Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Tag Archives: Thailand

Pakistan becomes visa-free for many foreign tourists

ISLAMABAD: Encouraged by the positive response from foreign tourist organisations and backpackers, Pakistan has now decided to allow tourists from 24 countries to visit the country without visas. According to an official statement issued here on Friday by Pakistan’s Ministry of Interior group, tourists from the UK, the US, China, ...

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Five-day royal funeral of late King kicks off in Thailand

BANGKOK: Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej will receive a lavish send-off this week during a spectacular five-day funeral centred on a cremation at a gilded pyre in Bangkok’s historic heart on Thursday (Oct 26). Steeped in centuries of royal tradition and overseen by strict palace protocols, the elaborate US$90 million ...

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Thailand beauty queen arrested on drugs charges

THAILAND: Former Miss Teen Thailand 2006, Amelia “Amy” Jacobs and her boyfriend, Poonyawat Hirantecha, were arrested in Bangkok on drug related charges. They were arrested at a house. Where police found 70 grams of meth, 16 ecstasy pills, a scale and drug paraphernalia. Sting operation was plotted by 191 police ...

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UK journalist faces Thai jail for carrying protective gear

LONDON: A British journalist faces jail time after he was arrested at Thailand’s main airport with a gas mask and plates for a bullet-proof vest, which police said breached a law that classifies the protective gear as war weapons. Anthony Cheng, who works for Chinese state broadcaster CCTV, was detained ...

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Thailand Lays Out Buffet for Elephants in National Celebration

BANGKOK: Five dozen elephants used their trunks on Monday to scoop up bananas, melons and pineapples from baskets at a special buffet laid on in Thailand’s ancient capital of Ayutthaya to celebrate the national animal. For centuries, elephants carried warriors into battle, took a key role in royal ceremonies and ...

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