Archive For 28th February 2019

Frenchwoman Deported For Vaping

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Frenchwoman Deported For Vaping

Karon police have responded to complaints made by a French tourist who was apprehended in Karon for possession of an e-cigarette. Deported for using e-cigarette Cecilia Cornu, 31, was in Phuket for a family holiday in January and was caught by Karon police holding an e-cigarette on Jan 30 whilst on a scooter with her…

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Thai Temporarily Cancels Flights To Europe After Pakistan Closes Airspace

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Thai Temporarily Cancels Flights To Europe After Pakistan Closes Airspace

Thai Airways International on Wednesday announced cancellation of all flights to and from Paristan and Europe after Pakistan closed its airspace amid rising tensions with India.   The flights cancelled on Wednesday night were TG341 and TG342 on the Bangkok-Karachi-Bangkok route, the TG345 and TG 346 Bangkok-Lahore-Bangkok flights and TG349 and TG350 Bangkok-Islamabad-Bangkok flights. THAI…

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For Better Or Worse? Expats Think Thailand Is Going Down The Pan, Poll

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For Better Or Worse? Expats Think Thailand Is Going Down The Pan, Poll

A poll conducted by Thaivisa has shown that three quarters of people think expatriate life will be worse in five years than it is now. Expats in Thailand   Only 24% held out hope that life for expats would actually improve by 2024.   Facebook users were asked the simple question in the straw poll:…

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Public Urged To Observe ‘Hygienic Way Of Life’ To Avoid Illness During High Heat This Summer

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Public Urged To Observe ‘Hygienic Way Of Life’ To Avoid Illness During High Heat This Summer

With particularly high temperatures predicted this summer, the Disease Control Department has warned the public about the danger of five food- and water-borne diseases, including diarrhoea.     It recommends that people observe a hygienic way of life through “Kin Ron” (eating hot meals), “Chon Klang” (using a serving spoon) and “Lang Meua” (washing hands),…

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Points system for traffic offences passes NLR – foreigners renting to get fines in the post

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Points system for traffic offences passes NLR – foreigners renting to get fines in the post

Changes to old traffic regulations dating back to 1979 have been passed by the National Legislative Assembly. Points system to be introduced Police will have the power to confiscate vehicles used by drunks.   Foreigners renting vehicles can expect to get fines through the post or by electronic means.   Sanook reported that the decision…

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Khon Kaen Extends Rainmaking Operation Period

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Khon Kaen Extends Rainmaking Operation Period

The Northeastern Royal Rainmaking Operation Center has extended the royal rainmaking operation period to reduce air pollution from February 10th to 15th, 2019, to the end of this month. Rain making operation The Director of the Northeastern Royal Rainmaking Operation Center, Wassana Wongrat, said the Department of Royal Rainmaking and Agricultural Aviation (DRRAA) had set…

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Phuket Tourist Decides Hotel Awning More Comfortable Than His Room

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Phuket Tourist Decides Hotel Awning More Comfortable Than His Room

The Phuket Tourist Police have been notified that a tourist had jumped from a building in Rawai and ended up on a steel awning covering the bottom floor today. But that wasn’t, in fact, what had happened. The local Tourist Police say the owner of the building told staff at the Tourist Assistance Centre that…

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Thai Baht Surges Against Weakening US Dollar

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Thai Baht Surges Against Weakening US Dollar

Thai Baht surges against weakening US dollar. Surging Baht   The Thai baht is soaring to its highest level against the US dollar in more than half a decade. Analysts are expecting the Thai currency to continue marching past the 31 baht to the US dollar mark. Currency experts believe the baht’s strength could be…

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FAA Lists 26 Flaws In Thailand’s Aviation Standards That Need Rectification

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FAA Lists 26 Flaws In Thailand’s Aviation Standards That Need Rectification

FAA lists 26 flaws in Thailand’s aviation standards that need rectification. The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has identified 26 flaws in Thailand’s aviation standards during its recent inspection and has recommended that they are rectified if Thailand is to regain Category One status. Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand director Mr Chula Sukmanop said that…

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Makhu Bucha Celebrations Across The Country

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Makhu Bucha Celebrations Across The Country

Devout Buddhists across the country attended merit-making events to mark Makha Bucha Day on Tuesday. Nakhon Si Thammarat Bangkok Governor Pol General Aswin Kwanmuang led officials and the public to offer morning alms to 68 monks at Khon Muang Plaza in front of City Hall, while various temples also organised a ritual of solemn candlelight…

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