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Tokyo betters Bangkok

February 13, 2018
Tokyo betters Bangkok

SINGAPORE, 13 February 2018: Tokyo has overtaken Bangkok as the top Chinese New Year destination for Asian travellers, this year, according to global online booking platform agoda. Bangkok was top for hotel bookings during Chinese New Year in 2016 and 2017, but dropped a place during the current booking period. Japan has taken...
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Character in my mind art exhibition

January 7, 2018

Date: 8 January to 2 April 2018, 10 am – 8 pm Venue: Sky Lobby, Centara Grand at CentralWorld Activities: Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld would like to cordially invite you to “Character in my mind art exhibition” by Sitthinon Mongkolsangsuree and Thanaphan Dejboon at Sky Lobby, 23rd floor of the...
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Low-cost Eurowings flies to Bangkok

January 5, 2018
Low-cost Eurowings flies to Bangkok

BANGKOK, 5 January 2018 – Lufhansa’s low-cost airline Eurowings will launch a direct Munich-Bangkok service mid-June. The low-cost airline will launch two weekly flights, Saturday and Monday, with the inaugural flight departing the Bavarian capital 15 June. The first flight out of Bangkok will commence 16 June. It will mark the first long-haul,...
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Staybridge’s Asian launch in Bangkok

December 15, 2017
Staybridge’s Asian launch in Bangkok

SINGAPORE, 15 December 2017: InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a management agreement with Origin Property to bring Staybridge Suites to Asia Pacific. The all-suite extended stay brand will launch in Thailand in 2019,  with the opening of Staybridge Suites Bangkok Thonglor followed by the 400-room Staybridge Suites Chonburi Siracha in 2020. Siracha is...
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Hong Kong Airlines upgrades BKK service

August 22, 2017
Hong Kong Airlines upgrades BKK service

HONG KONG, 22 August 2017: Hong Kong Airlines has rescheduled its inaugural flight for its new A350 that will now fly to Bangkok, 10 September, a week earlier than originally planned. The airline will use an Airbus A350 on the route to Bangkok through to the end of October, when the new winter...
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Bangkok’s bridge and back fun race

August 10, 2017
Bangkok’s bridge and back fun race

BANGKOK, 10 August 2017: MICE & Communication with VOGUE will organise Bangkok Women’s Run in partnership 3 September here in the Thai capital. As many as 3,000 female runners could attend based on the organiser’s estimated maximum capacity for the run, which takes places entirely on the Rama 8 Bridge and its approach...
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BHM opens X2 Vibe in Bangkok

July 27, 2017
BHM opens X2 Vibe in Bangkok

BANGKOK, 27 July 2017: BHM Asia opened this week a X2 Vibe hotel in Bangkok’s popular Sukhumvit Road tourist district. Located in the On Nut district of the Thai capital, X2 is situated close to Bangkok’s BTS skytrain network. From left to right: Tawee Kugasemrat, general manager, X2 Vibe Bangkok Sukhumvit Hotel, Buddhachard...
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Bangkok Hospital Pattaya aims for doctor accuracy

July 15, 2017

“Stop the Line” is a new program launched at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya aimed at providing 100 percent accuracy of doctor’s services to patients.
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Bomb at UNESCO office wounds street cleaner

June 16, 2017

Just a day after the arrest of a suspect in the recent hospital bombing case, another minor blast wet off in Bangkok leaving one injured.? ? On 16 June 2017, a bomb went off ?on Sukhumvit Road between Sois 40 and 42 in front of the UNESCO office, injuring a female street cleaner....
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Bangkok Hospital Pattaya treats card members

May 16, 2017

Bangkok Hospital Pattaya organized a trip to Frost Magical Ice of Siam Pattaya for chosen members of Chivawattana Junior Club to build close relationships with its members by participating in fun activities and recreational games. BHP also invited psychologist Wuttisak Nimlangkul to give a talk to the parents on how to develop the skills...
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Now Sanit says he never worked for ThaiBev at all

March 1, 2017

Sanit Mahathavorn, the Metropolitan Police Bureau Chief who has delayed giving officials an explanation as to why the country’s biggest booze producer has been paying him THB50,000 monthly to “advise” them, is now turning the tables and saying there is a mistake on his asset declaration and he never worked for the company...
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Apparently, Asia’s first-ever Playboy Cafe opened yesterday in Bangkok

March 1, 2017

In a strangely quiet fashion, the first Playboy Cafe in Asia opened yesterday at CentralFestival EastVille shopping mall on Bangkok’s Praditmanutham Road. Another one will open in Pattaya’s Central Marina in April, reported The Nation . The franchise has allocated THB30 million to open 30 Playboy Cafes all over Thailand. But, apparently, not...
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Packed Thai prisons need urgent reform: study

March 1, 2017

Thai prisons are massively overcrowded with some inmates forced to sleep sideways, a rights group said Tuesday, urging reform in a country with the world’s sixth largest jail population. The kingdom’s worst facilities are five times over their capacity, with inmates forced to sleep on their sides or lay their legs over one...
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Not So Friendly: Thai-Belgian Friendship bridge closed for minimum of 30 days after fire

March 1, 2017

Following yesterday’s raging fire , the Thai-Belgian Friendship Bridge on Rama IV Road will remain closed for safety for a minimum of 30 days — but possibly as many as 45 days. Workers will test the flyover and repair the structure where it has been weakened from the blaze, which started in garbage...
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U.N. says Thailand leaves legal loophole for torture, disappearances

