Artikel tagged “Asien”

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    Phuket Immigration wind up ‘Operation X-ray Outlaw Foreigner’ crackdown

    Phuket Immigration officers say they’re committed to the national crackdown called Operation X-ray Out Law Foreigner, especially on overstayers. As a show of force yesterday, more than 252 officers from the Phuket Immigration Office, the Royal Thai Army, the Royal Thai Navy, the Phuket Provincial Police, Highway Police, Tourist Police and Marine Police assembled at the Phuket City Police Station. The Chief of the Phuket Immigration Office, Col Kathathorn Kumthieng says, “During this month we have checked about 397 accommodations, including hotels, for ‘alien’ (foreigner) reporting.

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    ‘Monk’ tries some alternative enlightenment

    Thai Rath has shared a widely viewed CCTV clip featuring a man, apparently a monk, in saffron robes swinging a beer bottle at a man in a food market. The alleged monk appears to be holding a beer bottle. According to Thai Rath, the layman, believed to be a store-holder, confronted the monk asking why he was drinking beer in the market at 9am and not praying in the temple. The reporters even questioned whether the man was a real monk as his behavior was not befitting of a Buddhist monk.

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    Two hour chase for escaped suspect in Krabi

    Krabi Police took two hours to catch a suspect who successfully escaped whilst being prepared for a visit to court yesterday. The suspect is 20 year old Tanin Pueakkhwan from Krabi.

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    Chiang Rai’s Suwit Jaipom unveils charcoal portrait of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej

    PHOTOS: A Chiang Rai Artists, Suwit Jaipom, has unveiled a portrait of the late HM King Rama IX, that he has recently created to mark the second anniversary of King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s passing. At his studio in Ban Pang Lao in the capital district of Chiang Rai, Suwit Jaipom, the president of ArtBridge Chiang Rai and local artist, has created portraits of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. He also displayed his new work, a charcoal drawing of the late monarch.

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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!).

  • 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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    Thailand, third biggest medical tourism destination in the world

    In the process of shrugging off its reputation for cheap back-alley plastic surgeries, Thailand is quickly catching up to South Korea as the world’s prime destination for cosmetic surgeries and treatments. Home to 64 JCI-accredited medical facilities – three times more than Singapore and 6 times more than Malaysia. JCI is the industry standard in global healthcare, where facilities are benchmarked against US standards and practices.

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    Airport tips for cheapies – Bangkok

    Heading out of Bangkok and looking for a few financial short-cuts? Getting to the airport, Don Mueang or Suvarnabhumi, needs a bit of planning. To get to Don Muaeng from the Bangkok on time a taxi is probably going to be your best bet.

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    French trio admit to trying to scam their insurance company

    PHOTOS: New TV Police on Koh Samui report that three French tourists claimed that they were robbed at knife point by five Thai men on three motorcycles after they become lost. New TV reports that they claimed that everything was stolen from them and the thieves disappeared without a trace. But they’ve since been shown to have been lying for the purposes of an insurance scam and now face three years in jail for their deception.

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    Maya Bay coral “far from ready”

    by Pratch Rujivanrom The corals at Maya Bay are not strong enough yet to withstand the influx of visitors. This latest from the National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department (DNP) explaining reasons for the indefinite closure of the bay. Though the iconic tourist attraction in Krabi’s Had Nopparat Tara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park has been off limits for four months to facilitate coral reef restoration, there have been only slight signs of coral recovery, according to the assessment of experts at the site