Sun, 09 Dec 2018 09:39
Close racing in great conditions on final day of Phuket King’s Cup Regatta
Phuket - With good winds of about 15 knots returning for the final day of the 32nd Phuket King’s Cup Regatta on Saturday, some exciting racing was held off the south-western tip of the resort island as one of Asia’s biggest sailing events came to a close.
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 06:02
No wind for the big boats, but plenty for the smaller ones
Phuket – Conditions were more suitable for water-skiing than sailing on the Andaman Sea off the south-western tip of Phuket on Friday with the lack of wind leaving the large fleet of keelboats and multihulls unable to race.
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 06:23
32nd Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Ideal conditions for Phuket King’s Cup fleet
A stiff breeze of 15 to 20 knots off south-western Phuket on Wednesday morning provided near perfect conditions for the large fleet of boats contesting this year’s King’s Cup Regatta, allowing the organizers to hold three races in some classes.
Fri, 30 Nov 2018 08:18
Indonesia jailbreak leaves 90 inmates on the run
A jailbreak in western Indonesia has left 90 inmates on the run after they escaped by breaking down fences when they were supposed to be at a prayer gathering, an official said Friday.
Mon, 26 Nov 2018 08:22
5.6-magnitude quake hits off western Taiwan
A 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the western coast of Taiwan Monday, the US Geological Survey said, and was felt hundreds of kilometres away in Hong Kong.
Sat, 24 Nov 2018 07:06
Man wearing explosives and yellow vest surrenders in France
A man wearing an explosive device and demanding "yellow vest" protesters be given an audience by the French president turned himself into police in western France on Friday, local officials said.
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 01:00
Give credit to the West for Thai cuisine
The Minister for Culture, Vira Rojpojchanarat, has made headlines over the past week by complaining that Western influences are corrupting the character of traditional Thai food dishes.
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 19:00
Norway frigate sinks after tanker collision
A Norwegian frigate that collided with a Maltese tanker in a fjord in western Norway last week was almost entirely submerged on Tuesday after cables holding it in place broke.
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:04
Take a bite of this
Siwilai City Club at Central Embassy is introducing an all-new menu that blends local ingredients with a Western-style cooking experience, plus a new collaboration series with talented chefs and celebrated restaurants.
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 12:09
Nine die in California wildfires, tens of thousands forced to flee
Nine people were declared dead and tens of thousands evacuated Friday as fierce wildfires raged across the western US state of California, with one rapidly spreading blaze threatening the famed resort of Malibu.
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 01:00
Two decades of Western classics
The 20th Festival of Dance and Music created many more fond memories
Fri, 02 Nov 2018 01:00
Poison gas: World War I’s weapon of terror
On April 22, 1915, a greenish fog drifted over the battlefield north of Ypres in Belgium, choking to death some 5,000 French soldiers and heralding a new type of terror on the Western Front.
Tue, 30 Oct 2018 17:10
Govt plan for tourism buoys Plus Property
Sansiri Plc’s property management arm, Plus Property Co Ltd, expects promising prospects for properties in Hua Hin and Cha-am in response to government plans to develop tourism in the western parts of the country.
Sat, 27 Oct 2018 18:51
Turkey hosts Syria summit with Russian, French, German leaders
The leaders of Russia, France and Germany arrived in Istanbul on Saturday for a four-nation summit aiming to find a lasting political solution to the Syrian civil war and salvage a fragile ceasefire in a rebel-held northwestern province.
Fri, 26 Oct 2018 12:47
Knife attacker wounds 14 children in Chinese kindergarten
A knife-wielding woman attacked and injured 14 children at a kindergarten in China's southwestern Sichuan province on Friday, authorities said.