Road safety needs fixing

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The Bangkok Post

Dr Waraluck Supawatjariyakul, an ophthalmologist for the Faculty of Medicine at Chulalongkorn University, should have celebrated her 34th birthday yesterday. Instead, it turned out to be her funeral rite. Dr Waraluck was hit by a high-powered motorcycle as she walked across a Phayathai Road pedestrian crossing on Friday afternoon. Severely injured at the scene, she was pronounced dead shortly after being rushed by ambulance to a hospital. The case has become a high-profile road accident that has shocked society. A viral video clip shows the bike driver, Pol L/C Norawich Buadok, nonchalantly br… Read more about Road safety needs fixing

Dealing with loss

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The Bangkok Post

A little girl looks at an ambulance which comes to take her mother to the hospital. Sadly, the mother, who has Covid-19, does not return home. During her time of sadness, the little girl has a doll, which her mother gave her, to keep her company. As time goes by, the girl gradually gets over her loss, but she feels that her mother is always a part of her life. This is a story in children’s book Tukta Khong Look (A Daughter’s Doll) by Preeda Punyachand, published as a part of a project by the Thai Health Promotion Foundation and the Creative for Reading Cultural Promotion Foundation. The projec… Read more about Dealing with loss

Biz groups push for Public Service Act changes

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Philippine Star

Louella Desiderio – The Philippine Star January 24, 2022 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — A broad aggrupation of Philippine and foreign business groups is pushing for the ratification of the amendments to the Public Service Act before Congress goes on recess on Feb. 5 for the election campaign. The appeal was made in a joint statement by the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Australian-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce Philippines, British Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Dutch Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, European … Read more about Biz groups push for Public Service Act changes

DoubleDragon to bring Hotel 101 abroad

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Philippine Star

Iris Gonzales – The Philippine Star January 24, 2022 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — DoubleDragon Corp., of tycoon Edgar “Injap” Sia II is looking to bring its Hotel101 concept outside the Philippines and make it the country’s first homegrown Filipino global hotel chain. The global patent application of Hotel101 condotel concept has already been filed, Sia told The STAR in an interview. The expansion will be done through partnerships and joint ventures with other developers abroad, possibly in the region and then to Europe and the US. “We aspire to make Hotel101 the first homegrown Filipino ho… Read more about DoubleDragon to bring Hotel 101 abroad

Safety tips from the Thai government for Chinese New Year celebrations

The government has offered some advice to Thais of Chinese descent on how to celebrate the Chinese New Year safely amid the increasing spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. They advise that people should plan ahead for the purchase of items to be used in seasonal rituals, spend as little time as possible shopping and […]

Bangkok announces continued closure of entertainment venues

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) announced today (Saturday) an extension to the closure of entertainment venues, such as pubs, bars, karaoke bars, until further notice. The announcement is in line with the decision of the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) to keep night entertainment venues closed due to concern that their reopening could result in a surge of COVID-19 infections, by the Omicron variant in particular. Eateries which meet the SHA PLUS standards, as set […]