PRESS RELEASE: Travellers coming to Thailand should be aware that electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes or ‘vaping’) as well as shisha smoking and electronic shishas, are all illegal in the Kingdom. Bangkok – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is reminding visitors to the Kingdom of its ‘no smoking’ in public areas laws, which...

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Two Bryde’s Whales Sighted near Island in Surat Thani

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Surat Thani – Two Bryde’s whales were spotted in Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park in Surat Thani. The head of the Mu Ko Ang Thong...

Russian Suspect Arrested for Allegedly Robbing other Russians for Money and...

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Phuket – A Russian suspect was arrested for allegedly robbing other Russians for cash and crypto currency in Thalang. The Region 8 Police told the Phuket...

UPDATE: Search for Missing German Tourist Continues near Phangan Island

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Phangan Island, Surat Thani – The search for a missing German tourist who reportedly jumped from a ferry near Phangan Island in Surat Thani has...

90 Illegal Taxi Drivers in Phuket Fined in Four Months

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Phuket – In total 90 illegal taxi drivers in Phuket were fined in the past three months and 33 of them have had their driving...

TAT highlights anti-smoking laws in Thailand

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PRESS RELEASE: Travellers coming to Thailand should be aware that electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes or ‘vaping’) as well as shisha smoking and electronic shishas, are all...

Leatherback Sea Turtle Lays Eggs on Beach in Phang Nga

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Phang Nga – A leatherback sea turtle laid eggs on a beach in the Takua Pa district. The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) was...

Phuket Officials Clarify About Alleged Extortion of Money From Saudi Arabian...

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Phuket – The President of the Andaman Guide Association has clarified about a rumor about officers allegedly extorting money from a Saudi Arabian tourist. The story...

American Man, 67, Dies After ‘Big Bike’ Crash in Phang Nga

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Phang Nga – A 67-year-old American motorbike rider died after his "big bike" collided with a trailer truck in Phang Nga. The Mueang Phang Nga Police...

Phuket Tourist Association organized “Phuket Roadshow to Saudi Arabia 2023” in...

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PRESS RELEASE: On 26 January 2023, Mr. Thaneth Tantipiriyakij, President of Phuket Tourist Association together with Mr. Chaiwat Tamthai, Director of the Tourism Authority of...

Legal Action Taken Against Seven Illegal Taxi Drivers in Phuket

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Phuket - Legal actions are being taken against seven illegal taxi drivers in Phuket. The Phuket Land Transport Office (PLTO) reported yesterday (January 31st) that relevant...

German Man Missing After Jumping From Ferry Near Phangan Island

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Phangan, Surat Thani- A German man has gone missing after he reportedly jumped from a ferry near Phangan Island in Surat Thani. The Royal Thai Navy...

Three Foreign Tourists Rescued after Getting Lost in Phangan Island Forest

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Phangan Island, Surat Thani – Three foreign tourists have been rescued after they got lost in a forest on Phangan Island in Surat Thani. The head...

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Phuket’s Biggest Stories From the Past Week: Seven Foreigners Rescued...

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Hello, Phuket Express Readers and Supporters! The following is our weekly feature in which we highlight the top local stories in our area of Phuket...

Phuket’s Biggest Stories from the Past Week: Chinese arriving, Uzbek arrested with...

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Hello, Phuket Express Readers and Supporters! The following is our weekly feature in which we highlight the top local stories in our area of Phuket...

Top National Thailand Stories From the Past Week: Chinese Arriving, Driving License...

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Here is a look at the top NATIONAL Thailand stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from last week, Monday, January 9th, 2023,...

Phuket’s Biggest Stories from the Past Week:  Romanian diver missing, Chinese...

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Hello, Phuket Express Readers and Supporters! The following is our weekly feature in which we highlight the top local stories in our area of Phuket...

Opinion: Nobody Won After the Recent Debacle Over Covid-19 Vaccine Proof...

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Social media, and media in general, in Thailand has been dominated over the past three or four days by one main topic -required documentation...

Phuket’s Biggest Stories from the Past Week: Phuket generated 6.6 billion...

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Hello, Phuket Express Readers and Supporters! The following is our weekly feature in which we highlight the top local stories in our area of Phuket...

Thailand Week in Review: Top National Stories From the Past Week:...

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Here is a look at the top NATIONAL stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from last week, Monday, December 26th, 2022, to Sunday, January 1st,...

Phuket’s Biggest Stories from the Past Week: Overstay crackdown continues, Foreign...

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Hello, Phuket Express Readers and Supporters! The following is our weekly feature in which we highlight the top local stories in our area of Phuket...

TPN Media Wishes You and Your Loved Ones a Safe, Happy,...

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It’s that time of year again. For many of our readers and viewers, the past few years have been a difficult time of personal and...

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Phuket Elephant Camp Businesses Ready for Chinese Tourists

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Phuket – Elephant camp businesses in Phuket are ready to welcome Chinese tourists. An elephant business operator near the Nark Kerd Hill (Khao Phra Yai) in...

