A homeless person begs at the Nana BTS station on Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok in December 2020. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

1.5 Million Thais Fell into Poverty During Pandemic – World Bank

About 1.5 million Thais have fallen below the poverty line during the coronavirus pandemic as the government strangled its vital tourism industry and closed...
Joe Biden Joseph US President America

Trump’s Reign of Terror Ended, Thailand Says Biden to Be Good...

The Department of International Trade Promotion said Thursday that the new U.S. President Joseph Biden will be good for Thai-American trade relations, noting that...
Informal workers, such as street vendors and market sellers, can obtain government stipends through the Rao Chana project starting Jan. 29 (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Registration Opens Jan. 29 for Pandemic-Relief Stipends for Informal Workers

Registration opens Jan. 29 for government’s coronavirus-relief stipend program for casual workers after the Cabinet approved two monthly payments of 3,500 baht. The “Rao Chana”...
Koh Samui got a much-needed tourism boost over the New Year's holiday. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Virus-Free Koh Samui Gets Much-Needed Tourism Boost at Hotspot Provinces’ Expense

Pattaya is shut down. Rayong is a mess and there’s no beach in Bangkok. About the only ones benefitting from that is Koh Samui,...
Food Drink Banned on Thailand Airlines Domestic Flights Coronavirus Covid

Food, Drink Services Suspended on Thailand Domestic Airline Flights

It’s back to bringing your own food on Thai airlines after the Civil Aviation Authority reimposed a ban on food and drinks service on...
Thailand Copay 50-50 Fraud

Hundreds Defrauding ‘Go Halves’ Co-Pay Scheme to Be Prosecuted

The Commerce Ministry said Wednesday it has ordered all provinces to find vendors participating in the “Let’s Go Halves” co-pay scheme who raised prices...
Samut Sakhon Thailand Coronavirus Covid Disinfect Lockdown Cleaning

Samut Sakhon Lockdown Costing ฿1 Billion a Day in Economic Damage...

in EThe near-lockdown of Samut Sakhon Province due to a recent surge in Covid-19 infections is estimated to be causing a billion baht a...
Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit

Commerce Ministry on Alert for Face Mask Price Gouging

Masks can't be sold for more than 2.5 baht each
Thailand Thai Visa Single Entry Tourist Non-Immigrant Business Education

Thailand Mulls Extending Single-Entry Tourist Visas to 105 Days

Foreign Affairs Ministry proposal would add 15 days to 30-day extensions of 60-day SETV
A child walks across the prayer rug inside Wat Chedi Luang, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

New Virus Outbreak Deals Body Blow to Northern Tourism With Thousands...

Coronavirus cases linked to bar workers who illegally crossed the Myanmar border have dealt a body blow to northern tourism, with thousands of panicked...
Thais shop at street carts and outdoor markets in Pattaya in mid-November 2020. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Thailand OKs 3 New Job, Income Programs to Revive Economy

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved three new job and income-promotion campaigns for local communities costing about 112 million baht. The campaigns – the first of...
The condo towers of Wong Amat Beach and North Pattaya, many of which sit empty these days. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Thailand to Give Free 5-Year Visas to Luxury Condo Buyers

Thailand will give out free five-year Elite Card visas to any foreigner buying luxury condos in the next two years. The government earlier this month...
Thais shop at street carts and outdoor markets in Pattaya in mid-November 2020. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Gov’t Promises New Economic-Stimulus ‘New Year’s Gifts’

The government is planning to deliver new economic-stimulus programs as “New Year’s gifts” to the public, officials said Tuesday. While not detailing what those plans...
Krungthep Thanakom Co. tests its new electric boats on Monday in Bangkok.

Electric Ferry Service Begins Friday on Bangkok Canal

Passenger service using electric-powered boats will begin Friday on Bangkok’s Padung Krung Kasem Canal following a successful test run. Bangkok Gov. Aswin Kwanmuang led senior...
Artist rendering of the new Phnom Penh international airport.

China Cements Grip on New Phnom Penh Airport as State-Owned Firm...

A Chinese state-owned company will build the runway and airfield for Cambodia’s new international airport in Phnom Penh, whose entire US$1.5 billion price tag...
Lazada Ecommerce Online Hacker Data Breach

Lazada Blames Tech Partner for Hackers Stealing 13 Million Thailand Data...

E-commerce retailer Lazada is blaming a third-party technology provder for allowing hackers to stealing personal data of 13 million users from its Thai platform. Representatives...
Standard Poor's S&P Credit Rating Finance

S&P Maintains Thailand’s Credit Rating at BBB+

Credit-rating agency Standard and Poor’s demonstrated its confidence in Thailand by keeping the country’s rating at BBB+ despite Covid-19 turmoil political turmoil, but has...
iPhone 12 Pro Max Thailand PreOrder November - 27

Thailand Apple iPhone 12 / Pro / Max / Mini Pre-Orders...

Apple Corp. entire line of iPhone 12 smartphones will be available for pre-order starting Friday, a week ahead of its Nov. 27 launch date. While...
Empty beach chairs span the length of Pattaya Beach Nov. 14, 2020 as the city struggles from a lack of international tourists.

STV Flops; Only 2,000 Foreigners to Use New Tourists Visas by...

CCSA this week to consider shorter quarantine, end of "fit to fly" certificate as Tourism Ministry revives 'travel bubble' for China.
Migrant workers wait in immigration queues in Samut Sakhon Thailand.

Visa-Extension Deal to Allow Foreign Workers to Remain in Thailand Through...

Burmese, Cambodian and Laotian workers currently in Thailand  will be allowed to remain in the country until the end of 2021 under a new...
Baht Passport Thailand Visa Cost Currency

Misunderstood ฿500K Tourist Visa Rule Likely to Be Dropped ‘Soon’

Investments, property, company accounts can be used to meet 500K requirement
Phuket Yacht aHarbor Thailand

Yacht Tourists to Drop Anchor in Thailand This Month

Tourists will arrive on more than 10 luxury yachts as the government continues to ease disease-control measures for visitors arriving by sea. Deputy Immigration Bureau...
iPhone 12 Pro Max Thailand PreOrder November - 27

Apple iPhone 12 / Mini / Pro / Pro Max on...

The full range of Apple Corp.’s latest smartphones will go on sale in Thailand on Nov. 27. The iPhone 12, Pro, Mini and Pro Max...
Thai Airways Thailand Airline Bangkok Airport Suvarnabhumi Airplane

Wanna Buy a Airliner? Thai Airways Has 34 to Sell at...

Thai Airways International announced Friday it is selling 34 planes including Boeing 747 and 777-300 aircraft and will receive bids until Nov. 13. The airline...
Laem Chabang Port in Chonburi

Trump Loss Better for Thai Exports, U.S. Economy, Kasikorn Predicts

Regardless of who wins the U.S. presidential election, the outlook for Thai exports should improve, but would do better if incumbent Donald Trump loses,...