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  • Lifestyle

    Ways community can transform your life

    Gone are the days when top-down approaches were the norm. Now, it’s about collaboration, understanding, and action. Community engagement stands out as a beacon of hope, offering a pathway to address the complexities of modern life. It’s not just about making decisions; it’s about making decisions that reflect the true needs and aspirations of the people. This is why understanding…

  • 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…

  • Tourism News

    Welcome back home: Phuket’s message to the world, echoes its X-Factor, its people

    “As the countdown to the Sandbox hits seven days, resort island pays tribute to its real-life tourism attraction.” OPINION by Bill Barnett, c9hotelworks.com Tourism eyes around the world are focused on a resort island in Thailand this week for the reopening of international, vaccinated travel to the Phuket Sandbox. A key emerging storyline from the island’s frenzied runaway to July…

  • Thailand News

    22% rise in suicide cases indicates links with Thai economy and lockdowns

    An apparent rise in Thailand’s suicide rate, related to the country’s current business conditions, restrictions and ongoing world pandemic, is concerning health officials. The data was announced yesterday, to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day, The Mental Health Department has released a report indicating 2,551 people had killed themselves from January to the end of July, 2020. That is up a…

  • Transport News

    Thousands of people have been travelling between provinces

    … but not quite as many as before, so far. The Director General of the Department of Land Transport says that more people have been using the inter-provincial buses services after the government recently easing Thailands’ lock down situation. He says… “Although some long distance services are still not in operation to comply with the night time curfew, many inter-provincial…

  • Covid-19 News

    33 new cases announced for Thailand, total rises to 147

    Yesterday’s announcement of 32 new cases of Covid-19 coronavirus, the most on any single day in Thailand, has been surpassed today with the announcement of 33 new cases for Monday. The total number of infections in Thailand is now 147 people. 36 patients have recovered, 108 are still in hospital and one person has died. Seventeen of the new cases…

  • Thai Life

    Government promoting “active ageing” for Thailand’s elderly

    Deputy government spokesperson Ratchada Thanadirek says that as of 2018, the number of Thai citizens who are aged over 60 is 12 million, or 18% of the population as a whole. She was speaking after the recent National Elderly Person Committee Meeting, at which the government discussed how best to help the ageing population to continue contributing to society while…

  • Thai Life

    Protest at sacking of school director

    Teachers, present and former students and parents gathered at Bangkok Christian College yesterday (October 28) to protest the suspension of school director Supakit Jitklongsap, who they say was dismissed unfairly. They said they’d continue their protest until the new director of the school, as well as the Church of Christ in Thailand, clarified the issue. They held signs demanding his…

  • Thai Life

    Four hundred made redundant as tyre factory in eastern Thailand shuts down

    The closure of a tyre canvas production plant in Rayong province, eastern Thailand, has led to four hundred workers being left unemployed. Thai PBS World reports that the SRF Industries (Thailand) factory shut down yesterday, blaming operating losses caused by the slowdown in the country’s economy. It’s understood that management at the plant informed workers of the crisis on September…

  • Thai Life

    Grieving husband on a mission to take his wife’s ashes to all the places she longed to see

    Every day, Sakchai Suphanthamat can be seen pushing his cart along the highway, in the company of three dogs, two of whom he has picked up along the way. Sakchai carries his wife’s ashes, on a pilgrimage to take her to all the places she longed to see while she was alive. The Bangkok Post reports that the bereaved man…