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  • World News

    United Kingdom approves new Covid-19 vaccine, first jabs start next week

    The United Kingdom approved the new Covid-19 vaccine by Pfizer-BioNTech for emergency use and will start injections next week. The UK became the first country in the world to license the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which Pfizer says marks a historic moment in the fight against the coronavirus. The UK purchased 40 million doses of the vaccine and 800,000 doses will be…

  • World News

    Travellers from Thailand can enter United Kingdom without quarantine

    No more quarantine for those travelling from Thailand and entering the United Kingdom. Thailand and Singapore will be added to the UK’s so called “travel corridor” list starting tomorrow. The Thailand Foreign Ministry deputy spokesperson Natapanu Nopakun says this is “good news, adding that Thailand’s Covid-19 prevention methods have been recognised by other nations. He says several countries have removed…

  • Guides

    The rise and fall of the Lanna kingdom

    Nestled in the mountainous regions of Northern Thailand, the Lanna culture offers a unique blend of history, tradition, and cuisine that sets it apart from the rest of the country. The term “Lanna” refers to the ancient kingdom that once ruled this area, and its influence is still deeply felt today. From the distinct language spoken by its people to…

  • Environment NewsUndersea kingdom: Bangkok to go underwater

    Undersea kingdom: Bangkok to sink beneath the waves

    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that Bangkok will go underwater as low-lying communities and entire countries disappear under rising seas. According to Al Jazeera, Guterres warned of the threat posed by rising sea levels to hundreds of millions of people living in low-lying coastal areas and small island states as new data reveals seas have risen rapidly since…

  • Sports NewsSaudi Arabia and Newcastle United: Would a takeover be possible in the Bundesliga?

    Saudi Arabia and Newcastle United: Would a takeover be possible in the Bundesliga?

    After Saudi Arabia resolved a dispute with Qatari broadcaster BeIN Sports, the Kingdom is set to lead a takeover of Newcastle United. Such deals are common in England’s Premier League – but not in the German Bundesliga. SOURCE: DW News

  • Thailand Protest News

    United Nations condemns Thailand’s use of lèse majesté law against minor | VIDEO

    The United Nations High Commission for Human Rights has expressed shock and dismay at Thailand’s use of its strict lèse majesté law against a 16 year old pro-democracy activist. The lèse majesté law, also known as Section 112 of the Criminal Code, prohibits insulting, defaming, or criticising the Thai Monarchy, and carries a punishment of up to 15 years’ imprisonment.…

  • Pattaya News

    Phuket’s Kingdom crew fly high at Platu TransWorld

    PHUKET: Phuket-based yachtsman Scott Duncanson and his crew Trent Pedersen, Alfie Rowson, Tony Harman and Paul Burke on Kingdom Property have won second place in the inaugural Platu TransWorld Invitational. The four-day international competition based at the Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Pattaya featured crews from Sweden, Russia, Singapore, Japan, Holland, the United Kingdom and Australia, but was ultimately won…

  • Thai Life

    History: Southern Thailand courts united Japan’s first Shogun

    PHUKET: Tokugawa Ieyasu was the first Shogun of a united Japan. In the year 1600, after the bloody battle of Sekigahara, Ieyasu managed to unite the warring clans of Japan under his sovereignty, ushering in a long era of peace under the Tokugawa Shogunate. A year earlier, in 1599, a visiting envoy from the Kingdom of Pattani presented Ieyasu with…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand News: Asean not ready – yet; Cig warnings; Special law for rubber protests; Kingdom told to prep for old age

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– Thailand news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Asean is not yet ready for integration, Mahathir says The Nation / Phuket GazettePHUKET: Singapore is the only Asean member that will be completely ready for economic integration under the Asean Economic Community (AEC) by 2015, and some of the group’s poorer members should be allowed to…

  • Thailand News

    Drag-tastic: Pattaya hosts first Drag Queen Star 2024 pageant

    Central Marina Pattaya hosted Pattaya’s inaugural Drag Queen Star 2024 beauty pageant to celebrate Pride Month. Held on Sunday, June 16, under the theme Thailand’s Pride Celebration 2024: Pride For All, the event aimed to foster diversity and equality within the LGBTQ+ community. This inclusive competition welcomed individuals of all genders and nationalities. The total prize pool exceeded 70,000 baht,…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand Video News | Former soapy king Chuwit Kamolvisit in palliative care abroad, foreign man captured on CCTV stealing Thai woman’s motorcycle

