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Latest news about events in Thailand

  • Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Bangkok 2023

    Let’s usher in the new year with a bang as the eventful year of 2022 is coming to an end. If you’re crossing over to 2023 in the eventful city of Bangkok, know you’re in for the best new year celebration. Bangkok is filled with a myriad of New Year’s Eve happenings; delicious dining options, rooftop bars with breathtaking sky…

  • Cheap as chips – Watch Las Vegas F1 GP from Caesars Palace

    Casino giant Caesars Entertainment, owners of Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace, is offering what may be the most outrageous deal ever to view a sporting event for next year’s Formula One Las Vegas Grand Prix. The luxury “Emperor Package” includes a five-night stay at the Nobu Sky Villa at Caesars Palace during race week with numerous amenities, a personal driver with…

  • Dern Rim Lay Festival on Kata Beach today

    Phuket is celebrating the holiday with the launch of a number of Christmas and New Year’s events, starting with the Dern Rim Lay @ Kata Festival. The festival began yesterday and continues now in Karon on Kata Beach. Street stalls line the beach and around 150 vendors are offering food and shopping to the thousands of locals, residents, expats, and…

  • No official plans to cancel countdown parties

    The government of Thailand has not officially cancelled any New Year celebrations, the Tourism Authority of Thailand informed. The TAT said all New Year’s countdown events can operate as planned, though some provinces and areas have chosen to scale back their parties. Perhaps most notably, the chief of the Khao San Road Business Association has announced a cancellation of the…

  • A Christmas tradition: Santa elephants at school

    In central Thailand, school children were thrilled with a visit from a very Thai version of Santa Claus. The school kids were thrilled as the group of elephant trainers dressed as Santa led their elephants to greet the children and distribute Christmas gifts yesterday. The uniquely Thai experience saw nearly 2,000 children receive presents of toys, dolls, balloons, and candies,…

  • Fireworks cancelled at Pattaya’s New Year event

    Pattaya’s three-day New Year event from December 29-31 at Bali Hai Pier is still going ahead but there will be no fireworks at all this year, even on the countdown into the New Year. Concerts and street food stalls will be available to enjoy as normal. Facebook page Pattaya City Mayor Hotline (สายตรงนายกเมืองพัทยา) posted about the cancellation of the annual fire…

  • Self-proclaimed inventor of iconic chicken tikka masala cuisine dies at 77

    The self-proclaimed inventor of the iconic chicken tikka masala dish has died at the age of 77. The Glasgow chef, Ahmed Aslam Ali, previously claimed that he invented the dish by creating the sauce from a can of tomato soup. He owned a restaurant called Shish Mahal in the 1970s, which his nephew says, became his life. “He would eat…

  • Where to celebrate New Year’s in Phuket (2023)

    Phuket is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world and it’s no wonder why. With its stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife, delicious food, and unique culture, Phuket is the perfect place to celebrate the 2023 New Year. From spectacular fireworks displays to beach parties to cultural events, there’s something for everyone when it comes to ringing in the…

  • Elizabeth Hurley denies rumours she swiped Prince Harry’s v-card

    British actress Elizabeth Hurley denies rumours that she swiped the Duke of Sussex Prince Harry’s v-card, although he mentions losing his ‘virginity to a beautiful, older woman in the countryside.’ Although Hurley, an English actress, has always been known for her stunning beauty, she said, “No. Not me. Absolutely not,” when responding to the rumours. The British actress and model spoke…

  • Covid precautions for New Year’s Eve in Bangkok

    Nobody wants to hear it, but Covid-19 numbers are on the rise in Thailand, stoking governmental fears around the approaching New Year’s Eve festivities. Officials in Bangkok announced that New Year’s Eve countdown parties will be allowed to be thrown as planned, but face masks will be required wherever crowds gather. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration will be laying out clear guidelines…

  • Celebrate the festive season at Angsana Laguna Phuket

    Press Release Celebrate the festive season at Angsana Laguna Phuket, a vibrant resort located on Bang Tao Beach. A variety of enticing dining options are sure to make the festive season special at the tropical resort in Laguna Phuket. Angsana Laguna Phuket is here to present you with a variety of fascinating events as we approach the most delightful time…

