Thailand comes in third on world tourism revenue list

Thailand won third place in terms of global tourism revenue according to statistics recently released by the United Nations’ World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The data was for the 2016-2017 year. Since the middle of last year, Thailand has earned THB1.65 trillion (USD49.9 billion) from tourism, representing a 16.9 percent jump for the previous year, according ...

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Hoarding is Happening: Bangkokians stockpiling booze, smokes ahead of tax rise

The mysterious tax rise takes effect tomorrow, and drinkers and smokers living in Thailand are getting prepared. They are buying up alcohol and smokes as fast as they can in case...

Despite dirty beaches, tourists still swarming Pattaya this year

Despite dirty beaches, tourists still swarming Pattaya this year

In the first half of 2017, a record 8 million people visited the resort town of Pattaya. This means that, if the numbers continue, the seaside sin city will welcome more tourists...

Smokers and drinkers to discover higher cost of vice when new tax levied tomorrow

Smokers and drinkers to discover higher cost of vice when new tax levied tomorrow

The mysterious new tax on alcohol and cigarettes will start to be applied tomorrow — but no one has any idea how much it’s going to be. As Coconuts reported, that’s not...

Before & After: Mockup photo of Pattaya’s Walking Street if officials clean up ‘sin city’

Before & After: Mockup photo of Pattaya’s Walking Street if officials clean up ‘sin city’

Officials in Pattaya hope to clean up the resort town to make it more family-friendly and less of a sin city, as Coconuts has reported. Now, a cable station in Pattaya that has...

Up-and-coming food charity installs second community fridge today to feed Bangkok’s hungry

Up-and-coming food charity installs second community fridge today to feed Bangkok’s hungry

ThaiHarvest-SOS, one of the busiest new charities in the city, installed their second community fridge at River City shopping center today. The group aims to divert surplus food...

Breast is Best? Thai law banning advertising of infant formula goes into effect today

Breast is Best? Thai law banning advertising of infant formula goes into effect today

Today, a law banning advertising and promoting of infant formula went into effect in Thailand. The law is an attempt by the government to encourage women to breastfeed since the...

Mobile Market: Chatuchak weekend market developing shopping app

Mobile Market: Chatuchak weekend market developing shopping app

Bangkok’s world-famous Chatuchak Market will soon have an app in order to make the famous old market just a bit more modern and attract even more tourists. The State Railway...

BBC journalist Jonathan Head on trial for Thailand crime reporting

BBC journalist Jonathan Head on trial for Thailand crime reporting

A British BBC journalist appeared in court in Thailand today for the start of a criminal defamation trial brought by a lawyer who was featured in an investigation about foreigners...

Kindling: Seminal sexpat blogger Stickman Bangkok packs it in after two decades

Kindling: Seminal sexpat blogger Stickman Bangkok packs it in after two decades

In a sad and surprising post, Stick, the blogger behind one of Bangkok’s oldest expat blogs, Stickman Bangkok, announced that he’s packing it in and calling it a day after...


 

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