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  • Business News

    Thailand aims to transform local festivals into renowned attractions

    The National Soft Power Strategy Committee of Thailand is setting its sights on transforming traditional events into world-renowned festivals throughout the country’s 77 provinces. This objective will be achieved through comprehensive research and festival organisation training. The committee’s vice president, Dr Surapong Suebwonglee, highlighted the need to better manage the country’s numerous attractions. He opined that the country’s festivals, if…

  • Tourism News

    Tasty travels: Thai SELECT campaign spices up tourism

    The Travel, Taste, Eat Thai SELECT campaign, a collaboration between the Commerce Ministry and the Tourism Authority of Thailand, has been unveiled. This initiative is part of a soft power strategy aimed at promoting and bolstering Thai businesses, particularly certified Thai SELECT restaurants. The Deputy Commerce Minister, Napintorn Srisunpang, emphasised that the campaign is designed to ensure these establishments meet…

  • Thailand News

    Ex-politician cleared of murder plot in Thai political feud

    The Criminal Court acquitted a former local politician of orchestrating a murder plot on a current local political figure due to insufficient evidence, sparking intentions to appeal the verdict. The case stems from local political rivalries and allegations of corruption. Yesterday at 9.45am, the Criminal Court in Ratchadapisek Road, Bangkok, delivered its verdict on the high-profile case of attempted murder…

  • Business News

    FTI urges protection for SMEs against cheap Chinese imports surge

    The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) is advocating for enhanced protection of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) against the surge of inexpensive Chinese products. Kriengkrai Thiennukul, FTI chairman, revealed that the importation of these products has caused certain local manufacturers, predominantly SMEs, to cut their production by 50%. The FTI asserts that some imported goods require comprehensive inspection, as they…

  • Business News

    Thailand’s blue flag stores to become drop-off points for postal goods

    The Internal Trade Department is joining forces with Thailand Post in an initiative that will see the country’s Blue Flag (Thong Fah) affordable stores used as drop-off points for goods from farmers, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and the general public. The Department Director-General, Wattanasak Sur-iam, confirmed that discussions with Thailand Post had taken place and that they were in…

  • Search Engine Marketing (SEM)

    Micro vs Macro marketing: Which wins the strategy game?

    In the dynamic world of marketing, understanding the distinction between micro and macro marketing is crucial for crafting strategies that hit the mark. Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur or part of a large enterprise, knowing which approach to lean toward can significantly impact your brand’s reach and relevance. Micro marketing zooms in on a specific audience, tailoring strategies to meet…

  • Health

    Exploring Thai wellness through local communities: A holistic journey

    Exploring Thai wellness through the local community opens up a treasure trove of experiences that go far beyond the conventional. Thailand’s vibrant health and wellness landscape is rooted deeply in traditions that have flourished through generations, offering you not just relaxation but a profound journey into a culture that celebrates well-being. In recent years, Thailand’s Health and Wellness Tourism has…

  • Business News

    Thailand’s cabinet approves one-year import permits for animal feed raw materials

    The cabinet has greenlit policies for next year’s import of raw materials required in animal feed production, such as animal feed corn, soybean meal, and fish meal. The intention behind this move is to back local production. A significant change in this year’s policy is the annual approval of import permits, a reduction from the previous term of three years.…

  • Thailand News

    Phuket locals pushback on RTN’s plan for base and airport expansion

    Tensions are brewing in the Thai district of Phuket as around 100 local inhabitants have expressed their opposition to a strategy that would allow the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) to utilise the land for both an operational base and as a provision for the future growth of the neighbouring international airport. The local populace recently passed a letter of protest…

  • Environment News

    Long neglect of Huay Phak reservoir ends with clean-up efforts to boost tourism

    Following a 15-year period of struggle, locals in Ratchaburi acclaimed the arrival of machinery from the province’s administrative organisation to remove invasive plants from the Huay Phak reservoir. The primary aim is to promote future tourism, optimising the area’s natural beauty. Today, provincial governor, Wiwat Nitigarnjana, accompanied by provincial representative Boonying Nitigarnjana, visited the reservoir to inspect the ongoing machinery…

  • Travel

    Travel Guide: Top 8 Beaches in Thailand 2022

    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…

  • Things To Do

    Local resturants you can’t miss when travelling to Ayutthaya

    Thailand’s former capital, Ayutthaya, is home to several magnificent temples and has a diverse cultural and culinary heritage. As many travellers are unsure what to eat in Ayutthaya, this article will assist you in locating Ayutthaya’s regional specialities, ensuring that you not only have a memorable cultural experience, but also a memorable food experience in this magnificent city. Below we…

  • Things To Do

    Top 5 all you can eat barbecue restaurants in Bangkok

    Seeking a place to enjoy great grilled bbq without having to pay a fortune! Mookata, or ‘pan pork,’ is a popular Thai BBQ style in which you roast your own meat in a pan. Pork and prawns are traditionally served with Mookata and you choose between the two. We have compiled the 5 best restaurants in Bangkok that serve cheap…

  • Best of

    Top 5 Lawyers in Thailand

    Finding a top lawyer in Thailand is often very important for foreigners as it can be the difference between a jail sentence or a financial nightmare. The Lawyers Council of Thailand is one organisation that can offer legitimate advice, in addition to pointing those seeking representation in the right direction. Personal injuries, car accidents, and business start-ups are some of…

