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Couture designer melds tradition and technology
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:27:17 +0700

Julien Fournie, a recent member of France's exclusive haute couture club, is putting the finishing touches to his next collection, saying his house needs to embrace new technologies if it is to keep up in the hallowed world of Haute Couture. He is one of few designers trying to propel fashion into the modern age, sketching his creations on a tablet and using 3D printing technology. - REUTERS

At least three dead in Thai market bombing
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:24:17 +0700

A motorcycle bomb exploded in a market in Thailand's southern Yala province on Monday, killing at least three people and wounding 22, a spokesman for the Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) said, the first such attack in the region in months. - REUTERS

Tokyo practices taking cover in North Korea drill
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:22:03 +0700

Hundreds of volunteers take part in an evacuation drill, a first for the Japanese capital, to prepare for the possibility of a North Korean missile strike on the country. - REUTERS

'Three billboards' wins female-focused SAG awards
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:18:18 +0700

Dark comedy “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” won the top prize at the Screen Actors Guild awards in a ceremony marked by speeches about female empowerment in the face of a sexual misconduct scandal that has swept Hollywood. - REUTERS

SCB seeks to trim staff in digital era
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:33:00 +0700

Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) plans to downsize from 27,000 employees to 15,000 over the next three years and transform more than 600 branches to ready itself for the digital banking era.

PM denies ordering poll delay
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 05:32:00 +0700

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has insisted the regime did not order the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) to delay the enforcement of the organic bill on MP elections, which would subsequently push back the general election to February next year.

Thai woman sought over Italian's slaying
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 04:47:00 +0700

PHICHIT: A manhunt was launched Monday for a Thai woman and her French boyfriend who stand accused of murdering an Italian man she was dating and whose charred and dismembered body was discovered on Friday.

Everybody's watching the 'Rolex general'
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 04:35:00 +0700

How much is Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwon worth? Is the military regime willing to bet the farm to save the scandalous "Rolex general" at all costs?

Myanmar tragedy
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 04:20:00 +0700

A pair of highly respected envoys are to arrive in Myanmar today, and it is hoped the government and army are ready to listen. Top priority for ex-foreign minister Surakiart Sathirathai and the former US ambassador to the United Nations, Bill Richardson, is the fate of two Reuters reporters who face trial on absurd national security charges. Myanmar has already asked the Thai and American experts...

NACC soft on graft?
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 04:15:00 +0700

I am beginning to think that NACC stands for the "national association for the criminally corrupt".

Travel News

Authorities acting fast after disasters sap tourist confidence
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:09:00 +0700

PHUKET: A spate of tourist speedboat accidents that have injured many foreign and Thai passengers has prompted officials to expedite stricter safety measures to allay the fears of prospective tourists who plan to visit popular marine attractions in Krabi and Phuket.

Lanna's silver temple
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 04:00:00 +0700

Wat Sri Suphan, also known as the Silver Temple, is located on the famous Saturday walking street, Wua Lai Road, in downtown Chiang Mai.

The innocent isle
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 04:00:00 +0700

A country just beginning to realise its tourism potential can be a wonderful place to visit. You can enjoy its natural delights free of the scams and overcrowding associated with more famous destinations that have had their charms tainted by the very industry that first put them on the map.

UK shifts Thai visas to India
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:13:00 +0700

In June this year, United Kingdom Visa & Immigration will relocate its visa decision-making centre for Thai nationals from Bangkok to New Delhi in India.

The restaurant with rooms
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:00:00 +0700

The island of Phuket is no stranger to tourists and, unfortunately, that can be a bad thing in some ways. Beaches can be crowded, neighbourhoods can be loud, and the relaxing, seaside escape from the concrete jungle can actually just become a transfer to a seaside jungle. Despite this, there are still pockets of seclusion and serenity on the island of Phuket, and while some places are really...

The road less travelled
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:00:00 +0700

While mass tourism is overwhelming the highlighted attractions in Nan, small communities hidden on the back roads allow visitors to know the peaceful face of the province.

Flower fair in the capital
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:00:00 +0700

From Feb 2-4, the "NaiLert Flower & Garden Art Fair", one of Thailand's most prestigious floral events, will take place at the Park of Nai Lert in the heart of Bangkok from 9am-8pm.

The stream of history
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:00:00 +0700

A stroll along Klong Khumuang Doem is worth a try for tourists. This area boasts various places with historical, religious and cultural importance.

The long and the short of it
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:00:00 +0700

'Normally, how many kilometres do you bike?" This is one of the questions people often ask me when they learn that I like to cycle. And the most exact answer I could come up with would be: "It depends."

Water lilies in Nongkhai
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:00:00 +0700

Nongkhai has launched Wang Bua Daeng, a reservoir of pink water lilies, as its new attraction.

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