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Phuket News
Phuket’s wild weather fells trees, cuts of power across island
PHUKET: Strong winds and driving felled large trees and caused major power outages across the island this morning (Sept 19) as the heavy weather across Phuket continues.
UK exempts Thais from quarantine
THAILAND: The United Kingdom has included Thailand in its “travel corridors”, allowing people who go from the kingdom to be exempt from the compulsory 14-day quarantine on arrival.
Electricity outage to affect Koh Kaew
PHUKET: The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) has announced that the electricity supply will be temporarily shut off in parts of Koh Kaew next Tuesday (Sept 22) as work is carried out on installing new high-voltage cables.
Still Hungry: Thousands in Phuket remain in need of food donations as government efforts stall
PHUKET: While the government maintains its focus on efforts to restart any form of tourism to Phuket, thousands of people across the island remain in need of food donations to get by – with no support from any government agencies.
Prosecutors to indict ’Boss’ on cocaine, reckless driving charges
BANGKOK: Prosecutors have decided to indict Red Bull scion Vorayuth ‘Boss’ Yoovidhya on charges of cocaine use and reckless driving causing death, stemming from his fatal hit-and-run case in Bangkok in 2012.
Thai returnee from Saudi Arabia dies of Covid-19
BANGKOK: A man who worked as an interpreter at the labour office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has died of coronavirus disease after returning to Bangkok, the 59th COVID-19 fatality recorded in Thailand.
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Storm looms! Stage set for Bangkok Protest! One new Thailand Covid death! || September 18
PHUKET XTRA - September 18 || Brought to you by PVCPhuket.com 1 new Covid death in Thailand |:| Visa amnesty deadline looms |:| Nude photo gets MP in hot water |:| Glove deal embezzlement |:| Girl killed in truck wipeout |:| Phuket weather warning |:| Cheerleader died of heart failure |:| Escaped inmate caught |:| PM: Protesters treated gently Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
Phuket weather puts Patong seafood festival on hold
PHUKET: Patong Mayor Chalermluck Kebsup has confirmed that the weekend seafood festival to be held at Patong Beach today and tomorrow (Sept 18-19) has been cancelled due to the heavy rains and strong winds across the island.
Phuket motorists urged to slow down during heavy weather
PHUKET: Phuket rescue workers are uging motorists to slow down and drive carefully during the current heavy downpours and strong winds across Phuket today (Sept 18).
Phuket’s health and wellness JAND Group wins two prestigious international awards
PHUKET: Phuket-based JAND Group Co Ltd, trading as JAND Events & Thailand Health, Fitness & Wellness Expo, has won two prestigious international awards.
 
The Thaiger
‘Noul’ weakens as it pushes through Central Thailand today

The remnants of Tropical Storm Noul are now situated over Central Thailand after passing over Vietnam’s central coast yesterday morning and then into Laos and north eastern Thailand last night with some high winds and rain preceding the eye of the storm. Provincial officials warned of flash floods and landslides in northern provinces ahead of the storm. The depression, now continuing to weaken, continue to head westwards through Thailand today. The PM this morning asked officials to be “efficient” in attending to any emergency requests. The Joint Typhoon Warning Centre this morning reported that ‘Noul’ made landfall on the Vietnamese […]

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Updates on the new Special Tourist Visa | Complete Thailand Travel Guide (September 2020)

Latest update – September 19. The Thaiger updates information about travelling to and re-entering Thailand. Depending on where you’re coming from, your purpose for visiting Thailand and your country’s own Covid-19 travel restrictions, the situation is changing daily. If you are overseas and wish to come to Thailand your FIRST port of call must be the Royal Thai Embassy in your country before you make any bookings. Tell us about the new long stay ‘special tourist visa’, the STV. The Thai cabinet has approved a plan to allow foreign tourists to visit Thailand but they’ll have to agree to mandatory 14 […]

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Special Tourist Visa – now officials want you to ‘quarantine’ in your home country before coming to Thailand

