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Abbot accused of detaining novice for sexual pleasure
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 10:55:00 +0700

KANCHANABURI: A 51-year-old abbot is accused of detaining a 13-year-old novice for several days, forcing the lad to give him massages with a "happy ending".

BMA hails pavement riding blitz
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 06:10:00 +0700

City Hall's campaign to crack down on motorcyclists riding or parking on pavements has seen the number of offenders apprehended by police fall by 37% during the 16 months of the blitz, according to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA).

'Political warfare' worries veteran critic
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 05:01:00 +0700

Political analyst Thirayuth Boonmee warned on Tuesday that Thailand has regressed after long periods of political mass rallies and military coups.

Concrete blot on beauty spot sparks probe
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 04:50:00 +0700

Local authorities have launched urgent probes into alleged encroachment on Klong Tha Dee as it flows through Khiriwong village in Nakhon Si Thammarat, hailed as one of the country's most pristine eco-tourism destinations.

Rice price guarantee seeded with B9.4bn
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 04:01:00 +0700

The rice price guarantee scheme started on Tuesday, with eligible farmers set to receive the difference when market prices fall below the predetermined benchmark.

Hospital rankings begin
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 04:01:00 +0700

The government on Tuesday unveiled 164 private hospitals rated "green", meaning they offer friendly medicine pricing for patients.

CP set to ink airport link deal
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 04:01:00 +0700

Charoen Pokphand (CP) Group has confirmed its consortium will sign a contract to develop the 224-billion-baht high-speed train project linking Don Mueang, Suvarnabhumi and U-tapao airports on Oct 25 as scheduled.

War Elephants beat UAE to top Group G
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 21:11:00 +0700

Thailand secured one of the biggest wins in their football history on Tuesday night when they beat the United Arab Emirates 2-1 in a World Cup qualifier.

Chief investigator in 'Billy' murder promoted
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 18:03:00 +0700

The chief investigator into the murder of Karen rights activist Porlajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen has been promoted out of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI).

Cartoon ecstasy pills target Thai youths
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 17:51:00 +0700

Cartoon-character ecstasy pills are being smuggled from Europe via Cambodia and Vietnam, with dealers targeting young pubgoers, according to the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB).

Travel News

Buri Ram third on Airbnb 2020 list as MotoGP race appeals
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 04:31:00 +0700

Buri Ram ranked third on Airbnb's list of top 20 destinations to visit in 2020, thanks partly to an increase in bookings for its popular MotoGP event.

Nan eager to attract weekday visitors
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 04:31:00 +0700

Nan province aims to draw more weekday tourism to balance the number of tourists and avoid negative effects on cultural and natural resources from mass tourism.

Booking.com: 2020 travels bode well for environment
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 04:31:00 +0700

In 2020, Thai travellers will be seeking experiences with lower environmental impact and more trips to second-tier cities, predicts Booking.com.

Experiencing Australia's rich and complex history
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 04:01:00 +0700

Christopher Jakobi, an Aboriginal guide, squatted with his kangaroo-skin bag to burn native plants in a coolamon. They gradually caught fire and produced a cloud of white smoke. I stood in awe of the descendant of the Aboriginal people, who had lived in Australia for thousands of years before British explorer Capt James Cook arrived in the late 18th century.

Dinosaur dig opens up path to the future
Sat, 12 Oct 2019 07:22:00 +0700

The discovery of a fossil of a meat-eating dinosaur in Khon Kaen earlier this year is giving Thailand's northeastern region more visibility on the world's prehistoric circuit.

Mu Koh Ang Thong Park readies for rise in visitors
Sat, 12 Oct 2019 07:01:00 +0700

Surat Thani province is expecting a surge of visitors to Mu Koh Ang Thong National Marine Park — now recognised as an Asean Heritage Park — and is preparing measures to limit the environmental impact from this tourism influx.

A journey of the six senses
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 04:01:00 +0700

Known for its Gross National Happiness, Bhutan pushes you to pause and take a break from the hectic lives we lead. And, much like a breath of fresh air Six Senses Bhutan will move you to do the same. The philosophy of GNH has been carefully woven into the design and operations of the luxury chain, which has five "lodges" in this mountainous country: Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey, Bumthang and Paro.

SE Asia replaces Japan as South Koreans’ favourite travel destination
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 17:09:00 +0700

Southeast Asian countries posed as substitutes for Japanese locations since South Koreans refrained from making pleasure trips to their closest neighbour due to soured relationship.

Weekend train excursions to Pa Sak Jolasid dam from Nov 16
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 13:06:00 +0700

The State Railway of Thailand will operate special holiday trains from Bangkok to Pa Sak Jolasid Dam in Lop Buri from next month. Bookings open on Friday.

Tourists rush to Uluru before Australia bans climbing it
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 12:45:00 +0700

SYDNEY: Large numbers of tourists are rushing to scale Uluru - formrly known as Ayers Rock - ahead of an approaching ban on climbing the giant red monolith, which is sacred to indigenous Australians.

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