Happy Songkran from the TPN team! The Songkran festival and its traditions explained

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Thailand - The three days from the 13th to the 15th of April officially marks the Songkran Festival, which is also known as the traditional Thai New Year. It is normally celebrated with the use...

Thailand national news week in review: Trapped monk rescued from deep cave, B117 Variant...

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Here is a look at the top NATIONAL stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from last week, April 5th to the 11th, with some commentary. They are not in any particular level...

Opinion: Thailand should consider ways for monitored home quarantine or self-isolation for Covid-19 positive...

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The following is an opinion editorial by Adam Judd. As Thailand fights another round of Covid-19, this one appearing to come from entertainment venues and surging quickly, the current policy that all patients, regardless if...

Opinion: Entertainment venue clusters of Covid-19 days before Songkran another nightmare scenario for Thailand,...

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What appears to be a growing cluster of Covid-19 cases only literal days before the Songkran holidays in Thailand is a nightmare scenario for Thai health officials and a "rock and a hard place"...

Thailand national news week in review: Tourist’s Covid-19 extension extended for another 60 days,...

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Here is a look at the top NATIONAL stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from last week, March 29th to April 4th, with some commentary. They are not in any particular level...

Opinion: The recent nightclub cases of Covid-19 infecting groups of foreigners in Bangkok and...

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Bangkok- Over the past several days in Bangkok and Chonburi, there have been a rising number of Covid-19 cases, many linked to foreign nationals from Japan, most of who are now permanent residents of Thailand....

Opinion: Many unanswered questions remain about the “sandbox” proposal and letting in selected vaccinated...

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Thailand is moving forward with a proposal to open Thailand to selected foreign tourists later this Summer, hoping to get a head start on bringing back foreign tourism from other countries and popular destinations,...

A look at the week ahead in Thailand news: Big decisions to be made...

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The following is our weekly feature in which we take a look at stories to watch and things to keep an eye on ahead of the next week in news. This allows our readers...

Having problems viewing us on Facebook in Australia? Here is why and some alternatives.

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Having trouble viewing us in Australia on Facebook? We have had some messages from readers in Australia that stated our Facebook page for The Pattaya News and TPN National were not visible. (This doesn't seem...

An explanation on how and why Chinese New Year is celebrated in Thailand

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This year, the Thai government has announced an official holiday for Chinese New Year for the first time on February 12th, 2021. The day is annually and widely celebrated among Chinese people and Thai...