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Phuket News
US Embassy issues advisory on medical care for tourists, long-stay expats
The US Embassy in Bangkok has issued an advisory warning Americans to ensure they have adequate medical coverage if staying long-term in the country, especially if they are of retirement age.
Talking Travel: Who do we trust and how do we communicate?
BANGKOK: With the dramatic announcement of the sale of retail travel giant Thomas Cook following their loss of £1.5 billion (B60.7bn) brings the blight of the travel agent community into the news once more. Last week Wall Street bank Citigroup advised investors to sell shares in the travel company.
Mains water supply to be shut off near airport
PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA) has announced that the mains water supply will be shut-off in the areas surrounding Phuket International Airport tomorrow (Tuesday, May 21) for necessary pipe repairs.
Power outage to affect Koh Siray
PHUKET: The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) has announced that the electricity supply will be temporarily shut off tomorrow (Tuesday, May 21) as work is carried out on improving the distribution system and high voltage power cables.
Bomb blast hits tourist bus near Egypt pyramids
EGYPT: A bomb blast hit a tourist bus near Egypt’s famed Giza pyramids on Sunday, wounding some of them, including South Africans, in the latest blow to the country’s tourism industry.
Myanmar man killed in head-on collision with six-wheeled truck
PHUKET: A Myanmar man has died after the his motorbike with sidecar slammed head-on into a six-wheeled truck in Thepkrasattri yesterday evening (May 18).
New Zealand man found hanged at Patong hotel
PHUKET: Police are investigating the death of a New Zealand man who was found hanged in the bathroom of a Patong hotel room on Friday afternoon (May 17).
Maya Bay gets makeover
BANGKOK: It was a bold move for the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation to close Maya Bay, a world-famous beach, for two years to allow the local ecosystems to recover.
Conservatives keep power in ’miracle’ Australia election victory
AUSTRALIA: Australia’s ruling conservative coalition defied expectations to retain power in national elections Saturday (May 18), prompting Prime Minister Scott Morrison to declare: “I have always believed in miracles!”
Phuket Opinion: Recalibrating the retirement visa
PHUKET: The move currently in progress to ensure retirees staying in Thailand on Non-Immigrant O-A “retirement” visas have some form of health insurance has opened a veritable can of worms.
 
The Thaiger
Male doctor and his friend arrested after 18 year old falls from condo in gay-sex tryst

A male doctor working in the “beauty field” and his male friend have been giving confusing testimonies to police today. The pair were apprehended by police on Saturday after their 18 year old guest fell to his death from a balcony at the doctor’s 20th floor condo in Bangkok. Police speculate the condo appeared to […]

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Young British man found dead in Chiang Mai condo

PHOTO: Thai Rath A maid discovered a British man dead in the bedroom of a room on the eighth floor of a luxury condo in the Chang Khlan district of Chiang Mai over the weekend. 39 year old Kapadia Sarfaraaz was found face down on the bedroom floor. Police found no signs of a struggle or wounds […]

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Boat Pattana’s Cherng Talay villa project reports strong pre-sales

Thai developer Boon Yongsakul’s latest development Shambala Grand Villa in Cherng Talay is experiencing strong pre-launch sales. With 22 available units, the Boat Pattana group has already reserved 17 units. The landed properties feature two bedroom pool villas with land plots ranging from 300 to 600 square metres. Property management is through an affiliated company and buyers […]

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Corals bleaching off Pattani

PHOTOS: Thon Thamrongnawasawat Corals at Koh Losin, off the coast of Pattani in the south of Thailand in the Gulf of Thailand, have started to bleach and are reported to be in a ‘critical situation’. Dr Thon Thamrongnawasawat, assistant dean of the Faculty of Fisheries at Kasetsart University and a marine biologist says, “Koh Losin is […]

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Chinese owners using condo investments as a ‘hotel’

PHOTO: Thai Rath Residents in condos around the country are getting sick of the parade of short-stay travellers using their condo rooms as defacto hotel rooms, travellers renting out their rooms from Chinese owners who run their investments as quasi hotel rooms. Thai Rath reports that “Condo C Ekkamai” (Sukhumvit Soi 63) tenants are at […]

