Thailand’s Miniature Maldives
the islands that open for half a year


Thailand’s Miniature Maldives  the islands that open for half a year

The Mu Koh Similan National Park – often referred to as ‘the Similan Islands’ or ‘the Similans’ is nicknamed as Thailand’s ‘Last Paradise’ and ‘The Mini Maldives.’ The islands are only opened for 7 months per year with a raft of regulations to promote sustainable tourism with the intention of preserving the natural beauty of…

Thailand preparing CPTPP application


Thailand preparing CPTPP application

Thailand will apply this month to join the new trans-Pacific free trade agreement, aiming to ensure it is not left behind by its competitors in the vibrant region, according to the country’s trade negotiations chief. “Thailand is working with the documents for applying to the CPTPP,” said Auramon Supthaweethum, director-general of the Trade Negotiations Department…

Golden Emperor Wins Metro Awards for Brands Excellence 2018


Golden Emperor Wins Metro Awards for Brands Excellence 2018

Golden Emperor is delighted to announce to win ‘Overseas Property Agency Brand Excellence’ at the Metro Awards for Brands Excellence 2018 Awards. We are honored for the win which significantly acknowledge our professionalism in the industry. Golden Emperor Managing Director, Mr. Terence Chan talks about winning this prestigious award, “[we are] very honored to have…

Cabinet approves 2 more suburban Bangkok rail lines


Cabinet approves 2 more suburban Bangkok rail lines

The construction of two new commuter rail lines serving suburban Bangkok was approved by the cabinet Tuesday with a budget of nearly 17 billion baht. The additions to a suburban network being built by the state railway will extend the Light Red Line in western Bangkok nearly 15 kilometers to the Salaya area and the…

Thai ranked 2nd worldwide in Alipay transactions during CNY holiday


Thai ranked 2nd worldwide in Alipay transactions during CNY holiday

Spending by Chinese tourists during the Chinese New Year holiday around the world was the highest in Thailand. Alipay, a leading digital payment platform offered by Ant Financial, an affiliate of Alibaba Group has done the sums. The transactions were recorded between February 4-10, and data drawn from the 54 international markets where Alipay is…

Thailand’s EEC launches a Huawei 5G Test Bed
the first in Southeast Asia


Thailand’s EEC launches a Huawei 5G Test Bed  the first in Southeast Asia

Thailand on Friday launched a Huawei Technologies 5G test bed, even as the United States urges its allies to bar the Chinese telecoms giant from building next-generation mobile networks. Huawei, the world’s top producer of telecoms equipment and second-biggest maker of smartphones, has been facing mounting international scrutiny amid fears China could use its equipment for espionage, a concern the…

EEC head: Target sectors need 1m-plus workers


EEC head: Target sectors need 1m-plus workers

Demand for human resources in the government’s 12 targeted industries is estimated at more than 1 million over the next 12 years (2019-2030), according to the latest study by the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC)Office. The tourism industry is expected to require 300,000 workers, digital 280,000, robotics 96,000, medical 95,000 and logistics 90,500. The aviation and…

Bank of Thailand reduces local owner requirement for transfers


Bank of Thailand reduces local owner requirement for transfers

The Bank of Thailand has eased qualifications for international money transfer operators to attract new players and increase competition, which in turn should lead to lower fees. The central bank has relaxed requirements on the percentage of Thai nationals needed as shareholders of cross-border money transfer providers, lowering the threshold to 25% from 75% in an…

Chinese investors are spending billions on Thai property
despite a turbulent political scene


Chinese investors are spending billions on Thai property  despite a turbulent political scene

Chinese investors have continued pouring their money into Thailand’s property sector even as the kingdom barrels toward an uncertain national election. That underscores the Southeast Asian nation’s enduring popularity with the Chinese — tourists from Asia’s top economy have for years seen Thailand as a top spot for holidays. According to recent data from online Chinese real estate portal Juwai.com,…

Valentine’s Day launch set for new e-visa


Valentine’s Day launch set for new e-visa

According to Immigration police chief Pol Lt Gen Surachate Hakparn, the system, developed jointly by the Immigration Bureau of Thailand and VFS Global, will cut the processing time for visas on arrival at airports to as little as one minute. “The new eVOA service will offer travellers a whole new experience when applying for a…