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Thomas Keating pleads guilty over jet-ski tragedy

Thomas Keating arriving at Phuket police station with members of his family, and the family of his late girlfriend Emily Collie. Photo: Twitter/@7NewsMelb Bangkok: Victorian man Thomas Keating has pleaded guilty before a Thai court to a charge of reckless driving causing death over a tragic jet-ski crash that killed his partner Emily Collie.

Tourist in Thailand faces prison for feeding fish

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Thailand to India by sea.

Do you mean cruises, or something like a container ship with a cabin you could use? It's a very long distance - Phuket to Chennai or Kolkata are each journeys of over a thousand miles - and a relatively cheap flight on budget carriers, so I doubt there's much passenger demand.

Michael Schlueter has been appointed General Manager at Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers in Bangkok, Thailand

Michael has over 30 years of international hospitality management experience having worked in key hotels throughout Europe and Asia. He started his career with Starwood in 1987 at the Sheraton Frankfurt Hotel, Germany, with 1,026 rooms and has since taken leadership roles in Le Meridien, Westin and St Regis properties.

Thailand: Massive raids lead to seizure of US$85 mil worth of drugs

THAI police have seized drugs worth Bt 3 billion in three major drug busts over last week, national police chief Pol General Chakthip Chaijinda told a press conference at the Royal Thai Police head office in Bangkok. The raids also led to the arrest of suspects allegedly linked to Laos drug kingping Xaysana Keopimpha, according to the Bangkok Post .

Thai tourism ministry seeks to court more Japanese women

Thailand's Tourism and Sports Ministry aims to attract more female Japanese tourists to Thailand because they spend more than men. The ministry will promote activities to make Thailand more attractive to Japanese women, such as muay Thai, meditation, shopping, cookery, textile weaving and organic gardening, Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul said at a luncheon talk entitled, "Empowering Women Leadership in Business and Society", held by Assumption University in Bangkok.

12-year-old boy dead from inhaling store-bought cooking gas

Nakhon Ratchasima: A 12-year-old boy died and his friend was hospitalised after inhaling bottled gas they bought from a convenience store yesterday. Prasit Tangprasert Nakhon Ratchasima: A 12-year-old boy died and his friend was hospitalised after inhaling bottled gas they bought from a in Kham Sakae Saeng district.

The unhealthy season

People pushed the panic button when they heard Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha warned two weeks ago that the spread of the influenza virus this year would be greater than the last. The virus forced two Bangkok schools, Chulalongkorn University Demonstration Elementary School and St Joseph Convent School, to close some parts of the premises for inspection and cleaning after students were found to have been infected.

Unacceptably North Korean

Once again North Korean agents have triggered tensions and outrage in Southeast Asia, this time spilling blood in Malaysia. The killing of Kim Jong-nam last week at Kuala Lumpur International Airport was far beyond the description of a "diplomatic incident".

Weaving a community together

Continuing our female leadership series, Life talks to Sangiam Sawaenglap, who helped turn her rural village in Sukhothai into a model for community-based tourism Villagers of Ban Na Ton Chan community in Sukhothai's Si Satchanalai district describe Sangiam Sawaenglap as kind, caring and diligent. She is the force behind the success of her village, regarded as a role model of community-based tourism and a well-known eco-tourism destination in the North.

Man pleads guilty to killing girlfriend in jetski crash

Boyfriend pleads guilty to causing deadly jetski crash that killed his girlfriend in Thailand - after he handed himself in with her heartbroken family A young Australian man pleaded guilty to recklessly causing the death of his girlfriend in a horror jetski crash in Thailand. Tommy Keating, 22, and Emily Jane Collie, 20, were jet skiing near Kata Beach in Phuket on February 5 when they collided and the young woman was killed.

Traditional Thai cuisine, promoted in Romania by a Thai Food Cooking Class"

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania continues the events related to the development of the cooperation relations with the countries having professional diplomats in our country. A proof of this is the recent event "Thai Food Cooking Class" - the 2017 edition, designed to promote traditional Thai cuisine in Romania and to popularize the culture and the touristic opportunities provided by this country.

Anti-Coal Activists Return to Krabi Confident of Victory

Screenshot of the footage of police Saturday arresting three leaders of an anti-coal protest in front of Government House. Image The Energy Walk Mara Patani, he said, was closely monitoring with concern the ongoing protest in Bangkok by the people of Krabi and Thepa against the proposed coal-fired power plant projects.

Digital content festival in Thailand that you shouldn't miss

During the high season in Thailand in March and April, there's the largest digital content in ASEAN which shouldn't be missed. Besides a wide variety of attractions, beaches, diverse cultures, and foods; especially Songkran Festival to be held on April 13-15, 2017, we would like to introduce Bangkok International Digital Content Festival: BIDC 2017 to be held in Bangkok, Thailand during March 20-24, 2017.

Thomas Keating pleads guilty over Phuket jet-ski tragedy that killed 'soulmate'

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Eyes on Kansai for EEC inspiration

Cranes work at Laem Chabang port in Chon Buri, one of three provinces in the EEC development project. APICHART JINAKUL Japan's Kansai national strategic special zone has come under the spotlight after the cabinet last Tuesday acknowledged a proposal by the National Economic and Social Development Board to apply Japan's special economic zone as a role model in developing the ambitious Eastern Economic Corridor .

SRT considers electric rail to Malaysia

The State Railway of Thailand has been asked to consider an electric train project linking Hat Yai to Padang Besar in Songkhla, said the Transport Ministry. The proposal which was made by the Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning , concerns the double-track railway which would connect Hat Yai district and Padang Besar in Sadao district on the border with Malaysia at a cost of 7.9 billion baht, said Peerapol Thawornsuphacharoen, deputy permanent secretary for transport.

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