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Thai baht caught in international currency crosshairs

The cost of a foreign holiday in Thailand now depends increasingly on the currency you wish to exchange. The US dollar continues to rise...

Putin’s call to arms could benefit Thai tourism

President Putin’s partial mobilization is underway, but the scope remains unclear. Technically, it is a draft for those with previous army experience although reports...

Canterbury Tales, a British institution in Pattaya, has moved

“Once the pandemic subsided, we were keen to move from Pattaya’s Soi Pothole,” says Dave Collier who set up Canterbury Tales with his energetic...

Are Thai politics heading for another coup in 2023?

Former premier Thaksin Shinawatra has just reminded us that he was “stabbed in the back” when the Thai military organized the 2006 coup. Then...

One day Cambodian visa runs restart from Pattaya

After a hiatus of several years, Pattaya residents and tourists can now join minibus visa runs to Pong Nam Ron (Hot Water Spring) to...

Pattaya Survivor and Veteran Hotelier Ranjith Chandrasiri

They don’t come any rarer than Ranjith. Not only a luxury hotel management consultant with oceans of experience in several continents, but able to...

Pattaya property market shifting away from condos, say developers

Thailand’s Real Estate Information Center (REIC) in its September 2022 report indicates what everyone knows: there are a lot of unsold condominium units in...

10-year Thai visas are having a slow take-off

Reports from Bloomberg and official Thai sources suggest that around 400 applications or expressions of interest have so far been received for the new...

Thailand streets-ahead of competitors in the popularity stakes

Travel agents say that the recent decriminalization of marijuana use and the forthcoming move to allow same-gender civil unions or marriage make Thailand the...

New Thai home demanded for Queen Victoria statue

A group of British expats in Bangkok and Pattaya say they will campaign to pressurize Central Group, the buyers of the former British embassy...

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