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Sticky rice and mangoes to lure Chinese

Sticky rice and mangoes to lure Chinese

Ten thousand Chinese have been invited to feast on sticky rice with mangoes on Sunday at a fair near Bangkok aimed at luring back tourists from China.

19 Jan 2019 at 18:29

US government shutdown begins

US government shutdown begins

WASHINGTON: A partial shutdown of the US government took hold early Saturday after Democrats refused to meet President Donald Trump’s demands for $5 billion to start erecting his cherished Mexican border wall.

22 Dec 2018 at 14:20

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    Natural oriental remedies

    Experience the therapeutic benefits of exfoliating essential oils derived from natural oriental herbal remedies such as plai, tamarind, camphor, lemongrass, kaffir lime...

    11 Dec 2018 at 09:33


    More than meats the eye

    The port city of Kobe in Japan, well-known for its highly marbled beef, waits for tourists to explore its other interesting aspects.

    15 Nov 2018 at 04:00


    Chinese market to continue dip

    Face it - the government is told - you've killed the golden goose of Chinese tourism, you have no plan and they're never coming back.

    16 Oct 2018 at 04:00


    Chinese tourist cheated out of 1,000 baht in Pattaya

    An attempt to cheat a Chinese tourist for cigarette littering in Pattaya turned around and bit the fraudster and the illegal guide he hired to help him.

    11 Oct 2018 at 04:32


    Airport officers transferred over bribes

    Acting immigration chief 'Big Joke' Hakparn transfers four senior officers out of Don Mueang after Facebook reports of 'fast track' visa handling for 200 baht.

    09 Oct 2018 at 06:27


    China 'okay' about fracas at airport

    Last week's most-viral video is history, according to the government - no Chinese protest, and no anti-Thailand travel warning from Beijing.

    04 Oct 2018 at 04:00


    Government woos wary China travellers

    A Chinese tourist boycott after the July sinking of the Phoenix has sent arrival numbers down 12% and has officials frantically searching for a cure.

    03 Oct 2018 at 04:00

  • Counter Service to charge 10% fee for VAT refund

    Counter Service, the first agent for tourist VAT refund, will charge a 10% fee for the service, according to the Revenue Department.

    02 Oct 2018 at 17:17


    More seeking southern comfort

    From just below Bangkok to the middle South, the 'Riviera of the East' will link both coasts and dozens of tourist attractions by road and rail.

    24 Sep 2018 at 09:05


    Govt mulls plan for 1 visa, 5 cities

    INFOGRAPHIC A plan is in the works to attract the elusive 'quality tourists' with a single visa that would cover five historic...

    24 Sep 2018 at 05:44