Thailand

10 Family-friendly Activities in Chiang Mai

Albeit having the status of the second largest city in Thailand, Chiang Mai is worlds apart from the hectic chaos of Bangkok, yet it still offers a soft landing for first-time tourists travelling with children. The Rose of the North also a city that is steep in Thai culture and big on conversation, which makes for quality family time.

20 May 2019
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Bangkok is sinking fast

For the more or less 10 million people living in Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok, flooding is a common and recurring phenomenon. This is partly due to the city’s geographic location at the southern end of the Chao Phraya River Basin, as well as its low-lying terrain of around 1.5 metres average elevation above mean sea level.

16 May 2019
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Taxing the lucrative e-commerce sector

In December, it was revealed that the government of Thailand had passed a bill that it hoped would ensure more effective tax collection, especially from e-commerce businesses.

11 May 2019
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Thailand set for a pro-junta government

Thailand’s official election results due this week are set to boost a push by a pro-military party to form a governing coalition, unless an imminent court ruling complicates the picture.

7 May 2019
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7 Sports That Are Unique to Southeast Asia

Whether we want to admit it or not, most of the popular sports played around the world are the products of Western civilisation. But what did we do to break some sweat before the Europeans brought football and badminton to Southeast Asia? Pretty sure it wasn’t just congkak (mancala games) and wau (kite-flying).

6 May 2019
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A sad end for ASEAN’s tigers

Tigers once roamed wild and free across the jungles of the world. As apex predators, life was good. Fast forward to today and most of us already know that tigers around the globe are being threatened by an even deadlier predator – humans.

5 May 2019
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Thailand crowns its king 

To the boom of cannons, pipes and chants, King Maha Vajiralongkorn was crowned Saturday in a ceremony governed by centuries-old rituals, vowing a righteous reign and calling for "national security" and "happiness" in a remarkable display of royal power.

5 May 2019
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Malaysia’s medical tourism on a high

The Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) is targeting several new ASEAN markets and the Middle East as it continues to establish Malaysia as a leading global destination for healthcare.

3 May 2019
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From bodyguard to Queen

Thailand's Queen Suthida, the former deputy head of the royal bodyguard, made her first official public appearance Thursday at the side of Rama X, just days before his coronation. 

The palace announced late Wednesday that King Maha Vajiralongkorn had married his long-time consort, Suthida Vajiralongkorn na Ayudhya, and made her his Queen.

3 May 2019
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Thailand gets to work for King's coronation

In baby-blue caps and yellow scout scarves, an army of royal volunteers is sprucing up Thailand before this weekend's coronation – a projection of unity and loyalty to the unassailable crown in a divided kingdom that remains locked in political crisis. 

2 May 2019
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