Bank of Thailand announces current banknotes to remain in use indefinitely

  The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has announced that the current banknotes, that prominently display a picture of the late HM the King, will continue to be used despite his passing. In response to public concerns that banknotes currently in their possession would soon become obsolete after the King’s passing, BoT Governor Veerathai Santiprabhob urged […]

Beyond the Tuk-tuk: TAT introduces program to let visitors try unusual Thai modes of transport

Every tourist worth their salt knows that they have to take a tuk-tuk ride when they visit Bangkok, but the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is hoping to introduce even more Thai charms and unusual modes of Thai transport to tourists with their “Discover Thainess” campaign. The project is called “A Touch of Thai Vehicles,” […]

Taxi drivers and passengers will no longer be allowed to light up in cabs

Taxi drivers, as well as passengers, will no longer be able to enjoy a smoke during their rides, starting September 1. The Land Transport Department and Department of Disease Control have come together to pass a law for public health mandating that all taxis will be non-smoking zones. In addition to the noted health benefits […]

DSI seized 49 luxury cars illegally assembled in Thailand to avoid import taxes

If you want to be the owner of a high-end car in Thailand, you can’t go the cheap way. Or at least, that’s what the Department of Special Investigations (DSI) is saying. Director-General of the DSI, Paisit Wongmuang, sent out two groups to investigate reports of high-end cars that have been illegally assembled in Thailand […]