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Thailand’s US Embassy issues advisory about medical insurance

PHOTO: US Embassy in Bangkok Thailand’s United States Embassy has issued an advisory warning to American expats recommending they have adequate medical coverage for a long-term stay in the country. The advisory reads… “Thailand remains one of the most popular retirement destinations in the world. Great culture; great food; great people. And as US citizens […]

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Update on Chikungunya cases in Thailand

“Chikungunya Virus is an arbovirus of the alphavirus genus, transmitted by the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes, same way Dengue is spread.” The Bureau of Epidemiology, along with the Thailand Health Ministry, are reporting 3,379 chikungunya cases in 23 provinces up to May 13 this year. Phuket, Songkla and Ranong have been the most affected […]

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‘Game of Thrones’ finale rates high, fails the landing

WARNING: GOT Spoiler alerts!! “This final season has obviously been divisive, and a good deal of the criticism, especially of the penultimate episode, was justified.” by Brian Lowry After eight seasons, 73 episodes and a much-debated flurry of plot developments, that signature first-season line proved the key to unraveling the “Game of Thrones” finale, which, […]

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Google cut off Huawei’s access to some Android apps and services

In a surprise response to the ongoing Huawei vs Trump administration spat, Google has halted its business operations with Huawei. Huawei is one of the leading mobile phone manufacturers in the world. The Google ‘pull out’ is effective immediately, according to a report from Reuters. The halted business streams include anything in relation to the […]

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One dead, many injured in Phang Nga bus crash

PHOTOS: Newshawk Phuket One person has been found dead while many others have sustained injuries in a Phang Nga bus collision this morning. Newshawk Phuket reports that emergency responders were notified of the incident this morning on Phet Kasem Road, southbound, in Borsane, Thapput in Phang Nga. The collision was between the the tour bus […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
New megamall to occupy 400 rai at Klong Toey port
The Port Authority of Thailand (PAT) said it only plans to use about half of a 900-rai area at Klong Toey port, and hand the rest over to a real-estate project to facilitate a new landmark by the Chao Phraya River.
Commerce Ministry warns on prices
The Commerce Ministry is once again warning private hospitals of severe legal repercussions for overcharging patients, after several probes found that many medical facilities often mark up the prices of their medicines by as much as 900%.
With support, age is just a number
Thailand needs a conducive environment for elderly people to help it cope with the health and economic challenges triggered by an ageing society, according to Sumet Ongkittikul, chief of the Thailand Development Research Institute's transport and logistics policy research section.
Trade spat hands Thailand chance to lure more Chinese
Thailand's tourism sector is expected to get a windfall from the growing tension between the US and China as tourists from the mainland shorten their long-haul journeys to visit closer destinations instead.
Key parties still coy on coalition
The Bhumjaithai Party has decided to hold talks with other parties which remain undecided over which camp to back in forming a coalition government while insisting the party is not attempting to set up a third alliance.
Cultural festival to honour King
Starting from Wednesday, the government will hold a week of cultural and arts performances, known as a Mahorasop Sompoch, in Bangkok and other provinces to celebrate the coronation of King Rama X.
Pattaya needs big clean-up
Once again, Pattaya has been hit by a water pollution crisis. The sight of grimy torrents gushing from a city sewerage pipe into the sea on Jomtien beach has appalled members of the public.
An imperfect world
Even on the ground at the Cannes Film Festival, what people seemed to be anticipating most on Monday was, well, the final episode of Game Of Thrones. No, it wasn't being shown at the festival (how unbecoming that would be), but isn't it a sign of our times that a TV episode has the Valyrian-steel nerve to dominate global discussion and upstage the world's biggest film showcase?
Admit Timor Leste to bloc now or never
The Asean founding fathers' dream was to have all Southeast Asian countries under one roof. Timor Leste's (East Timor) dream was to join Asean as soon as possible. Both dreams have yet to be fulfilled. The reason is simple enough: Certain Asean members are not ready to have the world's youngest democracy stand among them.
Panel puts Egat's LNG import plan on hold
The Energy Policy Administration Committee (Epac) has sent back a plan from the state-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) to import 1.5 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the country's power generation.
 
