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Alcohol Ban For End Of Buddhist Lent Over Long Weekend

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Alcohol Ban For End Of Buddhist Lent Over Long Weekend

The 24-hour ban on the sale of alcohol for Sunday will come into effect at midnight Saturday night. Image: The Phuket News / file   PHUKET: Phuket Provincial Police Commander Pol Maj Gen Rungrote Thakurapunyasiri has cautioned that a 24-hour ban on the sale of alcohol will be in effect nationwide this weekend as the…

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After The Rain Comes Colder Temperatures In Thailand

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After The Rain Comes Colder Temperatures In Thailand

Thailand will have to weather the last of the rainy season’s storms before winter, the meteorological department said Monday.   Most provinces in Thailand will continue to see rain throughout the week until lower temperatures signal a transition from the rainy season to the cold season. Bangkok will see up to a 60 percent chance…

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Marquez vs Quartararo: The Reigning Champion Repels The Rookie To Rule In Buriram

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Marquez vs Quartararo: The Reigning Champion Repels The Rookie To Rule In Buriram

Marc Marquez   The Frenchman took it down to the last lap once again, but Marquez plays his cards to perfection to win the race and title number eight   Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) was crowned an eight-time World Champion as he took victory in the PTT Thailand Grand Prix, but it was far…

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Heavy Rains Forecast For Most Of Thailand

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Heavy Rains Forecast For Most Of Thailand

  Thunder showers, heavy rain and gusts are forecast for most of Thailand on October 5-6, the Thailand Meteorological Department announced on Saturday (October 5). The department attributed the weather conditions to a high-pressure ridge from China that has moved down to the upper northeastern region and South China sea, creating a southeast trough passing…

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Surging Thai Baht Shatters Expat Dreams Of Easy Retirement

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Surging Thai Baht Shatters Expat Dreams Of Easy Retirement

Brian Maxey moved to Thailand from the U.K. expecting his sterling pension to afford him an easy retirement. Instead, he’s finding it harder to meet his visa’s financial stipulations because of the strong baht. The former aircraft technician easily bought a townhouse, pickup truck and motorcycle when he arrived at the age of 55 two…

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PTT Thailand Grand Prix: “It Could Be A Big Weekend”: Buriram Is Go!

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PTT Thailand Grand Prix: “It Could Be A Big Weekend”: Buriram Is Go!

L-R: A Espargaro, Quartararo, Dovizioso, Marquez, Rossi, Miller Six-rider strong Press Conference kicks off the PTT Thailand Grand Prix Ahead of track action at the first of the four upcoming flyaways, the pre-event Press Conference for the PTT Thailand Grand Prix saw reigning Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) joined by his only remaining title…

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PTT To Make B10 Diesel More Widely Available To Fight Smog

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PTT To Make B10 Diesel More Widely Available To Fight Smog

Jiraphon Kawswat, president and chief executive officer at PTT, said his agency will promote the use of B10 diesel to help with government efforts to fight air pollution. He added that 70 PTT petrol stations will provide UltraForce Diesel B10 from this month onwards, and it should be available in all PTT stations nationwide by…

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Cabinet Okays Plan To Inspect E-Bank Transfers Of Above Bt50,000

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Cabinet Okays Plan To Inspect E-Bank Transfers Of Above Bt50,000

  Deputy Government Spokesman Rachada Dhnadirek said the Cabinet has approved a draft bill proposed by the Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) to inspect electronic transactions exceeding Bt50,000, in a move to combat money laundering and financing of terrorists. According to international standards, Thailand has been found lacking on 17 issues in relation to preventing money…

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Pet Business Reaches Bt40 Billion As People Indulge Their Darlings

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Pet Business Reaches Bt40 Billion As People Indulge Their Darlings

The pet business in Thailand has quietly grown to worth up to Bt40 billion in economic value, growing at least 10 per cent yearly, as owners indulge their pets with food and services. Nantaphon Tantiwongampai, the vice president of the Thai Pet Products Industry Association, predicted pet-related businesses would likely experience continuous growth. Despite various…

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Immigration “Help Center” For Tourists At Moto GP In Buriram – Plus “Smart Vehicles”

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Immigration “Help Center” For Tourists At Moto GP In Buriram – Plus “Smart Vehicles”

Picture: 77kaoded   The immigration police have set up a help center for both foreign visitors and Thais at the upcoming Moto GP motorcycle race in Buriram that starts next week.   There will also be specially equipped “smart vehicles” to keep an eye on people.   Foreigners will be able to ask about reporting their…

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