Thursday Jul 24
Lottery vendors cash out following NCPO-mandated price cut
The National Council for Peace and Order early this month ordered lottery-ticket prices set at 80 baht in Bangkok and surrounding provinces, capping prices at 90 baht in other states.
The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine
Western visitors to the Thai resort of Pattaya talk with local bar girls.
Since the days of the Vietnam War, Bangkok, with its louche hotspots like Soi Cowboy and Patpong, has been a haven for lonely ex-GI's, drunks and others looking for love in all the wrong places, as the song goes.
Onyx group plans to run many more hotels
Onyx Hospitality Group, one of the biggest Thai hotel-management firms, plans to raise its presence among global players by operating 15 more hotels domestically and overseas over the next three years.
NCPO begins crackdown on Pattaya motorbike taxis
The National Council for Peace and Order's promised crackdown on Pattaya's wild motorbike-taxi industry has begun, with drivers outside Pattaya Police Station becoming the first to see fares reduced and operating practices improved.
Pattaya Grand Sale 2014 underway
The Pattaya Grand Sale is underway for its sixth year and city officials are hoping the summertime campaign provides a substantive boost to low season tourism revenues.
NCPO steps in to regulate motorcycle taxi operations
Looking to emulate a similar program in Bangkok, the National Council for Peace and Order has assigned the 14th Military Circle to work alongside Pattaya City Council to regulate motorcycle taxi operations here.