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  1. Riverside temples touted for World Heritage statusRead the original story w/Photo

    10 min ago | The Nation

    In a bid to rebrand Thailand's tourism sector, Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangul has decided to propose some temples along the Chao Phraya River to Unesco's World Heritage Committee and promote its World Heritage river cruise plan. Speaking at a seminar in Phuket hosted by Siam Commercial Bank, Kobkarn said Thailand needed to rebrand its tourism industry to encourage repeat visits, and World Heritage river cruises were part of the plan for next year.

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  2. Karma Royal Group Gives Royal Resorts Brand A New LookRead the original story

    1 hr ago | WireService

    Royal Resorts, Asia's leading holiday ownership company owned by Karma Royal Group, is being revamped with a fresh new look after experiencing fast growth in three key destinations: Indonesia, primarily on the holiday island of Bali as well as in India and Thailand. The brand, renowned for its family-friendly, value-driven approach to hospitality, primarily offering tastefully furnished and well-appointed apartments in the world's most popular holiday destinations via an exclusive holiday membership programme, continues to win industry accolades whilst making its maiden foray into Europe recently by introducing the Royal Villea Village on the Greek holiday island of Crete.

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  3. 'The Hunger Games Mockingjay - Part 1' Banned, Protesters Use Three-fingered Salute In Real LifeRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | International Business Times

    Student Natchacha Kongudom flashes a three-finger salute inspired by the movie "The Hunger Games" in front of a billboard of the film outside the Siam Paragon cinema in Bangkok November 20, 2014. Three Thai university students were taken into police custody on Thursday for handing out free tickets to the latest film in the Hunger Games series, from which Thai protesters have borrowed a gesture of resistance to a totalitarian government.

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  4. A day in photosRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

    A Khon performer has make-up applied to his face. Khon is a traditional Thai dance form carrying a storyline based on aspects of Thai history and ancient Thai myths.

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  5. 14:19 Kyrgyzstani athlete wins bronze in women's pentathlon at Asian Beach GamesRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | AkiPress

    Kyrgyzstani athlete Valeriya Uvarova won the bronze medal in women's pentathlon at the Asian Beach Games in Phuket, Thailand, AKIpress has learned from the official website of the Games. Thus, team of Kyrgyzstan has 3 medals in total.

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  6. Landlocked Mongolia a Surprise Hit at the Asian Beach GamesRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

    PHUKET, Thailand-In the days of Genghis Khan, the land that became modern-day Mongolia aspired to rule the world. Now it has a less-ambitious vision: Conquering beach sports.

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  7. New Publisher Releases First Thailand Nature Travel GuideRead the original story

    Yesterday | PR Log

    PRLog - Nov. 20, 2014 - OJAI, Calif. -- A new travel guidebook publisher has released the first nature adventure guide to Phuket, Thailand.

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  8. MoreRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 18 | VietNam News

    ... Duy Khang's bronze was the only medal that Viet Nam won on the fifth day of the Fourth Asian Beach Games in Phuket, Thailand yesterday. Viet Nam Football Federation General Secretary Le Hoai Anh confirmed that host Viet Nam were ready for the ...

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  9. Phuket's Indigo Pearl is a gem of a resortRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 18 | China Daily

    Choosing the place to stay when you go on a vacation or staycation is vital. In our latest trip to Phuket Island, the biggest island in Thailand, we decided to stay in Indigo Pearl which is less than 10 minutes' drive from the airport.

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  10. Water-skiing: It's just not Aaliyah's day in PhuketRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Star Online

    ... Hanifah fell just short of winning the gold medal in the women's tricks events at the Asian Beach Games in Phuket, Thailand. The 11-year-old, the youngest in the field, was unable to repeat her good run in the qualifying as she could only amass ...

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  11. Pinoy spikers gain Round of 24Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | ABS-CBN News

    Jade Becaldo and Louijie Tipgos and the Edmar Bonono-Edward Ybanez pair held off their respective rivals to advance to the round of 24 in men's beach volleyball in the fourth Asian Beach Games in Phuket, Thailand yesterday. Becaldo and Tipgos bucked the scorching heat and beat the Sri Lanka duo of Sashima Yapa Hamillage and Sujeewa Weliweriya, 21-17, 11-21, 15-11, to finish second behind China in Pool G. The Filipino pair also won over Indonesia, Oman and Turkmenistan but narrowly missed an automatic spot in the round of 16 after bowing to China the other day.

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  12. The best images from around the world for Nov. 19Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Globe and Mail

    ... Thailand carves during the Open Men's Waterski Slalom during the 2014 Asian Beach Games at Bangneow Dam in Phuket, Thailand. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) Riot police walk in front of graffiti depicting Bassem Mohsen, 20, who was killed in the 2011 ...

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  13. 10 years on, Phuket recalls tsunamiRead the original story

    Wednesday | Bangkok Post

    The two southern provinces hold a ceremony every year on Dec 26 to pray for the victims who lost their lives on Dec 26, 2004. But the event this year will be one of the biggest.

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  14. Karma Royal Group Revamps Royal Resorts BrandRead the original story

    Wednesday | PR Log

    PRLog - Nov. 19, 2014 - Royal Resorts, Asia's leading holiday ownership company owned by Karma Royal Group, is being revamped with a fresh new look after experiencing fast growth in three key destinations: Indonesia, primarily on the holiday island of Bali as well as in India and Thailand. The brand, renowned for its family-friendly, value-driven approach to hospitality, primarily offering tastefully furnished and well-appointed apartments in the world's most popular holiday destinations via an exclusive holiday membership programme, continues to win industry accolades whilst making its maiden foray into Europe recently by introducing the Royal Villea Village on the Greek holiday island of Crete.

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  15. Still in the huntRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Sun-Star

    ... from their losses to make it to the playoff round of the 4th Asian Beach Games volleyball tournament in Phuket, Thailand. Jade Becaldo and Loujie Tipgos, representing Philippines A, defeated Sri Lanka in a three-set thriller, 21-18, 8-21, 21-15, to ...

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  16. 28 weeks later: Thailand's junta and the war on corruptionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Asian Correspondent

    The premise for the junta taking control of Thailand in May 2014 was to avoid civil conflict and to once and for all rid the country of corruption. The promise to clean up the country isn't exactly new, it's been used by successive governments and it's generally welcomed because this is one problem which most Thais would like to see solved.

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  17. Finnair adds #2 route to Thailand with Phuket flightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Anna.aero

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  18. Australian journalist Alan Morison gives heartbreaking news to ailing fatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Age

    Bangkok: Australian journalist Alan Morison, facing a possible long jail sentence over a contentious criminal defamation case, has told his ailing father he will not be able to travel to Australia to attend his 91st birthday, despite fears the news may kill him. "This year I can't be there.

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  19. Asian Beach Games: Oman soccer team in quarters, handball squad taste successRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 18 | Times of Oman

    Musacat: Oman beach soccer team reached the quarterfinals while handball continued their winning spree at the ongoing fourth Asian Beach Games in Thai city of Phuket on Tuesday. According to information received here, Talib Hilal-coached Omani soccer team outlasted Iran 5-1 via penalties to book a quarterfinal with Vietnam.

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  20. Phang Nga: Southern comfortsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | The Nation

    Glow Elixir Koh Yao Yai is offering a special rate to all travellers who prefer to plan ahead for their next holiday. Booking 14 days in advance gets you 15-per-cent off the Best Available Rate and booking 30 days in advance increases the discount to 20 per cent.

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