Wed, 20 Mar 2019 01:00
RAIL TALKS CONTINUE
A Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group)-led consortium will revise its proposal for the Bt224-billion high-speed rail project to link three of the country’s main airports, in the hope of easing deadlock over financial aspects, while State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has sets its target to finish the negotiations before the Songkran holidays next month.
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 18:00
Land Transport Dept kicks off pre-Songkran inspections of public buses and their drivers
The Land Transport Department has started inspecting the drivers and condition of public transport vehicles at bus stations ahead of the long Songkran Festival holiday period in mid-April.
Fri, 08 Mar 2019 18:55
Ban being considered on sale of alcohol on Thai New Year's day
The Department of Disease Control is lobbying the government to ban the sale of alcohol on Thai New Year's day, April 13, in an effort to reduce the annual road carnage.
Wed, 06 Mar 2019 01:00
Solution to Songkran tragedy is right in front of our eyes
There’s a simple rule whose adoption would save hundreds of lives every year in Thailand. Simply declare that ALL non-essential motorcycles are to be banned from being driven on the “7 dangerous days” of Songkran.
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 19:17
300,000 migrants expected to leave kingdom for Songkran
An exodus of nearly 300,000 migrant workers is expected from April 5-30 when they visit hometowns for the Songkran festival in Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 01:00
Punking it up
English hardcore punk band Malevolence makes it debut tomorrow night at The Rock Pub starting at 7pm.
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 14:05
April 12 not a bank holiday
The Bank of Thailand on Monday announced that banks will not be closed on April 12, despite it being an extra holiday for government officials for the long Songkran weekend.
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:32
Plan to ban alcohol on Thai New Year
No alcoholic beverages will be sold on April 13, the traditional Thai New Year, if the Alcohol Control Committee’s (ACC) proposal is approved.
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 17:30
Cabinet approves extra Songkran holiday, making it five-day weekend
The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal to make April 12 an extra holiday for Songkran, making the Songkran weekend a five-day holiday period.
Fri, 02 Nov 2018 01:00
CHARN ISSARA Developer to launch condo, hotel
Listed property firm Charn Issara Development Plc plans to launch a condominium and a hotel worth a total of Bt6.4 billion next year, the company’s chief executive officer Songkran Issara said at press release yesterday.
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 01:00
Measles claims 9th victim in Yala, 3 critically ill
A CHILD SUCCUMBED to measles in Yala province yesterday morning, bringing the number of deaths from the disease in the southernmost province this year to nine, Yala Provincial Public Health Office head Dr Songkran Maichum said.
Fri, 11 May 2018 01:00
Holidays dampen industrial sentiment
Thai Industries Sentiment Index (TISI) dipped in April as a result of the Songkran holidays, said the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) while urging the government to expedite its move into the emerging markets and increase technology transfer measures.
Wed, 02 May 2018 01:00
Tumbling in the snow
A South Korean resort organises a chilly break for Thai tourists over the Songkran festival
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 01:00
Every day an ‘extremely dangerous day’ on roads
The media have dubbed the Songkran holiday the “Seven Dangerous Days”, during which 418 were killed by road accidents this year, or about 60 per day.
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 19:35
floating on air
A colourful parade moves through crowds of water-soaked Songkran revellers in Samut Prakan’s Phra Pradaeng district yesterday.