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  • BUSINESS

    Hotels panic as Chinese cause slump

    News, Chaiyot Pupattanapong, Published on 16/11/2018

    » Hoteliers in Pattaya are urging the government to step in and help following a 60% slump in Chinese tourist arrivals in the resort city in recent months.

  • NEWS

    Remembering a brave battle well fought

    News, Published on 19/11/2018

    » The reconstruction of a significant event in the country's history has played out over 19 days to show present-day Thais how a "water battle" led by a monarch honoured with the "Great King" title freed the nation from Burmese occupation.

  • BUSINESS

    Top of the list

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 12/11/2018

    » Mention the word blockchain, and the first thing most people think of is cryptocurrency. But the reality is that the potential applications for distributed ledger technology (DLT) go far beyond bitcoin and its peers.

  • NEWS

    Loved to death

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 22/10/2018

    » In March, Thai authorities ordered the temporary closure of Maya Bay on Phi Phi Leh Island for the first time since 1999 to halt the environmental damage caused by too many tourists. A month later the Philippine island of Boracay, one of the world's most famous beach destinations, was closed for the same reason.

  • BUSINESS

    China outreach aims to rescue tourism

    Business, Onnucha Hutasingh, Published on 03/10/2018

    » Thai travel agencies are mobilising efforts to woo back Chinese travellers in the wake of July's deadly Phuket boat disaster and amid rising competition from neighbouring countries by promoting second-tier provinces and appealing to authorities to ease visa requirements.

  • OPINION

    Noisy riders are relevant

    News, Postbag, Published on 07/10/2018

    » Re: "Summary execution", (PostBag, Oct 6). Unfortunately, my letter was cruelly edited to the point that it made little sense. In my original, I included photographs in support, and said that although a (very weak) argument could be made for motorcycles riding on the footpath against the flow of traffic, none can be made for those that ride on the footpath with the flow of traffic.

  • BUSINESS

    Seeking a balance

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 01/10/2018

    » As returns in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and New Zealand shrink in the face of high demand and increased restrictions, real-estate investors in Asia are looking for new places to go, with Malaysia and Thailand among their targets.

  • NEWS

    Woman dies, 20 hurt in tour bus smash

    News, Published on 12/09/2018

    » Woman killed, 20 hurt in bus crash

  • OPINION

    Into the political fray

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 30/09/2018

    » Last June 30, the sometimes-accurate online Wikipedia updated the opening line of its entry on the general prime minister. For the first time, the introduction read, "Prayut Chan-o-cha is a Thai politician..." Before that, according to Wikipedia, Gen (Ret) Prayut was just a retired army general and head of the military junta -- which is what he claimed to be.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Oat still has the passion, Num's legal trials, mystery stripper

    News, Mae Moo, Published on 18/11/2018

    » Singer Pramote "Oat" Pathan denies he told his partner of 11 years he was "out of passion" for her when he decided to end the relationship, as he comes under fire on the internet for being a heartless cad.

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