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4 hrs ago | The Nation

New CentralPlaza to open in Nakhon Si Thammarat

Wallaya Chirathivat, centre, senior executive vice president for business development and construction management at Central Pattana, with Narit Ratanaphichetchai, left, CPN Central Pattana yesterday announced plans to invest Bt3.5 billion to develop its 30th shopping complex - this time in Nakhon Si Thammarat.

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11 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

City of 11 gates

Despite its many natural and cultural attractions, the charms of the landlocked province of Roi Et are known to only a few adventurous types who have dared to venture off the well-beaten tourist trail Situated right in the middle of Isan, the country's northeastern region, 512km from Bangkok by road, Roi Et has been a major settlement for more than ... (more)

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14 hrs ago | Reuters

Four firms shortlisted for Myanmar jet fuel distribution venture

Four firms from Thailand and Singapore will go through to a final round of bidding to form a joint venture in Myanmar for distributing jet fuel with state-owned Myanma Petroleum Products Enterprise , a senior Energy Ministry official said.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

4 Hoteliers

Starwood expands presence in Thailand with the debut of Sheraton Samui Resort.

Starwood has signed the Sheraton Samui Resort in Koh Samui, Thailand's second largest island after Phuket, the agreement with TCC Hotels Group marks the conversion of the existing 141-room Imperial Samui Beach Resort to a Sheraton, anticipated to take place by December 2014.

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Darlington and Stockton Times

Talented athlete dies in Thailand after colliding with glass door, severing artery

Jason Flannery, 25, a former pupil at Wensleydale School, in Leyburn, was found dead in a sixth floor flat in tourist resort Pattaya at 3am on Saturday .

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Asia News Network

BANGKOK: AEC 'to open doors' for Thai firms

Consumer-based markets such as Vietnam, the Philippines and Indonesia appear to be lands of opportunity for Thai companies, the head of Nielsen said after a consumer research on Asean economic integration.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Bangkok Post

Purse strings remaining tight

Thai consumers remain cautious spenders, particularly rural residents who find it difficult to earn more while their household debts are high, says the London-based Kantar Worldpanel, a consumer research firm under the WPP Group.

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Bangkok Post

Bomb hoax hits Thai AirAsia flight

A hoax bomb threat directed at a Phuket-bound Thai AirAsia flight prompted an emergency response on the southern resort island.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Seoul: Trains, fast cell service, palaces and food

This February 2014 photo shows ice-cold sashimi in Seoul, one of Korea's many culinary surprises.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Bangkok Post

A very hairy journey

Armed with scissors and a comb, Japanese Jun Kuwabara set out earlier this year to travel the world and, while he's at it, cut the hair of 1,000 people.

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Bangkok Post

Foodpanda ramps up Thai venture

Foodpanda, a Berlin-based online food delivery marketplace, is ramping up business in major Thai provinces with the aim of boosting its user base to 5 million by 2016.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Asia News Network

BANGKOK: Opportunities abound for Thai investors in Sri Lanka

Greater opportunities are waiting for Thais to trade and invest in Sri Lanka in various sectors, as its government has opened the country up for development since the end of the civil war, according to both Thai and Sri Lankan officials and investors.

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Bangkok Post

Swedish tourist is homeless after being 'swindled' by a Thai woman

The story of a Swedish tourist who lost everything in a bar-girl swindle and lives hand-to-mouth on the streets of Bangkok because his embassy won't fly him home has drawn widespread public sympathy online with many people wanting to donate money to help him.

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The Nation

Bangkok loses out to London

Bangkok has slipped from its top post in the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index this year, mainly due to the recent political chaos.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Examiner.com

Interpol investigates 24-year old man for wanting to father hundreds of babies

While it is not unusual for someone to want a "large" family, the fact that 24-year-old Japanese businessman Mitsutoki Shigeta has already sired 16 surrogate babies and alleged told the New Life Clinic in Thailand that he "wants to sire hundreds more," has aroused the suspicions of Interpol's offices in several countries including Thailand, Japan, ... (more)

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The Nation

Bangkok is rediscovering its riverfront, but more could be done to benefit from it

This year, riverside locations became a hot spot for Bangkok developers with the launch of three condominium projects in different areas: Canapaya on Rama III, 333 Riverside on Pracharat Sai 1 Road, and the recently launched Magnolias Waterfront Residences on Charoennakorn Road.

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Asian Correspondent

Thai immigration officials say digital nomads OK to work on tourist visas

Digital nomads - people working remotely or running online businesses - in Thailand can legally work there on tourist visas, said immigration officials in Chiang Mai.

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Suria

Changi Airport saw 4.6 million passenger...

Changi Airport handled 4.58 million passengers in July, one per cent more compared to the same period last year.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

DNA India

Thailand army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha chosen as prime minister

Thailand's army chief is all set to become the country's next prime minister after the junta- picked national assembly today overwhelmingly approved his nomination, consolidating the military's hold on power three months after he ousted the elected government in a coup.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Bangkok Post

Stranded couples wait on court

Eight Australian families and 14 children born from Thai surrogate mothers are in Bangkok waiting for legal procedures to be completed before they can leave the country, a senior diplomatic source told the Bangkok Post Wednesday.

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