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Check in gets self service

Bangkok Airways recently introduced a new check-in procedure using common-use self-service Kiosks (CUSS) at Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

The service, which provides greater convenience to passengers of Bangkok Airways, is easy to do and saves the queues. Passengers who use the self-service kiosks can check-in for their flight from 24 hours up to 50 minutes prior to departure time and print their boarding pass, before proceeding to the designated baggage drop area. Visit

Ships ahoy!

PIMEX, the annual Phuket International Marine Exhibition, is being held from January 9 to 12 at Royal Phuket Marina on the island east coast. Billed as Asia's best boat show, the event brings together everything the boat enthusiast needs and wants. Majesty, Princess, Sunseeker are just some of the respected marine brands taking part. Visit

Flying high to Changsha

AirAsia adds yet another Chinese destination to its schedule with the addition of direct flights between Bangkok and Changsha, the capital of Hunan. AirAsia flight FD 2603 departs Don Mueang International Airport at 07.35am, and arrives at Changsha at 12.05pm local time. The return flight FD 2604 takes off at 12.55am and lands at Bangkok at 15.35. Changsha is located on the lower reaches of Xiang River, a branch of the Yangtze River, and is a major interior port and industrial centre.

Flower power

Tulips may not be native to Suphan Buri province but they’ll be blooming in this central province between January 1 and 12 thank to the genius of biotechnology. Check out the various varieties of the flowers at Suan Sawan Park in Suphan Buri’s U Thong district. Call (035) 437 705 extension 102.

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