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Quarantine in Thailand: The good, the bad and the boring

December 01, 2020 10:11 pm

Before the pandemic, Suvarnabhumi was one of Asia's main travel hubs. Now, it seems the once bustling airport is a thing of the past. The quarantine room has everything what a five-star hotel would normally offer, without the room service

Thailand's pro-democracy protesters warn of possible coup

November 28, 2020 4:37 pm

The protest movement's core demands are for Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and his government to step down, the constitution to be amended to be more democratic, and the monarchy reformed to make it more accountable.

Thailand sees first trickle of tourists in October as curbs ease

November 26, 2020 1:32 pm

According to the data provided by the Tourism ministry, latest visitors are from China, neighbouring Cambodia, Middle East countries, and Europe, all travelling on special 90-day visas that require two weeks of quarantine.

British pianist performs classical music to soothe hungry wild monkeys in Thailand

November 26, 2020 12:11 pm

The video shows monkeys running up and down the piano keys, and climbing on the instrument as 59-year-old Paul Barton focused on playing.

Thailand's 'Elephant in the Zoom' initiative will let you interact with animals virtually

November 24, 2020 11:34 am

Participants can also take part in the signature Walking With Giants experience

Thailand protests: What do the large yellow rubber ducks symbolise?

November 30, 2020 11:46 am

These yellow rubber ducks had first made an appearance on Tuesday this past week, when protesters had gathered outside the police headquarters in Bangkok, on what was the day of the most violent of demonstrations.

Watch: Pet cat faces off against elephant that tried to raid its home for food

November 21, 2020 10:54 am

The three-year-old tabby named Simba apparently ran out to face the elephant as the pachyderm tried to raid its home for food. 

Thailand protests: 55 hurt in most violent demonstration since new movement emerged

November 18, 2020 9:18 am

Police fired water cannon and teargas at protesters who cut through razor-wire barricades and removed concrete barriers outside parliament. The police denied they had opened fire with live ammunition or rubber bullets, and said they were investigating who might have used firearms.

Out on parole, Kapil Sangwan, one of capital’s most-wanted men flees India

November 18, 2020 10:19 am

Kapil was on the run before he was arrested by Rajasthan Police following a shootout, and had been in jail since 2016. He was granted parole for a month last year.

Thai lawmakers debate demands for constitutional changes

November 17, 2020 1:50 pm

The pro-democracy movement, which supports substantial changes to the constitution, says it plans to have its followers surround the Parliament building in a show of strength.

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Campus-based Thai protest movement extends reach to streets

August 16, 2020 8:11 pm

Thousands of Thai protesters chanting “down with dictatorship” and “the country belongs to the people” joined an anti-government demonstration in Bangkok on Sunday that was one of the biggest since a 2014 coup.

Inside Mouni Roy's Thailand vacation

September 30, 2019 6:42 am

Mouni Roy shared some gorgeous photos of herself enjoying the waterfall and other beautiful locales of Thailand on her Instagram account.

Sonali Bendre is 'in paradise' with husband Goldie Behl and son Ranveer

August 04, 2019 7:23 am

Sonali Bendre who has returned to Mumbai after being cured of cancer took to her Instagram to share photos from her visit to "paradise".

In photos: Coronation of Thailand's King Vajiralongkom

May 06, 2019 7:42 am

Vajiralongkorn, who is the tenth monarch of the reigning Chakri dynasty, ascended the throne after the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 2016 and has since been dispatching his duties as a king.

Buddhist monks celebrate Makha Bucha festival in Thailand

February 20, 2019 6:51 am

Magha Puja or Makha Bucha, as it is known in Thailand, is celebrated on the full moon of the third lunar month. This year it falls on February 19

Thailand's rebel female Buddhist monks defy tradition, continue to fight for equality

January 14, 2019 10:26 am

In recent years, more Thai Buddhist women seeking to become full-fledged “bhikkunis”, or female monks, have been defying the tradition by pursuing the other option: getting ordained overseas, usually in Sri Lanka or India

Thailand's masked dance drama 'Khol' now on UNESCO cultural heritage list

January 09, 2019 7:03 am

Lakhon Khol was recently listed by UNESCO, the United Nations’ cultural agency, as an intangible cultural heritage, along with neighbouring Thailand’s version of the dance, known as Khon

Thailand cave rescue over, all safe

July 12, 2018 6:48 am

Ending more than two weeks of the ordeal, all 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped deep inside a flooded Thai cave were rescued on Tuesday.

Operation to rescue 12 boys from Thailand cave nowhere close to ending

July 06, 2018 5:43 pm

The 12 boys, all between the ages of 11-16, belong to different schools in Mae Sai district in northern Thailand. Their coach is a 25-year-old. They are part of a local soccer team called ‘Wild Boar’.

Thailand bids farewell to late King Bhumibol Adulyadej with elaborate royal procession-See photos

October 27, 2017 8:55 am

Bhumibol's death at age 88 on October 13, 2016, after a reign of seven decades, sparked a national outpouring of grief. Millions of Thais visited the throne hall at Bangkok's Grand Palace to pay respects.

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Japanese carmaker Nissan showcases future technology

January 21, 2016 3:32 pm

Yokohama/Los Angles, Jan 21 (ANI): Japanese carmaker Nissan recently invited 59 journalists, bloggers and car club members from six countries in Asia and Oceania. As part of the Nissan 360 Asia and Oceania event, the guests visited the global headquarters of Nissan in Yokohama city. Participants from Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, New Zealand and Australia joined together to experience what Nissan is all about. Starting from the Nismo Festival held at Fuji racetrack, where 35,000 Nissan race fans congregated at the foot of Mt Fuji. Nissan 360 event is aimed for the participants to get know and experience a wide perspective about the Nissan brand. The event's theme is "Discover Nissan" - Guests experienced firsthand new and future product and technology through the six-day-long program. Participants experienced Nissan heritage tours at the memorial cabinet in Japan's Zama city. The Nissan 360 event program has been designed to understand Nissan from all destinations - its past, present and future. Participants also received the state-of-the-art technology introduction in Nissan Advanced Technology Development Center. The test ride was the showcase of Nissan's latest and greatest vehicles for both road and track use as well as concept models that will soon hit the roads. The Nissan 360 event has received a very favorable reception from the participants. Nissan will to continue the event to communicate and promote to the motor fans.