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  • Indonesia

    Bali is open, but only 45 international tourists have visited this year

    As Thailand’s most popular beach destination, Phuket, failed to draw in an influx of tourists throughout 2021 with the debut of its “Phuket Sandbox” program on July 1, it fared far better than its Indonesian neighbour. Only 45 international tourists have visited Bali in the last ten months as borders have been shut down and so has Ngurah Rai Airport in…

  • Southeast Asia

    11 dead, 25 still missing after boat capsized off Malaysian coast

    11 people drowned and another 25 people are still missing after a boat capsized off the coast of Johor in southern Malaysia. Bodies of Indonesian migrants were found on a beach in Tanjung Balau early yesterday morning. Officers at Johor Fire and Rescue Department found the overturned boat on the shore near the bodies. So far, 14 people survived. The…

  • Phuket

    Phuket police launch road safety campaign called “100% helmet”

    Strap on your helmet. Motorbike drivers in Phuket are warned to wear helmets while driving. The Phuket Provincial Police have launched a new campaign called “100% helmet” with increasing fines for those who are repeatedly caught not wearing one. At the launch event yesterday, Phuket Provincial Police Deputy Commander Lt Col Sathit Nurit said that “this will help prevent and…

  • Phuket

    More and more digital nomads choose Phuket for a “workation”

    Many digital nomads call Thailand home, and more and more people are choosing Phuket for their so-called “workation,” using coffee shops on the island as an office. The BBC’s Thai reporters spoke to several people on the island who work remotely for companies in other countries. For 34 year old American Andy Lee, he runs his business from a cafe…

  • Sponsored

    Siam Seaplane makes getting to your destination so much easier

    Sponsored Article There’s an innovative new company that is going to drastically reduce the time required to get to your holiday destination and get to those hard to get to beach resorts in the Land of Smiles. Siam Seaplane will offer Thailand’s first premium amphibious seaplane service, providing faster, easier and seamless access to waterfront locations such as resorts, and…

  • Southeast Asia

    Vietnam’s resort island Phu Quoc welcomes first group of international tourists

    After a nearly two-year border shutdown, Vietnam’s Phu Quoc resort island welcomed more than 200 international tourists from South Korea on Saturday. The fully vaccinated travellers are able to enjoy the Southeast Asian island without undergoing a 14-day quarantine. The fully vaccinated tourists can also take part in activities such as sightseeing, shopping, and entertainment events by showing their vaccine…

  • Guides

    Top 5 things you need to know about Koh Lanta, Krabi

    Koh Lanta is a stunning picturesque island off the coast of Krabi, Thailand. Its lengthy coastline is home to about a dozen beaches, some of which are regarded as the best in the country. All the beaches have their own distinct charm and vibe. At Koh Lanta, you’ll find several tranquil and gorgeous beaches, all known for their picturesque sunsets…

  • Sponsored

    Modern luxury cultivated in Thai tradition

    Sponsored Article The Thailand International Boat Show is delighted to have the InterContinental Phuket Resort as one of its key exhibitors and sponsors. “It is quite an achievement for the island of Phuket to stage the Thailand International Boat Show 2022 in January as soon as tourism starts to assume normalcy,” says Bjorn Courage, the general manager of the Intercontinental…

  • Tourism

    Pattaya beach vendors see domestic tourist business increasing

    Beach vendors along Pattaya beaches say that they are starting to see earnings increase due to domestic travellers in recent weeks. Their revenue is still far below the levels they were before Covid-19, but they are seeing an uptick of weekend and holiday travellers. Vendors selling food, massage, beach umbrellas and more are slowly seeing improvement, with each weekend seeming…

  • Guides

    Travel hacks for a stress-free holiday in Thailand

    Travelling to Thailand is fun, but small hassles like getting your phone wet during a beach day or taking wrong turns can ruin your trip in a second. Therefore, to make your trip hassle-free and more time-efficient (and cheaper!), we’ve compiled some of the best travel hacks you can use on your next trip to the Land of Smiles! 1.…

  • Best of

    The best places to live by the beach in Thailand

    Have you ever wanted to fulfil your dreams of living by a tropical beach? While such dreams can seem unobtainable, Thailand has definitely made them a reality. With stunning white sands lined with exotic palm trees, expats here swear the island life is the best way to live. And, such communities are what make a life by the beach all…

  • Environment

    Island of rubbish: Koh Samui’s pollution problem remains unsolved

    No one can argue with the appeal of visiting Thailand’s exotic, tropical islands. With their glistening palm trees, crystal-clear waters, and powdery, white sands, a trip down south is what many yearn to cross off their bucket lists. One of Thailand’s most iconic islands is that of Koh Samui. As the largest and most developed island in the Gulf of…

  • Guides

    Top 8 Beaches in Thailand: Local Edition

    Thailand offers numerous spectacular beaches that are worth visiting at least once in your lifetime. Approximately 86 million tourists visit Thailand each year making it one of the most visited countries in the world. Thailand has so much to offer ranging from exotic temples, tropical jungles, historical landmarks, and glamorous beaches. There are almost 2,000 miles of coastline and 8,000…

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    Natural wonders to visit near Bangkok – Local edition

    Thailand has a variety of natural beauties to offer, including tranquil beaches, breathtaking views, mountains and lakes. The locations listed here are not far from Bangkok, so a weekend getaway from the city is an easy feat! We’ve compiled a local’s edition of Thailand’s 5 natural wonders that you should not miss. 1. Tha Lor Beach, Karchanaburi Tha lor beach…

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    5 Best Phuket Beach Clubs

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    Phuket’s 5 best beachfront restaurants

  • Travel

    Top 5 hotels in Hua Hin for 2022

    As its main attractions appeal to both visitors and locals, Hua Hin is one of the best places to visit in Thailand. Moreover, many of their resorts are located along some truly stunning beaches where the fun in the sun is just a short trip away from the hustle and bustle of larger cities. Travellers looking for a fantastic hotel…

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    Top 8 things to do in Krabi

    Krabi province is brimming with amazing things to do and see, all against the backdrop of beautiful limestone cliffs. If you are wanting to go island hopping, this is the place to do it as the islands are unforgettable. Alternatively, for a more adventurous trip, visitors can opt to rent a kayak and paddle around the lagoon in Koh Hong,…

  • Thailand

    Good Morning Thailand | Phuket sandbox, streaming services, high-speed rail in Thailand

    Tim, Bill and Able chat about the latest news stories in Thailand today, especially the latest information about the Phuket Sandbox and the re-opening of tourism for Thailand. All the latest news at thethaiger.com

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    Top 10 Islands in Thailand

    Thailand’s lush tropical islands are second to none. The most well-known islands, such as Phuket and Koh Samui, have attracted millions of visitors over the last decade. However, there are also numerous other beautiful islands in Thailand that are less popular but still well worth a visit. Thailand’s islands may share some of the same characteristics that make them the…

  • Guides

    Top 5 Most Popular Tours in Thailand

    Thailand is certainly a country with a lot to take in. As a result, there are so many landmarks and popular attractions to see. Tours are a perfect way to explore these sites without the worry or hassle of visiting these places by yourself. This is why we’ve put together a list of the top 5 most popular tours in Thailand,…

  • Tourism

    Has the full moon set on Koh Pha Ngan’s Full Moon Party?

    A full moon used to mean a full beach of party-goers along the Haad Rin strip on Thailand’s Koh Pha Ngan. But it hasn’t been like that for a year now as the Gulf of Thailand island waits out the restrictions and border closures caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The crowds of backpackers and revellers aren’t flocking to the monthly…