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    Police make two arrests over travel scams

    The owner of a Thai tour company has been arrested for deceiving 33 tourists left abandoned in Osaka, Japan last February. Tourist Police deputy chief Pol Maj Gen Surachet Hakpal says that 35 year old Sonthaya Phosri had been arrested the day before under a warrant issued by the Thonburi district court.

  • Hainan Island: 30 day visa-free for 59 countries starting May 1

    Hainan Island: 30 day visa-free for 59 countries starting May 1

    China will adopt a new 30 day visa-free policy in Hainan province (Hainan Island, south west of Hong Kong) for people from 59 countries starting May 1, in an attempt to lure more tourists to the southernmost province. Hainan has been trying to tempt travellers away from the popular south east asian tropical hot spots to the south China island with massive infrastructure spending, a cavalcade of big media events and big budget promotion.

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    The Blue Horizon World Corporate Golf Challenge 2018 qualifying series in Phuket is now complete

    The Blue Horizon World Corporate Golf Challenge 2018 qualifying series is now complete with Qualifier 6 in Phuket. A solid field of 24 teams arrived at Laguna Golf Phuket with hopes of taking one of the final 3 spots in the final at the end of April.

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    National drug crackdown nets drugs worth 320 million baht

    Police seized a large haul of narcotics with a street value of 320 million baht from 101 suspects in 88 drug busts during March 28-April 17. The crime-suppression operations overlapped the Songkran holidays, deputy national police chief Pol General Chalermkiat Srivorakhan told a press conference in Bangkok yesterday (Tuesday). Besides confiscating 255 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, over 170,000 methamphetamine pills, 54kg of heroin, 110kg of krathom leaves and 745 esctasy pills, police also seized 11.3 million baht of assets belonging to the suspects

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    TropOut is back in Phuket

    TropOut – the stylish international gay beach festival – is returning to Phuket from April  15 – 22 .

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    Songkran checkpoints launched in Phuket

    The Road and Marine Accident Protection and Reduction Centre for the 2018 Songkran Festival was launched by Phuket’s Governor Norapat Plodthong.

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    Royal commemoration at Chulalongkorn University

    Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn today (Thursday) presided over a merit-making ceremony at Maha Chulalongkorn building of the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University. The ceremony was held to make merit for previous lecturers who taught the Pali and Sanskrit languages

  • Songkran Day One: 2,700 charged for drunk driving

    Songkran Day One: 2,700 charged for drunk driving

    Songkran’s Seven Days of Danger is only into its second day  (Thursday) and police have already nabbed nearly 3,000 motorists for drunk driving. A Government spokeswoman said this morning that 156 vehicles were seized Wednesday and 2,716 motorcyclists and other drivers were charged with drunk driving

  • 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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    Rayong supercharged by China’s ‘Belt and Road’

    FILE PHOTO: U-Tapao Airport Bill Barnett from c9hotelworks.com reports… China’s massive outward bound economic expansion is now experiencing a massive impact on Thailand’s enormous infrastructure initiative, the EEC (Eastern Economic Corridor). A clear example of this is in the country’s Rayong province, which last year hosted 7 million visitors.