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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…

PM in Kanchanaburi to kick off farming program ahead of visits to France, Singapore and Papua New Guinea

– Thailand’s Prime Minister has traveled to Kanchanaburi province to visit a Thai paper factory built on crown property and to issue policies on safe and sustainable farming after previously speaking on ways to address traffic congestion. After this week’s Cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-ocha revealed that he had ordered the Ministry of…

Dussehra festival celebrated in Bangkok, Thailand

Hindus perform a ritual during a Dussehra celebration in downtown Bangkok, Thailand, October 19, 2018. Hindus in Bangkok joined a series of festivities on Saturday evening to observe Dussehra, a major Hindu festival marking Lord Rama’s victory over Ravana, the ten-headed demon king. Sri MahaMariAmman Temple located at Silom road in Bangkok #Dussehra festival celebrated…

Travelers Spend More Money in Thailand Than Anywhere Else in Asia

It’s the fourth-most-profitable tourism destination in the world. Just more than a year ago, I ate at Nahm, in Bangkok—and walked out after paying barely $60 for a tasting menu that currently ranks 49th on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. My grand, five-star hotel, the Anantara Siam, with its gilded murals and landscaped courtyards,…