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Thailand’s sufficiency economy a role model for sustainable development

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Thailand has set the focus on promoting its "sufficiency economy" principle as a solution for sustainable development and in order to tackle economic difficulties...
Uber launches motorbike-on-demand service in Bangkok, a global first

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With the the support of the Thai Traffic Police, online taxi service company Uber launched a new on-demand service for a motorbike taxis in...
Terror threats resurface in East Malaysia, wider region

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The United Kingdom, after Australia and New Zealand,  is warning its citizens against travel to coastal islands in the East Malaysian state of Sabah...
Lessons from the cold in Bangkok

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It shouldn’t be that cold in Bangkok. Well, let’s say “cold.” Yesterday night it was around 16°C (61°F) on the mercury combined with a relatively...
Thailand’s tourism numbers at all-time high

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Thailand welcomed more than 29.6 million foreign visitors in 2015, a new record despite the country's political woes, Thai Minister for Tourism and Sports...
Thailand tourism arrivals at record high – capsule hotel to open

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With more than 29 million tourists arriving in Thailand this year - a new all-time high -, news that the first outspoken capsule hotel...
German budget carrier launches Thailand flights

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Starting December 21, another low-cost carrier will offer direct flights between Europe and Southeast Asia. Eurowings, the long-haul budget airline of Germany's national carrier...
Dominica leader offers investment opportunities on rare Asia trip (interview)

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Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of the Caribbean island state of Dominica, is currently touring East Asia in a quest to raise funds for rebuilding...
Why Hooters will have a hard time in Bangkok

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Hooters, the US theme restaurant known for its orange-hot-pant big-breast waitresses opened last month in Bangkok, its first foray into what people consider to...
Malaysia, Singapore once again top Muslim travel index

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Malaysia and Singapore in the Global Muslim Travel Index 2015 (GMTI) once again made it to the top of the best Muslim travel destinations...
AirAsia aims at creating airport hubs in Southeast Asia

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Southeast Asia's biggest budget airline group AirAsia appears eager to invest or become a joint-venture partner in airport development to serve its burgeoning traffic...
Thailand, Philippines among countries with worst traffic globally

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Thailand and the Philippines are among the top 5 countries globally with the worst traffic conditions, according to a new ranking by online database Numbeo....
Bangkok blast a hard blow for Thai tourism recovery (photoblog)

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Thailand's tourism industry, just as it was on the way to recovery from last year's coup and the subsequent imposition of martial law countrywide,...
Hooters to open 30 new restaurants across Southeast Asia

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US casual dining chain Hooters, whose concept is to sexualise the intake of fried chicken and other high-calorie junk food through scantily clad waitresses...
Thailand’s shadow economy among biggest globally

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Ever wondered why Thailand isn’t simply falling apart in its endless spiral of corruption, military coups, over-challenged governments, volatile economic environment, substandard education and...
Thailand’s troubled Islamic Bank seeks investors to turn around business

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Thailand’s sole fully-fledged Shariah-compliant financial institution, state-owned Islamic Bank of Thailand, branded as IBank, has become the target of domestic and foreign investors, including...
Palestinians protest in Bangkok (photoblog)

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Gathering to rally on the annual Al Quds Day on July 10 and also commemorating the July 8 beginning of the 51-day war in...
Yangon now costlier for expats than Paris, Abu Dhabi, San Francisco

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With ultra-high rents and stiff prices for utilities, clothes, transport and entertainment, Yangon has made it up in the list of costliest cities for...