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  • Chiang Mai News

    Chiang Mai red trucks decline as Grab gains ground

    Chiang Mai’s iconic red trucks, an integral part of the city’s transport network, are facing an existential threat in the wake of declining patronage post-tourist season, with concerns over the future being reduced to mere photographic memories. The rise of international ride-hailing services such as Grab or Bolt has compounded the issue, leading to a significant drop in customers for…

  • Thailand News

    Goat gala: Trang farmers flock for barnyard costume contest

    A group of goat farmers gathered in Trang province for a barnyard bash like no other: a goat costume competition. Decked out in dapper cowboy attire and more, these hoofed contenders showcased not only their looks but also their smarts and health. At the Agricultural Productivity Enhancement Learning Center in Kantang District, Trang Province, the inaugural event unfolded with nine…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand DIP organises online cartoon script competition

    In a collaboration between the Department of Intellectual Property (DIP), KP Comics Studios, and Kakao Webtoon Thailand, an online cartoon competition promises to be a game-changer for aspiring writers. Director-General of the DIP, Wuttikrai Leewiraphan, champions the cause. “We’re putting the spotlight on intellectual property, blending Thai cultural influence with cutting-edge digital trends like webtoons.” With over 3 million monthly…

  • Business News

    AWS plans to democratise generative AI as global fight heats up

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon’s cloud computing division, unveiled its plans to make technology and generative artificial intelligence (AI) readily available. This initiative comes as the global generative AI sector becomes increasingly competitive. Jaime Valles, AWS Vice President of the commercial sector for Asia-Pacific and Japan, highlighted the transformative influence of cloud computing in granting global access to technology and…

  • Thailand News

    Water pistol standoff and UFO jellyfish take top honours in wildlife photo competition

    A young girl pointing a water pistol at a monkey and a celestial squadron of jellyfish saucers have clinched top prizes at the 50th European Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. The captivating collection, featuring mischievous animals and breathtaking landscapes, drew over 1,000 entries from professionals spanning 36 countries, overwhelming judges with a staggering 19,000 submissions. Organised by the German Society for…

  • Thailand News

    Thai office party costume contest goes viral with 40,000 baht win

    A new year’s office party in Thailand has taken social media by storm, with a viral video showcasing an extravagant costume competition based on the Thai soft power theme. With a staggering first prize of 40,000 baht, the event featured employees going all out with their costumes, including elaborate representations of local landmarks such as Samila Beach’s mermaid statue and…

  • Thailand News

    Thai student team claims victory at 2023 World Team Mathematics Championship

    The Thai student team scored an impressive victory at the 2023 World Team Mathematics Championship (WMTC) in South Korea, scooping the title in the individual category and sweeping a total of three gold, six silver, and five bronze medals. The mathematics championship concluded yesterday, November 28, at 10pm. The 14-member team returned to Suvarnabhumi Airport, where they were warmly welcomed.…

  • Thailand News

    Thai students shoot for the stars, clinch triple gold at Astronomy Olympiad in Greece

    Thai students shone brightly at the second International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics Juniors (IOAA-Jr) 2023, bringing home three coveted gold medals. The event, which ran from September 24 to 30, took place in Volos, Greece, and saw high school students from around the globe vie for honours in these challenging scientific disciplines. Apiwit Channarong and Chayapol Nontasut, both studying…

  • Pattaya News

    Windsurfing and paddleboarding competition coming up in Pattaya

    An exciting windsurfing and stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) competition is coming up in Pattaya from March 16 to March 26, in a bid to promote tourism and boost the economy. The competition will take place in Jomtien near the Beach Sports Service Center. The event is divided into two categories, with windsurfing taking place from March 16 to 19, and SUP…

  • Hot News

    Loved ones fear fate of Iranian climber who competed in Seoul without hijab

    An Iranian rock climber, who competed in Seoul without a hijab, has loved ones worried as she hasn’t been seen since the competition. According to The Guardian, friends have been unable to contact Elnaz Rekabi since she supposedly returned home with the rest of the team on Sunday. Rekabi took part in the Asian Championships without wearing a hijab, which…

  • Northern Thailand News

    6-hour whiskey drinking contest draws criticism

    A contest to drink booze straight for six hours? Maybe not the best idea. A rice whiskey drinking competition is drawing criticism online from readers questioning the safety of such an event. The contest was advertised online on Friday and is scheduled to take place on October 11. The location appears to be Donna Kham House farm, in Ban Thaen…

  • Food

    What can you cook up from a 7-11? l Chef Kai Kauder | VIDEO

    What can a great chef create with ingredients ONLY from a 7/11? The Thaiger caught up with some amazing local chefs to see what they could put together after 5 minutes in a convenient store with 1,000 baht budget. Not only did they come up with some surprising ideas, they tasted DELICIOUS! Join Tim Newton as he learns more about…

  • Covid-19 News

    Bangkok’s shopping malls struggle under tourist ban, fierce competition

    Suvarnabhumi, the name of Bangkok’s second international airport, means “realm of gold,” and was given by His Majesty the late King Rama IX to Bangkok’s eastern outskirts (technically in Samut Prakhan province), once a marshland called Nong Nguhao (Cobra Swamp). With its overtones of wealth, the name represents the hopes of developers, who are turning the area into a retail…

  • Phuket News

    “Phuket’s economy is shrinking” – University report

    PHOTO: Rocket Bird Travel Company “Phuket’s economy is shrinking.” A report released by the local Prince of Songkla University reveals some disturbing trends for the once-booming tropical paradise. Chayanon Phucharoen, the university’s associate dean of research and graduate study says that Phuket’s economy is undergoing a transformation. He blames the strong Thai baht and says digital disruption is funnelling tourist services…

  • Tourism News

    Hotel association wants rules on short-term rentals, home sharing

    PHOTO: Airbnb and other accommodation-share businesses, plus a glut of newly opened hotels rooms across the country, is putting pressure on the traditional hotel model The Thai Hotels Association has again asked for a meeting with the Minister of the Interior to discuss the impact of short-term rentals and home sharing services like Airbnb on the domestic hotel business. The…

  • Food

    Can you eat Bangkok’s biggest burger? 6 kilos and 10,000 calories – VIDEO

    PHOTO: Chris Steaks and Burgers The gauntlet has been thrown down in Bangkok after a challenge started on You Tube to eat what is said to be the city’s biggest burger. Reuters reports that Chris Steaks and Burgers is offering diners a 10,000 baht prize if they can finish the 6 kilogram mega-burger, which is served with onion rings, bacon and…

  • Business News

    Strong baht a concern for Thai hotel sector

    by Bill Barnett Thailand’s baht performance against Asian currencies in 2018, was unmatched, with the exception of the Japanese yen. Commenting on the trend financial news Bloomberg have highlighted that in 2019, a further 4% in growth this year have it sitting at the top of the table. Oddly, one of the underlying factors stimulating the baht’s appreciation is the…

  • Chiang Mai News

    Grab and illegal tuk-tuks killing Chiang Mai rental company

    PHOTO: Hia Kiang, the long-term owner of a tuk-tuk rental company says it’s no longer profitable – Chiang Mai News Recent news out of the northern city suggests that all is not all in the relationship between the App-world taxis and the traditional taxi services. Chiang Mai News is reporting that a long time owner of a business renting tuk-tuks…