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  • NEWS

    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.

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    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.

  • BUSINESS

    A better place to work

    Spectrum, Suphin Mechuchep, Published on 29/07/2018

    » The tremendous value that organisations place on their people extends to real estate, as executives realise that a workplace is a strategic asset that can help their organisation to attract, nurture and retain talent.

  • BUSINESS

    After the beach boom

    Spectrum, Published on 22/07/2018

    » The condominium market in Cha-am and Hua Hin has yet to recover from the over-exuberant building frenzy of a few years ago. Although some projects by listed developers have sold well and attracted a high degree of interest in the two beach towns south of Bangkok, they are relatively small in number.

  • NEWS

    Striving for safer passage of goods

    Spectrum, Om Jotikasthira, Published on 22/07/2018

    » The European Union (EU) has commissioned Thailand to conduct training workshops for the transportation of dangerous goods in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), as part of a move to get the entire sub-region to adopt United Nations-based safety regulations for road-based logistics operations.

  • NEWS

    Cash-spinner or death trap?

    Spectrum, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 22/07/2018

    » The dark, unpleasant smell and twisted passages inside a typical cave might not look too alluring, and the Department of Mineral Resources might even agree with you, given the paucity of cave experts on staff.

  • NEWS

    Strong cities needed

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 15/07/2018

    » Bangkok has attracted millions of migrants seeking economic opportunity. They will be forced to handle the impacts of climate change in coming decades.

  • NEWS

    Spirited away

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 08/07/2018

    » The search for 12 boys and their football coach trapped in Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai ended on Tuesday when they were finally found, 10 full days after going missing. The Moo Pa Academy football team stole the media spotlight not only in Thailand but internationally, with people joining together to pray for the safe return of the lost boys and their leader.

  • NEWS

    Refugee kids 'held in squalor'

    Spectrum, Dumrongkiat Mala, Published on 08/07/2018

    » Significant trauma is being experienced by refugee children being held in Thailand's squalid immigration detention centres (IDCs), claims a new report from Save the Children, a non-governmental organisation that promotes children's rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries.

  • NEWS

    The last sanctuary

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 08/07/2018

    » On a lush hill overlooking Da Nang Bay, central Vietnam, red-shanked doucs freely wander in one of their few remaining sanctuaries on Earth. At the Son Tra Nature Reserve, a mountainous peninsula known to American soldiers during the Vietnam War as "Monkey Mountain", sights like a douc couple hanging from a treetop can still be seen.

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