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Dengue fever cases rise to 25,000 in Bangkok

December 18, 2015 By Richard

BMA scrambles as dengue fever cases rise to more than 25,000 The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration yesterday held a meeting with officials from 10 Bangkok districts deemed at most risk of dengue fever (haemorrhagic fever) in a bid to come up with prevention measures. The move came as the number of Bangkokians suffering from the disease […]

The King of Thailand

December 5, 2015 By Richard

The King of Thailand   The King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej (Thai: ภูมิพลอดุลยเดช; RTGS: Phumiphon Adunyadet; Born 5 December 1927) is the King of Thailand. He is also known as Rama IX, as he is the ninth monarch of the Chakri Dynasty. Having reigned since 9 June 1946, he is the world’s longest-serving current head of […]

Foreigners to practice Law in Thailand

December 2, 2015 By Richard

Thais protest over move to allow foreigners to practice Law in Thailand RALLY PLANNED IN BANGKOK AGAINST THE PROPOSED LIBERALISATION OF LEGAL PRACTICE SECTOR THAI LAWYERS were getting ready yesterday to launch a rally in Bangkok today to voice their objection to an amendment to the Thailand Lawyers Act 1985, which would reportedly allow foreigners to […]

Thailand taxi driver returns passengers iphone

November 24, 2015 By Richard

  Kind thailand taxi drives two hours from Pattaya to Bangkok to return passenger’s iPhone   Thailand taxi. While we’re all familiar with the bad behavior of Bangkok taxi drivers, here’s a feel-good story to show us that not all cabbies are awful human beings. A Pattaya taxi driver made a Scottish man’s birthday even […]

Teaching in Thailand

November 23, 2015 By Richard

Teaching in Thailand. Officials to slash number of foreign English teachers Teaching in Thailand. Although Thailand ranked at the very bottom of the English Proficiency Index by EF, the government’s next move is to cut back on hiring foreign English teachers and have Thais teach English to Thais. The Education Ministry wants to cut back […]

Bangkok half marathon

November 18, 2015 By Richard

 Bangkok runners to get shirts for ‘longest-ever’ half-marathon   Bangkok half marathon: — Organisers of the Standard Chartered Bangkok Marathon have promised to hand finisher jerseys in compensation to participants who were made to run an extra 5.5 kilometres on top of the standard 21.1km in Sunday’s early morning race. Organisers of the Standard Chartered […]

Thai Culture Mobile Application

November 15, 2015 By Richard

Thai Culture Min of Culture’s new app touts 70,000 tourist destinations BANGKOK, 12 November 2015, (NNT) – The Ministry of Culture recently unveiled the ‘Thai Culture Mobile Application,’ offering smartphone users a collection of more than 70,000 cultural destinations and related information in the ASEAN region. Culture Minister Weera Rojpojanarat explained the application would display […]

Thailand superstition

November 15, 2015 By Richard

Thailand superstition: Four year old twins ‘get married’ to help ward off evil spirits   CHAINAT: The parents of four year old twins have held a wedding ceremony for their children in the hope of saving them from bad luck and evil spirits. The ceremony, which was held at the family home in Chainat province, […]

Bangkok International Airport

October 24, 2015 By Richard

Bangkok International Airport Suvarnabhumi Airport (Thai: ท่าอากาศยานสุวรรณภูมิ; rtgs: Suwannaphum; pronounced  [sù.wān.ná.pʰūːm] (Thai pronunciation); from Sanskrit, सुवर्णभूमि, “Golden Land”), (IATA: BKK, ICAO: VTBS), also known as (New) Bangkok International Airport, is one of two international airports serving Bangkok, Thailand. The other one is Don Mueang International Airport. Suvarnabhumi was officially opened for limited domestic flight service on 15 […]

Man saves tourists in Thailand

October 18, 2015 By Richard

Man saves tourists in Thailand sinking in mud   The incident Friday morning in Krabi province was caught on camera by an amateur photographer from Bangkok, who posted the video on his Facebook page. Man saves tourists in Thailand. A construction worker on a fishing trip dramatically rescued two Norwegian bird watchers who were sinking […]

Koh Samet located in the Gulf of Thailand

October 15, 2015 By Richard

Koh Samet Thailand Haad Sai kaew Beach Haad Sai kaew koh Samet Koh Samet Thailand.  Just 200 kilometers from Bangkok in the Gulf of Thailand, the T-shaped island of Ko Samet is famed for its white sandy beaches, exotic coral and crystal clear waters. Ko Samet has developed steadily over the past decade or so, […]

Koh Samet beach Thailand

October 8, 2015 By Richard

Koh Samet beach Thailand   Koh Samet beach Thailand (Thai: เกาะเสม็ด, Thai pronunciation: [kɔ̀ʔ samèt]) is one of the Eastern Seaboard Islands of Thailand. It is in the Gulf of Thailandoff the coastline of the Thai province of Rayong, approximately 220 kilometres (140 mi) southeast of Bangkok. Ko Samet is part of the Phe (Thai: เพ) Subdistrict of the Amphoe […]