Reopening Thailand to foreign tourists the only light at the end of the tunnel – Pattaya Mail

TCC chairman Sanan Angubolkul predicted the reopening will help draw foreign tourists back to the country and provide a boost to the country’s economy by 0.3% this year. The Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC) is optimistic about the country’s economic prospects, after the government announced its plan to reopen the country to international tourists and return to normal business conditions by mid-October. TCC chairman Sanan…

Raising Kids in Thailand

Living in a foreign country entails scores of challenges. While single expats may argue that the thrills and adventures far outweigh the struggles, those with children in tow discover that it is a different story altogether. Or is it? Meet Nina, a single parent employed as a teacher in Thailand. Years ago, she went back to her native country to fetch the four-year old daughter…

Everything You Need to Know About Buddhism in Thailand

From spirit houses to temples and more, it is apparent how important the national religion, Theravada Buddhism, is to the Thai people. The religion in many ways affects the everyday life of both Thais and tourists. To better understand the people and what they believe, here is everything you need to know about Buddhism in Thailand. Buddhism originated in India in the 6th century BC,…

Thailand Reduces Quarantine, Paperwork for Vaccinated

Associated Press A surfer catches a wave as the sun sets over Kata Beach on the resort island of Phuket, Thailand on Sunday, May 26, 2019. Photo: Adam Schreck / AP BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand on Thursday began halving the quarantine time for vaccinated visitors as a first step to allowing inoculated people into the country without the need to isolate. The pandemic has devastated…

Love Triangle Murders in Thailand Linked with Popular TV Soaps, Foreigners and Money

Thai Examiner by Carla Boonkong & Pranee O’ Connor 13-16 minutes Thai TV soaps are a big influence on Thai women in Thailand as soaps are in most countries around the world – happy endings are popular but there is another route The increasing popularity of foreigners marrying Thai women is true and justified by the success of these relationships. Many cynical people claim it…

The Best Islands in Thailand (25 Thai Islands)

There are a total of 1,430 islands in Thailand, but most travelers have only heard of 5 or 6. We guarantee a few of these will get on your bucket list! What’s In This Guide? What Are the Best Islands in Thailand? There are a total of 1,430 islands in Thailand. That’s a lot of islands to explore! After five years of living in Thailand…

Chiang Rai Opens to the New Shades

Golden Triangle, Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai Chiang Rai is one of the most alluring destinations outside of Bangkok as this region offers a staggering range of amazing attractions. The rolling hills, sweeping mountains, lush green forests and nature, and rich melting pot of cultures make Chiang Rai one of the most engaging places to visit. Many small villages are filled with Thai local experiences that…

How drug dealers used the US military to smuggle heroin from Thailand

In the early 1970s, Harlem-based drug kingpin, Frank Lucas, was slinging his signature brand of heroin all over New York and the east coast. “Blue Magic,” as it was called, was the best-selling, closest-to-pure Asian heroin you could get. New York City’s special narcotics prosecutor called Lucas, “one of the most outrageous international dope-smuggling gangs ever… an innovator who got his own connection outside the…

Observe Thailand’s Majestic Elephants Through a Jungle Bubble Dome

CTN News   Thailand’s hotel and Tour operators are pressing the government to scrap quarantine requirements for foreign tourists who have had the covid-19 vaccination in an effort to kickstart the Kingdom’s paralyzed tourism industry. Two leading hotel groups told the Financial Times they supported ending the mandatory 14-day quarantine for non-Thai visitors who could prove they had been vaccinated against Covid-19. “We should be…

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