Thailand

Some thoughts from the Motor Show

Wednesday, 04 April 2012 16:26
I began writing this part of the Automania column whilst in the Novotel in the Impact Arena where the Bangkok International Motor Show is held these days.  This is the only one of the many “motor shows” that I do not miss each year, being...
Bangkok, 2 April 2012: Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) 2012, the Kingdom’s largest business-to-business travel fair, is set for success due to a positive response from over 484 buyers from 61 countries.  This represents a 14% increase in the number of buyers for this year’s...
BANGKOK, 3 April 2012  – Thailand has sent out its congratulations to Myanmar for her successful by-election, which took place on 1 April. 
BANGKOK, 3 April 2012  - The private sector has proposed that the government set up a fund to encourage SME entrepreneurs to invest overseas in order to minimize the impact of the new wage increase and brace for the ASEAN Economic Community. 
The exhibition “Art on Farm: a diary from the Isan plateau”, organized by the Jim Thompson Art Center, will be held from March 31-June 24, 2012 to showcase artworks inspired by Isan culture. 
BANGKOK, March 31 - Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Saturday said that her recent visit to South Korea was another successful trip, especially in boosting Thai-Korean bilateral relations for a wide range of issues.
BANGKOK, 31 March 2012  – An economic expert is confident that Thai exports will continue to do well in the world market while suggesting business operators to be particularly cautious in the eurozone.

Tropical Storm Pakhar en route to Vietnam

Saturday, 31 March 2012 12:54
BANGKOK, 31 March 2012  - Tropical Storm Pakhar with a center in the South China Sea is moving westward and predicted to reach and make landfall over lower Vietnam on April 1, but will not affect Thailand during these few days. 
BANGKOK, 29 March 2012  – The government has unveiled its natural disaster insurance policy, which is aimed at boosting confidence among the general public and investors. 
BANGKOK, 29 March 2012- Deputy Transport Minister Chatchart Sithipan has urged all agencies related to air transportation to brace for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). 

The 33rd Bangkok International Motor Show

Wednesday, 28 March 2012 13:38
The annual Bangkok International Motor Show is on now, closing on April 8, so go soon!  This is the 33rd Bangkok International Motor Show and runs from March 28 to April 8.  Once again it is held at the Challenger Hall, Impact Arena, Muang Thong...
Friday DFiT, Dusit Thani Pattaya: Visitors using the group fitness membership can avail of the THB 2,000 offer for five visits to the gym after their membership has expired.  The offer includes unlimited use of DFiT facilities including tennis courts.  For more information, call 038-425611 ext....
The fleet line-up for the 2012 Top of the Gulf Regatta, held 4-8 May off Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Jomtien, Pattaya, is set to be one of the most competitive yet.
BANGKOK, 29 March 2012  - The Energy Minister has confirmed that Oil Fund collection is not on the government's agenda at present. Meanwhile, global fuel price is predicted to remain at 120 dollars per barrel if the situation in Iran does not lead to violence. 
Google, together with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has announced that Street View imagery of three major areas in Thailand is now live on Google Maps.
BANGKOK, 29 March 2012-Police Chief Police General Preawpan Damapong chaired the opening ceremony of a campaign called ‘The White Suvarnabhumi’, with an objective to reduce the smuggling of illegal drugs and theft in and around the airport. 
BANGKOK, March 28 – Thailand’s exports in Feb rebounded by 0.91 per cent year-on-year, the first time in three months after last year's catastrophic floods, Deputy Commerce Minister Phum Saraphol announced on Wednesday.
BANGKOK, 28 March 2012  – US Ambassador Kristie A. Kenney has, on behalf of her country, expressed enthusiasm to fully cooperate with Thailand in the field of intelligence sharing. 
BANGKOK, 28 March 2012 – Thailand has pledged to help turn the Southeast Asian region and all of its 10 members into a drug-free zone. 
BANGKOK, 28 March 2012 – Chairman of the Strategic Committee for Reconstruction and Future Development (SCRF) Virabongsa Ramangkura has suggested that Thai business entrepreneurs should turn to neighbouring countries in their search for lower labour cost.