Damning English survey ranking leaves Thailand almost rock bottom in the World – Singapore and Philippines lead way in Asia

Damning English survey ranking leaves Thailand almost rock bottom in the World – Singapore and Philippines lead way in Asia Says.com reported on the latest rankings of English Proficiency by a Swedish firm called EF Education First in which the data from 2.1 million test results among non-native speakers was used to compile a 111 […]

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Hotel tycoon Bill Heinecke suggests Thailand charge foreign tourists extra 300 baht per hotel room per night

Hotel tycoon Bill Heinecke suggests Thailand charge foreign tourists extra 300 baht per hotel room per night Hotels in Thailand should charge foreign tourists an extra 300 baht (US$8) per room per night to aid the economy’s post-pandemic recovery, suggests outspoken American-Thai hotel tycoon and billionaire Bill Heinecke. Heinecke is the founder of the Minor […]

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Thailand’s pubs, gas stations, 24-hour stores to close early to save energy if the situation gets worse

Thailand’s pubs, gas stations, 24-hour stores to close early to save energy if the situation gets worse The Energy Ministry of Thailand plans to close pubs, gas stations, and 24-hour convenience stores early to save energy if the situation gets worse. The Permanent Secretary of the Energy Ministry, Kurit Sombatsiri, revealed the conclusions from the […]

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Thailand introduces online visa extension system for Expats

Thailand introduces online visa extension system for Expats Electronic Extension of Temporary Stay (e-Extension) service introduced The Immigration Bureau (IB) unveiled its Electronic Extension of Temporary Stay (e-Extension) service on Tuesday to make it easier for expats to apply for visa extensions. Pol Gen Damrongsak Kittiprapas, the national police chief, said the e-Extension would enhance […]

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Two companies control Thailand’s beer and spirits market; law changes unlikely to greatly affect customer choice

Two companies control Thailand’s beer and spirits market; law changes unlikely to greatly affect customer choice Thailand’s most influential media Thai Rath investigated the history of beer and spirits production in the country. They said that most Thais know that the multi billion baht business is tied up in the hands of two major players. […]

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