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Neon Market opens with booze, food and fashion (PHOTOS)

December 2, 2016

Talad Neon kicked off with vibrant colors on Thursday night.? Read more
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Bangkok is cheapest place in Southeast Asia that people actually want to visit: TripAdvisor

December 2, 2016

According to research from TripAdvisor, Bangkok is the most budget-friendly place to spend a week-long vacation during the high season, which is now through the end of February. Read more
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Tourists have left a literal ton of coral and seashells at Krabi Airport

December 2, 2016

Staff at Krabi International Airport said today that they have collected over a ton of coral and seashells that tourists have left all over the airport. Read more
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Bomb your bath, Lush to open at Siam Center on Dec. 17

December 2, 2016

UK beauty brand Lush has announced it will open its first Thai store at Siam Center on Dec. 17. Read more
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Little ladyboys slay in Victoria’s Secret-inspired costumes (PHOTOS)

December 2, 2016

Their flamboyant costumes are made from materials found in rural Thailand. Read more
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Grab app introduces GrabHitch so you can share your ride with strangers

December 2, 2016

Popular ride app Grab has launched the beta version of its latest project on Monday, a social carpooling service called GrabHitch. Read more
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Gen Prem reappointed as Privy Council president

December 2, 2016

His Majesty the King on Friday reappointed Gen Prem Tinsulanonda as the president of the Privy Council after the latter had resigned from the position.
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Rosberg stuns F1 by retiring

December 2, 2016

VIENNA: Nico Rosberg stunned the motor racing world on Friday by announcing that he was retiring only days after achieving his lifetime ambition by winning his first Formula One world championship with Mercedes.
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'Mr. Gay World Thailand' upsets Thais for sporting sexy pants with traditional headdress

December 2, 2016

A doctor has been condemned by Thai performers after he was crowned the winner of Mr. Gay World Thailand wearing skimpy briefs with a full khon headdress. Read more
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Pakistani held in Bangkok for Karachi fire that killed 259

December 2, 2016

Police arrested a 46-year-old Pakistani man in Bangkok on Friday evening for alleged involvement in the world's sixth deadliest arson that killed 259 people in Pakistan in 2012.
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Cambodian opposition figure pardoned

December 2, 2016

PHNOM PENH: King Norodom Sihamoni on Friday pardoned a top Cambodian opposition figure, at the request of Prime Minister Hun Sen, in a complicated manoeuvre that could have a major political impact ahead of nationwide local elections next June.
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Court dismisses assassination of land rights defender

December 2, 2016

An appeal court has refused to try the assassination case of a community rights defender killed earlier this year, ruling that the witnesses are unreliable despite being present at the crime scene. ? On 1 December 2016, the...
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‘Milestone’ ruling in Chiang Rai protects Somali refugee

December 2, 2016

A court in Chiang Rai has invoked a special measure to protect a 16-year-old Somali refugee, in a "milestone" ruling for Thailand, where refugees, including children, frequently face the risk of detention and prosecution.
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Free for All! Thailand waives tourist visa fees for all nationalities

December 2, 2016

Last month, the government? waived tourist visa fees and halved visa on arrival fees for visitors from 19 countries during high season.? Now, they've extended this program to everyone. Read more
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10 held for ‘treason’ amid Jakarta protests

December 2, 2016

JAKARTA: Police said 10 people including a daughter of former president Sukarno were arrested for suspected treason and other crimes for allegedly planning to use a mass protest in the capital on Friday to cause chaos and overthrow the...
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Pretty Conservative: Motor Expo without skin-baring pretties (PHOTO ESSAY)

December 2, 2016

One of the highlights of the Motor Expo, besides the shiny cars, are the sexy models who straddle them, but this year the organizer says they must cover up.? Read more
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Supreme Court acquits Jatuporn of defaming Suthep

December 2, 2016

The Supreme Court has upheld the acquittal of red-shirt leader Jatuporn Prompan in a defamation lawsuit brought against him in 2009 by Suthep Thaugsuban.
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Police hunt Thai woman accused of stealing B130,000 from Phuket tourist

December 2, 2016

Patong Police are currently looking for a woman, believed to be Thai, who is alleged to have stolen more than THB130,000 from a Canadian tourist. Read more
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SET down 10.72 to 1,501.66 points

