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Exploring islands less known

Thu, 2021-04-22 04:00
Koh Nok Phao was not a familiar destination to me when talking about exploring the islands in the southern province of Surat Thani. Known as Muang Roi Koh (meaning Hundred Island Province), Surat Thani has many islands and islets that have not yet become well-known unlike Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao.

Wellness just for you

Fri, 2021-04-16 04:00
A simple Google search of wellness programmes or retreats will have you bombarded with countless results. It's not at all difficult to book wellness treatments around Bangkok or in the provinces if you feel like doing a healthy getaway. But the numerous options out there can be overwhelming, and unless you take the time to also research what these treatments are, you might end up signing for...

Trouble in paradise

Thu, 2021-04-15 04:00
It has been a bad year for tourism and a boom in the travel and hospitality sector would no doubt be good for the economy. However, it could also be a nightmare for people living and working amid the flux of transient tourists. It wasn't that long ago that we saw media reports of tourist misbehaviour from carving names on ancient Egyptian bas reliefs to chasing geishas down the streets in Kyoto....

A sacred day cruise

Thu, 2021-04-15 04:00
The seated Buddha image of Phra Buddha Trai Rattananayok, also known as Phra To or Luang Pho To, is majestic. The statue is housed in a vihara (prayer hall) at Wat Kanlayanamit in Thon Buri on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River.

Loei marks Ton Dokmai Festival

Thu, 2021-04-15 04:00
In Loei, the Hae Ton Dokmai Festival will be organised at Wat Sri Pho Chai in tambon Sang Pha, Na Haeo district this month.

New archaeological centre in Udon Thani

Thu, 2021-04-15 04:00
The Fine Arts Department (FAD) will open Ban Chiang Archaeological Research Centre in Udon Thani.

Narita airport starts facial recognition trial run for faster travel

Tue, 2021-04-13 14:06
TOKYO: Narita airport, near Tokyo, started on Tuesday trialing the use of facial recognition for international travellers, with no need to show passports or flight tickets after check-in.

Green dream features atomic superyacht

Sat, 2021-04-10 18:00
SINGAPORE: A nuclear-powered ship full of scientists, activists and billionaires, sailing the world and examining the state of the oceans. That’s the dream of entrepreneur Aaron Olivera, who believes the novel vessel will help raise environmental awareness.

Seaside staycation

Fri, 2021-04-09 04:00
With no shortage of comfort, a stay at the seafront retreat of Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa is as uplifting as ice cream on a hot summer's day. Having just celebrated five years of being in operation, the resort continues to soar in popularity among families despite the pandemic. Solo vacationers and couples will also have an experience that is as sublime as the experience had by the kids doing...

Silavadee Pool Spa Resort, Koh Samui

Thu, 2021-04-08 04:00
Standing on the tranquil Laem Nan beach, Silavadee Pool Spa Resort on Koh Samui has long been a popular holiday getaway for local and foreign vacationers and honeymooners to indulge in the romantic ambience and have fun doing a wide range of leisure activities.

Take a trip to Japan, no passport required

Thu, 2021-04-08 04:00
Omotenashi, loosely translated as Japanese hospitality, is one of the impressions that always captures the hearts of visitors to Japan.

A place where time moves slow

Thu, 2021-04-08 04:00
A double-decker ferry docked at a pier on the bank of the Don Sak River in Surat Thani's Don Sak district, about a 90-minute drive from Surat Thani Airport. The destination was not world-renowned Koh Samui or Koh Phangan but a smaller more low-profile island named Koh Phaluai.

Phuket tops Thai travellers wishlist

Thu, 2021-04-08 04:00
Phuket is the top destination Thais want to visit during the Songkran holiday, according to Agoda.

Central to mark Songkran in new fashion

Wed, 2021-04-07 04:00
'Thai Niyom (or Thainess)" is the central theme for the "Thailand Songkran Festival 2021", which will run at all 32 Central shopping centres across the country from tomorrow until April 18.

Surf skate heaven comes to Parc Paragon

Wed, 2021-04-07 04:00
Surf skate enthusiasts will love this. Siam Paragon has turned Parc Paragon into a surf skate beach for "Siam Paragon Summer Sensation Surf & Verve" until May 9.

Cherry blossoms on Mt Yoshino reach peak bloom, 30,000 sakura trees

Fri, 2021-04-02 19:39
NARA, Japan: Cherry blossoms covering Mount Yoshino, renowned for its 30,000 sakura trees of 200 varieties, in the western Japan prefecture of Nara reached their peak blooms on Friday, 10 days earlier than usual.

Chiang Mai, Bangkok make veggie list

Thu, 2021-04-01 04:00
Chiang Mai and Bangkok are among the top 75 vegetarian-friendly cities in the world, according to the Vegetarian Cities Index 2021.

The perfect weekend getaway

Thu, 2021-04-01 04:00
Just a one-hour drive from downtown Bangkok, the suburban areas in Nakhon Pathom have become a popular holiday getaway for cafe hoppers and families to enjoy a one-day trip with fun activities after disease control measures were eased.

Italy's tourist gems struggle to stay afloat

Tue, 2021-03-30 04:00
MILAN: Just over a year into the pandemic, Venice remains a ghost town. Portofino, a colourful playground for the jet-set on the Ligurian coast, and Varenna on the shores of Lake Como are also deserted.

Chinese seen leading tourist arrivals in Phuket after reopening

Mon, 2021-03-29 16:23
The government expects about two million foreign tourists, mostly Chinese and Europeans, to visit Phuket this year after the nation’s most popular resort island reopens to vaccinated visitors from July 1.