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Truckers gear up for mass protest on Monday to demand diesel price cap

 

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Thousands of truckers in Thailand are gearing up for a nationwide strike (Monday), to pressure the government into meeting their demand for the price of diesel to be capped at 25 baht/litre.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1237549-truckers-gear-up-for-mass-protest-on-monday-to-demand-diesel-price-cap/

 

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Phuket Smart bus rolls again

By The Phuket News

 

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The Phuket Smart Bus rides along the island’s most beautiful beaches. Photo: Phuket Smart Bus

 

PHUKET: The Phuket Smart Bus will resume its service on Monday (Nov 1) catering to the need of both domestic and international tourists.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1237552-phuket-smart-bus-rolls-again/

 

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Direct Phuket flights from Kazakhstan resume

By The Phuket News

 

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PHUKET: The first regular scheduled flight service from Kazakhstan to resume since the COVID-19 tourism shutdown was brought into effect last year landed in Phuket this morning, bringing 165 tourists entering the country under the Phuket Sandbox scheme.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1237553-direct-phuket-flights-from-kazakhstan-resume/

 

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Phuket officials briefed on Nov 1 arrival rules, TAT sums up changes

 

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Phuket has received final instructions on what to do from Nov 1 onwards. Photo: PR Phuket

 

By The Phuket News

 

PHUKET: Phuket officials have received direct instructions and guidelines on how the country in general and the island in particular are to welcome tourists from next month.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1237554-phuket-officials-briefed-on-nov-1-arrival-rules-tat-sums-up-changes/

 

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Bangkok to lift alcohol ban on November 1

By Paphamon Arayasukawat

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Bangkok Communicable Disease Committee has resolved to lift the ban on alcoholic beverage consumption in restaurants that have been certified with the SHA+ Standards; entertainment venues, pubs, bars, karaoke, and massage parlors excluded.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1237489-bangkok-to-allow-alcohol-in-restaurants-but-only-until-9pm/?do=findComment&comment=16941446

 

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Thai economy shows improvement in September

By Namo Vananupong

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Thailand’s economy in September has seen continued growth, with the return of economic activities. The Bank of Thailand has stated however that the overall economy in Q3 felt the impact of the COVID-19 surge and corresponding restrictions.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1237557-thai-economy-shows-improvement-in-september/

 

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Thailand eases more COVID-19 curbs, ready to welcome back tourists from 1 November 2021

Nearly all businesses and activities in the 4 Blue Zone provinces will be able to resume “New Normal” operations.

 

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Bangkok1 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide an update that more COVID-19 curbs in most parts of the kingdom have been eased from 1 November, 2021, to facilitate the wider country reopening to vaccinated visitors from around the world.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1237558-thailand-eases-more-covid-19-curbs-ready-to-welcome-back-tourists-from-1-november-2021/

 

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Chonburi Governor releases new Covid-19 orders: Alcohol ban at restaurants/nightlife stays

By  Adam Judd

 

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Chonburi, Thailand-Here are the highlights of today’s orders from the Chonburi Governor announced around lunchtime today, Halloween, October 31st, 2021.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1237559-chonburi-governor-releases-new-covid-19-orders-alcohol-ban-at-restaurantsnightlife-stays/

 

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Thailand set to welcome visitors after almost two years

 

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Thailand is lifting quarantine restrictions and allowing fully vaccinated foreign visitors from 63 countries and territories to enter. (Photo of Praseban by Veena Thoopkrajae)

 

With an economy almost entirely dependent on the tourist industry, Thailand is today lifting quarantine restrictions and allowing fully vaccinated foreign visitors from 63 countries and territories to enter in a bid to boost revenue from tourism during the last two months of 2021.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1237580-thailand-set-to-welcome-visitors-after-almost-two-years/

 

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Thailand reopening: There are no foreigners and no foreign flights at all - at least in the north

 

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The chief of Thailand's northern hoteliers' association was forced to admit on Sunday that there were no foreign bookings at their hotels.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1237583-thailand-reopening-there-are-no-foreigners-and-no-foreign-flights-at-all-at-least-in-the-north/

