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Phuket News
Monorail link planned for Don Mueang airport in Bangkok
BANGKOK: Airports of Thailand Plc plans to build a 3-kilometre monorail electric train route to link Don Mueang international airport with the Bangkok Transit System (BTS) Green Line on the Mor Chit-Saphan Mai-Khu Khot route in Bangkoks northern suburb, Don Mueang airport deputy director Flying Officer Sumpun Khutranon said.
Phuket Immigration clarifies TM28, 24-hour reporting ‘exceptions’
PHUKET: Phuket Immigration Chief Col Kathathorn Kumthieng clarified to The Phuket News today (Sept 16) a notice posted by the Immigration Bureau announcing that certain visitors to Thailand no longer need to report their change of address.
Thai Navy seize IUU boat off Phuket
PHUKET: An illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) boat with eight Thais on board has been seized in Thai waters off Phuket, Vice Admiral Ronnapop Karnjanapan of the Royal Thai Navy Third Area Command announced yesterday (Sept 15).
Help sought for Phuket Old Town World Heritage status appeal
PHUKET: Phuket Old Town needs more support from the government to be prepared for evaluation as a World Heritage Site, as the Fine Arts Department plans to submit the city to Unesco for the 2020 list.
Floods in Ubon Ratchathani slowly recede; highways severed, Koh Chang ravaged
UBON RATCHATHANI: The Minister attached to the Prime Minister’s Office, Tewan Liptapallop, visited people in flood-affected areas of Ubon Ratchanthani province over the weekend as villagers remained evacuated from their homes and major highways throughout five provinces in the area remained inundated by floodwaters.
Excise predicts B1.5bn from next phase of sugary drinks tax
BANGKOK: The Excise Department estimates the second phase of the tax hike on sugar-sweetened beverages, effective from Oct 1, will contribute an additional B1.5 billion a year to state coffers.
Phuket Opinion: Dangling the carrot
PHUKET: The 148-page report drafted by international consultancy Roland Berger and global tech giant Huawei identifying six key strategies for the government to follow to develop Phuket into a “Smart City” has set the marker for the level of players keen to join this next step in the island’s evolution.
Phuket to host “1st World Beach Pencak Silat Championship 2019”
PHUKET: The “1st World Beach Pencak Silat Championship 2019” will be held on Patong Beach between Sept 30 and Oct 4, Phuket Governor Phakaphong Tavipatana has announced.
Boat Lagoon Yachting announces partnership with superyacht brokerage Burgess
Boat Lagoon Yachting, Asia’s premier provider of luxury yachting experiences, has announced its official partnership with world-leading superyacht brokerage Burgess. The move will see world-class superyacht services provided to customers in Southeast Asia.
Pope Francis to visit Thailand in November
THAILAND: Pope Francis will travel to Thailand in November, the Vatican said yesterday (Sept 13), in a visit to Asia that will also sweep in the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki which were both decimated by atomic bombs in 1945.
 
The Thaiger
Lilly wages war on Thailand’s plastic

PHOTOS” AFP “Mindsets have started to shift this year with the deaths of several marine mammals whose stomachs were lined with plastic, stirring emotions.” by Sophie Deviller Skipping school to glide through a dirty Bangkok ‘klong’ on a paddleboard, Lilly fishes out rubbish in her mission to clean up Thailand, where the average person uses […]

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Thai poll favours new airport in Nakhon Pathom, west of Bangkok

Sanook report that most Thais are in favour of building a new airport in Nakhon Pathom, 57 kilometres west of the capital Bangkok. The old Don Mueang airport is to the north of Bangkok and Suvarnabhumi, to the east. In a Nida Poll 65% of respondents thought the new airport in Nakhon Pathom was a good idea citing […]

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Industry group calls for further cut in Thai policy interest rate

“Thai private sector, recently adjusted downward the export growth projection for this year to 2.9 – 3%.” The Federation of Thai Industries have their hopes set on the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Thailand making another cut in the policy interest rate, currently set at 1.5%. With the US Fed looking to drop […]

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Frantic search for missing 39 after Indian boat capsize

“The boat was carrying a total of 73 passengers, 26 have been rescued.” Indian authorities are engaged in a major search and rescue operation today to find 39 people missing after their tour boat capsized in a fast-flowing swollen river in Andhra Pradesh. Police told AFP that eight bodies have been recovered, down from a […]

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Thai PM insists government flood victims aren’t being ignored

PHOTO: A dog tries to keep dry on a flooded street in Thailand’s northeastern province of Ubon Ratchathani – Krit Phromsakla Na Sakolnakorn – AFP Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha says he attaches great importance to relief operations designed to alleviate the suffering of flood victims and the government has procedures to compensate them. A government spokeswoman […]

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“Phuket needs a world class exhibition and convention centre”

“Two key developments we are tracking is Central Festivals next phase of expansion and Proud Groups Andamanda project that both have significant concerence, meeting and incentive space.” Plans to promote Phuket as a world-class MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions, exhibitions) location are being obstructed by many impediments –  inefficient town planning, poor transport systems and poor […]

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Saudi plant attacks: Oil prices soar more than 10% in early trading

Oil prices have surged more than 10% after attacks on two Saudi Arabian plants that slashed output in the world’s top producer by half. West Texas Intermediate jumped 10.68% to $60.71 and Brent climbed 11.77% to $67.31 in early Asia trading following the blasts at facilities run by state-owned giant Aramco. Meanwhile the US President […]

