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Multi-million pound Thai oyster farm and hotel burns down

Multi-million pound Thai oyster farm and hotel burns down after bungling workers spray the entire pier with flammable mosquito spray A multi-million pound oyster farm and hotel has burned down after bungling workers sprayed the entire pier with flammable mosquito spray. Sinmana Farmstay, a floating sea resort which allowed guests to catch the molluscs, was expecting a big tour group today.



Floods hit Bangkok, Chon Buri's Pattaya and Bang Lamung

Heavy rain on Sunday flooded many roads in Bangkok, including the major arteries of Ratchadaphisek and Ramkhamhaeng. Pictures posted on Twitter showed flooding at Rajamangala National Stadium.



Get Bizzy

The Khon Kaen rapper brings his meticulous flow and keen ear for melodies to the thriving local hip-hop scene In case you're unaware, the hip-hop scene in Thailand is blowing up right now. Underground talents are getting unprecedented exposure on mainstream TV reality shows The Rapper and Show Me The Money.



Who's responsible for Bangkok's monuments?

The search started early this month when the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration , the local administration which has taken care of this majestic monument for over seven decades, asked the Fine Arts Department to find out the state agency that is the actual owner and caretaker of the monument. next in line: Victory Monument will get a landscape redevelopment with an underground tunnel to be built to improve access to the monument, at a cost of 40 million baht.



About pigeons

Elections, as Chaiyapong Samniang writes, are a right and not a privilege. But we need to add that democratic processes can create nasty authoritarianism.



Take a leaf

Test Yourself is where you can improve your reading skills. Whether it's for tests like University Entrance Exams or IELTS and TOEFL, or even just for fun, these pages help you to read, understand and improve your English.



106 street racers held, Facebook page closed

The 106 motorcycle racers arrested in Samut Prakan await processing after the latest crackdown on dek waen racing on public streets. SAMUT PRAKAN: More than 100 motorcycle racers have been arrested and 118 modified motorcycles and 40 big bikes confiscated in the latest crackdown on dek waen street racing.



HK actor accuses Pattaya trans women of stealing bag

Some of the valuables in the bag Hong Kong actor Vincent Chen claimed was stolen from him during a brawl with three transgender women in Pattaya on Tuesday. CHON BURI: A 32-year-old Hong Kong man cried foul after his bag containing cash and valuable items worth more than 1 million baht vanished during a brawl with a group of transgender women in Pattaya.



'Local Way of Life' tourism village has elephants to share

A Prachuap Khiri Khan hamlet where visitors can leisurely observe about 200 wild elephants has been selected as one of 50 Otop "Local Way of Life" tourism villages. Kui Buri district chief Chatree Chanweerachai said on Friday that Ban Ruam Thai, adjacent to Kui Buri National Park, had been selected for the Otop programme because of its tourism potential.



Thailand helps recapture Hpa-an prison fugitives

Thailand army, police force and border guard forces are conducting operations to prevent the fugitives of Hpa-an prison to enter Thailand through the Friendship Bridge and quays of Moei River, sources said. Security has been tightened also in Myawady to recapture the escapees and authorities are checking vehicles passing through from Myawady to Mae Sot from September 18. They are also checking passengers arriving on powered motor boats in Moei River.



Russian Export Center - The Future of Jobs: How To Get Ready for the New Complex World

HANNOVER, Germany: To ensure economic growth, states need to take significant efforts, primarily in relation to improving the quality of human capital through training and skills development in new and transitional economies. Participants of the ASEAN TVET CONFERENCE 2018 spoke about these challenges within the framework of the WorldSkills ASEAN international skills excellence event.



Big C gets bigger

TCC Group chairman Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi plans a 10-billion baht expansion of Big C's superstores and outlets - and a factory in China. Berli Jucker Plc , the owner of Big C Supercenter, plans to spend 10 billion baht to expand its retail business next year.



Four nabbed for live sex acts on China-based app

Pol Maj Gen Surachate Hakparn , deputy commissioner of the Tourist Police Bureau, and senior tourist police and officials, hold a media briefing about the arrest of four men for broadcasting live sexual acts via a mobile application. Four men -- three Thais and a Myanmar national -- have been arrested for broadcasting live sexual acts via a China-based application.



Hotel maid busted for robbing guest

Siriwimol Sriwilaisuk, 18, told police she twice pocketed cash left on a table in the room of Nikolay Lavanov, 37, at the unnamed hotel. She claimed she thought the total US$200 was a tip.



Are Digital Nomad Families Raising Savvy Kids or Robbing Them of a 'Real' Childhood?

Jack, Miley and their five children, ages 7 to 16, divided the hostel in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where I met them, into two ideological camps. The Australian family had left their home, jobs, schools and nearly all of their belonging over a year ago to travel the world - without a plan.



Thai Vietjet becomes the first airline in Thailand to take delivery of new Airbus A321

Thai Vietjet has taken a new Airbus A321 under its wing that is the sixth in its fleet and the first of its kind in the country. The sleek, 230-seat aeroplane has been configured by Vietjet Group to provide passengers with increased comfort, and more transportation opportunities.



Local donation helps save dog at death's door

A DOG which was at death's door after being eaten alive by infestations of parasites, has made a remarkable recovery thanks to a Thirsk-based company. The canine, called Tum, had been living in Chiang Mai in Thailand, an area popular with British backpackers, but suffered horrific skin injuries after becoming riddled with mites, worms, fleas and ticks.





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