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First Week Of December Dedicated To King Rama IX

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First Week Of December Dedicated To King Rama IX

  The government has announced that the first six days of December will be observed as special days in memory of the beloved late monarch King Rama IX.   Government spokesman Anucha Buraphachaisri said on Monday that areas outside the Defence Ministry, the Privy Council, Suan Saranrom and Museum Siam will be decorated for the…

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No Vaccine, No Entry – The Next Challenge Of Covid-19

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No Vaccine, No Entry – The Next Challenge Of Covid-19

  With the announcements this week about several vaccine candidate trials, either being completed or at the end of their Phase 3 testings, and the applications to government bodies for ‘emergency approval’, we now have to face the next question.   What restrictions will be imposed on those people who don’t have the vaccine, or…

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82 People Killed, 466 Injured On Thai Roads During Holiday Weekend

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82 People Killed, 466 Injured On Thai Roads During Holiday Weekend

Photo credit: Daily News The Thai transport ministry have issued their assessment of accident statistics for the long holiday weekend that has just passed, November 18th to 22nd. Thaivisa notes that this is just for roads under the jurisdiction of the transport ministry – the accident rate and death toll on all roads will be…

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Government To Introduce “Thailand Plus” Application For Foreign Tourists

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Government To Introduce “Thailand Plus” Application For Foreign Tourists

The Thai government is to introduce a new application, called “Thailand Plus”, to enable the tracing of foreign tourists in the country.   Mr. Sompote Arhunai, CEO of the Energy Absolute Company, which developed the “Mor Chana” application, said that the Thailand Plus app functions like Mor Chana, but it will link to information from…

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Long weekend: Hotels in North/Isaan 70-90% Occupancy, South Hit By Monsoon Except Packed “Skywalk” – TAT

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Long weekend: Hotels in North/Isaan 70-90% Occupancy, South Hit By Monsoon Except Packed “Skywalk” – TAT

Picture: Daily News   Tourism Association of Thailand governor Yutthasak Suphasorn gave his assessment of the long holiday weekend that has just passed.   It was a mixed bag – the north and north east did well but the south was a wash-out.   Except for a recently opened “skywalk” in the far south that…

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Farmers In North, Northeast Warned Of Damage To Crop From Thundershowers

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Farmers In North, Northeast Warned Of Damage To Crop From Thundershowers

Photo Credit: Thailand Meteorological Department.   The Thailand Meteorological Department has warned farmers in the North and the Northeast to beware of damage to crop from isolated thundershowers.   A weak high-pressure system covers upper Thailand and the South China Sea. Mornings would be cool in the North and the Northeast, while the mountaintops would…

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Top 10 English-Language Movies Made In Thailand

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Top 10 English-Language Movies Made In Thailand

Thailand is active in attracting foreign movie makers to the Land of Smiles, and has been for decades. Many well known movies have been either partially or totally filmed in Thailand. From ‘The Killing Fields’ to ‘Around the World in 80 Days’. Here is our list of the Top 10 English-language movies that were at…

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Get Ready For ‘Great Conjunction’ As Jupiter, Saturn Move Closer After 397 Years

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Get Ready For ‘Great Conjunction’ As Jupiter, Saturn Move Closer After 397 Years

  The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand shared photographs of the “smiling moon” and announced that Jupiter and Saturn will be at their closest in 397 years in December.   On Thursday, Jupiter moved three degrees closer to the moon, considered to be very close, while Saturn got 4.2 degrees closer, resulting in a…

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5m Join Holiday Exodus

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About 5.29 million people set out on trips on Wednesday, a day before the long holiday began yesterday, according to the Transport Ministry’s road safety centre. The centre cited figures of cars leaving Bangkok and passengers leaving the capital using public transport services. About 2.55 million passengers left Bangkok on Wednesday using public transport, including…

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Thai Train Tickets Can Now Be Bought Online

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Thai Train Tickets Can Now Be Bought Online

The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) launched an online ticketing and reservation service called the D-Ticket System on Wednesday.   Now, passengers wishing to travel on December 18, can make reservations or purchase train tickets using the D-Ticket system via www.railway.co.th.   Tickets can only be booked 30 days in advance.   Under the new D-Ticket…

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