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Thailand defends its position on the new tourist tax

Thailand defends its position on the new tourist tax

Thailand has moved to defend its position in the wake of the news that a tax on international visitors is being considered. Earlier this week, TravelMail reported that a new…

Thailand ranked among the top countries to live for ex-pats

Thailand ranked among the top countries to live for ex-pats

Seeking good friends and financial security, and don’t mind being close to palm trees and white-sand beaches? Thailand might be just the place you’re looking for.. The Southeast Asian country…

Wombs for hire in Thailand

Wombs for hire in Thailand

A program, called wombs for hire, will air tonight in Australia that highlights the surrogacy industry in Thailand. Surrogacy is illegal in Thailand and yet women are still lured here,…

Ao Phrao officially open to tourists again after oil spill in July

Ao Phrao  officially open to tourists  again after oil spill in July

Ao Phrao in Koh Samet will officially reopen to tourist this Friday for the first time since it was hit by an oil spill several months ago. Tests on the…

The British Embassy Bangkok supports the local community with a donation of helmets at Wat Chaimongkol School.

The British Embassy Bangkok supports the local community with a donation of helmets at Wat Chaimongkol School.

On 28 October 2013, the British Embassy Bangkok donated 230 helmets to students and teachers of the Wat Chaimongkol School in Bangkok. The helmet donation launched the British Embassy Bangkok’s…

Airports in Thailand to hike departure tax

Airports in Thailand to hike departure tax

Only a few days after Thailand’s Government released information that they are planning to impose a fee on foreigners entering the country from January 2014, a board meeting of Airports…

Dengue fever situation in Thailand continuously improving

Dengue fever situation in Thailand continuously improving

According to the Minister of Public Health, Dr.Pradit Sintavanarong the general situation of dengue fever in Thailand has continuously improved. He said that the number of Dengue fever patients has…

Plans afoot for an oil land bridge stretching from the Gulf of Thailand to the Andaman Sea

Plans afoot for an oil land bridge stretching from the Gulf of Thailand to the Andaman Sea

Energy permanent secretary Suthep  Liumsirijaren said  yesterday that after a year of postponements, oil traders are now required to increase their oil stocks from 36 days to 43 days from…

Police confiscate 5.3 million methamphetamine pills

Police confiscate 5.3 million methamphetamine pills

Thai authorities had arrested three suspects and confiscated 5.3 million tablets of methamphetamine in one of the largest such seizures in the country in recent years, police said Friday. The…

Thailand ranks 36th in the World Happiness Report

Thailand ranks 36th in the World Happiness Report

According to a 156-nation survey published by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network the happiest people in the world apparently reside in northern Europe Released Monday, the 2013 World…