Artikel tagged “Bangkok”

  • British Embassy Bangkok to stop certification of income letters

    British Embassy Bangkok to stop certification of income letters

    NOTICE FROM BRITISH EMBASSY From January 1,2019, the British Embassy Bangkok will no longer be providing British Nationals with letters confirming their income. This letter has previously served as a supporting document for obtaining a Thai retirement or marriage visa.

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    Event Round-Up – October

    by Paul Poole – The Sponsorship Experts The end of the Buddhist Rains Retreat or Buddhist Lent is marked in October with a range of religious ceremonies across the country.

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    Two Vietnamese return to the scene of the crime and get arrested

    Two Vietnamese men have been arrested at a Bangkok shopping mall for allegedly pickpocketing a German tourist and stealing 2,300 Euro (87,000 baht) back in July. Police said the two men, aged 38 and 36, were arrested while apparently looking for more easy targets at the Terminal 21 shopping mall in Bangkok’s Vadhana district. The two have been accused of pickpocketing a German tourist at the mall on July 13.

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    Thai public hospital system under stress

    Public Health Ministry permanent secretary Dr Sukhum Kanchanapimai yesterday admitted that the country’s hospitals were overwhelmed, following an outspoken doctor’s comments that the system was “close to collapse”. Sukhum told a press conference in Nonthaburi province yesterday that crowded conditions were a reality and the bed occupation rate in many big hospitals was beyond full capacity. To tackle this long-standing issue of crowding in hospitals, the ministry says it’s developing ideas to lessen the problems, including creating healthcare zones for better management and service arrangements

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    Bangkok and Phuket on the list of the World’s ‘Top City For Visitor Spending’

    According to Mastercard’s annual Destination Cities Index, Bangkok has earned the position as the world’s most visited tourist destination once again in 2017. Phuket also got into the Top 10 list of tourist money magnets. The Thai capital attracted over 20 million visitors over the past year, more than both London (19.83 million) and Paris (17.44 million).

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    Road racing motorbikes collide in Bangkok – one dead, one injured

    A motorcyclist has been killed and another injured when their bikes, which a witness said were racing on a Bangkok road, grazed each other early this morning. The incident happened on Sukhaphibal 5 road in Bangkok’s Bang Khen district. Police said 26 year old Yospol Aksorn died of serious head injuries after he was thrown from his black Honda CBR motorcycle

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    Thai Airways plans to buy 23 new aircraft to reverse hemorrhaging bottomline

    The national carrier is hemorrhaging billions of dollars as yet another strategy is cobbled together to try and reverse the decline in sales and passenger numbers. Thai Airways International must revamp its business strategy and quickly finalise a multibillion-baht plan to buy new jetliners in order to tackle chronic losses, says deputy premier Somkid Jatusripitak. Thai, which reported a net loss of 3.08 billion baht in the second quarter of this year due to higher fuel costs and increased competition, has been given three months to review its 100 billion baht buying spree of 23 new jetliners.

  • Man arrested for alleged attempted rape of nine year old girl

    Man arrested for alleged attempted rape of nine year old girl

    by Kornkamon Aksorndech and Supachai Phetchthewee Police have arrested a motorcycle taxi driver for allegedly luring a nine year old girl into a Bangkok temple toilet yesterday in an attempt to rape her.

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    MP numbers being shuffled around in lead up to Thai election

    Some of Thailand’s key political parties are set to see a significant reduction in MPs after new regulations were issued reducing the number of constituency candidates. For instance, Pheu Thai Party’s strongholds – the North and the Northeast – will lose 13 seats in Parliament, while the Democrat Party could lose six MPs, as the number of seats in the South and Bangkok has been reduced by three each. Political analyst Stithorn Thananithichot said no parties were gaining an upper hand at this stage, adding that the impact of gerrymandering would only surface once the exact electoral boundaries are drawn

  • Railway traveller intercepted by police in Hua Hin, allegedly delivering drugs

    Railway traveller intercepted by police in Hua Hin, allegedly delivering drugs

    FILE PHOTO A man from Nakhon Si Thammarat was arrested last night (Friday) at the Hua Hin railway station aboard a train heading for the southern border town of Sungai Golok.