Cabinet approves New Year traditional celebrations

BANGKOK, 21 December 2016 (NNT) – The Cabinet has approved a proposal to organize a traditional-Buddhist New Year celebration nationwide while Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-o-cha urged every sector to help lower road fatalities this year. Prime Minister Gen Prayuth expressed his concerns about road safety and encouraged relevant agencies to do their best to […]

Tourists flooding into Thailand – some islands “twice as much as last year”

BANGKOK: — Tourists have been flooding into Thailand as the high season for visitors picks up pace. Operators and local officials at the beaches in particular report a huge number of visitors. In the far south in Satun province the head of the Tarutao National Park said that this year there had been 20,000 visitors […]

No fireworks at New Year – expect candles nationwide, say TAT

BANGKOK: — The Tourism Authority of Thailand is moving ahead with plans for a mass candlelight vigil for New Year. The change in the celebration follows the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on October 13th reports Daily News. Previous years fireworks have been used after the countdown for the new year but candles […]

Thai Doctor: Never eat toads – there is no antivenin

BANGKOK: — A leading public health official has given a stern warning to people thinking of eating toads – don’t! The warning from Dr Opas Karnkawinphong comes after two men died from eating the creature this week, reported Daily News. Dr Opas said that the creatures contain poison that has no known antidote or antivenin. […]

Stories abound as Pokémon Go is already causing problems in Thailand

BANGKOK:– Social media was abuzz with stories as day one of the official launch of Pokémon Go hit Thailand. Many people posted on the Panthip page with one taxi driver saying that he nearly ran over three teenagers who ran out in front of his cab trying to catch Pokémon. He said that he brushed […]