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French Tourist Injured at Koh Samui's Na Muang Waterfall

 

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Picture courtesy: The Phuket Express

 

A French tourist has suffered a serious knee injury after slipping at Na Muang Waterfall 2 in Koh Samui, Thailand. The incident was reported to Koh Samui District Administrative Officials, prompting immediate deployment of tourist police, rescue teams, and local authorities.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327653-french-tourist-injured-at-koh-samuis-na-muang-waterfall/

 

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British Tourist Injured in Gang Attack on Bangla Road, Patong

 

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Picture courtesy: Daily News

 

Patong authorities are actively pursuing a group of men linked to a violent assault on Bangla Road, which resulted in injuries to a British tourist early yesterday morning. The altercation occurred in the vicinity of a 7-Eleven near Soi Sea Dragon around 4:40 am.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327654-british-tourist-injured-in-gang-attack-on-bangla-road-patong/

 

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Thailand Imposes Alcohol Ban for Visakha Bucha Day on May 22

 

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File photo courtesy: The Phuket Express

 

Visakha Bucha Day, also called Vesak, will be celebrated on May 22 in Thailand, marking a significant public holiday. On this highly revered Buddhist day, Thai law mandates a ban on selling all types of alcoholic beverages in convenience stores and entertainment venues.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327655-thailand-imposes-alcohol-ban-for-visakha-bucha-day-on-may-22/

 

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Recycled SIM Card Number Sparks a Year-Long Ordeal

 

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A woman in Korat experienced a year-long ordeal with strange phone calls after purchasing a SIM card from a shopping mall, leading her to ultimately cancel the number. The calls were traced back to a number written on a school desk.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327657-recycled-sim-card-number-sparks-a-year-long-ordeal/

 

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Highly Intoxicated Foreigner Arrested in Patong Public Disturbance

 

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Source: Facebook

 

Late last week in Patong, local residents reported a disruptive foreigner causing a significant public disturbance, prompting an immediate police response. The incident took place in front of a restaurant along Taweewong Road, close to the well-known Dolphin Roundabout.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327658-highly-intoxicated-foreigner-arrested-in-patong-public-disturbance/

 

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Decapitated body found in sea off Cha-am beach

By Online Reporter

 

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Cha-am fishing village. File photo


On May 17, 2024, local fishermen reported a heavily decaying, headless body floating in the sea near the Cha-Am Beach viewpoint, approximately one kilometer from the shore.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327660-decapitated-body-found-in-sea-off-cha-am-beach/

 

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Pattaya Suspends Electric Scooter Rentals Amid Legal Concerns

 

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Picture courtesy: The Pattaya News

 

An electric scooter rental company in Pattaya has been instructed by city officials and police to temporarily halt operations amid concerns about compliance with Thai traffic laws.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327518-electric-scooter-rentals-surface-in-pattaya-prompting-legal-issues/?do=findComment&comment=18926602

 

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Thailand Seeks 7.5 Billion Baht Boost from Film Productions

 

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Picture courtesy: National News Bureau of Thailand

 

The Thai government has unveiled an ambitious plan to generate 7.5 billion baht this year by positioning Thailand as a leading destination for international film productions. This initiative was prominently promoted at the Cannes Film Festival in France, where the country’s achievements in attracting foreign film projects were showcased.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327664-thailand-seeks-75-billion-baht-boost-from-film-productions/

 

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Bangkok Among Top 10 Summer Destinations

 

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Mastercard's latest "Travel Trends 2024: Breaking Boundaries" report has positioned Bangkok in the prestigious list of top 10 summer vacation destinations globally. This accolade is based on an extensive analysis of Mastercard transaction data from 74 markets, highlighting Bangkok's growing appeal to international travellers over the coming months.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327665-bangkok-among-top-10-summer-destinations/

 

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Suvarnabhumi Airport: Arrive at Airport 3+ hours before international flight from BKK

 

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BANGKOK: -- Suvarnabhumi Airport departure passport control area are installing new automatic channel for passport screening to replace the existing system.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327663-⚠️-suvarnabhumi-airport-arrive-at-airport-3-hours-before-international-flight-from-bkk/

 

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Brief bandit: thief strips down to underwear, swipes stash of briefs
by Nattapong Westwood

 

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An underwear thief, dressed only in his undies, drove to a house and stole a collection of underwear, later claiming it was the result of a dare. The incident took place on the morning of May 18 in Ban Pa Tueng Ngam, Pa O Don Chai sub-district, Mueng district, Chiang Rai.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327681-brief-bandit-thief-strips-down-to-underwear-swipes-stash-of-briefs/

 

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Pakistani and Thai wife arrested for murder of Indian in Songkhla
Petch Petpailin

 

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Police arrested a Pakistani man and his Thai wife for the murder of an Indian man in the southern province of Songkhla. The motive is suspected to be a business conflict.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327684-pakistani-and-thai-wife-arrested-for-murder-of-indian-in-songkhla/

 

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1,882 new COVID-19 hospitalisations and 16 deaths in the last week
by Dr. Nikhil Prasad 

 

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Thailand is experiencing a significant but underreported surge in COVID-19 cases, with both public and private hospitals feeling the strain as outpatient and inpatient admissions rise. This trend mirrors situations in other countries like Singapore, the UK, the US, Australia, Canada, and France, driven by new variants from the KP lineage (e.g., KP.1, KP.2, KP.3).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327690-1882-new-covid-19-hospitalisations-and-16-deaths-in-the-last-week/

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Man murders drinking friend with concrete block after argument
by Nattapong Westwood

 

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A tragic murder unfolded in Surin province when 67 year old man allegedly killed his 58 year old drinking companion by hitting him with a concrete block and then dragging his body with a motorcycle before dumping it in a canal.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327700-man-murders-drinking-friend-with-concrete-block-after-argument/

 

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Thai ladyboy loses cash and phone after one-night stand
by Petch Petpailin

 

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A Thai ladyboy lost 2,000 baht in cash and a mobile phone after a one-night stand with a Thai man at a resort in Pattaya.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327702-thai-ladyboy-loses-cash-and-phone-after-one-night-stand/

 

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Training Center for Anti-Trafficking Opened in Bangkok

 

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The Thai government and Australia have teamed up to fight human trafficking, opening a new training center in Bangkok. The Counter Trafficking in Persons Center of Excellence (CTIP-COE) was officially inaugurated on May 17 by Thailand's Minister of Justice, Pol Colonel Tawee Sodsong, and Australia’s Ambassador to Thailand, Angela Macdonald.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327713-training-center-for-anti-trafficking-opened-in-bangkok/

 

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Prime Minister Considers Hosting Formula One Race in Bangkok

 

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Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has had meetings with executives from Formula One and visited the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari racetrack in Italy's Bologna. This visit was an explorative move to assess the potential of Bangkok hosting a Formula One race.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327714-prime-minister-considers-hosting-formula-one-race-in-bangkok/

 

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Thai industries launch initiatives to boost SMEs post-pandemic

 

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New initiatives by the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) aim to bolster local entrepreneurs, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) still grappling with the effects of the pandemic. The FTI is focusing on critical sectors such as agribusiness and the auto parts industry to foster resilience and growth.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327717-thai-industries-launch-initiatives-to-boost-smes-post-pandemic/

 

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