Tag Archives: Thailand

Bangkok is the third most popular city in the world

The latest index of Global Destination Cities by MasterCard shows that Bangkok tops other cities in Asia/Pacific in terms of tourist traffic and visitor spending during 2011. Bangkok beats other cities in the region such as Singapore, Hong Kong and … Continue reading

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Water pollution in Thailand

The film tells the story of 13 year old Suwimon Daengniam and 59 year old Wali Pejarean who both live along the Samrong Canal, one of the major canals that flows in to the Chao Phraya River in Thailand. Through … Continue reading

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Bangkok top Asian city for visitors

Despite last year’s violence in the city and the lingering political uncertainties, Bangkok is ranked first among Asian cities based on the estimated number of international arrivals by air and the level of visitor expenditure this year, according to the … Continue reading

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Thailand jungles mask surprise rise in tiger numbers

Deep in the jungle, armed forest rangers trek through the palms on a mission to confirm some rare good news: the discovery of a wild tiger population in an area of Thap Lan national park previously written off bywildlife experts. Working … Continue reading

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Rush to Use Crops as Fuel Raises Food Prices and Hunger Fears

The starchy cassava root has long been an important ingredient in everything from tapioca pudding and ice cream to paper and animal feed. But last year, 98 percent of cassava chips exported from Thailand, the world’s largest cassava exporter, went to … Continue reading

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Thai Flooding Is Called Worst in Decades

Devastating floods spreading from northeastern Thailand have left 17 people dead over the past two weeks as heavy rainfall has put entire villages underwater, destroyed crops and disrupted transportation and commerce. Thailand’s relatively well-organized government services appeared to have been caught … Continue reading

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Two reservoirs collapse in Rayong

After days of heavy rain, two major reservoirs in Rayong’s Wang Chan district collapsed on Monday night, submerging a village, which saw one man getting drowned and a woman missing. There have been no official statements on whether it was … Continue reading

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Thais reap benefits of buffaloes

Buffaloes have always played an integral part in Thai culture and society. They have been used for centuries by peasants in order to plough their rice fields.  However, Thailand’s buffalo population has declined in recent years with farmers finding modern … Continue reading

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Extreme Heat Puts Coral Reefs at Risk, Forecasts Say

This year’s extreme heat is putting the world’s coral reefs under such severe stress that scientists fear widespread die-offs, endangering not only the richest ecosystems in the ocean but also associated fisheries that feed millions of people. From Thailand to … Continue reading

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Thailand creates artificial reefs

In an unusual use of military hardware, the Thai government has dumped 25 abandoned army tanks, 273 old train carriages and 198 rubbish trucks into the southern sea, in an effort to create an artificial reef. The project, which aims … Continue reading

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