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  1. Thai sea gypsies embrace modern life after 2004 tsunamiRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Japan Times

    As he gently lowers a fishing net into an azure lagoon, Saponkit Klatalay concedes he no longer roams the waters for days and nights like generations of sea gypsies before him, but prefers to sleep on the Thai mainland, where he was resettled after the 2004 tsunami. His village of Chao Lay sea people drew on their ancestors' knowledge to survive the deadly waves, but the disaster has also thrust modernity upon his community and hastened their drift from the centuries-old seafaring traditions that saved their lives.


  2. Uni students told to learn Asean affairsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Bangkok Post

    Thai students must brush up on their knowledge of Asean affairs ahead of economic integration next year, while Thai universities should work more closely with their regional neighbours, Thammasat University's rector said yesterday. Speaking at the TU-Asean Forum on preparations for the Asean Economic Community , Somkit Lertpaithoon said Thai students need to build a better understanding of Asean, since the AEC is more than just a ceremonial event or an integration of regional governments.


  3. Russians give Pattaya a big missRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Bangkok Post

    The sharp devaluation of Russia's rouble has dealt a big blow to Thai tourism with falling reservations from Russian tourists during this high season. A foreign tourist feeds a pineapple to an elephant at an elephant feeding event held recently in Surin province.


  4. Thai sea gypsies embrace modern life after tsunamiRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Yahoo!

    As he gently lowers a fishing net into an azure lagoon, Saponkit Klatalay concedes he no longer roams the waters for days and nights like generations of sea gypsies before him, but prefers to sleep on the Thai mainland where he was resettled after the 2004 tsunami. His village of "Chao Lay" sea-people drew on their ancestors' knowledge to survive the deadly waves, but the disaster has also thrust modernity upon his community and hastened their drift from the centuries-old seafaring traditions that saved their lives.


  5. Why Uber won't work hereRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 7 | Bangkok Post

    How dare they. How ... dare ... they. Uber has set up shop in Bangkok and Phuket.


  6. Six of the best: Lesser-known Thai islandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 |

    Remote and jungle-clad Koh Kood sits in the eastern Gulf of Thailand not far from Cambodia. Its beaches are whistle-clean and still mercifully free of jet-skis, and while Koh Kood might have no ATMs or Seven-Elevens, nor have its shores been strip-mined for tourism as in parts of neighbouring Koh Chang.


  7. Govt agency to ramp up global promotion of Thai silkRead the original story

    Friday Dec 5 | The Nation

    The Department of Industry Promotion has revealed its strategy to promote Thai silk, especially from Pak Thong Chai district in Nakhon Ratchasima, to be more recognised by consumers around the world. Arthit Wuthikaro, director-general of the Industrial Development Department, told The Nation that being under the Ministry of Industry, the department's major responsibility is to support small and medium-sized enterprises.


  8. Thailand lawmaker gets jail time for royal slurRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | The China Post

    A lawmaker from Thailand's toppled ruling party was jailed for two-and-a-half years on Wednesday for defaming the royal family, the latest in a series of such convictions since the army grabbed power. Prasit Chaisrisa, 49, a former MP for the Peau Thai party, confessed to committing lese majeste during a speech to "Red Shirt" supporters of the then-government, shortly before it was toppled in a May coup.


  9. Thai police and soldiers raid Surin Beach in Phuket to seize parasolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 29 | Daily Mail

    An ice fountain, an outdoor Jacuzzi and a Cleopatra bath: Inside the 18th-century spa where Misha Barton and Jemma Kidd relax Plenty of fish in the sea! Incredible underwater images capture swirling school of jacks as snorkeller dives into azure ocean On Silent Night duty! Security brought in to monitor disruptive musical Christmas tree after hotel guests complain that it randomly bursts into song Water goal! Floating football pitch surrounded by azure waters opens in Thailand Hot air balloon ride carries daredevils over Mount Everest with spectacular views from 30,000ft in the air ... but it will set you back a cool A 3MILLION It's not just jet lag you need to worry about! A complete guide to how flying affects your health London has four out of five of the most expensive airport transfers in Europe... and Heathrow Express tops list with tickets that cost same as a return flight to ... (more)


  10. Six die in Surin pickup-truck crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 28 | Bangkok Post

    Police said the crash took place at 4.35pm between Km 166-167 on Chokchai-Dej-udom Road in Kang-an subdistrict, Prasat district, Thairath Online reported on Saturday. Police found a bronze-coloured Toyota Vigo truck with a Nakhon Ratchasima licence plate blocking traffic on the lane to Si Sa Ket, with the front crushed and the engine dislodged and landed on a road shoulder.