 

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Phuket all systems go for reopening: The airport can handle 3,000 passengers a day

 

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The governor of Phuket province in the south of Thailand struck an optimistic note ahead of the grand reopening of Thailand today Monday November 1st.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1237584-phuket-all-systems-go-for-reopening-the-airport-can-handle-3000-passengers-a-day/

 

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Phuket marks 62 new COVID cases, one new death

By The Phuket News

 

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PHUKET: The latest Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) daily COVID situation report has marked 62 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (Oct 31) bringing the total number of people recognised as infected with COVID-19 in Phuket since Apr 3 to 15,265.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1237588-phuket-marks-62-new-covid-cases-one-new-death/

 

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Three quarters of Thais worried about ending the booze ban - even in restaurants, poll suggests

 

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A Bangkok poll asked Thais about their hopes as the country started the process of reopening today, November 1st.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1237597-three-quarters-of-thais-worried-about-ending-the-booze-ban-even-in-restaurants-poll-suggests/

 

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Fake News! Bangkok's River Side hotel is NOT up for sale for 6 billion - defamation suit in progress

 

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The director of a well known Bangkok hotel famous for its Chao Phraya river cruises says the hotel is not up for sale.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1237599-fake-news-bangkoks-river-side-hotel-is-not-up-for-sale-for-6-billion-defamation-suit-in-progress/

 

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Thailand International Boat Show to kick-start luxury tourism revival  

International boat brands, superyachts, supercars, luxury real estate and more on display to thousands of expected visitors from Thailand and overseas

 

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Multihull Solutions, one of the many dealers and more than 10 yachting brands currently confirmed at the 2022 Thailand International Boat Show.

 

Phuket, Thailand, 29 October 2021 - The Thailand International Boat Show will take place at the award-winning Royal Phuket Marina from 6-9 January, 2022 and is set to attract thousands of high net worth individuals from across Thailand and overseas. The only boat show to be staged at any major marina in Thailand during 2022 and the first planned for the region in two years, the Thailand International Boat Show is seen by public and private sectors as a valuable platform to promote marine leisure tourism in Phuket and Thailand to the world.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1237600-thailand-international-boat-show-to-kick-start-luxury-tourism-revival/

 

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Khao San reopening: Most of the tourist street remains shuttered - response to opening lukewarm

 

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Thai media PPTV 36 went to Khao San Road in Bangkok yesterday ahead of the much heralded "reopening of Thailand to foreign tourists" today.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1237608-khao-san-reopening-most-of-the-tourist-street-remains-shuttered-response-to-opening-lukewarm/

 

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Police warning: You're only allowed to drink at selected restaurants - even then last orders are at 9 pm

 

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The Royal Thai Police's deputy spokesman warned the public they were only allowed to drink at accredited places in selected areas - then only up to 9 pm.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1237609-police-warning-youre-only-allowed-to-drink-at-selected-restaurants-even-then-last-orders-are-at-9-pm/

 

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Thai PM to Announce Thailand’s Climate Change Reduction Plans At COP26

By Suwit Rattiwan

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha will announce Thailand’s commitment to reducing annual greenhouse gas emission by 20–25% by 2030 at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland this week.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1237610-thai-pm-to-announce-thailand’s-climate-change-reduction-plans-at-cop26/

 

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Has Thai govt fulfilled its vaccine pledge?

 

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A student receives a dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at the Narasikalai school in the southern province of Narathiwat on October 15, 2021. Madaree TOHLALA / AFP

 

November 1, 2021: The answer to the question whether the Prayut administration has kept its promise to vaccinate 50% of the population is not easy, as it depends on how one defines “vaccination.”

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1237617-has-thai-govt-fulfilled-its-vaccine-pledge/

 

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Bangkok: Term 2 started today - but schools - and frustrations - continue with online learning

 

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Today, November 1st was billed as the day that the Bangkok authority's 437 schools would be opening for the second semester.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1237621-bangkok-term-2-started-today-but-schools-and-frustrations-continue-with-online-learning/

 

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