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Thailand prepares airports for quarantine-free travellers

 

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Immigration police officers are seen during a readiness inspection in preparation for the country's reopening on November 1, at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, October 20, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai government officials on Wednesday inspected the readiness of the country's airports to welcome quarantine-free travellers, due to return next month after almost two years of strict COVID-19 rules that halted vital tourism.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236231-thailand prepares-airports-for-quarantine-free-travellers/

 

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‘Winter Is Coming’ – Thailand’s cold season to begin next week

 

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Thailand is expected to enter the cold season next week and the periods of chilly weather will last longer, 5 to 7 days at a time instead of just 3 or 5 days as in previous years, according to the Thai Meteorological Department.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236185-‘winter-is-coming’-–-thailand’s-cold-season-to-begin-next-week/

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Court rules suspect in Nakhon Sawan police custody died of deliberate suffocation

 

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The Nakhon Sawan provincial court ruled today (Wednesday) that the drug suspect, who was seen in video footage with his head covered by plastic bags while in police custody at Muang district’s police station, died of suffocation.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236212-court-rules-suspect-in-nakhon-sawan-police-custody-died-of-deliberate-suffocation/

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Thailand sets out seven conditions for foreign arrivals without quarantine

 

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From November 1st, foreign tourists arriving in Thailand, without being required to enter quarantine, must meet seven conditions, according to the Bureau of Risk Communication and Health Behavior Promotion of the Disease Control Department, Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236233-thailand-sets-out-seven-conditions-for-foreign-arrivals-without-quarantine/

 

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Talks held to ease motorists’ burden as tolls on Sirat Outer ring road to rise from Dec 15

 

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The Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT) is trying to negotiate, with Bangkok Expressway and Metro Public Company (BEM), the concessionaire for the Sirat outer ring road expressway, an easing of the burden on motorist from the December 15th rise in tolls, as stipulated in the concession agreement.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236234-talks-held-to-ease-motorists’-burden-as-tolls-on-sirat-outer-ring-road-to-rise-from-dec-15/

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Asian Tour’s Phuket Series praised for inspiring tourism confidence

By The Phuket News

 

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The Asian Tour’s Phuket Series has been praised for attracting high-profile stars and highlighting Phuket’s ability to host international sporting events. Photo: PR Phuket

 

PHUKET: Two Asian Tour golf tournaments to be played in Phuket in November and December have been praised for inspiring confidence in Phuket’s tourism and hoped to bring a welcome boost to the island’s economy.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236235-asian-tour’s-phuket-series-praised-for-inspiring-tourism-confidence/

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Wichit Na Ranong steps in over Soi Paniang wastewater

By The Phuket News

 

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Wichit Na Ranong yesterday agreed for Rassada officials to use private land to build a water quality centre to monitor wastewater levels in the canal flowing in the Soi Paniang area. Photo: Rassada OrBorTor

 

PHUKET: Wichit Na Ranong, often referred to as the ‘Father of Phuket Tourism’, has offered Rassada Municipality use of private land to help monitor wastewater levels flowing into the Soi Paniang area, which for years has raised serious health concerns over the foul stench emanating from the canal that feeds into Samkong on the north side of Phuket Town.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236236-wichit-na-ranong-steps-in-over-soi-paniang-wastewater/

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4th Thailand Mixed hosted by TrustGolf to tee off at Black Mountain

By Adam Judd

 

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The fourth leg of the Bt3 million Thailand Mixed hosted by TrustGolf will tee off at the Black Mountain Golf and Resort between November 16-19 in Hua Hin.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236241-4th-thailand-mixed-hosted-by-trustgolf-to-tee-off-at-black-mountain/

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Statement on the Visit of Counselor Derek Chollet to Thailand

 

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State Department Counselor Derek Chollet, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs Kin Moi and an interagency delegation visited the Kingdom of Thailand Oct. 18-19 for strategic discussions with senior Royal Thai Government officials and civil society leaders. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236242-statement-on-the-visit-of-counselor-derek-chollet-to-thailand/

