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Bookings Available For New Overnight Train Nong Khai To Bangkok

Bookings Available For New Overnight Train Nong Khai To Bangkok

Thailand’s new and possibly fanciest regular train service can now be booked for overnight trips from Nong Khai to Bangkok.
Equipped with new carriages featuring improved decor and facilities, the Special Express Train routes links the capital with Nong Khai, starting Dec. 2. Tickets are now on sale, prices range from 700 baht to …. Continue reading

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Thai Gov’t Approves 10-Year Visas For Foreigners Over 50

Thai Gov’t Approves 10-Year Visas For Foreigners Over 50

Affluent foreign residents over 50 will soon be able to apply for 10-year visas, a Thai government spokesman said Tuesday.
Intended to promote Thailand as a hub for medical services, the policy was approved by the interim cabinet on Tuesday. It would replace one-year renewable visas and come in two …. Continue reading

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Advice For Tourists And Expats In Thailand During The Mourning Period

Advice For Tourists And Expats In Thailand During The Mourning Period

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died on Thursday aged 88, was the world’s longest-reigning monarch, having spent 70 years on the throne.
Thailand is now in 30 days of official mourning. During the mourning period, tourists and expats should be prepared to be flexible, not only now but also … Continue reading

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‘Lao Are Lazy’: The Problem With ‘Thai Superiority’

Thai-Lao Relations Caught In Limbo Despite Common Interests And Goals

It happens on a daily basis all across Thailand. The casual insults come from a sense of superiority ingrained since school days: “Thais are better than their neighbours, the Lao.”
The insults usually don’t reach Lao ears and so are rarely challenged.
Last week, however, a Thai photographer was forced to apologise for a defamatory remark he made while covering the ….. Continue reading

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First Two Zika-Infected Babies Born With Microcephaly: Thailand

Thailand has reported its first two cases of Zika-infected babies with microcephaly, or babies born with abnormally small heads, as health authorities urge pregnant women to avoid mosquito bites and unprotected sex to prevent infection.
Meanwhile, the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention added another 11 countries to its list where pregnant women … Continue reading

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Plan To Track All Foreigners By Sim Cards: Thailand

Plan To Track All Foreigners By Sim Cards - Thailand

A plan to require all foreigners in Thailand to use a special SIM card that can track their location will be reviewed by authorities Tuesday afternoon.
Announced last week by the national telecom regulator, the plan would require anyone – not just tourists but everyone who doesn’t hold a Thai passport – to use the new SIM card which would enable the authorities to track ….. Continue reading

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