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Flights and hotel bookings in Phuket and Samui nearly fully booked

 

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PHOTO: Workpoint News

 

A number of flights and hotel bookings in Phuket and Samui were almost fully booked by both Thai and foreign tourists during the four-day long weekend, showing significant signs of tourism recovery, Government Spokesperson Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana reported today, May 16th.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259810-flights-and-hotel-bookings-in-phuket-and-samui-nearly-fully-booked/

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Thai Commerce Ministry to put child car seats on “products under watch” list

 

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The Ministry of Commerce is to include car safety seats in their “product under watch” list to prevent profiteering, after the Land Traffic Act has made it mandatory for children under 6 and those whose height is 135cm or less to be placed in safety seats and secured with a seatbelt from September 5th. Violators will face a fine up to 2,000 baht on conviction.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259790-thai-commerce-ministry-to-put-child-car-seats-on-“products-under-watch”-list/

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No closure of class or school in Thailand if COVID-19 infection is detected

 

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The Department of Health has clarified that no class or school will be shut down if a student, teacher or member of school staff is found to be infected with COVID-19 or if a high-risk person is exposed to an infected individual, according to the department’s Deputy Director-General Dr. Sarawut Boonsook, as Thailand’s new school term starts Tuesday.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259823-no-closure-of-class-or-school-in-thailand-if-covid-19-infection-is-detected/

 

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No more report on opinion poll results allowed until after Bangkok local elections

 

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Opinion pollsters and the media are barred from disclosing opinion poll results related to Bangkok’s gubernatorial and council elections from now until the actual polls close at 5 pm on May 22nd, according to Samran Tanpanich, head of the Bangkok Election Commission.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259824-no-more-report-on-opinion-poll-results-allowed-until-after-bangkok-local-elections/

 

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Missing German Woman Found By A Creek In National Park Forest

TNR Staff

 

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A LARGE search team in Phuket found the elderly German woman tourist missing for seven days lying by a creek in a forest within Sirinat National Park today (May, 16), Thai Rath newspaper and Amarin TV said.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259825-missing-german-woman-found-by-a-creek-in-national-park-forest/

 

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Phuket Light Rail officially paused for project budget review

By Goong Nang(GN)

 

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Phuket – The long proposed and discussed Phuket Light Rail from the north to the south of the island has been officially paused for what relevant agencies call a project budget review.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259826-phuket-light-rail-officially-paused-for-project-budget-review/

 

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Legend Fighting Championships: Fight fans in Hua Hin treated to big night in the ring

By Online Reporter

 

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A large, enthusiastic crowd gathered at BluPort on Saturday night (May 14) for the latest instalment of the Legend Fighting Championships.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259829-legend-fighting-championships-fight-fans-in-hua-hin-treated-to-big-night-in-the-ring/

 

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Full Moon Party now "the symbol" of Thailand's Full Blown Reopening!

 

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Picture: Siam Rath

 

The government is rubbing its fingers again as foreign arrivals to the country pick up hugely and tourism shows signs that come the end of 2022 it'll be full systems go.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259852-full-moon-party-now-the-symbol-of-thailands-full-blown-reopening/

 

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Four secondary teens charged with assault on primary children - further case under investigation

 

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Picture: INN

 

INN reported on a case of bullying or hazing in Phuket where 15 year olds were caught on tape assaulting children in P5 - the second to last year of Thai primary school.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259853-four-secondary-teens-charged-with-assault-on-primary-children-further-case-under-investigation/

 

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Pick up driver in "miracle survival" - driver put his faith in Rama V - and came up trumps

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: Miracle survival

 

A Thai driver who survived a seemingly deadly smash in the north east told reporters that he attributed his "miracle" to a carved image in ivory.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259855-pick-up-driver-in-miracle-survival-driver-put-his-faith-in-rama-v-and-came-up-trumps/

 

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Ten million baht damage assessment at Rama 2 fire last night

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: Factory fire

 

Daily News reported that ten million baht damage was done when a fire broke out in a plastics factory beside Rama 2 road in western Bangkok last night .