On one hand the Thai government unveils its big ‘plan’ for a Special Tourist Visa, allowing minimum stays of 90 days, extendable to 270 days (almost 9 months). On the other hand they have put up a list of restrictions that, at best, will severely restrict any return to ‘normal’ tourism in the country. Apart from the local 14 day quarantine when they arrive, at their cost, there’s also a long list of paperwork they need to submit before being able to travel to Thailand. Then there’s the limitation to travelling to Thailand only on chartered flights or private jet. […]

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The world’s Top 10 languages, spoken by native speakers

I battle to speak one language, English, and can barely order my lunch in Thai. And, whilst studying French for 7 years at school, I can only ask a French-speaker for the time or order coffee. Sacre Bleu! Figuring out the world’s most common languages changes over time. And you can be sure the conversation will stir some heated conversation. But the numbers win (which we have refined over the past year). For pop culturalists, we’re sad to report that neither ‘Klingon’ (used by the Star Trek foes) or ‘Minionese’ have made it into the top 10 most spoken languages […]

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Rally to go ahead whilst Thammasat lock their gates to keep the protesters out

Heading into today’s protest at Thammasat University in Bangkok, a spokesperson for the organisers says the thorny issue of the reform of the Thai monarchy will be on the agenda. A 10 point manifesto was prepared and originally announced as part of an August 10 rally, not a large rally at the time but memorable for the public utterance of issues regarding the Thai Head of State, previously a taboo topic in a public forum. In lead up to the start of today’s protest, expected to draw a large crowd, Panasaya Sitthichirawattanakul, one of the organisers from the Thammasat Alliance group, […]

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Things that have changed in Thailand in the Covid Era | Top 10 | VIDEO

Top 10 things that have changed in Thailand during the Covid-era Things have changed. In some cases they’ve changed a lot and may never be the same again. Many people are suffering as a result of the impacts of lockdowns and the border closures. Some people are being forced to re-invent their lives as a result. Here are some of the main things we believe have changed since January this year. Face Masks The now every-present face mask is now with us for a long time. In Asia, it was never uncommon to see people wearing face masks, for traffic, […]

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Riding and renting a motorbike in Thailand | Top 10 tips | VIDEO

Motorbikes and scooters are the most popular mode of transport in Thailand, and most of south east Asia. In many cases, they’re the ‘engine’ for the local economies. Most of them just go and go and go, they’re astonishingly reliable. Getting around on a motorbike is easy enough and will get you to your destination faster, whilst the cars and trucks are plodding along in the traffic. But riding a motorbike in Thailand can also be very dangerous. If you stick to the common sense basics – ride within the speed limits, wear a bike helmet, obey the traffic rules […]

The post Riding and renting a motorbike in Thailand | Top 10 tips | VIDEO appeared first on The Thaiger News.


Heavy rain, big protest tomorrow, special tourist visa | Thailand News Today | September 18

Daily TV news from around Thailand. Police catch inmate who escaped prison dressed as a guard He was smart enough to get hold of a prison guard uniform and escape, but was wasn’t smart enough to not get caught. The inmate who walked out of Phetchabun Provincial Prison yesterday, disguised as a guard, has now been recaptured. Police were able to track him down and found him later in the day, hiding in an abandoned house in the province’s main city district. The 35 year old was incarcerated on charges over 6 burglary cases. The man told police he decided […]

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Border patrol volunteers catch 2 Chinese men who allegedly sneaked across the border

Tak Immigration police arrested 2 Chinese men who allegedly crossed the Thai-Myanmar border illegally. Border police tightened patrols after Myanmar reported a spike in Covid-19 cases in the past month, and even more so recently when a young Burmese child tested positive for the virus after arriving back to his home country from Tak’s Mae Sot district (in Northern Thailand). Mae Sot villagers also stepped up to keep an eye out for migrants who might be crossing the border through natural passageways. They caught 31 year old Wang Yu Hai and 21 year old Ho Gun Chuan walking in a […]

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Crocodile attacks man, locals eat the reptile for ‘revenge’

