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Hajj Pilgrimage Continues Despite Thai-Saudi Tension

NARATHIWAT — Over 200 Thai Muslims departed for a religious pilgrimage to the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca today, despite ongoing tension between the Thai and Saudi governments.

Dark Tourism Venues Proving Popular in Bangkok

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Heartthrobs Exempted From Annual Military Draft

(7 April) Two celebrity actors, Nadech Kugimiya and Mario Maurer, have been spared from the annual mandatory military service.

Frenchman Missing for 6th Day in Surat Thani




SURAT THANI — A French national is reportedly missing for a sixth day in the southern province of Surat Thani, local authorities said Monday.

Rayong Monk Pleads For Return of Stolen Lotto

RAYONG - A monk in Rayong province has asked police to help return prize money won from lottery tickets that were allegedly stolen from his temple while he was praying.

Art/Music/Booze: Speedy Grandma Reborn to Host Saturday Party

BANGKOK — After four months in hibernation, the white-haired lady behind a Charoen Krung shophouse-bar-gallery will open her doors again Saturday night. Regulars, newbies and...

The Imperfect Love of ‘Echo & Narcissus’ in Mixed-Media

BANGKOK — The tragic love story of a cursed nymph who falls for a lovely man in love with his own reflection will be staged with a Thai dancer, Belgian pianist and visual imagery this weekend.

Siam, Silom, Sukhumvit Street Markets Shut Down

BANGKOK — Instead of staying home like most of her friends, Pornthipa Boonmart on Wednesday when to the spot on Silom Road where she has sold goods to passers-by for over 30 years.

Motorcycle Gang Donates Food For Children's Day

AMNART CHAROEN — A motorcycle gang in Amnart Charoen province organized a food drive for poor children in celebration of Thailand’s National Children's Day today.

Nearly 800 Migrants Rescued From Sinking Boats in Indonesia

JAKARTA (DPA) — Indonesian fishing boats and marine police rescued nearly 800 migrants Friday from a sinking vessel, a military official said, as South-East Asia's migrant crisis continued to unfold.

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