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

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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…

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Thai Massage Recognized By UNESCO

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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…

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Thailand Earns Global Praise For Tobacco Plain Packaging

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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…

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New Speed Limit For Private Cars On Trial On Three Highways

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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,…

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

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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.  …

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Cold Front To Lower Temperatures Until January

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A cold front from China which has brought down the mercury across Thailand’s upper regions will continue to affect temperatures in the North and Northeast until next month, the Meteorology Department said on Sunday. According to the department, temperatures in the North and Northeast will drop by 1-3 degrees Celsius (°C) over the next few…

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Thailand Sees First Case Of Pneumonia From e-Cigarettes

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Thailand Sees First Case Of Pneumonia From e-Cigarettes

  E-cigarettes have been blamed for breathing problems in a 48-year-old male patient admitted to a private hospital, Dr Asadang Ruaycharin, deputy director-general and a spokesman for the Department of Disease Control, said December 7.   The man told doctors he had started to smoke e-cigarettes containing marijuana on November 3 and soon developed shortness…

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Safety On Point: Demerit Point Penalties For Traffic Violations To Start

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Safety On Point: Demerit Point Penalties For Traffic Violations To Start

Phuket Provincial Police Deputy Commander Col Phakin Na-ranong, who also serves as the island’s Traffic Police Chief, has confirmed that the points-based system of penalties for those caught breaking traffic laws will begin nationwide on Dec 19. A police officer checks a motorcycle rider’s driver’s licence in Patong this week. Photo: Tanyaluk Sakoot  The move…

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Weatherman Predicts Coldest Period From December 7-9

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Weatherman Predicts Coldest Period From December 7-9

  Most parts of Thailand are forecast to experience cool weather this weekend, when temperatures in the North and Northeast are forecast to drop to between 6oC and 12oC and as low as 1oC on mountain tops due to an intense cold front now looming over Thailand.   Temperatures in Bangkok and its suburbs, as…

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Stunning! Thailand Cheapest Place For Medicines In The World, Says Survey

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Stunning! Thailand Cheapest Place For Medicines In The World, Says Survey

  Sanook reported that it was “stunning” that Thailand has been named as the cheapest place to buy medicines in the world according to an online survey.   America is the most expensive by far.   Female contraceptives and HIV medication are among the cheapest individual medicines.   Fifty countries were surveyed in the MEDBELLE “2019…

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