After a crocodile attacked a Rayong man, in eastern Thailand, and bit off his arm, locals hunted down the crocodile, killed it and ate it. They say they cooked and ate the 2 metre long crocodile to get “revenge”. The crocodile would have preferred other options. 52 year old Yongyut Harat was fishing in a canal when, according to the croc-victim, the crocodile suddenly attacked. The crocodile bit off Yongyut’s right arm. Yongyut’s friends helped free him from the crocodile and took him to the hospital. Some suspect the crocodile got loose from a crocodile farm that had gone out […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
Parliament passes budget bill at final reading
The House of Representatives on Friday passed a 3.29 trillion baht budget bill for the 2021 fiscal year starting in October, aimed at reviving an economy battered by the global impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Bangkok protesters brace for rain
Pro-democracy protesters may have to defy rain this weekend, as the capital is an expected target of tropical storm Noul, which already drenched some northeastern provinces on Friday.
Prosecutors to indict 'Boss' on cocaine, reckless driving charges
Prosecutors have decided to indict Red Bull scion Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya on charges of cocaine use and reckless driving causing death, stemming from his fatal hit-and-run case in Bangkok in 2012.
Thai returnee from Saudi Arabia dies of Covid-19
A man who worked as an interpreter at the labour office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has died of coronavirus disease after returning to Bangkok, the 59th Covid-19 fatality recorded in Thailand.
TEST YOURSELF: A peaceful paradise
Koh Mak is perfect for a break from it all
Seven new Covid-19 cases, all arrivals
The government reported seven new cases of coronavirus disease on Friday, quarantined arrivals from four countries and including one person who has had it before.
Officials expect cash subsidy to reach 24m
The Finance Ministry predicts the 51-billion-baht cash handout to cover one-third of the population, aiming to sustain private consumption in the final quarter.
Park hails owners' removal of cottages
Owners of the famous "Krathom Rim Than" resort in Kanchanaburi have finally agreed to demolish its cottages after the authorities issued them with a final warning against encroaching on Khao Laem National Park.
B112bn glove deal gets chop
The board of the Public Warehouse Organisation (PWO) on Thursday resolved to terminate a 112.5-billion-baht surgical glove purchase contract signed with a local supplier and investigate an embezzlement allegation surrounding the project.
Former Pulo leader unveils plan for locals
Five years after being released from jail, Sama-ae Thanam, a former leader of the Patani United Liberation Organisation (Pulo), is playing a crucial role to advance an investment project on biogas power plants in five southern provinces.
 
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Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
Parliament passes budget bill at final reading
The House of Representatives on Friday passed a 3.29 trillion baht budget bill for the 2021 fiscal year starting in October, aimed at reviving an economy battered by the global impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
B110bn rubber glove deal case goes to DSI
The Public Warehouse Organisation (PWO) has brought the case of its controversial 110-billion-baht rubber glove procurement to the Department of Special Investigation (DSI), requesting an investigation into its former acting director.
64 clinics cut off over alleged graft
The National Health Security Office (NHSO) has terminated contracts with 64 clinics and hospitals for their alleged involvement in graft, and asked 800,000 patients affected by the contract terminations to seek state medical care and services at nearby partner clinics.
Tourists must isolate in home countries
The Ministry of Public Health on Friday unveiled its latest plan to reopen to visitors from abroad with 2,270 foreign tourists already reportedly planning to visit Thailand.
SSO asked to give worker loans
Labour activists have proposed that the Social Security Office (SSO) use profits from the kingdom's welfare scheme to provide quick loans to workers affected by Covid-19's economic impact.
Prayut calls for efficiency in rescue ops
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has stressed the need to buy military equipment to boost the efficiency of search and rescue operations.
Ankle-tag limit set for ex-politicians
Two former Pheu Thai Party members recently released from prison after receiving royal pardons will have their electronic monitoring (EM) bracelets taken off within five months, according to the Department of Rights and Liberties Protection (RLPD).
UK exempts Thais from quarantine
The United Kingdom has included Thailand in its "travel corridors", allowing people who go from the kingdom to be exempt from the compulsory 14-day quarantine on arrival.
Top-6 Thai league clubs in action Saturday
Local football fans will be served a treat with the top-six teams in Thai League 1 in action on a 'Super Saturday'.
Bangkok inches up Smart City rankings
Bangkok climbed four spots to 71st out of 109 cities in the Smart City Index for 2020, supported by some elements in the technology pillar, especially with regard to work and school.

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