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  • BUSINESS

    New Zealand draws nearer

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 21/10/2019

    » New Zealand is making a major effort to forge closer ties with Asean and the rest Asia, pinning its hopes on a conclusion to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), as world trade is being disrupted by US-China tensions, the country's trade minister says.

  • BUSINESS

    Playing it cool

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 09/09/2019

    » When it comes to sports, skiing and skating are the last activities anyone associates with Southeast Asia. Outside of a few indoor skating rinks in big cities, the only ice you'll find is in drinks. And as for snow, it's non-existent except at the highest reaches of remote and forbidding Hkakabo Razi in northern Myanmar.

  • TRAVEL

    GrabTukTuk opens in Chiang Mai

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 13/06/2019

    » Grab has partnered with Nakorn Lanna Cooperative to launch GrabTukTuk Electric service in Chiang Mai.

  • THAILAND

    Aviation hub potential exists but work must be done

    News, Erich Parpart, Published on 24/12/2017

    » Despite the strong foundation of its well-established automotive industry, Thailand still requires decades of investment in personnel, expertise and research and development (R&D) before the country can properly enter the race to become an aviation hub in Asean.

  • OPINION

    Two hats not good

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 07/10/2018

    » When Bangkok got too noisy because of all the criticism about cabinet ministers taking advantage by openly playing politics unfairly, the general prime minister escaped to the North on another scrupulously non-political trip to give away money and be photographed with every local personality and housewife within 20 kilometres.

  • OPINION

    Let Pakistan's ISI do its job

    News, Published on 16/06/2015

    » The Thai man who tried to carry a pistol and ammunition aboard an airliner last week is being held in custody in Pakistan. That country's top security agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence Agency, (ISI) is serious about security threats. And rightly so, given the reality of Pakistan's problems with terrorism. When a supposed student from another country is involved in such an unsubtle case involving a weapon and an international airliner, any nation would be remiss if it failed to conduct a thorough investigation.

  • TRAVEL

    Koh Mak low-carbon tourism boost

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 02/08/2018

    » The Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (Dasta) has set aside a million baht to support low-carbon tourism on Koh Mak, Trat.

  • BUSINESS

    Turning miles to smiles easier said than done

    Asia focus, Published on 03/11/2014

    » With the holiday season approaching, some of you might be considering approaching your favourite airline with your Silver, Gold or Platinum mileage card and a seemingly simple request: I have X number of miles, can you issue me a ticket for country ABC?

  • THAILAND

    Sky-high WiFi set to go far and wide

    Business, Kamolwat Praprutitum, Published on 27/06/2018

    » Air passengers putting their phones and tablets on flight mode are set to be a thing of the past as on-board WiFi service becomes the rule rather than the exception in the hugely lucrative connectivity industry, says an executive at Inmarsat, the British provider of global mobile satellite communications.

  • OPINION

    Waste of public money

    News, Postbag, Published on 23/03/2018

    » With the approval of a 150-billion-baht budget, the junta government plans for massive handouts to villages nationwide before the next election.

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