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  1. Thai temple 'pissed off' by tourists from ChinaRead the original story w/Photo

    32 min ago | The Star Online

    A famous temple in northern Thailand will build separate toilets for Thais and other non-Chinese tourists after Chinese tourists apparently made lavatories unusable for others, German news agency DPA reported on Saturday. -- PHOTO: ELAINE NG CHIN CHIN.

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  2. Wild giant panda population surges, survival risks remainRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

    An official survey on Saturday reported that the population of pandas in the wild had increased and favorable environment measures had boosted habitat. However, it was not all good news as the lives of some 223 giant pandas were at risk.

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  3. Thai temple to build separate toilets for non-Chinese visitors after complaints: reportRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Straits Times

    A famous temple in northern Thailand will build separate toilets for Thais and other non-Chinese tourists after Chinese tourists apparently made lavatories unusable for others, German news agency DPA reported on Saturday. Wat Rong Khun, better known as the White Temple, in Chiang Rai will add the new toilets as a solution to complaints about alleged grossly inconsiderate behaviour by Chinese tourists, temple officials said according to DPA.

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  4. Borobudur StoneworkRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Outlook

    One of the truly unfortunate misconceptions of architectural book publishing relies on the misguided belief that the coffee-table format is itself an indication of good architecture. Books on monuments, forts, palaces, castles have to be lavish colour spreads of enormous wide-angled photographs that leave the reader - or rather the viewer - groping in breathless ecstasy.

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  5. Temple plans non-Chinese toiletsRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

    Wat Rong Khun, better known as the White Temple, is one of Chiang Rai's most famous tourist attractions. One of northern Thailand's most famous temples plans to build separate toilets for Thais and other non-Chinese tourists, officials confirmed on Saturday.

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  6. The Llandybie family who made a great escapeRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | IcNetwork

    As children, many of us may dream of fleeing the drudgery of school. But a new programme on S4C follows a family of four from Carmarthenshire who actually did it - and went on a trip around the world for 11 months Thinking about living in Delhi or Guangzhou, Bogota or London, Ontario, we may find it hard to believe that - and it's human nature to dream of escape.

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  7. BANGKOK: Japan urges Asean to boost connectivityRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Asia News Network

    Japan has urged Asean nations to develop their connectivity, especially cross-border transportation and logistics services, to strengthen regional competitiveness and pave the way for further Japanese investment. Japanese economists and academics yesterday discussed the future development of Asean countries at an international symposium, "Opportunities in a New Era of Enhanced Asean/Japan Partnership".

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  8. Vietnam, Thailand win NFA bid to supply 500,000-MT riceRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

    Vietnam yesterday won the majority share of the 500,000 metric tons of the programmed importation for buffer stocking this year after agreeing to match Thailand's price offer to be able supply the balance of the requirement. The National Food Authority's government-to-government procurement committee yesterday awarded the supply of a total of 300,000 MT to Vietnam Southern Food Corp., while the supply of a total of 200,000 MT was awarded to Thailand, which was represented by its Department of Foreign Trade.

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  9. Wage increases 'will not put off Japanese firms'Read the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Pnompenh Post

    Sharp rises in labour costs this year are doing little to deter Japanese companies looking to do business in the Kingdom, with experts predicting the flow of investment from Japan to remain steady. A 28 per cent increase in the garment sector minimum wage, from $100 to $128, has set a benchmark for many industries in Cambodia and sparked fears of a decline in foreign direct investment.

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  10. Transport links will make Thailand regional hub: PMRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | The Nation

    IMPROVED transport connectivity between Thailand and its neighbours will propel this country into becoming a true regional centre, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said. He made the remark on his weekly television programme yesterday.

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  11. Central Plaza Hotel maintains dividend rate despite tough 2014Read the original story

    20 hrs ago | The Nation

    CENTRAL PLAZA Hotel has proposed a Bt0.40-per-share dividend payment, the same as last year, as the result of sustained business growth. The company reported revenue of Bt18.2 billion last year, an increase of Bt826 million year on year, despite being affected by the tense political situation and declining consumer demand during most of 2014.

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  12. All aboard ... and fasterRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his wife Naraporn ride a Japanese high-speed train from Tokyo to Osaka on Feb 10, 2015. After taking high-speed trains in China and Japan, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is considering bringing faster rail service to Thailand.

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  13. The Roosevelt Hotel Bringing Hollywood Glam to Asian Gambling Hub MacauRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Hollywood Reporter

    The icon of Hollywood's Golden Era, the Roosevelt , is coming to Macau, as the Asian gambling hub seeks to add revenue streams other than gaming, with income from mainland China slowing fast. Macau's gaming revenues are seven times higher than those in Las Vegas, but the former Portuguese colony has suffered from a downturn in the economy in China, as well as a crackdown on corruption, both of which have led to a drop in visitors from mainland China.

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  14. This restaurant uses ingredients you've never heard ofRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | CNN

    Stink beans meet prawns in phad phet norriang sai goong. Staff at KOH restaurant in Koh Samui, Thailand, thought Western guests wouldn't go for stink beans .

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  15. Tourist cleans Thailand streets out of loveRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | CNN

    Some want to swim at Ko Phi Phi, where Leonardo DiCaprio found beauty in "The Beach." Some want to see if the pad thai in the Chang Mai night market tastes better than it does at their favorite Thai restaurant back home.

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  16. Court voids 'secured' foreigner leasesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Bangkok Post

    In a shock decision by the Phuket Civil Court, backed by the Region 8 Appellate Court, it has been ruled that so-called "secured leases" offered by some real estate developers to allow foreigners to secure a cast-iron 90-year lease are not valid. The case is now to go to the Supreme Court.

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  17. Two Injured After Blaze at Mae Sot Migrant SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    A fire at a migrant school in the Thai-Burma border town of Mae Sot on Wednesday evening injured two students and destroyed four boarding houses. The fire at the Mae Tao Clinic's school, the Children's Development Centre , founded by Dr. Cynthia Maung, spread from a nearby sugarcane field and quickly destroyed the boarding houses which are situated on the site where new clinic buildings are planned.

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  18. Indonesia makes Islamic-tourism pushRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Bangkok Post

    In November photo, a local visitor prays at a beach near the town of Sekaroh on the island of Lombok in Indonesia's West Nusa Tenggara province. Lombok is at the centre of an Islamic tourism drive in Indonesia, which has the world's biggest Muslim population and is hoping to boost the number of visitors from wealthy Middle Eastern countries.

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  19. CorrectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Slate Magazine

    In a Feb. 24 How to Be Safe Online , Danielle Kehl misstated that PGP encryption has been around since the early 1980s. It was invented in 1991.

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  20. Ellsworth Adhesives Specialty Chemical Distribution Launches New WebsiteRead the original story

    Thursday | ThomasNet

    GERMANTOWN, WI Ellsworth Adhesives, a global distributor of adhesives, specialty chemicals and dispensing equipment, is pleased to announce the successful launch of its new website. The newly developed site is now live and can be viewed by visiting www.ellsworth.com .

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