Nakhon Si Ratchasima

  • North East

    Isaan students support free contraceptive initiative, say schools should offer sex ed

    Students in Thailand are welcoming moves from the government to promote safe sex and the use of contraceptives. Earlier this month, the National Health Security Office handed out birth control plans and, in April, they plan to give away free condoms to students 15 years old and above. The effort is aimed at prevent teen pregnancies as well as the…

  • Politics

    White ribbons, black magic mark Isaan’s biggest protests yet – VIDEO

    Thailand’s northeastern provinces, also known as Isaan, saw 2 large-scale student protests attended mainly by high school students yesterday, one of them involving “black magic.” The rallies which each drew about 1,000 people, were held in Korat city as well as at the Khon Kaen Democracy Monument. Most of the Khon Kaen attendees wore white ribbons and called for PM…

  • Transport

    High speed railway linking Thailand and China takes another step

    A high speed rail link between Thailand and China is closer to becoming a reality, according to Thai Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob. The signing of “Contract 2.3″ for the Bangkok-Nakhon Ratchasima section is expected in October this year. China has become a major player in the railway industry and, as a result, many countries, including Thailand, are working with China…