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  • TRAVEL

    Plane to Busan

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 09/03/2017

    » Cargo cranes lift colourful containers into gigantic ships at the huge Busan port. Traffic slowly eases toward Gwangan Bridge, passing beaches and islands that scatter the coast. The Sun is about to set and darkness slowly blankets colourful houses on the Gamcheon Culture Village slope. Light from seaside skyscrapers reflects on the seawater at the marina, as restaurants and beach bars light up for the night. Tourists fill the streets, looking for fun.

  • TRAVEL

    Concert for a princess

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 20/08/2015

    » On Aug 29, the "Heavenly Voices For The Princess Concert" will be performed by the Viola Lovers band under the baton of Asst Prof Col Chuchart Pitaksakorn at 4.30pm at Samosorn Sevakamart Hall, Mrigadayavan Palace, in Cha-am district, Phetchaburi.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • LEARNING

    Holiday chaos

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 31/03/2011

    » The stormy weather and incessant rains have ruined many holidays in southern tourist areas, but at least some tourists will have an exciting story to tell.

  • BUSINESS

    Thai VietJet keen to start expansion

    Business, Boonsong Kositchotethana, Published on 04/11/2017

    » The planned expansion of Thai VietJet Air (TVJA), held back by the now-removed red flag on Thailand's aviation safety, is about to take off.

  • NEWS

    Thai Lion's latest routes play on China

    Business, Boonsong Kositchotethana, Published on 19/06/2017

    » Thai Lion Air (TLA) will establish new flight connections between northern Thailand and China in a bid to capture rising inbound Chinese traffic.

  • BUSINESS

    Terror in Spain, turmoil in Washington dent stocks

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 21/08/2017

    » Recap: US political instability and a terrorist attack in Spain put pressure on global stock markets, with Wall Street hitting a three-month low and European and Asian bourses also sinking, though Thailand managed a small gain.

  • LIFESTYLE

    How did it start?

    Life, Published on 09/02/2017

    » It's hard to say who was the first tourist in Siam, because tourism as we know it didn't exist until a few centuries ago. Indian merchants sailed here in the 5th century, the Chinese came to trade and later to settle, and one of the earliest European travellers were the Portuguese, arriving in Ayutthaya in 1511. In 1680, Ibn Muhammad Ibrahim, a Persian, visited the land and recorded his impressions -- "All around us were trees that never feel the withering touch of autumn" -- while the first guidebook to the Kingdom was written by local resident J. Antonio in 1904. (Its most highly recommended activity is the shooting of birds and mammals.)

  • BUSINESS

    Zero-tour clampdown hits Nok Air China plan

    Business, Boonsong Kositchotethana, Published on 17/11/2016

    » Nok Air is decelerating its expansion into China, apparently due to the impact of the crackdown on "zero dollar" inbound tours.

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