This Chiang Mai coffee shop is set within its own private forest


This Chiang Mai coffee shop is set within its own private forest

Coffee comes with a view at Boonma Cafe, which is cocooned by private forest in Thailand’s Chiang Mai. Although trees surround it, the coffee shop is easy to find thanks to the enormous plastic curtains that encircle it to create a gentle but tangible boundary between the woods and the building. “Be feel free from…

Thailand Targets Tourism Revenue of 3.18 Trillion Baht in 2020


Thailand Targets Tourism Revenue of 3.18 Trillion Baht in 2020

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has set a target of 3.18 trillion Baht in overall tourism revenue for 2020, a 4% year-on-year increase. The amount includes 2.02 trillion Baht from international tourists, up 3%, and 1.16 trillion Baht from domestic tourists, an increase of 5%. Last year, Thailand is estimated to have generated 3.06…

Golden Emperor wins Best Overseas Property Agency
at Squarefoot’s Best of the Best Awards 2019


Golden Emperor wins Best Overseas Property Agency  at Squarefoot’s Best of the Best Awards 2019

Golden Emperor receives the Best Overseas Property Agency Award (Thailand) and Best Overseas Property Agency Award (Vietnam) at the Squarefoot Best of the Best Awards 2019 in mid-October, hosted by the multimedia real estate platform, Squarefoot. The honor once again, showcases the company’s professionalism and leadership in the field. Photo Above:  Golden Emperor Properties Managing…

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…