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Thailand’s New 1000 Bht Banknote Wins International Award

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Thailand’s New 1000 Bht Banknote Wins International Award

The first issue of 1,000 baht banknotes of the reign of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn has won The Best New Banknote Award at the High Security Printing Asia 2018 international conference held in Hanoi, Vietnam. The banknote was cited for its unique printing technology using the optically variable magnetic ink (OVMI), the first of…

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Thai Cyclists “Gear Up” For Biggest Cycle Ride Of The Year Nationwide

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Thai Cyclists “Gear Up” For Biggest Cycle Ride Of The Year Nationwide

Altogether 25 roads in Bangkok will be closed as of noon today  (Sunday) until 8 pm to facilitate the biggest cycling event of the year, the Bike UnAiRak 2018, to be led by His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn, HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha and HRH Princess Sirivanavari. In Bangkok, the cyclists will take a 39-km bike ride…

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Warning Of More Wet And Windy Weather Ahead

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Warning Of More Wet And Windy Weather Ahead

Heavy rains in various parts of upper Thailand since Friday night caused flooding in areas of Bangkok and central provinces on Saturday morning, while the Thai Meteorological Department warned of more thundershowers in the Northern, Northeastern, Central, Eastern regions this weekend. In Bangkok, heavy rains were reported in various areas since Friday night and the…

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12 Thai Nationals Arrested For Trying to Enter The Kingdom Illegally Following Gambling Losses

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12 Thai Nationals Arrested For Trying to Enter The Kingdom Illegally Following Gambling Losses

Twelve Thai nationals, who reportedly lost all money in gambling at a casino in Cambodian border town of Poipet and failed to retrieve their Thai passports from a creditor there, were arrested while trying to cross a border fence into Thailand in Sa Kaew’s Aranyaprathet district on Wednesday. Khlong Leuk police said on Thursday that…

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Why Thai Banks Want To Charge You For Withdrawals At ATMs And Over The Counter

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Why Thai Banks Want To Charge You For Withdrawals At ATMs And Over The Counter

Thai banks are pushing ahead with efforts to take money off their customers for giving them their cash. They are determined to charge you for using their own ATMs and get money over the counter. The reason is that they are not making any money from online banking, reported Thai Rath in a feature. They…

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Brit And Canadian Arrested Following Huge Cannabis Oil Bust In Bangkok

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Brit And Canadian Arrested Following Huge Cannabis Oil Bust In Bangkok

Two foreign men, along with two Thais have been arrested on drug charges following a raid on a warehouse in Bangkok, Thai police said on Thursday. Joseph Toole, 64 from the UK and 67 year old David Kulik from Canada were arrested on Monday in Chonburi. Their arrests came after officers from Thailand’s Narcotics Suppression…

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Thailand Moves One Step Closer To Legal Marajuana

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Thailand Moves One Step Closer To Legal Marajuana

Thailand is moving closer to getting medical marijuana legalised, as the bill on the issue has already made headway in the legislative process. On Friday, the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) approved the bill with 145 votes allowing marijuana to be used for medical and research purposes. Nobody attending the NLA session objected to the bill,…

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Sex In Big C…….Man Arrested

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Sex In Big C…….Man Arrested

Thailand’s tech police have finally caught up with a website administrator behind a notorious post in September. A couple were shown having sex in the aisles of Big C in Saraburi. Technology Crime Suppression Division spokesman Pol Col Siriwat Deephor said that the source was Thai Swinging.com. The administrator of the website has been arrested…

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Beware Of “Very Dangerous” Fake Johnny Walker Heading To Bangkok

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Beware Of “Very Dangerous” Fake Johnny Walker Heading To Bangkok

  Excise officials busted a factory in Thailand’s far south on Thursday that was mixing up fake Johnny Walker Red and Black label whisky. The whisky was described by officials as “very dangerous” for consumers and was headed for Bangkok and surrounding areas as well as for consumption in Hat Yai. The man behind the…

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Man Sues British Airways After Being Seated Next To An Obese Man On Flight To Bangkok

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Man Sues British Airways After Being Seated Next To An Obese Man On Flight To Bangkok

A tourist who visited Thailand is suing British Airways after claiming he suffered injuries and loss of earnings after being forced to sit next to an obese passenger on a 12 hour flight. Stephen Prosser, 51, from Wales, told Pontypridd County Court on Friday that cabin crew onboard the Bangkok to Heathrow flight ignored his…

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