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Latest news about events in Thailand

  • Thailand’s monkey feast festival in Lopburi attracts raucous crowd

    Thailand’s monkey feast festival in Lopburi is definitely not to everyone’s taste but it certainly attracts a raucous crowd. A banquet fit for the Monkey King was laid before Lopburi’s massed monkeys on Sunday – the last in November – at the annual simian celebration in central Thailand. Lopburi is one of the oldest cities in Thailand, home to King…

  • Iconic chef “Alain DUCASSE” returns to Bangkok for 3rd anniversary celebrations of Blue by Alain Ducasse

    Press Release This month, the award-winning Blue by Alain Ducasse, led by Executive Chef Wilfrid Hocquet, celebrates three years of delivering contemporary French dining rooted in a culinary vision of tradition and modernity. Located in ICONLUXE, ICONSIAM, on the banks of the historic Chao Phraya River, the first restaurant in Thailand by the iconic mentor chef, Alain Ducasse celebrates its…

  • E-San Music Festival draws thousands to northeast Thailand this weekend

    E-san Music Festival returns for a 10th time in Khon Kaen province in northeast Thailand this weekend. At least 100,000 people are expected to attend. The hippie festival, dubbed “Thailand’s Woodstock,” draws Thais and foreign tourists to Khon Kaen year-in-and-year-out. Usually, E-san Music Festival is held at the province’s giant Ubonratana Dam in the Phu Wiang district. However, the dam…

  • Two lucky Thaiger readers get to spend An Evening with Paul “Gazza” Gascoigne

    The two lucky winners who will join The Thaiger team and have a meet and greet at An Evening with Paul “Gazza” Gascoigne are Brian Mason and Adam Brown. Sponsors have reported there are still a handful of free tickets available for the Bangkok event at the Rembrandt Hotel & Suites, on Sunday, November 23. The evening includes a meet…

  • Pattaya International Fireworks Festival 2022 starts today

    Pattaya International Fireworks Festival 2022 will illuminate the skyline of Central Pattaya Beach tonight and tomorrow. The festival in Pattaya presents several amazing fireworks displays from countries including Belgium, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Canada. Visitors can sit and enjoy the event along the beach from 7.30pm onward. Beach beds are available at an affordable 50 baht each while restaurants along…

  • Mainland researcher writes that Chinese created Egyptian civilisations and then deletes it after backlash

    A Chinese mainland researcher is garnering backlash after penning an article stating that his country created Egyptian civilisations. The article has caused an online backlash, prompting him to delete it amid triggering a formal investigation. Senior researcher, Yu Ruijun, at the Culture and Tourism Bureau of Zhangjiakou city in Hebei province, claimed that there was “a great deal of evidence…

  • ‘Fake’ seed blamed for Thailand’s disgrace in rice Olympiad

    “Fake” seed has been blamed for Thailand’s embarrassing second place in last week’s international rice Olympiad in Phuket. Following national humiliation at the hands of Cambodian farmers, a government investigation into the disaster blamed “fake seed” for the disgrace. Natthakit Khongthip, the man carrying the can for the catastrophe, on Thursday described the offending seed behind Thailand’s national as “inauthentic.”…

  • Join The Thaiger team at An Evening with Paul ‘Gazza’ Gascoigne for free

    Want to join The Thaiger team and have a meet and greet at An Evening with Paul “Gazza” Gascoigne? Well, now you can. The Thaiger has a handful of free tickets available for the Bangkok event at the Rembrandt Hotel & Suites, on Sunday, November 23. All you have to do is fill in the form HERE and tell us…

  • Don’t miss An Evening with Paul ‘Gazza’ Gascoigne this week

    Only a few tables left for An Evening with Paul “Gazza” Gascoigne at the Pattaya, and Bangkok events. Don’t miss out on what promises to be a fun-packed evening that includes a meet-and-greet photo opportunity, free-flow house pours, a three-course dinner, and a Q&A. It’s fitting that the Newcastle United, Tottenham, Lazio, Glasgow Rangers, and England legend is in Thailand…

  • SKÅL Samui sets dates for ‘2023 Samui Summer Jazz Festival’

    Press Release SKÅL International Koh Samui will officially announce the dates of the ‘2023 Samui Summer Jazz Festival’ with a special Preview Concert on Wednesday, November 30th 2023 featuring the celebrated SASKIA LAROO Band with special guest LUCAS SANTANA. Following its successful relaunch earlier this year, the ‘Samui Summer Jazz Festival’ will be returning to Samui next May when once…