  • Covid-19 News

    97 new cases of Covid in Thailand, 5 imported – Covid-19 Update

    Today, Thailand is reporting 97 new cases of Covid-19 with 5 cases being imported, raising the total to 28,443 since the pandemic began. This is up from the 69 cases reported yesterday. The government has reported no new deaths, leaving the total at 92 Covid deaths in Thailand. Bangkok logged the most amount of new cases, at 70% of today’s…

  • Covid-19 News

    Thailand starts human trials of local Covid vaccine

    Thailand is beginning human trials on its locally-developed Covid-19 vaccine, while setting its sights for a rollout of the vaccine next year. While the process seems sluggish compared to other vaccines, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul says the development would enable Thailand to be self-reliant as the country would not have to rely on vaccines from other nations. “Production is…

  • Thailand News

    374 new cases today – Covid update

    New case numbers have jumped alarmingly again today, even though the growth curve was starting to flatten a bit this week. Thailand is reporting 374 new cases of Covid-19 today over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to over 12,000 infections since the pandemic began. Only 10 of those cases were non-local infections as they were found in state quarantine.…

  • Thailand News

    315 new Covid infections – 294 new, locally transmitted, 21 imported

    Today, authorities at the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, are reporting 294 new, locally transmitted infections of Covid-19 with 21 new imported cases, bringing the total to 7,694 cases since the pandemic began. 38 more have been discharged from the hospital, with the overall death toll remaining at 64. Currently, there are 3,293 Covid active patients in the hospital or…

  • Covid-19 News

    Bangkok prisoner tests positive for Covid-19… first local transmission in 100 days

    A 37 year old prisoner has tested positive for Covid-19 on the same day Thailand reached 100 days since a local coronavirus infection. The male inmate has already been moved from the Bangkok prison to a Corrections Department hospital and the other 34 inmates who had contact with him have been tested. The infected man is reported to have worked in…

  • Covid-19 News

    Second locally produced Covid-19 vaccine proves effective in monkey trials

    A doctor at Chulalongkorn University yesterday announced that announced tests of a new locally produced Covid-19 vaccine on monkeys have proven successful. The head of the Thai Red Cross Emerging Infectious Disease Health Science Centre, Dr Thiravat Hemachudha, says the latest vaccine, which uses proteins from tobacco leaves, was been tested on mice and monkeys with satisfactory results and will…

  • Covid-19 News

    Thailand’s domestic tourism provided 4 times the number of international travellers in 2019

    Thailand has had plenty of interruptions to its tourism industry over the past two decades… There was that other coronavirus scare, ‘SARS’, in 2003, the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, the global recession and riots in Thailand in 2009, major flooding at the end of 2011, political demonstration in 2013 and 2014, the bloodless military coup of May, 2014, the bombing…

  • Covid-19 News

    Human trials of locally made Covid-19 vaccine to begin in October

    Surpassing earlier predictions that human trials of a locally manufactured Covid-19 vaccine could begin as early as the end of the year, Thailand will conduct the first human trials of its vaccine candidate in October, after trials on monkeys produced satisfactory results, with high level of immunity being detected in the animals. The minister for higher education, science, research and…

  • Covid-19 News

    Covid-19 update: 40 days with no locally transmitted cases (July 4)

    The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration confirmed this morning that Thailand has not recorded a single locally transmitted case of Covid-19 in 40 days. 5 imported cases were reported today of repatriated Thai nationals – 1 from Kuwait, 1 from the UK and 3 from Sudan. All were discovered in state quarantine facilities. CCSA spokesman Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin says Thailand…

  • Covid-19 News

    Thai-made vaccine could be available sometime next year

    Human trials of a locally manufactured Covid-19 vaccine could begin as early as the end of the year, according to Thailand’s Minister of Higher Education. Thailand is currently testing several vaccines. This one involves the government, Chulalongkorn University’s Centre of Excellence in Vaccine Research and Development, the National Vaccine Institute, the Department of Medical Sciences and the private sector. “If…

  • Covid-19 News

    Are businesses applying the Thai government hygiene standards?

    According to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), small, local restaurants are the biggest offenders when it comes to ignoring government hygiene measures to control the reduce any return of the virus. The surveys were done to provide the government with CCSA spokesperson Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin says that 9,383 businesses from all sectors nationwide had been checked by public…

  • Covid-19 News

    Lack of social distancing at BTS stations in Bangkok

    This morning with thousands of people heading off to work, they ended stranded at BTS stations after services were hit by a “technical error”. A post via twitter at 6:03 am from BTS SkyTrain authorities, states “there has been a technical error from on the rail line near National Stadium and Siam stations, the delay will take roughly 10 minutes.…

  • Covid-19 News

    Postcards from Thais struggling through the Covid-19 crisis

    Thai citizens throughout the Kingdom have been struggling to earn enough money to survive as the government continues to enforce new measures of the state of emergency to reduce Covid-19 infections. Here are some opinions of local Thai citizens collected by the Bangkok Post. • Kanchanaburi province (west coast of Thailand) was a popular tourist attraction where people who wanted to…

  • Events

    OPINION: Phuket’s Vegetarian Festival is now for the tourists, not the locals

    OPINION: Pruth Kulprasit Phuket’s vegetarian Festival is an annual event steeped in ancient Chinese mysticism and fused with local island traditions and Buddhism. It’s a cacophony of noise, spiritualism, body piercing and rather bland vegetarian food. For the tourist or expat that witnesses the parades, fire-walking and ceremonies for the first time it’s a shock to the senses.For local Thai-Chinese,…