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    Million baht of counterfeit and prohibited goods destroyed

    Fake goods, real machine to destroy it all. About 3,000 counterfeit items, valued at more than one million baht, including prohibited imported goods, have been torched at the incinerator in Phuket Town today

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    Singapore Airlines takes off tonight for the world’s longest flight

    The world’s longest commercial flight takes off from Singapore tomorrow morning, with the national airline resuming its non-stop route to New York for the first time since 2013. Singapore Airlines previously flew Airbus A340s on the route, but the four-engine aircraft proved to be fuel guzzlers and made the non-stop flight economically unsustainable. The flight will cover a 16,700 kilometres and take almost 19 hours (imagine 19 hours in a Lion Air economy seat!).

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    Two arrested for smuggling tiger body parts

    by Mongkolchaowarat Thangmangmee  Two Vietnamese men have been arrested on a Mae Sot-Mukdahan bus in Phitsanulok for smuggling the body parts of a complete 200 kilogram tiger, estimated to be worth 2 million baht. The suspects, identified as 40 year old Ley Binh and 29 year old Nguyen Wan Tung were apprehended after a tip-off to police that suspicious persons were transporting illegal items onto a bus which stopped at Phitsanulok bus station

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    Embrace ‘slow travel’ this Vegetarian Festival

    PHOTOS: Airbnb Airbnb’s tips to travelling well, eating clean and supporting local farming communities… Thailand’s Vegetarian Festival is one of the country’s largest and most colourful annual festivals attracting locals and international travellers each year. A festival about spirituality and food, at its core is the cleansing of mind and body – a common theme amongst travellers today

  • Power outage to hit parts of Karon

    Power outage to hit parts of Karon

    The Phuket Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) says they’re going to have scheduled blackouts in Karon on October 16.

  • Regular boat checks being enforced on Phuket

    Regular boat checks being enforced on Phuket

    Thailand’s Marine Department says it has assigned more officers to check boats at every port and pier on Phuket. It’s part of a campaign to tighten regulations for tourist boats and also improve marine security after the tragic boat accident that killed 46 Chinese tourists in July

  • UWC Thailand presents free screening of “SCREENAGERS”

    UWC Thailand presents free screening of “SCREENAGERS”

    In keeping with UWC Thailand’s (UWCT) commitment to helping students, parents and the wider community develop a ‘Good Heart, Balanced Mind, Healthy Body’, the school is hosting a complimentary showing of the internationally acclaimed film ‘ Screenagers ’ for families across Phuket on Friday, November 2 at 8:30am. In ‘Screenagers’, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Physician and filmmaker Dr. Delaney Ruston takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction.

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    Pakistani asylum seekers set to be deported

    Immigration police have rounded up 100 Pakistani asylum seekers who have overstayed their visas or lack any visa.

  • Thonglor Pet Hospital enters Phuket market

    Thonglor Pet Hospital enters Phuket market

    b y Kwanchai Rungfabaisarn Thonglor Pet Hospital has announced that it has bought a majority stake in a Phuket facility, marking the company’s expansion into the South.

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    AirAsia integrates AI to become a travel technology company

    b y The Star –  Asia News Network AirAsia is integrating Google Cloud’s machine learning and AI (artificial intelligence) technologies into every aspect of its business, as part of its transformation into a travel technology company. Speaking at the Google Cloud Next London event, AirAsia group CEO Tony Fernandes said, “It’s a huge mission, but we’ve never done anything easy.” “We are now in our next phase of development where we are expanding beyond air transport, and digitalising our operations and processes to become more efficient.” Google Cloud will allow AirAsia to make full use of the mountain of data it already owns, opening up opportunities for the carrier to build new businesses.