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It added: "Prior to each tournament, all mahouts [elephant trainers/keepers], who originate from traditional mahout villages in north eastern Thailand, are required to confirm that they will comply with a strict code of conduct when they are selected to participate in the tournament. "Extra security has been ...
We, however, turned inland instead for a stay at Anurak Community Lodge, between Khao Sok and Khlong Phanom national parks. The 18 stilted bungalows are surrounded by jungle, staff are mainly from the nearby village, and local guides take visitors out in Khao Sok park, a protected area of ancient ...

Thailand's fishing and seafood industry has made some improvement in working conditions, including less physical violence, but problems such as unfair pay and deception in contracting persist, a survey conducted by the U.N.'s International Labor Organization found. The European Union in 2015 gave ...
Since its inauguration, the Second Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge has changed the lives of many residents in Savannakhet. Besides boosting the traffic of goods and people over the border, it has also prompted investors to expand their businesses into the land-locked nation and created jobs for its citizens.
BANGKOK, March 3 (Xinhua) -- A van veered off and crashed into a convenience store in northern Thailand's Chiang Mai, injuring nine Chinese tourists, China's ... afternoon when the bus lost control and collided with a 7-11 store on its way to Chiang Mai from Pai, a mountainous town in northern Thailand.
PATTAYA, Thailand – A self-described Russian “seductress” is asking for US help to escape a Thai detention center in exchange for information on ... Rybka, says she's being held in Thailand after being arrested on February 26, along with nine other Russians, in the city of Pattaya for running so-called “sex ...

A high-end escort from Belarus, who says she was the mistress of a powerful Russian oligarch, flees to Thailand. ... The 21-year-old model and blogger was arrested Sunday in the Thai holiday town of Pattaya along with nine others involved in the sex training course, which was aimed at male Russian ...
There, verdant landscapes meet the jewel-toned sea fringed in snow-white sand with bustling cities, ancient ruins and ornate Zen temples in between. ... And city folk might appreciate a couple days in busy Bangkok, Asia's “city of angels,” where the urban oasis Banyan Tree Bangkok gives you refuge after ...
Visitors to Thailand's ancient capital of Ayutthaya are able to experience the past, thanks to modern technology. Virtual reality is telling the story of trade relations with Japan in the early 17th century and the village where around 1,500 Japanese lived. The project was proposed by the Bangkok-based ...
It was 16:00 on Maha Chai Road in Bangkok's Old City. And although Thipsamai Pad Thai didn't open for another hour, the queue for it was already snaking down the street. Sixty minutes in the stifling heat of Thailand's capital, it seems, is a small price to pay for the chance to taste an original version of ...
C of I political economy professor Dr. Rob Dayley and art professor Dr. Alice Vinson will lead a group of five students to the Thai-Myanmar border in an effort to call ... Dayley has led multiple trips to Thailand since 2006, leading three different C of I student groups to Dara'ang villages for multiple homestays.
BANGKOK (THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Farming experts in Nakhon Pathom remain sceptical of the Thai government's sustainable ... We will take care of every one of you farmers, but you have to sympathise with us too, as Thailand has 74,000 villages and all have problems of their own," said ...
A Japanese businessman who won legal custody of his 13 children born from surrogates in Thailand is virtually anonymous in his home country. Mitsutoki Shigeta, who was granted sole custody by a Thai court on Tuesday, is the son of the founder of Japanese telecom and insurance company Hikari ...
Visitors to Thailand's ancient capital of Ayutthaya are able to experience the past, thanks to modern technology. Virtual reality is telling the story of trade relations with Japan in the early 17th century and the village where around 1,500 Japanese lived. The project was proposed by the Bangkok-based ...
BURIRAM (Thailand) — Loud cheers erupt as two boys trade punches at a boxing ring in Thailand's north-eastern province of Buriram. After dominating five rounds, ... that he takes part in. He is one of at least 10 boxers aged 15 or less in the district of Satuk, where nearly every village has a boxing camp.
A senior WA bikie has been locked out of Australia after Federal authorities cancelled his residency visa while he was holidaying in Thailand, ... become a citizen, enabling authorities to slam the gates shut on him as he left the country last week to attend a motorcycle show in the Thai resort town of Pattaya.
Seventeen Chinese tourists were injured and a Thai driver killed in a bus crash in Thailand. The accident happened on Friday ... The Chinese consulate general in the southern city of Songkhla said on Saturday that nine of the 17 injured were treated in hospital, Xinhua reported. Among them, three were ...

