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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine
Bangkok Targets Burma in Special Border Trade Plan
A Thai soldier on patrol walks past migrant workers from Burma sitting at a market in the Thai border town of Mae Sot on Nov. 7, 2010.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
Malaysian National News Agency
Malaysian Embassy In Bangkok Hosts Independence Day Celebration
The staff of the Malaysian embassy in Thailand held a simple, but meaningful celebration, to mark Malaysia's 57th Independence Day.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Bangkok: Always Bustling, Never Boring
BANGKOK is one of those places that always has new experiences up its sleeve, teeming with options for first-time and returning visitors.
Pattaya's new family-friendly attractions hope to pull in the crowds
Thailand's tourism industry has suffered a plunge over the past six months that saw mass political protests and a military coup.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Democratic Voice of Burma: Trapped Burmese migrant workers strike in Chiang Mai
Burmese migrant workers are on strike in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai. They say they are being held in bonded labour, and that their employer is holding their passports, forcing them to work for as little as 270 Thai baht per day.
Australian official reiterates need for surrogacy solution
A high-ranking official from Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is in Bangkok to press Thai authorities to pass a comprehensive surrogacy law and consider special arrangements for the nearly 150 Australian babies stranded in Thailand.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Macey, top politicians honored by Central Festival
William Macey, charity chairman of the Pattaya Sports Club, and top Pattaya politicians were honored for the community service by Central Festival Pattaya Beach.
News from around the Asia Pacific region, Aug 29.
Hotel industry and travel news from around the Asia Pacific region; this week: Thailand based BHMAsia expands internationally, P&O Cruise return to Singapore, Bali gets a Courtyard and more... BHMAsia Expands Internationally Based in Thailand, Bespoke Hospitality Management Asia grows portfolio aggressively locally and internationally with 30 more ... (more)
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.
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)
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.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
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.
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 .
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.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
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.
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.
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.