  • Unswerving Covid-19 policy kills off Shanghai F1 GP

    China’s dictatorial Covid-19 policy has killed off Shanghai’s return to the Formula 1 calendar next year. F1 has not visited China since 2019 and was due to return for the fourth time in 2023 on April 16. The key sticking point is that F1 staff would not be given exemptions from quarantine requirements in the event of being infected. F1 refuses…

  • World Cup team captains respond to backlash over scrapped OneLove armbands

    World Cup team captains are facing a backlash after ditching their plans to promote inclusion with OneLove, rainbow armbands. England and Wales team captains are now hitting back as they say players were afraid of getting booked by FIFA if they wore such armbands. Now, the captains say they are wearing FIFA-approved armbands which say, “No Discrimination.” According to BBC,…

  • Thailand and Cambodian officials agree to remove mines in border areas

    Thai and Cambodian officials have agreed to remove mines in shared border areas. Cambodian PM Hun Sen instructed provincial authorities to clear the mines after partaking in the 30th anniversary of the mine action exhibition. According to Phnom Penh Post, the PM called on all relevant authorities to work with the Thai side of the border before discussing border issues…

  • Row erupts over Thailand’s unfair allocation of World Cup games

    After almost a month of, will Thailand get to watch World Cup for free or not was resolved just in the nick of time for the first game but now a new row has erupted over the unfair allocation of showing the games. The Association of Digital Television Broadcasting (ADTEB) slammed the Sports Authority of Thailand’s (SAT) allocation of World…

  • RTP contravened UN ruling using rubber bullets on protestors

    A non-governmental organisation slammed the illegal use of rubber bullets by the Royal Thai Police (RTP) after skirmishes outside of the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre left a man blind in one eye and dozens of others injured. International Lawyers Assisting Workers Network (iLaw Network) made known that the RTP contravened a United Nations ruling by using rubber bullets to…

  • 20,000+ CCTV cameras in Bangkok are here to stay

    More than 20,000 CCTV spy cameras have been installed in Bangkok and its environs in the guise of security for the APEC summit, according to national police chief Pol Gen Damrongsak Kittiprapas. Damrongsak chaired a meeting on security and traffic on Thursday to follow up on “APEC security” operations with more than 30 agencies. The summit takes place today and…

  • A night of World Cup nostalgia and An Evening With Paul ‘Gazza’ Gascoigne

    The 2022 FIFA World Cup kicks off in earnest this weekend so why not get into the spirit of the tournament with a bit of nostalgia at An Evening With Paul “Gazza” Gascoigne? Gazza set the blue touch flame at Italia 90 with a set of scintillating displays as he helped England through the group stage to the World Cup semi-final…

  • Thailand’s World Cup fans won’t miss any matches after broadcast deal sorted

    Thailand’s World Cup fans won’t miss any matches after all as a broadcast deal has been sorted between FIFA and the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT). The news comes with a collective sigh of relief after many fans in the kingdom thought they might miss the first matches that are scheduled for this Sunday. As the SAT came up short…

  • Anti-APEC protesters warned not to pop a squat at Bangkok’s City Hall

    Anti-APEC protesters are being warned to not pop a squat at Bangkok’s City Hall after the “Citizens Stop Apec 2022” leader said they intended to remain there. Patsaravalee “Mind” Tanakitvibulpon, the group’s leader, says many protesters had travelled from other provinces and had no way of finding accommodation, so they planned on sleeping overnight at City Hall. According to Bangkok Post,…

  • Upcoming 6th Asian Youth Theatre Festival attracts troupes from 11 countries

    The upcoming 6th Asian Youth Theatre Festival in Cambodia has proved to be quite popular internationally with youth troupes from 11 different countries set to attend. Siem Reap will host the event, with Cambodiown youth troupe joining the festival. According to Phnom Penh Post, the festival will run from November 24 to 27 and is organised by Khmer Art Action.…

  • NEON Countdown EDM Festival comes to Bangkok

    Making plans for New Year’s Eve? Love dance music? Read on. This year, Bangkok will celebrate New Year’s Eve with the NEON Countdown, a three-day EDM festival. The event is gathering big names in electronic music from around the world. They just announced their first lineup. World-famous DJs like Afrojack, Alan Walker, Axwell, Da Tweekaz, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike,…

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wankday, and a Paul ‘Gazza’ Gascoigne day!

    Monday, Tuesday, Wankday, Gazza day! English speaking skills not up to scratch? Why not employ former England, Newcastle United, and Tottenham football legend Paul “Gazza” Gascoigne? Believe it or not, Gazza was once employed by his former club Newcastle to act as an interpreter for Brazilian star Mirandinha, who could not speak a word of English when he arrived at…