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  • Thailand News

    Raids in Sam Phran uncover non-certified diesel engines

    Police raided a warehouse in Sam Phran, Nakhon Pathom, and seized many non-standard industrial products yesterday, March 6. The operation was led by the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) in collaboration with the Thai Industrial Standards Institute and local law enforcement. Yesterday, a coordinated force spearheaded by Yuthana Praedam, the acting director-general of the DSI, along with Theva Jularee, director…

  • Automotive

    Petrol, diesel, or electric: Which car saves you more?

    When you’re in the market for a new vehicle, the choice between electric, diesel, and petrol cars can be a bit of a puzzle. Each type offers its own unique benefits and drawbacks, making the decision all the more challenging. You’re not just choosing a car; you’re selecting a companion for your daily commutes, road trips, and everything in between.…

  • Thailand News

    Diesel drama: Choice of petrol diminished

    In a game-changing move, the Energy Business Department is racing towards Cabinet approval to discontinue the sale of B10 diesel oil, leaving only B7 and B20 options at the pumps. Department Director-General Nanthika Thangsupanich explains this electrifying decision, spurred by the Energy Policy Committee’s bid to streamline diesel oil offerings and clear the fog of confusion for the masses. As…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand to consider Chinese engines for S26T Yuan submarine

    The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) yesterday revealed it is considering buying Chinese-made engines for the S26T Yuan-class submarine after complications in purchasing the said technology from Germany. Thailand originally turned down the offer of using Chinese-made engines for the Chinese submarine the Thai Government approved to buy in 2017 in favour of using German-made engines. But since the German government…

  • Thailand News

    Thai GM’s diesel plant in Rayong builds 500,000th engine

    GM Powertrain Thailand has produced its 500,000th four-cylinder Duramax turbo-diesel engine, a production milestone since production officially started in 2011. GM announced that the Rayong plant is the first GM facility in the world to produce the engine. Hector Villarreal, president of GM Southeast Asia says the Duramax engines serve as the heart of the company’s ‘Colorado’ and ‘Trailblazer’ models. “They…

  • Bangkok News

    Bangkok smog: Diesel buses and vehicles key problem

    by Wichit Chaitrong “The problem is the estimated 2.5 million diesel-powered trucks and buses still on city roads.” Experts are saying this morning that, given the problems in recent weeks with Bangkok’s smog, the national government’s pursuit of a “low-carbon economy” has fallen short of needs. They are recommending higher taxes on “dirty fuel” and a reduction in the number of…

  • Pattaya News

    RTN floods Koh Larn with 170 tons of water amid drought

    The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) vessel HTMS Ravi delivered more than 170 tonnes (approximately 154,000 litres) of fresh water to residents of Koh Larn in Pattaya, addressing an ongoing drought. This significant delivery occurred yesterday, prompted by Koh Larn’s struggle with water shortages exacerbated by dry weather and a surge in tourist numbers. In response to complaints from residents and…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand strikes new submarine deal with China

    Thailand and China finally wrapped up negotiations on the Royal Thai Navy’s (RTN) much-anticipated purchase of a Chinese-made S26T Yuan-class submarine. RTN Commander-in-Chief Admiral Adoong Pan-iam announced today that the agreement is now awaiting the final nod from the Thai Cabinet. “If approved, we will promptly amend the deal with the Chinese manufacturer.” Admiral Adoong expects the submarine to be…

  • Automotive

    Thailand’s car scene: Electric vs Hybrid vehicles analyzed

    Folks living in Thailand and thinking about switching to greener ways of getting around often find themselves weighing up electric vehicles (EVs) against hybrid cars. Both are friendlier choices for the planet compared to old-school petrol or diesel engines, but they come with their own pros and cons. Getting a good grasp on how they differ is super important for…

  • Automotive

    Slash your car’s emissions with these simple tricks

    Looking to cut down on your vehicle’s emissions? You’re not alone. With growing concerns over air quality and climate change, reducing emissions from our cars has become a priority for many. It’s not just about meeting state regulations or passing your next MOT; it’s about making a positive impact on the environment and improving your car’s performance and efficiency. Fortunately,…

