Chiang Mai tourist death probe finds no common link – PR campaign launched to protect tourism industry

Chiang Mai tourist death probe finds no common link – PR campaign launched to protect tourism industry

Improper handling of pathology samples and limited cooperation by relatives are blamed by Thailand authorities for scientists on four continents being unable to determine a causative agent or a¬†common factor linking the deaths of five tourists and a Thai tourist guide in the Northern City of Chiang Mai earlier this year. After five months of […]

Songkran 2011 road accidents down by 8.5%

Songkran 2011 road accidents down by 8.5%

The official road accident figures for the “seven dangerous days” of Songkran 2011 were announced yesterday by the Road Safety Centre (RSC) who reported that 271 people were killed on Thailand’s roads during the main holiday days, a drop of 24.9 per cent over the same period in 2010. According to RSC director Dr. Thanapong […]

2011 Songkran festival may be wettest yet as southern Thailand flood waters slowly recede

2011 Songkran festival may be wettest yet as southern Thailand flood waters slowly recede

As Thailand races towards it’s globally recognized water festival, Songkran, heralding in of the Thai New Year, all indications are that the 2011 Songkran celebrations in Thailand will be the wettest for a long time, though not as a result of over enthusiastic celebrations. While the rain, cold weather and winds which saw many of […]

Nok Air 737s not part of US FAA 737 urgent safety directive

Nok Air 737s not part of US FAA 737 urgent safety directive

Patee Sarasin, chief executive officer of Thailand regional airline Nok Air (Nok), has confirmed that none of the 737-400 series aircraft the airline operates are affected by an emergency safety directive issued by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for older Boeing 737 Classic series aircraft. The FAA issued the inspection mandate yesterday, April 4, […]

Thailand Prime Minister dead man walking as Asean leaders flee Pattaya

Thailand Prime Minister dead man walking as Asean leaders flee Pattaya

The ongoing political protests in Thailand and the hasty cancellation of the 14th Asean economic summit that saw 14 heads of state hurriedly evacuated from a Pattaya hotel rooftop by helicopter will have a long-lasting affect on Thailand. After only four months in office Prime Minister Abhisit¬† Veijajiva already looks like a dead man walking […]

Thailand political unrest continues as hundreds of thousands rally in Bangkok

Thailand political unrest continues as hundreds of thousands rally in Bangkok

Less than five months after yellow-shirted anti-government protesters seized and closed Bangkok‚Äôs two airports stranding hundreds of thousands of international tourists, the country is headed towards further political unrest after more than 150,000 pro-democracy red shirt protesters rallied in Bangkok today. The mass rally saw supporters of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), […]

Thailand on the edge ahead of mass pro-democracy protest

Thailand on the edge ahead of mass pro-democracy protest

Tonight Thailand sits on the edge. After weeks of small-scale pro-democracy rallies throughout the country, a mass march and the surrounding of Government House by red-shirted pro-democracy protesters, and nightly video calls from deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, the day of political reckoning is almost here. Dubbed D-Day by some, organisers of the latest round […]

Elephants birthday a jumbo celebration in Thailand

Elephants birthday a jumbo celebration in Thailand

Once the backbone of the Thai military and later the backbone of the Thai teakwood logging industry, the Thai elephant remains a potent and often encountered symbol in Thailand. On March 13th of each year elephants in Thailand celebrate their birthday on Thai National Elephant Day.

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