Rehearsals of royal barge procession
<br>Oarsmen practice bare rowing under Rama VIII Bridge on Friday in preparation for the royal barge procession along the Chao Phraya River, Bangkok. </br> <br>The royal barge procession will be organised for a royal krathin ceremony on...

Longer visa-free visits to Thailand will attract Hong Kong business, tourists, despite killings
HONG KONG: Thailand's decision to extend the duration of visa-free visits for Hong Kong residents will strengthen business ties and attract more people from the financial hub to the country, despite a murder-suicide involving six people in Bangkok, industry leaders have said.

Thailand remains major source of drugs smuggled into S.Korea
Thailand continues to lead in illicit drug seizures by South Korean authorities this year.

Chinese Peranakans in Southeast Asia are proof there can be gains amid cultural loss
HONG KONG - When someone says they are going to Phuket, a reel in your head starts playing images of beautiful beaches, seawater so clear you can see your toes, that gorgeous bay with the limestone karsts whose name you cannot recall, and humans of all shapes and colours laid out in the sand.

Thais place faith in lucky charms amid slow economic growth
Thailand has been witnessing a booming market for goods related to religious beliefs and superstitions since the Covid-19 pandemic as the country deals with slow growth, with social media platforms prominent in marketing them.