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    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…

  • Guides

    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…

  • 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…

  • Guides

    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…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    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…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    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…

  • Law

    Australia sets worldwide precedent by passing pay‐to‐play legislation for social media giants

    In a landmark decision, Australia is now requiring global digital giants, such as Facebook and Google, to pay for using local news content on their websites. The move sets a precedent that many global companies have been anticipating. The law passed yesterday after Facebook and Google reached an agreement to pay local Australian news organisations for using their stories on…

  • Thailand

    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

    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…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    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…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    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…

  • Tourism

    Thai minister encourages hotels to stop price-gouging expats

    The thorny issue of dual pricing has raised its ugly head again, this time with the current offerings for hotels as Thailand slowly winds up its tourism industry again. Tourism and Sports Ministry, Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, is asking hotels to offer “fair packages to expats and resident foreigners, and avoid price discrimination”. He said that there are 2 million foreign residents who…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    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…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    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…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    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…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    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…

  • Crime

    Parents believe murdered Mukdahan girl was killed by a local

    The body of 3 year old girl, missing since Monday, was found naked and apparently strangled in a forest in the northeastern province of Mukdahan on Thursday. Now her parents believe their daughter was killed by a local villager. “Nong Chompoo’’ Wongsricha went missing on May 10. After a massive search involving some 500 officers and volunteers, police in Dong…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    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…

  • Bangkok

    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.…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    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,…