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BoT keeps options open
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 06:40:00 +0700

The Bank of Thailand says the impact of a policy rate cut to tame offshore fund inflows would be limited and it stands ready to enact additional measures if recent moves fail to contain the baht.

Govt speeding up drought relief work
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 05:38:00 +0700

The Royal Irrigation Department (RID) is speeding up efforts to mitigate the impacts of the looming drought after water levels in several major reservoirs fell below the levels of last year.

'No rushing charter change'
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 04:00:00 +0700

Amendments to the constitution cannot be rushed because there are legal requirements involved and some issues require public hearings and perhaps even a referendum, according to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

Domestic operators want renewed perks
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 04:00:00 +0700

The domestic travel sector has pushed new Tourism and Sports Minister Pipat Ratchakitprakan to outline fresh incentives to revive the segment during low season.

US sanctions Myanmar generals over Rohingya abuses
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 16:34:00 +0700

WASHINGTON: The United States announced sanctions on Tuesday against the Myanmar military's Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other leaders it said were responsible for extrajudicial killings of Rohingya Muslims, barring them from entry to the United States.

Labour minister: Minimum wage will rise gradually
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 15:24:00 +0700

The minimum wage will rise gradually, with increases awarded in those industries able to absorb them, Labour Minister MR Chatumongol Sonakul said on Wednesday.

Victims of horror crash still seeking compensation
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 15:03:00 +0700

A "high society" woman who killed nine people and injured four others in a 2010 tollway crash has become the subject of renewed criticism after details of a subsequent nine-year court ordeal emerged.

Nation braces for torrential rain
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 14:33:00 +0700

Parts of the South, the East, the Central Plains and Bangkok and surrounding provinces are being warned of “heavy” and “extremely heavy” rain from Wednesday until Friday.

Power play
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 13:02:00 +0700

Americans fight over electricity

Army chief hits out at 'fake news' report on social media
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 12:18:00 +0700

Army chief Apirat Kongsompong has dismissed as "fake news" a social media post alleging he threatened to "come out" to end the chaos if a no-confidence debate was launched against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

Travel News

Gods unite at Cao Dai temple
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 04:00:00 +0700

After centuries of wars -- as well as the recent terrorist attacks in New Zealand and Sri Lanka -- it's easy to despair about religion and the conflict it causes. What seems to spark the extremism is the insistence, by most faiths, that they offer the one and only path to salvation -- and the rest be damned.

An ocean at the top of the world
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 04:00:00 +0700

The wooden sign at the highest point of Phu Ta Jo claims that the mountain rises 1,300m above sea level. According to my topographic map, and judging by the vegetation, the elevation was actually more like 800-900m. But that didn't really matter, I was still on top of the world.

Thailand seeking endorsement for 5 international airports
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 16:27:00 +0700

The meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) in Phuket next week marks a new phase in aviation development in Thailand, with authorities planning to ask the UN agency to endorse five more international airports.

Worshipping at the temple of community unity
Sat, 13 Jul 2019 06:00:00 +0700

Temples have always been at the centre of our communities. The word boworn, for instance, was coined a long time ago to describe the close-knit relationship between homes, temples and schools.

An art oasis
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 04:00:00 +0700

One of a handful of hotels in Siem Reap, Cambodia, spearheading the sustainability movement is Treeline Urban Resort. The urban resort, which gets its name from the Angkorian trees dotting the pathways of the city, opened in November 2018. It is right on the beaten path and off it. Best described as designed for the eco-conscious traveller, Treeline makes sure the balance between nature and...

Phetchaburi run
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 04:00:00 +0700

Hat Chao Samran, one of the coastal areas of Phetchaburi province, is home to a peaceful beach and charming local communities. The area, which is about 20km southeast of Phetchaburi city, is not too large to explore on foot, and next month there will be an event that encourages visitors to do just that.

One-of-a-kind authenticity
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 04:00:00 +0700

Authentic and unique may be the keys you look for when you plan a trip. To become your choice destination, the province of Sukhothai has introduced gastronomy routes to encourage you to try tasty local food and beverages with hands-on cooking experiences.

Taiwan stays visa-free
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 04:00:00 +0700

Visa-free entry to Taiwan has been extended for another year for nationals from Thailand, the Philippines, Brunei and Russia, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan.

Pullman Luang Prabang
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 04:00:00 +0700

Covering 16 hectares (about 100 rai), this new upscale property offers 123 guest rooms and suites, and a pool villa. Premium Deluxe rooms like the one I stayed in are housed in two-storey buildings, one room on each floor. As a Pullman, a brand known for blending business with leisure, the resort aims to attract not just holidaymakers but also visitors in the MICE sector with its comprehensive...

Mystical Moyo
Sun, 07 Jul 2019 04:00:00 +0700

I was never an Eat, Pray, Love fanatic and had already been to Bali when the book and movie came out. But Indonesia, a country made up of thousands of islands, is so much more than Bali.

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