  • Whale with broken spine makes last journey of 3,000 miles by performing breaststroke

    A whale with a broken spine has apparently defied all odds after journeying 3,000 miles by performing the breaststroke. The humpback whale, nicknamed Moon, was spotted off the coast of British Columbia with a visibly crooked lower body that researchers say was caused by being hit by a boat. But, the whale persevered by doing the breaststroke for a whopping…

  • 808 Festival security guards accused of sexual assault, touching ‘pussy’

    Dozens of music lovers accused security guards of touching their “pussy” and “sexual assault” at a Bangkok music festival over the weekend. The victims complained they had their private parts groped by guards as they were searched prior to entering the three-day 808 Festival at BITEC Bang Na held between December 9-11. One woman, Hitomi Okemoto, told Coconuts that the…

  • Travis Scott to headline Rolling Loud Thailand festival

    American rapper Travis Scott will headline Rolling Loud Festival set to take place in Pattaya in eastern Thailand during Songkran next year. Rolling Loud’s inaugural three-day party in Thailand, held from April 13-15 at Legend Siam in Pattaya, marks the festival’s expansion into Asia for the first time. Scott is one of three headliners, according to Rolling Loud’s website. Festival organisers…

  • Koh Samui Christmas events lineup

    Whether you are looking for a family-friendly outing for the holidays, or want to mingle with friends, Koh Samui is a great place to spend the festive season. From beach bars and clubs to upscale dinners, the island is bustling with holiday events that cater to any age. Check out the current list of holiday events on Koh Samui below!…

  • Father’s Day celebrated throughout Thailand today

    Today, the people of Thailand celebrate Father’s Day. It is a national public holiday for schools and many businesses are closed. The holiday is celebrated on this day to honour and commemorate the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, father to the current king and a leader whom many revere as a symbolic father to all the people of Thailand. The holiday…

  • Resurgence of AIDS in Thailand overshadows UNAIDS summit

    News of the resurgence of AIDS in Thailand, blamed on the proliferation of dating apps, has dismayed many. Historically, Thailand has one of the best records of all countries in the region in caring for people living with AIDS. The government is now setting out to eradicate AIDS in Thailand by 2030, according to deputy government spokeswoman Traisuree Taisaranakul on…

  • Racism scandal looms as Prince William and wife Kate arrive in US

    Prince William and his wife Kate have arrived in the US for the first time in eight years, amid another racism scandal that has seen his godmother resign from the royal household. Susan Hussey, one of William’s six godmothers, recently resigned after repeatedly asking a black British woman where she was “really” from. According to France 24, the Prince and…

  • Ukraine’s hotline for surrendering Russian soldiers sees 100 enquiries a day

    Ukraine’s hotline for surrendering Russian soldiers is getting 100 enquiries a day as the war between the two countries rages on. The hotline is part of the “I Want To Live” project that was started in September by Ukraine. It allows Russian soldiers to call or enter details through a messenger app, such as Telegram, so they can peacefully surrender…

  • Blue Tree FREE DJ Warm-up Weekend to be held on Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th of December

    Press Release The first FREE DJ Warm-Up Weekend for the Blue Tree Magic Forest DJ Festival 2023 will be held on Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th of December 2022 on the lagoon beach at the stunning Blue Tree Phuket’s Crystal Lagoon, creating that perfect outdoor beach festival atmosphere for you to party the day and night away. You…

  • Singapore decriminalises sex between men while halting legalisation of same-sex marriage

    Singapore has decriminalised sex between men while simultaneously halting the legislation of same-sex marriage. The country’s parliament gave homosexual men a legal way to mingle in what seems to be a step forward for the country. But, the LGBTQ+ community was dealt a shocking blow as the country also amended the constitution to prevent court challenges that could lead to…

  • BKFC Asia 4: The Big Bash announced for December 10

    Press Release After one year of unforgettable fight action, Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) Asia is looking to celebrate in style by hosting an exclusive VIP style event to see out 2022. There are eleven thrilling bare-knuckle fights featuring top-level fighters from around the world with only a limited number of seats available. All guests will enjoy luxurious VIP booths…