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Phuket airport renovates wing
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 08:20:00 +0700

The chaos at Phuket airport's domestic terminal may start to subside this coming Tuesday, when the first-phase upgrade opens for service.

Thai Toyotas exported to Japan
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 07:00:00 +0700

Toyota Motor Thailand (TMT) has exported its pickup Hilux Revo to Japan for the first time since the Aichi-based Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) phased out its pickup truck manufacturing in Japan and moved to Thailand in 2002.

Cabinet reshuffle puts economy first
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 04:00:00 +0700

The much-awaited cabinet reshuffle involving over 18 positions has been announced with substantial changes made to the economic team.

Personal growth is child's play
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 04:00:00 +0700

Whether it be during high-school or college, some of the more fortunate among us probably had one of those friends whose notes were always coveted by everyone in class. The same friend who would happily offer pointers on your homework, or even some last-minute tutoring before an imminent exam. For those who knew her, that would be Narudee -- or Poom -- Kristhanin, director of inspiration and...

Surviving the fashion world's changing climate
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 04:00:00 +0700

Globalisation, technological advancement and e-commerce have made fashion more accessible to all. At any time of day, anywhere in the world, anyone with an internet connection can purchase fashion goods online. More fashion brands are emerging than ever before.

IS mosque attack kills 235 in Egypt
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 03:26:00 +0700

EL-ARISH, Egypt: Militants believed to be Islamic State loyalistgs attacked a crowded mosque during Friday prayers in the Sinai Peninsula.

King endorses new cabinet line-up
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 21:11:00 +0700

His Majesty the King has endorsed a cabinet reshuffle that leaves most heavyweights untouched but introduces new ministers for Agriculture, Commerce and Tourism.

Three coffees a day 'more health than harm'
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 20:45:00 +0700

British scientists have found drinking three to four cups of coffee a day is more likely to have health benefits than cause harm. — Reuters

Woman trapped on train track saved by police in Australia
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 20:44:00 +0700

Police have released CCTV footage of a woman being pulled out from train tracks seconds before a train arrives at a Melbourne's suburban station. — Reuters

Toon has a ball on day off in 'second home'
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 19:11:00 +0700

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: Toon Bodyslam visited his "second home" in Bang Saphan district on Friday on the eve of his return to the road and his hospital charity marathon.

Travel News

Virtual reality boom brings robots, cyber castles to China
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:48:00 +0700

GUIYANG, China: Giant robots and futuristic cyberpunk castles rise out of lush mountain slopes on the outskirts of Guiyang, the capital of one of China's poorest provinces.

Phuket's 'rip-off temple' exposed by prominent critic
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 07:24:00 +0700

A Buddhist temple in Phuket has come under fire for allowing a private enterprise to lease its land and build structures to cater to foreign group tours.

Encapsulated
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 04:00:00 +0700

Hotels are not in short supply in the Big Mango, and there are different kinds to choose from. Conventional hotels are great, but a new trend is starting here in the city: capsule hotels. A concept originally from Japan -- and we all know Japan comes up with awesome stuff -- these capsule hotels foregoes the rooms and offers guests something simple: a space to sleep for the night. These hotels are...

The final resting place
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 04:00:00 +0700

Within walking distance from Bangkok's popular Khao San Road in Phra Nakhon district is one of Thailand's most important temples -- Wat Bowon Niwet. Since Oct 29, many have flocked to the temple to pay respects to the ashes of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, enshrined in the base of the principal Buddha image, Phra Phuttha Chinnasi.

Books that breathe history
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 04:00:00 +0700

In a quiet corner of bustling downtown Ningbo, in Zhejiang province of China, an ancient library remains standing elegantly in the digital era.

Farming fun
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 04:00:00 +0700

Kanchanaburi College of Agriculture and Technology has joined hands with the Tourism Authority of Thailand to launch "Amazing Green: A'Maze 2017".

Wiggling towards nirvana
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 04:00:00 +0700

To me, Bang Saray, a short drive southward from the more touristy Pattaya and Jomtien, has always been synonymous with great seafood. There are quite a few famous restaurants there, especially near the fishing piers. Recently, however, I've gotten to learn first-hand that Bang Saray has a lot more to offer than that, thanks to expat friends. They've even helped me experience nirvana.

Giant Swing getting B2m facelift
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:31:00 +0700

Bangkok's iconic "Giant Swing" has been closed to the public and is being surrounded by scaffolding as City Hall begins giving the ageing red, wooden structure a two-million-baht facelift.

Cambodia, Myanmar to promote ancient temples
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:05:00 +0700

Cambodia and Myanmar have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote the flow of national and third-country tourists to the temples of Angkor in Siem Reap and to the ancient city of Bagan in Myanmar.

Pattaya beaches go chairless for big fleet show
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:02:00 +0700

Pattaya beaches will not be the same until Tuesday, with umbrellas and chairs folded up as part of a cleanup campaign to mark the arrival of international naval fleets.

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