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259856-ten-million-baht-damage-assessment-at-rama-2-fire-last-night/

 

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Video: Sabotage at water park! Owner posts video after residents flooded out - buyer pulls out

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: Countdown 3-2-1 - Pool slashed

 

The owner of the Saen Sanook water park in Thepparak Road Soi 102, Samut Prakan has filed a police report alleging sabotage at the facility.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259858-video-sabotage-at-water-park-owner-posts-video-after-residents-flooded-out-buyer-pulls-out/

 

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That's the damaged ATM! Top pointing as media reports someone was angry at being unable to get cash

 

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Picture: Siam Rath

 

Locals helped Siam Rath with some handy pointing at a Krung Thai ATM that was smashed up in Rayong, eastern Thailand.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259859-thats-the-damaged-atm-top-pointing-as-media-reports-someone-was-angry-at-being-unable-to-get-cash/

 

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Bangkok gubernatorial debate held ahead of Sunday’s elections

 

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As voting in the first Bangkok gubernatorial election in nine years will take place on May 22nd, Thai PBS hosted a debate on Monday in which five key candidates took part and shared their visions for the future of Thailand’s capital and answered questions from the public.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259861-bangkok-gubernatorial-debate-held-ahead-of-sunday’s-elections/

 

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NESDC cuts Thai economic growth in 2022 over war in Ukraine, lockdown in China  

By Panithan Onthaworn

 

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Thailand’s government on Tuesday revised down the country’s economic growth projection for 2022, due to concerns over fallout from the Russia-Ukraine war and the Covid-19 outbreak situation in China. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259862-nesdc-cuts-thai-economic-growth-in-2022-over-war-in-ukraine-lockdown-in-china/

 

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Cybercrime conference kicks off in Phuket - ASEAN nations in town to learn how RTP cracks online crime

 

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Picture: Naew Na

 

Representatives from other ASEAN countries are in Phuket for an international cybercrime conference.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259866-cybercrime-conference-kicks-off-in-phuket-asean-nations-in-town-to-learn-how-rtp-cracks-online-crime/

 

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Foreign Spanish tourist injured after a fall while playing on top of the Kathu Waterfall in Phuket

By Goong Nang(GN)

 

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PHOTO: Screen capture from Speed News Phuket

 

Kathu, Phuket – An unidentified female foreign tourist from Spain has broken her ankle after she slipped from several rocks while she was reportedly playing on top of the Kathu Waterfall yesterday.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259867-foreign-spanish-tourist-injured-after-a-fall-while-playing-on-top-of-the-kathu-waterfall-in-phuket/

 

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Factory bus goes up in flames in western Thailand - 30 escape with their lives

 

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Manager Thai Caption: 30 escape fire on factory bus

 

Manager reported that Samrong police in Tha Muang district of Kanchanaburi, western Thailand, were called along with fire services as a gaily painted factory bus with 30 aboard burst into flames yesterday. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259868-factory-bus-goes-up-in-flames-in-western-thailand-30-escape-with-their-lives/

 

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Bangkok Suffers Traffic Congestion on Full-scale School Reopening

 

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BANGKOK, May 17 (TNA) – Commuters faced traffic congestion in many areas in Bangkok as over 800,000 students returned to 1,277 schools on the first day of this academic year.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259869-bangkok-suffers-traffic-congestion-on-full-scale-school-reopening/

 

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Wild mushrooms giving Thai ladies that special beauty!

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: Let's Eat Mushrooms

 

Daily News reporters went to Muang district of Amnat Charoen in central north easternThailand where local businesswomen have turned mushroom hunters. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259873-wild-mushrooms-giving-thai-ladies-that-special-beauty/

 

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14-year-old student commits suicide after being expelled from Thai school

 

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A 14-year-old female junior high school student, attending a school in Thailand’s southern province of Phatthalung, has committed suicide after she was allegedly expelled by her teacher for failing to show up on the first day of the new school term on May 9th and for allegedly failing to pay the school fees.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259875-14-year-old-student-commits-suicide-after-being-expelled-from-thai-school/

 

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Thailand’s 2022 GDP growth projection cut to 3%, 2.2% recorded for Q1

 

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Foreign tourists walk along the popular Khaosan Road in Bangkok on May 17, 2022. Thailand’s economy grew 2.2 percent in the first quarter following an export and tourism boost after the relaxation of pandemic entry restrictions, the kingdom’s main economic agency said May 17. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

 

The National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) has decided to cut Thailand’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth projection for 2022 to between 2.5% and 3.5%, or an average of 3%, from earlier projection of between 3.5% and 4.5%, due to uncertainties over the conflict in Ukraine, according to NESDC Secretary-General Danucha Pichayanan.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1259894-thailand’s-2022-gdp-growth-projection-cut-to-3-22-recorded-for-q1/

 

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