5 provinces declared disaster areas from Vamco flooding

September 18, 2015 Uncategorized

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Chon Buri, including tourist mecca Pattaya, and four other eastern provinces have been declared disaster areas following heavy flooding after the area was lashed with rainfall on Wednesday night and Thursday.

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"Disappointing" Vamco deluges East; finally some rain in North (updated)

September 18, 2015 Uncategorized

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The remnants of tropical storm Vamco continue to bring heavy rain to parts of Thailand, causing flood havoc and capsizing ocean vessels, but it has not significantly lifted water levels in Thailand’s dams.

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Regional flavours

September 18, 2015 Uncategorized

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Leading the royal kitchen staff of King Narai, Marie Guimar was one of most prominent chefs during the Ayutthaya period.

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Love in the time of elections

September 18, 2015 Uncategorized

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A small Indonesian film can’t claim the spotlight at the star-studded Toronto International Film Festival, but maybe it’s something audiences in our region should look forward to. A Copy Of My Mind, the new film by director Joko Anwar, is probably the highest-profile movie from Indonesia this year after its premiere at the prestigious Venice International Film Festival earlier this month and now a…

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Putting a face to corruption

September 18, 2015 Uncategorized

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From poorly equipped school facilities and dubious construction projects to suspiciously wealthy politicians, the people of Thailand have heard, if not lived, with stories of bribes and back-room deals as far back as they can remember.

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Post-apocalyptic survival

September 18, 2015 Uncategorized

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Hitting cinemas in Thailand yesterday, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, a sequel to the film series by director Wes Ball based on James Dashner’s young-adult science fiction trilogy, is a direct continuation from its first instalment last year, which earned over US$345.5 million (12 billion baht) at the box office worldwide.

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It's sabai, sabai with Thai Smile Airways

September 18, 2015 Uncategorized

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Thai Smile Airways hosted “The Journey Of Your Smiles” event on Wednesday night to explain their latest strategy to ensure passengers’ comfort on-board all their flights. New flight attendant uniforms were also unveiled at the event which was held at Vivarium by Chefs Ministry on Rama IV. The venue was packed with media and guests, which included both the airline executives and Thai celebrities…

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Wild ride in Chiang Mai Tuk Tuk

September 17, 2015 Uncategorized

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Wild high-speed ride through streets of Chiang Mai hanging from side of Tuk Tuk was not a stunt but a tourist being dragged by Tuk Tuk.

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Thai sea police fought Vietnamese fishermen: What happened?

September 17, 2015 Uncategorized

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Thai police say self-defense after hostile Vietnamese fishing boats rammed them, police tied up crew & shot captain, say Vietnamese.

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Chaos on streets of Pattaya, as storm pounds city (videos)

September 17, 2015 Uncategorized

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Cars & food carts float away in rapid river-like sois, tourists wade through lakes of water, chaos on streets of Pattaya as storm pounds city.

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