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Win a pair of tickets to Mahanakhon Skywalk, Thailand’s highest observation deck at King Power Mahanakhon with Thaivisa

 

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Bangkok has a new, stunning attraction to hit its landscape and it sits on Thailand’s highest observation deck,  314 metres above ground. It is the Mahanakhon SkyWalk at King Power Mahanakhon, located at Chong Nonsi BTS (exit 3).

 

Read more: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1105714-win-a-pair-of-tickets to-mahanakhon-skywalk-thailand’s-highest-observation-deck at-king-power-mahanakhon-with-thaivisa/

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Wan Noor predicts demise of Prayut regime in about a year

By Samatcha Hunsara 
The Nation

 

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WAN MUHAMMAD Noor Matha

 

WAN MUHAMMAD Noor Matha, a former House speaker who now leads an opposition party, sees a gloomy outlook for the new government to be headed by General Prayut Chan-o-cha.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106768-wan-noor-predicts-demise-of-prayut-regime-in-about-a-year/

 

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Giant drains ‘will not prevent floods’

By Chularat Saengpassa 
The Nation 

 

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File photo :Big Tunnel

 

Academic urges BMA to make it mandatory for big condo, office building projects to build underground water banks

 

EVEN with 20 giant drainage tunnels, Bangkok will never be safe from floods, predicts a respected university lecturer. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106771-giant-drains-‘will-not-prevent-floods’-in-bangkok/

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Plans for a stable in sea to protect baby dugong from storms

By The Nation

 

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MARINE PARK officials, veterinarians from the Department of National Parks (DNP) and experts at Chulalongkorn University are looking for ways to protect the recently rescued dugong Mariam from strong waves in the upcoming storm season.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106772-trang-plans-for-a-stable-in-sea-to-protect-baby-dugong-from-storms/

 

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Si Sa Ket man, blocked from gaming, tries to poison family

By The Nation

 

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A 29-year-old man in Si Sa Ket, angry at being forced to stop playing video games at home, attempted to poison his family by pouring pesticide into the household water container, his mother has revealed.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106777-si-sa-ket-man-blocked-from-gaming-tries-to-poison-family/

 

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Grab sees higher growth with more services in Myanmar

By Khine Kyaw 
The Nation 
Yangon

 

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Cindy Toh, Grab’s country head for Myanmar, at the firm's office in Yangon.

 

With more people in Myanmar getting used to using mobile applications in their day-to-day activities, Grab Holdings Inc is fully confident that it will enjoy a healthier growth in the months to come, according to Cindy Toh, Grab’s country head for Myanmar.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106778-grab-sees-higher-growth-with-more-services-in-myanmar/

 

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Let’s speak Thai

By SOPAPORN KURZ 
SPECIAL TO THE NATION 
BERLIN

 

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Thai teachers from 11 countries in Europe participated in the 9th annual meeting of the Federation of Thai Language and Culture Teachers in Europe which was held recently in Berlin, Germany. /Photo by Sopaporn Kurz

 

A network of teachers living all over Europe discuss the best ways to teach the Thai language and culture to kids of mixed marriages

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106779-teachers-living-all-over-europe-discuss-the-best-ways-to-teach-the-thai-language-to-kids-of-mixed-marriages/

 

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Voices made in heaven

By THE NATION

 

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World-famous tenor Jose Carreras closed out the 2019 edition of Bangkok's 21st International Festival of Dance & Music

 

The World's leading opera singer Jose Carreras accompanied by Irish soprano Celine Byrne will bring down the curtain on the six-week long Bangkok’s 21st International Festival of Dance & Music on October 23.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106780-bangkok-21st-international-festival-of-dance-music/

 

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Thanathorn accused of protecting fishermen who flout IUU regulations

 

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(Photo) Future Forward Party Facebook page

 

Future Forward party leader, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, has been criticized for lacking an understanding of the IUU (illegal, unreported, unregulated)  fishing regulations in his attempt to woo owners of commercial fishing vessels affected by the regulations, because of their illegal fishing practices.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106781-thanathorn-accused-of-protecting-fishermen-who-flout-iuu-regulations/

 

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Poll – Majority want new government to prioritize bread and butter problems

 

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More than 80% of people sampled have identified the addressing of “bread and butter” problems as the first priority for the new government, said Dr. Noppadol Kannikar, director of Super Poll.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106782-poll-–-majority-want-new-thai-government-to-prioritize-bread-and-butter-problems/

 

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UPDATE:

Thailand elected to the ECOSOC for 2020-2022 after 12 year absence

 

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(Photo) ECOSOC Chamber/United Nations

 

In a media statement, released on Friday (June 14th), Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that the country is among four from the Asia-Pacific group elected by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106687-thailand-to-sit-on-ecosoc/?do=findComment&comment=14251819

 

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