The familiar bright lights of the city flash in hundreds of colors all around as the van door opens. We step out into the almost overwhelming cacophony of cars honking, wheels whirring, sirens blaring and people jabbering. Across the city before sunset, the earthy, deep chants of monks resound through the ...
Troops from South Korea joined their Thai and U.S counterparts on Saturday in an amphibious vehicle landing drill as part of Southeast Asia's largest multinational military exercise. The 300 soldiers from South Korea who joined 2,000 U.S. Marines and Thai soldiers in eastern Thailand marked the highest ...
If the first two months of 2018 are any indication, Rochester may be seeing a wave of different cuisines adapted to a fast casual format. Just a couple of weeks after the opening of Naan-Tastic, which serves fast casual Indian fare, Khong Thai Cuisine has opened in the North Winton Village, also with a fast ...
The Thai military sharply reduced the number of enrollees and changed criteria for people signing up for the Bring People Home Project, which encourages rebels to surrender and transition back to civilian life in their home villages, he said. “We reset the program, adopting all new measures,” Lt. Gen.
The transformation of Myanmar's colonial-era New Law Courts into the elegant Heritage Hotel Kempinski Yangon will not only help meet demand for upmarket hotel rooms and function spaces in the city. It will also act as a spur to other restoration projects that will eventually dispel the ghost-town pall that ...
About 400 anti-government protesters rallied Saturday in the Thai capital, calling on the country's military rulers to give up power and hold elections they promised soon after staging a coup in 2014. The demonstration, held despite the government's efforts to intimidate the protesters with legal charges, was ...
Thailand Consulate-General Krongkanit Rackcharoen, who was here to visit some of the Buddhist sites and attend an international conference on India-ASEAN relationship, told The Hindu that they would consider in the next phase the development of a circuit connecting Buddhist sites located at ...
A woman has died after being hit by a train while taking a selfie with a friend on a railway track in Thailand. The victim, named locally as 28-year-old Walailak Sukuma, had been drinking with a group of friends near Samsen train station in Bangkok's Phaya Thai district before the incident at 4am local time ...
Aiming to restore natural balance, a Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort team has built a Clownfish nursery within the centre, where they will raise and breed a particular species of “nemo” before releasing the fish into the ocean. Snorkellers and divers will be able to join regular “nemo” release trips by boat, ...
The annual Sapporo Snow Festival and the 69th International Snow Sculpture competition finished on Thursday, ending with the announcement of the grand prize, which went to Thailand, and the top four winning teams - Macau, the United States, Finland and Daejeon Metropolitan City (South Korea).
BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Thailand's parliament on Thursday (Jan 8) approved legislation geared towards attracting more investment in an ambitious US$45 billion (S$59.4 billion) project in the country's industrial east, which the ruling junta hopes will help lift Southeast Asia's second-largest economy.
Nearly three dozen Thai democracy activists turned themselves in to police Thursday after being summoned in connection with a protest calling for the ruling military government to step down and relinquish power through elections. All were released the same day. The legal aid group Thai Lawyers for ...
BANGKOK (AFP) - A Thai tycoon charged with poaching a leopard in a national park will not escape justice despite his wealth, the country's junta ... is the president of the publicly traded Italian-Thai Development, a Bangkok-based company that helped build Thailand's Suvarnabhumi airport and the city's ...
BANGKOK (THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Air quality in many parts of Thailand including in capital city Bangkok deteriorated to harmful ... to a lack of vertical wind that usually carries polluted air out of the city and caused the accumulation of air particles in many major cities including Bangkok.
A city centre restaurant has undergone a £30,000 refurbishment to make customers feel like they are actually in Thailand. Papaya Thai, in Green Lane, has ... According to Mr Ingthaisong, Papaya Thai – which opened in 2015 – is the only place in Derby offering Boran street food. “As far as I'm aware, the ...
Known for unbelievable beaches, royal palaces and ancient temples, city landscapes and picturesque sunsets over stunning viewpoints atop mountains, Thailand is a trending, growing honeymoon destination for newlyweds worldwide. How come? It offers a draw for every type of couple. Regardless if you ...
What is it? A tiny, affordable and frankly rather shabby restaurant in the low-rise old quarter of Bangkok, near the Democracy Monument. It's been in business for nearly a century, has only five tables and is run by elderly sisters. Oh, and it serves food fit for royalty. Food fit for royalty? Come off it. That's just a ...
