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Phuket News
Phuket Town traffic to be affected by schools’ sports parade
PHUKET: Phuket City Municipality has announced that its annual schools’ sports parade will affect traffic in the heart of Phuket Town tomorrow (July 23).
Phuket’s Paresa resort names new GM
PHUKET: Luxury five-star resort Paresa on Kamala’s “Millionaires Mile” has announced the appointment of its new General Manager, Anthony Dupont.
Search for Spaniard on Koh Samui
SURAT THANI: A search was continuing for a Spaniard who called police on Sunday night, saying he was lost on a steep mountainside near Na Muang waterfall on Koh Samui.
Cross Hotels & Resorts inks deal for new Phuket venue
PHUKET: Hotel management company Cross Hotels & Resorts has continued its strategic expansion in Phuket with the announcement of its third hotel management agreement on the island.
Body of second missing Filipino found off Phuket
PHUKET: The body of a Filipino man who disappeared in strong surf at Freedom Beach on Phuket on Wednesday was found by fisherman in Krabi waters today (July 21).
Phuket Poll: Environmental damage, prices too high
PHUKET: The environmental damage caused by tourism and the cost of living in Phuket are both far too high, according to a vast majority of people responding to an online poll by The Phuket News.
Phuket Opinion: Hit the dog
PHUKET: The incident involving a foreign man attacking a dog in Nai Harn this week stunned and appalled our expat community on the island.
Egyptian tourist slashed with a cleaver on Phuket’s renowned Muay Thai street
PHUKET: A roti (pancake) vendor is facing charges of attempted murder and carrying a weapon in public for slashing an Egyptian tourist with a cleaver knife on Soi Ta-Iad in Chalong last night (July 19). After the attack the foreigner was rushed to a local hospital with a 7 cm gash on the back of his neck.
Weather warning for Phuket remains in effect
PHUKET: The weather warning for Phuket is still in effect following the Southern Meteorological Centre (West Coast) office of the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) issuing a new advisory about heavy rains and rough seas.
Phuket readies for HM King’s birthday
PHUKET: Preparations are underway for commemorating the birthday of HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn (Rama X).
 
The Thaiger
Repair budget for decaying bridge on Koh Larn postponed to next year

Plans to fix up the Koh Larn Tien Beach bridge have been put back to next year. In recent months news stories have reported that the bridge is in urgent need of repair. Locals are claiming the structure is “close to collapse”. The bridge and walkway link Tawaen Beach and Tonglang Beach. Pattaya’s Deputy Mayor […]

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Body of second missing Filipino found off Phuket

PHOTO: ejan.co The body of the second Filipino who went missing late last Wednesday afternoon at Freedom Beach in Phuket has now been found and recovered. The body was found between Phuket and Koh Phi Phi by a local fisherman around 12pm yesterday. His body was brought back to Phuket and arrived at Chalong pier […]

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Cambodian authorities crackdown on registration of foreigners

Cambodian authorities are cracking down on foreign residents staying in the Kingdom. Sar Kheng, the Cambodian Interior Minister, says all accommodation owners must now report foreigners who stay in their residences, citing a strengthening of immigration law enforcement. The Interior Ministry says that most residential and accommodation owners have respected the 2010 law but some residence […]

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Spanish tourist remains missing in Koh Samui mountain trek

PHOTO: Thai PBS A Spanish tourist remains missing after being lost on Na Muang Mountain 2 on Koh Samui. Police and rescue workers spent over three hours searching for 57 year old Louise Cavelo Ortega yesterday afternoon but the search was suspended as night fell. Heavy rain and the dark made it almost impossible for police […]

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X2 Vibe brand adds third hotel in Phuket

PHOTO: Existing X2 Vibe Patong hotel Cross Hotels & Resorts has signed an agreement with PT Three Land for its third Phuket property, the X2 Vibe Phuket Patong Centre. Poised to open middle of 2021, it is a 50 minute drive from Phuket International Airport and a 10 minute walk to Patong Beach and the […]

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Thai PC and notebook sales set to increase 5% in second half of year

The market for personal computers and notebook computer will grow around 4.7% in the second half of this year, as students, gaming and e-sports continue to drive growth The prediction from marketing director at Acer Computer, Nitipat Praweenwongwuthi. Acer recently conducted a survey into the needs of computer users and found that about 50% of customers […]

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Government unveils 12 policies – BKK street food return and a higher minimum wage

One of the new parliament’s first debates, when it sits on July 25 and 26, is over a formal policy listing 12 living standard priorities. The list laid out in a briefing paper lists surprisingly progressive policies for the new coalition. The government says it wants to reduce obstacles blocking people from earning a decent […]

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KL’s Petronas Tower architect Cesar Pelli dies at 92

“It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our founder, mentor, and great friend, César.” – business partner Fred W. Clarke. From Malaysia to the US, famed architect Cesar Pelli, known for his innovative skyscrapers and use of coloured glass, has died at the age of 92. “He was a gifted architect […]

