Category: News

Green Line BTS extension open for free trial

The BTS Skytrain has opened its Green Line extension from Bering to Samut Prakan for free use from now to April 15 2019. Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-ocha chaired the launch of the line’s four month trial period, during which travel will be completely free for the public. The 13 kilometer extension is to be…

NLA launches book on royal teachings as state marks the birthday of HM the late King

The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has unveiled a book of royal teachings to do with sustainability, reflecting His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s initiatives. NLA President Pornpetch Wichitcholchai joined in giving alms this morning (December 5) alongside NLA members and staff of the Senate and Parliament offices to mark national Father’s Day, observed on…

Influx of Indian tourists expected over the next decade

Tourism from India will increase markedly over the next ten years. This prediction from the head of the Association of Thai Travel Agents, Wichit Prakorpkoson. By 2028 he says he expects 10 million Indian visitors each year. About Chinese tourism, the ATTA chief say he expected the numbers to slow from previous trends but there will still…

BMA to increase fine for motorbikes riding on footpaths

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will increase the fine for motorbikes riding on walkways from 500 baht to 1,000 baht, as the problem persists. From December onwards, BMA officials will be authorized to enforce the new fine without having to give violators a warning. Deputy Bangkok Governor Sakonthee Phatthiyakul reiterated the BMA’s determination to return…

Pancreatic cancer survival rates are extremely low — around 9% for five years and around 1% for 10 years — and haven’t improved significantly in the past 40 years. But 13-year-old Rishab Jain is determined to change these statistics with his AI-based tool, PCDLS Net, that improves pancreas tracking during radiotherapy. Jain won the 2018…