• No sex please, we're Thai

    Feb 25, 2017 | 20:11 pm

    It started off as nothing more than a small fishing village on the Gulf of Thailand. Its long sweeping bay was dotted with a few boats and shacks where the villagers lived. Then a group of 500 American soldiers stationed at a military base in Nakhon Ratchasima were driven to Pattaya on June 29, 1959, for a week of rest and relaxation (R&R). They rented several houses at the southern end of the...

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  • Lost in ruination

    Feb 25, 2017 | 16:00 pm

    The light breeze and perfect natural setting of the one-time Hindu sacred land of the Champa kingdom in central Vietnam wafted my curiosity about how this site began, when India started being interested in this country and how everything that used to be so much alive in the old days ended up abandoned in the ample jungle.

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  • Suvarnabhumi loader nabbed in B100,000 theft

    Feb 23, 2017 | 09:34 am

    A baggage handler at Suvarnabhumi airport has been arrested over the theft of valuables worth 100,000 baht from a passenger’s checked luggage.

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  • AoT eyes internal rail line at Don Mueang

    Feb 22, 2017 | 17:38 pm

    Airports of Thailand (AoT) Plc plans to introduce an internal rail system at Don Mueang, worth at least one billion baht, to boost the airport's capacity to handle increasing passenger numbers.

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  • Point of view

    Feb 22, 2017 | 16:00 pm

    It was dark outside and the crickets chirped monotonously. The rooster's crow before dawn could easily wake up an entire household. I glanced at my watch only to realise it was 4am. Soon an e-taen, a modified farm truck, would pick me up to go watch the Sun rise over a sea of fog from Huai Ton Hai viewpoint in Sukhothai's Ban Na Ton Chan village.

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  • New water park

    Feb 22, 2017 | 16:00 pm

    Tube Trek Water Park Chiang Mai will be opened by the summer.

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  • Subterranean biking

    Feb 22, 2017 | 16:00 pm

    Kanchanaburi is a huge province, the third biggest after Chiang Mai and Nakhon Ratchasima. Although the provincial capital seems close to Bangkok, its western boundary extends all the way to the border with Myanmar. Despite the fact that I have been to Kanchanaburi so many times over the past 26 years as a journalist and have seen more of the province than many of its natives, I would not say I...

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  • Pilgrimage in Ang Thong

    Feb 22, 2017 | 16:00 pm

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand's Lop Buri Office, which oversees Lop Buri, Sing Buri, Chai Nat and Ang Thong, is promoting a pilgrimage route in Ang Thong by highlighting three temples.

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  • King of the mountain

    Feb 22, 2017 | 16:00 pm

    After driving along a very long electric fence that divides farms and lush forest, I finally reach a small office located in the middle of nowhere. The staff are waiting for me. Their shotguns are ready in hand.

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  • Parks chief rejects lower Phi Phi entry fee

    Feb 22, 2017 | 06:19 am

    KRABI -- The national parks chief on Wednesday brushed aside demands from boat operators at the Hat Nopparat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi Marine National Park to reduce admission fees for foreign visitors which they blame for a drop in tourist arrivals and lowered income.

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