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Top 10 things NOT to do in Thailand (2019)

There are hundreds of things to do in Thailand and you’ll be spoiled for choice during your visit. But there are a few things that may be worth avoiding, despite being available, during your time in the Kingdom. If you also want a list of basic cultural faux pas, check this list out HERE. So, […]

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Co-working spaces in Bangkok are re-shaping small to medium business office options

PHOTO: The Great Room Co-working spaces are opening up around Bangkok and providing a more flexible framework for businesses to grow. Advances in technology, a more mobile workforce, and unpredictable economic growth are reshaping the business environment. In the Bangkok office market, a traditional three-year lease with options to renew and the tenant fitting out the […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
Anger soars over vicious mob attack on Hong Kong protesters
HONG KONG: Anger soared in Hong Kong after a vicious assault on pro-democracy protesters by a mob of suspected triad gangsters that left dozens wounded, one critically, late on Sunday night, in a dramatic escalation of the political violence plaguing the financial hub.
Reskilling initiatives: why some fail and some succeed
According to The Future of Jobs Report 2018 by the World Economic Forum, 51% of the workforce in Thailand needs to go through some form of reskilling. This means that half of the graduates in Thailand aren’t ready for the jobs they’re about to take.
Rama II roadworks 'done by 2020'
Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob has assured residents in Samut Sakhon that upgrade works on Rama II Road will be completed by the end of next year.
Civic groups call for reviews into Mekong River dam projects
Civic groups on Sunday lodged a petition calling for governments of countries along the Mekong River to review upcoming dam projects.
Moment of reckoning
Pledges to fulfil election campaign policies are on the verge of being labelled fact or fiction as the new coalition government ramps up efforts to reinvigorate the lacklustre economy.
The coming storm
It's been over two years since the government laid a foundation for electric vehicle (EV) production in the country. The scheme has garnered 20-30 investment applications, covering car assembly, vital parts manufacturing and EV charging stations.
Having fun for learning's sake
Playing might sound easy. Yet this seemingly casual activity can be challenge for novice parents who are clueless on how to play with their children.
Move to let folk doctors prescribe cannabis
New Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has ordered ministerial regulations to be revised in a bid to help assist 3,000 folk medicine practitioners, including activist Decha Siripat, to prescribe cannabis for treatment without violating narcotic laws.
Prayut submits govt policies to parliament
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has submitted his government's policies to the parliament speaker for debate, promising to move the country out of the middle-income trap during his tenure.
'Canary in the coal mine': Singapore woes ring trade alarm bells
SINGAPORE: A plunge in exports and the worst growth rates for a decade have fuelled concerns about the outlook for Singapore's economy, with analysts saying the figures offer a warning that Asia is heading for a slowdown as China-US tensions bite.
 
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Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
DPM Prawit attends Palang Pracharath MPs' seminar
NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon visited a gathering of Palang Pracharath MPs in Wang Nam Khieo district on Monday, and said he supported the party and will decide later whether to join it.
Spanish tourist lost on Koh Samui mountain
SURAT THANI: A search was continuing for a Spaniard who called police on Sunday night, saying he was lost on a steep mountainside near Na Muang waterfall on Koh Samui.
Anger soars over vicious mob attack on Hong Kong protesters
HONG KONG: Anger soared in Hong Kong after a vicious assault on pro-democracy protesters by a mob of suspected triad gangsters that left dozens wounded, one critically, late on Sunday night, in a dramatic escalation of the political violence plaguing the financial hub.
Triad attack on train in Hong Kong after night of protests
HONG KONG: Hong Kong's opposition Democratic Party is investigating attacks by suspected triad gangsters on train passengers on Sunday, after a night of violence opened new fronts in the political crisis now deepening across the city.
N. Korea leader votes in elections with 99.98% turnout: KCNA
SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un voted in nationwide local elections on Sunday that registered the near 100% turnout claimed for every ballot held in the nuclear-armed state.
Blind woman and guide dog plead for understanding
Denied right of entry too many times, a young blind woman and her guide dog launch Facebook page @guidedogluther in attempt to change public mindset. — Jetjaras Na Ranong
China's answer to Nasdaq set to begin trading
SHANGHAI: Trading begins Monday on a new Nasdaq-style technology board in Shanghai that represents one of China's most significant market reforms, and a potential weapon in its growing tech rivalry with the United States.
Egypt chides BA for 'unilateral' decision to ground flights
CAIRO: Egypt's civil aviation minister criticised British Airways on Sunday, a day after it suspended flights to Cairo citing security concerns.
Pacquiao mulls future after title stunner
LAS VEGAS: Father Time may be undefeated, as the old boxing saying goes, but Manny Pacquiao is not going down without a fight.
BAAC crop insurance to cover fruit and dairy farms
The state-owned Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) plans to expand crop insurance to cover fruit and dairy farming in response to farmers' interest in protection against natural disasters.
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