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  1. Farang husbands providing massive boost to economy in Isaan KHON KAEN:-- A study recently carried out by Khon Kaen University has found that foreign men who are married to women from Isaan have boosted gross domestic product in the region by almost 9 billion baht. The findings of the study, which looked at the impact foreign husbands have on the economy in the north east of Thailand were unveiled by Asst Prof Kalapapruek Piwthongngam, from the Faculty of Management Science at the E-saan Centre for Business and Economic Research, reports Daily News Online. According to the study, after a woman from north east Thailand gets married to or engages in a long term relationship with a foreigner, on average she will normally send approximately 9,600 Baht per month back to her family in the region. This money is normally used to help the family with living expenses, purchasing food, paying for utility bills and education. The study also found that on average, the wife and foreign husband will normally return to the wifes family home in the region at least once a year, sometimes staying for as long as one month, which results in a dramatic increase in financial spending in the local area. This increase in spending is mostly seen in the automotive, retail and wholesale sectors, as well as in the local property market. The purchase of household goods, personal items and gold also normally increase during this time. The E-saan Centre for Business and Economic Research also estimated that this spending helped to create nearly 747,000 jobs in the region. The centre found that increasingly more women aged between 20 and 40 years old from the north east are marrying foreign men, with a definite trend developing, according to Asst Prof Kalapapruek. The study found that most foreign men marrying women from north east Thailand came from the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland. -- 2014-10-22
  2. Cheap Charlie Chinese tourists causing "significant" damage to marine life on Koh Lipe, says expert Image: Sanook A Thai guardian of the coral reef has blamed irresponsible Chinese tourists for damaging the marine ecosystem on the paradise southern Thai island of Koh Lipe. Nanthaphon Denben of the Reef Guardian group said: "Over the last two or three years the Chinese have brought jobs and income to the island. But they have also brought bad behavior. They are responsible for significant damage to the marine life in the Tarutao national park". Among the things that have happened are tourists grabbing sea urchins, chasing protecting fish trying to stab them and taking sea vegetation. They have even taken starfish to decorate their bedsteads back at their bungalows and hotels. Also they use rowing boats at low tide with the oars snapping beautiful coral. They also step on the coral, he said. "Many of these tourists have no guides to warn them about their behavior," said Nanthaphon. "They want to do tours as cheaply as possible on their own but are ignorant about environmental protection". He said many don't or cant understand the English signage in the area of the park. Source: https://news.sanook.com/5368543/ -- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2018-02-17
  3. US and Thai marines slurp snake blood and eat scorpions in a jungle survival programme as part of the two nations' annual Cobra Gold war games.
  4. Online 90 day reporting available from April 1st BANGKOK: A spokesperson for Thailand’s Immigration Bureau has confirmed the new online service for 90 day reporting will be effective from April 1st 2015. Col. Worawat Amornwiwat confirmed on Thursday that foreign nationals in Thailand will now be able to report their address via the Immigration Bureau’s website, rather than having to attend their local immigration office in person or send the notification by registered mail. Col. Worawat said the new service has been introduced as part of Thailand’s integration into the ASEAN Economic Community and will provide more convenience for foreigners staying in Thailand. Foreign nationals staying in Thailand can make their 90 day report online by completing the form at https://extranet.immigration.go.th/fn90online/online/tm47/TM47Action.do or by visiting the main ]Immigration Bureau website Whilst the new service of online 90 day reporting is likely to be largely welcomed by many expats and foreign nationals residing in Thailand, the downside is that the service is only currently available via Microsoft’s Internet Explorer - a web browser which Microsoft has recently said it will replace as part of the launch of Windows 10 later this year. Immigration officials have said that the online 90 day reporting service will hopefully be available on other web browsers at some point in the future but have not given any further indication of when this will be. After being originally announced in February there have been various discussions[/size on the Thaivisa Forum related to online 90 day reporting, with some expats raising concerns about the security and efficiency of the system being able to service what is an important requirement for foreign nationals who live in Thailand. ******************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** Update Immigration has changed the address for the online reporting. The new one is https://extranet.immigration.go.th/fn90online
  5. This unappetizing fried chicken is proof of why we should stop the charcoal food trend We’ve seen charcoal sandwiches, spaghetti, ice cream, and waffles, but this charcoal fried chicken from a Japanese chain restaurant in Bangkok may be proof that the hipster food trend has gone too far. A dish reviewed by Food Stylist Channel’s Facebook page is going viral in Thailand this week. It featured questionable and unappetizing charcoal battered chicken wings from Katsu King. Full story: https://coconuts.co/bangkok/food-drink/unappetizing-fried-chicken-proof-stop-charcoal-food-trend/ -- © Copyright Coconuts Bangkok 2018-02-21
