Phuket – A Chinese Vice Consul is in Phuket to meet with the Phuket Governor after a Chinese tourist was attacked with a knife by a tour staffer in Phuket, following a dispute over a refund. Our previous stories: A Chinese tourist has allegedly been injured after being slashed by a...

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Top National Thailand Stories From the Past Week: Police Extorted Money...

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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 30th, 2023,...

Top National Thailand Stories From the Past Week: Police Provided VVIP...

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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 23rd, 2023,...

Top National Thailand Stories From the Past Week: China allows group...

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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 16th, 2023,...

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,...

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...

Top National Stories From the Past Week: Chinese arrived in Thailand,...

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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, January 2nd, 2023, to...

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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 Billionaire Jack Ma Visits Bangkok

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Bangkok, Thailand- Jack Ma, the Chinese billionaire co-founder of Alibaba and Yunfeng Capital, is in Bangkok, and has been touring various popular tourism spots. Jack, 58,...

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...

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UPDATE:  Chinese Vice Consul in Phuket to Meet with Governor Following...

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Phuket – A Chinese Vice Consul is in Phuket to meet with the Phuket Governor after a Chinese tourist was attacked with a knife...

Thailand Sets New Guinness World Record for Performing Largest Muay Thai...

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National — 3,660 Thai soldiers have set a new Guinness World Record after performing the largest Muay Thai Wai Kru ceremony as part of the...

TAT strengthens ‘Amazing Thailand’ branding in Israel

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PRESS RELEASE: ‘Amazing Thailand, Amazing New Chapters Reception’ aimed at strengthening ties with key industry partners in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Nazareth. Bangkok, 7 February, 2023 –...

TAT leads strong ‘Amazing New Chapters’ Thailand presence at ATF 2023

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PRESS RELEASE: Impressive Thailand Stand, ‘Amazing Thailand, Amazing New Chapters Reception’, Thailand Media Briefing, and TRAVEX seller delegations help portray the kingdom’s new direction towards...

UPDATE: Tour Company Facing Six Months of License Suspension and Could...

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Phuket – A tour company is facing six months of a license suspension and could be facing fines of up to 500,000 baht after a...

Top National Thailand Stories From the Past Week: Police Extorted Money...

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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 30th, 2023,...

UPDATE: Tour Staffer Charged after Attacking Chinese Tourist With a Knife...

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Phuket – A tour staffer has been charged with bodily harm causing injury and carrying a knife in public. Our previous story: A Chinese tourist has allegedly...

More than 50,000 Tourists Join in Full Moon Party on Phangan...

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Phangan Island, Surat Thani – More than 50,000 tourists joined in the Full Moon Party on Phangan Island. The Full Moon party was mainly run after...

Body of Foreigner Found Floating Near Tao Island in Koh Phangan,...

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Tao Island in Surat Thani – A body of a foreigner was found floating in the sea near the Tao Island (Turtle Island), northwest of...

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Traffic and Transportation

Russian Plane Breaks Down While Taking Off in Phuket

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Phuket – Smoke and fire came out from the right side of a plane while it was taking off at Phuket International Airport over the...

Bangkok-Bound Freight Train Derails in Prachuap Khiri Khan, No Injuries

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National — A seven-car freight train traveling from Sungai Kolok to Bangkok went off the rails on Saturday morning, February 4th. Luckily, nobody was injured. The...

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...

Taxi Scams Remain Top Complaint Among Foreign Tourists in Thailand

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National — A survey, which asked 200 Western tourists in Thailand, found that overpriced taxi services are the top complaint among foreign tourists in Bangkok. The...

Seven People Injured after Minivan Carrying Chinese Tourists Crashes in Chiang...

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Chiang Mai – Seven people have sustained injuries after a minivan which was carrying Chinese tourists crashed into a power pole in the Doi Saket...

UPDATE: Sole Survivor of Minivan Fire that Burned 11 People Alive...

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Nakhon Ratchasima province — The only survivor who could escape a minivan inferno that killed 11 people, including two children, came out to tell his...

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Thai Politics

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...

Thai Police release 25 Stop-APEC protestors, one of them has to...

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National — Thai Police released 25 Stop-APEC protestors after violent clashes on Bangkok's Din Sor Road over the weekend. One of them had to go...

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...

Anti-government Ratsadon group announces to march to APEC summit venue in...

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National — The youth-led, anti-government group, Ratsadon, announced on Wednesday that they would march from Bangkok’s City Hall to the APEC summit venue on the...

Cambodian PM Hun Sen will not attend APEC summit in Bangkok...

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National — Thailand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen will not attend the APEC summit in Bangkok after he tested...

Top physicians and government opposition parties ask Thai court to ban...

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National — A group of physicians and opposition political parties has petitioned the Thai Administrative Court to ban the use of marijuana other than for...

Opposition Move Forward Party’s progressive liquor bill killed in 3rd reading...

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National — The opposition Move Forward Party (MFP)'s Progressive Liquor Bill, which seeks to amend the Excise Tax Act to liberalize the Thai liquor industry,...

Thai Democrats threaten to scrap Cannabis and Hemp Bill and make...

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National — The coalition Thai Democrat Party has threatened to scrap the Cannabis and Hemp Bill proposed by the coalition partner Bhumjai Thai Party after...

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