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  • BREAKING: NCPO relaxes ban on political activities

    BREAKING: NCPO relaxes ban on political activities

    The NCPO has announced that it will relax the political bans, restrictions and activities that had been issued since it took over the power four back in May 2014.

  • Change Thailand’s helmet culture

    Change Thailand’s helmet culture

    by Patrick Mattimore On a recent trip to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, I was struck by an interesting phenomenon traveling from the airport to my hotel.

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    Indonesia: Selamat Datang. Work here? Then learn the language.

    Living as an expat in south east asia has enough challenges, with paperwork, immigration demands, visas, visa runs, cultural differences. For businesspeople it can be increasingly demanding with requirements for ‘owning’ and running a business. Imagine, in Thailand, if having to learn the Thai language was an actual requirement.

  • Pattaya: Re-invented destination? Not everyone is convinced.

    Pattaya: Re-invented destination? Not everyone is convinced.

    PHOTO: Oriental Escape “Pattaya has reinvented itself for upscale travellers.” In recent years, Pattaya has been striving, perhaps even struggling, to show itself to be more of a upscale and family-orientated destination.

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    Chiang Mai: 100 times around the mountain – Doi Inthanon Cycle Ride

    Lersak Inchai, a 72 year old named as the first person ever to ride around Doi Inthanon 100 times. A 72 year old man has participated in, and completed,  his 100th Doi Inthanon cycle ride. Lersak Inchai, a 72 year old man and a former cyclist for Thailand’s national cycling team, has been marked as the first person ever to achieve 100 cycling round trips to Doi Inthanon mountain top

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    Bangkok: Short-staffed business are asking the government to relax the labour laws

    There are many occupations in Thailand that foreigners can’t do, with or without a work permit. But many Thai business owners say they’re battling to find Thai staff to work many jobs

  • Chiang Mai hoteliers say the licensing laws are ‘unjust’.

    Chiang Mai hoteliers say the licensing laws are ‘unjust’.

    PHOTO: www.delannahotel.com A few weeks ago a Hua Hin condo lost a court case when the judge ruled that the condominium was not allowed to rent out its rooms on a daily or weekly basis. This has big ramifications for websites and business models like AirBnB. Now the crackdowns are happening in Chiang Mai but local hoteliers believe the registration laws need updating.

  • Swedish DJ Avicii Dies After Illness

    Swedish DJ Avicii Dies After Illness

    Popular record producer and DJ Avicii died over the weekend after what appears to be a short illness, it has been reported. Avicii was found dead in a hotel room in Oman on April 20, 2018. No details were released about his death, but his publicist said: “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii.

  • Thailand’s zoo horrors captured by British photographer

    Thailand’s zoo horrors captured by British photographer

    PHOTO: Aaron Gekoski A British photographer has had a sickening series of photos published in thesun.co.uk after witnessing what he described as “a wildlife house of horrors”. 37 year old environmental photojournalist Aaron Gekoski says he witnessed the shows on a tour of Thailand’s zoos and will now campaign for more restrictions over the industry. In the article he claims… “Orangutans are shown being forced to fight in boxing rings with gloves strapped to their hands, an elephant performs tricks on a stone stage and then afterwards they are locked up with the others in hellish conditions”.

  • Southern power plant demonstrators vow to continue their protest in Bangkok

    Southern power plant demonstrators vow to continue their protest in Bangkok

    Opponents of coal-fired power plants have vowed to fight on after the Metropolitan Police designated a protest ban within a 50 metre radius of Government House, forcing the demonstrators to end their prolonged protest in front of the premises. Coal-fired power plant opposition groups yesterday insisted on their rights to stage peaceful protests and said they would appeal to the police against the order. They also vowed to carry on holding demonstrations in Bangkok until the government permanently cancels the Krabi and Thepa coal-fired power plant projects.