Artikel erschien September 2018

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    Baby elephant rescued from muddy pit in Chumpon

    by Prasit Leehakhunakorn A two year old male elephant, ‘Chao Duan’, has been rescued after it fell into a 70 centimetre deep and four metre wide muddy pit where it was stuck for two days in Chumphon province.

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    Top 10 ways to cope with the humidity in Thailand

    It’s humid most of the year in Thailand.

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    ‘Romantic conflicts’ suspected in murder of Chinese woman

    A 28 year old Chinese woman, found dead at the Ton Nga Chang waterfall in Songkhla’s Hat Yai district on September 20, is suspected to have been murdered by a male compatriot and two accomplices. This revelation from the Deputy Tourist Police Bureau Commissioner Pol Maj-General Surachate Hakparn today.

  • Director and security chief of Don Mueang suspended over assault of Chinese tourist

    Director and security chief of Don Mueang suspended over assault of Chinese tourist

    “Immigration police dismissed the tourist’s claim that immigration officials had demanded 2,000 baht from him for a visa on arrival in addition to the normal fee of 2,000 baht.” The Director of Bangkok’s Don Mueang international airport, as well as the director for security, have been suspended from active duty for at least 30 days pending an investigation into an incident. It has been reported that a Chinese tourist was assaulted by a security guard last Thursday night. The AoT announced the suspension for at least 30 days of Wing Commander Suthirawat Suwanwat, director of Don Mueang international and the director for security.

  • The Boracay renovation re-opens on October 26

    The Boracay renovation re-opens on October 26

    Fewer hotels, no smoking or partying on the beaches. And construction works will still be going on. Welcome to the new Boracay

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    Typhoon Trami cuts across Japan

    Another powerful typhoon is unleashing heavy rain and winds on southern Japan as it slowly trudges its way north-east toward the Japan’s main islands and population centres this morning. Typhoon Trami is the equivalent of Category 2 hurricane.

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    Fireworks factory explodes in Chachoengsao

    PHOTOS: The Nation Extremely hot weather is suspected of causing an explosion at a fireworks factory in Muang Chachoengsao on Saturday afternoon that left one person injured. The roof of the factory owned by 47 year old Karun Raksanont was blown off in the explosion, with the debris raining down on the neighbourhood. The explosion, which could be heard a kilometre away, blew out the windows of three nearby homes. Crews arriving on 10 fire engines spent an hour extinguishing the blaze that engulfed the factory on Soi Sothon 3 near the Bang Phra intersection in Tambon Sothon, Pol Captain Pichit Wannarak said.

  • Death toll approaches 400 in Sulawesi earthquake aftermath

    Death toll approaches 400 in Sulawesi earthquake aftermath

    Rescuers are still struggling to reach remote communities on the island of Sulawesi hit by an earthquake and tsunami just before 6pm, local time, on Friday. A spokesperson of the local disaster agency has confirmed that the official death toll is now up to 384, almost all from the coastal township of Palu as a result of a tsunami.

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    Pit stops laid on for race fans at MotoGP in Buriram

    It’s on next weekend and Buriram is gearing up for the arrival of 100,000+ visitors. Thailand Immigration officials are also setting up home this week to handle the influx of international visitors and the teams as they arrive

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    Wet wet wet at the Phetchabun’s ‘Um Phra Dam Nam Festival’

    The ‘Um Phra Dam Nam Festival’, one of the world’s most unique Buddhist festivals held annually in Phetchabun in Central Thailand. It’s scheduled from October 7 to 12 at Trai Phum temple and at the pier of Bot Chanaman temple. Translated from Thai,  Um Phra Dam Nam  literally means ‘diving while holding Buddha’s image’