  • Thailand News

    No fast solution for Bangkok’s air pollution problem

    Experts are urging Thailand to tackle its air pollution crisis head-on, branding it a structural issue requiring citizen-led solutions. The discussion unfolded during the Journey to Clean Air event, orchestrated by the British and Australian Chambers of Commerce in Bangkok. Diving deep into potential solutions, the discourse highlighted institutional limitations and the pivotal role citizens play in driving change towards…

  • Business News

    Thailand smog sparks outcry, public anticipation for clean air act grows

    The recurring smog season in Thailand’s northern provinces has sparked increasing public dissatisfaction. Notably, a 28 year old doctor in Chiang Mai, Krittai Tanasombatkul, who was diagnosed with lung cancer despite being a non-smoker, used his social media platform to question why the persistent PM2.5 pollution issue has not been resolved by the authorities. The Clean Air Act, seen as…

  • Environment News

    Truck smoke targeted over PM2.5 pollution

    The Pollution Control Department (PCD) announced that they are ramping up efforts to control fine dust pollution in Bangkok and surrounding areas by increasing their scrutiny of public transport vehicles and trucks emitting smoke. The PCD Director-General Athapol Charoenshunsa stated that worsening PM2.5 pollution levels in the capital and its surroundings are partly caused by public transport vehicles that run…

  • Phuket News

    Floating beach club party barge requests to anchor in Phuket

    A floating beach club barge in Phuket is seeking approval to anchor in Patong Bay. The 500-gross-ton vessel, called the Sawasdee, has luxury party amenities like a bar and swimming pool and can accommodate 500 guests with a crew of 35. The Phuket office of the Marine Department reported that the boat is currently anchored in Patong Bay, where it…

  • Phuket News

    Boat catches fire while anchored at Phuket marina

    Earlier this morning, a tour boat moored at a pier in Phuket caught fire causing damages but no injuries or deaths. The incident took place at about 7.30am in the Muang district. Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew reported that no one was on board the ship at the time of the fire, so there were no injuries or fatalities, but the…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Today | Breathalyser and Blood Tests for Drivers this Songkran

      France has shown its support for Thailand’s fight against Covid-19 by donating over three million doses of Pfizer vaccines to the Kingdom of Thailand. The donation will be well-received by Thai people as surveys reveal that Thais have more confidence in the effectiveness of the U.S.-produced Pfizer vaccine than they do in the ones produced in Thailand. The French…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Update | SF Cinema rents out its theatre halls to gamers due to slow box office sales.

    The Royal Thai Police have arrested two officers from the Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau for allegedly kidnapping a gambling couple and their child last week. The wife claimed that officers from the Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau kidnapped her and her family for ransom, after they won 2 million baht from online gambling. The woman said that she, her husband and…

  • World News

    Homes and highways in Vietnam are being lost as Mekong delta washes away

    The following story was written by Michael Tatarski for China Dialogue, a non-profit focused on environmental challenges related to China. One night two years ago, Lam Thi Le and Nguyen Van Thuong heard loud cracks coming from their neighbours’ riverfront home. The neighbours left, and a day later half of their house collapsed into the broad Tien River as the…

  • Bangkok News

    Bangkok Air Quality: PM2.5 dust particle problem closes 437 schools

    PHOTO: Thai PBS At least one group of Bangkokians were happy today. The Ministry of Education ordered all schools in Bangkok closed until at least this weekend. The situation will be reviewed after then. Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwangkuang ordered all the 437 schools under the supervision of the City Hall closed until the weekend in order to prevent young school…

  • Thai Life

    Witness spectacles at the Thailand Yacht Show

    PHUKET: The very first state-sponsored Thailand Yacht Show promises a whole lot of fun on the water, showcasing the latest luxury yachts available for charter and aquatic toys, plus the latest offerings from the region’s top boating industry specialists and suppliers at Ao Po Grand Marina today through February 14. Additionally, there will be exhibitions and displays on the water,…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket live wire: Beware the SCB phishermen

