Award, making her one of only seven women writers to have won the prestigious award since its inception 40 years ago.

  • NEWS

    Thai Airways in-flight magazines send sales soaring

    News, Nauvarat Suksamran, Published on 01/06/2019

    » In-flight magazines are typically a cache of merchandise of international products. However, the reading literature in the seat pockets can provide an ideal channel for marketing prized, local products unrivalled in look, quality and prices.

  • TRAVEL

    Blame it on Justin Bieber

    Life, Published on 29/05/2019

    » A large sign warns motorists that Iceland's Fjadrargljufur canyon is closed to visitors but drivers keep on coming down the narrow gravel road. A ranger at a roadblock has to explain why no one can pass: The vulnerable landscape cannot sustain more visitors.

  • TRAVEL

    New theme park to star 'Hunger Games'

    Business, Published on 24/05/2019

    » LOS ANGELES: Some of Lionsgate's most popular film franchises from Hunger Games to Twilight will be brought to life when the studio opens what it calls the world's first vertical theme park in China this summer.

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