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  • Thailand News

    Thailand tackles delivery rider accidents with defensive driving training

    Last year, 81 delivery riders suffered road accidents in Thailand, leading to 28 fatalities and 36 severe injuries. Speeding, lane violations, using mobile phones while driving, and time pressures for delivery were identified as the primary causes. Kongkarn Takhiranrit, the acting director of the Social Risk Control Office at the Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth), revealed that delivery riders and…

  • Automotive

    Expert guide to begin your off-road driving adventure in Thailand

    Embarking upon an off-road driving venture in Thailand presents a captivating mix of challenges and discoveries. Whether one is manoeuvring through the rugged landscapes of Ban Pak Mueang or traversing the picturesque trails near Ban Patong, the exhilaration of mastering uncharted territories remains unparalleled. However, before initiating your 4WD journey, it is imperative to acquaint oneself with the fundamental aspects…

  • Automotive

    Is driving with augmented reality the future or a flop

    Imagine hitting the road with a new layer of reality enhancing your driving experience. Augmented reality (AR) is making this possible, transforming how you interact with your vehicle and the world around you. It’s not just about getting from A to B anymore; it’s about journeying smarter, safer, and with a touch of futuristic flair. AR isn’t just about displaying…

  • Best of

    From mini golf to driving range, here’s where to golf in the heart of Bangkok

    If you’re eager to test your putting skills, or simply longing for leisure alongside friends and family amidst Bangkok’s urban charm, dive into the world of mini golf and driving ranges. Fun-filled experiences await, catering to golf enthusiasts and amateurs alike. We’ve done the legwork, so get your game face on and swing into action at these top 5 mini…

  • Thailand News

    Walk-in driving license services now available in Thailand

    Obtaining a new driving license or renewing an old one just got easier in Thailand. Walk-in services are now available at transport offices nationwide without the need to book an appointment, according to the Department of Land Transport (DLT). Anyone wanting to renew their Thai driving license can obtain an ‘eLearning’ theoretical training certificate through the DLT’s website, which also…

  • Phuket News

    Hong Kong woman faces charges of reckless driving after crashing into Phuket vendor

    A Hong Kong woman faces charges of reckless driving after she crashed into a Phuket som tam vendor in Koh Kaew yesterday. The incident happened on the northbound lane of Thep Kassattri Road. CCTV footage showed that the sedan crashed into the motorbike sidecar vendor, along with two motorbikes. Phuket City Police arrived on the scene to find the damaged…

  • Transport News

    Driving penalty points system in effect from today

    Thailand’s new driving penalty points system will come into effect today but the police are focusing on encouraging general public awareness so they understand the new rules before fully cracking down. The new points system for motorists is aimed at improving traffic law compliance, reducing accidents, and improving road safety, according to the commander of the Highway Police Division. The…

  • Hot News

    Driving licence point deductions starting next year in Thailand

    Driving licence point deductions will start next year in Thailand to help curb traffic violations and dangerous driving. Starting January 9, 2023, the Royal Thai Police and Land Transport Department will enforce the demerit point system. Each driving license holder will be given 12 points to start with but will be deducted for each violation they are caught committing. The…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket taxi driver fined 2,000 baht, to do etiquette training after overcharging incident

    Authorities have slapped the Phuket taxi driver, who is accused of overcharging a passenger, with a 2,000 baht fine and have ordered him to go through etiquette training. The driver charged a Thai traveller 600 baht for a roughly 20-minute drive from the Kamala Beach area to a hotel Patong Beach. The traveller had tried to book a ride through…

  • Thailand News

    New Thai E-Driving licences are 95% complete

    Thailand law makers are looking to amend the 1979 Land Transport act to bring together databases from the Road Transport and policing departments as registrations and enforcement combine to make a digital traffic violation ticketing system. The National Legislative Assembly held a reading of the new bill yesterday (Thursday), which requires the Royal Thai Police and the Land Transport Department…

  • Opinion

    COMMENT: What does it take to change driving habits?

