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Gold prices in Thailand surge to historic 42,050 baht high
by Nattapong Westwood 

 

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Gold prices reached a new high today, with the Gold Traders Association (GTA) reporting a significant increase to 42,050 baht per baht weight, marking a historic surge. In a remarkable shift, gold ornament prices soared by 600 baht compared to the previous day’s closing figures.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325109-gold-prices-in-thailand-surge-to-historic-42050-baht-high/

 

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Thailand Records Total of 206 Deaths in Five Days of the ‘Songkran Seven Days Road Safety Campaign’
By Goongnang Suksawat

 

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A total of 1,564 road accidents, with 1,593 injuries and 206 deaths, were reported on Tuesday (April 16th) by the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) in five days (April 11th -April 15th) of the ‘Seven Days Road Safety Campaign’ during Songkran (April 11th – April 17th) 2024.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325110-thailand-records-total-of-206-deaths-in-5-days-of-‘songkran-7-days-road-safety-campaign/

 

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Rawai Road Collision Results in Multiple Injuries and Infrastructure Damage
By Goongnang Suksawat

 

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Rawai, Phuket-In the early hours of Tuesday morning, a serious traffic incident occurred in Rawai, leading to a sequence of accidents that resulted in injuries and significant damage to public infrastructure.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325111-rawai-road-collision-results-in-multiple-injuries-and-infrastructure-damage/

 

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Phuket Records a Total of 39 Accidents in Five Days of the ‘Songkran Seven Days of Road Safety Campaign’
By Goongnang Suksawat

 

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Phuket –Phuket has announced a total of 39 road accidents, 39 injuries, and zero deaths in the first five days (April 11th – April 15th) of the seven days (April 11th, 2024 to April 17th, 2024) of the ‘Songkran Road Safety Campaign 2024′.

 

Fulll story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325086-phuket’s-seven-days-safety-campaign-shows-zero-fatalities/?do=findComment&comment=18848144

 

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Pattaya Teenager Flashes Two Guns During Songkran, Later Arrested
By Aim Tanakorn

 

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Pattaya —A teenager was caught on camera brandishing two firearms at his rivals during a Songkran celebration in Pattaya on the evening of April 15th, 2024. The incident occurred just a few hundred meters from the Pattaya Police Station.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325115-pattaya-teenager-flashes-two-guns-during-songkran-later-arrested/

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Thai woman found murdered in Bangkok hotel, Indian guest prime suspect
 

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On April 16, 2567, the Police Investigation Unit of Talat Phlu Market received a report of a homicide in room 210 of a five-story hotel located on Soi Wutthakat 14, Talat Phlu District, Thonburi, Bangkok, reported Siam Rath.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325117-thai-woman-found-murdered-in-bangkok-hotel-indian-guest-prime-suspect/

 

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Nearly 100k return to Bangkok post-Songkran via public transport
by Top

 

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The acting director and president of Transport Company Ltd made a public announcement yesterday, disclosing the substantial numbers of citizens returning to Bangkok after the Songkran festival. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325131-nearly-100k-return-to-bangkok-post-songkran-via-public-transport/

 

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Chiang Mai Zoo splashes 29 million baht on renovated aquarium
by Mitch Connor

 

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Picture of children watching a giant sea turtle courtesy of Chiang Mai Zoo

 

Chiang Mai Zoo proudly unveiled its renovated aquarium following a substantial financial investment of over 29 million baht.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325132-chiang-mai-zoo-splashes-29-million-baht-on-renovated-aquarium/

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Foreign man drowns while retrieving water gun in canal in Bangkok
by Petch Petpailin

 

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Photo via Facebook/ สำนักข่าวราษฎร - Ratsadon News

 

A foreign man drowned while reportedly retrieving his water gun in the Saen Saep Canal in Bangkok during the Songkran Festival on April 14. His nationality wasn’t specified.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1324997-foreign-tourist-drowns-trying-to-retrieve-water-gun-from-bangkok-canal/?do=findComment&comment=18848926

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Nakhon Ratchasima farmer wins 12 million baht lottery
by Nattapong Westwood

 

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A timely stroke of luck has befallen a widowed farmer in Nakhon Ratchasima as he won a staggering 12 million baht in the lottery, with plans to generously donate a boat to a local rowing club because of his grandchild’s national team success.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325134-nakhon-ratchasima-farmer-wins-12-million-baht-lottery/

 

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Thailand’s foreign tourism boom: 10 million visitors fuel 500 billion windfall
by Mitch Connor

 

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Thailand has welcomed over 10 million foreign tourists this year alone, leading to revenue exceeding 500 billion baht, reported the Tourism and Sports Ministry. The data, up to date as of yesterday, shows 10,723,953 foreign visitors have contributed to an income of 518 billion baht (US$14 billion).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325135-thailand’s-foreign-tourism-boom-10-million-visitors-fuel-500-billion-windfall/

 

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Duo steals million-baht diamond bracelet from Bangkok mall
by Nattapong Westwood

 

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A sophisticated heist unfolded at a renowned shopping mall in Bangkok’s Pathumwan district yesterday, where thieves made off with a diamond bracelet valued at over 1 million baht.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325138-duo-steals-million-baht-diamond-bracelet-from-bangkok-mall/

 

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Relocation of cadmium tailings from Bangkok commences May 7
by Mitch Connor

 

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The logistics of relocating cadmium tailings from Samut Sakhon, Bangkok, and Chon Buri back to their original location in Tak is set to start on May 7. Bound & Beyond Plc, the company responsible for the task, has a deadline of 36 days to execute the operation, as stated by Pimphattra Wichaikul, the Industry Minister.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325139-relocation-of-cadmium-tailings-from-bangkok-commences-may-7/

 

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Indian man arrested for murder of Thai girlfriend at hotel in Bangkok
by Petch Petpailin

 

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Police arrested an Indian man in the central province of Kanchanaburi for the murder of his Thai girlfriend at a hotel in Bangkok. The woman’s dead body was found in a hotel room on April 16 with 31 stab wounds across her body.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325117-thai-woman-found-murdered-in-bangkok-hotel-indian-guest-prime-suspect/?do=findComment&comment=18849157

 

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