December 2, 2016

The Stock Exchange of Thailand's main index was down 10.72 points or 0.71% to close at 1,501.66 points today. Total trading value was 42.09 billion baht with 8.69 billion shares changing hands.
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Thai students’ maths, science scores slightly improved

December 2, 2016

Thai students performed slightly better in mathematics and natural science last year, but remained below global median scores, according to an international survey.
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Heavy rain in South this long weekend

December 2, 2016

Heavy rain and strong seas are forecast for the South this long weekend, brought by a powerful low pressure system over the area and the annual northeastern monsoon.
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New Computer Crimes Bill explained by infographics

December 2, 2016

The junta’s lawmakers has proposed a new version of the controversial Computer Crimes Bill which will allow the authorities to block online content directly and pressure service providers to censor themselves. ? ? ? ? Article 14(1) is...
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Myanmar tells Malaysia not to interfere in internal issues

December 2, 2016

YANGON - Myanmar has warned its Asean counterpart Malaysia to respect the principle of non-interference after the leader of the Muslim-ruled nation reportedly agreed to attend a protest condemning ongoing military operations in Rakhine State.
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Fawlty Towers waiter Andrew Sachs dies aged 86

December 2, 2016

LONDON - Actor Andrew Sachs, famed for his role as a waiter in British sitcom Fawlty Towers, has died, his wife said in a newspaper interview.
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China court finds man executed 21 years ago innocent

December 2, 2016

BEIJING - China's top court on Friday cleared a man executed 21 years ago for murder -- more than a decade after another man confessed to the killing -- in the latest miscarriage of justice in the Communist-ruled country.
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Myanmar car dealers peeved by new import restrictions

December 2, 2016

YANGON, Myanmar - Importers are up in arms over a ban on bringing in cars built before 2015 and total prohibition of more right-hand drive vehicles.
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German government congratulates new King

December 2, 2016

The German president and foreign minister have sent messages of congratulations to his Majesty King Rama X on his accession to the throne.
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Angry reaction as India bans old banknotes at petrol pumps

December 2, 2016

NEW DELHI - India said old notes would no longer be accepted at petrol stations after Friday, fuelling anger over the scrapping of high denomination bills that has caused an unprecedented cash crunch.
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Community pleads for help to save homes from river

December 2, 2016

NAKHON SAWAN - A riverside community in Chumsaeng district has once again appealed for help to save their homes, five years after the flood swollen Nan River swept away the soil, leaving their houses tettering on the brink of...
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New Thai king leads prayers for late father

December 2, 2016

Thailand's new monarch King Maha Vajiralongkorn led prayers for his late father on Friday, his first appearance at Bangkok's Grand Palace since he was officially appointed the day before after a seven week delay.
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Korean Ambassador speaks before Korean-Thai Chamber of Commerce meeting

December 2, 2016

Neoh Kean Boon (second right), general manager of Dusit Thani Pattaya, welcomed H.E. Noh Kwang II (second left), Korean Ambassador to Thailand, when he visited the hotel to speak before CEOs and MDs of Korean local based companies during...
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SET falls 2.53 to 1,509.85 at midday

December 2, 2016

The Stock Exchange of Thailand main index went down 2.53 points, or 0.17%, to close at 1,509.85 points at the end of trading session this morning. The trade value was 18.28 billion baht, with 3.95 billion shares traded.
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HM the King makes merit to mark 50 days of mourning

December 2, 2016

His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun on Friday led a merit-making ceremony at the Grand Palace to mark the 50th day of mourning for King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
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Bank bullish on tax break

December 2, 2016
Bank bullish on tax break

BANGKOK, 2 December 2016: Kasikorn Research Centre says a THB15,000 tourism tax break effective this December should generate an additional income of THB2,000 to THB4,000 million for domestic tourism. The bank’s think-tank unit said domestic tourism was crucial...
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Hai Phong lays out tourism plan

December 2, 2016
Hai Phong lays out tourism plan

HAI PHONG, 2 December 2016: Hai Phong City is expected to become a major coastal resort cluster in Vietnam’s northern region under a development plan for 2016 to 2020 that has project objectives that will extend to 2030....
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Vietnam’s tourism up 24% in November

December 2, 2016
Vietnam’s tourism up 24% in November

HANOI, 2 December 2016: Vietnam National Administration of Tourism estimates the country welcomed 926,642 international visitors in November representing an increase of 24.9% over same month last year. China was the top supply market with 251,671 visits improving...
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