Archive For 30th April 2019

Royal Plaques, Seal Of State Ready For King’s Coronation

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Royal Plaques, Seal Of State Ready For King’s Coronation

An historic royal ceremony took place at the Emerald Buddha Temple yesterday for the inscription of two royal golden plaques and the engraving of the Royal Seal of State. One of the plaques carries the name of HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn, while the other carries his birth horoscope. These plaques together with the Royal Seal…

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Year’s First Rabies Death Prompts Warnings

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Year’s First Rabies Death Prompts Warnings

Safety guidelines have been issued after a 32-year-old man in Surin became the first person this year to die of rabies. Disease Control Department director-general Dr Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai did not reveal the name of the man who was bitten by a stray dog in November, after which he failed to seek an anti-rabies vaccination. he…

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In Love With The Lottery – The Thai Obsession With The National Lottery

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In Love With The Lottery – The Thai Obsession With The National Lottery

Thais love their national lottery. On the first and sixteenth of each month the lottery numbers are announced and people’s favourite numbers either come up, or they don’t – usually not.   You will see the lottery ticket vendors either on the pavement or wandering through restaurants selling a once in a lifetime dream of…

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Check Your Shoes! Baby Snakes Could Be Lurking Inside!

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Check Your Shoes! Baby Snakes Could Be Lurking Inside!

Thais have been urged to check their footwear after a baby cobra was found lurking in a child’s shoe.   The very hot weather in Thailand at the moment means that animals such as snakes are trying to find anywhere for a bit of cool shade.   Jakchai Banyensakul went on Facebook to say it…

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How An Unlikely Household Item Is Fixing The Coral Reef At Thailand’s Most Famous Beach

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How An Unlikely Household Item Is Fixing The Coral Reef At Thailand’s Most Famous Beach

Scientists have come up with an unlikely way to restore marine life to a Thai beach that’s been ravaged by overtourism: superglue. Maya Bay, a small cove made famous by Leonardo DiCaprio’s blockbuster The Beach in 2000, was closed indefinitely  last October after buckling under the pressure of up to 5,000 visitors a day, all of…

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Adobe Makes Filling In Forms A Breeze With Its New Fill & Sign App

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Adobe Makes Filling In Forms A Breeze With Its New Fill & Sign App

Completing and signing digital forms are common practice in the Thailand 4.0 era and Adobe is making inclusion in the digital economy ever easier with the launch of its Fill & Sign app.   The free app from Adobe lets you fill in, sign, and send any form fast. You can even snap a picture…

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Thailand Sees Rare But Significant Drop In Tourist Arrivals

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Thailand Sees Rare But Significant Drop In Tourist Arrivals

Thailand’s tourism industry is facing one of its biggest challenges in recent years as newly released data shows a significant decline in both the number of tourist arrivals and spending. According to official data compiled by Bloomberg. the number of foreign tourists visiting Thailand fell by 3.5 million in March, a decline of 0.7 percent from…

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Thai Baht Lowest Since January

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Thai Baht Lowest Since January

The Thai baht has been Asia’s best-performing currency during Q1, 2019. But things appear to be losing momentum as the baht falls to its lowest since January. The Thai baht weakened to as low as 32.035 per dollar, the lowest level since January 10th and falling through the psychological support of 32 baht in the…

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Police Hunt Murdered Khon Kaen Woman’s Boyfriend

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Police Hunt Murdered Khon Kaen Woman’s Boyfriend

Police are hunting the boyfriend of a 22-year-old woman whose decomposed body with tattoos on both arms was found in a river in Khon Kaen’s Muang district on Wednesday. On Thursday morning relatives confirmed the body was Nam Pong district resident Patcha Poungsuk, who went missing this week. A gunshot wound was found in her…

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Man Unleashes Snakes At Ratchaprasong Intersection

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Man Unleashes Snakes At Ratchaprasong Intersection

A man parked his brand new Mercedes-Benz in the middle of the busy Ratchaprasong intersection on Wednesday evening, dropped a bag of cobras on the street and also cut himself with a long knife.   The man held the snakes and walked towards bystanders who fled the scene in shock, including a traffic policeman. Some…

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