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WATCH: Comedian Uncle Roger slams Gordon Ramsay’s Thai papaya salad in new video

19. January 2023

Malaysian British comedian Nigel Ng, better known by his viral persona Uncle Roger, gave a brutal review of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s Thai papaya salad. Uploaded on Sunday, Roger (@mrnigelng) took time to jokingly review the multi-Michelin starred chef’s version of green papaya salad, quickly gaining over 1.9 million views. (Click the play button above... Les mer >>>

Zero-dollar tourism not a concern for tourism sector in Phuket

18. January 2023

Rangsiman Kingkaew, a board member of the Phuket Tourist Association, told Thai media that it will take time for Chinese arrivals in Phuket to reach the numbers seen before the COVID-19 pandemic, due to limited direct flights from China to Phuket and because many tourists have to fly to Bangkok before connecting with flights to... Les mer >>>

Excise tax cut on diesel fuel to be extended until May 20th

18. January 2023

The Thai cabinet has decided to extend the excise tax cut on diesel fuel for an additional four months, to ease the financial burden on the private sector and the public. Acting Government Spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri said that the excise tax reduction of 5 baht/litre has been in effect since last February and was scheduled... Les mer >>>

What the return of Chinese tourists means for the global economy

18. January 2023

In the years before Covid, China was the world’s most important source of international travelers. Its 155 million tourists spent more than a quarter of a trillion dollars beyond its borders in 2019. That largesse fell precipitously over the past three years as the country essentially closed its borders. But, as China prepares to reopen... Les mer >>>

Central bank claims phone charging cables cannot be used to steal data

18. January 2023

The Bank of Thailand and the Thai Bankers Association (TBA) have dismissed a widespread suggestion on social media, claiming that a charging cable can be used to steal data stored in smartphones. In fact, they said that data in smartphones are stolen by scammers when the phone users download applications or fake SMS messages containing... Les mer >>>

Chinese New Year 2023 celebrations and activities around Thailand

18. January 2023

In 2023, Chinese New Year is on 22 January and celebrations are being held on and around this date. Bangkok and Central Region Chinatown Chinese New Year 2023 14 January-15 February, 2023, 18.00-24.00 Hrs., Odeon Circle, Yaowarat Road, Bangkok Highlights: A range of activities including cultural performances, an exhibition on Chinese New Year in Thailand and... Les mer >>>

Eight bodies found after oil tank fire as search continues for one missing man

18. January 2023

Rescue teams recovered five out of six bodies found on Wednesday in the Mae Klong River, bringing the confirmed death toll in the oil tanker fire and explosion to eight. One is still missing. Dozens of rescue workers, including divers equipped with underwater scanners, and jet skiers resumed the search within a 100-metre radius of... Les mer >>>