Thailand 4.0

Thailand’s EEC draws investors

Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) is slated to be an arterial node for trade, investment, and regional transportation, besides also serving as a strategic gateway to the Southeast Asian region.

8 October 2018

Cleaning up education for Industry 4.0

Just this Tuesday, Thailand’s cabinet approved the transfer of three senior head officials from the country’s Ministry of Education amid a probe into alleged malfeasance in relation to the construction of the Songkhla Lake Aquaculture Research Centre, an aquarium and marine research centre in the southern province of Songkhla. This is the latest step in a high-profile corruption probe that the ministry is conducting.

5 October 2018

The push for better English

The Education First (EF) 2017 English Proficiency Index does not paint a very good picture for most ASEAN countries with the exception of Singapore which holds fifth place in a study that includes 80 countries. In comparison, Malaysia comes next in 13th place, Philippines in 15th, Vietnam in 34th, Indonesia in 39th, Thailand in 53rd, Cambodia in 77th and Lao PDR in 80th.

24 September 2018

Smart City Spotlight: Bangkok

As a primate city, Bangkok – Thailand’s largest city – is the foremost potential smart city in the country. It was recently inducted into the first cohort of the ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) in Singapore last April. Thailand has taken positive steps towards realising a digital economy and the development of smart cities is a priority.

22 May 2018

Alibaba-Thailand partnership to open up lucrative business opportunities

Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba has entered into a strategic partnership with the Thai government. It is representative of the growing collaboration between Alibaba and the Thai government. Two years prior, the duo signed a Letter of Intent, which established the foundation for joint efforts to boost the capacity of Thai entrepreneurs in gaining access to new markets and capitalising on digital innovations.

29 April 2018

Thailand opens its eastern doors to investors

The seaside province of Rayong, located on Thailand’s eastern gulf coast is well known for its tranquil holiday beaches, crystal clear waters and a dazzling selection of fresh tropical fruits from nearby fruit orchards. The picturesque town is the perfect place for a weekend’s escapade – 180 kilometres from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok or just a two and half hour drive away. However, Rayong may not be a getaway from the fast-paced urban lifestyle for much longer.

3 April 2018

Thailand’s tech start-ups continue their ascent

Thailand’s start-up growth comes hot on the heels of strong start-up progress in Singapore and Indonesia. For the Thai government, driving Thailand towards digitisation under the Thailand 4.0 initiative is key. Foreign investors too are looking in on the potential in the region.

25 January 2018

Thailand begins push for automation and robotics

The future of Thailand’s industrial sector lies in robotics and automation.According to Varin Rodphotong, from the Centre of Robotics Excellence (CoRE), robots will significantly help improve the competitiveness of domestic industries in Thailand.

22 January 2018