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  7. Visa credit cards now accepted at all 7-11 outlets All 7-Eleven convenience stores nationwide now accept Visa credit-card payments. The announcement comes as the Bank of Thailand plans to allow commercial banks to set up banking agents in order to provide financial-service points that are closer to people’s homes than branch operations. Many observers speculate that 7-Eleven has the potential to be a banking agent providing financial transactions such as deposit and withdrawal services, as well as small-amount payment services for retail – or individual – customers. Suripong Tantiyanon, country manager of Visa Thailand, in a statement on Tuesday described the partnership between Visa, Thai Smart Card and 7-Eleven as “an important chapter in the digital transformation of commerce in Thailand”. The Visa payment programme was first piloted in the Kingdom last year in selected 7-Eleven stores with high tourist traffic, and has since gradually branched out across the country, according to Visa Thailand’s office. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30339343 -- © Copyright The Nation 2018-02-21
  8. What price a child's safety? School says they have no budget after drain accident Parents at a Chonburi school are outraged after repeated efforts to get a drain repaired ended in a serious accident yesterday. Ten year old Prawanwit Phuangthong was running around after school when his left leg got trapped in a large hole in a drain next to one of the buildings at the Ban Chak Nork school. An elder pupil helped him before the medics arrived and managed to cut him free. The parents said this was not the first accident and they had told the school to do something about it. But they allegedly told the parents they didn't have a budget to pay for that. Source: http://www.tnamcot.com/view/5a8d48c3e3f8e420a54378e7 -- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2018-02-21
  9. Bigwigs gather and declare Mae Sot has the worst pollution in Thailand Disaster Mitigation officials, the military, medics and other authorities gathered in the border area of Mae Sot to declare that the area was the worst polluted place in Thailand. They came to the Mae Sot airport to witness one of the answers to the problem - shooting lots of water droplets up into the air to bring the dust crashing down to earth. Firemen were also on the scene to blast lots of water into the smoke and dust particles. Following this the army from Region 9 took everyone up for an exciting helicopter ride to see the extent of slash and burn farming. It was deemed a great success, said Sanook. -- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2018-02-21
  10. Will 7-Eleven Pick Up Where Thailand’s Banks Leave Off? BANGKOK — In the past year alone, 7-Eleven has wooed consumers with cashless payments and wowed them with draft beer machines – though the latter was killed before the foam settled. Coming soon to the ubiquitous convenience store chain that millions rely on for midnight snacks, utility payments and caffeine doses? Cash deposits and withdrawals, say regulators. It’s a move an economist described as the natural next step in the evolution of financial services as banks scale down branches and personnel. Word that 7-Eleven could start offering banking services surfaced a week ago when senior Bank of Thailand official Daranee Saeju said an upcoming regulatory change would clear the way for the convenience stores to launch deposit and withdrawal services. Full story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/business/2018/02/21/will-7-eleven-pick-thailands-banks-leave-off/ -- © Copyright Khaosod English 2018-02-21
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  12. Vejthani Hospital becomes one of the most certified hospitals by Joint Commission International, USA Vejthani Hospital, a private quaternary hospital in Bangkok, has received 5 Clinical Care Program Certifications from Joint Commission International, USA that accredits the top-tier hospitals with highest patient safety. BANGKOK, Thailand - Feb. 21, 2018 Vejthani Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand has bagged one of the highest numbers of Clinical Care Program Certifications (CCPCs) internationally from Joint Commission International (JCI) that accredits the top-tier hospitals with highest patient safety. Vejthani Hospital, one of the most certified among Thai hospitals — has received 5 CCPCs, as corroborated by WorldHospitalSearch.org, an online directory of JCI accredited hospitals published by JCI, USA. Vejthani Hospital’s clinical care programs for Diabetes Type II, Heart Failure, Hepatitis B, Knee Replacement, and Lumbar Decompression and Fixation have received JCI CCPC. Two of them in the field of orthopedics makes a popular patients’ claim that Vejthani Hospital is ‘The King of Bones’ plausible. Vejthani Hospital is the first hospital in the world to receive Hepatitis B CCPC and the first in Southeast Asia to receive Lumbar Decompression and Fixation CCPC. JCI CCPC is awarded in the recognition of rigorous standards of patient health care and safety. Patients can rest assured that the medical programs at Vejthani Hospital encompass the strict criteria in patient safety, delivery of clinical care, overall patient support, and more. JCI is the world's largest international organization that collaborates with medical institutions to improve patient safety and healthcare quality through educational initiatives, publications, advisory services, and international accreditation and certification. JCI accreditation is regarded as the Gold Standard in the healthcare sector. As a JCI accredited facility, Vejthani Hospital has demonstrated the following distinctions: A deep commitment to high-quality care A culture of safety for patients, visitors, and staff A willingness to undergo rigorous preparation and a survey Care delivery based on leading, evidence-based practices Leadership in continuous compliance with exacting standards Vejthani Hospital achieved the international JCI accreditation and received the Gold Seal of Approval® that symbolizes world class top-tier healthcare in 2010 and re-accreditations with the Gold Seal of Approval® in 2013 and 2016. The current accreditation is valid until 18 March 2019. Vejthani Hospital has also been recognized twice as the best Thai service enterprise with national Prime Minister’s Export Award in 2011 and 2017.
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  14. Thailand Live Thursday 22 Feb 2018