    In Thailand Video News today, Jay presents the news happening across the country and abroad. Former politician and soapy king Chuwit Kamolvisit has been put into palliative care in the United Kingdom for liver cancer, while a foreign man was caught stealing a Thai Woman’s motorcycle on a CCTV camera in Phuket. Wildfires in Thailand’s Western Forest Complex have reduced…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand Video News | Teenagers wreak random havoc at cannabis shop, Bolt driver assaults woman over fare dispute

    In Thailand video news today, Alex looks at a group of teenagers who have been captured on CCTV repeatedly vandalising and attacking a Chon Buri cannabis shop. A road rage incident went viral online after being defused by two pit-bull like dogs, and a Thai woman has warned people on TikTok after being assaulted by a Bolt driver over a…

  • Health

    What you need to know about the rising cases of medical treatment mishaps

    Recent studies show a worrying trend: cases of harm from medical treatment mishaps have significantly increased globally over the past 30 years. According to a study published in BMJ Quality & Safety, incidents of patient harm rose from 11 million in 1990 to 18 million in 2019. This 59% increase surpasses the 45% growth in the global population during the…

  • Business News

    Thailand trades up: Digital efforts land 32nd spot on global index

    Thailand climbed to the 32nd position out of 65 countries on the Global Trade Modernisation Index (GTMI) 2024, highlighting its moderate performance in digital trade. The Kingdom of Thailand ranked 3rd among ASEAN nations and showed a significant improvement in readiness for digital trade. Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Montri Mahaplerkpong announced yesterday, June 9, that growth…

  • Guides

    Bangkok Pride 2024: embracing gender identity with MyMediTravel’s sex reassignment surgery offer

    Happy Pride Month, everyone! This month is absolutely important because it celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and their journey, challenges, and wins. It’s all about boosting self-confidence, pride, and making sure LGBTQ+ individuals are seen and heard around the globe. Bangkok Pride 2024: Celebration of Love Bangkok is famous for being inclusive and progressive when it comes to the LGBTQ+ community.…

  • Tourism News

    British mum’s dengue fever warning after son’s Thai holiday tragedy

    A crestfallen British mother urged travellers ahead of the holiday season to be wary of dengue fever after losing her son to the disease while he was on holiday in Thailand. The heartbroken mother, Jayne Toulson-Burke, recalled the last devastating phone call from her son, Bob, just before he died from the disease several years ago. The 59 year old…

  • Thailand News

    Confusion at BKK Airport Immigration: Travelers got 30 days entry instead of 60 days

    The recent announcement of a 60 days visa exempt at arrival in Thailand has apparently not yet been enforced at Suvarnabhumi Airport and land borders. Confused travellers arriving this morning at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) received 30 day entry stamps only, not 60 days as they had expected. The announcement from different Thai Government entities had announced 60 days stamps for…

  • Guides

    Thailand doubles visa-free stay for 93 nations to boost tourism

    Thailand has extended the visa-free exemption period for visitors from 30 to 60 days .This is great news for tourists and business travelers alike, as it will allow them to stay in Thailand for longer periods of time. The visa exemption applies to nationals of 93 countries, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Japan. Visitors from…

  • Health

    Loose vagina: A growing problem

    Vaginal laxity, often referred to as a loose vagina, is a misunderstood and sensitive topic that affects many women. This condition, characterised by a loss of vaginal elasticity, can significantly impact a woman’s physical comfort, self-esteem, and sexual satisfaction. Despite its prevalence, many women hesitate to discuss vaginal laxity, leading to a lack of awareness about available treatments. In this…

  • Technology News

    Smart cities how technology is revolutionising urban living

    Welcome to the inception of intelligent urban landscapes, a realm where technology has transitioned from merely enhancing to utterly transforming the urban experience. Envisage a universe in which advanced digital systems are manufacturing synthetic data to reflect real-world situations, providing invaluable input in areas where authentic data acquisition proves complex, expensive, or introduces risk. Take, for example, the challenge of…

