Archive For The “Miscellany” Category

Thundershowers, Isolated Heavy Rain Forecast For Most Parts Of Thailand

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Thundershowers, Isolated Heavy Rain Forecast For Most Parts Of Thailand

  The Thailand Meteorological Department forecast on Saturday that an active monsoon trough lies across the Central, the upper South and the East, while the strong southwest monsoon prevails across the Andaman Sea, the South and the Gulf of Thailand.     Continuous rainfall is forecast for most of the country with isolated heavy to…

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Chula Virologist Unravels Mystery Of Global Covid Death Tolls

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Chula Virologist Unravels Mystery Of Global Covid Death Tolls

Dr Yong Poovorawan   A specialist in virology at Chulalongkorn University has highlighted the huge differences in Covid-19 death tolls from country to country across the globe.   Dr Yong Poovorawan said that that China had registered 200 times fewer Covid-19 deaths per million people than the US.   The area of the globe with…

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Two Thais Test Positive For COVID-19 In Mae Sot

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Two Thais Test Positive For COVID-19 In Mae Sot

  Two Thais, a husband and wife, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mae Sot, Tak province. The couple had been contact with an infected truck driver who had travelled to the province from Myanmar. The infections are Thailand’s first domestic transmissions in more than one month. This is a developing news story. This post…

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Stormy Weekend Forecast For Most Of Thailand

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Stormy Weekend Forecast For Most Of Thailand

  The Meteorological Department has announced that Thailand will be affected by storms until Monday.   A Category 1 active low-pressure cell east of the Philippines has intensified into a Category 2 tropical depression, and as of 10am on Thursday, it was moving slowly northwest into centre of South China Sea with maximum sustained winds…

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Thailand’s Monsoon And Wet Season Explained

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Thailand’s Monsoon And Wet Season Explained

Unlike much of the rest of the world, north and south of the equatorial regions with the four reliable seasons of winter, spring, summer and autumn, Thailand has just three seasons: hot, not-quite-so-hot and wet. The wet season coincides with a n annual tropical monsoon that is the overwhelming feature of Thailand’s weather in the…

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AirAsia Looks To Slash Fleet With Fewer Leased Planes, Orders

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AirAsia Looks To Slash Fleet With Fewer Leased Planes, Orders

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes speaks during an interview in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia October 8, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng   KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s AirAsia Group Bhd <AIRA.KL> is looking to slash dozens of planes from its fleet by returning aircraft to lessors, Group Chief Executive Tony Fernandes said on Thursday.   “We are…

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No Drought This Year In Buri Ram

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No Drought This Year In Buri Ram

    Heavy rains have raised the level of Buri Ram’s two main reservoirs, saving farmers in the province from drought this year. On Thursday, the Huai Jora Khe Mak and Huai Talad reservoirs had risen to 10 million cubic metres, compared to earlier images showing the reservoirs as almost empty.   It is believed…

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44 Years On – The 1976 Thammasat University Massacre

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44 Years On – The 1976 Thammasat University Massacre

  An exhibition has been assembled to commemorate the 44th anniversary of the Thammasat University Massacre that occurred on October 6, 1976. The ‘pop up’ museum has been assembled at the University’s Tha Prachan campus, right next to the front gate of the University, and only metres away from where the events of that fateful…

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Heavy Rain To Lash Country From Wednesday To Friday

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Heavy Rain To Lash Country From Wednesday To Friday

  Rainstorms are set to lash most of Thailand from Wednesday to Friday this week (October 7-9) as a tropical depression covers the country.   The Meteorological Department said the depression is expected to become a storm on October 6 and reach Vietnam on October 7. It will move into the Gulf of Thailand on…

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Hard Truths About Travelling To Thailand, Right Now

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Hard Truths About Travelling To Thailand, Right Now

  OPINION   Just a year ago, you could book a flight, booked a hotel, and in many cases, just arrived to receive a visa-on-arrival stamp in your passport. A few hours later you were sitting on a beach sipping colourful drinks out of tall glasses. Just one year later and being a tourist in…

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