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Reaching Out Across The Globe

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Reaching Out Across The Globe

Grad students fro, Thailand finishes a 3 week visit to learn about education in the U.S.A.     They had just spent three weeks experiencing Minnesota education. Now, graduate students from Udon Thani Rajabhat University in Thailand wanted to share a little of their culture with their hosts. As music played, students wearing traditional clothing…

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E-Cigarettes Set To Be legal In Thailand

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E-Cigarettes Set To Be legal In Thailand

Major changes are on the way regarding the use of electronic cigarettes in Thailand.     The excise department will be taxing the devices and vaping liquid leading the way to their use being legal in Thailand.   Many people have criticized the Thai authorities for being behind the times.   E-cigarettes are legal and…

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British Chap Filmed Telling Udon Thani Bar Owner to “F off”

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British Chap Filmed Telling Udon Thani Bar Owner to “F off”

  A British man was filmed being abusive to the owner of a bar in Udon Thani.   Footage of the incident, which was shared to the Expat Info Udon Thani Facebook page on Thursday, shows the lout wearing a green shirt and baseball cap and sticking his middle fingers up at the person taking…

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Thai Roads Need Central Barriers To Minimise Impact Of Accidents: Experts

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Thai Roads Need Central Barriers To Minimise Impact Of Accidents: Experts

Thai roads need central barriers to minimise impacts from road accidents, experts have told a seminar.   Witthaya Chartbanchachai, head of an accident-prevention centre working with the World Health Organisation (WHO), said the issue was discussed during the 13th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion 2018 (SAFETY 2018) in Bangkok. The conference started…

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Leopard Sightings in National Park Point To Success In Rejuvenation Schemes

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Leopard Sightings in National Park Point To Success In Rejuvenation Schemes

A video from the Kaeng Kachan national park posted on Facebook showed an adult leopard walking along a road.     Reporters from Sanook also managed to snap a picture of a leopard in the park.   Park chief Mana Permpoon said that schemes to promote habitat and feeding opportunities for such animals were bearing…

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Thailand Makes Huge Changes To Its Laws On Smoking In Public

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Thailand Makes Huge Changes To Its Laws On Smoking In Public

Smokers nipping outside the front of buildings for a quick smoke will soon be a thing of the past in Thailand.   New regulations issued by the Department of Public Health will force smokers to stay well away from all sorts of public buildings and public areas.   There will be a five meter radius…

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Central Agency Needed To Tackle Rising Road Accidents

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Central Agency Needed To Tackle Rising Road Accidents

International road safety experts have urged Thailand to follow Vietnam’s example by setting up a central agency to directly mitigate the country’s severe accidents problem and create a digital traffic database to enhance traffic-law enforcement.   Some of the world’s top experts and academics gathered in Bangkok on the opening day of 13th World Conference…

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Northern Region Hit By Cold Snap

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Northern Region Hit By Cold Snap

Upper parts of Thailand are experiencing cold conditions, with Doi Inthanon National Park shrouded this morning in a veil of frost. Visitors to Doi Inthanon National Park in Chiang Mai province are welcomed by morning frost and temperatures which range between 1 and 15 degrees Celsius. In Nong Khai province, Sky Wall, one of the…

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What Exactly Is 7/11?! Now One Has A Restaurant And Another Has Toilets

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What Exactly Is 7/11?! Now One Has A Restaurant And Another Has Toilets

The 7/11 convenience store chain ubiquitous in Thailand now has a restaurant in one of their stores, according to the SSBN site on Facebook. 7/11’s expansion into new markets was seemingly never ending, said the poster. The 7/11 pictured was in Bangkok at Prachasongkhro Soi 23. Patrons could eat in or take food away. There…

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Thailand’s English Proficiency Is Getting Worse: Study

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Thailand’s English Proficiency Is Getting Worse: Study

A new study has revealed that English proficiency in Thailand is getting worse.   The latest EF English Proficiency Index (EF EPI) ranks Thailand in 64th place out of 88 countries, with an overall ranking of ‘low proficiency’.   In 2017, Thailand ranked in 53rd place out of 80 countries.   Regionally, central Thailand, which includes Bangkok,…

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