Archive For 24th September 2019

5 Most Common Thai Street Food Dishes With E.coli

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5 Most Common Thai Street Food Dishes With E.coli

One of Thailand’s most exciting highlights are the street food stalls that line every corner and in front of every 7/11 no matter where you are. Streetfood is usually extremely cheap starting from 30 THB or about 1 USD. Food is usually made fresh, making consumers feel a certain level of safety from seeing the…

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Upper Thailand Warned Of Plunge In Temperature, Heavy Downpours

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Upper Thailand Warned Of Plunge In Temperature, Heavy Downpours

  Residents of the North and Northeast were warned by the Meteorological Department to brace themselves for a sharp drop in temperature and heavy downpours from today (Thursday) to Sunday.   In its first urgent warning about the drop in temperature issued Wednesday, the department said a monsoon trough will move across the lower North,…

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Good News! Thailand To Scrap TM6 Cards, Launch New Mobile App For TM30 Reporting

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Good News! Thailand To Scrap TM6 Cards, Launch New Mobile App For TM30 Reporting

  Thailand is to scrap the TM6 arrival and departure card for foreign tourists.   Speaking at an event in Bangkok on Tuesday evening, Dr Kobsak Pootrakool from the Prime Minister’s Office said the TM6 card is set to be phased out, while a new app will be launched for TM30 reporting, according to Khaosod…

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Anti-Corruption Network Calls On Khon Kaen Governor To Suspend Payment To Organisers Of Mor Lam Festival

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Anti-Corruption Network Calls On Khon Kaen Governor To Suspend Payment To Organisers Of Mor Lam Festival

File Photo   The president of the Citizen’s Anti-Corruption Network Khon Kaen urged the provincial governor to suspend payment to the organisers of Mor Lam Carnival 2019, which took place between September 6 and 8, amid an investigation into alleged irregularities in the spending of the hefty Bt27.4-million budget.   If the network’s request is…

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Compulsory Insurance Shelved: Ministry Don’t Want To Spook Tourists At Sensitive Time

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Compulsory Insurance Shelved: Ministry Don’t  Want To Spook Tourists At Sensitive Time

Picture: Bangkok Biz News   A representative of the Thai Ministry for Tourism and Sports has told the Thai media that plans to make visitors to Thailand to take out insurance  have been put on the back burner.   Chote Trachu told Bangkok Biz News that ministerial proposals made in May of this year would have to…

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Thais Allowed Six Cannabis Plants Per Household Under Draft Law

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Thais Allowed Six Cannabis Plants Per Household Under Draft Law

FILE PHOTO: A man drives his motorbike near an election campaign poster in Bangkok, Thailand February 15, 2019. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/File Photo   BANGKOK (Reuters) – A party in Thailand’s ruling coalition has proposed a draft law that would allow Thais to grow a limited amount of cannabis at home, less than a year after…

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Good News Coming For Expats Regarding 90 Day Reporting – TM 28 And TM 30 Being Discussed Friday

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Good News Coming For Expats Regarding 90 Day Reporting – TM 28 And TM 30 Being Discussed Friday

Picture: Daily News   Thai media has reported that foreigners will be happy with a new online application for ninety day reporting or TM 47.   They said that the app will be convenient, fast and safe.   Daily News based their brief story on comments made on the Facebook page of Dr Kobsak Pootrakool…

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Incoming Baggage To Be X-rayed At Suvarnabhumi By Next Year: Customs

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Incoming Baggage To Be X-rayed At Suvarnabhumi By Next Year: Customs

  The Customs Department will by year end complete installation of 23 x-ray machines above the baggage carousels at Suvarnabhumi Airport in a move to improve the efficiency of security checks of luggage of inbound passengers and to prevent goods smuggling. The machines will be switched on early next year.   “The machines will help…

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Thailand Drops In Ranking Of Best Places For Expats – But Which Country Is Number 1?

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Thailand is less popular as a destination for expats compared to one year ago, according to the latest Expat Insider survey.   Published Thursday, the Expat Insider 2019 survey ranks the best places in the world to live as an expat.   The survey ranked Thailand in 25th place out of 64 destinations, a fall…

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18 Provinces On Alert For Flash Floods, Forest Runoffs, Landslides

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18 Provinces On Alert For Flash Floods, Forest Runoffs, Landslides

  The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department (DPMD) called on its provincial offices in 18 provinces on Tuesday to prepare manpower and equipment to tackle possible flash floods, forest runoffs and landslides due to heavy rainfall from the influence of tropical storm Kajiki, which was as of this morning centered in Hue, Vietnam, and moving…

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