Thailand Plans $10 Billion Economic Boost to Hit 3% Growth


Thailand Plans $10 Billion Economic Boost to Hit 3% Growth

Thailand plans a 316-billion-baht ($10.2 billion) package of government spending and loans to counter an economic slowdown caused by the U.S.-China trade war and currency strength. The package includes help for farmers and people on low incomes, as well as initiatives to bolster consumer spending and investment, Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana said in a briefing…

Thailand has a Buddhist temple made of… beer bottles


Thailand has a Buddhist temple made of… beer bottles

In Thailand, old monks seem to prefer beer. Or at least beer bottles. The Sisaket province—500km away from Bangkok—is home to a remarkable Buddhist temple called Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew, also known as Wat Lan Kuad or ‘temple of a million bottles’. The story of this incredible feat dates back to 1984 when monks…

Thailand’s Pan-Asia bullet train routes to connect Beijing and Singapore


Thailand’s Pan-Asia bullet train routes to connect Beijing and Singapore

Thailand has begun constructing routes for its planned Trans-Asean bullet train line that will connect Beijing, Laos, and Singapore. The proposed modern transport system is part of the government’s plan to make Thailand the logistics centre for ASEAN. The railway project is part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative along with Thailand’s Transportation Ministry. The…

Asean nations to ‘launch joint bid’ to host 2034 FIFA World Cup


Asean nations to ‘launch joint bid’ to host 2034 FIFA World Cup

Southeast Asian countries will jointly bid to host the football World Cup in 2034, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has said. “The leaders have support of the region to host the FIFA World Cup in 2034, if possible,” Prayuth said on Sunday in a concluding news conference of this year’s first summit for the 10-member…

Bangkok’s Gaggan named world’s 4th best restaurant


Bangkok’s Gaggan named world’s 4th best restaurant

Progressive Indian restaurant Gaggan which was recently awarded the 2nd place in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list is declared the 4th world’s best restaurant according to World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 list. Gaggan came after France’s Mirazur restaurant — whose Argentine chef Mauro Colagreco draws inspiration from the sea, the mountains, and his own garden…

Inside Bangkok’s newest mega attraction, Iconsiam


Inside Bangkok’s newest mega attraction, Iconsiam

Bangkok’s biggest new attraction, the long-awaited Iconsiam is finally open to the public. Built at a cost of US$1.65 billion, this 750,000 square meter riverside complex is made up of retail, dining, entertainment and residential spaces. Golden Emperor’s THE BASE Phetkasem by Sansiri, is one of the finest residences in the area. While there so many…

Thailand’s Michelin Guide adds Chiang Mai


Thailand’s Michelin Guide adds Chiang Mai

The Thailand Michelin Guide 2019 will extend coverage to the northern city of Chiang Mai in the upcoming edition The Michelin Guide Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket & Phang Nga 2020. The extended foodie guide will be released at the end of 2019. Experts at Golden Emperor remark, “the Michelin Guide is able to stimulate the tourism sector in…