Thailand's long-delayed election appeared in danger of further postponement Friday after the military junta-appointed legislature voted to delay the implementation of a piece of legislation needed for the poll. The National Legislative Assembly voted late Thursday to extend the start date for a new election ...
BANGKOK: Thai police are checking dozens of Bangkok mega-brothels to see if they are illegally siphoning off groundwater for "soapy massages" offered to clients that may be contributing to the gradual sinking of the capital. The crackdown was launched after a trafficking raid on "Victoria Secret" massage ...
Environmental officials say the illegal tapping of water contributes to the sinking of Bangkok, a low-lying city built on the banks of the Chaophraya river. Experts have warned that parts of Bangkok could be submerged by 2030, chiefly due to rising sea levels and the draining of groundwater in the capital's ...
Dr. Kanit Sangsubhan, Secretary General of the Eastern Economic Corridor Office (EECO), is confident that the EEC will spearhead the Thailand 4.0 strategy and serve ... The Tourism Authority of Thailand is currently undertaking plansto redevelop Pattaya with improved city connections and public utilities.
CHIANG MAI, Thailand, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has said they set a growth target of 8 percent in tourism revenue from the international market during the the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2018 held in northern Thai city of Chiang Mai. ASEAN refers to the 10-member ...
A "long neck" Karen or Kayan woman is seen with a child in a village in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand in this pic from late 2016. ... Thailand has at least half a dozen villages or tourist sites where these women, known as Kayan/Karenni or Padaung – depending on where they are from (the latter from Shan ...
THIS is the dramatic moment a British tourist is arrested over the death of a Thai hooker who plunged five floors to her death as they had "strange and extravagant" sex on a balcony. Police pounced on ex-squaddie Reece Vella, 25, at 4pm local time yesterday following the death of bar girl Wannipa ...
GEORGE TOWN: Many Malaysians entering Thailand are puzzled over having to bring in a minimum of RM1,000 at the various entry and exit points ... Poay Sim, 32, who related to theSun that she did not know anything about it although she frequently travels to southern Thailand's biggest city - Haadyai.
Two Maine women, Patty Zinkowski and Jane McBride, came across her in a tiny Thai village near the Laos border in 2002. At that time, Zinkowski ... She mentors her younger FTD “sisters” along with children in her home town of Chiang Khong through social media and visits back home. She is also an FTD ...
Bangkok, Thailand, is known for having some of the best street food in the world. Now, one street seller is being officially recognized for her tasty creations. The roadside restaurant Jay Fai in Bangkok was recently awarded a star in the highly respected Michelin Guide to restaurants around the world.
Thailand's prime minister evaded journalists' questions on Monday by bringing out a life-sized cardboard cutout of himself and telling the reporters to quiz it instead of him. Prayuth Chan-ocha then turned on his heel and walked off, leaving the mock-up behind, to bemused looks and awkward laughter from ...
Thailand's foreign minister said Tuesday that former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who fled the country last year to evade a prison sentence, is in Britain, after photos surfaced online apparently ... Her brother, ousted former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, maintains residences in both cities.
Thai Buddhism's governing body says women cannot be ordained. But as Michael Sullivan reports, a growing number of women are hacking the system and gaining popularity. MICHAEL SULLIVAN, BYLINE: It's a beautiful morning just after daybreak in a small village outside the northern city of Chiang Mai ...
Thailand's ruling military junta, led by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, has endorsed a counter-insurgency strategy to achieve a security deadline: to end the long-running conflict by 2018, the first target in a seven-point blueprint. The junta has an economic reason for this rush, too. Meeting the security ...
Add to this a frenzied yearning to be “modern”. Cities like to imagine themselves thundering towards a future mapped out in architects' renderings. In large areas of inner city Bangkok, those glimpses of an imminent future are all filled with hanging gardens, aerial swimming pools, and white towers over ...
More than 3,000 hungry monkeys are rampaging through houses and monks' living quarters at two villages in Thailand's Sisaket province. Packs of ... Thonglor Jaemsri, village head of Moo 11, said tribes of monkeys had lived in the area ever since human settlement, but their numbers then were not high.


 

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