Thailand’s Central Group confirms US$200m investment in Grab’s Thai entity


Thailand’s Central Group confirms US$200m investment in Grab’s Thai entity

Thailand’s Central Group, the country’s largest retailer, confirmed in a statement that it will invest US$200 million in a local entity of Singapore-based ride-hailing application Grab. Central Group said it will “acquire a significant non-controlling stake” in the Thai entity. The two companies will work together on transport, food and grocery delivery, and logistics, the…

Thailand welcomes a record 38.27 million tourists in 2018


Thailand welcomes a record 38.27 million tourists in 2018

Thailand saw a record 38.27 million tourists in 2018, up 7.5 percent from the previous year, the Tourism Ministry said on Monday. The ministry expects the number of tourists visiting the country this year to increase by 7.5%. Thailand’s December tourist arrivals were 3.85 million, the ministry said in a statement. For 2019, the ministry…

Golden Emperor Wins Capital Weekly’s Outstanding Developer Award
2 Years Consecutively


Golden Emperor Wins Capital Weekly’s Outstanding Developer Award  2 Years Consecutively

Golden Emperor is pleased to win Capital Weekly and Capital Magazine’s annual Outstanding Developer Awards 2018’s Best Overseas Property Agency Thailand and Vietnam award. This is the second consecutive year that Golden Emperor has won the award with the deepest thank you to clients and business partners for their continuous support, reflecting the professionalism and…

Mocking Tales – Be Amazed by Dungeons & Dragons, Fires & Potions


Mocking Tales – Be Amazed by Dungeons & Dragons, Fires & Potions

Ye olde ye olde! Step into a time long gone at Mocking Tales. Decked out in medieval décor, the café transports diners back to the middle ages. The dishes are all cheekily named to resonate with the theme of the café. Look forward to The Nest of Phoenix (320B), Dragon’s Fire Breath (420B) and Inferno…

Alibaba, WHA and Thai companies jointly invest in EEC e-commerce project


Alibaba, WHA and Thai companies jointly invest in EEC e-commerce project

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group and SET-listed WHA Corporation Plc expect to announce a joint investment plan some time this year, says Industry Minister Uttama Savanayana. WHA was recently promoted for new special economic zones by the ad hoc committee for developmental administration of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). WHA will be granted 232 rai…

Don Don Donki Finally Lands in Bangkok
Opening Day is in February


Don Don Donki Finally Lands in Bangkok  Opening Day is in February

Rumors and reports first started flying in 2017 that tax-free Japanese discount megastore Don Quijote was set to open in Bangkok on Ekkamai Soi 5. And finally in November 2018, the official Facebook page of Don Don Donki Thailand announced it was hiring, meaning that the store’s opening is imminent. Word is that the first Bangkok branch of the megastore, which will…

Thailand named in top ten in the world for retirees


Thailand named in top ten in the world for retirees

Thailand has been named in the top ten of best places in the world for retirees. And the kingdom is rated the second best place in Asia. The chief of the tourism authority has said it is a deserved award pointing to all the reasons Thailand is wonderful for those in retirement. An index published in…

Free Wi-Fi available at 30 BTS stations in Bangkok


Free Wi-Fi available at 30 BTS stations in Bangkok

Alt Telecom has launched its free Wi-Fi service in 30 BTS stations and secured the management rights to all commercial areas on Bangkok’s skytrain stations. Future plans involve providing free Wi-Fi to all BTS stations in the capital. This follows on Alt Telecom’s new concession agreement with Spotwerks (Thailand), who are currently in charge of…

Chinese visitors to Thailand hit 10 million for 1st time


Chinese visitors to Thailand hit 10 million for 1st time

Thailand has announced the arrival of the 10 millionth Chinese visitor in 2018 in Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, a milestone for the country’s tourism industry. He Weixin, the 10 millionth Chinese visitor who was from China’s Yunnan province, disembarked from a Thai Airways International flight from Kunming on Wednesday, and was welcomed by the Tourism Authority of…