    PHUKET: I have been saving up accounts of online fraud directed at people in Phuket, and my inbox is groaning under the weight! Here’s my latest crop of scams you should know about. Hopefully, if you realize other people are getting hit, there’s less of a chance that you’ll lose your shirt to one of these charlatans. The most convincing…

  • Phuket News

    Superyachts return for Phuket Rendezvous

    PHUKET: The annual Asia Superyacht Rendezvous, the exclusive international event for both motor and sailing superyachts, returns to Phuket on December 16-18. The annual event, one of the largest gathering of superyachts in Asia, welcomes sail and motor yachts over 100-feet long to the festivities taking place over three days on and off the waters of the Phuket and the…

  • Phuket News

    Hydrofoils the latest boon for Phuket

    PHUKET: At present it sits on the quay at the Phuket Deep Sea Port in Ao Makham, looking like it’s just waiting for Buck Rogers or Dan Dare to come aboard and blast off into space. It’s not quite that exotic, however. This is the first of three hydrofoils that will whisk passengers off to Phi-Phi, Krabi, Koh Lanta or…

  • Automotive

    Top 10 ways to improve gas mileage of your car

    Are you seeking efficient methodologies to improve your vehicle’s fuel efficiency? The objective of this article is to offer pragmatic approaches that may augment your vehicle’s fuel economy, culminating in a considerable depreciation in your fuel-related expenditure. Including but not limited to reducing your vehicle’s weight, adhering to the recommended tyre pressure, or selecting the appropriate engine oil, there exist…

  • Automotive

    Are hybrid vehicles the smart choice for Thailand’s future mobility

    In Thailand, the discussion surrounding hybrid vehicles is intensifying with each passing day. There’s widespread acknowledgement of their potential benefits: enhanced environmental friendliness, reduced fuel expenditure, and a representation of the future in automotive technology. However, the question remains whether hybrid vehicles genuinely represent the optimal choice for Thai motorists. It is imperative to scrutinize both the facts and misconceptions…

  • Health

    How industries can cut down deadly PM2.5: A clean air blueprint

    When you think about air pollution, industrial activities might not be the first thing that springs to mind. Yet, they play a significant role in the levels of PM2.5, those tiny particulate matters that can deeply penetrate your lungs. Factories, power plants, and various industrial processes release a substantial amount of these particles into the atmosphere, contributing to the air…

  • Automotive

    Electric dreams: 2024’s game-changing EV innovations

    As you delve into the world of electric vehicles (EVs) in 2024, you’re stepping into a rapidly evolving landscape. The shift towards electric mobility is gaining momentum, with used EV sales playing a pivotal role in making green transportation more accessible. This surge in interest is not just about new models hitting the market; it’s about how the availability of…

  • Automotive

    EV expectations vs reality: The truth behind electric cars

    When you’re in the market for an electric vehicle (EV), the allure of cutting-edge technology and the promise of a greener future are hard to resist. Manufacturers tout impressive ranges and revolutionary designs, painting a picture of the seamless transition from traditional petrol cars to electric marvels. Yet, once you dive into the world of EVs, you might find a…

  • Automotive

    Thai emission laws transform: What drivers need to know

    Thailand is stepping up its game in the fight against air pollution with stringent vehicle emission standards. Spearheaded by the Thai Industrial Standards Institute and the Pollution Control Department, these regulations are a testament to Thailand’s commitment to cleaner air and a healthier environment. In a significant move, Thailand has embraced the Euro 5 standard for diesel fuel, set to…

  • Thailand News

    Work from Bangkok home possible due to increased PM2.5 pollution

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) struck a deal with civic groups, proposing work from home plan for 50,000 of the city’s workers if PM2.5 intensity hits the red level for three consecutive days, declared Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt. The 57 year old city chief, in a strategic morning meeting with top-tier administrators, addressed the escalating PM2.5 dust crisis throttling the…