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“We only take cash!” – Cambodian monks show the Thais how it’s done

“We only take cash!” – Cambodian monks show the Thais how it’s done

Twenty five Cambodian monks have been arrested and defrocked in Petchaburi after complaints from an abbot and members of the public. The monks had been going on their alms rounds every…

All smiles once again as Aussie and 500K are reunited thanks to Bangkok cabbie

All smiles once again as Aussie and 500K are reunited thanks to Bangkok cabbie

It was all smiles at Suvarnabhumi airport for the second time this week as an Australian businessman was reunited with more than 500,000 baht he had dropped in a cab. David Collinson…

Thailand is the world’s least miserable economy for 2016

Thailand is the world’s least miserable economy for 2016

Thailand is ranked the least miserable country for the second year in a row out of a total of 74 economies surveyed by Bloomberg. The Misery Index which was computed by…

Baht to Weaken to 37 to the US Dollar, According to KBank Forecast

Baht to Weaken to 37 to the US Dollar, According to KBank Forecast

Forecasts from KBank point to the baht weakening against the greenback by the end of the year. Looming interest rate hikes in the United States and the potential of the…

Suvarnabhumi taxi driver returns THB90,000 cash to Hong Kong man

Suvarnabhumi taxi driver returns THB90,000 cash to Hong Kong man

After a Suvarnabhumi taxi driver conned two Swissmen out of a THB6,000 fare earlier this week, here is a story about an honest taxi driver that reminds us there are…

Teachers hand in wallet containing over B50,000 to Phuket tourist police

Teachers hand in wallet containing over B50,000 to Phuket tourist police

A wallet containing B25,120 and 5,260 Chinese yuan (B27,564) was handed in to Tourist police on March 11th by a group of visiting teachers from the Chiang Rai province. At…

Falling Russian currency will hurt Thai tourism industry

Falling Russian currency will hurt Thai tourism industry

The depreciation of the Russian ruble will eventually affect Thai tourism industry, industry analysts cautions. They recommended that the Tourism and Sports Department prepare for the consequence and come up…

Minimum wage unchanged till the end of 2015

Minimum wage unchanged till the end of 2015

The National Wage Committee has decided not to not raise the minimum wage until late next year as the cost of living remains at a reasonable level. According to Permanent…

ATM to temporarily close Nov 14 for testing

ATM to temporarily close Nov 14 for testing

All automatic teller machines will temporarily stop servicing between midnight of November 14 to early next day due to the system testing. The Bank of Thailand reported that commercial bank…