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Kids flock to Government House and Don Mueang – Children’s Day 2019

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An 11 year old girl from the St Francis Xavier School in Nonthaburi was the first student to sit on the prime minister’s seat at Government House on National Children’s Day.

The Nation reports that officials allowed children to form a long queue at 7.30am to have an opportunity to sit on the seat of the most powerful position in the kingdom, as part of the long-held custom on Children’s Day.

Pawornrisa Chaiwatmalakul, a student of the St Francis Xavier Muang Thong Thani, was first in the queue.

She said she got up at 5am to make preparations and she arrived at Government House at 7am.

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Meanwhile, children flocked to see combat demonstrations by Royal Thai Air Force’s fighter jets at Don Mueang military airport. Activities continued until 4pm, while the air show finished at 2.50pm.

As parts of the airshow, military planes flew past and released smoke of the national flag’s colours. There was also a combat show by F-16 and F-5 fighter jets, and a rescue operation show by EC-725 helicopters.

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Don’t drink and ‘sleep’ – Thai driver caught napping at the wheel

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A video posted online today shows a car being driven by a man who had reclined the driver’s seat and was claimed to be sleeping while the car was still moving. The car appears driverless as the driver was slumped out of sight.

The post was on the Facebook page of “Narawut Nakama Thongsong”.

He spoke to Daily News Online saying that he was driving between Lat Prao and Prachacheun on Rama 7 Road in Bangkok when he spotted the driver of the car half leaning out and he beeped his horn.

The man looked as though he was nodding off and he say he was trying to alert him.

‘Narawut’ says he believed the other driver had reclined his seat and was sleeping while the car was in cruise control and still in motion.

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Thailand Tourism Forum 2019 – Reflections #1

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One of the key points made at the recently concluded Thailand Tourism Forum 2019 in Bangkok, was the country’s over reliance on mass tourism.

Jesper Palmqvist of STR presented full year hotel data for Phuket which showed signs of recovery, yet highlighting the full impact of the drop in Chinese business after the July boat tragedy.

Citing the number’s co-organiser of the event C9 Hotelworks Bill Barnett expressed concern that while airlift numbers remain positive, the massive impact of unlicensed accommodation on the Thai hotel sector was adding to the supply demand equation.

Bill said, “While many hotel owners are asking where have all the tourist arrivals gone, in many cases the answer is they are staying  in a condo or villa that does not have to comply with the same regulations that hotels are required to and this grey sector is adding to this year’s tourism challenges.”

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Four dead and at least five injured in Bangkok crane failure

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Four workers were killed and five others injured when the top part of a crane broke off and fell on them at a condominium construction site on Bangkok’s Rama 3 Road this afternoon.

The fallen section of the crane hit the fifth floor of a building in the Lumpini Park Riverside project. Four male workers were killed on that floor and another five injured.

The accident happened at about 12:15pm on Soi 45 off Rama 3 road.

A worker said he heard a loud noise followed by a large volume of dust appearing. He looked up and saw that the top part of the crane had broken off.

Officials have yet to investigate the cause of the incident.

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