Free rides, two New Year events in Bangkok

Operators of the skytrain and subway have waived their fares as a New Year’s gift for Bangkok people while traffic has been partially closed in Bangkok’s central business district for two major New Year events. The BTS skytrain and the MRT subway announced they would offer free services from 12pm on Saturday to 12pm on […]

Pattaya-Hua Hin ferry starts Jan 1, free until Jan 15

CHON BURI: The new ferry service between Pattaya and Hua Hin will begin service on Jan 1, with free rides as a New Year’s gift until Jan 15, after which the normal fare of 1,250 baht will kick in. The service will be officially launched on Jan 12. Marine Department director-general Sorasak Saensombat on Friday […]

“Candlelight of Siam” ceremony to see in the new year at Sanam Luang

To celebrate the New Year this year, a traditional candle lighting and prayer ceremony called “Sang Thien Haeng Siam” or “Candlelight of Siam”, will take place at Bangkok’s Sanam Luang and various locations nationwide and overseas on 31 December, with locals and foreign visitors invited to join. H.E. General Tanasak Patimapragorn, Deputy Prime Minister of […]

Prayers, no fireworks to usher in 2017

The government has promised the upcoming New Year countdown will be “historic” in that the celebrations will mark a departure from the traditional boisterous revelry in favour of a more subdued affair to mourn the late King’s passing. The celebrations, in line with the mourning period of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, will see a […]

Two new sailing, yachting routes opened to boost tourism

BANGKOK, 23 December 2016 (NNT) – The Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Association (DASTA) has introduced two new tourism routes specifically for sailing and yachting, seeking to attract more quality tourists to the country. Deputy Director-General of DASTA Suthep Keasang made known that the total worth of the sailing and yachting industry of Thailand each […]

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