Blockbusters in Bangkok: Hollywood mogul signs contract with Thai movie studio

One of Hollywood’s largest talent agencies, Agency for the Performing Arts (APA), recently signed a contract with The Studio Park to use the latter’s relatively new, state-of-the-art film production facility in the suburbs of Bangkok for upcoming movie productions. APA represents some of Hollywood and the UK’s biggest names — from actors and directors, to ...

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Alibaba buying 800,000 durians from Thailand after Jack Ma’s e-commerce magic stunt

Alibaba buying 800,000 durians from Thailand after Jack Ma’s e-commerce magic stunt

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is planning to buy 800,000 durians from Thailand to be sold on their platform Tmall, after its tycoon Jack Ma’s demonstration of how easily...

Thai students invent tool to test durian ripeness; claim 100 percent accuracy

Thai students invent tool to test durian ripeness; claim 100 percent accuracy

Forget all about the shaking and smelling. Your quest to find a perfect durian has just gotten a whole lot easier. Three students from Bang Saphan Industrial and Community...

Durian Crackdown: Thailand to jail farmers who sell unripe stinky fruits

Durian Crackdown: Thailand to jail farmers who sell unripe stinky fruits

Thailand’s Department of Agriculture Extension has instructed each province to appoint inspectors to ensure that their farmers are selling ripe durians to the market, or...

Officials, architects inspect Maya Bay, seeking new ways to protect fragile ecosystem

Officials, architects inspect Maya Bay, seeking new ways to protect fragile ecosystem

Officials from the Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation alongside well-known architects, visited the famed Maya Bay, in in Krabi province, to brainstorm...

Rampaging Rodent! Fat rat eats all the cakes at Sala Daeng station bakery (VIDEO)

Rampaging Rodent! Fat rat eats all the cakes at Sala Daeng station bakery (VIDEO)

A video showing a rat on the baked goods at a central BTS station bakery went viral over the weekend and had viewers thinking twice about grabbing a snack in the station. Facebook...

Bangkok cabbies to get free English lessons, airport drivers get first priority

Bangkok cabbies to get free English lessons, airport drivers get first priority

Officials have decided to offer free English reading and writing classes to Bangkok taxi drivers in hopes of helping them better serve foreign tourists. And the drivers at...

Jack Ma in Bangkok: Alibaba ‘doing a lot of research’ on driverless cars

Jack Ma in Bangkok: Alibaba ‘doing a lot of research’ on driverless cars

E-commerce giant Alibaba is steering resources towards driverless car technology, its CEO Jack Ma confirmed on Thursday at a press conference in Bangkok, joining a global race to...

Thai fishing boats now required to have ID code painted on side

Thai fishing boats now required to have ID code painted on side

The Fisheries Department passed a requirement for fishing vessels with permission to catch fish and crustaceans to have an identification code painted on their sides before the...

Vuitton, Vindicated: Thai requirement to declare valuable personal items at airport terminated

Vuitton, Vindicated: Thai requirement to declare valuable personal items at airport terminated

Thais are no longer required to declare valuable items to customs officers before leaving the country following the Customs Department’s recent termination of a much-maligned...


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