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Pattaya ready for ‘re-opening’ with five major scheduled main events for November and December, says they will happen

 

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Pattaya City is ready for the “Re-opening” of Pattaya to vaccinated foreign tourists without quarantine with five major scheduled main events up until the end of the year.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235417-pattaya-ready-for-‘re-opening’-with-five-major-scheduled-main-events-for-november-and-december-says-they-will-happen/

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Former red-shirt leader Jatuporn released on bail by Thai Appeals Court

 

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Politician Jatuporn Prompan (C) and fellow “Red Shirt” leaders arrive at Criminal Court in Bangkok on August 14, 2019 before the final ruling on alleged offences committed by “Red Shirt” leaders and key figures in 2009. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

 

After 97 days behind bars, former chairman of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) Jatuporn Prompan was released from Bangkok remand prison this evening (Thursday) after the Appeals Court granted him bail.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235475-former-red-shirt-leader-jatuporn-released-on-bail-by-thai-appeals-court/

 

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Similan Islands to be fully reopened for domestic tourists Oct 15

By Nop Meechukhun

 

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Phang Nga – Similan Islands are scheduled to be reopened this Friday, October 15th, after being closed for about seven months following the Department of National Parks Wildlife and Plant Conservation’s order to prevent the spread of Covid-19 Coronavirus.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235476-similan-islands-to-be-fully-reopened-for-domestic-tourists-oct-15/

 

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COVID-19: Thailand reports 10,486 new coronavirus cases, 94 deaths

 

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Thailand on Friday (October 15) reported 10,486 new COVID-19 cases, 10,711 recoveries and 94 additional deaths over the past 24 hours. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235490-covid-19-thailand-reports-10486-new-coronavirus-cases-94-deaths/

 

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Officials visit Russian boy, 7, who fell into boiling geyser in north Thailand

 

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Chiang Mai News reported that a delegation of senior tourist police headed by Pol Maj-Gen Warissiri Lilasiri and an official from the tourism ministry's local office went to Chiang Mai Ram Hospital to visit a seven year old Russian boy who fell in a boiling hot geyser.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235494-officials-visit-russian-boy-7-who-fell-into-boiling-geyser-in-north-thailand/

 

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Thirty eight countries in the frame for non-quarantine access to Thailand, Thai media

 

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Thai media Daily News reported that the CCSA were considering grouping countries according to economic value and vaccine coverage as a means to deciding which ones' nationals will be allowed to come to Thailand without having to quarantine from November 1st.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235496-thirty-eight-countries-in-the-frame-for-non-quarantine-access-to-thailand-thai-media/

 

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Mall car park floods after heavy rains hit Bangkok and surrounding areas yesterday

 

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Sanook reported that thunderstorms accompanied by heavy rain hit Bangkok and surrounding areas from yesterday afternoon until evening.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235503-mall-car-park-floods-after-heavy-rains-hit-bangkok-and-surrounding-areas-yesterday/

 

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Phuket marks 150 new COVID cases, no new deaths

By The Phuket News

 

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PHUKET: The latest Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) daily COVID situation report has marked 150 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (Oct 12) bringing the total number of people recognised as infected with COVID-19 in Phuket since Apr 3 to 13,459.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235505-phuket-marks-150-new-covid-cases-no-new-deaths/

 

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Pirapan Salirathavibhaga: The ruling party peace-broker tipped for PM candidacy 

 

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(Photo by Pirapan Salirathavibhaga’s Facebook)

 

Former justice minister Pirapan Salirathavibhaga is making waves in the ruling Palang Pracharath Party after being appointed as advisor to powerful party leader Gen Prawit Wongsuwan.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235507-pirapan-salirathavibhaga-the-ruling-party-peace-broker-tipped-for-pm-candidacy/

 

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Phuket Vegetarian Festival final night ablaze with firecrackers

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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PHUKET: Crowds lined the streets of Phuket Town last night (Oct 14) as the Phuket Vegetarian Festival entered its final night of rituals for this year’s nine-day festival with ceremonies to call the Nine Emperor Gods back to the heavens.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235508-phuket-vegetarian-festival-final-night-ablaze-with-firecrackers/

 

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Thailand’s 20 major dams, reservoirs are in danger of overflowing

 

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Irrigation officials have been advised by Thailand’s Office of the National Water Resources (ONWR) to manage the discharge of excess water from Thailand’s 20 major dams and reservoirs properly, to reduce impacts on downstream communities and farm land, as they are in danger of overflowing due to heavy rain.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235514-thailand’s-20-major-dams-reservoirs-are-in-danger-of-overflowing/

 

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COVID: Will European tourists return to Southeast Asia?

