Since yard and car-boot sales are still not very common in this country, it had never occurred to Bangkok businessman Veerapong that he could sell all the junk cluttering up his house, items which he hadn’t used for years and probably never would again. Until the day his daughter pointed to a set of golf clubs that had been leaning against the wall in one room, untouched, for ages and suggested... Read more...
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SYDNEY, 22 April 2014: An Amazing Thailand Roadshow is the core component of  a Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Sydney Office strategy to boost tourism during the second half of the year. Scheduled for May, the roadshow will give representatives from Thailand’s travel industry an opportunity to network with local travel trade partners in Sydney, Melbourne [...] Read more...
Chiang Mai University has imposed regulations on tourists, following complaints by its staff and students about Chinese visitors causing disturbances around its campus. The institution has become a popular sightseeing spot for Chinese tourists after the success of the 2012 Hangover-esque comedy ‘Lost in Thailand’.  Many of them, wanting to experience the journey taken by a... Read more...
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BANGKOK, 21 April 2014: Eight five-star hotels on the Chao Phraya River have joined hands to promote their riverside locations as a preferred destination particularly for events. The eight hotels are: Anantara Bangkok Riverside & Spa; Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok; Mandarin Oriental Bangkok; Millennium Hilton Bangkok; The Peninsula Bangkok; Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside; Royal [...] Read more...
BANGKOK (AP) — An international human rights group is calling on Thai authorities to investigate the disappearance of a prominent environmental activist. Human Rights Watch says Por Cha Lee Rakcharoen, known as “Billy,” has been missing since he was detained last week in Petchaburi province’s Kaengkrachan National Park. Park chief Chaiwat Limlikitaksorn says Billy had Read more...
The Father Ray Foundation and the National Office for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (NEP) launched a project to assist the physically challenged to find jobs in the public sector. Napha Settakorn, NEP director, said that there were many jobs in state agencies for the handicapped with such skills as computer programming. She said they [...] Read more...
Only about a quarter of Chonburi-registered voters turned out at polling stations to cast their votes for a Chonburi delegate in the national Senate elections. The successful candidate was Surasit Nitiwutvoraluck with 92,058 of the 256,554 votes cast. Most, but not all, bars and entertainment plazas obeyed the alcohol ban for 24 hours during the [...] Read more...
Chaiwat Satha-Anand is professor of political science, Thammasat University, and chairperson of the Strategic Nonviolence Commission, Thailand Research Fund has an op-ed in the Bangkok Post stating “Census holds key to defusing stalemate”. He states: Elections, admittedly with all their imperfections, are one of the most significant innovations in conflict resolution because “we the people” Read more...