  11. CIMB Thai ups focus on renewable-energy sectorRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 26 | The Nation

    CIMB THAI BANK is facilitating lending to Thai companies in renewable energy as it believes the prospects for the sector are bright in line with growing demand for electricity generation when the Asean Economic Community is fully realised next year. The bank has been giving great importance to renewable energy and Thailand has potential producers in the sector, president and chief executive officer Subhak Siwaraksa said yesterday.


  12. JICA urges more Japan-Thailand cooperation beyond Thai's KingdomRead the original story

    Monday Nov 24 | The Nation

    The Japan International Cooperation Agency is looking to strengthen cooperation between Thailand and Japan in hard and soft infrastructure development while working together to find solutions to problems that come with an ageing society. JICA said the two countries would also cooperate in an effort to counter an increasing number of problems, such as pollution and resource shortages, while attempting to strengthen education.


  13. Defiant Phuket beach vendors returnRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 23 | Bangkok Post

    Some vendors have resumed their businesses on Surin and Bangtao beaches on the west coast of Phuket four months after the junta's much-publicised clean-up campaign to give tourists open spaces. Beach chairs and umbrellas are back on Surin beach on Phuket's west coast on Sunday as the southern resort island enters the high season.


  14. Millers probed over adulterated riceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | Bangkok Post

    Charoen Pokphand Group, which won an auction to buy fragrant rice from the Phoon Phol mill in Muang district and the Namchai mill in Sangkla district complained to the Commerce Ministry that it found white rice mixed with the fragrant rice the company purchased. Col Ekkaparp Surai, deputy commander of Surin's Internal Security Operations Command, said representatives from local agencies met Thursday to discuss the case and assess the damage.


  15. Khanchit moved to Bang KhwangRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | Bangkok Post

    Former Democrat MP Khanchit Thapsuwan, sentenced to death for the 2011 murder of a rival politician, has been moved from Samut Sakhon provincial prison to the high-security Bang Khwang Central Prison in Nonthaburi pending appeal and another bail request. The Samut Sakhon prison was required to transfer Kanchit to the Bang Khwang facility, as it could only detain prisoners sentenced to terms of 15 years or fewer.


  16. A day in photosRead the original story

    Nov 14, 2014 | Bangkok Post

    A Thai Lion Air flight departs Don Mueang Airport as it is about to fly pass the moon above it. - Apichit Jinakul Buddhist monks from Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University plant rice seedlings in a paddy field in Pathum Thani.


  17. ASEAN Summit Again Focuses on South China SeaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | Voice of America

    Association of Southeast Asian Nations Secretary-General Le Luong Minh speaks during a Reuters interview at a hotel in Naypyitaw, Nov. 11, 2014. There are indications the ASEAN leaders' summit Wednesday will make progress on a long-running and contentious territorial dispute: establishing a code of conduct for the South China Sea.


  18. Navy ready for emergency in SouthRead the original story

    Nov 8, 2014 | The Nation

    Amid warnings of heavy rainfall, strong winds and high tides until Monday in lower Southern Thailand, the Royal Thai Navy has dispatched HTMS Sukhothai and HTMS Surin ships along with two aircraft and 28 navy SEAL officers to be on hand for any emergency. The Navy's hotline 1696 was also open around the clock for people to call for help, Navy commander-in-chief Adm Kraisorn Chansuvanich said yesterday.


  19. Foreign tourists can be assured of safety in Thailand, says KobkarnRead the original story

    Nov 5, 2014 | The Nation

    INTERNATIONAL TOURISTS can be assured of their safety and security while staying in Thailand, Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul said at this week's "World Travel Mart" in London. She also said the government was working hard to address some of the underlying challenges that had affected the industry over the years.


  20. 'Missing' tour boat safe, returning homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2014 | Bangkok Post

    A speed boat taking tourists sightseeing which lost contact with its base in Phangnga province on Monday is safe and expected to return to port on Tuesday morning, according to Torpong Wongsathienchai, manager of the operating company, Love Island. Mr Torpong said the speed boat Love Andaman, fully loaded with tourists, left Tachai island about 4pm yesterday to return to Phangnga.