    Yesterday we had to report the sad news of 12 year old Chinnarat Kajatroka who fell off the motorbike he was driving whilst his 12 year old passenger had to watch in horror as his friend’s head was crushed by a tour bus which was following behind. On his own admission the two were travelling very fast, apparently racing another…

  • News

    Better driving license procedures for foreigners on the way

    The Department of Land Transport has partnered with British Embassy Bangkok to improve driving licence procedures for foreign nationals across Thailand. The improvements will focus on guidelines for obtaining a licence, how to prepare for the driving test, raising awareness of specific risks on the road unique to Thailand, and recaps on internationally recognised driving standards. Deputy director general of…

  • Thai Life

    Put down your wallets Phuket, pick up functional training

    PHUKET: The Phuket fitness community has been buzzing about the new exercise trend functional training, also known by the name “integrated training”. Its popularity has skyrocketed due to the various benefits it offers – and it only requires two things: your body and a space in which to exercise. There is no room for excuses when integrated exercise is an…

  • Phuket News

    Driving courses to be offered in English, Russian and Burmese for Phuket foreigners

    PHUKET: Several educational institutions on the island will soon offer training courses in English, as well as Russian and Burmese, for foreigners wanting to get a driver’s licence. The Phuket Land Transport Office (PLTO) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with five educational institutions on the island – Rajabhat University, Thalang Technical College, Phuket Technical College, Phuket Polytechnic College and…

  • Phuket News

    Patong tuk-tuk drivers get driving lessons

    PATONG: Yes, the headline is correct. In hopes of boosting the image of public transport in Patong, the newly-launched Patong Taxi Federation (PTF) saw its first 80 members complete a driver’s training course on May 8 at the Phuket Land Transport Office. Preechavude Keesin, president of the PTF and son of Patong Mayor Pian Keesin, oversaw the training, which consisted…

  • Phuket NewsCrackdown prompts driving license surge | Thaiger

    Crackdown prompts driving license surge

    PHUKET TOWN: A crackdown by Phuket police has sparked a rush by car drivers and motorcyclists to apply for licenses, with the number of applicants jumping from an average of 65 a day to around 120. Another factor in the increase has been a change in national policy that allows people registered as living in other provinces to take a…

  • Thailand News

    Thief caught, tied to a pole after burglary attempt gone wrong

    A thief attempted to steal from a soldier’s home to fund his drug habit, only to be quickly apprehended and tied to a post before police arrived. The burglary took place in the Ban Muang Samakkhi community in the Udon Thani. Police Lieutenant Sata Porn Sawatdee received a report around 3pm yesterday, July 18, about a break-in at a house…

  • Food

    foodpanda reaffirms commitment to enhance delivery partners’ work experience with ‘panda hearts’ across 11 Markets in APAC

    Leading food and grocery delivery platform, foodpanda, is doubling down on its commitment to its delivery partners with ‘panda hearts,’ its flagship programme aimed at uplifting and supporting delivery partners in five core areas: safety, well-being, personal development, community and welfare perks. With more than a decade of experience in Asia, foodpanda has worked closely with its delivery partners to find…

  • Thailand News

    Thai bus driver fined 2,000 baht for threatening motorist with stick

    A bus driver wielded a long stick to threaten a fellow motorist, resulting in a 2,000 baht fine and a mandatory three-hour training session to improve his awareness and conduct. The incident, which took place on July 6 on Phetkasem Road near Lotus Bang Khae in Bangkok, was captured in a viral online video. The Department of Land Transport (DLT) summoned…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand Video News | Thailand to reclassify Cannabis as narcotic from 2025, Fire in Bangkok’s Chinatown injures 30 and damages hotel

    On Thailand Video News today, Alex talks about Thailand’s plans to reclassify Cannabis as a narcotic drug in 2025. A fire in Bangkok’s Chinatown has injured 30 people and damaged a hotel while a Bangna brawl has led to the deaths of two teenagers with more injured. A road rage incident in Chiang Mai with a woman using her phone…

