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  • Four Thai marine species announced as ‘reserved animals’

    Four Thai marine species announced as ‘reserved animals’

    PHOTOS: DMCR / Dr Thon Thamrongnawasawat Bryde’s whale, Omura’s whale, whale sharks and leather back turtles have been added to the list of ‘reserved wild animals’. The new Wild Animal Reservation and Protection Act was announced yesterday. Animal species which included Bryde’s whale, Omura’s whale, whale shark and leather back turtle are now a registered ‘reserved animal’, before they are just a protected animal

  • Democrats walk away from coalition as bickering continues over ministerial portfolios

    Democrats walk away from coalition as bickering continues over ministerial portfolios

    It was off, then on again. Now it appears that it’s off, but that could change as today continues. The Pro-army Palang Pracharat’s efforts to build a coalition to form a majority government in the new Thai lower house have reached a new stumbling block amid bickering over ministerial portfolios,.

  • Risland plans new developments in Bangkok and Phuket

    Risland plans new developments in Bangkok and Phuket

    PHOTO: Artist impression of the new Cloud Thonglor-Phetchaburi Hong Kong-based property developers Risland Thailand say they will spend 8 billion baht launching five residential projects in Bangkok and Phuket. The investment budget of 8 billion baht is an increase from 5 billion in 2018 and 3 billion in 2017, the first year Risland operated in the country. From June to the end of the year, Risland will launch three new projects in Bangkok – Cloud Thonglor-Phetchaburi, a 55 storey condo on Phetchaburi Road; a luxury condo worth 3.4 billion baht on Sukhumvit Soi 23; and Phase 2 of Lake Serene, a single detached house project on Rama II Road

  • Chiang Mai and Hua Hin in Top 10 Asian retirement locations

    Chiang Mai and Hua Hin in Top 10 Asian retirement locations

    Hua Hin and Chiang Mai are two of the best retirement destinations in Asia, according to the US News and World Report. Phuket and Bangkok, usually included in lists of Asian retirement locations, didn’t make it onto this list. ThaiVisa reports that they were included in the site’s 10 best places to retire in Asia. The report considers the cost of living, weather and medical care

  • Day 3 of 2019 Samui Regatta, Thailand

    Day 3 of 2019 Samui Regatta, Thailand

    Back racing! After a brief delay with the AP raised onshore, at 09:05 it was lowered and the sailors headed out to the startline where breeze awaited on the Nora Buri & Nora Beach Race Day.

  • Roll the drums Phuket. Prepare the balloons. Chalong Underpass opens Friday.

    Roll the drums Phuket. Prepare the balloons. Chalong Underpass opens Friday.

    But it’s not Friday yet and there have been plenty of other delays. Chalong Circle’s 350 metre underpass should be open on Friday according to local highway officials.

  • Suvarnabhumi’s third runway closer to reality

    Suvarnabhumi’s third runway closer to reality

    The contracts for the construction of Suvarnabhumi Airport’s third runway are ready to be signed. But it isn’t likely to happen until later this year according to Airports of Thailand (AoT).

  • Toon takes to Thailand’s roads again for more charity runs

    Toon takes to Thailand’s roads again for more charity runs

    Artiwara “Toon” Kongmalai is one of Thailand’s most popular rock stars and celebrities.

  • Bryde’s whale found dead off Petchaburi coast

    Bryde’s whale found dead off Petchaburi coast

    PHOTOS:   Troy Beer /Thai Whales An autopsy is being conducted on a dead Bryde’s whales found off the Petchaburi coast in the Gulf of Thailand. The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) report that they were notified of the dead Bryde’s whale being found off the Petchaburi coast yesterday. The female Bryde’s whale is about 10 metres long

  • Thailand travel tax. Good idea but…

    Thailand travel tax. Good idea but…

    by Don Ross –   ttrweekly.com “The changes to the law came into effect on May 20. Now, the panic button has been pressed.  A workable package and collection process needs to be hammered out and fast.” Thailand is looking to introduce a tourist tax, either on arrival or departure, that will be, according to officials, used to fund accident insurance and finance restoration of tourist attractions and the environment. Well that’s the theory

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