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"Orn" showing her krathongs to the media on Nov. 4, 2019.

Copyright Troll Demands 50,000 Baht From 15-Year-Old Cartoon Krathong Maker

NAKHON RATCHASIMA — A local copyright holder of Japanese cartoon character franchise said Tuesday it was not behind an alleged attempt to extort a 15-year-old girl of 50,000 baht for copyright infringement.
An artist's rendition of Carnival Magic theme park.

Inspired by Temple Fairs, Phuket’s New Theme Park to Open in 2020

PHUKET — The country’s largest theme park operator is set to launch yet another attraction on the tourist island of Phuket next year.

ASEAN Summit: China, Thailand Expect More Business Opportunities

BEIJING (Xinhua) — China and Thailand have long engaged in friendly relations and trade cooperation and are looking forward to further development in their ties alongside strengthening regional cooperation.

China’s E-Commerce Helps Thai Digital Economy Bloom

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — Young Thai clothing designers Nunthapong Boonnao and Manassawee Suangkaew used to run a store to sell clothes they create in the Thai capital. In 2018 they decided to close their store to set up an online clothing shop in Lazada, a major online shopping company in Southeast Asia.
Senior Thai Commerce Ministry Keerati Rushchano talks to the media after a press conference at the Department of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce, in Nonthaburi province. Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. Thai officials have said that plans by the United States to end preferential trade privileges on a range of imports from Thailand were not unexpected, and would seek talks with Washington on the matter. Photo: Sakchai Lalit / AP

Thailand to Seek Talks With US on Trade Privileges Loss

NONTHABURI, Thailand (AP) — Thailand plans to seek talks with the United States on a decision to end preferential trade privileges on a range of Thai exports including seafood, officials said Monday.
A foreigner gets a health check at an expo in Phuket province on Nov. 16, 2016. Photo: Bangkok Hospital Phuket

Health Insurance Will Be Mandatory for Retiree Visa Holders

BANGKOK — Foreigners entering Thailand with a retiree stay visa will soon have to buy their mandatory health insurance, a health official said Wednesday.
Casino Khan Na Yao: Police and soldiers bust an illegal gambling den in Bangkok's Khan Na Yao district on May 25, 2017.

3 in 5 Thais Gamble, New Survey Says

BANGKOK — Gambling is strictly illegal in Thailand with few exceptions, but you can bet not everyone listens to the laws; a recent survey of 44,050 Thais nationwide found that more than half of respondents engaged in some forms of gambling.

Gov’t to Scrap Arrival Cards for Foreigners, Introduce TM30 App

BANGKOK — A senior government official said Tuesday foreign visitors will soon no longer have to fill out “TM6” arrival and departure forms.

Dressed to Die: French Firm Looks to Sell Post-Mortem Makeup in Thailand

BANGKOK — Thais are already familiar with French perfumes, cosmetics, wine, macaron, and handbags. Now, French vendors are hoping to import yet more luxuries to lure Thai customers, like makeup for the dead, body bags, morgue beds, and more.
Central Village on Aug. 28.

Central Village Vows to Open Despite Ongoing Dispute

SAMUT PRAKAN — A luxury outlet mall announced Wednesday that it will open this Saturday, despite an ongoing dispute with the operator of Suvarnabhumi...

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