Thailand to send durians to space

In the future, astronauts might be able to enjoy the king of fruit in space. The Thai government’s space research agency — yes, we have one — is aiming to send baked durians to space in July, as a part of their research to produce Thai food suited for consumption in space.  Dr. Ammarin Pimnoo ...

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There’s now an app to book Thai ladies for dates (but it is totally not prostitution, OK?)

Tired of meeting people the traditional way (even if your idea of “tradition” is buying women “lady drinks” in hostess bars)? Now there’s an app where you can simply...

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...

Man busted for stealing ex-boss’s ATM card, withdrawing 6.52 million baht

Man busted for stealing ex-boss’s ATM card, withdrawing 6.52 million baht

Police have arrested a man who allegedly stole his ex-boss’s ATM card and somehow used it 248 times to withdraw more THB6.5 million (US$208,737) for himself. The suspect, Witoon...

Bit of Bitcoin: Thailand’s plan to tax cryptocurrencies

Bit of Bitcoin: Thailand’s plan to tax cryptocurrencies

Taxation is no joke in Thailand, with imported goods carrying a 30 percent import duty and packages regularly stopped at the border to pay tariffs as well. According to Nikkei...

Doctor says Thai smartphone addiction can lead to obesity

Doctor says Thai smartphone addiction can lead to obesity

One Bangkok doctor has told a news station that she believes smartphone addiction by Thais can lead to obesity and other health issues. Department of Public Health spokeswoman Dr....

Fee Free: Two of the biggest Thai banks remove transfer fees

Fee Free: Two of the biggest Thai banks remove transfer fees

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Thai people spend more than two hours per day watching YouTube

According to new data released by YouTube Thailand, urban Thais spend about 2.4 hours each day on the video platform and that 46 million — of a total 69 million Thai...

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Taxi Tattler: New cab panic buttons are game changers putting riders in touch with police

Bangkok is rife with tales of taxi drivers that drive passengers crazy rather than safely to their destinations. Everyone has a story about a cabbie from hell. Whether they are...

French suspects held for kidnapping French woman and extorting 5,000 euros from her family

French suspects held for kidnapping French woman and extorting 5,000 euros from her family

Seven French nationals are being held over their alleged involvement in a Phuket video death threat ransom case. Though they were arrested a week ago, they have yet to give their...


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