  • Education

    How public libraries in Thailand help students

    Envision the realm where knowledge is readily available, where exploration into historical depths or scientific frontiers is possible. That’s the potential public libraries hold, especially within Thailand. They serve as gateways to limitless learning opportunities, not mere structures housing books. Located in Thailand’s core, public libraries have evolved to become an integral component in students’ educational journey. Vectored far beyond…

  • Technology News

    The triumphs and challenges of women in tech

    In the dynamic world of technology, where innovation and progress are the norms, women are increasingly making significant contributions. From pioneering software development to leading groundbreaking research in artificial intelligence, women in tech are driving the industry forward. However, their journey is fraught with unique challenges that need to be acknowledged and addressed. This article celebrates the achievements of women…

  • Phuket News

    Russian man arrested in Phuket for teaching riding illegally

    Phuket Tourist Police detained a Russian man for illegally working as a motorbike driving instructor in Kathu. Following a tip-off, officers initiated an investigation into motorbike-riding lessons advertised on Instagram. Their inquiries led them to the now-defunct floating market’s parking lot in Kathu, where they apprehended 29 year old Roman Lazarev around 2.30pm yesterday. Upon arrival, officers found Lazarev in…

  • Guides

    Sustainable innovations with upcycling in Thailand

    Upcycling in Thailand exemplifies the innovative spirit of the nation. By creatively reusing waste, the country addresses pollution and promotes environmental sustainability. Plastic bottles and fishing nets are being transformed into valuable products through various initiatives. The Thai government plays a crucial role in these efforts. They partner with private companies and non-profits to champion upcycling. Their holistic approach ensures…

  • Lifestyle

    Tennis as an outdoor activity in Thailand

    Delve into the captivating realm of tennis in Thailand, a nation where this sport surpasses being merely a recreational activity and symbolises a lifestyle. As you traverse through the historic metropolis of Chiang Mai, you will discover numerous tennis courts, each possessing its own distinctive allure. Regardless of your expertise level, from professionals to beginners, an inviting court awaits you.…

  • Lifestyle

    Transform your life with ambition coaching guidance

    Have you ever wondered why certain individuals consistently meet their objectives while others, filled with potential, simply fade away? The answer lies within the quest for ambition, a journey that is often easier to contemplate than conduct. However, rest assured that we are prepared to assist you throughout this process. The initial step towards success is to establish realistic goals.…

  • Education

    Innovation through sustainability education in business academia

    Sustainability is no longer just a buzzword; it’s shaping the very fabric of business education. As the climate crisis demands a fundamental transformation of our global economic framework, leading business schools are stepping up to the challenge. Many institutions are integrating sustainability into their curricula, preparing future leaders to navigate a rapidly evolving landscape. Different approaches to incorporating sustainability into…

  • Education

    Challenges of rural education in Thailand

    Envision a circumstance where the payment of tuition is not carried out through monetary transactions but through the process of tree planting and participation in community service activities. This is the state of affairs in certain remote regions of Thailand, where educators, imbued with a deep sense of commitment, are endeavouring to deliver high-quality education despite numerous hindrances. The gravity…

  • Technology News

    How AI is testing the boundaries of human intelligence

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming our world, sparking debates about its potential and limitations. While AI has showcased remarkable abilities in areas like data processing and pattern recognition, it still grapples with tasks requiring reasoning, creativity, and abstract thinking. This ongoing series, “AI vs the Mind,” delves into these disparities, pitting human experts against AI tools to highlight where…

  • Technology News

    The ethics of artificial intelligence and machine learning

    As we engage more profoundly with the domain of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, we find ourselves faced with a complex web of ethical challenges. These range from considerations about privacy and surveillance monitoring to systemic bias and the disconcerting possibility of widespread unemployment. These ethical aspects of AI are rapidly evolving into a significant platform for contemplation and…