Six Senses Ko Yao Noi

Phuket Hotels’ Ecotourism Efforts Win HICAP 2020 Sustainability Awards

Six Senses Ko Yao Noi, Phuket Hotels for Islands Sustaining Tourism in Thailand meet sustainable-development challenges
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Severe Flooding Continues in Nakhon Ratchasima

Flooding in Nakhon Ratchasima remained severe Monday as the Mun River continued overflowing, inundating hundreds of homes across numerous subdistricts in Non...
Northern Provinces Launch Crime Sweeps Ahead of Loy Krathong

Northern Provinces Launch Crime Sweeps Ahead of Loy Krathong

Northern police are launching new crackdowns on crime ahead of the annual Loy Krathong festival while keeping a close eye on the...
Scenes from the front lines of Thailand's pro-democracy student protests, Oct. 16, 2020 at Victory Monument (Photo: Tyler Roney for the Bangkok Herald)

Thai Parliament Reopens as Protestors Plan March to German Embassy

Little substance expected from House-Senate joint session as pundits float Prayut replacements
Monk Becomes Latest Victim of Deadly Elephant Attacks in Chonburi-1

Monk Becomes Latest Victim of Deadly Elephant Attacks in Chonburi

Wild elephants have killed two people in the past week in Chonburi, most recently a monk collecting alms. The...
Speedometer Stuck on 140 After Bodies Pulled from Pickup Near Pattaya-1

Speedometer Stuck on 140 After Bodies Pulled from Pickup Near Pattaya

After Pattaya-area police freed the bodies trapped in the front of what was once a pickup truck, they took a look at...
Flower gardens of Ban Pa Koi Tai in San Phee Suea Subdistrict of Chiang Mai

Tourist Numbers Rise as Temperatures Fall in Thailand’s North

Tourist numbers are rising as temperatures fall in the North and Northeast. Nong Khai, Chiang Mai and Phitsanulok all...
Bangkok Remand Prison Thailand Democracy Activists

Clock Ticking to 10 p.m. Saturday Deadline for Thailand PM to...

The clock is ticking and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has until 10 p.m. Saturday to resign, or face a new, even-bigger series...
Chiang Mai Smog Dust Haze Pollution Air Thailand

11 Foreign Consulates Bless Chiang Mai 2021 Dust-Prevention Plan

Chiang Mai’s governor apologized to envoys from 11 foreign countries about the northern province’s abysmal air quality and laid out plans to...
The French family arrived at Koh Samui Airport on Oct. 17.

Koh Samui on Covid Alert After French Woman Tests Positive Post-Quarantine

Incident is Thailand's 6th local case in week following 5 cases in Tak, where army is locking down 3 provinces
Pattaya Motorbike Motorcyclist Dog Highway 36 Accident-1

Biker, Pillion Pooch Crushed by Monster Truck After Falling Off Motorbike...

A biker trying to save man’s best friend ended up killing himself and his dog when they fell off his motorcycle and...
About 1,000 students and youths protested Oct. 16 at Chiang Mai University (Photo: Will Langston for the Bangkok Herald)

Bangkok Emergency Decree Revoked; Protestors Tell Prayut: ‘Quit by Sunday’

The promised revocation of the emergency decree outlawing protests in Bangkok since Oct. 15 became official at noon, but pro-democracy activists said...
Coronavirus Covid-19 Update Thailand Herald

Chonburi Angles for Cut of STV Pie as Thailand Reports More...

Thailand on Wednesday reported nine new coronavirus cases in state quarantine, raising its total cases to 3,709. The newly-confirmed...
Thailand Criminal Court Bangkok Courthouse

Court Quashes Thailand’s Order to Censor Media Coverage of Protests

The government’s attempt to censor online broadcasts of the pro-democracy protests around the country was foiled by the Criminal Court in a...
Bangkok Democracy Protests October 21 Government House Thailand-3

Protestors March on Gov’t House as Thai PM Offers to Rescind...

Prayut conditions de-escalation on demonstrators resisting violence, but skirmishes with police flare Wednesday night
Scenes from the front lines of Thailand's pro-democracy student protests, Oct. 16, 2020 at Victory Monument (Photo: Tyler Roney for the Bangkok Herald)

Photo View: On the Front Lines of Thailand’s Pro-Democracy Protests

Thailand’s panicked response to peaceful protests has been unrelenting, but none of that touched young protestors this weekend. The Herald’s Tyler Roney walked among them and captured the scene.
Marking his return to the pro-democracy movement, Sirawith "Ja Niew" Serithiwat speaks to young students at Bangkok's Kasertsart intersection Monday.

Fallen Hero, Ja Niew, Returns to Fire Up New Generation of...

Three weeks ago, Sirawith Serithiwat stood on the steps of the Pattaya Provincial Courthouse, closing a chapter in the fight for democracy...
Pattaya saw a mirror protest to the larger one in Bangkok on Oct. 15. (Photo: Pattaya Mail with permission)

Political Protests Last Thing Battered Pattaya Locals Want to See

Pattaya’s hungry and unemployed still line up daily for food handouts. More businesses are closing by the week. The last thing many...
Tens of thousands of youthful demonstrators rally at Bangkok's Victory Monument Oct. 18. (Photo: Peeradon Ariyanukooltorn)

Protest Ball in Government’s Court as Thailand Takes Breath After Tense...

Media crackdown launched even as MPs plan talks, special session over protestors demands
About 1,000 students and youths protested Oct. 16 at Chiang Mai University (Photo: Will Langston for the Bangkok Herald)

Chiang Mai Students Rally to Support Battered Bangkok Protest Brethren

Even as pro-democracy protestors faced off against in riot police with batons, shields and water cannons in Bangkok, fellow university students in...
Riot police use water cannons on peaceful, unarmed students protestors in Bangkok Oct. 16.

7 University Organizations Condemn Violent Gov’t Response to Friday Protest

Eight university students’ organizations condemned the crackdown on demonstrators at Bangkok’s Pathumwan intersection Friday. The condemnation was conveyed Saturday...
A map showing various bridges and other transport projects on the Thai-Laotian border.

6th Thailand-Laos Friendship Bridge Planned

Thailand and Laos are discussing the idea of building a sixth Friendship Bridge over the Mekong River to connect the two countries.
Riot police line up to disperse protestors at Bangkok's Ratchprasong intersection Oct. 15.

End Game Uncertain as Pro-Democracy Movement Meets Immovable Gov’t Force

On 3rd night of protests, demonstrators blasted with water cannons, batons. Where activists go from here unclear
Bangkok Ratchprasong Democracy Student Protests Monutment October 14

History Repeating Itself Now in Ratchprasong as Battle for Democracy Ratchets...

The scenes unfolding today in Bangkok’s Ratchprasong retail district and Wednesday night at the Democracy Monument are ominous reminders of years past,...
Members of the ultraroyalist Center for People Protecting the Monarchy protest Oct. 12 in front a Bangkok business owned by prominent progressive politician Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit in Bangkok.

Oblivious to Irony, Chinese-Thai Royalists Attack Progressives with Racist, Sexist Insults

The ultraconservative backlash against the pro-democracy movement in Thailand has taken a racist turn, despite the dumbfounding irony that most of royalists...
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