Heavily reliant on tourism, Southeast Asian nations are looking into ways to kick-start the vital economic sector, which has been battered by the pandemic.

 

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Thailand in July launched a so-called sandbox scheme in Phuket, its most popular beach island

    

It's little wonder Southeast Asia is now in a rush to welcome back tourists: In 2019, the tourism sector was worth $393 billion (€340 billion) for the regional economy.  Tourism accounted for about a third of Cambodia's GDP and one-fifth of Thailand's.  

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235517-covid-will-european-tourists-return-to-southeast-asia/

 

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Family offer to sell their eyes and kidneys after trusting policeman and his wife

 

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A municipal council worker in the north east of Thailand went on a march with a banner offering to sell his family's eyes and kidneys after he acted as a guarantor to a close friend's wife.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235518-family-offer-to-sell-to-sell-their-eyes-and-kidneys-after-trusting-policeman-and-his-wife/

 

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Mum, 71, is not sorry after stabbing her good-for-nothing, drunk son

 

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Daily News reported that at 4.30 am yesterday the U-Thong, Suphanburi police and local rescue services were called to a house in the area after a man was stabbed.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235521-mum-71-is-not-sorry-after-stabbing-her-good-for-nothing-drunk-son/

 

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Four Thai women - all friends - arrested with 200 kilos of marijuana in southern Thailand

 

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A press conference at Region 4 drugs' suppression police in southern Thailand announced the arrest of four Thai women, all close friends from Ratchaburi.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235523-four-thai-women-all-friends-arrested-with-200-kilos-of-marijuana-in-southern-thailand/

 

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Thai women conned into selling sex in Bahrain - woman arrested

 

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A press conference at the Crime Suppression Division presided over by Pol Lt-Gen Jiraphop Phuridech announced the arrest of a 55 woman who was named only as "A".

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235525-thai-women-conned-into-selling-sex-in-bahrain-woman-arrested/

 

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Russell Crowe visits Thailand sparking joy; thoughtful reflections from Thai netizens

By Natcha Patanasophon

 

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Hollywood actor and aspiring rock star Russell Crowe is making waves on Thai social media as the first major celebrity to visit the country after two years of pandemic blues.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235534-russell-crowe-visits-thailand-sparking-joy-thoughtful-reflections-from-thai-netizens/

 

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Tourism, investments expected to take off as Thailand reopens on Nov 1

 

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Laem Chabang Port in Chonburi province. (Photo by EEC)

 

Business leaders are expecting an influx of foreign tourists and investors when Thailand reopens its doors to the world on November 1.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235546-tourism-investments-expected-to-take-off-as-thailand-reopens-on-nov-1/

 

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฿200 m fee for appearances of world-class artists Lisa, Bocelli at New Year for worth spending – ATTA

 

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The 200-million-baht price tag for the appearances of Thai-born rapper Lalisa Manoban, commonly known as “Lisa”, of South Korea’s girl group “BLACKPINK” and Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli, at the New Year countdowns in Phuket and Bangkok respectively, is worth the money, according to Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA) Secretary-General Adit Chairattananont.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235549-฿200-m-fee-for-appearances-of-world-class-artists-lisa-bocelli-at-new-year-for-worth-spending-–-atta/

 

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Moderna Vaccine Due to Arrive Next Month

By Suwit Rattiwan

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Zuellig Pharma (ZP) Therapeutics, the supplier and distributor of Moderna in Thailand, said in a statement on Thursday that approximately 1.9 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will be arriving in the kingdom by the fourth quarter of 2021.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235550-moderna-vaccine-due-to-arrive-next-month/

 

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Team effort cleans rubbish from Khai Islands

 

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PHUKET: Staff and students from UWC Thailand International School (UWCT) and 5 Star Marine collaborated with Phuket Government Departments yesterday (Oct 14) to help clean up the heavily rubbish stricken Khai Islands.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235566-team-effort-cleans-rubbish-from-khai-islands/

 

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Over 2,000 Taxis Have Anti-COVID Partitions

 

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BANGKOK, Oct 15 (TNA) – The Land Transport Department said more than 2,000 taxis were equipped with partitions to contain COVID-19 as the government will increasingly reopen the country on Nov 1.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235567-over-2000-taxis-have-anti-covid-partitions/

 

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Pfizer Vaccine for 68,000 Students in Nonthaburi

 

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NONTHABURI, Oct 15 (TNA) – About 68,000 students in Nonthaburi province will be inoculated against COVID-19 with the vaccine made by Pfizer from Oct 15 to 17 ahead of the next school term in November.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1235568-pfizer-vaccine-for-68000-students-in-nonthaburi/

 

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