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...

Convention Fair Launched to Boost Thai Tourism

Thailand's public health minister on Wednesday launched a convention fair to stimulate the economy as Thailand marked 100 days without local coronavirus infections. Speaking in...
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,...
Thailand Lockdown Ends June 30 All Bars and Busineeses to Reopen

Thailand’s Lockdown Ends June 30, Bars, Soapy Massage Parlors Can Reopen...

Official confirmation of the decision is expected at Monday’s CCSA meeting chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.
A view of Bangkok's Sukhumvit MRT subway station.

5 Years Late, BTS-MRT Common Ticketing Slips Again Until October… Maybe

Five years late, a joint ticketing system for Bangkok’s Skytrain and MRT won’t debut until at least October, a delay blamed on the coronavirus...
A pair of Thai farmers work the fields in Israel in a scene from a 2018 BBC investigation that documented widespread worker abuse, safety hazards and mysterious deaths.

Israel to Recruit 25,000 More Thais Despite Reports of Worker...

IsIsrael and Thailand agreed on Monday to renew an agreement to allow 25,000 more Thais to work in the Mideast country where previous worker...
African airlines planes jets flights

Thailand Lifts Ban on Travelers From Africa Tuesday

Tourists from Africa and Thais returning from the region from where the omicron coronavirus variant began again can enter Thailand starting Tuesday. Foreign Ministry spokesman...
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Royal Enfield to Build Iconic Motorcycles in Chachoengsao

Born in Britain, designed in India, Royal Enfield motorcycles soon will be built in Thailand. Able to survive two world wars, the coronavirus pandemic has...
Thailand Bangkok Bank Savings Investment Deposit

Thai Bank Deposit Protection Cut 80% to ฿1 Million

The Deposit Protection Agency again has cut the limit on how much in deposits it will guarantee, reducing coverage to only 1 million baht. Until...
Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul always has something to say, even when no one asked.

No One Asked, But Anutin Offers Ideas on Rules for Thailand’s...

. Never one to shirk the spotlight, Anutin offered his unsolicited advice on the the regulations that will govern the admittance of fully vaccinated foreign tourists next month.
Nana Plaza, the red-light bar complex popular with tourists on Sukhumvit Soi 4, continues to be closed while straight-up watering holes masquerading as restaurants are back to normal business. Nightlife complexes such as Nana would remain closed through the new year under a proposal to be made to the CCSA Friday. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Thailand’s Bars, Clubs to Stay Closed Until 2022 Under Proposal to...

The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration on Friday will consider a proposal to keep Thailand’s bars, nightclubs and other entertainment venues closed thrugh the...
Bangkok Tuk Tuk Thailand Tourism

Thailand Finally Ready to Offer Expats Discounted Domestic-Travel Packages

After offering Thai nationals more than 24 billion baht in free hotels rooms and discounted airfares, the government finally is ready to throw expats...
Grand Bella Hotel Pattaya Field Hospital Coronavirus

Fraudsters demanding 40% kickbacks from Pattaya hotels to designate them Covid-19...

Fraudsters are demanding 40% kickbacks to ensure closed Pattaya hotels are chosen as government-sanctioned quarantine centers.
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Bank of Thailand Preps Real-World Test of Digital Currency

The Bank of Thailand intends to try a limited, real-world test of its digital currency, or CBDC, in the second quarter of 2022. Bank of...
Piles of dirty, suspected second-hand nitrile gloves were found in a raid on a warehouse in Bangkok, December 2020. The Thai FDA said fraudulent companies package gloves like these for resale around the world.

1st Thai Firm Indicted in Soiled-Glove Export Scandal

Public prosecutors indicted Paddy The Room Trading Co. for its role in the scandal involving the export of hundreds of millions of soiled, bloody...
Suvarnabhumi International Airport staff check Thailand Pass QR codes for arriving passengers. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Thailand ‘Test & Go’ Suspension Extended to Jan. 31 Under Health...

. Anutin flip-flops again, now says approved T&G tourists must enter Thailand before Jan. 10 or face quarantine
Overloaded bikes and no helmets are leading causes of death among Thai motorcyclists.

Can Cute Videos Make Thais Wear Motorcycle Helmets?

New contest offers students 100,000 for best helmet-use promo clip
Cheap Thai Cigarette Packets

New Tobacco Tax System to Debut Oct. 1

The Finance Ministry plans to introduce a new tobacco tax structure later this month. Excise Department Director-General Lavaron Sangsnit said the new tax structure will...
Thailand Coronavirus Lockdown Ends Bars Reopening

Thailand Lockdown Ends July 1, Emergency Decree to Stay

Bars, soapy massage parlors to reopen with midnight closing, health restrictions
An aerial view of the construction site of the Stung Bot-Ban Nong Ian Border Checkpoint with Thailand in Banteay Meanchey. (Photo: Cambodia Ministry of Public Works)

Thailand, Cambodia May Open New Sa Kaeo Crossing Early to Boost...

Thailand and Cambodia may open a new border crossing early, even before construction of all facilities is complete in order to boost trade. Transport Minister...
Thailand Bangkok Bars Club Pubs

NSC to Reconsider Reopening of Bars, Clubs

The National Security Council next week will discuss relaxing coronavirus curbs on entertainment venues, bars, pubs, and karaoke clubs. National Security Council chief Gen. Supoj...
Cooking Gas LPG Natural Canister Cylinder Kitchen Thailand

Gov’t Continues Market Meddling, Freezing Cooking Gas Prices Until April

The government continues to ring up huge bills artificially capping and controlling prices in Thailand, with cooking gas joining the price-freeze list on Wednesday. The...
Pattaya Walking Street Bars For Rent Closed Thailand Coronavirus Covid-19 Lockdown

Business Leaders Warn Gov’t Not to Lock Down Thailand Over Omicron

. Don't Just Pay Lip Service to 'Living With Covid'; Actually Do It, Execs Demand
Bangkok Malls Reopen Corwds Bangkok Herald

Thais Flock to Reopened Malls, but Hassles May Not Be Worth...

Thais returned to their beloved shopping malls Sunday, but obstacles and prohibitions left some wondering why they bothered.
Bangkok's infamous Soi Cowboy red-light district will continues to lie in darkness until at least Jan. 16. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Thailand Bars to Remain Closed Until Jan., CCSA Reaffirms

The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration on Friday dashed hopes of a happy new year for Thailand’s bar and club operators, confirming nightlife entertainment...
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