• Japan to ban passengers carrying knives onto trains

    Jul 20, 2018 | 04:45 am

    TOKYO: The Transport Ministry said on Friday that passengers will be prohibited from carrying unpacked knives onto trains as part of new security measures following a recent fatal stabbing rampage on a bullet train.

  • Thai AirAsia X to seek an IPO soon

    Jul 19, 2018 | 23:42 pm

    SINGAPORE: Long-haul carrier AirAsia X Bhd will pursue an IPO of its Thai arm "soon" as it looks to restructure itself into a group holding company along the lines of affiliate AirAsia Group Bhd, co-CEO Tony Fernandes said on Friday.

  • Another pearl of the Andaman

    Jul 18, 2018 | 17:00 pm

    Once voted Thailand's third-nicest city to live in, Ranong is abundant with beautiful natural and cultural attractions ranging from beaches, islands, mountains, caves and waterfalls to temples.

  • KBank sees slide to B34 against dollar

    Jul 18, 2018 | 17:00 pm

    Views on the US dollar's prospects for the rest of the year are mixed, with Kasikornbank (KBank) forecasting that the baht will hit a one-and-a-half-year low of 34 to the greenback this quarter amid large-scale capital inflows.

  • Pak Bara port plans shelved, source says

    Jul 18, 2018 | 15:12 pm

    The government has decided to shelve the controversial Pak Bara deep-sea port project in Satun to avoid fuelling conflicts between residents and state officials, an informed source says.

  • Street vendors to get kicked off Khao San Road

    Jul 17, 2018 | 18:06 pm

    Street vendors will be banned from pavements and roads on Khao San Road, Bangkok's top tourist destination, and two other locations in the city, starting from Aug 1, Bangkok deputy governor Sakoltee Phattiyakul said Tuesday.

  • A bit of the Greek islands in the heart of historic Athens

    Jul 17, 2018 | 01:45 am

    ATHENS - "The Acropolis? It's that way." Residents of historic Anafiotika are used to giving directions to tourists, lost in the narrow, winding alleyways of this unique but little-known hillside neighbourhood in the heart of Athens.

  • Boat tragedyspurs safetyoverhaul

    Jul 16, 2018 | 16:00 pm

    Chinese ambassador Lyu Jian on Monday thanked the Thai government, rescue workers and support teams for their collaborative efforts in rescuing survivors and retrieving the bodies of Chinese victims after two tour boats sank off the coast of Phuket on July 5.

  • Fruit picking grows in popularity among visitors to Japan

    Jul 16, 2018 | 07:54 am

    TOKYO: Tourist farms in Japan have been attracting hordes of foreign visitors who are placing fruit picking high on their travel itineraries as the global reputation of Japanese fruit grows.

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