March 1, 2017

Thailand has dropped legislation to criminalize torture and disappearances after years of working on the bill, the United Nations human rights office said on Tuesday, leaving state employees unaccountable for serious crimes. Torture is not a criminal offense in Thailand. Victims have won compensation in the past, but perpetrators cannot be prosecuted, human...
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Pattaya ladies steal from Iranian man’s hotel safe after he refuses to pay them

March 1, 2017

An Iranian tourist in Pattaya refused to pay the two ladies he spent the night with, so they stole money worth THB37,000 from his hotel safe while he was in the bathroom. On Monday night, Pattaya police received a report about an argument between a Thai woman and a foreigner at B2 Hotel....
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Moon bear falls to death while being airlifted back to the wild

February 28, 2017

A moon bear tragically fell 150 feet to her death while being airlifted by a helicopter back to Khao Yai National Park. According to a report yesterday, the 6-year-old female bear died while being moved back to her natural habitat on Feb. 12. The bear was previously nurtured back to health at Wildlife...
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Immigration chief at Suvarnabhumi says desks fully staffed Sunday despite insane lines

February 28, 2017

Despite widespread reports and photos to the contrary, Chief of Immigration Natthorn Prosunthorn refuted claims that 13 people missed flights on Sunday morning because immigration counters were understaffed and service was far slower than usual at Suvarnabhumi Airport. The widespread reports on Facebook and other social media were delivered alongside still photos and...
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Thailand ranks among countries with slowest mobile internet

February 28, 2017

Downloading music on your smartphone is a pain, and streaming videos is nearly impossible. So it’s no surprise that Thailand ranks near the bottom in terms of mobile internet speed, according to a chart released this month. Out of 87 surveyed countries, Thailand was shamefully in 70th place in the Global State of...
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Destruction of remaining Mahakan Fort homes to start Monday

February 28, 2017

The 42 houses that still stand at the historic Mahakan Fort community will be knocked down if City Hall has its way, despite continued passionate protests from the occupants of the area, historians and preservation groups. The city’s Deputy Clerk Jaroon Meethanataworn announced that on March 6 the city will tear down 37...
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Thai-Belgian Flyover ‘indefinitely closed’ following this morning’s fire

February 28, 2017

The Thai-Belgian Flyover near Lumpini Park has been declared “indefinitely closed,” after garbage bins stored under it caught on fire this morning. The fire, which started around 7am, prompted the authorities to shut down the bridge and motorists were told to use the Rama IV Road below, worsening the traffic during rush hours....
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Wedding party shooters surrender for firing guns that killed innocent man

February 28, 2017

After a senseless tragedy left an innocent bystander dead on Sunday from a wedding party that shot guns into the air as part of their celebration, five suspects have turned themselves into the police. Four men surrendered to police at Huay Yai Station Sunday night, several hours after learning that one of their...
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Family of Englishman who died after Full Moon Party suspects foul play

February 28, 2017

Last week, Englishman Andrew Apperley, 38, was found dead four days after going alone to Koh Phangan’s famous Full Moon Party. Hotel staff contacted police after Apperley did not return to his hotel, ibis on Koh Samui, four days after the beach party ended. The hotel staff still had his passport and driver’s...
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‘Party all night,’ say Phuket residents polled about later hours for bars and clubs

February 28, 2017

More than 75 percent of respondents to an online poll have called for later trading for bars and nightclubs along Bangla Road in Patong. More than half of the respondents even called for late-trading entertainment zones in other areas of Phuket. The overwhelming call from the public to allow nightlife late trading follows...
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Uber drivers banned from picking up passengers at Suvarnabhumi Airport

February 27, 2017

The Suvarnabhumi Airport Director explained that the ban on Uber at the airport is enforced according to “security measures” as Uber cars are not registered to provide transport services. Sirote Duangrat, Director of Suvarnabhumi Airport, yesterday responded to a controversial incident on Feb. 22 when an Uber driver was fined for picking up...
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Sneaky Sleep Stealing: Phuket thief robs Chinese tourists while they snooze

February 27, 2017

Police are on the hunt for a burglar who entered a first-floor Phuket resort room while a Chinese couple were sleeping and stole cash and valuables in the early hours of Sunday morning. Thalang Police were notified of the break-in, at Supalai Pasak Resort & Spa in Pa Khlok, on Phuket’s east coast,...
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Poll: One-third of women who ride buses sexually harassed last month

February 27, 2017

The latest Super Poll has revealed that one-third of women have been groped or experienced similar forms of sexual harassment while riding Thai buses in the last 30 days. The survey, done earlier this month, asked questions of 1,417 men and women about their experiences on public buses and other issues. But, perhaps...
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June court date for Aussie Keating’s trial over death of girlfriend on jet-ski in Phuket

February 27, 2017

Fears have been raised that Australian tourist Thomas Keating will be stuck in Thailand for a further four months until the Phuket Provincial Court hears the evidence against him at a court hearing scheduled for June. Keating has already entered a plea of guilty to the court to the charge of reckless driving...
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Michelin Guide to launch in Thailand

February 27, 2017

Thailand will finally get its much-deserved Michelin Guide by the end of this year, helping confirm its status as a world-class food destination.   The Thai government confirmed that the cabinet has approved a THB143.5 million budget for the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to work with Michelin in a five-year contract to...
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How to mix liquor, the Thai way (VIDEO)

February 27, 2017

These Thai drinkers were tired of the bothersome task of having to mix Sangsom into their glasses endless times per night, so they got creative and created this awe-inspiring, automatic drink mixer. Facebook user Autopump Kittiwut posted photos and a video of his invention last week. It is a homemade ensemble of pipes...
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