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Thailand Releases Video Promoting Bangkok

  The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has released a video report including interviews with tourists visiting Bangkok in an attempt to encourage visitors to return to Thailand. The video was made to change the belief of tourists regarding the recent flooding that now is not a good time to visit the popular holiday destination, […]

November 29th, 2011 | Posted in News,Tourism News | Read More »

Asylum Seekers to Attempt Perilous Sea Voyages

  Refugee advocates expect a new wave of “stateless” Rohingya asylum seekers to attempt perilous sea voyages in rickety boats from ports in Bangladesh, raising concerns about how they will be treated if they land in Thailand. A boatload of 92 Rohingya fleeing persecution in Burma’s border regions has been handed over to the Thai […]

November 29th, 2011 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Freezing Temperatures in Northern Thailand

  Northern Thailand saw the mercury drop one to two degrees Celsius further yesterday, with frost a possibility on some mountain peaks. Tourists are expected to be drawn by the cooler winter, with spending expected to top Bt1 billion (S$41.7 million) in Thailand during the end-of-year high season. Pensiri Trisat, a weather forecaster at the […]

November 29th, 2011 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Young Women Rescued from Prostitution

  Young  women rescued from a prostitution ring in Chanthaburi earlier this month had been drawn under the noses of local police. On November 09, police and officials Chanthaburi Department of Special Investigation (DSI) Navy raided massage parlor on the way to Tha Chalaeb in the center of Chanthaburi. Police rescued 67 women of ethnic […]

November 27th, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

China to Start Patrols along Mekong River

  Joint police patrols along the Mekong River will kick off in mid December to restore security after a deadly attack to Chinese ships in October. Chinese police will start patrols along the river with Laos, Myanmar and Thailand, said a statement from the Ministry of Public Security here Saturday. No exact date was given, […]

November 26th, 2011 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Expat Jason Richards Dies in Tragic Motorcycle Accident

  Jason Richards, 40, who is understood to be from Rogerstone, was riding home from a bar in Kamala, on the holiday island of Phuket, when the accident happened in the early hours of Wednesday. Just weeks earlier Mr Richards comforted the family of his school friend, Newport Royal Marine Steven Thomas, who was left […]

November 26th, 2011 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Blind Thai Elephants Get Private Piano Recital

  A 50-year-old British man has dragged a piano up a mountain in Thailand – so he could play Beethoven for blind elephants. Paul Barton achieved a long-held ambition as he sat behind his piano, just a few metres away for the graceful giants, calmly playing his instrument. He decided to do the challenge to […]

November 26th, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

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