Latest in Tag: thailand Highlight

Latest in Tag: thailand

Bottle Shock: Thailand's Unlikely Emergence as a Wine Destination

Maverick Thai winemakers are proving this tropical country’s ability to produce quality wine, breaking all the rules along the way – aided by a little German inspiration.Visooth Lohitnavy is willing to call it fate. Like many Thai students of the 1960s sent abroad for their university education – most often to the Philippines or the …

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Overnight tourist stays banned on Thailand's famed Similan islands

Overnight tourist stays on Thailand’s popular Similan islands were banned starting Tuesday, as the government took another step toward tackling environmental problems caused by mass tourism.The ban covers all overnight stays except for those operated by certain licensed deep-sea diving tour companies, according to a Royal Gazette published Monday. Day trips will still be permitted. …

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Thailand expects 5% trade increase with Egypt by end of 2018

Thalerngsak Vongsamsorn, minister counsellor for commercial affairs at the Thai embassy in Egypt, expected a 5% trade increase by the end of 2018 compared to 2017, noting, “positive expectations resulted from market stabilisation. Our exports and imports were affected by the Egyptian pound flotation in November 2016, but now the situation is better.” Vongsamsorn told Daily News …

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Thailand plans extra security measures at "world famous" cave

Thailand’s prime minister said on Tuesday extra precautions would have be implemented to safeguard tourists who want to visit a cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach were trapped for more than two weeks.The search and dramatic rescue operation to retrieve the 13 from the cave in the northern province of Chiang Rai has …

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Ramadan in Thailand

Thailand in located in Southeast Asia and was known as Siam until 11 May 1949. Thai means “free” in the Thai language. Opinions vary on the percentage of Muslims in Thailand, but some say they represent about 5-10% of its total population. Muslims are largely present in Southern Thailand. Their origins date back to the …

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Thailand seeks to silence labor rights activist

The case of a labor rights activist ordered to pay hefty damages by a Thai court after exposing abuses of migrant workers highlights Bankgok’s failure to deal with the issue. DW spoke with those involved in the case.A mixture of disbelief and disapointment descended on the Prakanong Court in Bangkok on Monday, March 26, after …

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Thailand extends free tourist visas

The Thai cabinet has extended its free tourist visa programme to 21 countries until the end of August to boost tourist arrivals. The stimulus measure came after waning tourist arrivals, especially from China.The free tourist visa programme waives the 1,000-baht (28.50-dollar) fee for applications abroad and halves the visa on arrival to 1,000 baht. The …

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Keen to project a progressive image, the UAE picks its battles

By James M. Dorsey Projecting an image of being politically and culturally on the cutting edge, the United Arab Emirates carefully picks its battles. Participation in the US-led coalition against the Islamic State in Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) has projected the United Arab Emirates as a military force to be reckoned with. Football is the …

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Thirst for democracy catches world powers off guard

From Egypt, where the nation’s first democratically-elected president Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi was toppled in July by the army, to Ukraine where Viktor Yanukovych, brought to power in 2010 polls, fled his post after months of street protests, the US has had to fine-tune its response.

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