Archive For 31st January 2019

Final Day Of King’s Coronation Declared National Holiday

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Final Day Of King’s Coronation Declared National Holiday

The final day of His Majesty the King’s three-day coronation ceremony will be observed as a national holiday.   The interim cabinet Monday declared that May 6 will be a national holiday, effectively resuming a holiday that had been celebrated on May 5 since King Bhumibol, the monarch’s father, ascended to the throne that day…

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Govt Urged To Move People From High-Salt Diets

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Govt Urged To Move People From High-Salt Diets

More than 22 million Thais suffer from ailments due to salt and sodium consumption and each year 20,000 of them die from one of four main related diseases, costing the country huge losses estimated at B98.9 m each year. Academics and health advocates are therefore calling on the government to impose a tax on high-sodium…

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Back To School For The Elderly In Hua Hin

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Back To School For The Elderly In Hua Hin

Hundreds OF elderly residents in Prachuap Khiri Khan’s district of Hua Hin reported at a special college yesterday, ready for classes in school uniforms. They have enrolled in the School for the Elderly College for the Sweet Generation, and will take classes in legal knowledge, vocational training, basics about contacting government agencies, dhamma and the…

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Bangkok Smog: 50 Drones To Be Launched Spraying Molasses To Relieve Smog

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Bangkok Smog: 50 Drones To Be Launched Spraying Molasses To Relieve Smog

Bangkok is preparing to launch 50 drones tomorrow for spraying water in the skies over the capital. The water will contain molasses to aid in the attachment to smog particles.   The Thai News Agency is reporting that Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang says they have contacted a drone club in Nakhon Ratchasima to get 50…

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Flight Delays Warning For Don Mueang Airport This Week

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Flight Delays Warning For Don Mueang Airport This Week

Aeronautical Radio of Thailand (Aerothai) has warned of 30-45 minute-delays to flights in and out of Don Mueang airport during runway maintenance from Tuesday to Friday.     Aerothai president Somnuk Rongthong said on Monday that Airports of Thailand Plc would close a 200-metre-long section at the northern end of the airport’s western runway from Jan…

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Thousands Bid Tearful Farewell To Monk Luang Phor Koon

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Thousands Bid Tearful Farewell To Monk Luang Phor Koon

Thousands of people paid their final respects to one of the country’s most revered monks, Luang Phor Koon Parisuttho, on front of his elaborate crematorium in Khon Kaen province last night.   Also known as Phra Thep Witthayakhom, he passed away at age 92 on May 16, 2015 and, in accordance with his written will,…

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White Chedi To Serve As Memorial In Khon Kaen To Revered Monk

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White Chedi To Serve As Memorial In Khon Kaen To Revered Monk

A white chedi in Thai-Lao architectural style and resting on an octagonal platform – signifying the much-revered Luang Phor Koon Parisuttho’s simplicity, humility, purity and graciousness – will soon be built as a memorial atop his temporary crematorium at Buddhamonton Isan in Khon Kaen’s Muang district.     The chedi with four arch entrances, standing…

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Road Carnage Continues Unabated As Most Die In A Single Day Since New Year

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Road Carnage Continues Unabated As Most Die In A Single Day Since New Year

Daily News reported that 68 people died at the scene of road accidents in Thailand on Monday.     According to their figures it was the worst single day death toll since the so called deadly days of New Year. They reported that 1,294 people have died in Thai road accidents since the start of…

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Vientiane Visa Questions And Answers

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Vientiane Visa Questions And Answers

The following information has been provided by the Royal Thai Embassy Vientiane regarding new arrangements associated with Visa applications.

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Half Of Thai Parents Wear Helmets – But Only One In 14 Bother To Give Them To Their Kids

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Half Of Thai Parents Wear Helmets – But Only One In 14 Bother To Give Them To Their Kids

It has been revealed that only one in fourteen children who ride motorcycles with their parents are given helmets to wear.   While parents on average wear helmets 46% of the time their kids are only kitted out 7% of the time. A leading safety expert has said that this behavior has to change if…

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