Archive For 16th February 2019

Why Is Thailand So Popular For Medical Tourists?

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Why Is Thailand So Popular For Medical Tourists?

Considered to be one of the most popular destinations for contemporary medical tourism, Thailand continues to see a surge in patients seeking top quality, affordable care. From Bangkok to Chiang Mai and the beaches of Phuket, thousands visit annually, combining luxury travel with first-rate quality care, for the ultimate medical tourism holiday.   It appears…

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Plan To Ban Alcohol On Thai New Year

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Plan To Ban Alcohol On Thai New Year

No alcoholic beverages will be sold on April 13, the traditional Thai New Year, if the Alcohol Control Committee’s (ACC) proposal is approved.   The ACC passed a resolution to ban the sale of alcoholic drinks on the national holiday, but it will have to get the green light from the Alcohol Policy Committee before…

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Workers Call for B360 Daily Minimum Wage

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Workers Call for B360 Daily Minimum Wage

As labourers called for the daily minimum wage of Bt360 nationwide, Ministry of Labour permanent secretary Jarin Chakkaphark on Thursday said that the Central Wage Committee will set the new rate before March 30, to become effective from April 1. Call for increase in minimum wage All the provincial wage committees have already submitted their…

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Alcohol Sales Prohibited On Makha Bucha Day – Tuesday 19 February

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Alcohol Sales Prohibited On Makha Bucha Day – Tuesday 19 February

All government offices will be closed this coming Tuesday (Feb 19) as Thais all across the country celebrate Makha Bucha day. The sale of alcohol is banned by law on this day.     Makha Bucha is a Buddhist holiday which takes place annually on the night of the full moon during the third lunar month…

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New Electric Ferries To Ply The ‘Venice Of The East’ In Bangkok

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New Electric Ferries To Ply The ‘Venice Of The East’ In Bangkok

A 1 billion baht project is under consideration to transform Bangkok into the “Venice of the East” (again?) and help ease the city’s air pollution problems.The project for electric-powered ferries to ply the Chao Phraya is backed by Energy Absolute, a Thai alternative energy technology provider, which yesterday said it will work with the Marine…

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Thailand To Launch New 10 Year Multiple Entry Visa For Over 50s

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Thailand To Launch New 10 Year Multiple Entry Visa For Over 50s

Thailand to launch new 10 year multiple entry visa for over 50’s.   Foreigners in Thailand will soon be able to apply for a 10-year visa. First proposed in November 2016 as a way to promote Thailand as a medical and wellness hub, Thaivisa understands the 10-year visa was this week formally approved by the…

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Thailand Is Still Among The Most Affordable Destinations For Expat Retirees

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Thailand is one of the most affordable destinations in the world for expat retirees, according to International Living’s Annual Global Retirement Index 2019. Thailand finished in 3rd place, with a score of 94 points out of 100, behind Cambodia (1st) and Vietnam (2nd) in the Cost of Living Ccategory, with the Land of Smiles, finishing in 9th…

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