• Thai Airways scrubs 2 flights, reschedules 4 to avoid lanterns

    Nov 19, 2018 | 05:11 am

    Thai Airways International will cancel two flights and bring forward the departure time of four other flights on the Chiang Mai route during the Loy Krathong festival later this week.

  • India's first elephant hospital cheers activists, draws tourists

    Nov 18, 2018 | 06:04 am

    MATHURA, India: At India's first hospital for elephants, opened last week in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, 49-year old Asha placed her left foreleg on a stool for a doctor to attend to an injury while visitors filmed it all on their mobile phones.

  • The magic mountain

    Nov 17, 2018 | 17:00 pm

    Different people have different definitions of heaven. For some, being at a beach paradise or on a mountaintop could mean heaven. But my recent trip to China's Zhangjiajie allowed me to explore a new meaning of heaven.

  • Loy Krathong festival ushers in new era for Klong Ong Ang

    Nov 17, 2018 | 16:00 pm

    One of the most picturesque and much-anticipated festivals in Bangkok is Loy Krathong which falls this Thursday.

  • All the fun of the fair

    Nov 15, 2018 | 16:00 pm

    One of the year's most anticipated events in the live music calendar is finally here. Maho Rasop Music Festival holds its inaugural celebration of all things beautiful and noisy in the heart of Bangkok tomorrow. The event features an adventurous line-up, with top international and local acts including The Vaccines, Slowdive, Washed Out, Oddisee, Prep, Miami Horror, Temp., Hariguem Zaboy, Solitude...

  • More international travellers

    Nov 14, 2018 | 17:00 pm

    The number of passengers at six international airports during the past 12 months has reached 139 million, up 8% from the year before.

  • The city of eternal spring

    Nov 14, 2018 | 16:00 pm

    There are few more dazzling sights than a field of French hydrangeas in full bloom. The pale blue flowers are widely grown throughout the hilly farmlands of Da Lat, the capital of Lam Dong province in southern Vietnam.

  • More than meats the eye

    Nov 14, 2018 | 16:00 pm

    Japan is one of the most popular destinations for Thai tourists. More than 80,000 Thais visit Japan monthly, and the total number of Thai visitors per year is expected to reach 1.1 million this year, according to the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO). To Thais, well-known Japanese destinations include Tokyo, Kyoto, Fukuoka, Osaka and Hokkaido, while Kobe sounds familiar for its...

  • Treasury Department moves to raise commercial rent

    Nov 13, 2018 | 16:44 pm

    The Treasury Department wants to raise the rent for land being used for commercial purposes to a 4% return on assets, up from 2-3% of ROA, to match the economic situation, the department chief says.

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