NationMultimedia.com
Medicines to be produced from seized weed
OFFICE of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) says it will be ready to distribute the 24 tonnes of cannabis now in its possession to registered institutions that will use it as the raw material for producing cannabinoid drugs.
Activists call for an end to statelessness, urge agencies to end double standards
ACTIVISTS are calling on the authorities to cut down on the red-tape and speed up the nationality verification process in order to eradicate statelessness nationwide, instead of dealing with it on a case-by-case basis.
Man charged after cleaver attack in hospital
POLICE YESTERDAY filed four criminal charges against an Ubon Ratchathani man who attacked a male rival with a cleaver while the latter was being treated for injuries in hospital.
A royal celebration
The very best of Thailand’s cultural heritage goes on show as the nation fetes the crowning of her Monarch
Now for the Olympics, says world champion Phannapa
Phannapa Harnsujin finally overcame her own demons after she dethroned world No 1 Tatiana Kudashova of Russia to take the women’s 53 kg gold medal at the World Taekwondo Championships in Manchester, England, on Sunday.
Public urged to report child abuse cases
UNICEF, in cooperation with the Social Development and Human Security Ministry, has launched a campaign that urges members of the public to call the 1300 hotline if they suspect child abuse or violence against children.
Thai Union strikes it rich with tuna oil
WHEN Tunyawat Kasemsuwan, the director of Global Innovation Centre (GIC), joined Thai Union Group five years ago, he saw a lot of “value” left unused at the firm’s tuna processing factory, and decided to take on the responsibility of finding ways to tap that value.
BG Packaging plans expansion at home and abroad amid competition
BG PACKAGING (BGP) has set a three-year expansion plan both in Thailand and abroad, including through mergers and acquisitions, managing director Vorawat Buranakarn told The Nation in an exclusive interview.
AIA, Medix offer personal medical management
AIA Group Limited is predicting that its customers across the Asia-Pacific region are set to benefit from a landmark partnership agreement with global health management company Medix, according to a joint press statement yesterday.
 
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Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
Veterinarian praised for saving baby's life
A veterinarian has been praised by netizens for saving the life of a baby boy born prematurely to a Myanmar construction worker on a side street in Taling Chan district, Bangkok, on Sunday night.
Indonesian court sentences Frenchman to death for drugs
MATARAM, Indonesia: An Indonesian court has sentenced a Frenchman to death for smuggling three kilogrammes of drugs in a suitcase to the tourist island of Lombok.
Constitutional Court to consider Thanathorn's shareholding case
The Constitutional Court will decide on Thursday on whether it will consider a case against the leader of the Future Forward Party, Thanathorn Juangroonruangkit, who has been accused of violating media shareholding rules laid out in the organic law on elections.
Hospital intruder faces four charges
UBON RATCHATHANI: An angry man who tried to attack a rival being treated at a hospital in Lao Sue Kok on Sunday has faced four charges, including attempted murder.
Huawei to continue security support for Android phones
LONDON: Huawei said on Monday it would continue to provide security updates and services for its smartphones and tablets after being barred from Google updates to its Android operating system.
32 dead in Tajikistan prison riot
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan: At least 32 people were killed in a prison riot in Tajikistan, including 24 members of the Islamic State jihadist group and three guards, authorities said Monday.
Bhumjaithai keeps parties holding their breath
BURI RAM: The Bhumjaithai Party continued to keep people guessing about its political stance on Monday but its leader has indicated that he already has choices.
Red alert to stop ‘pig ebola’ crossing border
Thailand, one of Asia’s top pork producers, is intensifying efforts to hold off a lethal pig virus that’s causing havoc as it spreads across the region.
Actor denies knowing army general impersonator
A veteran TV actor allegedly linked to a 31-year-old impersonating as an army general has denied knowing the man personally.
Netflix offers weekly service
Netflix, a media-streaming service provider, has launched a weekly service in Thailand only for new subscribers after a trial run in India last month.
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