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  • TRAVEL

    Boat floating in Kanchanaburi

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 28/08/2014

    » From Sept 7-9, the "Floating Boats To Drive Away Bad Luck" tradition of the Thai-Mon people will be held in front of the model of Bodh Gaya, one of four of the world's most important and scared Buddhist sites, in Sangkhla Buri district, Kanchanaburi.

  • BUSINESS

    Hotel rates drop 5% Jan-June

    Boonsong Kositchotethana, Published on 07/10/2014

    » Tourists paid 5% less for a hotel room in Thailand in the first half of this year, as domestic political turmoil spurred price-slashing and promotions.

  • NEWS

    Rayong added to high-speed rail link

    Saritdet Marukatat, Published on 13/05/2013

    » Bidding for the construction of a high-speed train line to Rayong is expected to be held by the first quarter of next year, State Railway of Thailand (SRT) governor Prapat Chongsanguan said on Monday.

  • 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.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Anger is an energy

    Life, Gary Boyle, Published on 17/08/2018

    » It takes Trent Reznor 45 minutes to say hello. He voices his surprise that it's taken his band Nine Inch Nails nearly 30 years to do a show in Thailand. They almost made it in 2014 for the aborted Silverlake Festival in Pattaya, cancelled due to the volatile political climate, so there was no small amount of anticipation ahead of their show at Bangkok's packed Moonstar Studio on Tuesday night.

  • 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.

  • NEWS

    Sex tours sites prompt clean-up

    News, Wassayos Ngamkham, Published on 27/04/2018

    » Police are looking into a sex tour scandal after a foreign report emerged claiming that companies are offering steamy vacations to Western travellers with particular emphasis being placed on resort destinations such as Pattaya and Phuket.

  • 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.

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