Artikel tagged “Asien”

  • No alcohol sales today – Makha Bucha Day, February 19

    No alcohol sales today – Makha Bucha Day, February 19

    The 24 hour ban on alcohol sales for Makha Bucha Day will remain in effect until midnight tonight. Makha Bucha is a sacred Buddhist holiday taken to refer to a day to honour the third lunar month and, in particular, the Buddha and the teachings that he delivered on the full moon day of the fourth lunar month.

  • Air quality for Thailand – February 18

    Air quality for Thailand – February 18

    Central Thailand Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution. Northern Thailand Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects

  • Why is Thailand so popular for medical tourists?

    Why is Thailand so popular for medical tourists?

    Considered to be one of the most popular destinations for contemporary medical tourism, Thailand continues to see a surge in patients seeking top quality, affordable care. From Bangkok to Chiang Mai and the beaches of Phuket, thousands visit annually, combining luxury travel with first-rate quality care, for the ultimate medical tourism holiday

  • Officials make arrests at three Pattaya hotels operating without licences

    Officials make arrests at three Pattaya hotels operating without licences

    PHOTOS: Sophon Cable TV Bang Lamung officials, along with protection services and the Pattaya tourist police, have raided four hotels in the Pattaya area.

  • Air quality for Thailand – February 7

    Air quality for Thailand – February 7

    Central Thailand Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.   Northern Thailand Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects. The general public is not likely to be affected.

  • South Korean arrested in Bangkok over fake lottery website

    South Korean arrested in Bangkok over fake lottery website

    PHOTO: Immigration Bureau A South Korean man has been arrested in Bangkok following an arrest alerted by Interpol for operating a fake lottery website. The Immigration Bureau say that the South Korean citizen, named SUNGHWA LEE, is the head of the gang that operated the fake lottery website

  • Hakeem Al-Araibi hobbles into court in leg irons – raises questions about his treatment in Thailand

    Hakeem Al-Araibi hobbles into court in leg irons – raises questions about his treatment in Thailand

    The Corrections Department says they are permitted by law to place leg irons on former-Bahraini-footballer-turned-Australian-refugee Hakeem Al-Araibi.

  • “Red buses are a rip-off. We’d rather use Grab or Uber” – Chiang Mai

    “Red buses are a rip-off. We’d rather use Grab or Uber” – Chiang Mai

    A poll among Thai tourists in Chiang Mai is giving a big preference to local Uber and Grab services and the thumbs down to the northern city’s notorious ‘Rot Daeng’ or red buses. The Mae Jo poll shows that 76% of Thai tourists want to see the red vehicles reined in. While 78% say they’d rather use Grab or Uber for their journeys when visiting Chiang Mai. There were 423 respondents to the poll between January 9 and 23

  • Security guard at Nong Khae Hospital steals wallet from dead man

    Security guard at Nong Khae Hospital steals wallet from dead man

    A daughter is alleging that her father was robbed by a security guard at the Nong Khae Hospital in Saraburi and left him for dead in the car park. It appears her father had a heart attack.  Saraburi is north of Bangkok

  • Top 10 most plastic polluted rivers in the world (2019)

    Top 10 most plastic polluted rivers in the world (2019)

    Would you believe that 90% of plastics in the ocean comes from just 10 rivers? 9 are located in Asia and one of them borders Thailand. So what are the most plastic polluted rivers in the world?