Month: April 2019

News

Smog from sugarcane burning is fading – just for now

Smog from sugarcane burning may have faded, after sugarcane harvest season this year is about over. However, it does not mean the black smoke will disappear from the sky forever. When the harvest season comes next year, farmers are likely to burn their sugarcane plantation again before harvesting. This is despite the Ministry of Industry’s […]Read More

Phuket

All 49 on board escape injury in Surat Thani as

An express bus that was travelling from Bangkok to Phuket skidded off the road in Surat Thani on Tuesday. Luckily, all 49 people on board escaped injury following the wayward bus careering off the main road into roadside gravel and bushes. Full story: The Nation By The Thaiger / The NationRead More

Pattaya

Man wanted for B2m gold shop heist in Sattahip surrenders

A Pattaya hotel employee wanted for a 2-million-baht robbery of a gold shop in Sattahip district of Chon Buri on Sunday has surrendered to police in Phachi district of Ayutthaya. Sornchai Ninsonthi, 34, a native of Phichit’s Wachira Banrami district, contacted Phachi police station early on Tuesday saying he wanted to turn himself in. Full […]Read More

Asia

Naruhito Assumes Title of Emperor of Japan, Starting New ‘Reiwa’

Earlier in the day, former Emperor Akihito stepped down, becoming the first Japanese emperor in over 200 years to do so out of his own volition. His abdication marked the end of the previous era, known as “Heisei” – which can be interpreted as “peace everywhere”. Naruhito has officially been named the new emperor of […]Read More

Asia

Think-Tank: Indonesia Needs to Watch Out for Women Playing Larger

Indonesian police and military members should guard against women taking a more active role in potential terrorist attacks by Muslim extremists – as seen in Surabaya in 2018 and in Sri Lanka earlier this month – a Jakarta-based think tank said in a report published Monday. Suicide bombings carried out in Sri Lanka on Easter […]Read More

Phuket

Phuket tourists escape unharmed as minivan falls into lake

PHUKET: A minivan transporting Indian tourists from Phuket to Krabi lost control and fell into a lake yesterday (Apr 28) minutes before arriving at its destination. The minivan, driven by 25-year-old Ocha Unteng, was travelling from Phuket to Ao Nang with five tourists from India. Full story: thephuketnews.com By Eakkapop Thongtub The Phuket NewsRead More

Pattaya

2019 Sattahip International Regatta Concludes

CHONBURI, April 29 (TNA) – The 2019 Sattahip International Regatta concluded on Sunday with sailors from four nations participating in the five-day event. The Yacht Racing Association of Thailand organised the second Sattahip Regatta at the Naval Rating School in Sattahip, Chonburi, to commemorate and honour the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej who sailed from Hua […]Read More