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All the fun of the fair

Fri, 2018-11-16 04:00
One of the year's most anticipated events in the live music calendar is finally here. Maho Rasop Music Festival holds its inaugural celebration of all things beautiful and noisy in the heart of Bangkok tomorrow. The event features an adventurous line-up, with top international and local acts including The Vaccines, Slowdive, Washed Out, Oddisee, Prep, Miami Horror, Temp., Hariguem Zaboy, Solitude...

More international travellers

Thu, 2018-11-15 05:00
The number of passengers at six international airports during the past 12 months has reached 139 million, up 8% from the year before.

More than meats the eye

Thu, 2018-11-15 04:00
Japan is one of the most popular destinations for Thai tourists. More than 80,000 Thais visit Japan monthly, and the total number of Thai visitors per year is expected to reach 1.1 million this year, according to the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO). To Thais, well-known Japanese destinations include Tokyo, Kyoto, Fukuoka, Osaka and Hokkaido, while Kobe sounds familiar for its...

The city of eternal spring

Thu, 2018-11-15 04:00
There are few more dazzling sights than a field of French hydrangeas in full bloom. The pale blue flowers are widely grown throughout the hilly farmlands of Da Lat, the capital of Lam Dong province in southern Vietnam.

Treasury Department moves to raise commercial rent

Wed, 2018-11-14 04:44
The Treasury Department wants to raise the rent for land being used for commercial purposes to a 4% return on assets, up from 2-3% of ROA, to match the economic situation, the department chief says.

A visual feast

Sun, 2018-11-11 04:00
A visit to Vatican City can cause a neck sprain due to its 360 degrees of sheer beauty. It is simply a visual feast.

The great outdoors

Fri, 2018-11-09 05:00
If you have felt the crisp, cool Bangkok mornings, then you're probably aware that the cool season is about to kick-off. While we may not have four seasons in Thailand, we definitely have camping season. The slightly lowered temperatures means this is the perfect time to spend a few days in the mountains surrounded by nature instead of skyscrapers. The word "camping" may give rise to a few...

Final curtain call

Fri, 2018-11-09 05:00
For nearly 50 years, the Dusit Thani Bangkok has welcomed the likes of royalty, dignitaries, celebrities and common folk. From the late US president Ronald Reagan to singer Enrique Iglesias to an inconsequential magazine writer like me, the hotel has had a rich history. But despite its age, it's looking good and isn't slowing down at all, even if it is closing its doors in early January. Sure,...

Beachside and Chocolate Delights

Fri, 2018-11-09 05:00
Asara is an already established name but has now become more appealing as Mövenpick Asara Resort & Spa Hua Hin. And -- as you may have guessed it -- they have added the brand's signature chocolate hours among other new perks.

Tourists warned of e-cigarette fines

Thu, 2018-11-08 17:31
The Excise Department has warned visitors to Thailand about the fines for bringing electronic cigarettes and related substances or equipment into the country for personal use or sale.

Chanthaburi's other gems

Thu, 2018-11-08 04:00
One morning during the rainy season, around 30 adventure seekers could be seen tying used tyres together. They then took these out on a raft to install them as "homes for fish" in Ban Bang Sa Kao in Chanthaburi's Laem Sing district on the Gulf of Thailand.

Japanese idyll

Thu, 2018-11-08 04:00
The train was approaching Wakayama Station in the city of Wakayama in Japan. It was outstanding and different from other trains because it has a face like a white cat. There were two brown ears at the top. Two windows for the driver at the front looked like its eyes while there were three lines of whiskers on both cheeks next to a round nose and a straight mouth. The name of the train was the Tama...

A night out in Phrae

Thu, 2018-11-08 04:00
The old town of Phrae is well known among culture buffs for its wealth of heritage architecture, from beautiful teak mansions to Lanna-style Buddhist temples, some of which date back centuries. Not many people, however, get to visit these sites during night-time. But here's the chance.

A taste of Japan

Thu, 2018-11-08 04:00
Hinoki Land has been opened as a new attraction in Chiang Mai. It is located in Chai Prakan district, about a 2.5-hour drive from Chiang Mai Airport. Also known as Ban Mai Hom in Thai, the property is owned by Anirut Chuengsudprasert, who loves the fragrance of hinoki, or Japanese cypress.

Phuket puts B40 million towards beach safety

Wed, 2018-11-07 04:00
Phuket is granting a budget of 40 million baht to improve safety and security at major beaches around the island to ensure tourist confidence.