Artikel erschien Mai 2019

  • Thai businesses locked out of potential $237.2 million medical cannabis market 

    Thai businesses locked out of potential $237.2 million medical cannabis market 

    by Daragh Anglim Thailand is emerging as a frontrunner in the nascent Asian cannabis market. With 175 clinicians now qualified to prescribe cannabis-based medicines in the country, Thailand is at the cusp of a major breakthrough in realising the commercial and societal benefits of medical cannabis.

  • Coalition talks. And then there were…. THREE

    Coalition talks. And then there were…. THREE

    PHOTO: Facebook page of Bhumjaithai leader Anutin Charnvirakul With HM The King opening parliament on May 24, it is hoped that the political horse-trading may be over when the new lower house sits for the first time. The two parties that hold the key to a workable majority coalition are the Democrats and Bhumjaithai.

  • Investigation launched into private hospital for alleged overcharging

    Investigation launched into private hospital for alleged overcharging

    FILE PHOTO If you wish to make a complaint about private hospital overcharging and rorts, phone 1569. The Thai government’s Commerce Ministry is considering legal action against a Thai private hospital for allegedly overcharging a patient who was charged 30,000 baht for treatment for diarrhea

  • Chinese ‘red notice’ fugitive arrested at Suvarnabhumi

    Chinese ‘red notice’ fugitive arrested at Suvarnabhumi

    A Chinese fugitive wanted on an Interpol red notice has been arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport, acting Immigration Police chief Lt Gen Sompong Chingduang said.

  • The really, really crazy solution for Pattaya’s sewage and wastewater problem

    The really, really crazy solution for Pattaya’s sewage and wastewater problem

    PHOTO: Manager Online We kid you not. THIS is the solution to the torrents of black sewage and untreated wastewater gushing into Pattaya’s Jomtien Beach’s coastline over the weekend.

  • Chinese, Taiwanese and Singaporeans dominate Asia’s cruise market

    Chinese, Taiwanese and Singaporeans dominate Asia’s cruise market

    Chinese travellers continue to dominate Asia’s passenger cruise market, but Taiwanese and Singaporeans aren’t far behind. This according to the 2018 Asia Cruise Industry Ocean Source Market Report. Commissioned by the Cruise Lines International Association, the report looks at the growth, demographics and trends of the top source markets in Asia

  • Beam me up Phuket – new space theme hotel for the island

    Beam me up Phuket – new space theme hotel for the island

    A 150 key space themed hotel is under development in Kathu, Phuket, by a Singaporean group . Located close to the Central Festival and Makro complexes, the project is expected to open next year according to a report in TTG Asia. The One Pioneer – Beyond Space Travel hotel say it’s “highly focused on an outer space storyline and will have an indoor observatory”.

  • “Cannabis Walk Thailand” heads south on its 268 kilometre march

    “Cannabis Walk Thailand” heads south on its 268 kilometre march

    PHOTO: Thai PBS 11 civic groups set off yesterday from Phichit in northern Thailand embarking on a 268 kilometre “Cannabis Walk Thailand”. It started yesterday at the Wachiraphotiyarn Monastery.

  • Police and drug courier injured in shootout at Chiang Mai checkpoint

    Police and drug courier injured in shootout at Chiang Mai checkpoint

    FIL PHOTO: A police checkpoint set-up in the Chiang Mai city area –  Chiang Mai Citylife Three alleged drug couriers have been arrested this morning following a gunfight that injured a suspect and a police officer. The incident happened in the Mae Rim district of Chiang Mai. Police say they monitored road checkpoints last night until officers at a traffic booth in Tambon Rimtai noticed a motorcycle leading the way for a pick-up truck at 1.20am, according to The Nation

  • Skål International heads to Phuket, June 2020

    Skål International heads to Phuket, June 2020

    by Paul Poole Tourism industry professionals from all over the world are expected to descend on Phuket between June 25-27, 2020,  for the 49th edition of Skål Asia Congress. With more than 15,000 members in almost 90 different countries, Skål International is the world’s largest organisation of tourism professionals.