Thailand Calls Off Deal for China to Finance Railway

Thailand will no longer seek China’s financial backing for a high-speed rail line connecting Bangkok to the provincial hub of Nakhon Ratchasima, opting to finance the project on its own, its transport minister said Friday. Thailand has been struggling to secure what it considers a satisfactory financing deal from Beijing for the 250 kilometer (155 …

Thailand rises on stimulus packages, Indonesia, the Philippines down

Southeast Asian stock markets were mixed today, with stocks in Thailand continue on the back of stimulus measures announced on Monday, and investors await central bank decisions in Thailand and the Philippines in a week. Thailand’s SET Index rose 0.2 percent after the country’s finance minister said yesterday the military government is planning more incentives, …

Thailand: No Longer a Paradise for Expats

Thailand has attracted expats to work, stay for years to explore the country in recent decades. However, the authorities have been worried about the surge of expatriates in the country. This reflects the tightening of entry and visa regulation during the last two years. The country attracts many professionals like businessmen and teachers. Moreover, it …

Passenger scare delays Russian plane in Thailand

Incident comes a day after all 62 people aboard a Flydubai Boeing 737-800 flying from Dubai to southern Russia were killed when their plane crashed on its second attempt to land A Moscow-bound flight with 369 passengers on board was grounded temporarily at Phuket airport in southern Thailand on Sunday after a passenger refused to …

Earth Hour in Bangkok saves over 2,000MW

The Earth Hour activity in Bangkok last night Helped save electricity by 2,020 megawatts, of according to local media. The manager quoted an official at the Metropolitan Electricity Authority as revealing That Approximately BT8 million in electricity cost as well as 1,057 tonnes of carbon emission was saved When lights at major venues were turned …

Old British Man Jumped To Death

At 00.10 am Pol.Capt.Pakkapol Thanintayathorn- deputy inspector of NaJomtien police station- was notified that a foreigner jumped from 10th floor dead in a luxury condo. After notification the police officers and the rescue team immediately rushed to the scene. At the scene the police officers found the dead body of Mr.Anthony John Augus aged 79 …

Foreigner Painted Road To Reconcile Girlfriend

A foreigner painted the text on the road Thepprasit, South Pattaya to reconcile his girlfriend. On the road where the reporters went to inspect there is a message “Ann I’m love you! Come back for me! Please.”. Plus, there is another message “Ann” in from of a commercial building. Upon questioning Mr.Montri Sangwan aged 28 …