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  • Songkran storms on the way for the Northern and Central regions

    Songkran storms on the way for the Northern and Central regions

    Songkran is the time to farewell the hot season and welcome in the forthcoming wet season but the actual weather is wasting no time getting in on the celebrations.

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    Confidence riding high – Thai economy continues to surpass forecasts

    Confidence is riding high according to the Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking. They report that the private sector remains confident about Thailand’s economic growth of 4.5% being maintained as exports and tourism continue to rise. But the Committee warns that the private sector is being spooked by potential fall out from the ramping up of trade disputes between China, the US and Europe.

  • Thai disability sailing gets a boost

    Thai disability sailing gets a boost

    In exciting news for the disabled sailing community worldwide, the SV14 organisation are proud to announce that FarEast Yachts will produce the SV14 at their production base in China and in a remarkable offer, will supply the first one thousand SV14’s at a subsidized price of US$ 3,000 for the base boat ex works Shanghai. FarEast Yachts have also agreed to keep this price fixed until the end of 2019 after which the price correction will be no more than the material cost, and capped at the official inflation rate as published for the People’s Republic of China. “This is an unprecedented development none of us saw coming”, says Mr

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    Thai disabled sailing gets a boost

    In exciting news for the disabled sailing community worldwide, the SV14 organization are proud to announce that FarEast Yachts will produce the SV14 at their production base in China and in a remarkable offer, will supply the first one thousand SV14’s at a subsidized price of US$ 3,000 for the base boat ex works Shanghai.

  • ‘Freak storms’ on the way – Thai Meteorological Department

    ‘Freak storms’ on the way – Thai Meteorological Department

    The Thai Meteorological Department has issued a warning of freak storms in regions of the country until Friday, with the possibility of hail storms in some parts of the northern and northeastern regions. They say the ‘freak storms’ would be attributable to strong high pressure from China which is moving southward to cover the Northeast and the South China Sea from today

  • Cobra Gold skews military focus away from China

    Cobra Gold skews military focus away from China

    By Wasamon Audjarint Against the background of China’s increasing power and assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific, the United States is seeking to intensify Cobra Gold, the largest regional joint military exercise, that is annually hosted by Thailand. “I believe that Cobra Gold should look for ways to increase the complexity and scope of the exercise every year because we work closely with Thai allies in military space,” ADM Harry Harris, Commander to the US Pacific Command, told reporters at the Defence Ministry on Thursday.

  • The final search – ‘Ocean Infinity’ looks for MH370

    The final search – ‘Ocean Infinity’ looks for MH370

    An oceanographer from Australia’s national science agency CSIRO is expressing optimism that missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will be found within a month after a new search effort kicked off last week. The private company Ocean Infinity has begun its contribution to the search for MH370, the single largest in aviation history. The flight disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014 with 239 people on board.

  • Tropical storm ‘Tembin’ weakens but rain still forecast for the weekend

    Tropical storm ‘Tembin’ weakens but rain still forecast for the weekend

    Storm Tembin has been weakened by cold wind, but is still causing heavy rain along the east coast of the southern region and rough sea conditions in the Gulf of Thailand, while cool weather and light rain covered the rest of the country. The Meteorological Department issued a weather update today stating that Tembin had degraded into a low-pressure area covering the Gulf of Thailand by Tuesday afternoon. However, the department still warned the people in the South to expect heavy rain

  • Phuketathon – 9,600 runners competing next weekend

    Phuketathon – 9,600 runners competing next weekend

    The exciting running event – marketing itself as ‘Asia’s major running festival’ – Phukethon 2017, is being held on December 8-10 with plenty of running categories from fun run to full marathon at Sapan Hin Park. The event’s director of competition from Move Asia, Boonperm Intanapasat, says that there will be 3 distances – 42.19km full marathon, 21.1km half marathon and a 10km mini marathon. “Each distance is located on challenging routes, especially the full marathon that includes a 20-25 degree slope in one part

  • Bike crash kills a Chinese tourist instantly

    Bike crash kills a Chinese tourist instantly

    At about 2 am this morning (November 1), Phuket police got a report of a bike crash on Chaofa East Road, just before the Dowroong Wittaya School intersection, where an Asian woman died instantly. At the scene, police found the damaged motorbike on the street with the rider, 31 year old Zhang Qimei, a tourist from China who appears to have lost control when turning at a curve and hit an electric pole. Her body was sent to Vachira Phuket Hospital for an autopsy and the Consulate contacted