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    Pattaya condo market hits the pause button

    Spectrum, Published on 19/02/2017

    » The condominium market in Pattaya City has been growing briskly for the past few years, with more than 7,400 units were completed and registered at the Land Department in 2015-16. At the end of 2016, a total of 73,660 units were completed and registered in the resort city.

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    Picking up speed in a push for boat safety

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 26/06/2016

    » Despite the recent spate of speedboat accidents to hit the Thai tourism industry, Chinese tourist Ma Che has no qualms about taking a day trip from Pattaya to Koh Lan.

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    Our top 10 stories in a year that will be hard to forget

    Spectrum, Published on 25/12/2016

    » Over the past year 'Spectrum' has reported a wide range of issues to give readers valuable insights. Our reporter ambushed the monk who helped Leicester City to their shock English Premier League title to get an exclusive. Another reporter blended in with Chinese yuppies in the new business district of Bangkok to find out why they decided to migrate to Thailand. Two reporters did a series of stories on the Tiger Temple by hanging out with the veterinarian, monks and national park officers to listen to all sides. We were determined to find the truth. Last month we also went up to Chiang Mai to talk to Hmong girls wrongly accused of stealing a British tourist's watch. Here are the top 10 stories in another exciting year of reporting.

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    In Kim Jong Un's summer palace, fun meets guns

    Reuters, Published on 10/10/2017

    » SEOUL: In the seaside city of Wonsan, North Korean families cook up barbecues on the beach, go fishing, and eat royal jelly flavour ice cream in the summer breeze. For their leader Kim Jong Un, the resort is a summer retreat, a future temple to tourism, and a good place to test missiles.

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    Sex work lures African women to Pattaya

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 17/09/2017

    » Sea, sand and sun are what most people expect when they come to visit Pattaya. But one thing that makes Sin City so infamous is its wealth of nightlife and entertainment venues. For this beachfront city, the day seems to stretch on endlessly into the wee hours.

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    Spike in tourist deaths sparks ministry concern

    Business, Chadamas Chinmaneevong, Published on 11/02/2016

    » The Tourism and Sports Ministry is working to address the issue of tourist safety after a 54% jump in the number of foreign tourists who lost their lives in Thailand last year.

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    Russian tycoon’s dream quickly turns to ruin

    Spectrum, Published on 13/12/2015

    » In Koh Dek Koul, a tiny island off the Cambodian coast, Russian real estate tycoon and playboy Sergei Polonsky’s extravagant lair is slowly but steadily falling apart.

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    Walking a fine line to model behaviour

    Spectrum, Published on 06/12/2015

    » South Korean JiWon, 19, is hopeful her career will mirror that of her favourite supermodel, Candice Swanepoel. Growing up in England and Singapore, JiWon made the decision to become a model after seeing South African-born Candice on TV. She felt “an adrenaline rush”. “That was the moment I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up,” JiWon said.

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    Brighter outlook on the horizon

    Spectrum, Published on 18/10/2015

    » Thailand’s economy has been growing more slowly than the government expected. The growth rate has declined since the beginning of this year, signifying things are not going according to plan.

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    Subs plan tests navy to sink or swim

    Spectrum, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 09/08/2015

    » It has been 64 years since the Royal Thai Navy decommissioned their four submarines in 1951, but when they first expressed their desire to purchase a new fleet from Sweden in 1995, they ended up empty-handed due to insufficient funds.

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