Phuket generated at least 2.6 billion baht on Chinese New Year,...

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Phuket – More than 158,000 Thais and foreigners visited Phuket for the Chinese New Year Festival which generated at least 2.6 billion baht, said the...

Thailand’s First Drone Delivery Service Launched in Phuket

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Phuket – The first drone delivery service in Thailand was launched in Phuket to support the ‘Smart City’ project by using technology in international tourism...

Chinese Buyers Bring Back Hope for Thailand’s Condominium Market

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National —   The reopening of China to international travel for the first time in three years following the announcement to lift the stringent COVID-19 lockdown...

Phuket Generated 6.6 Billion Baht During the New Year Festival

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Phuket – Phuket has generated at least 6.6 billion baht during the New Year festival, according to relevant officials. The director of the Phuket Tourism Authority...

Recovering tourism industry in Phuket facing major obstacle of staff shortages

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Phuket - Businesses in Phuket are being encouraged to accept more part-time workers in order to help alleviate labor shortages in the island’s tourism industry. According...

The 2022 APEC Joint Ministerial Statement

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From The Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs. There have been no edits to this statement. 1. We, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministers, met in...

Thailand introducing economic BCG model in APEC meeting

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Thailand - Thailand introduced the Bio-Circular-Green Economy Model at the APEC summit this morning (November 18th). Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has introduced Balanced, Inclusive, and...

Phuket welcomes new direct flight from Oman

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Phuket – The Phuket International Airport welcomed a new direct flight from Oman. Yesterday, (November 15th), at the Phuket International Airport, the Phuket Vice Governor Arnupharp...

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Two Bryde’s Whales Sighted near Island in Surat Thani

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Surat Thani – Two Bryde’s whales were spotted in Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park in Surat Thani. The head of the Mu Ko Ang Thong...

UPDATE: Search for Missing German Tourist Continues near Phangan Island

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Phangan Island, Surat Thani – The search for a missing German tourist who reportedly jumped from a ferry near Phangan Island in Surat Thani has...

TAT highlights anti-smoking laws in Thailand

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PRESS RELEASE: Travellers coming to Thailand should be aware that electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes or ‘vaping’) as well as shisha smoking and electronic shishas, are all...

Leatherback Sea Turtle Lays Eggs on Beach in Phang Nga

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Phang Nga – A leatherback sea turtle laid eggs on a beach in the Takua Pa district. The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) was...

Phuket Officials Clarify About Alleged Extortion of Money From Saudi Arabian...

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Phuket – The President of the Andaman Guide Association has clarified about a rumor about officers allegedly extorting money from a Saudi Arabian tourist. The story...

American Man, 67, Dies After ‘Big Bike’ Crash in Phang Nga

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Phang Nga – A 67-year-old American motorbike rider died after his "big bike" collided with a trailer truck in Phang Nga. The Mueang Phang Nga Police...

Phuket Tourist Association organized “Phuket Roadshow to Saudi Arabia 2023” in...

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PRESS RELEASE: On 26 January 2023, Mr. Thaneth Tantipiriyakij, President of Phuket Tourist Association together with Mr. Chaiwat Tamthai, Director of the Tourism Authority of...

German Man Missing After Jumping From Ferry Near Phangan Island

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Phangan, Surat Thani- A German man has gone missing after he reportedly jumped from a ferry near Phangan Island in Surat Thani. The Royal Thai Navy...

Three Foreign Tourists Rescued after Getting Lost in Phangan Island Forest

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Phangan Island, Surat Thani – Three foreign tourists have been rescued after they got lost in a forest on Phangan Island in Surat Thani. The head...

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Thai Prime Minister Joins New Political Party

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National — Incumbent Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha officially signed up as a member of the Ruam Thai Saang Chart (United Thai Nation) Party on...

Deputy Prime Minister Visits Phuket to Monitor Flood Situation

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Phuket — Deputy prime minister General Prawit Wongsuwan and his team visited flood victims in Phuket and laid a plan to tackle the coastal erosion...

Protesters clash with Riot Police at Democracy Monument in Bangkok

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Bangkok –   Thai Riot Police fired rubber bullets at protesters after they were trying to break their lines at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok...

Thailand abstains in U.N. vote to denounce Russia’s annexation of Ukraine

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National — Thailand is one of the 35 countries out of 193 that abstained in the vote to condemn Russia’s annexation of four partially occupied...

Prayut’s term as Prime Minister does not exceed 8-year limit yet,...

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National - The Thai Constitutional Court has ruled on Friday, September 30th, that the prime minister's term of General Prayut Chan-O'Cha has not yet reached...

D-Day arrives for suspended Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha, will Constitutional...

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Bangkok, Thailand- After weeks of the Thai Constitutional Court mulling behind the scenes over a challenge by opposition politicians to Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha...

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