Thailand Welcomes Tourism, Economic Progress, Looks Ahead to 2023 Elections

BANGKOK — After two years of battling the COVID-19 pandemic and facing political unrest, Thailand is looking ahead to general elections and a bumper year for tourism in 2023.   Experts say the elections could promote further economic growth and create stability for the kingdom.   While facing economic setbacks due to the pandemic, Thailand […]

Best of CES 2023: High-tech eyebrows and a boba tea robot

Tech companies showed off their latest products this week at CES, formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show, with new developments in video as well as lifestyle enhancements with beverage and makeup gadgets.   Crowds of investors, media and tech workers have streamed into cavernous Las Vegas venues to see the latest tech from big […]

Rules for air passengers arriving in Thailand between January 9th and 31st

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has issued a set of seven rules which will apply to all non-Thai arrivals between January 9th and 31st.   The rules are as follows:   Non-Thai passengers who are 18 or older must present documentation confirming they have received two COVID-19 vaccine doses or a doctor’s certificate […]

“You buffalo!” How this animal became an insult in Thai

“Ai Kwai!!!” literally translated as “you buffalo”, as in “you idiot”, is one of the most common insults in the Thai language.   In light of a recent controversy, where the permanent secretary of Thailand’s Interior Ministry called his subordinate “as stupid as a buffalo”, have we ever wondered why we have to use a […]