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Sun, 30 Oct 2016 09:36:50 GMT
Trip of the week | Koh Samui Thailand Island Discovery  -  Columbus Dispatch
THE TRIP: This 16-day sightseeing package takes travelers to to the popular vacation island of Koh Samui. Guests will stay 15 nights at the Chaba Samui Resort and snorkel the azure waters of Koh Tao island. On the island, guests will find exciting ...
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 08:34:00 GMT
The animal smugglers  -  Aljazeera.com
Chatuchak Market in Bangkok is one of the largest open-air flea markets in Thailand, attracting locals and tourists alike. It boasts more than 8,000 vendors selling every type of good under the sun: ceramics, antiques, furniture, clothing and ...
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 08:03:10 GMT

Global response needed to arrest of Thai Muslim youth  -  Anadolu Agency
More than 100 Malay Muslim youth from Thailand's southernmost provinces have been detained by security officials in the capital over the past three weeks, prompting their leaders to call on the international community to take action against Bangkok.
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 07:55:52 GMT

UN General Assembly Pays Tribute to Thailand's King Bhumibol  -  AEC News Today
As the interregnum in the Chakri dynasty throne entered its 15th day the 27th plenary meeting of the seventy-first session of UN General Assembly paused to pay tribute to the life of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej (King Rama IX) who died October 13 ...
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 07:23:57 GMT

He Ate Children: The Serial Killer Who Still Terrorizes Thailand Today  -  Khaosod English
Late on a Monday afternoon decades back, 8-year-old Somboon Boonyakan went to buy some vegetables for his family to cook dinner from a local Chinese gardener. He never came back. As dusk approached, Nawa Boonyakan called on his friends to ...
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 06:54:00 GMT

Israeli arrested in Thailand on drug charges  -  Ynetnews
The unnamed Israeli was arrested following a raid by Thai police and military personnel on a well-known guesthouse in Bangkok; Following discovery of 22 grams of marijuana, suspect is being charged with intent to distribute in addition to possession of ...
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 06:21:24 GMT

The difficulty of making a career in South Korea  -  Bangkok Post
The few that remain regularly visit the Buddhist temple for religious purposes, sign the book of condolences, and transfer money to their families in Thailand at the temporary bank booth. A 36-year-old woman from Sa Kaeo who arrived in South Korea last ...
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 05:48:53 GMT

Getting the green light  -  Bangkok Post
As of Sept 30, Thailand had 52 electric sedans on the road. There are roughly 1.3 million electric cars on the roads worldwide, but with fears batteries will flatten in traffic or flooding will lead to lasting damage, Thai drivers have been slow on the ...
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 05:27:34 GMT

Thai embassy hosts seminar to promote medical tourism  -  Muscat Daily
Organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand in cooperation with the Thai Embassy in Muscat, the seminar was titled, 'Seminar for Promoting Medical Tourism'. The main aim of the event was to promote existing cooperation between Thailand and Oman in ...
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 03:13:40 GMT
The week that was in Thailand news: Tales of the expected and unexpected  -  ThaiVisa News
Whilst old hands in Thailand are wont to say “I told you so” and “of course that was going to happen” there are still many things that happen in the kingdom that beggar belief surprising long termers as much as newbies. And this week was no different ...