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The North Korean gourmet experience

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The day before North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shot another few ballistic missiles over the Sea of Japan on July 19 in what, his...
Bill Gates upsets Thais with cable mess comments

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Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates caused a stir in Thai media after posting a picture on his Facebook site and his blog...
Singapore costliest, KL cheapest city for expats in ASEAN

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Singapore remains the most expensive city for expats in the Association for Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, according to the 2016 Cost of Living...
Thailand suspends Uber and Grab motorbike service

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The Thai government ordered a suspension of the recently launched app-powered motorbike services by Uber and Grab because they "caused conflict" with those registered...
Thailand swelters under longest heat wave in six decades

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While April in Thailand is typically hot and sweaty, this year, it is super-hot. The mercury in some of the worst affected northern provinces...
Smartphone-crazy Thailand’s growing problem with online junkies

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Thailand is one of the most smartphone-crazy countries in Asia, if not in the world, with statistics saying that Thais are spending an average...
A Muslim community in Bangkok that lives the self-reliant way

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Nong Chok is the biggest and least populated district of Bangkok, traversed by canals that since the early days are used for transport and...
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...