    EDITORIAL When the last straw falls By The Nation The Bangkok sisters ‘overreacted’ to a pickup blocking their driveway – until we heard the reasons why The drama over vehicles illegally parking in front of a Bangkok family’s house is just the latest example of everyday bickering among people who have to live together in this big congested city. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1026118-when-the-last-straw-falls/
  15. Thailand Live Wednesday 21 Feb 2018

    What price a child's safety? School says they have no budget after drain accident Parents at a Chonburi school are outraged after repeated efforts to get a drain repaired ended in a serious accident yesterday. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1026084-what-price-a-childs-safety-school-says-they-have-no-budget-after-drain-accident/
  16. Thailand Live Wednesday 21 Feb 2018

    Bigwigs gather and declare Mae Sot has the worst pollution in Thailand Disaster Mitigation officials, the military, medics and other authorities gathered in the border area of Mae Sot to declare that the area was the worst polluted place in Thailand. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1026081-bigwigs-gather-and-declare-mae-sot-has-the-worst-pollution-in-thailand/
  17. Muse Pass: Enter 63 Museums Nationwide For 299 Baht BANGKOK — Museums about snakes, rubber and Chinese sarongs have been added to an all-access pass to 63 museums on sale now for 299 baht. For the sixth year, the Muse Pass is being sold to the public to encourage visits to Thailand’s cultural institutions. This year’s incarnation includes several additions including specialty museums and more sites outside of the capital including the Siam Serpentarium, Rubberland Pattaya and Peranakan Phuket Museum. The pass, on sale now through September, is good for one year after date of purchase. The Muse Pass includes discounts for some souvenirs and snacks. Full story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/life/arts/2018/02/21/muse-pass-enter-63-museums-nationwide-299-baht/ -- © Copyright Khaosod English 2018-02-21
  18. Thailand Live Wednesday 21 Feb 2018

    This is why 4G speeds in Thailand lag behind the rest of the world A new report has found that while 4G speeds in Thailand are getting better, they still lag behind many developed and developing countries. Full story: https://tech.thaivisa.com/4g-speeds-thailand-lag-behind-rest-world/27325/
  19. Thailand Live Wednesday 21 Feb 2018

    Will 7-Eleven Pick Up Where Thailand’s Banks Leave Off? BANGKOK — In the past year alone, 7-Eleven has wooed consumers with cashless payments and wowed them with draft beer machines – though the latter was killed before the foam settled. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1026075-will-7-eleven-pick-up-where-thailand’s-banks-leave-off/
  20. Thailand Live Wednesday 21 Feb 2018

    Muse Pass: Enter 63 Museums Nationwide For 299 Baht BANGKOK — Museums about snakes, rubber and Chinese sarongs have been added to an all-access pass to 63 museums on sale now for 299 baht. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1026074-muse-pass-enter-63-museums-nationwide-for-299-baht/
  21. Thailand Live Wednesday 21 Feb 2018

    This unappetizing fried chicken is proof of why we should stop the charcoal food trend We’ve seen charcoal sandwiches, spaghetti, ice cream, and waffles, but this charcoal fried chicken from a Japanese chain restaurant in Bangkok may be proof that the hipster food trend has gone too far. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1026073-this-unappetizing-fried-chicken-is-proof-of-why-we-should-stop-the-charcoal-food-trend/
  22. Thailand Live Wednesday 21 Feb 2018

    Visa credit cards now accepted at all 7-11 outlets All 7-Eleven convenience stores nationwide now accept Visa credit-card payments. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1026072-visa-credit-cards-now-accepted-at-all-7-11-outlets/
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