Thailand

The Backpacker – an endangered species?
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Intrepid travelers once ventured to the jungles of Southeast Asia for genuine budget adventure, where getting around could mean sweating for hours on a bus with locals taking their chickens to market.┬áNow, visitors to places like Thailand and Cambodia could well find themselves bundled onto a tour bus full of backpackers, relaxed after a stint […]

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DTAC Thailand Topup 500 Baht
www.simcardsasia.com

Fast topup service for your DTAC Thailand SIM card number. We will add 500 Baht to your DTAC number within 24 hours of receiving your cleared payment. We can topup your DTAC number even if you are outside of Thailand. Please remember to tell us your DTAC SIM card number at…

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Chiang Mai City’s Night Markets
www.lonelyplanet.com

If you’re planning to shop in Thailand, Chiang Mai is the place to bring an empty suitcase. This Northern Thai city’s reputation for shopping extends back hundreds of years, thanks to its location close to historic trade routes connecting modern-day Myanmar, Laos and China. In the past, passing caravans traded silks, wood, tobacco and opium. […]

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Thai Government Imposes New Restrictions
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Thais thought they were seeing the long-awaited end to martial law, only to find that little has changed. The country’s military government lifted martial law throughout the country on April 1, 10 months after it was imposed. In its place, however, the junta invoked Section 44 of the interim constitution, a measure of last resort […]

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AIS Thailand Offers New Voice for Data Package
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Thailand’s largest mobile carrier, Advanced Info Service (AIS) has launched iSwop, a postpaid service that allows subscribers to pay for data consumption monthly rather than by recharging when credit runs out. iSwop subscribers can use up their leftover monthly voice call quota for connecting to the Internet with one minute of voice call equating to […]

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Unseen Thailand: Quiet Beaches and Traditional Villages
www.independent.co.uk

Thailand is a master in the delicate balance of being both exotic and accessible: it delivers a chilli-spiked dose of South-east Asia with all the modern comforts. And despite its popularity, moving beyond the tourist buzz is easy to do, even at the kingdom’s star attractions. Tranquil, gem-coloured seas wash away the winter blues, the […]

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Bangkok Tells Couples to Forgo Sex on Valentine’s Day
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Bangkok city officials are urging young Thais to forgo sex on Valentine’s Day this weekend and visit temples instead, as a far better way to mark the day of love. Thailand has one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in South East Asia, public health officials said. The February 14 celebrations are a popular Western […]

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Thai Airways Royal Silk Business Class on the Boeing 777
www.ausbt.com.au

With direct aisle access for every passenger and fully-flat beds for a good night’s sleep, Thai Airways’ Boeing 777-300ER Royal Silk business class immediately passes the ‘business traveller basics’ test. It’s a step up from the angled lie-flat business class seats currently jetting between Sydney and Bangkok, giving Queenslanders a rare one-up over Sydneysiders and […]

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