Tag Archives: Thailand

Thailand 32nd Happiest Country in the World – Climbing up one Position from 2016

Thailand seems to be living up to its nickname of ‘Land of Smiles’ after being ranked the 32nd happiest country in the world, according to a study released by the United Nations (UN) in honour of International Day of Happiness. The ranking is based around a combination of a country’s life expectancy, GDP per capita, […]

By laviniawoolf
Date : 15-May-2017
Portuguese Artist ‘Vhils’ Makes His Mark on Charoen Krung Wall – Urban Art in Bangkok

Street artist Alexandre Farto, who also goes by the name ‘Vhils’, recently unveiled his latest artistic creation in the Thai capital, Bangkok. This special mural was part of a project titled ‘Scratching the Surface’ that includes such artistic displays in both London and Lisbon. This particular mural took five days to complete and can be […]

By laviniawoolf
Date : 21-Apr-2017
2017 King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament – Helping Thailand’s Gentle Giants

An annual event that especially focuses on the wellbeing of elephants in Thailand, the King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament recently concluded in the Thai capital. Taking place on the Chao Phraya riverbanks, close to Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, this popular tournament was held from 9th to 12th March. The tournament was open to the public […]

By laviniawoolf
Date : 21-Apr-2017
Phi Phi Park Fee Reduction, Rejected by the Chief – Trying to Find the Balance

Despite calls from local boat operators in Thailand servicing the well known Phi Phi Marine National Park to reduce the admission rates charged from foreign visitors, Sorayuth Tanthian, the chief of the park has rejected such proposals. Local operators have blamed the high cost of admission as one of the reasons for declining numbers to […]

By laviniawoolf
Date : 21-Apr-2017
Japanese Emperor and Empress Visit Thailand – Strengthening Cross-Cultural Ties

As part of a Southeast Asian tour, the Japanese Emperor Akihito accompanied by his wife Empress Michiko, recently visited the Thai capital, Bangkok. Following the Vietnam leg of their tour, the Emperor and Empress headed to Bangkok where they paid their respects to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej who passed away in October last year. […]

By laviniawoolf
Date : 21-Apr-2017
A Unique Travel Experience for Chinese Tourist – Opening up Military Facilities to Chinese Tourists

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) have decided to open military facilities to attract more tourists from China, as part of an effort to showcase the country’s modern development and new-look. Officials from TAT have requested the Thai navy to provide access to warships, training camps and firing ranges for Chinese free independent tourists (FIT) […]

By laviniawoolf
Date : 12-Apr-2017
The First Water Park in North Thailand – Fun for the Whole Family

Last month saw the opening of the much awaited Tube Trek Water Park in Chiang Mai, which was billed as Northern Thailand’s first ever water park. This modern theme park is expected to attract around 3,000 visitors on a daily basis including both locals and foreign tourists. The site can be easily reached by those […]

By laviniawoolf
Date : 11-Apr-2017
Thai Red Cross Fair – Fun with a purpose

The Thai Red Cross Fair has returned to Amporn Garden and the Royal plaza and will go on until April 7th 2017. Visitors looking for a luxury hotel in Sathorn to stay at during the fair will find that properties such as Anantara Sathorn Bangkok Hotel; located in close proximity to the event is quite […]

By laviniawoolf
Date : 16-Mar-2017
Annual Mae Chaem Handmade Teen Jok Festival – Showcasing Unique Local Textiles

An event that showcased some of the region’s famed fabrics and textiles, the annual Mae Chaem Handmade Teen Jok Festival recently concluded in the northern Thailand province of Chiang Mai. Mae Chaem is in fact known for its tube skirts or Teen Jok textiles and the festival which ran from 27th to 30th January 2017, […]

By laviniawoolf
Date : 07-Mar-2017
Rehabilitation of Andaman Bay to Begin – Protecting Marine Species

In a move to help marine resources spawn and rehabilitate with minimised human interference, the local Department of Fisheries has declared that commercial fishing will be off limits in the Andaman Bay. The ban which came into effect on 1st April, 2017 is expected to last for 3 months till 30th June, 2017. Such a […]

By laviniawoolf
Date : 03-Mar-2017