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    Yuan weakness and Chinese condo buyers in Thailand

    Business, Published on 19/12/2018

    » Chinese buyers now make up the largest share of foreign purchasers in the Thai condominium market. In addition to the fast-growing segment from mainland China, other Chinese buyers come from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. This has prompted many developers in Thailand, especially listed ones, to market their projects abroad, with a special focus on Asian markets.


    A royal agricultural legacy

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 25/10/2018

    » Although King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away two years ago, he left behind priceless legacies from his more than 4,000 royal projects nationwide. One of his major initiatives is soil aggravation, which won a patent from the Department of Intellectual Property in 2007. Anyone wishing to learn about this royal brainchild can visit Pikun Thong Development Study Centre in Muang Narathiwat, where acidic peat soil was improved with the king's help.


    Seeing the langsat for the trees

    News, Sanitsuda Ekachai, Published on 15/09/2018

    » Langsat, a sweet fruit with a leathery yellowish skin, once served as the pride of Uttaradit province. Not anymore.


    Korean dream jobs sour

    News, Published on 02/09/2018

    » An ex-worker in South Korea is telling Thai people to think twice if they want to be called "phi noi", or little ghost, by working illegally and risking arrest there in exchange for high wages.


    Better days around the bend

    Business, Suchat Sritama, Published on 27/08/2018

    » Various projects have moved to the forefront recently in the hope of converting the three restive southernmost provinces into tourist destinations.


    Mid-career recognition

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 29/08/2018

    » Respect is earned, although in Thailand respect often comes with age. To motivate artists on the rise, the Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, Ministry of Culture, initiated the title Silpathorn Artist in 2003 to honour mid-career artists — those who've contributed to their respective fields for a number of years but still not 'masters'. The Silpathorn Award focuses on contemporary disciplines — fashion, architecture, literature, music, film, performing art and visual art — and recipients, who are between 30 to 50, represent the youthful, progressive energy in the Thai creative scene. An exhibition showing their bodies of work, from design sketches to a film screening, is ongoing at Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Art Center until Sept 9.


    Joint meeting lures 400 Chinese execs

    Business, Phusadee Arunmas, Published on 18/08/2018

    » As many as 400 business leaders and chief executives from 40-50 leading Chinese companies, including Alibaba Group, are scheduled to meet Thai counterparts next Friday at Government House to tighten bilateral trade and investment.


    An accident waiting to happen

    Spectrum, Achadtaya Chuenniran, Published on 29/07/2018

    » Serious efforts to tighten safety standards for foreign tourists scared away by the tragedy of 47 Chinese visitors killed when a boat capsized off the Phuket coastline early this month fail to ease the concerns of deputy Tourist Police Bureau chief Surachate Hakparn about a possible repeat of the tragedy.


    Bursting thetourism bubble

    Spectrum, Suchat Sritama, Published on 29/07/2018

    » The boat capsize in Phuket which claimed 47 lives has raised questions about whether Thailand should continue luring tourists in large numbers or start to pull back and rethink the dangers of "overtourism" until better safeguards are in place.


    Another pearl of the Andaman

    Life, Published on 19/07/2018

    » Once voted Thailand's third-nicest city to live in, Ranong is abundant with beautiful natural and cultural attractions ranging from beaches, islands, mountains, caves and waterfalls to temples.

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