• 15 Dec 2019

    Thailand’s Countdown To Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags

      The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is encouraging people to cut down on the single use of plastic materials and has disclosed the results of Suan Dusit Poll’s survey on the ...

  • 13 Dec 2019

    Thai Massage Recognized By UNESCO

      Thai massage or “nuad Thai”, which has already gained global recognition, has now been added to UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list at their meeting, currently being held in Bogota, ...

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  • Thailand’s Countdown To Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags

      The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is encouraging people to cut down on the single use of plastic materials and has disclosed the results of Suan Dusit Poll’s survey on the banning of single-use plastic bags in 2020.   The survey was conducted on over 2,000 respondents nationwide. According to the survey, 90...

  • Thai Massage Recognized By UNESCO

      Thai massage or “nuad Thai”, which has already gained global recognition, has now been added to UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list at their meeting, currently being held in Bogota, the capital of Columbia.   A Thai delegate at the UNESCO meeting said that the addition of Thai traditional massage to the list practices is...

  • Thailand Earns Global Praise For Tobacco Plain Packaging

      New plain cigarette packages are compulsory for smokes from Dec 9. (Photo from Department of Disease Control website) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has commended Thailand for its strong tobacco control policy following the roll-out of plain cigarette packaging on Monday this week. Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoenchai, chief of the Department of Disease Control, said on...

  • New Speed Limit For Private Cars On Trial On Three Highways

      A new trial speed limit of up to 120kph for private cars has been imposed on three highways, namely Asian, Pahonyothin and Mitraparb (Friendship), since Monday.   According to Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob, the increased speed limit is on a trial basis on the Asian Highway, from Bang Pa-in in Ayutthaya to Nakhon Sawan,...

  • Go Fast Not Slow!: Thailand’s Speed Limit Set To Be Raised From 90 To 120 kmph

    The speed limit for cars on many of Thailand’s roads is set to be raised from 90 to 120 kilometers per hour.   And motorists are soon going to face prosecution for going too slow.   Transport minister Saksayam Chidchob – whose family own a racetrack – is pressing ahead with the controversial plans.  ...