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5 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Hat Yai hoteliers fear worst

The negative economic situation in both Thailand and Malaysia and the latter's national airline having two accidents may cause Malaysian tourist arrivals to Hat Yai to drop by at least 30% this year.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Bangkok Post

Private firms keen to invest in SEZs

The private sector in five locations designated for the establishment of special economic zones is set to invest in facilities and infrastructure.

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Bangkok Post

Highest security in Hat Yai

Authorities have beefed up security in this bustling southern district to the highest level as the end of Ramadan draws near with tourists starting to return to the southern border tourist city.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Nation

Insurgency in the deep South is not a religious conflict

Over the last couple of weeks, Thai authorities in the southernmost provinces have been boasting how they have stepped up security measures to ensure that the last 10 days of Ramadan will be a peaceful period.

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Bangkok Post

Tourists pick Hat Yai after Betong bomb

Hotels in Songkhla's Hat Yai district have been overwhelmingly reserved for end of Ramadan celebrations as tourists are shifting from restive Betong district in Yala.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Pattaya Mail

TAT Hat Yai presents - Songkhla Ancient Amulets' during Mother's Day holidays

The Tourism Authority of Thailand Hat Yai Office has announced that it will hold a tourist promotion activity during the four days of the Mother's Day holidays 2014, on the theme of 'Songkhla Ancient Amulets', in cooperation with the Songkhla Provincial Administration Organization, Hat Yai Municipality, the Tourism Business Federation of Songkhla, ... (more)

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Bangkok Post

Betong car bomb kills 2, wounds 36

Two people were killed and at least 36 wounded in a car bomb explosion on Friday afternoon in downtown Betong, a town in Yala that has been relatively trouble-free during the decade-long southern insurgency.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Thailand's Hat Yai City Expects To Earn Over US$1 Million During Hari Raya

Local businesses in Hat Yai, a business hub in Thailand's southern Songkhla province are expected to earn at least 50 million baht during the upcoming Hari Raya celebrations.

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Bangkok Post

Indonesia haze hits Narathiwat

Smoke from forest fires in Indonesia's Sumatra island is creating hazy visibility in Thailand's southernmost province of Narathiwat on Thursday.

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Pattaya Mail

Security tightened in Thai South ahead of Hari Raya

More security personnel, including military and territorial defense volunteers, have been deployed to ensure the safety of local residents and visitors alike in Songkhla's Hat Yai commercial district as Hari Raya, the day of celebration marking the end of the holy month of the Ramadan draws near.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Bangkok Post

Green light for border trade

The military regime is committed to making checkpoint expansion a top priority in a move to spur border trade, but it has yet to make a decision on the ambitious Dawei development plan.

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Bangkok Post

Tiger parts found on highway

Suspected wildlife traffickers dumped three bags of tiger parts and fled on the Asian Highway on Tuesday when they came across a police checkpoint where they could have been arrested, police said.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

Bangkok Post

Thai Lion Air plans new routes, jets

Budget carrier Thai Lion Air is revitalising its expansion plan, previously stalled by political turmoil in the first half of this year, thanks to the improved travel outlook after the military coup.

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Bangkok Post

Rubber factory to close, 3,000 jobs lost

A Thai-US joint venture that makes and exports rubber gloves under the Safeskin brand has announced the planned permanent closure of its operation in Songkhla due to accumulated losses since the floods in late 2010, resulting in around 3,000 employees losing their jobs.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

Bangkok Post

South needs education autonomy

Ask state educators what the education problems are in the far South, and they will - without fail - blame it on the locals.

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Mon Jun 30, 2014

The Nation

Illicit goods seized in south

The Customs Department and the army on Monday announced the seizure of Bt10 millionworth of illicit goods in Songkhla's Hat Yai district.

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Sun Jun 29, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

1 killed in mosque attack in Thailand's south

HAT YAI, Thailand Police say gunmen opened fire at a mosque in Thailand's insurgency-plagued south, killing one man and injuring another after the start of Ramadan on the weekend.

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