Thailand is ranked 2nd in global COVID-19 recovery index


Thailand is ranked 2nd in global COVID-19 recovery index

Thailand is ranked second in the Global COVID-19 Index (GCI) after Australia, and first in Asia in the same index. Government spokeswoman Mrs. Narumon Pinyosinwat told the media on Sunday that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has expressed his thanks to everyone in the country for their discipline and endurance in the collective efforts to fight…

Phra Khanong : One of the most hipster neighbourhoods in Bangkok


Phra Khanong : One of the most hipster neighbourhoods in Bangkok

Things that are cool: art galleries, handcrafted furniture, authentic restaurants, sexy modern condos. Where you can find cool things: Phra Khanong. The area is quickly heating up as one of the city’s most exciting up and coming ‘hoods. Complete with a convenient BTS stop, Phra Khanong has all of the trimmings to become the next…

Standings of 3 Thai universities up in QS rankings


Standings of 3 Thai universities up in QS rankings

Three Thai universities have improved their standing in the QS World University Rankings for 2021, released by UK-based education and career consultancy Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). According to the list, Chulalongkorn University (CU) earned top rank in the Thai University pool for the eighth consecutive year, moving up 39 positions, from 247th place last year to…

The Top Rooftop Bar in Sukhumvit: Cielo Sky Bar & Restaurant


The Top Rooftop Bar in Sukhumvit: Cielo Sky Bar & Restaurant

If you’re looking for an exquisite rooftop bar in Bangkok Sukhumvit, the Cielo Sky Bar & Restaurant is a perfect choice. Formerly known as Zeppelin, the Cielo offers luxurious private dining in Bangkok and extraordinary views of Bangkok. Although the bar’s style is the same as before, the menu is totally different. The Cielo Sky…

TAT ‘trusted’ rebranding curates tourism market in Thailand


TAT ‘trusted’ rebranding curates tourism market in Thailand

Thailand plans to rebrand tourism in the post-coronavirus era to “Amazing Trusted Thailand”, aimed at selective markets and destinations in the country that can guarantee health and safety standards for both tourists and locals. “We estimate international markets will return in October, so all related agencies are working on a proper recovery plan that won’t…

Airlines set to resume domestic flights in Thailand


Airlines set to resume domestic flights in Thailand

AirAsia is set to resume domestic flights in various Asian countries, commencing with Malaysia on April 29, followed by Thailand (May 1), the Philippines (May 1), India (May 4) and Indonesia (May 7), subject to government approval. The resumption of services will initially start with key selected domestic routes, which will increase gradually to include…

THAILAND’S 50 RICHEST LESS RICH DUE TO PANDEMIC, BUT STILL PRETTY RICH


THAILAND’S 50 RICHEST LESS RICH DUE TO PANDEMIC, BUT STILL PRETTY RICH

Thailand’s 50’s richest see their wealth dented due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but still maintain much of their money even as millions of Thais are at the risk of unemployment. Although some of the wealthiest billionaires saw bits of their coffers dip in Forbes’ list of Thailand’s 50 Richest 2020 released Friday, the vast…

Don Quijote to open new Bangkok store despite Covid-19 crisis


Don Quijote to open new Bangkok store despite Covid-19 crisis

Don Quijote (Donki) opened a new branch at The Market mall in Bangkok  despite the severe Covid-19 situation. Donki Thonglor Chairman Shimanuki Yosuke explained that the company had imported numerous products in advance for opening the Don Don Donki outlet before the Covid-19 outbreak. The new branch, which will also feature the Jonetsu Kakaku shop…

Thai Finance Ministry readies phase 3 of virus welfare


Thai Finance Ministry readies phase 3 of virus welfare

The Finance Ministry is preparing the third phase of the government’s Covid-19 relief package to support people, small-and-medium enterprises and financial institutions as the country grapples with the virus crisis. Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana said on Monday the third-phase package will be larger than the first- and second-phase packages combined to cushion the fallout from…

The almighty baht set to fall further despite rate cuts, stimulus


The almighty baht set to fall further despite rate cuts, stimulus

It was only months ago that The Bank of Thailand considered drastic measures to rein in the rambunctious baht, whose massive gains in currency markets made it the darling of speculators. In December Kasikorn Bank released a report outlining reasons the baht “will remain strong into 2020.” The bank’s research arm forecast the baht would…