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  • OPINION

    Noble no more

    News, Postbag, Published on 17/09/2019

    » An American senator is said to have coined the phrase, "The first casualty when war comes is truth", back in 1918.

  • TRAVEL

    Film festival

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 28/03/2019

    » The 7th Thailand International Film Destination Festival has been kicked off to promote the country as a top destination for film locations.

  • LIFE

    Sisters are doin' it for themselves

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 22/06/2017

    » Call it teen power. Or the epitome of kawaii culture. Or a great marketing idea. Some may also detect a strange, Lolita-tinted vibe. But with their own TV, anime and manga series, as well as the record for "highest selling musical act in Japan in terms of singles sold", AKB48, with 48 members, are a long-standing Japanese idol girl-group known for their super-cute style and catchy tunes. It has been described as a national phenomenon in its country of origin, with a devoted fanbase that has followed the band's songs and merchandise since its inception over a decade ago in 2005.

  • 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.

  • THAILAND

    Government woos wary China travellers

    News, Published on 03/10/2018

    » The government is stepping up efforts to woo back Chinese tourists following a series of recent negative incidents.

  • 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.

  • THAILAND

    A weird and wonderful journey

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 18/05/2018

    » When Roger Crutchley set off from London on a mainly overland sojourn to Australia as a 22-year-old, little did he know that he had embarked on an adventure of a lifetime. Fate had him destined to head towards Thailand instead, which eventually became his home away from home for now almost half a century. And counting.

  • THAILAND

    Top 5 social media stories of the year

    News, Anucha Charoenpo, Published on 30/12/2017

    » The influence of social media on society today is of profound importance, and 2017 was no exception. This past year was one when netizens widely used social media platforms to scrutinise matters of public interest. Below are the top five news stories of the year that spread online mostly through social media initially in a much faster and wider manner before the mainstream media picked up and pursued them.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Shortage goods to be imported

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 26/10/2011

    » Taxes normally paid on foreign goods entering Thailand stopped temporarily to get items like drinking water, eggs, vegetables into the country fast.

  • TRAVEL

    No to imported alms

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 01/02/2018

    » Imported snacks are banned from alms offering in Luang Prabang. Giving alms to monks is a popular activity for tourists when visiting the old capital listed as a World Heritage site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

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