  • Health

    The hidden epidemic: Almost 90% of individuals do not even know they have kidney issues until it is too late

    Kidney disease, a condition affecting an estimated 850 million people worldwide, is alarmingly underdiagnosed. Astonishingly, 90% of individuals with kidney disease, including two in five people with severe cases, remain unaware of their condition. In the United States, United Kingdom, Thailand and Australia, kidney disease is the fastest-growing noncommunicable disease, making early detection crucial for improving patient outcomes. Understanding the…

  • Politics News

    Jewish independent to challenge Keir Starmer in UK election (video)

    Sir Keir Starmer yesterday declared the July 4 General Election announcement by United Kingdom Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was the “moment the country” had been waiting for. While the opposition leader believes it’s a foregone conclusion that the Labour Party will triumph, this may not necessarily be the case. Andrew Feinstein, a former Member of the National Assembly of South…

  • Thailand News

    Thai government urged to regulate booming influencer industry

    With the explosive growth of social media and e-commerce, the role of influencers has never been more prominent. Recognising the immense economic potential, the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) calls for the Thai government to implement regulations and provide support for this burgeoning career path. In 2023, the ASEAN region boasted approximately 13.5 million influencers, according to Nielsen.…

  • Politics News

    IIC chief goes after Israeli and Hamas leaders in legal showdown

    The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) lodged applications for arrest warrants against prominent Israeli and Hamas figures, in a move marking a significant escalation in legal actions against leaders of both sides. But that’s not all. Alonso Gurmendi, an international law expert at King’s College London, stated that the West must have a moral conscience and decide…

  • Thailand News

    Maya Bay ranks 5th in world’s best beaches for 2024 (video)

    Maya Bay, located on the idyllic Phi Phi Islands in Krabi province, has been named the 5th-best beach in the world for 2024 by Beach Atlas, a website based in the United Kingdom. This prestigious recognition places Maya Bay at the top of the list not only in Thailand but also as the number one beach across the ASEAN region.…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket governor and British ambassador discuss tourist safety

    Sophon Suwannarat, the Governor of Phuket, hosted Mark Gooding, the British Ambassador to Thailand, in a meeting on May 7, focusing on the safety of tourists. The meeting, which took place at the Phuket Provincial Hall, aimed to foster relations between Phuket and the British Government. Governor Sophon emphasised the importance of ensuring the safety of tourists, particularly by reducing…

  • Cannabis

    How CBD aids injury recovery

    Diving into the ever-changing world of medical treatments, it’s pretty cool to see CBD cannabis popping up as a friendly option for folks looking to treat injury. If you’re curious about exploring the wide world of alternative therapies, you’re probably keen to learn how CBD could be your buddy in recovery and pain relief. CBD, short for Cannabidiol, comes from…

  • Thailand News

    Thai gold shop owner saves parents hundreds on student uniforms

    A gold shop owner in Roi Et province has become a local hero by offering a unique solution to parents struggling with the cost of student uniforms. Wimol Archasantisuk, the brains behind this heartening initiative, turned heads with his generosity. Wimol, the compassionate owner, embarked on a mission to ease the financial burden on parents gearing up for the new…

  • Guides

    Navigating the metaverse: A guide for Thai businesses

    The metaverse is experiencing rapid growth within Southeast Asia, presenting not only opportunities but also substantial concerns regarding cybersecurity and equitable access to this avant-garde domain. However, engagement with the metaverse extends beyond merely embracing a new technological trend. It is imperative for Thai enterprises to develop a sophisticated understanding of digital assets and related legal frameworks—considering non-fungible tokens (NFTs)…

  • Business News

    Singapore introduces flexible work options from December 1

    Singapore employees are set to enjoy a new level of workplace flexibility starting from December 1, with the ability to request four-day work weeks, increased remote working days, and varied work timings. This move is part of a broader global shift as governments and companies loosen traditional office structures to retain skilled staff. The Ministry of Manpower has revealed that…