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Kaset fair focuses on farming

13 hours 41 min ago
The annual Kaset Fair returns this year at Kasetsart University's Bang Khen campus and will take place from Friday until Feb 2. The largest and the longest-established agricultural event was organised by the university to promote farm produce, farm-related products and celebrate National Farmer's Day on Feb 2.

Pattaya maps out water safety plan

Tue, 2019-01-22 04:00
CHON BURI: The Marine Department has unveiled a new plan for Pattaya to safeguard tourists who engage in water activities at this beach resort city.

Timeless opulence

Sun, 2019-01-20 04:00
Having grown up in India, I'm no stranger to train travel. So even though I've lived in Southeast Asia for more than a decade, train travel has never really enticed me; that is, not until I laid eyes on the Eastern & Oriental Express.

Sticky rice and mangoes to lure Chinese

Sat, 2019-01-19 18:29
Ten thousand Chinese have been invited to feast on sticky rice with mangoes on Sunday at a fair near Bangkok aimed at luring back tourists from China.

Waking the dead

Fri, 2019-01-18 05:00
Walking along Khon Kaen's historic Srichan Road, you might expect tumbleweed to roll past at any given moment. The shophouses that line the street are shut -- empty and abandoned. Roadside restaurants are scarce and vacant. Apart from the one café and jazz bar down the street, there's nothing to see or do. Srichan Road, put simply, is dead. Thankfully, the Creative Economy Agency (CEA) and Khon...

Shift → alternate: Winter destinations

Thu, 2019-01-17 18:18
Every January, crowds pack the main square in San Sebastian, Spain where the stroke of midnight marks the start of La Tamborrada, a 24-hour spectacle of quirky costumes and mass synchronised drumming. This cacophonous orgy of public percussion involves teeming troupes of drummers dressed as cooks and soldiers marching throughout the city, culminating the following midnight at the...

Walking in a valley

Thu, 2019-01-17 04:00
When it comes to nature trails on Doi Inthanon, the country's highest mountain in Chiang Mai's Chom Thong district, many will be familiar with Ang Ka Luang on the mountain peak as well as Kiew Mae Pan at KM42 on the road leading to Doi Inthanon. As a matter of fact, another interesting nature trail in the area was opened to the public about 10 years ago with the collaboration of local villagers...

Great game

Thu, 2019-01-17 04:00
A nine-seat aircraft smoothly took off from Wilson Airport in Nairobi. The view gradually changed from the urban area with jam-packed roads, tall buildings and a large ghetto to farmlands, bushy and red land without any homes or tall trees.

Into the wild

Thu, 2019-01-10 04:00
On Saturday, a whole host of events will be held to mark National Children's Day. If you're one of those parents who dread the idea of scrambling around among hysterical crowds of youngsters, but still wish to do something special with your little ones, how about taking them away from it all? Let's go camping!

Royal history for kids to witness

Thu, 2019-01-10 04:00
If you're looking for an educational field trip for your kids on the Children's Day, one choice not far from Bangkok is Bang Pa-in Palace. It is a place where your children can learn about history dating back to the Ayutthaya period as well as the beauty of the mixed architectures of the East and the West.

On top of the world

Thu, 2019-01-10 04:00
I was feeling high. And it wasn't just because I was 1,731m above sea level. It was also because the air was so fresh and the view so mesmerising. Surrounding me was an endless sea of mountains, the bell-shaped peak of Doi Pui Luang upon which I stood rising above them all.

Singapore eco-tourism plan sparks squawks of protest

Wed, 2019-01-09 12:35
SINGAPORE: Singapore is creating a vast eco-tourism zone in a bid to bring in more visitors, but environmentalists fear the development will damage natural habitats and are already blaming it for a series of animal deaths.

Tourists return to islands, help clean up beaches

Sun, 2019-01-06 16:57
Tourists are returning to islands on the Andaman Sea after tropical storm Pabuk kept them on the mainland over the past few days.

Celebrating the New Year

Thu, 2019-01-03 04:00
For New Year blessings, Buddhists are invited to pay respects to 10 of the major Buddha statues in Phutthaisawan Throne Hall at the Front Palace (Wang Na) on the grounds of the National Museum Bangkok near Sanam Luang, from 9am-4pm daily from today until Jan 27.

TAT contest

Thu, 2019-01-03 04:00
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched the TAT Newsroom Blogger Thailand 2019 competition.

Going green

Thu, 2019-01-03 04:00
When people talk about Koh Yao, an unspoiled island off Phangnga province, many think of the popular Koh Yao Noi. As a matter of fact, Koh Yao consists of two islands -- Koh Yao Yai (big long island) and Koh Yao Noi (little long island) and is widely known as a paradise for holiday makers. Tourists can enjoy swimming, snorkelling or scuba diving in the sea, birdwatching and kayaking in mangroves,...

A hidden gem in Bangkok's heart

Thu, 2019-01-03 04:00
Notorious for murky water, Klong Saen Saeb is obviously not the most beautiful canal in Bangkok. But a visit to a short section of this historical waterway may make you see it in a very different light.

The revelry of the Phuket regatta

Thu, 2019-01-03 04:00
The 18th annual Asia Superyacht Rendezvous Cup (ASR Cup) will return for the third year to Sala Resort and Spa Phuket on Mai Khao Bay from Jan 18 until 20.

Where the waters bloom pink

Thu, 2019-01-03 04:00
The pink water lilies are now in full bloom in the 25,500 rai reservoir known as Nong Han in Udon Thani's Kumphawapi district.

A note on Thailand Biennale

Wed, 2019-01-02 08:00
One recent morning at Nopphrat Thara beach, the high tide flooded the lower part of a strange, interwoven structure. Rising from the blue water of the bay, it looked like an island, a new, unmapped island of Krabi visible from this popular spot where tourists visit and board tour boats to outlying islands.