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Non O (Multi Entry) No Longer Issued At Royal Thai Embassy In London – New Financial Requirements For Single Entry Tourist Visas (SETV)

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Non O (Multi Entry) No Longer Issued At Royal Thai Embassy In London – New Financial Requirements For Single Entry Tourist Visas (SETV)

Following the announcement earlier this month that visa applicants in the UK and Ireland now have to apply online, the Royal Thai Embassy in London has updated its website regarding the requirements for Single Entry Tourist Visas (SETV) and other Non-Immigrant Visas. Aside from applications now having to be made online, among the most notable changes…

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Khon Kaen Upgrades Local Restaurants With “Thai SELECT” Symbol

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Khon Kaen Upgrades Local Restaurants With “Thai SELECT” Symbol

 To realize the government’s goal of promoting Thai food to the world, the Ministry of Commerce has launched a campaign to improve standards and promote awareness and acceptance of Thai food flavours with Thai SELECT symbol, given to certified Thai restaurants in Thailand and abroad. Local restaurants in Khon Kaen have received the Thai SELECT…

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Thailand’s Road Carnage: Deaths Top 7,000 This Year

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Thailand’s Road Carnage: Deaths Top 7,000 This Year

Daily News reported that road deaths at the scene of accidents in the kingdom has now passed 7,000 in 2019. With 51 deaths on Monday the figure is now at 7,078 for the year. They cautioned that this is ONLY those that die at the scene. In reality the figure is much higher when all…

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Weatherman Warns Of Heavy Rains In Most Parts Of Thailand

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Weatherman Warns Of Heavy Rains In Most Parts Of Thailand

  The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) is forecasting more rain today (June 16th) due to a strengthening southwestern monsoon over the Andaman Sea and a low pressure cell covering northern Vietnam, predicting worsening conditions until June 21st as the southwestern monsoon will intensify while southeasterly winds prevail over the northeast.   Isolated heavy rains are forecast…

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Rock Star Raises Millions For Northeast Hospitals

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Rock Star Raises Millions For Northeast Hospitals

A charity run led by rock star Artiwara “Toon” Kongmalia has scored another success raising more than B40m for eight small hospitals in the Northeast. The latest marathon lasted two days over the past weekend and covered the 187-kilometre distance from Nong Khai to Khon Kaen. More than 20,000 people made donations as the runners…

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From ‘Sawadee’ To ‘Pad Thai’. Who Was Phibun?

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From ‘Sawadee’ To ‘Pad Thai’. Who Was Phibun?

Thai culture is ancient and one can even see evidence of its beautiful bronze-age civilisation in Ban Chiang, near Udon Thani in Isaan, Thailand’s lesser-visited north-east region. But not everything in Thai culture is quite so old. In fact, some major things closely associated with Thailand are relatively recent — and all of them are…

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Immigration Crackdown Sees Thousands Arrested In Northeast Thailand

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Immigration Crackdown Sees Thousands Arrested In Northeast Thailand

More than two thousand foreigners and Thais have been arrested as part of a two week crackdown by Immigration Police in Isaan.   Pol Maj Gen Natthawat Karndee, who heads Immigration Division 4 in northeast Thailand told reporters on Saturday that his officers had arrested a total of 2,274 people during the crackdown which took…

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No More Smoking In Public In Thailand

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No More Smoking In Public In Thailand

Smokers heading outside the front of buildings in Thailand for a quick cigarette will soon be a thing of the past. New laws have been enacted that will shortly come into force. New regulations have been issued by the Department of Public Health which will force smokers to stay well away from public buildings and…

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Khon Kaen Villagers Swear By ‘Miracle Powers’ Of Plastic Healing Card

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Khon Kaen Villagers Swear By ‘Miracle Powers’ Of Plastic Healing Card

  Local residents in northeastern Khon Kaen province are rushing to buy a plastic card they believe has miraculous powers to soothe body pain.   The card is proving a big hit in Ban Saladin, Ubonrat district, where people are eager to pay the Bt1,100-Bt1,500 asking price in exchange for the promise of relief from…

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Udon Thani Joins Rocker Toon Bodyslam’s Charity Run Raising Funds For 8 Northeastern Hospitals

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The charity run “Kao Khon La Kao” by a famous singer Toon Bodyslam will be taking place again on 15-16 June as relay runs from Nong Khai trough Udon Thani to Khon Kaen, with a total distance of 176 kilometers. the charity run is aimed to raise donations for medical equipment purchases at 8 hospitals…

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