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Biometrics identify 8 fake passports in 3 days

PHOTO: Workpoint News Thai Immigration Police have been lauding the success using their new Biometrics System at the airports. In 3 days, 8 foreigners have been nabbed using fake passports. In the case of these 8 cases, all the passports were purchased from an Iranian Agent. Immigration Police reported the arrest of the foreigners on […]

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Laguna Angsana Resort opens conference and exhibition venue

by Bill Barnett of c9hotelworks.com Laguna Phuket’s Angsana resort is set to debut it’s new 1,500 square metre conference and exhibition space. It’s actually a renovation and rebranding of the successful Laguna marquee space and relocated to a more permanent location within the Angsana Laguna Phuket complex. Tagged as ACES, the venue will open at […]

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30,000 uni students take the long and winding road up Doi Suthep

PHOTOS: The Nation Some 30,000 students, past and present, and staff from the Chiang Mai University headed up Thailand’s holiest mountain yesterday on the university’s annual trek to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. It’s the university’s 55th anniversary of the annual climb. Freshmen from 20 faculties from two of the CMU campuses trekked up the […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
Prayut uncomfortable with people's requests for money
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has urged government officials to help people understand how the government works and its limitations, as he faces endless requests for money.
Sukhumvit highway impassable in Trat, Koh Chang flood drains
TRAT: Flooding caused by heavy rain has drained off Koh Chang but continued to disrupt life in Muang district, where a section of Sukhumvit Highway was still impassable, on Monday.
Oil prices soar 10% after attack on Saudi facilities hits global supply
SEOUL/NEW YORK: Oil prices retreated on Monday after hitting their highest since May at the open, on fears over supply disruptions following an attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities on Saturday that cut more than 5% of global oil supply.
Wasting away
Plastic is omnipresent in Thailand. It's found everywhere, from luxury shopping malls to 7-Eleven convenience stores, on almost every street corner and beneath the skin of some individuals. It's even inside the stomachs of much marine life.
Reskilling with leadership agility: the path to the future
Research conducted by McKinsey found that between 75 million and 375 million people — that is 3% to 14% of the global workforce — could be forced to change their job category by 2030.
Whip says Prayut 'ready for grilling'
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is ready for the opposition's grilling over his incomplete oath recital in a parliamentary general debate on Wednesday, PM's Office Minister Tewan Liptapallop said.
Spas are not just for the weary
Teachers play a crucial role in the mental growth and the academic development of students, but their role in the development of children with disabilities is much greater. In order to impart knowledge effectively, teachers who work with students with special needs must be patient, understanding, and most importantly, have faith.
5G follies take on new urgency
Despite tremendous efforts by the telecom regulator to press ahead with 5G adoption by next year, achieving the goal may be a tall order considering the slow process of spectrum recall and the lack of a strong push by telecom players, wary as they are that such a plan may be too soon for Thailand.
Ministry aims to cut teen pregnancy rate
The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS) has set a target to reduce the number of teenage mothers from 39.5 for every 1,000 people to 25 by 2026.
Artificial reefs boost marine life
After taking a lot of from the sea, CP Group has developed projects with local communities and officials to create natural habitats.
 
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Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
Prayut uncomfortable with people's requests for money
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has urged government officials to help people understand how the government works and its limitations, as he faces endless requests for money.
Buddhist group withdraws charges over 'Ultraman Buddha' paintings
A Buddhist group has withdrawn the charges it filed against five people over controversial paintings that depicted Lord Buddha as the superhero Ultraman.
Hong Kong airport posts biggest monthly drop in travellers since 2009
Hong Kong International Airport suffered its biggest monthly drop in passengers in a decade, with a decline of 12.4% — or at least 850,000 fewer travellers — in August as anti-government protests gripped the city, according to figures released on Sunday.
New bear scare in Buri Ram
BURI RAM: People living near a village where a man was recently attacked by a young bear are being warned there is a bigger bear in the area, believed to be its mother.
Singapore August private home sales up 81.9% y-o-y
SINGAPORE: Sales of private homes by developers in Singapore rose 81.9% in August from a year earlier, government data showed on Monday.
Big pharma files for bankruptcy to settle $10bn opioid crisis claims
NEW YORK: Purdue Pharma is to file for bankruptcy in a settlement agreement that it hopes will provide more than US$10 billion to address the opioid crisis, the company said in a statement on Sunday.
War at the dinner table: Hong Kong families divided over protests
HONG KONG: For weeks, Jane lied to her mother about joining Hong Kong's protests -- pretending her rucksack was bulging with books, not supplies -- until the ideological rift between them grew so great she had to move out.
No disruption to oil imports after Saudi attack: Sontirat
Thailand’s oil imports are not expected to be disrupted following the attack on a Saudi oil facility, Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong has said.
Sihanoukville airport expansion gets nod
Cambodia’s aviation authority has approved the master plan for a new terminal at Sihanoukville airport that will expand its passenger capacity to 10 million.
Sukhumvit highway impassable in Trat, Koh Chang flood drains
TRAT: Flooding caused by heavy rain has drained off Koh Chang but continued to disrupt life in Muang district, where a section of Sukhumvit Highway was still impassable, on Monday.
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