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No hug, no kiss, no goodbye – speeding up school drop-offs

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No hug, no kiss, no goodbye – speeding up school drop-offs | The Thaiger

Police in Bangkok are urging parents to cut short their lengthy farewell when they drop their kids off at school to avoid adding to Bangkok’s traffic woes.

Traffic police launched the “No kiss, no hug, no bye” campaign in front of St Gabriel School on Samsen Road this morning at 6.45am as students prepared to return for the second semester.

“The new term will again bring traffic congestion in front of major schools when parents deliver their kids for lessons”, warned assistant police commissioner general Damrongsak Kittipraphat, the man leading the campaign.

He says traffic police are asking schools to implement measures for parents to drop their kids off as speedily as possible.

“For example, kids should be carrying their schoolbags ready to exit the car once it is parked.”

The campaign is targeting major roads where a large number of schools are located, including Samsen Road, Nakhon Ratchasima Road, Ratchawithi Road, Silom Road, Sathorn Road, Charoen Krung Road, Phetchaburi Road, Asoke Montree Road, Sukhumvit Road and Ploenchit Road.

STORY: The Nation

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Algerian tourist arrested over tourist thefts in Bangkok

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Algerian tourist arrested over tourist thefts in Bangkok | The Thaiger

PHOTOS: Immigration Bureau 

An Algerian male tourist has been arrested after pick pocketing tourists at a BTS Station in Bangkok.

Immigration Bureau report that 46 year old Algerian man, SOFIANE YASSAAD CHERIF, has been arrested after pick pocketing other tourists last Friday.

Cherif entered the Kingdom as 60 days tourist on December 2.

Cherif has chosen foreign tourist victims as they have “lots of money”, less likely to want to complain to police and stay in Thailand for a short time. Police say he has` chosen places where there were lots of people such as BTS stations and department stores.

He has been charged with theft.

Algerian tourist arrested over tourist thefts in Bangkok | News by The Thaiger

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Australian and Thai transnational drug smugglers drop the ball

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Australian and Thai transnational drug smugglers drop the ball | The Thaiger

PHOTO: The Nation

How much heroin can you smuggle in eight (car) shock absorbers? Apparently close to 4 kilograms.

A joint Thai-Australian drug suppression operation called Taskforce Storm has yielded results and arrested two transnational heroin smugglers.

Police identified the two as 38 year old Canadian Stephens Blair and 27 year old Thai Pahon Sivasirikaroon. The pair were apprehended when they both showed up to Suvarnabhumi airport to pick up a returned parcel comprised of eight shock absorbers – and the 3,740 gram of heroin hidden inside.

Police then raided two apartments in Bangkok’s Phayathai and Rama 9, as well as a house in Prawet district. During the raids, police seized one kilogram of compressed marijuana, one gram of cocaine, two ecstasy pills, a Toyota Camry, a Benz E300 Coupe, a Kawasaki Z1000 motorcycle, and AP Royal Oak wristwatch, a Rolex Oyster S GMT wrist watch and 2.5 million baht in cash. Police told reporters the items seized were worth over 7.5 million baht.

The Office of the Narcotics Control Board say the drugs were being smuggled from the Golden Triangle into Thailand before heading to Australia or Canada for sale.

The spokesperson also said this was just a small quantity of drugs in the big pictures as it was part of an “army ant delivery system”.

Authorities believe they have now been able to identify all suspected members of the drug gang and are currently gathering evidence to arrest them.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post 

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Thailand Tourism Festival 2019 showcasing Thailand to Thais

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Thailand Tourism Festival 2019 showcasing Thailand to Thais | The Thaiger

The Tourism Authority of Thailand will host the 39th edition of Thailand Tourism Festival at Bangkok’s Lumpini Park from January 23-27. This year the festival features five ‘tourism villages’ representing different regions of Thailand plus two additional zones of activity.

Central Region Zone – presents the heritage of old Siam through a traditional Thai house and the former rural way of life back in the days through demonstrations, such as, traditional garland making.

Northern Zone – showcases the beautiful hand-woven cotton and silk textiles the region is famous for, presenting the intricate patterns. The zone reflects the artistic nature of the people of the North plus a range of contemporary arts inspired by the region.

Southern Zone – presenting new perspectives of the South that go beyond the beaches and islands including the secondary cities such as Surat Thani and Phatthalung, the hidden gems in major cities like Phuket’s Peranakan and arts in the three southernmost provinces.

Northeastern (Isan) Zone – brings Thailand’s more vibrant cuisine to life. Food is one major inspiration for travelling to this region, linking it with traditional festivals and cultural values while promoting its three main tourism clusters: North Isan, Central Isan and South Isan.

Eastern Zone – presenting new perspectives of the East under a ‘more fun’ concept through replicas of landmarks most synonymous with the region in combination with three dedicated corners for 3D photography backdrops reflecting the region’s identity.

Perhaps most importantly, there is also a ‘Reduce-Reuse-Recycle’ waste initiative zone to help raise awareness and promote responsible and sustainable tourism through various activities, games and more.

And TAT Studio provides daily live broadcasts of the Thailand Tourism Festival2019 in all formats: news reports, special scoops, interviews plus activities and performances. It comprises a live digital TV studio, a 1672 traveller companion information centre, an ‘Or Sor Tho’ magazine section, and virtual reality games and lucky draws.

For more information, call the TAT contact centre on 1672.

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