 

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Woman arrested in Minburi over alleged 5 million baht Facebook/Line hack

 

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Naew Na reported that police from the Economic Crime Division armed with a warrant arrested a 21 year old Thai woman for fraud after she hacked Facebook and Line accounts.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236262-woman-arrested-in-minburi-over-alleged-5-million-baht-facebookline-hack/

 

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Emotions run high at temple after eight year old boy is horrifically attacked by cruel stepfather

 

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Daily News reported on a horrific case of abuse in a Thai family in Saraburi in central Thailand perpetrated by a cruel stepfather.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236278-emotions-run-high-at-temple-after-eight-year-old-boy-is-horrifically-attacked-by-cruel-stepfather/

 

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Police say they have evidence aplenty against woman who allegedly cut painter's rope

 

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Daily News continued to report on the case of two painters who were rescued at a Pak Kret condominium by a British man and his Thai wife.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236279-police-say-they-have-evidence-aplenty-against-woman-who-allegedly-cut-painters-rope/

 

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Buriram police issue arrest warrant for libel against MP - but they won't say who instigated the charge

 

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An arrest warrant for computer crime and libel has been issued against the founder of the Thai Civilized political party. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236280-buriram-police-issue-arrest-warrant-for-libel-against-mp-but-they-wont-say-who-instigated-the-charge/

 

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Phuket marks 140 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 140 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (Oct 20) bringing the total number of people recognised as infected with COVID-19 in Phuket since Apr 3 to 14,317.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236281-phuket-marks-140-new-covid-cases-no-new-deaths/

 

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Kanchanaburi Province hit by flash floods

By Tanakorn Sangiam

 

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KANCHANABURI (NNT) - Four districts of Kanchanaburi province have been severely hit by flash floods, prompting evacuation in many areas. Army units have been deployed to help communities move their belongings and pets to a safe place.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236282-kanchanaburi-province-hit-by-flash-floods/

 

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Thi Lo Su waterfall surveyed ahead of planned reopening

By Namo Vananupong

 

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TAK (NNT) - Officials responsible for Thi Lo Su Waterfall in Tak province have surveyed the condition of the wider area around the waterfall to prepare for its reopening to tourists in the upcoming cold season, and collected garbage that had been swept in by recent floods.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236283-thi-lo-su-waterfall-surveyed-ahead-of-planned-reopening/

 

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Thieves 'wai' the shrine at a temple before committing robbery

 

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Sanook reported that two well dressed thieves were caught on CCTV showing respect to "Jao Mae Takhian" at a temple by wai-ing - before they tried to force open a collection box and steal money.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236286-thieves-wai-the-shrine-at-a-temple-before-committing-robbery/

 

 
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Dental clinics urged to adopt COVID-Free Setting as patient number declines

By Tanakorn Sangiam

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The COVID-19 pandemic has led to fewer patients visiting their dentists out of infection concerns. The Department of Health is recommending dental clinics adopt the COVID-Free Setting guideline to boost patients’ confidence.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236290-dental-clinics-urged-to-adopt-covid-free-setting-as-patient-number-declines/

 

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Kevin Moss, founder of Phuket Immigration Volunteers, passes away

By The Phuket News

 

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Kevin Moss happy to help, pictured here at Phuket Immigration in 2011. Photo: The Phuket News / file

 

PHUKET: Kevin Moss, the British expat who founded the Phuket Immigration Volunteers and a regular at Patong Police Station with the Region 8 Police Volunteers, has passed away after a brief battle with cancer.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236292-kevin-moss-founder-of-phuket-immigration-volunteers-passes-away/

 

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Revealed: Behind the scenes footage of action movie Fast and Furious 9 filmed in Thailand

 

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Sanook reported on two minute long clips of behind the scenes spoilers from the movie Fast and Furious 9.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1236293-revealed-behind-the-scenes-footage-of-action-movie-fast-and-furious-9-filmed-in-thailand/

 

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