Muang Phon railway station on the Chira Junction-Khon Kaen railway route is slated to be dismantled as the State Railway of Thailand begins development of a new double rail track system this month. As the State Railway of Thailand moves to develop the double-track rail system, it has quite inadvertently put at risk a small but charming part of our heritage: a number of old but very picturesque railway stations, most of them lovingly tended to by the stationmaster and staff, will fall into disuse.
President Duterte met with the Filipino community in Bangkok, Thailand, last Thursday and spoke of his wish that the time will come when Filipinos do not have to leave the country to find work. "Ang dream ko sa Pilipinas - hindi ko na maabot yan pero sisimulan ko - in 10 years hindi na kayo lalabas ng bansa," he said.
Visitors to Khao Yai will no longer need to make a U-turn at Klang Dong in Pak Chong to enter Highway 1016 if they use the new Mittraphap-Phaya Yen bridge. A bridge linking Pak Chong district of Nakhon Ratchasima with Muak Lek in Saraburi opened for public use on Saturday, easing traffic on Mittraphap Road and serving as a shortcut to the popular Khao Yai National Park.
Tourists can enjoy free treat of khanom chin, or Thai-style curried spaghetti, in Nakhon Si Thammarat's Thung Song district for a week. The Thung Song Municipality on Saturday launched a fair to allow local residents and tourists to enjoy the dish at no cost.
Phuket and the Tourism Authority of Thailand will organise the 23rd Phuket Bike Week 2017 World Ride Together next month when 5,000 big bike riders are expected to show their motorcycles. The event was announced at a press conference Friday, which was chaired by Phuket Governor Chokchai Dejamornthan.
A former Wat Phra Dhammakaya acting abbot and nine other monks and laymen wanted in connection with forest encroachment at Khao Yai National Park in Nakhon Ratchasima yesterday turned themselves in to police. The 10 suspects, including the former acting abbot Phra Dattajivo, yesterday appeared at the Natural Resources and Environmental Crime Suppression Division to acknowledge charges against them after being summoned by police for a second time.
Thailand is working with the growing CLMV group, comprising Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, especially in related trade strategies, Thai News Agency reported. Vice Minister attached to the Prime Minister's Office Kobsak Pootrakool spoke of the government's policy on Thursday, saying that Thailand and the CLMV group, or the so-called CLMVT, need to link the trade strategies in order to reduce their cross-border barriers, covering those in public transport and cargo logistics.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is scheduled to make a one-day trip on Monday to Nakhon Phanom, one of the provinces bordering Laos, to track the progress being made on the special economic zone and economic corridor projects. Prayut will spend the day meeting joint government-private committees on economic solutions, visit local self-sufficiency communities, worship at the famous Phra That Phanom Temple, and also greet the locals.
Shrimp draggers frozen into St. Anthony Harbour beside the fish plant await the melting that won't come until the end of April so that they can catch their limited quotas off the Labrador coast. Theodore Genge and his father Rufus in front of the KMKA Voyager in Anchor Point.
Authorities must show the public the evidence that justifies the Army's claim that the extra-judicial killing of Lahu teen activist Chaiyapoom Pasae at a military checkpoint in Chiang Mai was necessary, an activist said on Friday. Chamnan Chanruang, the Chiang Mai-based former chairman of Amnesty International Thailand, said his call especially related to CCTV recordings of the incident in Chiang Dao district last Friday.
The Kayan are a subgroup of the Red Karen people, a Tibeto-Burman ethnic minority of Burma . The Kayan consists of the following groups: Kayan Lahwi is a Shan term for the Kayan Lahwi .
A new crop of films from Isan are finding success by depicting Thais in ways not ordinarily seen on the big screen Last month the cinemas saw a sleeper hit -- and don't be surprised if your cultural radar didn't beep. The homemade Isan film Thi Baan The Series attracted huge crowds not to Bangkok cineplexes, or not at first, but to theatres in Si Sa Ket, Khon Kaen, Maha Sarakham and elsewhere across the Northeast.
A sweet little elephant calf at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand decided it would be fun to play with a hyper herding dog.
The Queen has said her 'thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathy' are with all those who have been affected by yesterday's 'awful violence'. In a message sent to Acting Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, Craig Mackey, the monarch also expressed her thanks and admiration to the Met and others who work to protect people.
Police seized 31 firearms and 28 rounds of assorted ammunition in raids on 30 premises aimed at people suspected of wielding dark influence in Uthai Thani province on Thursday. The operation involved about 400 police from the Crime Suppression Division and other units.
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By Argyll Cyrus B. Geducos Despite the warning by the Thai police to sit down or get kicked out, Filipinos in Bangkok, Thailand were not able to contain their excitement once President Duterte entered the Chaopraya Room, filling the venue with thunderous screams and cheers. But what got them to scream even louder in glee was when the President revealed his wish for overseas Filipino workers - for them to work closer to home.